Porting your mobile number from TalkTalk Mobile to The People's Operator

Leaving TalkTalk Mobile

How to switch from TalkTalk Mobile and transfer my number to The People's Operator

Contact TalkTalk customer services to request your PAC (Porting Authorisation Code) by dialing 2883 from your TalkTalk Mobile or 0345 172 0088 from another phone. Your TalkTalk Mobile will remain active until your number has been ported over to your new network. After the transfer is complete, your account will be automatically closed.

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

  • TalkTalk Mobile will provide your Porting Authorisation Code (PAC) either over the phone, by SMS text message or via email.
  • A PAC code 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 TalkTalk Mobile account will remain active until your number has been ported over to the new network. After the transfer is complete, your TalkTalk Mobile account will be automatically closed.

Many of the exclusive mobile phone deals are only available online, directly from the network providers listed here. While you wait for your Port Authorization Code from TalkTalk Mobile, get the best The People's Operator offer tailored to you.

Finally, provide your PAC code to your new The People's Operator mobile network operator who will then be able to port your existing phone number from TalkTalk Mobile. They will tell you what day the transfer is due to take place (usually within 48 hours).

Important: Do NOT cancel your contract before switching, otherwise you may lose your existing phone number and be unable to port it over. Once you provide your new network provider with your PAC code, your old account will be clsoed automatically once the 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 before porting your number.

Joining The People's Operator

How to switch to The People's Operator and keep my TalkTalk Mobile number?

The first step is to select your The People's Operator deal and receive your new SIM card.

Once you have done that, ensure you have the following information ready:

  • Your original mobile phone number you want to keep.
  • The Porting Authorisation Code (PAC) from your previous TalkTalk Mobile network.
  • The expiry date of the PAC number (valid for 30 days from the date of issue).
  • The temporary mobile number from your new The People's Operator sim card.
  • You may also need the new SIM card number found on the back.

Call The People's Operator customer service team on 500 from your TPO mobile or 0333 313 7760 from any other phone to provide them your PAC code, TPO mobile, and the phone number you want to keep. The Peoples Operator will then arrange the transfer for you. Alternatively, you can send them a message online with all the necessary details.

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 The People's Operator 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 The People's Operator

The People's Operator (or TPO) is a mobile virtual network operator that provides mobile phone services in the United Kingdom via the Three network. It was launched in 2012, with the aim of being an ethical mobile network operator.

TPO Mobile asserts that the service gives customers the opportunity to support their selected causes and receive updates on how their money is being spent, while businesses can fulfil their corporate social responsibility commitments.

About TalkTalk Mobile

TalkTalk is a company which provides television, telecommunications, Internet access, and mobile network services to businesses and consumers in the United Kingdom.

Originally just a provider of fixed line telephony services to consumers, TalkTalk now offers fixed and mobile telephony and broadband services to consumers.