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|Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 3:56 pm Post subject: Keep you mobile number - Number porting - MNP
|Mobile Phone Number Portability
How To Transfer your number between Networks
What is MNP? - Mobile Number Portability (MNP) is a means by which a customer can transfer from one network to another network and still retain their existing mobile number for their new network, for example from T-Mobile to O2. This is also know as migrating or transferring your mobile phone number.
How To Get Going - The 1st thing you need to do is to get in contact with your current Service Provider i.e. O2, T-Mobile, 3, Vodafone etc and ask for a Porting Authorisation Code (PAC).
What is A PAC Number ? - A PAC Number gives your authority to request a transfer which will allow your new choosen Network to request your mobile phone number be transferred to them. Once youve obtained your PAC number it will only be valid for 30 calendar days. Additionaly the Service Provider you are requesting the Porting Authorisation Code (PAC) number from can refuse to issue you with one if the either one or both of the following reasons apply to you
1. your mobile phone number has been disconnected
2. You have not completed your obligations under your existing minimum term contract
Wheres my number ? - Once youve conntacted your current Service Provider (some of the numbers below) they must give you a Porting Authorisation Code (PAC) number within two working days of your request or failing that they must provide a reason why the PAC number cannot be issued.
Ive got my number what now? - Once you've received your PAC, you can now order your new mobile phone online from any of the suppliers listed and enter the PAC in the relevant box at the end of the ordering process. Once authorised the mobile phones suppliers will despatch your new mobile phone with a temporary number. Once your new mobile phone has safely arrived, you need to then contact your new Network. Quote your temporary number and PAC number to them and they will normally transfer your requested number within 5 to 7 working days.
Orange: 0800 376 2285
T-Mobile: 0870 606 0139
3: 0870 733 0333
Vodafone: 08700 700 191
BT Mobile 0800 3287 526
Ive Changing my mind what now? - If you change your mind about porting your mobile phone number you may only withdraw your application to transfer your number if you do so before the two Service Providers agreeing on the date on which your mobile phone number transfer will take place.
Whats the cost ? - To transfer your number to any of the UK networks there is no charge but a few service providers may charge a small fee to transfer your mobile phone number out of their network.
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