Noob porting question [Solved]

I am in the process of porting out from Boost into Optus and back to Boost.

As this is the first time I am a bit unsure how porting works.

Do I need to actually put in the Optus sim card for it to port? At Optus store they initiated the process but it won't go through until Monday AM.

Secondly do I need to activate a plan with Optus ie add value to the plan. I just got a $10 plan but I'm fairly sure that wasn't necessary.

Thanks so much!

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    Why are you doing that?

    I don't any more but I used to get whatever sim was cheap at Coles or Woolies and transfer that way, use up the credit for the month and then repeat. You don't need to go into an Optus shop to make it work.

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    I'm porting out and in again to get the extra data for Boost (they don't give you any recharge sweetener for existing customers)

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    No, you shouldn't need to put in your new sim card for the port to occur. With the notice from Optus, both companies will pretty much do their own thing behind the scenes and you'll get an email/SMS from the new company when the porting is complete. You can then put your new sim in and start using it.

    That's how I remember it at least, others please correct me if I'm wrong :)

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      Thanks and that is what I was hoping was the case - one less step 😁

      For next time I only need to buy the $2 Optus sim card and don't need to buy a $10 recharge?

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        https://offer.optus.com.au/shop/prepaid-mobile-broadband/sim...

        This suggests that a recharge is necessary to activate the sim.

        There may be cheaper options available to you - Vodafone and their resellers, Optus' resellers.

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        For next time I only need to buy the $2 Optus sim card and don't need to buy a $10 recharge?

        You don't even need to buy it, order this for free and activate it over the live chat.
        If you activate it over the live chat you do not need to recharge

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          Definitely sounds like a good option for next time. However given that I have the SIM and have purchased (albeit unnecessarily) the $10 recharge - do you think I need to put in the SIM for the porting to complete?

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            @quincymac: I am not entirely sure, I think you need to receive an SMS with a code to confirm the port, I could be wrong, I haven't had to port in years.
            If someone could confirm/deny that would be amazing

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              @CC123: correct.. providers will sent the OLD sim a confirmation SMS that you need to acknowledge. This is to avoid identity theft

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                @supasaiyan: I haven't done one recently, but I always got one that said that they got a transfer and if you didn't do anything they would transfer it in an hour.

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                  @Daabido: not with telstra at least, if you don't acknowledge the sms, it'll get rejected

                  the whole point of the sms to your old provider, is to confirm that you are the actual owner of the service

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    It appears I have hit a snag. Boost have said that I need to port out for 28 days before I can port back? Has anyone experienced this before?

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    Just closing this one out now. It turns out I was able to port back after a day with Optus.

    It seems computer said no as there wasn't a day separating my original account from my new account. Kind of a database issue as I understood it

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