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Chanah
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Flip phone

I use an alcatel goflip 3 and it works fine here. Found it at BestBuy.

dabr
Mayor / Maire

Re: Flip phone


@Benni2021 wrote:

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. 


@Benni2021   Depends how long you have left in your current cycle with the other provider.

 

However, you can activate your PM account/SIM anytime you want and take a temporary number until you are ready to transfer your previous number which of course needs to be active at time of porting.    You will also need to keep your SIM from the previous provider in your phone to authorize the transfer text once it's received.  Then once the service stops with your previous provider, you can insert PM's SIM and reboot your phone.

 

BTW porting from Koodo prepaid and PC Mobile prepaid require moderators assistance for transfers, otherwise it can be done in the self serve account (My Account).

Benni2021
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Flip phone

Thank you!

Benni2021
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Flip phone

BTW, this is a great community forum, very helpful!  And I don't even have service yet -- but will definitely use PM as soon as I can. 

darlicious
Mayor / Maire

Re: Flip phone

@Benni2021 

Did you happen to register an email address for the current free month promotion before the April 5th registration deadline? If you need a referral code for the $10 bonus referral credit feel free to private message anyone who has helped you today and ask them if they will be your friend....lol.... for their referral code and they will happily supply it.

 

You mention that April is the final month of your contract presumably for a device subsidy on a post paid account. If this is the case the sooner you port over the better. Most "contracts" are set up with two separate fees rolled into one monthly bill. Your plan cost and your device subsidy.

 

For example lets say you pay $60 per month. $30 for your plan and $30 for your device subsidy. If you port out your number ( there by cancelling your service/account) earlier than your end date your provider adjusts your final bill by prorating your monthly fees. If you port out on the 5th day of your final month the provider prorates your fees $30÷30 days (×2=$60)=$1 per day each for both your plan fee and device subsidy=$2 per day total. 5 days × $2=$10 as your prorated final bill. You do not have to pay your entire monthly device subsidy ($30) in your final month because the WCC considers any portion of the device subsidy paid to be entire month paid so you can save yourself a little extra money....in the above example that amounts to $25.

 

From the WCC....

 

  1. When calculating the time remaining in a contract to determine the early cancellation fee, a month that has partially elapsed at the time of cancellation is considered a month completely elapsed.

ECF=early cancellation fee is your device subsidy × months remaining in your contract. Please refer to your contract to fully understand your obligations to your provider that you agreed upon.

 

Phone suggestions:

 

https://recy-cell.ca/en/cellphones/rugged-phones/

Benni2021
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Flip phone

I'm STILL waiting on the phone I ordered from Amazon on April 11, it hasn't even shipped yet. Tired of waiting so is this phone compatible with PM?

Flip Phone. 

esjliv
Mayor / Maire

Re: Flip phone


@Benni2021 wrote:

I'm STILL waiting on the phone I ordered from Amazon on April 11, it hasn't even shipped yet. Tired of waiting so is this phone compatible with PM?

Flip Phone. 


@Benni2021 

Looks like it, yes! The link you provided showed these frequencies:

"Operator Uleway 3G senior flip phone work with Rogers (Fido), Telus (Koodo), Bell (Virgin Mobile) or any carrier operates on these networks.

Band Mode:GSM 850/900/1800/1900mHz ,WCDMA 900/2100 mHz or 850/1900 mHz."

 

Note: Public Mobile is a Telus owned company.

 

Public Mobile uses the following frequency bands:

  • 4G LTE and LTE Advanced: 700 MHz, 850 MHz, 1900 MHz and 2100 MHz downlink and 1700 MHz uplink (AWS).
  • HSPA: 850 MHz, 1900 MHz (UMTS).
Benni2021
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Flip phone

Thank you so much! Ordering it now. 🙂

Benni2021
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Flip phone

I finally got my new phone!

I want to make sure that I have the porting process right -- I take the SIM card out of my Bell phone and put it into the new phone then have it ported. Is that correct? 

z10user4
Mayor / Maire

Re: Flip phone

 @Benni2021 : If your old phone can receive texts then you don't need to move the SIM. Then your old phone needs to be able to send a text to confirm.

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