Transfer your mobile number from O2 to EE Mobile

Leaving O2

How to switch from O2 and transfer my number to EE Mobile

Ask for your Port Authorisation Code (PAC) from O2 customer services by contacting them, either from your 02 mobile phone on 4445 for Pay As You Go, or 202 for Pay Monthly contracts. Alternatively from a landline: dial 0344 8090222 for Pay As You Go customer Service or 0344 8090202 for Pay Monthly customer Service.

If you wish to use the 'text-to-switch' service, simply SMS text PAC to 65075 free from your O2 SIM to request a PAC code by text message and begin the porting process.

  • O2 will provide your Porting Authorisation Code (PAC) 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 O2 online account settings will remain active until your number has been ported over to the new network. After the transfer is complete, your account will be automatically closed.

While you wait for your Port Authorization Code from O2, get the best EE Mobile offer for you. Many of these exclusive mobile phone deals are only available online, directly from the network providers listed here.

Got your PAC code from O2?

Provide your PAC code from O2 to EE Mobile online who will then be able to port your existing phone number from O2. 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 existing phone number and be unable to port it over. Once you give your new network provider your PAC code, your old billing account will be closed automatically when your 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.

Joining EE Mobile

How to switch to EE Mobile and keep my O2 number?

First get your EE Mobile 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 O2 mobile phone number you want to keep.
  • The Porting Authorisation Code (PAC) from your previous O2 network.
  • The expiry date of the PAC number (valid for 30 days from the date of issue).
  • The temporary mobile number from your new EE Mobile SIM card activation.
  • You may also need the new EE Mobile SIM card serial number found on the back.

Phone EE Mobile on 150 from your EE SIM, or on 07953 966 250 from another phone and provide them with your PAC code from your previous network provider. Alternatively, you can complete the number transfer to EE online.

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 EE Mobile signal on your mobile phone screen. This will indicate that the transfer is complete, and you can now use your existing phone number in your new mobile network provider.

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About EE Mobile

EE (previously Everything Everywhere) is a British mobile network operator, Internet service provider and a division of BT Group. EEE was established in 2010 as a fifty-fifty joint venture between Deutsche Telekom and Orange S.A. (formerly France Télécom) through the merger of their respective T-Mobile and Orange businesses in the UK.

EE is currently the largest mobile network operator in the UK, with around 30 million customers and the largest operator of 4G services in Europe. All EE support calls are answered within the United Kingdom or Ireland, and you can easily manage your account either with the "My EE" mobile app, in store, or using the online chat.

About O2

O2 is a mobile network operator and telecommunications services provider in the United Kingdom, under the company name of Telefonica UK Limited. The company was originally formed in 1985 as Cellnet by the BT Group and was one of the earliest mobile phone networks to launch in the UK, and later rebranded as O2 UK.

02 is one of the largest network operators in the UK and provides 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G services to millions of customers in the United Kingdom, as well as to other mobile virtual network operators (MVNO).