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Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Cannot receive incoming calls.

I have recently signed up with public after moving back from Australia. I selected to use my number that I had before i left ( 2 years ago ) because it was still unassigned. Im and having issues with receiving calls as is says when you call my number "this number is not assigned" but i can make outgoing calls and use data and everything. its a mobile phone and it says it would take a few hours but its been 2 days. is this normal? what should i do?

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Cannot receive incoming calls.

Contact mods to investigate

 

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Or private message at link below

 

https://productioncommunity.publicmobile.ca/t5/notes/composepage/note-to-user-id/22437

 

 

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Cannot receive incoming calls.

Submit a ticket to a moderator.

 

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  • Get help with your account the easy way by starting a conversation with our virtual assistant, SIMon. It’ll take you to relevant help articles, or if it’s something more urgent, it can help you submit a ticket to the Moderator Team. Click here to get started.
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Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Cannot receive incoming calls.

@agrapartmax  I order to be able to use the same number (port-in) the following are best practices:

 

  1. Only the authorized account holder can transfer a number.
  2. You cannot transfer numbers between Public Mobile accounts.
  3. Your previous account must be active in order for the number transfer to go through. Once the transfer is complete, it will be automatically deactivated from your previous service provider. Double check your old account info, as it needs to be correct in order for your number transfer to complete. Here’s the information you’ll need.

 

Are you sure that number was unassigned?  During activation you can enter the number to port-in but if it's not active or doesn't belong to you then you would be able to make calls but not receive calls.

 

 

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Cannot receive incoming calls.

@metropublic 

I think they didn't port bit just selected the same number.

It's not possible to port from over account to another or from a purged account. I believe the error would show up telling you that the number is not transferable and ask you to check your typing. That is if the number was not originally ported from another company.

During the signup you can just select the same exchange and keep toggling with a random one until the right first 3 numbers show up. Then you can pick your own last 4 numbers. If it's not available the system will let you know and you won't be able to proceed until you chose something else. So the op was just lucky.

@agrapartmax is this how you obtained your I number? 

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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Cannot receive incoming calls.

@agrapartmax  If that was a PM number and account was in suspended state more than 90 days, the number is gone. Just pick a new one to get service going. 

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Cannot receive incoming calls.

@agrapartmax 

Restart your phone and try your number again and make sure no typo on your number. 

If you still the "number unassigned" message, create a support ticket to get your account checked by a moderator.

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Retired Oracle / Oracle Retraité

Re: Cannot receive incoming calls.


@agrapartmax wrote:

I have recently signed up with public after moving back from Australia. I selected to use my number that I had before i left ( 2 years ago ) because it was still unassigned. Im and having issues with receiving calls as is says when you call my number "this number is not assigned" but i can make outgoing calls and use data and everything. its a mobile phone and it says it would take a few hours but its been 2 days. is this normal? what should i do?


You were able to find it in the phone number selection list? I'm a little surprised because the activation portal only allow you to search for the last 4 digits of the phone number.   I think part of the reason customers are wondering if you tried to use the transfer a phone number in/number porting option during activation because if the phone number belonged to another carrier and you tried to port it in but it wasn't active, the symptoms that you've stated are similar to what would happen.

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