Sym12345
Level 2: Rookie

Optus porting now at 3 weeks

Porting of number from optus post paid to boost prepaid (telstra). Stuck now for 3 weeks (march 13th). Have confirmed fault is with telstra not optus. Its currently sitting with the telstra IT backend team, who dont appear to be doing anything. Have spoken multiple times to the porting team who say its out of their hands. The boost sim actually recieves messages and calls but can make any, optus sim is still active. I have already raised with the TIO having spent over 10 hours back and forth with boost/telstra to no avail. This includes being told twice to go out and buy new sim cards for boost to reactivate again before now being told the original port will be eventually fixed. Boost have activated a new sim with credit while the issue gets fixed but i am still paying for optus so still using that sim. This is ridiculous that in a first world country something simple like this can take so long. Do telstra expect us to put up with this?

 

UPDATE: Boost sim now not recieving and calls or messages or calls. Optus sim still working but wont recieve telstra calls specifically. Have again confirmed with optus that no issues at their end. Very frustrated.

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Luke_Groves
Level 6: Bloodhound

Re: Optus porting now at 3 weeks

Hey @Sym12345 


While porting from one provider to another is usually pretty seamless and painless sometimes with systems as complex as they are issues can arise. 

Generally form past experience once an issue has been passed into Telstra’s internal backend IT team it’s a complex issue that can take some time to resolve. 

In most circumstances if your Optus sim is still working it generally means something has not aligned properly during the port process. Once your Optus sim generally stops working is then when it would be activated in the other providers system. 

Luke |
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Sym12345
Level 2: Rookie

Re: Optus porting now at 3 weeks

Thanks for your reply. Main issue i have is that i can't receive calls or messages from calls or messages from telstra/boost numbers. 

Luke_Groves
Level 6: Bloodhound

Re: Optus porting now at 3 weeks

If you are having issues after it has activated with Telstra you will have to troubleshoot with the faults team: fix.Telstra.com

Luke |
Moving House: https://www.telstra.com.au/moving-house
Got a Fault: https://fix.telstra.com/
Need Contact: https://www.telstra.com.au/contact-us
Sym12345
Level 2: Rookie

Re: Optus porting now at 3 weeks

the new boost sim has not been activated yet, I cant receive Telstra calls on the optus sim which is still active. 


Sym12345
Level 2: Rookie

Re: Optus porting now at 3 weeks

Still nothing, calling every second day and not getting anywhere. The Telstra porting team is sympathetic but it is out of their hands, the boost and Telstra complaints teams really don't understand the issue and keep making me go around in circles. 

 

Latest I have been told to get Optus to swap sims, despite being told by both Optus and the Telstra porting team that it wouldn't help. Went out and bought a new Optus sim (I now have 3 boost sims and 2 Optus sims) and spent a couple of hours getting it transferred and still having the same issue. 

 

Very frustrating that I still cant receive phone calls or texts from Telstra. TIO has been updated and are now in the process of allocating a case officer. 

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