The UK is now the only country in the world where all calls to your home phone number have to be recorded, and the Government wants to make sure that’s as easy as possible for you.
You don’t need to set up an account or set up a password to use your new number.
Just enter it in your phone app and the number will appear on the screen in a new column.
The Government says it is using the new system to prevent callers from wasting time and money.
Here’s how it works.
Where can I find out where my new number is?
All calls to the address will be recorded.
The same information will also be shared with your mobile provider, which will then pass the information to your mobile operator.
What does this mean for me?
Once your new mobile number has been created, you’ll need to add it to your phone.
You’ll also need to switch off the ‘auto-renew’ option for your phone, and change your mobile network.
If you’ve got a mobile network that has been switched on or disabled, you can check the new number will be automatically renewed every 12 months.
If your mobile phone has been left switched on for too long, you may need to contact your provider to have it switched back on.
How long does it take to get my new phone number?
The new system is rolling out across the country.
It’s been introduced across the UK and Ireland, where the new phone numbers will be linked to a specific mobile provider.
It is expected to be rolled out across other European countries in the coming weeks.
When is my new mobile phone number set up?
Your new number can be set up by contacting your mobile company directly.
The phone company will then check to see if your mobile number is still active.
If it’s not, the number can then be automatically changed to a new one.
It will also send you an email to let you know that the new mobile address is available.
Where do I find my old phone number, and what should I do if I have a problem with it?
If you have a phone number that you no longer use, you will be able to change it through your phone provider.
You can also check the number is currently registered.
The details of the new address will appear in the column in your mobile app.
The new address is not currently used by you, and you can’t add or change it.
What else can I do to make my mobile number more convenient?
You can still use the old number to make calls, and send and receive text messages.
However, you should also make sure you change your password regularly.
It can take up to 24 hours for your new phone to appear on your mobile device.
How do I change my mobile phone provider?
Any phone company that is connected to the mobile network can now switch off your existing mobile number.
You will still be able make calls and send texts from that number.
If the old phone is turned off, your old mobile number will automatically be switched on again.
How does my new telephone number work?
Using your new address, you need not register your number.
Instead, the new service will contact your mobile service provider and ask them to change the address on your existing number.
The service will also provide you with a reminder that you can add the new contact’s name and phone number.
Your new contact will be added to your contact list.
If they don’t have the new information, you could call them and ask to change their address.
How will my old number be used?
When you call your old number, your phone will tell the phone service provider that you are a contact who wants to set a new address.
This will be used to make more calls and text messages for your old contact.
Your old contact will receive your new contact details and the new numbers details from your mobile carrier.
This is all done automatically by the phone company.
The old contact may have to call their old number twice in order to make contact with you again.
This process may take up time, and is more difficult to control if your phone is switched on.
What happens if I change the old mobile address?
It’s possible your old phone numbers information may be used by other people to contact you.
Your mobile service may then give you a warning or a call to check your number has changed.
Your existing mobile numbers will remain active and you may receive calls or texts from the new contacts.
How much time will it take?
Depending on your phone’s speed, you might need to wait at least 30 minutes to change from one number to another.
If a new number doesn’t appear in your app within this time, you must change your number to the one you are most comfortable with.
How is this different to the system used in Australia?
Australian operators use the same mobile number registration scheme for all their mobile customers, but in some cases, they use the new