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Mobile Phone/Dongel - another question

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If you have a sim card through e.g Vodaphone, and want to swap network provider to e.g Etisalat, is it possible to do so and keep your existing mobile number?

The same with dongels for internet connection, although that is probably less of an issue than changing phone sims.


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Re: Mobile Phone/Dongel - another question

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HEPZIBAH wrote:If you have a sim card through e.g Vodaphone, and want to swap network provider to e.g Etisalat, is it possible to do so and keep your existing mobile number?

The same with dongels for internet connection, although that is probably less of an issue than changing phone sims.
I believe it is - with phone numbers.

Definition of Mobile Number Portability (MNP) :

Mobile number portability (MNP) is the process of transferring (porting) your mobile phone number from one mobile phone network provider (i.e. mobile operator) to another. You may want to do this if you wish to sign up to a new mobile phone provider (i.e. mobile operator) and keep your original mobile phone number, thus saving you the inconvenience of updating your contacts with your new telephone number. Mobile number porting is becoming increasingly popular worldwide due to the savings that can be made by switching mobile phone providers (i.e. mobile operator) in order to get a better mobile phone tariff.

Mobile Number Portability Offered by 3 Mobile Operators in Egypt.

Mobile Operators in Egypt:
Vodafone Egypt
Mobinil
Etisalat Misr

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Thanks newcastle, I recall at one time it wasn't possible. I've no intention of changing my Egyptian phone/sim provider but it's always good to know that change should be possible without too much disruption if necessary.
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I don't know if its still available, but one time you could ''buy'' your own preferred number if it was available. Vodafone used to do this.
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HEPZIBAH wrote:
The same with dongels for internet connection, although that is probably less of an issue than changing phone sims.
I have used my Egyptian Vodafone dongles with Danish and Italian sim cards.

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BENNU wrote:
HEPZIBAH wrote:
The same with dongels for internet connection, although that is probably less of an issue than changing phone sims.
I have used my Egyptian Vodafone dongles with Danish and Italian sim cards.
I've never thought about doing that. I know I tried to put more credit on mine at the Vodaphone shop in the UK and I couldn't do that. When I first got my dongle I would leave it in Luxor with a friend who would make sure that it was used occasionally and credit was always on it so that it was 'open' and ready for my use whenever I visited. The last time I did that was a time when I really could have done with it with me in Luxor airport as I couldn't connect there and there was a long delay and misinformation about flights because of a sandstorm. After that I always brought the dongle back with me but that has meant having to go to the Vodaphone shop each time I return and sorting it out.
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