1) Check you’re eligible to switch from talkmobile
If you’re out of contract with talkmobile, you’re free to switch whenever you like and it won’t cost you anything.
To check your contract status or find out your contract end date, get in touch with talkmobile’s customer support team on 5888 from your talkmobile phone. Or 0333 304 8064 from any other phone (standard network charges apply).
Opening hours are 8am-7pm Monday-Friday. 9am-6pm on Saturday. 10am-5pm on Sunday.
If you’d prefer not to call, you can also get your contract end date by logging into your talkmobile account. Or by opening up the talkmobile app on your phone.
2) Contact talkmobile to cancel and get your PAC Code
Next on the to-do list is to contact talkmobile and tell them you’d like to leave. You can get in touch with them on the contact numbers listed in step 1.
While you’re talking to the customer support team, you’ll also need to ask for a PAC Code.
What’s a PAC Code, you say? It’s a short sequence of numbers and letters that you’ll need to give to the network you’re planning to join, so that they can transfer your existing telephone number.
PAC Codes expire after 30 days, which means you’ll need to use yours within this timeframe. If for any reason you’re not able to, you’ll have to contact talkmobile again to request a new one.
3) Find and buy a deal from Tesco Mobile
Assuming you’re ready to switch, it’s time to select a deal from Tesco Mobile and sign up for it through Uswitch.
Tesco Mobile will, of course, conduct credit checks. But assuming you pass, you’ll then receive your phone in the post.
4) Contact Tesco Mobile to give them your PAC Code
Now you’ll need to contact Tesco Mobile and give them your PAC Code.
You can get in touch with Tesco Mobile’s customer support team on 0345 301 4455 (standard network rates apply).
Opening hours are 8am-9pm Monday-Friday. 8am-8pm Saturdays and 10am-6pm Sundays.
5) Insert your Tesco Mobile SIM
Okay, now it’s time to insert your Tesco Mobile SIM in your new phone, or in your existing phone if you bought a SIM-only deal.
You’ll find that the number won’t have transferred straightaway. But while the transfer’s 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 Tesco Mobile
All being well and if a weekend doesn't get in the way, your number should be transferred the next working day. After which point, you’re good to go.