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Switching mobile providers just got easier

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You’re at the end of your mobile contract, you’ve seen a great deal with another provider and you want to take the number you’ve had FOREVER with you, but you don’t want to be sat on the phone on hold for ages before having to speak to an advisor.

Sound familiar? For years the process of transferring your mobile number, aka porting your number, between provider A and B has been a lengthy, often frustrating process.

Well no more! From 1st July 2019 you can move provider by sending a text to your current provider.

How to port your mobile number via text

You’ll request a code by text:

  • Text “PAC” to 65075 if you wish to port your number to a different provider
  • Text “STAC” to 75075 if you wish to terminate your existing contract without porting your number.

Your existing provider will send you the requested code via text. This text will also include important information such as your credit balance or exit penalties.

You give this code to your new provider. The code needs to be used within 30 days so it’s best to get the code when you’re ready to sign up to your new provider rather than ages before.

The downside to one text switching

Sounds great doesn’t it? And for most people this will be a brilliant way of easily moving from one mobile provider to another. However there is one disadvantage to this new approach: No haggling.

If you’re generally happy with your current provider and just looking for a better deal you’d be better off calling your existing provider and going through to the cancellation team.

Before doing this have in mind your ideal new package/know the phone you’re interested in. The threat of customers leaving is a powerful incentive to offer great deals which you’ll miss out on if you just send a text asking to switch.

Hafury K30 64GB SIM Free Moible Phone, Smartphone Unlcoked With 6.5 Inch Dewdrop, Android 10, 3GB RAM, Four Rear Camera, 4200mAh Battery, 4G Dual SIM, NFC, GPS, WiFi, UK Version (Black)

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Features

  • 【6.5 inch HD+Waterdrop Screen】6.5 inch HD+ waterdrop full-view screen, 90.3% Screen-to-Body Ratio, 9 mm Slim Body excellently highlights the beauty of the phone and provide you a good gripe. it also provide you a wider view on the game, navigation and video.
  • 【AI Quad Cameras】Including a 12MP main camera + 20MP uDepth Camera + Photosensitive Lens +8.0MP AI beauty front camera.You can use the Hafury K30 smartphone to shoot day and night, explore the big world and beautiful views, take beautiful photos and beautiful selfies.
  • 【3GB RAM+64GB ROM + Dual Sim Daul standby】Powered by MT6761D processor, K30 is able to stable work at a high speed, and decrease its power consumption. 3GB RAM meet not problem in daily use. 64GB ROM and 128GB extended memory could store various pictures, video, songs and so on. supportting 2 Nano Sim cards at the same time. it's useful for vacation,business and travel.
  • 【4200 mAh Big Battery】 4200mAh strong battery, large battery capacity, longer standby time for reading news, watching videos, using GPS and playing games. Get rid of multiple recharge on the day and enjoy a life of energy.
  • 【Other Features】With Face ID , You can easily and quickly unlock your smartphone in 0.1s. Supporting NFC and Dual SIM make your life more convenient.We have after-sales service in Europe. If it doesn't have problems because of anthropic factor(such as man-made damage, touch water) , we supply two years maintenance for free.

CUBOT R15 Pro 4G SIM Free Moible Phone, 6.2-Inch Dewdrop Full-screen Smartphone Unlocked, Android 9.0, 4G Dual SIM, 3GB RAM +32GB ROM, Fingerprint Sensor, Face ID, 3000mAh Battery, UK Version-Green

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Features

  • 【Big Dewdrop Screen】CUBOT R15 Pro inserts a 6.2-inch Dewdrop screen. You can enjoy the big screen while having online video calls, watching movies, playing games, reading e-books, handling working files and etc. Each detail or content could be enlarged as the screen is big enough for you.
  • 【Android 9 Pie, 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM 】Android 9.0 system Using gestures instead of buttons makes you easier and faster switching between apps. 3GB of RAM will perfectly deal with current heavy Android apps and games without sweating. 32GB internal storage is enough for you to store your movies, music, and pictures.
  • 【Camera+ Battery】 Rear camera is 16MP, quick auto-focus, combined with flash light, which can easily capture beautiful scenes. Equipped with 3000mAh Battery, you can use the phone all day.
  • 【Dual SIM+Face ID+Fingerpint sensor】With Fingerpint sensor and Face ID , You can easily and quickly unlock your smartphone in 0.1s. Supporting Dual SIM Dual Standby that allows you balance work and life.
  • 【Two-years free repair in Europe】We have after-sales service center in Europe. Also If it doesn't have problems because of anthropic factor(such as man-made damage, touch water) , we supply two years maintenance for free.

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Mark J Draper is a self-confessed gadget lover who forged a career in the telecommunication and utility industry while maintaining a hobby of writing and filming reviews that are published on YouTube and Reviewify.co.uk.

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