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Old Sim, Reclaim number

I have an old Virgin mobile sim card. It was PAYG so i gather the number is disconnected now (the sim is also locked with a PUK code as I couldn't remember the PIN).

Is there a way to reclaim the mobile number associated with the new likely disconnected sim?

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On payg, if you don't use the phone (call or text), they are likely to shut the number down, and recycle it into "the pool" for recycled numbers. 

In their legal stuff...

https://www.virginmedia.com/shop/the-legal-stuff/our-service

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Re: Old Sim, Reclaim number

Thanks for the clarification Paul. Presumably there is no way to reclaim my old number from this pool?

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No, that's a pool for all operators to re-assign as necessary. Once in the pool it's out of vm's control so to speak.

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Re: Old Sim, Reclaim number

no you can not request a number. t hey can only be assigned randomly for security reasons

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