Easy Mobile Phone Network Switching by Text

From the 1st July 2019 mobile customers can now easily switch to a new mobile phone network via text according to OFCOM.

I moved from O2 to giffgaff a while back and whilst it wasn’t too difficult to do, I was initially put off by not knowing the process and didn’t want any hassle whilst leaving.

After reading the new switching rules detailed by OFCOM, there is a really good and easy procedure to follow.

Find out more on switching mobile networks here.



Steps to switch to a new mobile network

Here are the simple steps you can follow to switch network providers via text:

  1. Text PAC to 65075 if you want to keep your phone number
  2. A PAC code will be text to you along with any early cancellation charges or credit balances
  3. Give the PAC code to your new provider
  4. The new service is switched on within one day
  5. If you want a new phone number text STAC to 75075 then the same happens as above
  6. To find out if you are still in a contract and may be charged a termination fee – text INFO to 85075

This is a really good thing to be introduced indeed for everyone.

If you are thinking of changing to a new SIM only deal, I fully recommend giffgaff.  They offer low cost plans with generous amounts of data, texts and minutes.

Find out more about giffgaff here.

You can also get £5 free credit if you join giffgaff via my recommendation.  Click on the banner below to claim your free credit.

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If you have any questions, please leave a comment below or visit the forums.

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