Lebara Mobile PAC Code: Keep Your Phone Number When Changing Networks

Whether you're joining Lebara Mobile or leaving for a different network, it's a straightforward process to keep your old phone number.

Lebara PAC CodeIf you're leaving Lebara and joining another network or if you're leaving another network in order to join Lebara, it's easy to keep your old phone number. All you need to do is to request a PAC Code: it's totally free and the entire process of transferring your phone number should normally take no longer than one working day.

For detailed instructions, please choose the option that best applies to you:

Leaving Lebara For Another Network

Lebara Mobile

If you're leaving Lebara Mobile and joining another network, you can take your phone number with you.

Start by asking Lebara to issue you with a PAC Code. You can get a PAC Code from Lebara Mobile by calling 5588 on your Lebara Mobile handset. Alternatively, dial 0870 075 5588 from any other phone.

You can request a PAC Code over the phone at any time during Lebara Mobile's opening hours:

Monday - Friday9.00am - 6.00pm
Saturday9.00am - 6.00pm
Sunday9.00am - 6.00pm

It's always free to get a PAC Code from Lebara Mobile (it's your legal entitlement). After getting your Lebara PAC Code, you'll need to provide it to your new network operator. For detailed instructions, please select your new network operator from the dropdown menu below:

PAC Code Finder: How to use your Lebara PAC Code

Your new network provider:

Joining Lebara From Another Network

Lebara Mobile

If you're joining Lebara Mobile from another network, you should ask your old network to provide you with a PAC Code. The PAC Code will allow you to transfer your number to Lebara Mobile.

After getting the PAC Code, you should order your new handset or SIM card directly from Lebara's website. For more information, please select the type of tariff you're wanting to move to:

For a full list of the latest Lebara deals, please see this page on Lebara Mobile's website.

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Once Your New Phone Arrives...

Once your new phone or SIM card arrives from Lebara Mobile, turn it on and make sure everything's working properly. If you need to return or change the new handset/SIM card, please do this before you transfer your phone number.

Once you're happy to continue with the transfer, You can give the PAC Code to Lebara Mobile by calling 5588 on your Lebara Mobile handset. You can also call 0870 075 5588 from any other phone.

Once you've provided your PAC code to Lebara Mobile, your phone number transfer will normally be scheduled for the next working day (Monday to Friday only, excluding English bank holidays).

Upgrading Your Plan On Lebara

Lebara Mobile
Lebara Mobile

If you're simply upgrading to a newer handset or tariff, it's not necessary to use a Lebara Mobile PAC Code. You can simply upgrade via Lebara Mobile's website. For more information, please select the type of tariff you're planning to move to:

More Information

For more information, please see the Lebara Mobile website. You can also read our full guide on using a PAC Code: there's frequently asked questions amongst other tips for transferring your phone number.

For discussion, please see the comments on this page. They show other people's experiences either when using a Lebara PAC Code or when transferring their phone number from another network to Lebara Mobile.

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Your Comments

We would love to hear your comments: either about using a Lebara Mobile PAC Code or transferring your phone number from another network to Lebara Mobile. The comments below are all from people who've done the same thing in the past. You can contribute by adding your own comments here.

To see all 1173 comments about transferring a phone number, please see the main PAC Codes article.

  1. Raj said:

    Lebara service is AWFUL. I asked to port vodafone number to lebara and was told within 11 hours of porting req (as my lebara number got disabled) that porting has been completed. And I should be able to use lebara network with my ported number in the existing sim. Now its been 28 hours, my lebara sim is disabled (no network). I called up to check with Lebara customer care in india and was told that due to some technical problem porting hasnt completed and will take another 10 hours (36hours).
    I cant believe them as it never took more than 24 hours of porting and number goes offline for max few hours. This is BS as some company floats a MVNO and lack technical skills to correctly do the bits.

    Raj transferred a phone number from Vodafone to Lebara Mobile.

  2. Serban said:

    Hello, I am not sure if this is the right topic, but I have been a Lebara customer for 5 years now, pay as you go but always top up monthly and used quite a lot, however I need to change my phone now, and the new one will have a MicroSIM, is it possible to ask for a Lebara MicroSIM and replace my SIM, I need to keep this number,since most people i know have it and i have a lot of contacts on it, so is it possible to keep the number and change from sim to microsim still on Lebara? if so, where do I need to go?

    Thanks,
    Serban

    Serban transferred a phone number within Lebara Mobile.

    1. Ken replied:

      Hi Serban,
      Thanks for your comment. Your question is about changing a Lebara SIM card down a Micro-SIM (we have an article here about the very topic). Unfortunately, I’m not fully clear on the exact process for changing the size of your SIM card on Lebara Mobile. The best thing to do would probably be to give Lebara a call on 5588 – they should be able to arrange this for you.
      Ken

  3. Mian Aamir said:

    I’ve a payg lebara sim. If i port it to O2 will i lose my lebara balance or will that be transferred to O2?

    Mian Aamir transferred a phone number from Lebara Mobile to O2.

    1. Ken replied:

      Hi Mian,
      Thanks for your comment. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to transfer Pay As You Go credit from one network to another. You should try to use up any remaining credit on the Lebara Mobile SIM card before using a PAC Code and moving your number to O2.
      Hope this helps to answer your question,
      Ken

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