if i ask for a Pac code to transfer my SAME number to a new provider will my phone be unlocked for the new provider FOR THE SIM TO WORK.
Depends where and when you bought your phone. Virgin have not been locking contract phones bought on the freestyle tariffs for a while.
PAYG usually are and iPhones will lock to the first SIM inserted unless bought direct from Apple.
enlli beat me to it
All new Virgin Pay Monthly phones are supplied unlocked.
If your phone was purchased from Virgin as Pay As You Go or is an older contract phone it might be network locked.
Have you got (or can borrow) another network SIM to try?
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