Doing so leaves you with tasks of fixing your contacts to make sure you do not miss anything out or lose touch with anyone, whether it’s personal or business-related. Apart from that, you also must memorize a new set of numbers. It can be vexing!
Luckily, Vodafone lets you avoid such an inconvenience.
With their Vodafone UK Keep My Number, you can take your number anywhere with you. You do not have to weather setting up a new one. You just need to do a few tweaks and you can enjoy your old service as if nothing changed.
Let us learn all the three conditions step by step.
1. When Leaving for Another Network
When you decide to cancel your Vodafone subscription and join another network for whatever reason, you would want to transfer your existing phone number. Now, how can you do that? It is simple. You just need a PAC Code.
How to Get PAC Code from Vodafone?
Vodafone PAC Code is a nine digit code required for any operator change. Getting a Porting Authorization Code (PAC) would solve your keep my number problem. There are four ways on how to do it. Choose what works for you best.
You would need a PIN before you can get your PAC when you choose to do this option. If you have already set up your PIN before, skip this step. Otherwise, go to Account Settings. After that, choose Login Details and then input your PIN.
Send your PIN to 65075 with the format: PAC PIN (ex. PAC 1548). Make sure you allow a space between PAC and PIN.
After you sent it, expect to receive your PAC.
Send the code to your new network provider once you receive the code.
However, this option only works when you only have one Vodafone number. Otherwise, choose the three other options given above.
Receiving a PAC is your legal entitlement. It should be given with no charge. If you choose to get it either through the portal or via text message, you should receive it a minute after your request.
2. When you receive either your new phone or sim card, check for any flaws. Once you are satisfied with its performance, prepare for the transfer. Otherwise, fix issues before giving a go signal for switching.
3. Submit the PAC on an online form or give it to the company via phone call. Contact them at 191 using a Vodafone handset. Otherwise, call 03333 040 191.
PAC is only good for 30 days. You can use it anytime within the time frame but in such a case that you failed to use it before its expiry date, you should request for a new one.
During the Transfer
The duration of the switching process depends on the time you submitted the online form.
If you plan to change deals, here are your other choices:
Pay Monthly Phones
Pay As You Go SIM
To avoid any confusion when doing an upgrade, you may call the Customer Support for assistance. Contact them at 191 using a Vodafone handset. If you are using another phone, dial 03333 040 191 instead.
What is the validity of a PAC Code?
The validity of a PAC code generated by any method is 30 days. After this timeline it will become invalid and you need to generate it again.
How long does it take for Vodafone keep my number?
The switching time depends on what time and day you have raised the request.
If it is a holiday, the request will be considered on the next working day. But normally it happens within 48 hours.
Do I need to back up my old contacts?
Yes you need to backup your old contacts before you raise a request. You can either copy it to memory card or copy them to your phone memory.
The radical change in communication systems has greatly revolutionized people’s way of living. Digital devices such as mobile phones continue to be more pertinent since they are highly convenient and handy.
However, nuisances still exist even in what seems to be hassle-free media. You would, at some point, need to change your number.
Keeping your number might look rather inconvenient but it is technically less stressful than having to change it. More or less, you would be asked to undergo similar steps while also fixing your address book or contacts.
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