by Charlesp98
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How do I stop my number from being recycled while abroad for several months?

Hi. I've been in Canada for nearly 3 months and I want to make sure I don't loose my UK number as I'm back in the UK in 5 weeks. I switched to pay as you go when I left.

 

For some reason I can't send a text/call from my EE sim here to show some activity (apparently I have to register for international calls with the local network provider but their number doesn't work). How can I make sure i don't lose the number?

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by Star Contributor
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Re: How do I stop my number from being recycled while abroad for several months?

Hello and welcome to EE's community.

Number hibernation occurs after 179 days so as long as you made chargeable use prior to going abroad then you will be fine.

 

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by Star Contributor
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Re: How do I stop my number from being recycled while abroad for several months?

Hello and welcome to EE's community.

Number hibernation occurs after 179 days so as long as you made chargeable use prior to going abroad then you will be fine.

 

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