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Changing Mobile Networks

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Techie Stuff
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KazzyTIKazzyTI Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Techie Stuff
Hi all, first time poster. :)

I'm currently on a Pay as you go tariff with the mobile network O2 but I would like to move to Orange. Is there any way I would be able to keep my current number? I've looked on the Orange website but they only give answers for contract phones.

I'd like to keep the number as I'm studying at a university miles away from home and changing it, while financially helpful, would be problematic in getting everyone a new number.


  • BrowntoaBrowntoa Forumite, Board Guide
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    just ring up O2 and ask for a PAC code , suppy that to orange and they will "port" your number over to their network
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  • KazzyTIKazzyTI Forumite
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    So I phone up 02 on my 02 simcard, get this PAC code, stick my Orange simcard in, phone them up and give them it and that's all?
  • That's pretty much it.

    Remember you'll lose any credit you have with O2 and depending on how quick Orange port your number over, you'll be without a service for a short period.

    Good little FAQ on the Carphonewarehouse site.
    Dave. :wave:
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