01-30-2023 08:18 PM
I tried to activate a new account and received error 821. My old sim card is still working through my old provider and the new sim card is not working. I cant figure out how to make a ticket as they all ask for verification of public mobile account number which I do not have. I checked my bank account and I was charged even though it is not working.
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01-30-2023 08:26 PM
@rjardine16 - did you receive the SMS approval porting text on the previous provider's SIM card.
If you have activated a new account and transferred over from another provider, note that incoming calls are usually the last to port over.
When the incoming calls stop on the previous provider’s SIM card and/or landline/voip account, that is a good indication the port is complete.
If still issues, submit a ticket with Public Mobile representatives (CSA) for help; click this link for issues with transfer/porting of phone numbers over to Public Mobile.
Or, you can try calling the Telus porting phone number, which we are not supposed to post here. So, check your private messages I will send it to you there.
See helpful info. here: https://www.publicmobile.ca/en/bc/get-help/articles/port-fraud-protection
01-30-2023 08:21 PM - edited 01-30-2023 08:22 PM
DO NOT try to re-attempt activation.
Error 821 usually comes up when you request porting and used IMEI as the information for the old provider
Please open ticket with PM support , they will confirm why the amount was charged, and why the sim was not provisioned. You might want to provide them the account number for your old provider to complete the porting request
Private message CS Agent at:
**Monitor your Community inbox (envelope icon on the top right) after the ticket is opened. CS Agent will reply to you there
01-30-2023 08:21 PM
send a private message to CS_Agent
01-30-2023 08:19 PM
@rjardine16 Open ticket
while your already here and logged in the community