by zaab Contributor
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PAYG handset upgrade through a 3rd party

Hello, what are requirements for the payg account to be eligible for a handset upgrade? Age of the account or the time that has passed from the latest topup? I have recently transferred a number to my EE payg account, would the upgrade eligibility be resetted to a fresh start because of the transfer? 

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by Grand Master
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Re: PAYG handset upgrade through a 3rd party

Nowt to do with it as far as I know. You simply need to pass a credit check.

 

Apply here: SWITCHING TO PAY MONTHLY ,

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by zaab Contributor
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Re: PAYG handset upgrade through a 3rd party

A credit check 😮 on a payg account 😮

by Grand Master
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Re: PAYG handset upgrade through a 3rd party

I read it you wanted to switch from PAYG to a new phone contract with EE. What exactly are you trying do?

 

You can buy a new phone from somewhere else & just stick your EE PAYG SIM in it.EE don't care what device you put it in.

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by zaab Contributor
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Re: PAYG handset upgrade through a 3rd party

Buy a new handset via Carphone Warehouse as an payg upgrade. 

by Grand Master
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Re: PAYG handset upgrade through a 3rd party

There's no such thing as a PAYG upgrade. You just buy a handset & put your existing PAYG SIM in it. If it doesn't fit you can take new phone & old SIM into an EE shop & they'll transfer number, any SIM contacts & credit if applicable to a replacement SIM of correct size for free or order a replacement SIM online at https://explore.ee.co.uk/Order-a-new-SIM for £1.50.

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by zaab Contributor
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Re: PAYG handset upgrade through a 3rd party

IMG_20190403_182525.jpgSo what is this?

 

So what is this?

by Ace Contributor
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Re: PAYG handset upgrade through a 3rd party

@XRaySpeX  CPW do PAYG upgrades it allows the customer to buy the device without the initial top up.

by Grand Master
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Re: PAYG handset upgrade through a 3rd party

Ah, by PAYG Upgrade CPW means it will sell you a SIM-less phone so you put your own existing SIM in it. If you compare them with the same PAYG New phones you will see they don't include the "Plus £10.00 Top-up".

 

This is specific to CPW & as far as I know EE don't operate this. Any rules will be CPW's but I can't see that they will care about how long you've had your existing phone or when you last topped-up. They just wanna sell phones.

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by Grand Master
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Re: PAYG handset upgrade through a 3rd party

@David : So I see but EE doesn't. I just call it buying a SIM-Free phone outright. They needn't be destined for PAYG but could equally be for SIM-Only contracts.

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