Hi, I have moved from EE to Virgin, and the phone number was supposed to be moved over and existing broadband cancelled. However, Virgin have not moved over my number (we have a new number) and not contacted EE to cancel the old broadband. Cannot get through to customer service. Can anyone help? Thanks
The process of landline porting is not really explained in any detail when you sign up
The blurb tells you "Want to bring your landline number with you?....sure you can" without giving you the details of what you need to ensure you do for a successful port and also what the process entails.
I moved from Sky
Was told various versions of what would happen by the tech installer , the text helpline and the never never land which is the offshore call centres and none of the information was correct or informative
Assuming you asked for a number port when you signed up it will take 10 days from your install date
It can NEVER happen on the day when your Virgin is installed just in case there is an issue with the install
Because you are moving from EE, they work on a different system to what Virgin does which is why it takes longer, in this case, 10 days, as there are a few things that have to align behind the scenes to allow this.
You will have 2 lines your existing and your new Virgin number
What happened with me was a couple of days after my install, I had a letter from Sky confirming they had a request from another provider to take over my landline and broadband and indeed gave me the date the switch would happen. This was exactly 10 days after my install date
My Sky letter also told me that once the switch happens, this automatically cancels both those services with sky
Virgin cannot cancel your landline/broadband with EE, the cancellation "should" happen as a consequence of a successful number port which is what happened with me and Sky. I assume it is a similar situation with EE?
What I did was plug in a phone on the Virgin hub and left another phone on my sky line
Once the phone on my Virgin hub rang 10 days later I knew the switch had happened and checking my Sky line, this indeed was now dead
Maybe you will get a similar letter from EE that I got from Sky in the next few days
If after 10 days from your install the number has still not been ported, then that may indicate something is not right
It is VERY IMPORTANT that your existing EE landline is still running and you have not put in a cancellation request with EE because if there is a cancellation request from you to EE to cancel the phone line then it is almost certain that the number port will fail and you may lose the ability to keep that number
My apologies for the confusion here. I can see from checking the system the number port is in progress. You'll also need to contact the old provider and cancel any other service you had with them (the landline should cancel when you port the number across)