Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Do not receive SMS text to validate the transfer

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

I just activated SIM card to transfer existing phone # to public mobile. The activation is successful in summary page


Congratulations Zhen!

Your SIM card is now active on Canada’s largest Mobile Network"


But i do not receive SMS text per "Public Mobile will send you an SMS text message should we receive a request to transfer your mobile phone number to another carrier"

I am supposed to receive SMS text to confirm the transfer.

Now the old SIM card is still inside phone. What I do next?




Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

I am having the same issue. Forgot to leave my old sim and I guess I missed the message. How do I re-initiate the transfer/porting process to enable me get the message from my old provider. Thanks

Was your old provider a cell provider? Or some kind of landline or cell/landline that does not do texting? If the latter then that's right, you need to manually confirm/permit.

If cell then they certainly should be sending you a text? Is the old account still active?

Customer Support Agent



I sent a new request, please be ready to get the message.

You have 90 minutes.



Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

i called, they suggested me to call old provider to manuall approve. I will try

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

got, I've put old sim card back, wait for confirmation text. Do not know why it is uable to come...

Your test is a correct outcome. The last thing that gets transferred is incoming calls. That voicemail is likely your old voicemail box.

But the confirmation text needs to go to the old sim.

@causacn your issue is that the porting was not completed.   Did you get the text from your old provider yet?  you replied?


if not, please call the number I messaged you earlier 

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen


I did a test with putting public mobile sim card

the test result

1. outgoing call works

2. incoming call not through

it automately switch to voicemail. it looks like the issue is

"Incoming calls go straight to voicemail"

the phone setting is ok as it can take incoming call before, is it something wrong with public mobile SIM card?




Don't forget to continue to leave the old sim in when you call them. Public doesn't send it to you. The old provider does. To the old sim.

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen


Mayor / Maire



did you just activate?  It might take 30 mins to an hour to receive the text from your old provider for your approval to transfer


There is a number to all to talk to live support and the can re-trigger the process for you.  I will message the number to you via the Community inbox.  Check the envelope icon on top right.  Call them and get it fixed