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verby wrote:
Mar 15th, 2019 3:01 pm
when you port # is there some confirmation page? my submit page didn't refresh and don't know if it went through
Same thing happened to me. Page didn’t change other than the Submit button being greyed out. Decided to pop the sim in and test and it worked. Shocked how fast the port completed but I was porting from telus so same company. Lol.
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canuckcolehead wrote:
Mar 15th, 2019 6:34 pm
My sim came today at 4pm. (Winnipeg) Ordered Wednesday at midnight so total 40 hours shipping.... not too shabby.
That's actually really fast because Xpresspost from Toronto to Winnipeg (Public often ships from just west of Toronto) is usually quoted as a transit time of 2 business days. This means that public Mobile was may have been able to get your sim card out the same day. From what I've noticed, it usually takes them a day or two before sending it out.
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Soler wrote:
Mar 15th, 2019 6:39 pm
Same thing happened to me. Page didn’t change other than the Submit button being greyed out. Decided to pop the sim in and test and it worked. Shocked how fast the port completed but I was porting from telus so same company. Lol.
The port might not actually be complete. Regardless of where you are porting a number from, Public Mobile (and all other Telus owned brand services) assign the requested phone number to your account, even before the originating carrier even has a chance to responds to the request. When it says "successful" on the computer screen, that does not mean that you the your number is ported, only that Public Mobile has processed the request.

The way you will know if everything has been fully completed phone number portability-wise is to have someone call that phone number. If it rings, you're good. If it doesn't the calls should still be going to your old carrier's service.

Public Mobile will also send a text message through the newly activated service saying when the number transfer has been completed.
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embguy wrote:
Mar 15th, 2019 11:55 am
Is your Telus number working at PM?
You need to switch your corporate plan to an individual plan first before you can port you number to to another provider.
Yup, all working. Sorry, my terminology may be off as it was an epp plan.

ShawnC13 wrote:
Mar 15th, 2019 12:01 pm
Make sure you can receive calls and texts on your newly ported line that is usually where a hung up port will show itself
Yes tested calls and text both ways.
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Dunkster wrote:
Mar 15th, 2019 2:25 pm
You need to buy US 10 day add on packages. Reasonably priced though and uses At&T and T-mobile in the USA. For one to two day trips, a bit of a hassle getting a 10 day add on.

No international roaming though.
For anyone wondering, there unfortunately is a bug that affects some people after using a roaming package. For some reason, incoming text messaging sometimes stops working after the roaming add-on expires. From my readings, it usually resolves itself within 24 hours, but some people end up requiring assistance from Public Mobile to get things fixed up.
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Curious if anyone that activated at Walmart or another retailer got their referral credits? Mine which was activated online showed up the next day.
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computergeek541 wrote:
Mar 15th, 2019 6:43 pm
The port might not actually be complete. Regardless of where you are porting a number from, Public Mobile (and all other Telus owned brand services) assign the requested phone number to your account, even before the originating carrier even has a chance to responds to the request. When it says "successful" on the computer screen, that does not mean that you the your number is ported, only that Public Mobile has processed the request.

The way you will know if everything has been fully completed phone number portability-wise is to have someone call that phone number. If it rings, you're good. If it doesn't the calls should still be going to your old carrier's service.

Public Mobile will also send a text message through the newly activated service saying when the number transfer has been completed.
That someone making the call has to be a non Telus/Koodo/Public Mobile customer.
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Already using a signal booster at the cabin.. Is 3G any worse than LTE near the trailing edge of coverage areas?

Just picked up a SIM but I don't know anyone with PM for that delicious referral and life is unfair.
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will888 wrote:
Mar 15th, 2019 6:54 pm
That someone making the call has to be a non Telus/Koodo/Public Mobile customer.
My experiences with that are that calling to the ported number still went to the older carrier until it was all completed, even when calling from my Public Mobile number. Do you mean if the person was already at Telus before? Every time I've tested this and talked people through activation was for porting from Freedom Mobile to Public.

I did notice what you say for incoming text messages from within Telus.
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dingus wrote:
Mar 15th, 2019 7:00 pm
Already using a signal booster at the cabin.. Is 3G any worse than LTE near the trailing edge of coverage areas?

Just picked up a SIM but I don't know anyone with PM for that delicious referral and life is unfair.
If you are using Rogers at your cabin, you need to test the PM (Bell/Telus) signal at your cabin.
If you are using Bell/Telus at your cabin, expect the same result of what you are getting now.
Please note that PM is a prepaid service. There is no refund if it does not work for you.
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embguy wrote:
Mar 15th, 2019 7:31 pm
If you are using Rogers at your cabin, you need to test the PM (Bell/Telus) signal at your cabin.
If you are using Bell/Telus at your cabin, expect the same result of what you are getting now.
Please note that PM is a prepaid service. There is no refund if it does not work for you.
The good news is that the only thing that the person would be out of pocket would be the sim card cost, and the initial $25+taxes. It could be worse. The signal booster should be usable with Rogers as well.
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During the last steps of Public Mobile Online Activation, credit card payment, after I click Activate, I got this message: "Your activation request has failed. Please contact Public Mobile for help". Tried to login to my account was rejected. Now what should I do? Please help!
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RFDeal_or_NoDeal wrote:
Mar 15th, 2019 7:46 pm
During the last steps of Public Mobile Online Activation, credit card payment, after I click Activate, I got this message: "Your activation request has failed. Please contact Public Mobile for help". Tried to login to my account was rejected. Now what should I do? Please help!
You didn't enter five different phone numbers in the referral number field, did you?

Contact Public Mobile; send a message to the mods. You'll need a Public Mobile community forum account.
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