1) Check you’re eligible to switch from FreedomPop
If you’re out of contract with FreedomPop, you’re free to switch at any time and it won’t cost you anything.
To check your contract status or find out your contract end date, you can contact FreedomPop’s customer support team on 0113 887 0823 from your FreedomPop handset or any other phone (standard network charges apply).
Opening hours are 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. The call centre is not open on weekends.
If you prefer not to pick up the phone, you can also check your contract end date by logging into your FreedomPop account. Or within the FreedomPop app on your phone.
2) Contact FreedomPop to cancel and get your PAC Code
Ready to say your goodbyes? Good. Okay, now you’ll need to get in touch with FreedomPop to tell them you’d like to leave. You can contact them on the numbers listed in step 1.
The crucial thing is to remember is to ask for a PAC Code. This is a short sequence of numbers and letters that will enable you to transfer your current phone number to the network you’re planning to join.
Networks are legally obliged to supply your PAC Code within two hours of your request.
When you’ve got your PAC Code, you’ve got 30 days to use it. If you don’t use it within this timeframe, you’ll need to contact FreedomPop again to request a new one.
3) Find and buy a deal from Sky Mobile
Cleared to switch? Smashing news. Your next task is to select a deal from Sky Mobile and sign up for it through uSwitch.
Sky Mobile will then carry out some credit checks, after which point you’ll be sent your phone or SIM in the post.
4) Contact Sky Mobile to give them your PAC Code
Got your PAC Code to hand? Okay, your next task is to ring Sky Mobile and give it to them.
The number to call is 03300 412 524 (standard network charges apply). The Sky Mobile call centre is open 8.30am-11pm every day.
5) Insert your Sky Mobile SIM
It’s zero hour. If you got a new phone, it's time to take your pin-key and unlock the handset's SIM tray. Then insert your Sky Mobile SIM.
If you bought a SIM only deal, you can just put the Sky Mobile SIM in your existing phone.
Your number won’t be transferred straightaway. But while the transfer is underway, you’ll be given a temporary number. So you’ll still be able to use your phone.
6) Wait for your number to be transferred to Sky Mobile
Number transfers are usually complete the next working day. But the time it takes depends on the network and whether weekends get in the way. In which case it may take a little bit longer.
Once it's done, you're good to go.