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pckku
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Please let me know whether or not I go to Walmart, purchase a PM sim card and activate it to get a new number, without using a physical phone. The PM sim card will be for my visitors coming to Canada in about one week. I am sure their current phone WILL work onPublic Mobile network as they have the same phone as mine. Can I activate a new sim card without their phone?  

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meocon
Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

@pckku Yes you can activate a new sim card with PM without a phone. Also, don't forget PM currently has some perfect promos. Activate at Walmart with Talk+Text plan you will get $20 credit bill + free sim + $10 for a friend referral as well. hurry this week only

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meocon
Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

@pckku Yes you can activate a new sim card with PM without a phone. Also, don't forget PM currently has some perfect promos. Activate at Walmart with Talk+Text plan you will get $20 credit bill + free sim + $10 for a friend referral as well. hurry this week only

MacMe
Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Yes, you can buy a SIM and activate it without a phone.

wetcoaster
Mayor / Maire

@pckku wrote:

Please let me know whether or not I go to Walmart, purchase a PM sim card and activate it to get a new number, without using a physical phone. The PM sim card will be for my visitors coming to Canada in about one week. I am sure their current phone WILL work onPublic Mobile network as they have the same phone as mine. Can I activate a new sim card without their phone?  


You don't need an a phone / IMEI for signing up with Public Mobile, obviously you'll need a device to use the SIM.

I would put the freshly activated SIM into your phone to make sure everything works as expected.

pckku
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Thank you.  And will I also getting the $10 back from Walmart if I activate the sim there? 

meocon
Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

@pckku yes you will get $10 for friend referral if you don't have any friend from PM to refer you can send me a private message I can give you my phone number.

 

https://productioncommunity.publicmobile.ca/t5/Announcements/Friendship-Forever-Celebrate-Your-BFF-T...

Orz
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Yes, I did just that and it works. I opened a new line for my dad and did not bring a phone with me so I walked out of the store with only the sim card after everything said and done.

 

Although it is a good idea to bring a working phone to test whether the sim activates and works properly on the spot. That may save you one trip should anything happen.

pckku
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Thank you all for the great help!!! 

 

Will go out and buy the sims from Walmart this week to take advantage of the $10 credit promotion for the sim card.

Dougmania
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

No you don't need a phone when you sign up. Just go into walmart, and come out with an activated sim. Since it is free SIM and up to $32 bonus credits it is a great time to buy at Walmart.


1. Go to Walmart store and ask to sign up for public mobile. You get $20 Credit when you sign up at walmart.
2. Use your email as a login name (if you are going to port from PC mobile or Koodo, make sure to use a different email address)
3. Enter your referral number. If you don’t have one, I can give you one. You need a referral for the $10 credit.
4. Pick your plan and phone number and enter your credit card information when signing up and choose to Auto Pay and activate your SIM. You get $2 credit for doing autopay. You have to pay for the first 30 days.
5. Create and log into your publicmobile.ca account to find your credits within 72 hours.