Is there a direct number or email I can contact about changing my landline number please? I have tried calling 150 from my landline but none of the options really fit and I just keep getting redirected back to the main menu or online. Thanks.
I follow this with interest as I have very recently returned to the Virgin fold, having abandoned my Virgin landline number some years back. I decided that I would take advantage of a recent promotion by Virgin to restore my landline capability mainly on the proviso that I could have my ‘old’ number back. Several agents checked and assured me that it would be no problem, other than I would have to wait several days after installation for the number to be transposed. I was given a ‘temporary’ number by the engineer to use in the meantime. Two days later I receive a text informing me that the required number has been disconnected by the provider and I was to resort to using the ‘new temporary’ number. Is the system that inflexible in this day and age or was it just easier to ‘palm me off’, with an implausible text?
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Sorry to see of the confusion caused over your landline services.
Can you please elaborate on the part where you say "has been disconnected by the provider" - are you referring to a different company when you state this or are you referring to Virgin Media?
If this was a different company, I'd advise going back to them to see if they can regain the phone number and re-active your phone line so we can port the number over to Virgin Media.
If you were referring to business you've done with Virgin Media only, my understanding is that if a customer has our services and then disconnects the phone line, we cannot guarantee the phone number would return to the customer, if they chose to reconnect it at a later date.
It phone number be released and eventually picked up back another customer as all landline numbers are eventually recycled.
Forty years ago when we moved to our house we had a BT number.
Years past and we had that number transferred to our, what was then our NTL account; now Virgin. That was used over many years, and then we left Virgin and dispensed with out landline, as many people did then, with the onset of mobiles.
Having now returned to the fold, I was assured that retrieval of the original number was possible as it appeared not to been taking up,
The text message stated the the number requested had been disconnected by the provider. Now I assumed that the provider was NTL / Virgin, but maybe it was BT. Would they still have a right or control of the number even after all these years?
From what you have describe the number was originally a BT number and then transferred to VM, when you disconnected the phone the number would have gone back to BT and then after a short period of time will be handed back to openreach to go back in the pool of available numbers.
I am sorry but the info you were given was not right, The ofcom rules are quite clear, that a number can only be ported if it is active.
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