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Standard User pinuk
(newbie) Thu 01-Mar-18 20:26:43
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Unable to transfer number out from Sky LLU ADSL


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Hi,

I have been trying to move my elderly mothers broadband from Sky to TalkTalk. However, when I start an order on TT's website it advises she would need a new line and phone number. This also happens with John Lewis broadband.

Has anyone got any idea why this is the case? I know that she is on Sky ADSL and Sky Talk so is on an LLU ADSL line. However, I didn't realise this would mean she wouldn't be able to move elsewhere without loosing current phone number!

Thanks!
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 01-Mar-18 21:34:13
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Which provider supplied the phone number before?

When ordering are you picking the path that lets you say you have an existing phone line?

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Standard User pinuk
(newbie) Thu 01-Mar-18 21:50:00
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Phone number originated from Origin broadband. I am entering my mother’s number in to the TalkTalk website when ordering. It asks me to confirm the house number she lives at and then advises:

“We have been unable to transfer your number across to TalkTalk, but we have found a line at your address which we will activate. You won’t need an engineer visit and you’ll receive a new phone number in the post.”

I tried contacting Sky (their call centre is closed today) and I contacted TT customer services who told me to speak to TT sales who were not interested in speaking to me unless I placed an order with them over the phone (which I didn’t want to do). Typical!


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 01-Mar-18 21:54:04
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Re: Unable to transfer number out from Sky LLU ADSL


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Okay it may be that Origin does not have porting agreements in place.

If originally number was a BT one then should be no problem

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Standard User pinuk
(newbie) Thu 01-Mar-18 21:57:39
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Number originated with Origin but was ported to Sky without issue. It’s now I am trying to move from Sky to TT (or elsewhere) that I am having an issue. Why would it matter what Origins porting agreements were at this point?
Standard User uno
(knowledge is power) Thu 01-Mar-18 22:10:09
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Because the porting agreement still has to involve the original range holder.

What does https://www.telecom-tariffs.co.uk/codelook.htm say for the owner of the range?

Matt

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Standard User pinuk
(newbie) Thu 01-Mar-18 22:19:11
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It says the original operator is BT.
Standard User uno
(knowledge is power) Thu 01-Mar-18 22:20:26
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That should rule out being a porting agreement problem.

Has the number ever been with Talk Talk before?

Matt

Edited by uno (Thu 01-Mar-18 22:22:10)

Standard User pinuk
(newbie) Thu 01-Mar-18 22:24:49
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No. Just Origin and then Sky.
Standard User uno
(knowledge is power) Thu 01-Mar-18 22:27:09
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As to why, only they could really tell you.

Might be that Origin used Talk Talk and they can't re-import your number again but it's really hard to say from the limited information their site provides.

Matt

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Standard User pinuk
(newbie) Thu 01-Mar-18 22:35:31
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Strange thing is, John Lewis broadband (Plusnet) also advise a new phone number was required during ordering. It’s very strange!
Standard User uno
(knowledge is power) Thu 01-Mar-18 22:36:28
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Rules out the first theory.

Would be interesting to know why.

Matt

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Standard User pinuk
(newbie) Thu 01-Mar-18 22:42:03
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Yes I would love to know! Strangely, PlusNet themselves advise the following during ordering:

“You don't have a compatible phone service. To use our broadband you'll need to take one of our Home Phone packages.

You can keep your current number and your existing service should carry on working until you've switched over”

However, given JL say the opposite i’m not sure I trust this!
Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Fri 02-Mar-18 09:49:02
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What is the BT website showing?
Standard User pinuk
(newbie) Fri 02-Mar-18 11:31:03
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On the BT site I get:

"Thanks for choosing BT
Here are the results of the line check.
null"

When I continue on I am advised a new number is required as follows:

"Good news we've found an existing service at this address that we can easily takeover and activate for you! This is the easiest way to start a new service with BT.
Or you can choose to get an additional line installed, you'll need an engineer visit.

Do you want to use the existing phone line?

Yes
We'll contact the current owner of the line, transfer it to you and give you a new phone number. A connection charge may apply.

No
I understand there is an existing line at the address but I want an additional line"
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