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 Virgin Mobile
This is the fun bit. All you need to do is choose a deal from Virgin Mobile and sign up for it through uSwitch.
As you’re probably aware, Virgin Mobile will then conduct some credit checks. After which point, you’ll receive your phone in the post.
4) Contact Virgin Mobile to give them your PAC code
Next up, you’ll need to get in touch with Virgin Mobile to give them your PAC Code. You can do this
You can reach the customer service team on 0345 6000 789 (standard network charges apply).
Opening hours are 8am-12pm every day.
5) Insert your Virgin Mobile SIM
Opted to get a new phone? Okay, you can now use the pin/key in the box to open the SIM tray and insert your Virgin Mobile SIM card.
Plumped for a Virgin Mobile SIM only deal instead? You'll just need to put the SIM in your current phone.
Your phone number won’t be transferred straightaway. But you’ll have a temporary number to use in the interim. So you can still use your phone.
6) Wait for your number to be transferred to Virgin Mobile
Unless a weekend gets in the way, your number transfer should be complete the next working day. And then you’re good to go.