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Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Transferring from Telus, wrong IMEI and error

A friend of mine signed up for public mobile, and is transferring her phone number from TELUS.

 

On the final step of the registration, there was a an error: "Generic Error Oh no! It looks like something went wrong, but don’t panic."

 

On my phone, I received a text from public saying that a referral was successful. However, it's been over an hour, and her phone does not have any service yet. The selfservice account she registered with doesn't seem to exist yet either.

 

Potentially related to the issue: the wrong IMEI was submitted with the application.

Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: Transferring from Telus, wrong IMEI and error

Sounds like your activation/port did not complete.  You will have to contact the Mods by sending them a Private Message (@Moderator_Team).  Send them as much information as you can - phone number, PIN, name etc.  and a description of what happened.  If you need more information on how to send a private message, do a search on "send private message to mod".

Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: Transferring from Telus, wrong IMEI and error

Thank you for your prompt reply.

 

My friend replaced her phone yesterday through applecare, and i realized that the phone would be locked. We are currently on the line with telus to unlock the phone first, to see if this will help.

 

When i try to activate the sim card again, it says the sim is invalid, so i feel like some part of the registration went through. I will message the mods soon if the unlocking of the phone does not work.

Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Transferring from Telus, wrong IMEI and error

 


@politerobot wrote:

Thank you for your prompt reply.

 

My friend replaced her phone yesterday through applecare, and i realized that the phone would be locked. We are currently on the line with telus to unlock the phone first, to see if this will help.

 

When i try to activate the sim card again, it says the sim is invalid, so i feel like some part of the registration went through. I will message the mods soon if the unlocking of the phone does not work.


       Most phone come unlocked but maybe apple still locks them to the original network provider (telus) I do think a chat with a mod will help Good Luck Lemew

Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: Transferring from Telus, wrong IMEI and error


@politerobot wrote:

Thank you for your prompt reply.

 

My friend replaced her phone yesterday through applecare, and i realized that the phone would be locked. We are currently on the line with telus to unlock the phone first, to see if this will help.

 

When i try to activate the sim card again, it says the sim is invalid, so i feel like some part of the registration went through. I will message the mods soon if the unlocking of the phone does not work.


You shouldn't have to unlock the phone if it is locked to Telus.  Public Mobile is owned by Telus and it should run on the network.  I think your problem is with the activation and only the mods can fix it.

Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: Transferring from Telus, wrong IMEI and error

I've contacted the moderators with as much information as possible. Thank you everyone fr your assistance

Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Transferring from Telus, wrong IMEI and error


@politerobot wrote:

I've contacted the moderators with as much information as possible. Thank you everyone fr your assistance


I would recommend your friend setting up a community account with the same email they will be using for the self serve account and having them submit a message with all the pertinent information. I have never seen anyone get the IMEI number wrong but undoubtedly it will not work. The sim sends the IMEI number to the carrier, that is how they are able to blaclklist a phone. Be sure to include the wrong IMEI number, the good IMEI number and a good explanation of what went wrong plus any other information they have at this point. 

 

To get help with your account, activation, or service? Please contact the Community Moderator Team to get help with your account.They are Public Mobile support employees who can help with your issue; "https://productioncommunity.publicmobile.ca/t5/Knowledge-Base/Updated-Contacting-our-Community-Moder..."
Click here to send them a private message. 'https://productioncommunity.publicmobile.ca/t5/notes/composepage/note-to-user-id/22437  
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