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EE" target="out">iPhone 5S Shortages

Short supply of the latest Apple EE" target="out">iPhone has left mobile networks frustrated and concerned

Several networks said that stock of the latest premium model - the 5S - was severely limited in the UK, and would be likely to cause disappointment.

None of the networks contacted wanted to be identified over worries they could be further disadvantaged when supplies were replenished.

Apple told the BBC it did not comment on stock levels.

However, networks contacted by the BBC pointed out that supplies of the new 5C, a lower-cost phone and newcomer to Apple's range, were plentiful.

Insiders from two of the companies told the BBC they suspected Apple was trying to drive sales of the cheaper 5C model, but that their own figures suggested customers had been hesitant to place orders.

Apple has prevented networks and retailers from allowing customers to pre-order the EE" target="out">iPhone 5S.

The new EE" target="out">iPhone 5S is currently available, with good stock levels, from:
The Carphone Warehouse

News article from BBC Technology News

And do not forget that you can KEEP your existing mobile phone number if you decide to switch mobile phone operators. All you need is your PAC code. Use our handy tool on to obtain your PAC code.



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What is an PAC code?

An porting authorisation code, or PAC code, allows you to transfer your existing mobile phone number from to another mobile phone provider so that if you change mobile phone networks you do not have to give everyone a new number... You can keep your existing mobile phone number. The process is termed mobile number portability, or number porting. It's quick, FREE and very easy to do - follow the instructions here for full details on how to port your mobile phone number to a new network provider.

NOTE: You can purchase your new phone contract and then obtain your PAC code. It is not essential to have your PAC code prior to purchasing your new phone. However, you will need your PAC code if you want to keep your existing phone number (i.e. transfer your current number to your new provider). Use our handy tool above to obtain your PAC code.

PAC codes are FREE.

To keep your mobile phone number when switching to another mobile phone network, use our handy tool to obtain your PAC code. Just select your current and new phone provider click OK and you'll receive full instructions for obtaining your PAC code.