Vodafone Transfer of Ownership is very helpful in case you want to transfer your number and account. The move of ownership process is simple and can be done online too. But you must follow some Company guidelines before making a shifting request.
Want to take your mothers connection or want to take ownership of a Vodafone number of a company? Well, then this transfer of ownership feature from Vodafone comes in handy.
This facility from Vodafone is very helpful as it let you shift your account to another person or Company, and they take the responsibility for paying bills and other terms of the contract.
In this way, you can take full control of the account and agreement that you have transferred.
Vodafone Ownership Transfer
Both Vodafone personal and business mobile numbers can be transferred to any number. However, there are certain rules that you need to follow while making the transferring.
Some of the general rules apply for both business and personal accounts and numbers are as follows:
The connection should be at least 03 months old. You cannot apply for a new account for transferring.
Make sure all the outstanding dues connected with the number applied is cleared and confirmation received from Company.
The receipt must be above 18 years of age. So double-check and do not try to give your number to any minor.
It is always advisable to check if the account is active at the time of application. Inactive applications are liable to get rejected.
How to Complete Vodafone Transfer of Ownership
For transferring any mobile connection from personal to personal or from business to personal use, you need to fill up a form. The form can be found on the Vodafone website.
Now, let us know how to fill up the form for initiating the ownership transferring.
If you want to shift your personal Vodafone number to a different Vodafone account holder, do the following:
- First cross-check the person or Company with whom the transfer needs to be made. Always keep in mind the company rules and do not try to override the rules.
- Go to the Vodafone UK website and check out this form.
- Select “mobile account”
- Select “transfer from Personal account”
- Fill the details of “current account holder” and after that fill the “proposed new account holder” details.
- Submit the form.
- Check email for a confirmation from Company.
For transferring any business account or number the form remains the same. The rules for this are as follows:
- Go to Vodafone transfer form page.
- Find the “mobile account” option
- Select “transfer from the Business account”
- Click on the company option and place the current account details. And fill the proposed member details.
- Submit the form.
As mentioned above it is easy to shift either a business or personal Vodafone account to a different user. However, it has a little change as mentioned below:
Person to Person Broadband
For transferring any Vodafone broadband connection from person to person, the same steps can be applied. Fill up the form and submit it.
Person to Business or Business to Person Broadband
For transferring a business broadband connection to the personal account, you need to contact the company with the details.
For this, you can call 08080 034511 (free if called from UK mobiles and landlines). Do not fill the form as the company will not entertain this request.
Transfer on Change of Address
Do not fill this form if you want to make a move home request or you want to shift your connection to a new address. For this follow the company’s guidelines for move home.
Credit Check Required?
When you apply to take over any Vodafone number, remember that the Company will perform the credit check before accepting the said request.
If you are the person who is requesting for taking over the number, make sure that your credit score is good enough for the process to complete without any delay. For checking your latest credit score you can check Experian.
Got bad credit? Well, do not worry. You can contact the support staff and ask if they can find a solution and help to change the ownership.
Documents to be Submitted
For Vodafone change of ownership, some documents submission is mandatory along with the application. For easy reference a list of all documents that need to be submitted are as follows:
1. For Limited and LLP Companies
For this type of company, the following documents are required (photocopy accepted)
- Purchase order
- Proof of Identity
- Bank Statement or Utility Bill
2. Sole Traders & Partnerships
For sole traders and partnerships, the following documents are required:
- Proof of Signature & Identity
- Address Proof
- Purchase Order
3. For Individual
The following documents are required from consumers when they request a transfer of ownership request:
- Proof of Identity
- Proof of Address
Since the change of ownership, the process involves some work and credit checks you cannot expect the same to be completed within a day.
For personal consumers, it will take a minimum of two days for the change to be completed. When it is done, the company will inform you.
While for business, it takes a little longer and you can expect it to be completed within 10 working days. Also remember, all the documents that you submitted should be the latest ones and not older than 03 months.
As per Company terms, there is no fee involved while making a Vodafone change of ownership request. Having said that, it is advisable for users to clear their outstanding dues before applying the transfer request.
What after Transfer
After the move of ownership of the Vodafone and contract, you will be the sole owner of the account with no strings attached to the old user. It is your number and all correspondences will come to you only.
So, it will be your duty to pay the bills in time and follow the terms and conditions of the agreement.
It is recommended to check the agreement properly so that there is no lapse on your part. Should you want to upgrade the Vodafone account you should wait at least 90 days following the transfer date.
Vodafone transfer of ownership is easy if you know the rules and fill the requisite form properly. Giving false information to the company may result in rejections and hence fill the details properly.
Also, keep the move timelines in mind while making a change in ownership. In case of any doubt, while filling up the form, you can always reach out to support staff for help.
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