1) Check you’re eligible to switch from giffgaff
Assuming you’re out of contract, it won’t cost you anything to leave giffgaff. If you’re not sure whether you’re still under contract or want to find out your contract end date, you’ve got a few options.
The first is to log in to your account at giffgaff’s site.
The second is to log in to the giffgaff app on your phone.
As you’ll almost certainly know, giffgaff doesn’t operate a telephone customer support service. So you won’t be able to get in touch over the phone.
2) Contact giffgaff to cancel your contract and get a PAC Code
With your phone wending its way to you, you’ll now need to contact giffgaff to tell them you’d like to leave and get a PAC Code. A PAC is a short, alphanumeric code, which is critical for transferring your number to the network you’re joining.
You can get your PAC code from giffgaff by logging into your account online and requesting one.
Or you can get one by texting 43431 from your giffgaff phone.
All networks are obliged to supply your PAC within two hours of your request. Once you’ve got it, you may want to make a note of it. Just in case.
PAC Codes are valid for 30 days only. If you haven’t used yours within this timeframe, you’ll need to submit a request to giffgaff for a new one.
3) Find and buy a SIM from FreedomPop
Checked you’re out of contract and ready to switch? Your next job is to select and sign up for a FreedomPop SIM-only deal through uSwitch.
FreedomPop will carry out credit checks. After which point, you’ll receive your SIM in the post.
4) Contact FreedomPop to give them your PAC Code
The next item on the agenda is to get in touch with FreedomPop and give them your PAC Code to start the process of transferring your number.
Get in touch with FreedomPop’s customer support team on 0113 887 0823. Opening hours are 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. The call centre is closed at weekends.
5) Insert the FreedomPop SIM in your phone
Open up your phone’s SIM tray using a pin-key. Then insert your FreedomPop SIM.
As you might expect, your number won’t have been transferred straightaway. But while you’re waiting for the transfer to be completed, you’ll be given a temporary number to use.
So you’ll still be able to use your phone.
6) Wait for your number to be transferred to FreedomPop
In general, number transfers are done and dusted the next working day. However, this varies from network to network and it could take a bit longer if a weekend gets in the way.