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Can you number share with a sim plan?

I am considering getting an apple watch and want to number share but am unsure if I can do it with only a sim plan or once my current phone plan no longer requires me to pay off the phone (would only be paying the data)?

I wouldn't be buying the watch through Optus - just wanting to number share.

Does anyone know if this is possible?

 

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Re: Can you number share with a sim plan?

There's no difference for plans before or after you pay off the phone. Plans are a totally separate contract to the payment for the phone. So if you've paid yours off then you are now just on the exact same (data) plan as before. So if you could number share then, you can number share now.
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Re: Can you number share with a sim plan?

Hi @Emma_96, is your mobile service with Optus as well? You can number share your watch with a sim only plan or a month to month plan with us. Our watch $10 plan comes with number share included. You just pair with your Optus mobile as cellular and you are good to go. Please refer to our Number share → support page for more info. 


However if your mobile service is with another provider then you need to confirm if they support number share and if any charges apply from their side.


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Re: Can you number share with a sim plan?

Hi,

Yes currently my phone is with Optus however my plan is about to come to an end and I was just going to switch to a month to month sim plan for my phone. I wanted to make sure that I could still do the $5 a month number share (for my watch) with a month to month sim plan for my phone (not a month to month plan for my watch).
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Re: Can you number share with a sim plan?

HI @Emma_96 yes you can still continue with the $5 / month number share on your mobile even after your contract finishes and you change to the new sim only plans.


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Re: Can you number share with a sim plan?

I don’t currently number share - am checking to see if that is a possibility - even if I aim to go onto it once my plan no longer includes phone repayments or if I chose to go onto a different sim only plan.
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Re: Can you number share with a sim plan?

Hi @Emma_96 if you are referring to your specific current mobile plans then we need to look into your account. However we don`t have access to customers account on this public forum. In general yes it is still possible. You are best to speak with our support team via the → messaging service to look into this for you.


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Re: Can you number share with a sim plan?

" even if I aim to go onto it once my plan no longer includes phone repayments or if I chose to go onto a different sim only plan."

That's not a relevant factor. Just organise number sharing now. There's nothing else you need to do other than pay the $5 extra a month.
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