@JackieB1 login to Telus site and it has account number there
Another option is to activate with a tenp new number first. Once activation completed and service fully functioning, then yiu can login to PM My Account here and request porting. If it has error at that point , yiu can request 9
porting by open ticket with PM support
DO NOT try to re-attempt activation. Pm might have charged you already.
First check if PM charge your credit card yet.
Also, put the PM SIM in a phone and check if it connects to PM network and if it can make outgoing calls
If PM has not charge you and the sim card is not connecting, then the activation didn't completed.
Error 837 usually comes up when you request porting and used IMEI as the information for the old provider
If PM didn't charge you yet, you can try to activate again and request porting, but try to enter the account number of the old provider instead of IMEI.
@wmuir - if you did not get to the payment section of the activation of the SIM card. Wait an hour to try to activate again, when you do, open a tab in incognito mode and complete this way.
If you did enter your payment details, or past the payment section, check to see if the card was charged. If so, try the SIM card into a phone and see if you have any services that work. If you do, activation completed.
But you may need assistance or confirmation of some details.
So, if the Telus Porting number provided to you by @Handy1 is not helping, 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.