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Benni2021
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Flip phone

I want to buy a flip phone, and use PublicMobile as my provider. Is that possible? 

Also, I want to keep my same number. How do I do that?


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LEGO
Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Flip phone

Yes it is possible. Something like this would work: flip phone.

When activating your new SIM card you will initiate number transfer from old provider to Public Mobile.

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LEGO
Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Flip phone

Yes it is possible. Something like this would work: flip phone.

When activating your new SIM card you will initiate number transfer from old provider to Public Mobile.

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hairbag1
Mayor / Maire

Re: Flip phone

@Benni2021...

what phone are you planning to buy ? An unlocked phone needs to be able to accept a sim from Public Mobile. Before you buy it, make sure it's compatible on PM network.

Edit, once you found the phone you want, get a sim from Public. During activation, you'll need to contact moderator to port your number to PM. Make sure to keep your old account active until port is complete.

Top of this page, click Get Started to review the steps.

https://www.publicmobile.ca/en/on/get-help/articles/choose-your-phone-number

When you need live assistance during new activation, click here for live activation assistance.

 

HALIMACS
Mayor / Maire

Re: Flip phone

@Benni2021 

 

Regarding Phone Compatibility, make sure the device meets these requirements:

 

Minimum recommended phone specs:

 

  • 3G UMTS/W-CDMA/HSPA: B2 (1900) and B5 (850)
  • 4G FDD-LTE: B4, B12

 

Currently VoLTE is not available and voice calls are only on 3G. SMS and data can work on 3G or LTE. Fastest data speeds are on LTE.

 

For LTE, these are all of the available bands on the network: 2, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17, 29, 30, 66. Some bands are available in some locations, others available elsewhere.

 

Any phone you are considering should ideally have 3G B2, B5 and LTE B4 (or B66 instead of B4), B12 (or B17 instead of B12) for minimum coverage. If your phone does not have all recommended bands, you may have poor coverage / no service / slow data in some locations.

 

For LTE: B2, B7 will give you faster speeds. LTE B5 will give better indoor coverage in some downtown urban areas. The rest are not really necessary.

 

 

Regarding how to port to keep your existing number:

 

Refer to this link below for more details on the porting process:

 

https://www.publicmobile.ca/en/on/get-help/articles/port-fraud-protection

 

 

Benni2021
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Flip phone

Thank you all so much! Your answers are appreciated.  I'll make sure I get a compatible phone.

LEGO
Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Flip phone

@Benni2021 Here are a few more phones for you to consider: Artfone 3G Unlocked Flip Cell Phone & Uleway 3G Unlocked Flip Cell Phone

Benni2021
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Flip phone

Lego ... That's exactly the one I'm getting! Ha!

LEGO
Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Flip phone


@Benni2021 wrote:

Lego ... That's exactly the one I'm getting! Ha!


Which one you were thinking to buy? I would suggest Artfone 3G, but you have to compare all of them and make your own choice.

 

EDIT: Artfone G3 Big Button Senior Flip Mobile Phone (Youtube Review)

Benni2021
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Flip phone

I just paid off my contract with my previous provider,  I'll get the bill May 7th.

Do I need to wait until then to start with Public? I want to make sure I'm able to get the same phone number. 

hairbag1
Mayor / Maire

Re: Flip phone

@Benni2021...

keep your old account activate until successful port to PM ...when port is complete, that account will close automatically.

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