1) Check you’re eligible to switch from Plusnet Mobile
Assuming you’re out of contract, you’re free to leave Plusnet Mobile for free.
If you’re not sure if you’re still under contract, you can contact Plusnet Mobile’s customer support team by calling 500 from your Plusnet phone.
Alternatively, ring 0800 432 0220 from a landline.
Plusnet’s customer support opening hours are 7.30am to 10pm, every day.
Prefer not to call? Your other option to find out the dates of your contract term is to log in to your Plusnet Mobile account.
2) Contact Plusnet Mobile to cancel and get a PAC Code
So you’ve chosen a new phone or SIM from the network you’re joining. Your next task is to contact Plusnet Mobile and tell them you’d like to leave.
You can do this by calling 500 from your Plusnet Mobile phone, or by ringing 0800 432 0220 from a landline (standard network charges apply).
While you’re speaking to the customer support team, you’ll also need to ask for a PAC Code. This is a short sequence of numbers and letters that you’ll need to transfer your exiting number to the network you’re joining.
All networks are bound by law to supply customers with their PAC Code within two hours of their request. Once you’ve got it, it’s smart to make a note of it. Just in case.
The important thing to note is that a PAC Code expires after 30 days. If for whatever reason you don’t use your PAC code within this timeframe, you’ll need to make contact with Plusnet Mobile again and request a new code.
3) Find and buy a deal from giffgaff
Right, then. Confirmed you’re out of contract and ready to switch? Good news. Your next job is to choose a deal from giffgaff and sign up for it via uSwitch.
Vodafone will then run some credit checks. After you’re approved, you’ll receive your phone in the post.
4) 4 Contact giffgaff to give them your PAC Code
You can do this via giffgaff’s number transfer form.
5) Insert your giffgaff SIM card
Take the phone from its box and insert your giffgaff SIM. giffgaff advises that there will be some loss of service during the transfer process.
To check whether the giffgaff SIM is active and the transfer has been completed, it’s a good idea to turn the phone on and off during the day.
6) Wait for your number to be transferred to giffgaff
Typically, your number transfer will be completed at some point during the next working day. If a weekend gets in the way, it may take a bit longer.