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.
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, give them a call on the numbers outlined in step 1.
During the call, you’ll need to ask the support team for a PAC Code. What’s a PAC Code? It’s a short sequence of numbers and letters that you’ll need to transfer your existing phone number to the network that you’re planning to join.
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 phone from Vodafone
So you’re out of contract and ready to switch. That’s great. Your next step is to choose a deal from Vodafone and sign up for it.
Once you’ve passed Vodafone’s credit checks, you’ll receive your phone or SIM in the post.
4) Contact Vodafone and give them your PAC code
Okay, we’re well on our way now. Next, you’ll have to ring Vodafone and tell them your PAC Code.
To get in touch, call Vodafone’s customer support team on 03333 040 191 (standard network rates apply).
5) Insert your new Vodafone SIM card
If you got a new phone, it's time to take your pin-key and unlock the handset's SIM tray. Then insert your Vodafone SIM.
If you opted for a SIM-only deal, you can just put the Vodafone SIM card in your existing phone.
The number transfer won’t take place instantly, but while it’s underway you’ll be given a temporary number to use.
6) Wait for your number to be transferred to Vodafone
Experience tells us that your number transfer should be complete the next working day.
But this depends on the network you’re joining and there are some circumstances under which it may take a bit longer. For instance, if you make your call on a working day or a weekend.