If you want you can have the number transferred over the next day however, The PAC code MUST be submitted to giffgaff before 15:00 (3 p.m.) on the day of your request.
Time / Day of request Earliest transfer day
Between 15:01 on Friday and 15:00 on Monday - Tuesday Between 15:01 on Monday and 15:00 on Tuesday - Wednesday Between 15:01 on Tuesday and 15:00 on Wednesday - Thursday Between 15:01 on Wednesday and 15:00 on Thursday - Friday Between 15:01 on Thursday and 15:00 on Friday – Monday
NOTE: Requests made on Friday are processed on Monday. Requests made on Saturday and Sunday are processed on Tuesday. Also no transfers occur over public holidays e.g Bank Holiday.
As with SIM activation's number transfer process can take up to 24 hours to complete but usually 90% of transfers are completed before 3pm on the chosen transfer day.
This is what happens on the day you transfer - you'll experience a loss of service at some stage between the hours of approximately 9am and 6pm - typically this is no more than a few hours but can take up to a day, so please make plans so you're not caught short.