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Standard User Discus
(experienced) Sun 16-Nov-14 20:31:38
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When Sky T&C's conflict with Ofcom


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I have been looking to leave Sky, but want to take the phone number with me. I have asked an ISP some questions, but in the meantime have read that Ofcom states:

18.1 The Communications Provider shall provide Number Portability within the shortest possible time, including subsequent activation, on reasonable terms and conditions, including charges, to any of its Subscribers who so request.


However, when trawling through Sky t&c's, the following is stated:

4. Telephone numbers and transferring your number

4.1 You accept that you do not own any telephone number we make available to you. You agree not to sell or transfer any number provided to you or to advertise it in or on a BT phone box.


The number was originally provided by Sky and we are out of contract. Has anyone successfully ported a Sky generated phone number to another provider's network?

Thanks

Mark

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sun 16-Nov-14 22:06:06
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Re: When Sky T&C's conflict with Ofcom


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Where's the conflict?


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Standard User Galoka
(regular) Sun 16-Nov-14 22:34:18
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Re: When Sky T&C's conflict with Ofcom


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In reply to a post by Discus:
However, when trawling through Sky t&c's, the following is stated:

4. Telephone numbers and transferring your number

4.1 You accept that you do not own any telephone number we make available to you. You agree not to sell or transfer any number provided to you or to advertise it in or on a BT phone box.


The number was originally provided by Sky and we are out of contract. Has anyone successfully ported a Sky generated phone number to another provider's network?


I think that means yiou don't have the right to to say sell the number to someone else. The transfer it mentiosn is not the transfer of the number to BT - they do that you don't.


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Standard User TheEulerID
(regular) Mon 17-Nov-14 08:48:03
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Re: When Sky T&C's conflict with Ofcom


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"You agree not to sell or transfer any number provided to you or to advertise it in or on a BT phone box."

The only numbers you see advertised in a BT phone card tends to be prostitute calling cards. I wonder what they are saying?

nb. I suspect those rules only apply whilst the service is provided by Sky. It doesn't seem to preventd transferring the service and number to a different service provider.
Standard User Discus
(experienced) Mon 17-Nov-14 15:15:15
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Re: When Sky T&C's conflict with Ofcom


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Thanks to everyone that replied constructively. It seems I read the conditions differently to others and am pleased to say the ISP have confirmed there is no problem taking my telephone number with me smile

Cheers

Mark

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