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

Keep my Virgin Mobile number

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

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 iD Mobile 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 iD Mobile 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 iD Mobile 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 iD Mobile

How to switch to iD Mobile and keep my Virgin Mobile number?

First get your iD 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 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 iD Mobile SIM card activation.
  • You may also need the new iD Mobile SIM card serial number found on the back as an additional security check.

With your PAC code from your previous network provider, log into your iD Mobile account and select My Services then click Keep My Number to enter your PAC code. From there you can select the Port Date and the mobile number you would like to keep.

Alternatively, contact customer services by calling 7777 free from your iD Mobile phone or 0333 003 7777 from any other telephone to provide those 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 iD Mobile 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 iD Mobile

iD Mobile is a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) operating in the United Kingdom as iD Mobile Limited, using the Three network. It is owned by Carphone Warehouse and was launched on 12 May 2015.

iD only offers 4G pay-monthly contracts for 12 or 24 months (with a handset) , monthly 30-day rolling or Pay-as-you-go SIM-only deals.

iD Mobile Network Features

2G Network Coverage: No

3G Network Coverage: Yes

4G Network Coverage: Yes

5G Network Coverage: No

WiFi Calling: Yes

4G Calling (VoLTE): Yes

Data Rollover: Yes

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