I am wondering if it is possible to regain access to an old mobile number and what the options are. Quick back story, my contract was ended last year as I did not need a UK number anymore, however I need a text message verification code which has been sent to this number (this is my only option). I have tried to call it but it doesn't belong to anyone. Is it possible to get a SIM card activated again with my old number?
What does 'pending reissue' mean? Why is it not possible to request a specific number if it has not been allocated to someone else?
I am in exactly the same position. I moved abroad and have now returned. The account lapsed, and as I've only ever had 2 mobile numbers in 20yrs I'd really like to get my deactivated one back. I've dialled it. It's not been reassigned.