Get BT Mobile PAC code to keep my number & transfer to Orange network

Keep my BT Mobile number

How to get a PAC code from BT Mobile & transfer my number to Orange

Contact BT Mobile to request your your PAC (Port Authorization Code) by dialing 150 from your BT Mobile or 0800 800 150 from another phone or +44 179 359 6931 from abroad.

If you wish to use the 'text-to-switch' service, simply SMS text PAC to 65075 free from your BT Mobile SIM to get your BT Mobile PAC code by text message and begin the porting process.

  • BT Mobile will provide your PAC code (Porting Authorisation Code) either by SMS text message, via email, or over the phone if you contact them.
  • A PAC number is valid for 30 days. If you don't use it within thirty days it will expire and you will need to request a new one.
  • Your BT Mobile account will remain active until your number has been ported over to your new Orange network. After the transfer is complete, your old BT Mobile account will be automatically closed.

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Got your BT Mobile PAC code?

Provide your PAC code from BT Mobile to Orange who will then be able to port your existing BT Mobile number. They will tell you what day the transfer is due to take place (usually within 48 hours).

Important: Do NOT cancel your SIM only or mobile contract before switching, otherwise you may lose your current phone number and be unable to port it over. Once you give Orange your BT Mobile PAC code, your old BT Mobile billing account will be closed automatically when your mobile phone number is successfully ported over.

Note: Credit on Pre-Pay / PAYG (Pay-As-You-Go) accounts cannot be transferred over and so any remaining credit balance will be lost after the switch is complete. If you have any credit left, one good option is to donate it to a charity by SMS text message before porting your number.

Transfer my number to Orange

How to switch to Orange and keep my BT Mobile number?

First get your Orange package and activate your new SIM card.

Once you have done that, get the following information ready to follow the step-by-step instructions:

  • Your old BT Mobile mobile phone number that you want to keep.
  • The BT Mobile PAC code (Porting Authorization Code) from your previous network.
  • The expiry date of the PAC number (valid for 30 days from the date of issue).
  • The temporary mobile number from your new Orange SIM card activation.
  • You may also need the new Orange SIM card serial number found on the back as an additional security check.

Call Orange on 07973 100 980 and give them your PAC code. Or call Customer Services on 980 from your Orange handset.

Orange will then confirm with you the switch date and what will happen on the transfer day, when your original number will be automatically ported over.

Note: You may lose network service for a short period on the day of transfer. If this happens, turn your phone off and on occasionally, until you see the Orange signal on your mobile phone screen. This will indicate that the transfer is complete, and you can now use your old phone number in your new mobile network provider.

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About Orange

Orange UK was a mobile network operator and a former internet service provider in the United Kingdom, launched in 1993. In 2000, it was purchased by France Télécom (now Orange S.A.), which then adopted the Orange brand for all its other mobile communications activities.

Orange UK has since merged with Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile UK to form a joint venture, EE. EE continued to operate the Orange brand until February 2015, when new connections and upgrades on Orange tariffs were withdrawn. Existing Orange customers who wish to upgrade must switch to an EE tariff when their contract term ends, or can choose to remain on their existing Orange tariff without renewing.

Orange Network Features

2G Network Coverage: Yes

3G Network Coverage: Yes

4G Network Coverage: No

5G Network Coverage: No

WiFi Calling: No

4G Calling (VoLTE): No

Data Rollover: No

Tethering Allowed: No


About BT Mobile

BT Mobile is a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) provided by BT Consumer and running on the EE network (which is now owned by BT Group following an acquisition that completed in January 2016).

BT Mobile is currently a SIM-only service, and operates alongside BT Business Mobile which is provided by the BT Business division.

BT Mobile Network Features

2G Network Coverage: Yes

3G Network Coverage: Yes

4G Network Coverage: Yes

5G Network Coverage: Yes

WiFi Calling: Yes

4G Calling (VoLTE): Yes

Data Rollover: No

Tethering Allowed: Yes