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How to port your mobile phone number

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There is an overabundance of new mobile phones becoming available all the time, and one way to ensure that you can keep up to date with the latest trends without spending a fortune calling and texting your loved ones to let them know your new number all the time, is to keep your existing number when you buy a new phone or even change network provider – you can do this by transferring (porting) your mobile phone number.

In order to transfer your current mobile phone number to a new phone and/ or network, you will need a Porting Authorization Code (PAC) from your current mobile phone network provider. This can be obtained over the phone – make a note of it as you will need it when you decide to transfer the number.

The PAC code itself is a nine character code comprising usually of three letters followed by six numbers. This code is normally only valid for 30 days, so plan carefully when exactly you want to transfer the number to another phone/ provider.

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