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Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Is there a Walmart in Canada who sells the SIM card without activation?

I walked into Walmart in Calgary and wanted to buy a SIM card to take the flash sale offer. Well, they didn't want to sell it to me "We only sell with activation".

 

I walked out and thought to myself "Walmart, you can shove the $20 referral commission into wherever the sun don't shine"...

 

Public Mobile must clearly communicate with their resellers, or don't offer flash sales where an online SIM card order is impossible to get on time. *vent off*

 

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Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Is there a Walmart in Canada who sells the SIM card without activation?


@ute1978 wrote:

I walked into Walmart in Calgary and wanted to buy a SIM card to take the flash sale offer. Well, they didn't want to sell it to me "We only sell with activation".

 

I walked out and thought to myself "Walmart, you can shove the $20 referral commission into wherever the sun don't shine"...

 

Public Mobile must clearly communicate with their resellers, or don't offer flash sales where an online SIM card order is impossible to get. *vent off*

 


Amazon.ca sells Public Mobile SIMs.
London Drugs does as well, bought one there last Friday, no issue. 

Walmart representatives are not Walmart employeees, they are a third party company. 
Reps there make minimum wage and relies on commissions, probably trying to get you to pick a post paid carrier that signs you up with an agreement, which could make them a few bucks versus basically nothing with Public Mobile. 

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Oracle

Re: Is there a Walmart in Canada who sells the SIM card without activation?


@ute1978 wrote:

I walked into Walmart in Calgary and wanted to buy a SIM card to take the flash sale offer. Well, they didn't want to sell it to me "We only sell with activation".

 

I walked out and thought to myself "Walmart, you can shove the $20 referral commission into wherever the sun don't shine"...

 

Public Mobile must clearly communicate with their resellers, or don't offer flash sales where an online SIM card order is impossible to get on time. *vent off*

 


This issue has been going on for a long time.  All I can recommend is to use the retail locator and leave a comment on those locations you have issues with


I am happy to help, but I am not a MOD please do not include any personal info in a message to me. Click the  in the bottom right to create a trouble ticket *

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Oracle

Re: Is there a Walmart in Canada who sells the SIM card without activation?

@ute1978  you can leave reviews using this link https://www.publicmobile.ca/en/ab/store-locator

 

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Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Is there a Walmart in Canada who sells the SIM card without activation?


@ShawnC13 wrote:


This issue has been going on for a long time.  All I can recommend is to use the retail locator and leave a comment on those locations you have issues with


Kann you please point me to the retail locator?

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Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Is there a Walmart in Canada who sells the SIM card without activation?


@mimmo wrote:

@ute1978  you can leave reviews using this link https://www.publicmobile.ca/en/ab/store-locator

 


Ahhhh, thanks, you were too fast.

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Is there a Walmart in Canada who sells the SIM card without activation?

Walmart doesn't get the $20 because they do the activation. The person who's referral code is given to Walmart to enter during the activation gets the $20. And you get $10.

 

There is no downside to having a dealer do this activation for you.

 

AE_Collector

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Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Is there a Walmart in Canada who sells the SIM card without activation?


@AE_Collector wrote:

Walmart doesn't get the $20 because they do the activation. The person who's referral code is given to Walmart to enter during the activation gets the $20. And you get $10.

 

There is no downside to having a dealer do this activation for you.

 

AE_Collector


Technically there is risk.
You would be giving your credit card, and personal information over to the person signing you up. All it takes is credit card number and driver's license to activate you on any carrier, take a couple $0 phones in your name and sell it off. 


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Retired Oracle / Oracle Retraité

Re: Is there a Walmart in Canada who sells the SIM card without activation?


@ute1978 wrote:

I walked into Walmart in Calgary and wanted to buy a SIM card to take the flash sale offer. Well, they didn't want to sell it to me "We only sell with activation".

 

I walked out and thought to myself "Walmart, you can shove the $20 referral commission into wherever the sun don't shine"...

 

Public Mobile must clearly communicate with their resellers, or don't offer flash sales where an online SIM card order is impossible to get on time. *vent off*

 


The current flash sale is applicable to in-store activations. Whether it's a privacy issue or not wanting to wait while the activation is being done, you would still receive the second 30 days of service for free if activating a $25 or higher plan.  Stores do receive a commission for activating customers, but it's not a $20 account credit. Activating there also doesn't prevent you from having someone refer you.

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