Get Virgin Mobile PAC code to keep my number & transfer to 1pMobile network

Keep my Virgin Mobile number

How to get a PAC code from Virgin Mobile & transfer my number to 1pMobile

Call Virgin Media on 789 from a Virgin Mobile SIM or dial 0345 6000 789 from any other phone, and ask for your "Port Authorisation Code" or PAC number.

To use the text-to-switch service make sure to include your date of birth (as DD/MM/YYYY format) when texting PAC to 65075 e.g. PAC 19/07/1987

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

  • Virgin 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 Virgin Mobile account will remain active until your number has been ported over to your new 1pMobile network. After the transfer is complete, your old Virgin Mobile account will be automatically closed.

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Got your Virgin Mobile PAC code?

Provide your PAC code from Virgin Mobile to 1pMobile who will then be able to port your existing Virgin 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 1pMobile your Virgin Mobile PAC code, your old Virgin 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 1pMobile

How to switch to 1pMobile and keep my Virgin Mobile number?

First get your 1pMobile 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 Virgin Mobile mobile phone number that you want to keep.
  • The Virgin 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 1pMobile SIM card activation.
  • You may also need the new 1pMobile SIM card serial number found on the back as an additional security check.

Log in to your 1pMobile account and activate your SIM if you haven't already.

You will be asked if you want to keep your number, and prompted to enter your PAC code from your previous mobile network provider.

You can then choose the day you would like to transfer your existing mobile phone number, providing at least two working days notice.

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 1pMobile 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 1pMobile

1pMobile is a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) running on the EE network, with a mission to provide low cost calls, texts and data without the need of lengthy contracts or bundles that can lead to additional charges.

As a pre-pay (PAYG) service, 1p Mobile offers a simple tariff of 1p per MB of data, 1p per SMS text messages to UK mobiles & landlines, and 1p per minute calls to UK landlines & mobile phones.

1pMobile Network Features

2G Network Coverage: Yes

3G Network Coverage: Yes

4G Network Coverage: Yes

5G Network Coverage: No

WiFi Calling: No

4G Calling (VoLTE): No

Data Rollover: No

Tethering Allowed: Yes


About Virgin Mobile

Virgin Mobile UK is a mobile phone service provider operating in the United Kingdom. The company was the world's first Mobile Virtual Network Operator, launched in 1999.

Being a virtual mobile operator, Virgin Media does not maintain its own network, but instead has contracts to use the existing network of EE.

Virgin Mobile Network Features

2G Network Coverage: Yes

3G Network Coverage: Yes

4G Network Coverage: Yes

5G Network Coverage: No

WiFi Calling: Yes

4G Calling (VoLTE): No

Data Rollover: Yes

Tethering Allowed: Yes