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New Ofcom porting rules

UK regulator Ofcom has announced measures that will ensure consumers will be able to transfer their mobile number to a new provider in just one working day rather than the current two days. The new regulations, which will require mobile operators to make changes to their systems and processes, will come into force on 11 April 2011. The new regulations also require the Immediate Porting Authorisation Code (PAC) which consumers need to switch provider and keep their number to be issued either immediately over the phone or within a maximum of two hours by text message. The time and way in which PACs are issued currently varies with some PACs only issued by letter, which can take several days to arrive.

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