I just signed up with Public Mobile with two accounts. The first SIM card activated without problems. The second SIM card however shows "Emergency Call Only" and the line that the previous service that the number was ported in from is now dead. That makes me believe the port worked, but for some reason the SIM card isn't activating. Any help would be appreciated.
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the second sim doesn't seem like it's been activated correctly.
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@GormleyCell welcome to PM. The message indicates that your cell isn't reading the sim card. What's the make and model of your phone? Thanks.
The phone w/ the emergency call only symptom: did it previously work okay on a different network? New or used phone? Which model (as previous poster asked)? If it worked, are you sure the card is seated properly in the phone? Maybe take it out and ensure there's no dust/debris in there? We could use some more details to help you out better.
@GormleyCell I would anticipate that you will have service shortly, no two ports are the same lol. My first port finished in 45mins. My second one for my wifes for was done in under 5 mins. I would have been concerned if the first one was 5min and the second one took longer.
Try turning the phone off pulling out the SIM then re insert the SIM and turn the phone back on.
@GormleyCell if its an iPhone, Try 2 things in order:
Restart your phone of it doesnt do it, if it works, reenter your wifi password if applicable, enable data, sms and mms to receive calls and texts from Android phones.
I'm using the same phone make and model for both SIM cards. The first phone worked within an hour, the second phone still isn't working 16 hours later. The make/model is UMIDIGI A5 Pro. I've tried re-iinstalling the SIM card a few times and have rebooted phone as well.
Thanks again for the help
Make sure your phone supports the same bands on both SIMs. Some phones do have this. For that try swapping your first sim and the second sim slot. Also try simply restarting the phone for any changes to take effect. Also try to put it in a different phone that you have around.