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Honor 8X no service after activation

Aaron16
Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

I bought a Public Mobile SIM card today and had it activated in a shop. I own a Honor 8X which I bought new in the UK. I've used it without any problems so far but for some reason the SIM card is not working. It does not seem to connect to any network at all. (see image) My British SIM card connects to networks without any problem.

 

Here's what I've already tried:

1) Manually put in the Public Mobile APN.

2) Switched SIM card slots since my phone has two of them: no change.

3) Hard reboot on my phone.

4) Tried the SIM in a Canadian phone - works.

 

An associated problem is that I cannot even set up my self starter account since I can't receive the activation code via text.

 

Can anyone help me out on one or both of these issues? 79602441_721687074990334_6104045578780409856_n.jpg

 

 

edited by computergeek541: photo removed from message posting because it contains personal information

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Jb456
Mayor / Maire
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Jb456
Mayor / Maire

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GinYVR
Mayor / Maire

@Aaron16If you have put it in a Canadian phone and it works, then it is out of Public Mobile's hands. Looking at the specs from here https://www.frequencycheck.com/models/vn4Ey/huawei-honor-8x-dual-sim-td-lte-cn-jsn-al00 It seems that your phone only supports the 3G 850Mhz band. That might explain your issue, I would suggest try goign to a higher population density area to see if it imrpoves your issue.

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@Aaron16  Along with @GinYVR observation you are also missing band 2 and 7 this will make it difficult to use on pm as you are experiencing.

Aaron16
Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

@Jb456 Wow, this seems to work! Very strange...

@GinYVRdoes this essentially mean that I will have less regular coverage?

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@Aaron16cell phones work on several bands, a cellphone towers transmit in different bands simultaneously mainly for different scenarios. eg some bands works better through walls than others. You don't technically get less coverage (depending on where you are), with just one band your service will get interrupted more. That's why I would suggest walk to a higher density area, near a cell phone tower to test your phone.

 

It is the customer's responsibility to have equipment that works with the network per Terms of Service, since you mentioned the SIM card works on a Canadian phone, it is out of Public / Telus' hand.

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@Aaron16 Customers should not be posting phone numbers here. As such, I removed one of the imgages from your messages. You do stil do need to delete that picture from your Community account. To do that, please slick on your Community avatar and go to My Profile, and then My Photos. From there, you can remove it.