What Is A PAC Code?

Do you know what a PAC code is? If not, then we have given you some information that may answer all your questions.

Have you just moved network and want to keep the same number?

We know that changing your mobile number can be a lot of hard work and hassle – messaging every contact so that they have your new number.

However, with a PAC code – it takes all that time and effort away.

Below we have answered some FAQs that may help you understand what a PAC code is and what you can do with it.


What Does PAC Stand For?

PAC Code stands for ‘Porting Authorisation Code’.

It is a unique identifier, usually 9 characters long – that start with 3 letters followed by 6 numbers.

This code given by the network, allows you to move from one mobile provider to another – whilst keeping your current phone number.


How Do I Go About Getting My PAC Code?

It is very simple to get your PAC Code, you simply call your current provider and ask!

It normally takes up to 2 working days for you to receive your code.

But once you have your PAC Code – you simply call your new provider and give them the code, this allows them to make the transfer for you onto your new device.


Anything Else I Should Know?

Once you have asked for your PAC code from the network you are leaving – you have 30 days to activate it on your new network.

PLEASE NOTE – Asking for your PAC Code means cancellation from your previous network!

Failing to give your PAC Code to your new network within the 30 day period – may leave you without a mobile until it is sorted.


We hope that we have given you everything you need to know about PAC Codes – Need any more information? Please call us on 0800 999 2 999.

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