How do I keep my existing number? This has always been the question, we all want change but find it difficult to let go. It either you have a SIM only phone or you are not happy with services provided from your current network. This might not be the difficult part, but how will my contacts know I have shifted?
It tedious to keep updating all your contacts on your new shift or even memorizing a new number. All this hassle can be limited by the porting process which helps you change to new networks or even shift your contacts to your new device.
Things to Remember
Shifting to new network is simple but you need to learn several things. There thing you have to keep in mind:
- Clearing your bills, yes this the most significant part as the process can’t happen if a debt I found on our previous SIM.
- The process works only for the same telecom circles.
- Your current connection has to be active for 90 days, dormant connection don’t get such Port services.
With this set in place you can commence on the shifting process using the following steps. Note you need to be knowledgeable about the network you’re changing to their term and condition. This implies to user who shift only to find it doesn’t really work as they had thought. Shifting back is allowed though it very dreary.
- First choose the network service provider you want to port to. We have different providers as follows: Aircel, BSNL, Vodafone, JIO, Idea, Airtel etc…
- This are some of the network providers but still there are a variety.
- Now call your current network provider, request for mobile PAC. This might not be easy since you are changing you have to be very polite. Note the PAC code should be granted to you in seconds. However if you request using the text method the code will take 2 hours
- The company will verify your identity by asking a lot of questions. So have all the answers at hand it won’t be easy my friend.
- After this the code will be sent, it’s a nine digit number which is only valid for 30 days if it expires before usage you have to request for new code which is so difficult remember.
- They is a standard charge which will apply though not so high.
- Now that you are done with the current network provider you have to contact new network and provide the PAC code.
- On this side the process is much softer, the cancellation process starts immediately.
- The new network will liaise with the old network and talk about the transfer and schedule will be plan on the shifting.
- The process will happen in few working days and you have to keep your old SIM for calls and text in the mean while.
- After the process is done check whether the SIM is working. Call someone or let them call you.
- Note don’t switch off your old SIM or network until it switches itself automatically while the new network opens automatically.