MARTIN Lewis has issued an urgent warning to thousands of mobile customers who need to act before their provider closes.
The founder of MoneySavingExpert.com warned Plusnet Mobile customers to act now.
Martin posted on Twitter and said: "Are you a Plusnet mobile SIM card customer?
"If so it's closing it down and you'll need to move."
Plusnet, which is part of the BT Group, currently provides broadband and telecom services to over a million UK customers.
But Plusnet Mobile stopped selling its own-brand sim-only mobile plans to new customers at the end of March 2023.
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At the time, a spokesperson for the firm said: "Existing customers will remain on their current plans.
"Over time we will be contacting existing customers directly to let them know what this change means for them."
And at the beginning of this month, existing Plusnet Mobile customers started to receive an email which confirmed that the network is in the process of winding down its services.
The email said: "We will be closing all our mobile services in the coming months.
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"This means you'll need to switch your service to another provider in the future."
All Plusnet sim cards will stop working in the coming months so you'll need to switch to ensure you can still make calls, receive texts, browse the web and ensure that you can keep your number.
Affected customers can switch to another network without a fee and it doesn't matter if they're mid-contract.
To switch now, you'll need to phone Plusnet and 0800 079 1133 and ask for your final bill.
And if you want to keep your number – make sure to switch as soon as possible.
To keep your number you'll need to request a switching code by texting "PAC" to 65075 – you'll then need to give this code to your new network provider within 30 days of joining.
Plusnet's mobile services piggyback off the EE network which is also owned by the BT Group.
As a result of this, Plusnet Mobile customers will be offered exclusive EE deals in the coming months.
But it's important to remember that they might not be the best deals on offer.
Here's everything you should do to bag the best deal.
How can I find the best mobile phone deal?
the first thing to do is find out what the cheapest deal on the market is.
Sites like MoneySuperMarket and Uswitch all help you customise your search based on price, speed and provider.
If your household is on a low income it's also worth investigating social tariffs.
These broadband packages and discounts have been created for people who are receiving certain benefits.
They're often available to those on income support, Universal Credit, or disability allowance.
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Around 4.2million households are eligible for these cheaper tariffs but only 55,000 are making use of them.
Voxi and SMARTY both offer these cheaper mobile phone contracts and prices start at just £10 a month.
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