PAC codes or Porting Authorisation Codes will allow you to keep your telephone number when you move from one UK mobile phone network to another. The code itself should contain 3 letters and 6 numbers.
The PAC code procedure has changed several times through its history, largely due to the need to provide a better and speedier service for consumers who are changing mobile phone networks.
There are several things you should know about the process so let’s take a look at the PAC code process here.
First of all find the best mobile phone deals with Mobilephones.com and wait for your brand new handset to be delivered. You may also get your PAC code from your existing network, the telephone numbers are listed below.
Next, complete the online PAC code form with your new network or call them if no online form is available. You will need to know your old telephone number, the temporary telephone number delivered with your new phone and the new SIM card number supplied along with the new phone. The forms and telephone numbers are also listed below.
To get your PAC Code simply contact your existing network. To keep things simple the contact information you may need is listed below.
O2 Pay Monthly – 08448 090202 or 202 from your phone
O2 Pay as you Go – 08448 090222 or 4455 from your phone
Vodafone Pay Monthly – 08700 700191 or 191 from your phone
Vodafone Pay as you Go – 08700 776655 or 191 from your phone
Orange Pay Monthly – 07973 100150 or 150 from your phone
Orange Pay as you Go – 07973 100450 or 450 from your phone
Three – 08707 330333 or 333 from your phone
EE – 07953 966250 or 150 from your phone
T-Mobile – 08454 125000 or 150 from your phone
Virgin – 08456 000789 or 789 from your phone
To make keeping your telephone number as easy as possible we have placed below direct access to the online PAC code forms or telephones numbers.
O2 – Keep my number form
Orange – Call 0800 3762285 or 150 from your new mobile phone
Three – Bring your number to Three form
EE – Call 07953 966250 or 150 from your new mobile phone
T-Mobile – Call 08454 123123 or 150 from your new mobile phone
Virgin – Call 08456 000789
Written by: Michael Brown