eSIM.net fully support MNP (Mobile Number Portability) in the UK. Porting to eSIM is very easy.
To port your number to our O2 eSIM plan you should firstly contact your current provider and request a PAC code which they are obliged to give you.
In the case of our O2 plan you can normally only port the number in when you order our O2 eSIM plan. If you want to port your number in after you have already bought the plan then don’t worry. Simply cancel your plan and buy another one ( this time entering your PAC code ). Contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we will refund you for any outstanding credit on your first plan.
We also support porting out your number if requested. Just ask us for a PAC code and then forward this to the operator to which you want to port your number.
Port Number to eSIM FAQ
Whether you want to switch from a physical nano-SIM card to an eSIM or an eSIM to another eSIM, you will need to port your mobile number.
Mobile Number Portability (MNP) involves transferring a phone number from one mobile network to another, or in this case, from a SIM card to an eSIM.
Fortunately, porting to an eSIM is quick and easy.
This FAQ guide answers some of the most common questions we get from customers about porting to eSIM.
By eliminating the need to get a new number when switching mobile plans or networks, customers have more freedom to choose eSIM plans that suit their needs and reap the benefits of new technologies like embedded SIM cards.
Rules for porting your mobile phone number to an eSIM differ from country to country, but the process is straightforward in the United Kingdom.
Porting an eSIM in the UK involves getting a PAC and sending an email.
A Porting Authorisation Code (PAC) is usually made up of nine digits and is valid for 30 days. You must request this code from your current provider. Your new provider will need the code to schedule the transfer of your number.
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The transfer takes about 48 hours to complete.
This is what you need to do to:
• Contact your current provider and request a PAC number
• Email the PAC number and the number you want to port to email@example.com
• Wait 48 hours for the transfer to complete
• Check that the new eSIM is active by making a phone call
Our Port to Prepaid service allows customers to transfer their contract number to a prepaid eSIM service. This makes it easier to switch from a contract plan to a Pay As You Go eSIM. We are the only eSIM provider to offer such a solution.
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According to Ofcom, the regulator for the telecommunications industry, “Under the General Condition 18 (GC18) rule UK consumers are supposed to be able to keep their phone number when changing provider.”
This means mobile users in the UK can transfer their phone number and providers are not allowed to withhold the porting code.
The transfer shouldn’t take more than 48 UK business hours after the PAC number has been sent to your eSIM carrier. Please note that the weekends are not considered business hours.
An eSIM handles the rigours of our hyper-connected world effortlessly and still manages to impress with its features and performance.
Switching to an eSIM gives you enhanced connectivity and excellent features, but also greater freedom with your eSIM plans. Monthly subscriptions, pay as you go, and data only deals are available.
You choose the best plan for your needs and lifestyle.
You could also opt to keep your plastic SIM and get an eSIM plan for your embedded SIM. This gives you true dual-SIM functionality, a feature that comes with its own unique benefits, especially if you use your phone for business.