By Max Clarke

Telecomms regulation body, Ofcom, have announced a halving in the time it takes to transfer your mobile number to a new provider.

From today you can now transfer your existing number to a new mobile company in just one working day.

To transfer your number you have to contact your original provider and ask for a Porting Authorisation Code (PAC) which you then give to your new mobile provider.

Previously the way in which PACs were issued varied with some only issued by letter, which could take several days to arrive.

However, PACs now have to be issued immediately over the phone or within a maximum of two hours by text message.

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