1) Check you’re eligible to switch from Lebara Mobile
If you’re out of contract with Lebara Mobile, you're free to switch at any time and it won’t cost you anything.
We know it’s very easy to lose track of your contract end date, though. So if you’re not sure, it’s best to give Lebara Mobile's customer support a ring.
You can reach them on 5588 from your Lebara Mobile phone. Or on 020 3059 0304 from any other phone (standard network rates apply).
The Lebara Mobile customer support team are available 9am-5pm every day.
Rather not speak to anyone? You can also find out your contract end date by logging in to your Lebara Mobile account. Or by opening the Lebara Mobile app.
And if you’re interested in switching but want a bit more information first, text INFO to 85075.
2) Contact Lebara Mobile to cancel and get your PAC Code
All good things come to an end. To tell Lebara Mobile you’re ready to leave, just text PAC to 65075 to get your PAC code. It’s this short, alphanumeric code that will enable you to transfer your existing phone number to the network you want to join. You don't even need to make a phone call.
If you'd prefer to speak to somebody, just ring Lebara Mobile on one of the numbers in step 1 and ask for your PAC code.
Lebara Mobile is obliged to supply your PAC Code within two hours of your request.
What's critical to note is that PAC Codes expire 30 days after being issued. So if you haven’t used it within this timeframe, you’ll need to contact Lebara Mobile again to get a new one.
3) Find and buy a deal on SMARTY
Assuming you’re out of contract, your next step is to sign up for the SIM-only deal you’ve selected on SMARTY. You’ll receive your SIM card in the post after you’ve passed SMARTY's credit checks.
4) Contact SMARTY to give them your PAC code
Not much longer to go now. Your next task is to get in touch with SMARTY to give them your PAC.
Because SMARTY doesn't have a customer support telephone contact number, you're required to log in to your SMARTY account and submit the PAC Code that way. You can do that right here.
5) Take out your SMARTY SIM and put it in your phone
Got your phone to hand? Okay, you now need to unlock the SIM tray using a pin or the key that came with your phone. Once it's open, insert your SMARTY SIM in your handset.
Your number won't be transferred instantly. But you will have a temporary phone number to use while the process is underway. So you'll still be able to use your phone and you'll be contactable.
6) Wait for your number to be transferred to SMARTY
SMARTY advises that the process of transferring your number will take up to two working days. The transfer usually happens between the hours of 11am and 5pm.
In the event that the transfer doesn't seem to have worked, try turning off your phone and then turning it on again.
If there's still a problem, get in touch with SMARTY via webchat service on its site.