Keep your existing mobile phone number when changing networks

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APP WATCH: Echoer (iOS)

APP WATCH: Echoer (iOS)

30 April 2012

Discover great things around you, wherever you roam, using the Echoer app for iOS

Echoer uses your phones GPS to highlight what's going on around you. You can use its brightly coloured infographics to discover new places to eat, drink and be merry, voice your excitement about upcoming gigs or make an honest appraisal of service you've received.

Opening the app, you'll find a map of your local area peppered with blue, yellow or red bubbles and noteworthy locations (well, depending on how noteworthy your immediate surroundings are). In these bubbles you'll find recommendations (blue), event listings (red) or newly discovered places (yellow). Click on these to read them in full and "amp" them if you want to see a post become more prominent.

And if you have anything to say about a place you've visited, service you've received or event you're heading to, you can contribute too by pressing the (+) button. You can also share these echoes on Facebook, Twitter and via email. The app also lets you favourite locations, track of all the echoes you've written and follow specific users if you like their take on things.

Echoer is very easy to get your head around, you can post quickly and easily and it has a really colourful and fun interface.

And do not forget that you can KEEP your existing mobile phone number if you decide to switch mobile phone operators. All you need is your PAC code. Use our handy tool on to obtain your PAC code.



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What is an PAC code?

An porting authorisation code, or PAC code, allows you to transfer your existing mobile phone number from to another mobile phone provider so that if you change mobile phone networks you do not have to give everyone a new number... You can keep your existing mobile phone number. The process is termed mobile number portability, or number porting. It's quick, FREE and very easy to do - follow the instructions here for full details on how to port your mobile phone number to a new network provider.

NOTE: You can purchase your new phone contract and then obtain your PAC code. It is not essential to have your PAC code prior to purchasing your new phone. However, you will need your PAC code if you want to keep your existing phone number (i.e. transfer your current number to your new provider). Use our handy tool above to obtain your PAC code.

PAC codes are FREE.

To keep your mobile phone number when switching to another mobile phone network, use our handy tool to obtain your PAC code. Just select your current and new phone provider click OK and you'll receive full instructions for obtaining your PAC code.