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Gov't eyes lower or no fees to switch mobile carrier with same number

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About friggin time!

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ugh!!

its 20+ years late.

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I can't believe they've been getting away with that 3000Y MNP fee to begin with.

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The government also wants to make such online applications possible 24 hours a day, it said.

What ! Online and it isn't 24/7 and they considering, in which year are we, maybe not 2020 but early 80's

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Now, to get this service in English..and a few other languages.

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Let’s see what 5ge next PM does. Bye bye Dear Leader.

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mobile number portability has been free in many countries for many years.

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I just recently ditched SoftBank for Ymobile. Had to pay the MNP fee and a cancellation fee for a contract that had automatically renewed without my knowledge, even though I didn't get a new shiny phone when they rolled it over. Had to pay close to 12k to make the switch! Thieves. Still, that'll pay for itself within 3 months and then I'll be saving 6k/month.

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Still, that'll pay for itself within 3 months and then I'll be saving 6k/month.

Agreed. I ditched Softbank at the end of my contract which prevented them rinsing me for 10,000 yen or so. The minor hassle of switching to an MVNO company (Iijmio) has saved me probably 200,000 yen in the last 3 years or so. Plus I don't have to visit the Softbank Shop of Doom ever again.

I tried to persuade my missus to bin Docomo but its all a bit mendokusai for her, which I think explains why 90% of people are still getting ripped off by the big three.

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I tried to persuade my missus to bin Docomo but its all a bit mendokusai for her, which I think explains why 90% of people are still getting ripped off by the big three.

Yeah, it was complicated. By design I'm certain. My wife and I did it at the same time. Between her contract and mine I'm now saving close to 9k/month, so well worth the short term pain. Kicking myself I didn't do sooner.

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Yeah, it was complicated. By design I'm certain.

I didn't find it that tricky. I liked the way that you can renew your MNP number free of charge if you are a bit slow changing providers. And I like that as soon as I started with my new operator, my contract with Softbank was automatically terminated and sorted; I didn't even have to speak to them. The 3000 fee didn't bother me that much.

The hardest part was setting up the contract for the new operator. My J-go is pretty adequate, but there always seems to be something that needs redoing after you click that 'Submit' button. Usually it involves some minor discrepancy in the way that your credit card name and ID names are written.

Kicking myself I didn't do sooner.

I hear you on that.

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I just recently ditched SoftBank for Ymobile. Had to pay the MNP fee and a cancellation fee

The perverse thing is that Ymobile is owned by SoftBank, so they were not losing a customer.

I faced the exact same problem when switching from AU to UQ last year. But like you said, it is worth it in the long run.

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