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Can I keep my mobile number if I switch provider?

Mobile phone in handYes and you can now transfer your existing number to a new mobile company in just one working day.

To transfer your number you have to contact your original provider and ask for a Porting Authorisation Code or PAC.

The PAC enables you to transfer your number to another network. The PAC must be issued to you immediately over the phone or within two hours by text message.

Your PAC is likely to be a nine digit code and is valid for 30 days.

Contact your new chosen mobile provider and give them your PAC.

Mobile contact numbers

Mobile contact numbers

3 0843 373 3333

O2 08705 678 678

Orange 0800 079 2000

T-Mobile 0845 412 5000

Tesco Mobile 0845 301 4455

Virgin Mobile 0845 6000 789

Vodafone 08080 044 423