How to switch networks

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How difficult is it to switch networks? Not very, it turns out...
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How to switch networks

The hassle-free guide to changing network provider

Are you thinking about switching networks? Maybe you’re unhappy with the customer service with your current provider, or perhaps there’s a better price or range of offers available from a competitor.

Whatever the reason, we’re here to tell you how easy it is. This is Carphone Warehouse’s guide to switching...

Finding the right network

The formula to an awesome monthly, Pay As You Go, or SIM Only contract is pretty simple. We’d confidently guess that most would want their favourite phone - with lots of data, texts and minutes – for as little money as possible. Are we warm?

Finding that perfect combo can all start at Carphone Warehouse, because it’s the only place on the high street to offer impartial contracts with all the biggest networks. Choose from EE, O2, Vodafone, and Carphone Warehouse’s very own MVNO, iD.

Where to start?

If you’re unsure which network is going to give you the best coverage in your local area, we’ve got a handy tool to help with that. Use the RootMetrics mobile coverage checker to compare the network’s signal strength in your area.

Another important factor to consider is the benefits. Each network has its own list of treats rolled in as standard. Head over to Carphone Warehouse’s website by following this link to see how they compare.

Must read:What are my mobile network benefits?

What do I need to switch networks?

One of the most popular concerns for those switching networks is losing the phone number they’ve had for the past ten years. Thankfully keeping a hold of the number you have memorised is really easy. Your number can be transferred when you’re making the jump.

Speak to a member of Carphone Warehouse’s in-store staff when changing networks, and mention your PAC code. You’ll need to get this from your current provider, to make sure you can keep your number. And to read more about keeping your number, check out our dedicated article: How do I keep my mobile number?

Have you got any questions? Drop us a comment below and we’ll get right back to you.

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