Whether you're joining Lycamobile or leaving for another network, it's a straightforward process to keep your existing phone number.

Lycamobile PAC CodeIf you're leaving Lycamobile to join another network, or if you're leaving another network in order to join Lycamobile, it's super easy to keep your current phone number.

All you'll 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 Lycamobile For Another Network

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If you're leaving Lycamobile to join another mobile network, you can take your phone number with you using a PAC Code from Lycamobile.

There are three ways to request a Lycamobile PAC Code:

  1. Online: You can get a PAC Code from Lycamobile by logging in to the Lycamobile Account website. Once you've logged in, go to Account Manager > Leave Lycamobile.
  2. By Text Message: You can get a Lycamobile PAC Code sent to you via SMS text message. Text PAC to 65075 to receive a PAC Code from Lycamobile.
  3. By Phone: You can get a PAC Code by calling Lycamobile. To do this, call them on 322 using your Lycamobile handset. Alternatively, dial 020 7132 0322 from any other phone. You'll need to call during Lycamobile's opening hours (Monday-Friday 8am-8pm, Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 9am-6pm).

It's always free to get a PAC Code from Lycamobile, and it's your legal entitlement to be able to recieve one.

Once you have your Lycamobile PAC Code, you'll need to provide it to your new mobile network operator. For detailed instructions, please select your new mobile network from the following dropdown menu:

PAC Code Finder: How to use your Lycamobile PAC Code

Your new mobile network:

Don’t want to keep your Lycamobile phone number? You can request a STAC Code from Lycamobile instead.

Lycamobile STAC Code (Leave Lycamobile Without Keeping Your Number)

If you’d like to leave Lycamobile without keeping your current phone number, you’ll need to request a Lycamobile STAC Code rather than a PAC Code. There are three ways to get a STAC Code from Lycamobile:

  1. Online: You can get a STAC Code from Lycamobile by logging in to the Lycamobile Account website. After logging in, go to Account Manager > Leave Lycamobile.
  2. By Text Message: You can get a Lycamobile STAC Code sent to you via SMS text message. Text STAC to 75075 to receive a STAC Code from Lycamobile.
  3. By Phone: You can get a STAC Code by calling Lycamobile. Call them on 322 using your Lycamobile handset. Alternatively, dial 020 7132 0322 from any other phone. You'll need to call during Lycamobile's opening hours (Monday-Friday 8am-8pm, Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 9am-6pm).

Once you’ve gotten your STAC Code, the rest of the process for joining your new mobile network remains the same. You can choose your new provider from the dropdown menu above for instructions on how to use your Lycamobile STAC Code.

Joining Lycamobile From Another Network

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If you're joining Lycamobile from a different mobile network, you should ask your old mobile network to provide you with a PAC Code. The PAC Code will allow you to transfer your phone number to Lycamobile.

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

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When Your New Phone Arrives...

Once your new phone or SIM card arrives from Lycamobile, switch it on and make sure everything's working correctly. If, for whatever reason, you need to return or change your handset or SIM card, it's best to do this before transferring your phone number.

Once you're happy to continue with the transfer, your PAC Code should be submitted through Lycamobile's online form. Alternatively, you can give the PAC Code to Lycamobile by calling 322 on your Lycamobile handset. You can also call 020 7132 0322 from any other phone.

Providing your PAC Code to Lycamobile
The PAC Code should be submitted through a form on Lycamobile's website.

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

Sometimes, you’ll be given the option to provide a PAC Code at the same time as when you order your new phone or SIM card. We’d typically recommend against providing your PAC Code at this stage. Instead, waiting for the new phone or SIM card to arrive from Lycamobile first will allow you to make sure it’s working correctly and will make the process of cancelling or returning much easier.

Upgrading Your Plan On Lycamobile

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

More Information

For more information, please see the Lycamobile website. You can also read our full guide to using a PAC Code. This answers a lot of frequently asked questions and provides some additional tips on transferring your phone number.

For discussion, please see the comments below on this page. They show other people's experiences using a Lycamobile PAC Code or moving their phone number from another network to Lycamobile.

Your Comments 1,740 so far

We would love to hear your comments: either about using a Lycamobile PAC Code or transferring your phone number from another network to Lycamobile. 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 1740 comments about transferring a phone number, please see the main PAC Codes article.

  • Hi i got the pac code from lyca i want to change my lyca number to voxi there is a number on website for calling to change the network but when i call its authomated call and ask for voxi number which I don’t have

    Abdul transferred a phone number from Lycamobile to VOXI.

  • hey Ken, very helpful. I had no idea you could just text lycamobile and get your PAC code immediately. It came.

    If I did the process again I’d make sure I registered my Giffgaff SIM card 2 working days BEFORE the end of my monthly allowance.

    Silly me. I registered my Giffgaff SIM card the evening before my 30 day allowance is up. It’s not terrible ….but tomorrow I will not have my Lycamobile allowance (so can’t use my Lyca easily without topping up) and don’t want to use my GiffGaff number yet because in calling people I’ll confuse them with my strange number because the number won’t have been ported for another 2 days. Ah well. You live and learn! 🙂 No big deal.

    Andrew Smith transferred a phone number from Lycamobile to giffgaff.

  • Hi I have just ported my numebr from Vodafone to Lyca mobile and my balance started deducting by itself without making any phone calls. Which I frustrating called Lyca asked for pac code and I have been told I need to use their network for 90 days before I request for pac code. I think Lyca here forcing me to use their services even if I don’t want to use. 69515647 Ref number

    Ali transferred a phone number from Vodafone to Lycamobile.

    • Hi Ali,
      Sorry to hear about the problems you’ve experienced on Lycamobile.
      With regards to the balance deductions, is it possible that Lycamobile might be charging you for the use of mobile data? You should make sure this feature is disabled on your phone if you don’t have an active price plan on your account.
      With regards to the PAC Code from Lycamobile, they cannot force you to stay on the network for a minimum amount of time. You should continue to pursue a PAC Code from them (as per your legal entitlements) – alternatively, I recommend putting a formal complaint in writing with them via the process described here.
      Ken
      Ken

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