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Receiving text messages while abroad

alanol
Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

I'm planning to study abroad (not in the US) in the new year. Wondering if I would still be able to receive incoming text messages for services that send verification codes by sms. Of course I won't be sending text messages, making/receiving calls, or using data while abroad.

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@alanol @The only way is leave your sim card in an active phone and install a sms forwarding  app.

 

Edit some instructions https://productioncommunity.publicmobile.ca/t5/Getting-Started/Traveling-to-Australia/m-p/164854#M30...

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HALIMACS
Mayor / Maire

Not to your Public Mobile number, @alanol , unless you choose to leave the SIM card with someone in Canada in another device.

 

You may need to acquire a local SIM card and service where you'll be to receive these messages.


@HALIMACS wrote:

Not to your Public Mobile number, @alanol , unless you choose to leave the SIM card with someone in Canada in another device.

 

You may need to acquire a local SIM card and service where you'll be to receive these messages.


@alanol 

 

This is just to clarify the above that you will not receive the content of the text messages (such a banking verification codes) unless someone forwards them to you at the phone number that you go where you're visiting.

Anonymous
Not applicable

@alanol 

public mobile service out Canada only For US Roaming 10 day packages

for Purchase Add-Ons,

Unlimited U.S. Talk, Text and 250MB Data Bundle = $20
Unlimited U.S. Talk and Text Bundle = $15
Unlimited U.S. Talk Only = $8
Unlimited U.S. Text Only = $8
U.S. Data Only 10 day packages
250MB = $10
500MB = $15
1GB = $20

 

when you visit US and then Purchase it,

sign in to Self-Serve, to review your account,

How To Purchase Add-Ons Using Your Self-Serve Account

To purchase Add-Ons using your Self-Serve account, follow these steps:

  1. Click on ‘Purchase Add- Ons’ on the Overview tab and scroll down to the Add-On calculator.
  2. Click the plus sign (+) to add and the minus sign (-) to remove selected Add-ons.
  3. When you’ve added all your desired Add-Ons, click ‘Buy Add-Ons’ or ‘Make a Payment’ below the calculator:
    • You will see ‘Make a Payment’ instead of ‘Buy Add-Ons’ if there are not enough funds in your account to make the purchase.
    • If you don’t have sufficient funds to purchase the Add-Ons, you will be asked to make a one-time payment equal to the price of the Add-On, less your current available funds. Click ‘Submit’, then ‘Go back’: now the button below the calculator will say ‘Buy Add-Ons’.
  4. Select ‘Confirm my purchase’, and you’re off to the races!
  5. after you Add-on you have to do Rebooting your phone

    what is mean for Rebooting the phone means to turn off your phone and turn it back on again.

 

Overview Of Add-Ons visit Here link..

 

or anywhere have a Wi-Fi Free,

and you to use a app Textme or Talkatone, and you will getting new canadian number for Free from that app,

• Unlimited Call \ SMS \ MMS a Free USA/Canada.

 

Here link for app Talkatone.

 

Here link for app Text Me.

 

 

but you don't need to Missed a payment for your plan visit here for more information

Reactivate a suspended plan (publicmobile.ca)

 

[incorrect info struckthough ........ Luddite]


@Anonymous wrote:

@alanol 

public mobile service out Canada only For US Roaming 10 day packages

for Purchase Add-Ons,

Unlimited U.S. Talk, Text and 250MB Data Bundle = $20
Unlimited U.S. Talk and Text Bundle = $15
Unlimited U.S. Talk Only = $8
Unlimited U.S. Text Only = $8
U.S. Data Only 10 day packages
250MB = $10
500MB = $15
1GB = $20

 

when you visit US and then Purchase it,

sign in to Self-Serve, to review your account,

How To Purchase Add-Ons Using Your Self-Serve Account

To purchase Add-Ons using your Self-Serve account, follow these steps:

  1. Click on ‘Purchase Add- Ons’ on the Overview tab and scroll down to the Add-On calculator.
  2. Click the plus sign (+) to add and the minus sign (-) to remove selected Add-ons.
  3. When you’ve added all your desired Add-Ons, click ‘Buy Add-Ons’ or ‘Make a Payment’ below the calculator:
    • You will see ‘Make a Payment’ instead of ‘Buy Add-Ons’ if there are not enough funds in your account to make the purchase.
    • If you don’t have sufficient funds to purchase the Add-Ons, you will be asked to make a one-time payment equal to the price of the Add-On, less your current available funds. Click ‘Submit’, then ‘Go back’: now the button below the calculator will say ‘Buy Add-Ons’.
  4. Select ‘Confirm my purchase’, and you’re off to the races!
  5. after you Add-on you have to do Rebooting your phone

    what is mean for Rebooting the phone means to turn off your phone and turn it back on again.

 

Overview Of Add-Ons visit Here link..

 

or anywhere have a Wi-Fi Free,

and you to use a app Textme or Talkatone, and you will getting new canadian number for Free from that app,

• Unlimited Call \ SMS \ MMS a Free USA/Canada.

 

Here link for app Talkatone.

 

Here link for app Text Me.

 

 

but you don't need to Missed a payment for your plan visit here for more information

Reactivate a suspended plan (publicmobile.ca)


 

Unfortunately, this customer isn't going to the U.S.

Anonymous
Not applicable

@computergeek541 

oh my bad sorry i can't see where the go!

alanol
Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Thanks for the comments everyone.

 

Any advice on how to get these verification codes for services that don't let you change your number to a non Canadian one?

@alanol @The only way is leave your sim card in an active phone and install a sms forwarding  app.

 

Edit some instructions https://productioncommunity.publicmobile.ca/t5/Getting-Started/Traveling-to-Australia/m-p/164854#M30...