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Best deals to Keep UK mobile number in Portugal ??????

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 VIMS
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We have a business in the UK and have moved recently to Portugal.

Our SIM provider only offers roaming deals and when that period is over, using my UK number for calls from and to UK numbers becomes very expensive.

Does any body know any company that lets you keep your UK number and gives good deals for calling and texting from here?

Thanks.

Gabriele

 

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1pmobile hasn't kicked me off, and I haven't been in the UK since February 2020. I got it over a year before relocating, so was set up and used for a while in the UK, and do the required minimum top-ups. It's no frills, and I don't use it for data, so can't comment beyond calls/texts.

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 VIMS
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@thomasribatejo Thanks very much. I shall look into this.

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 FAJ
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I use 3

Unlimited calls/texts/data 

Portuguese as well as UK numbers

I've only been here 3 weeks though! 😆 

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 VIMS
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@faj Thanks ! Good luck with that!   Maybe message me again, when something changes with your  3 account.   I will still check it out though.

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I have been using 3 since August 2020...

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It took about a year for Three to contact us to give us an ultimatum...  No UK network, to my knowledge, officially allows you to take your number abroad indefinitely, so you will always be risking being cut off in due course.

However, if a UK number is important, consider renting a Skype number, which can be a local or national number.  It appears to be a regular UK phone number, but rings as a Skype call to your computer, phone, etc.  Provided you set it up "as from the UK", and keep up the annual fee, there doesn't seem to be a time limit on keeping it.

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 VIMS
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@thomasribatejo 

Thanks for this! It might be worth considering , if no regular mobile company works.  Be well.

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