How to switch from T-Mobile and transfer my number
T-Mobile customer services can be contacted by either dialing 150 from a T-Mobile SIM, or 0207 362 0200 from another phone, to request your "Port Authorisation Code" (PAC) at the same time that you give your notice of leaving TMobile.
If you wish to use the 'text-to-switch' service, simply SMS text
65075 free from your T-Mobile
SIM to request a PAC code by text message and begin the porting process.
- T-Mobile 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 T-Mobile 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.
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Got your PAC code from T-Mobile?
Provide your PAC code from T-Mobile to your new mobile network operator who will then be able to port your existing phone number from T-Mobile. 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.
Which mobile network are you switching to?
Select the mobile network to join from the list for further instructions on how to port and keep your number when you switch mobile service providers.