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How to upgrade using the app or My Account


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We’ve got a great range of the latest smartphones here at iD, even if we do say so ourselves.

That’s why we recommend that you regularly check if you’re eligible for an upgrade. If you are, you can get your hands on the latest all-singing-all-dancing flagship handset, and be the envy of your mates.

Here’s how to check if you can upgrade:

  1. Log in to your app or My Account.
  2. Go to the 'My Account' page.
  3. If you're eligible you'll see a tile that says 'You can upgrade to a new handset!' You can then select 'Upgrade now' to proceed with your upgrade. If you can't see that tile, you still might be eligible to upgrade. To find out, scroll down to 'Manage my plan' and select 'Check if I can upgrade'.

The type of phone and plan you can upgrade to depends on your current plan, your credit rating, and also what we’ve got available.

Have you got a burning upgrade question? Then post it below.

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Ive just upgraded to a new phone but it is using a different number. Is there anyway I can transfer my old ID number to my new phone?

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Hey @Doddsey372,

If your order has been allocated with a new number, then it is likely that a new contract was bought rather than an upgrade and as such, there is no way of moving the number from one iD Mobile plan to another I’m afraid. You may be best returning the new order and then upgrading your existing contract.

You can view our returns policy here: https://www.idmobile.co.uk/help-and-advice/returns-cancellations

Ryan

So I'm on a monthly rolling SIM only and pay £7.00 a month, I'm eligible for an upgrade on Friday so the app says. The last 6 monthly payments have been on time so can I get a latest handset or just what you offer me?

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So I'm on a monthly rolling SIM only and pay £7.00 a month, I'm eligible for an upgrade on Friday so the app says. The last 6 monthly payments have been on time so can I get a latest handset or just what you offer me?

 

Hello @sabram8690, all upgrade deals are exclusive to your account so we can’t advise on what you’ll be eligible for. Simply log-into the app once eligible and check the upgrade section for your deals. If you’d prefer to call our Sales Team to discuss on the phone, you can do this also.

 

Mohammed

So is there a chance the latest phones will be available 

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Hey @sabram8690,

I have responded to your other post here in regards to your upgrade query.

Ryan

I can't upgrade my phone via app or website. I can add phone to basket but it kicks me back to My Details stating: these details can't be edited at this stage as we need to use the details held on file for eligibility purposes. Head to edit my profile to change your details.

I obviously cannot call up, tried resolving through chat but no joy and a bit frustrating as my mobile is not working very well so upgrade much needed. Any ideas please? 

 

 

 

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@Porsh78 

Sorry to hear about this. 

Can you please send me your name address and mobile number via private message. 

I will get this looked into for you.

 

Regards 

Aklima

I had the same issues as Porsh78 above and eventually managed to upgrade using a Private Browsing window. I noticed my old address was still on file and so updated that in my account before upgrading and successfully completed the process; however today I got an email saying it had been cancelled due to internal security checks. I’m an existing customer so that seems strange! My only thought was that the address hadn’t fully updated, so I’ve tried putting the order through again but I’d appreciate you looking into it.

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Hi @katycarlisle 

Can you please send me a private message with your name address and number?

I will look into this for you.

 

Regards 

Aklima 

I also have the same problems as Porsh78 and katycarlise.  Cheers.

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@Crazycrane 

Can you please send me a private message with your name address and mobile number. 

Regards 

Aklima 

Hello, I am also having the same issues as Crazycane, Porsh78 and katycarlise with upgrading please could you help

Thank you

@Porsh78

Sorry to hear about this. 

Can you please send me your name address and mobile number via private message. 

I will get this looked into for you.

 

Regards 

Aklima

Thanks for the response, how do I private message? 

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Hi @Porsh78 

I have sent you a private message. 

Please access the message using the email link or click on your account setting > private message.

Hope this helps. 

Aklima 

Hi, I'm eligible for an upgrade, however the upgrade id suggests for me is nowhere found once I click on the upgrade now button. It takes me to the upgrade options, but the option suggested is not listed under the smartphone.

Thank you

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Hi @NathanV 

Welcome to the iD Community.

I’ve sent you a direct message with further information.

Pearl

Hi There,

 

My wife upgraded to a Huawei P30 lite a couple of months ago and HATES it…

 

I’m now due an upgrade too. If I upgrade to a Samsung A51, will we be able to swap the SIMs over, so that she can use my Samsung and I use her Huawei?

Thanks, Aaron 

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Hi @G1zmo 

Yes you will be able to do this as the phones come unlocked. 

Hope this helps. 

 

Aklima 

Many thanks, Aklima!

Hi can someone help me am eligible to an upgrade but it's not showing all the phones how should i choose the phone that its not on the app?

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Hi @dominko12323 

Please contact Live Chat team and ask to speak to the sales team.

They’re available between 9am – 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am- 6pm Saturday and Sunday.

Unfortunately, were working on a reduced staff due to COVID-19, and the team are extremely busy, so the Live Chat button may not always appear as `available`. If so, it may be a matter of waiting on the page, until the button appears blue, indicating that an agent is available. No need to refresh the page, this will happen automatically.

Aklima

I'm wanting to upgrade my phone with the new plan suggested. I've never done this before so can you tell me how I transfer the apps and information from my old phone to my new one.

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Hi @petey65 

Welcome to iD Community.

Here, is everything you need to know about Upgrades.

In regards to transferring your app, you will need to do a back up on your phone. 

Can you confirm what phone do you own?

Thanks, 

Pearl

 

I have a Samsung Galaxy J3. My reccomended upgrade is to a Samsung Galaxy A51. I have only added a couple of Apps to my phone. Will I have to take out my sim card and place it in the new phone? Will it give me instructions how to do so. Please excuse my ignorance. 

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