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Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Account Status says 'plan expired', autopay is turned on, payment has been taken - no phone service

This morning I have no phone service - no phone calls, no internet.

I received a text from Public Mobile saying 'your plan did not renew because we did not receive your payment' and I have always used autopay.

When I log into my Public Mobile account I can see a few things:

- Plan Expiry Date: Apr 7, 2019 

- Account Status: Plan Expired

- AutoPay:

You are currently registered for dynamic Autopay

Payment Due Date (One-Time Payment): Apr 6, 2019

- Payment history does not show my April payment.

- Available funds: $2 (the autopay bonus from last month)

 

If I try to 'reactivate my current plan', it asks for a payment.

 

When I log into my bank account I can see the autopay payment has already been taken

So I called my bank and they said the payment was authorised today (April 7th) by Public Mobile, and that every other month my payments have been authorised at the same time/date.

 

Why do I have no service if Public Mobile have already authorised payment from my account?

Why does my account say expired and I have to pay when that should NOT be the case?

 

If someone could please help that would be appreciated.

Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Account Status says 'plan expired', autopay is turned on, payment has been taken - no phone serv


@jessmchutch wrote:

This morning I have no phone service - no phone calls, no internet.

I received a text from Public Mobile saying 'your plan did not renew because we did not receive your payment' and I have always used autopay.

When I log into my Public Mobile account I can see a few things:

- Plan Expiry Date: Apr 7, 2019 

- Account Status: Plan Expired

- AutoPay:

You are currently registered for dynamic Autopay

Payment Due Date (One-Time Payment): Apr 6, 2019

 

If I try to 'reactivate my current plan', it asks for a payment.

 

When I log into my bank account I can see the autopay payment has already been taken

So I called my bank and they said the payment was authorised today (April 7th) by Public Mobile, and that every other month my payments have been authorised at the same time/date.

 

Why do I have no service if Public Mobile have already authorised payment from my account?

Why does my account say expired and I have to pay when that should NOT be the case?

 

If someone could please help that would be appreciated.


I think you should contact moderator team .

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

Mayor / Maire

Re: Account Status says 'plan expired', autopay is turned on, payment has been taken - no phone serv


@jessmchutch wrote:

This morning I have no phone service - no phone calls, no internet.

I received a text from Public Mobile saying 'your plan did not renew because we did not receive your payment' and I have always used autopay.

When I log into my Public Mobile account I can see a few things:

- Plan Expiry Date: Apr 7, 2019 

- Account Status: Plan Expired

- AutoPay:

You are currently registered for dynamic Autopay

Payment Due Date (One-Time Payment): Apr 6, 2019

 

If I try to 'reactivate my current plan', it asks for a payment.

 

When I log into my bank account I can see the autopay payment has already been taken

So I called my bank and they said the payment was authorised today (April 7th) by Public Mobile, and that every other month my payments have been authorised at the same time/date.

 

Why do I have no service if Public Mobile have already authorised payment from my account?

Why does my account say expired and I have to pay when that should NOT be the case?

 

If someone could please help that would be appreciated.


Is your PM self-serve payment history shows the payment?

 

Send a private message to moderator for help.

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

Mayor / Maire

Re: Account Status says 'plan expired', autopay is turned on, payment has been taken - no phone serv

 @jessmchutch 

Do send that private message as already suggested but maybe just maybe you could try the lost/stolen feature.
Log in to self-serve. Plan & Add-Ons from top menu. Lost/Stolen Phone from next menu. Suspend Service button. Log out. Wait a few minutes. Log back in and back to Lost/Stolen Phone and Resume Service this time. Log out. Restart phone.
See what happens.

 

A screen snip of your overview page could be informative too. Blank out personal info of course.

Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: Account Status says 'plan expired', autopay is turned on, payment has been taken - no phone serv

Thank you for the helpful suggestion, I am giving the suspend service a try now. I will let you know if this resolves the issue.

 

I have also sent the moderators a private message.

Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: Account Status says 'plan expired', autopay is turned on, payment has been taken - no phone serv

@jessmchutch when you login to your self-serve account...

What does it say beside Available Funds?

When you click View Payment History, do you see your April payment?

Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: Account Status says 'plan expired', autopay is turned on, payment has been taken - no phone serv

I have edited my post to reflect these - sorry for not including those details in my original post.

 

Available funds is $2 (from last months autopay)

And the April payment is not in my payment history, which I'm guessing is the source of the issue.

My bank says Public Mobile have taken the funds, but it is not reflected on my account.

Mayor / Maire

Re: Account Status says 'plan expired', autopay is turned on, payment has been taken - no phone serv


@jessmchutch wrote:

I have edited my post to reflect these - sorry for not including those details in my original post.

 

Available funds is $2 (from last months autopay)

And the April payment is not in my payment history, which I'm guessing is the source of the issue.

My bank says Public Mobile have taken the funds, but it is not reflected on my account.


Wait for moderator to work on your payment issue as we do not have access to your account.

 

Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: Account Status says 'plan expired', autopay is turned on, payment has been taken - no phone serv


@jessmchutch wrote:

I have edited my post to reflect these - sorry for not including those details in my original post.

 

Available funds is $2 (from last months autopay)

And the April payment is not in my payment history, which I'm guessing is the source of the issue.

My bank says Public Mobile have taken the funds, but it is not reflected on my account.


Thanks @jessmchutch for the additional details.  Yes, this explains why the plan is expired and the moderators are the only ones that can fix it/reactivate the acount. 

 

For the future, what I've read in the forums is that autopay may not work sometimes; even though it is turned ON, the payment may not be applied.  It's a hassle to sort out as you can agree, so some people suggest adding enough funds to the Available Funds to cover the plan cost, prior to the renewal date.  I know it's a little inconvenient, but I would rather do that instead of going through this when autopay doesn't work.  I would still keep autopay ON for the discount, of course.  Good luck.

Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: Account Status says 'plan expired', autopay is turned on, payment has been taken - no phone serv

This trick is good to know.  I may consider this for my daughters phones.  To date, I have not had any issues with the autopay system, however, the fact that others have had issues is distrurbing.  I was with Bell for years, and I manage other phones at Koodo and have never had such an issue.  This autopay thing not going through properly, along with the recent posts I have seen about the password reset function not working (again?? I thought this was fixed) leads me to beleive that the persons responsible for the workings of Public Mobile's website are not all that together reliable.

 

I like Public Mobile.  I like its structure and the price and agreed to it when I signed up.  Even so, I was hesitate then to sign up, and I still have no regrets.  That said, my two young daughters may rely on thier cell phones one day as a safety device and when I hear of troubles like these, it does make we wonder if Public Mobile is worth thee cost savings.

 

Just my comments.