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alicepepindesja
Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

If i buy a new unlocked phone that is fully paid can I just put my public mobile sim card in it?

I have a LG Q6 and i wanted to buy an unlocked Pixel 4A!


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softech
Mayor / Maire

Re: If i buy a new unlocked phone that is fully paid can I just put my public mobile sim card in it?

Yes, both LG q6 and Pixel would work here.

 

for LG, make sure you reset your network settings after inserting the PM SIM to get Mobile Data working.

 

Personally I would get Pixel 4A , better support  🙂

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S--S
Mayor / Maire

Re: If i buy a new unlocked phone that is fully paid can I just put my public mobile sim card in it?

Yes you can and would working,

 

for public mobile phone compatibility

you have to put it a device brand for any phone to you can see all information,

 

you can visit here >>

WillMyPhoneWork.net - Check if your phone works on a network

 

following  >> To find out if your cellular phone is compatible with our network, click  HERE

 

visit Here  to you can full information about your device.

 

 

Good Luck

Staliger
Mayor / Maire

Re: If i buy a new unlocked phone that is fully paid can I just put my public mobile sim card in it?

@alicepepindesja What is the model of the phone? Just to make sure that it is fully compatible with PM...

alicepepindesja
Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: If i buy a new unlocked phone that is fully paid can I just put my public mobile sim card in it?

I have an old LG Q6 and i wanted to buy a Pixel 4A!

softech
Mayor / Maire

Re: If i buy a new unlocked phone that is fully paid can I just put my public mobile sim card in it?

yes you can.  PM doesn't sell phone (other than the Certified Pre-owned one).  Most of us bring our unlocked phone here.

 

Important thing is, your phone must be compatible.  If your got your phone from Koodo or Telus, it will work for sure.  If you got your phone from Canada and is a Canadian model, likely it will work.  But not all international phones will work here

 

Give us your brand and model of the phone and we can try to look it up for you

esjliv
Mayor / Maire

Re: If i buy a new unlocked phone that is fully paid can I just put my public mobile sim card in it?

Hello @alicepepindesja 

 

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).

Please note that this information is indicative only.

Your phone's compatibility with our 4G or 4G LTE networks is based on the radio frequencies of your phone. 

 

Always good to check whether a phone will work with any provider, especially Public Mobile. Use more than one source to be sure.

https://www.kimovil.com/en/frequency-checker/CA

https://willmyphonework.net

 

 

If you are buying a used phone, check if your phone is blacklisted here: https://www.devicecheck.ca/check-status-device-canada/

softech
Mayor / Maire

Re: If i buy a new unlocked phone that is fully paid can I just put my public mobile sim card in it?

Yes, both LG q6 and Pixel would work here.

 

for LG, make sure you reset your network settings after inserting the PM SIM to get Mobile Data working.

 

Personally I would get Pixel 4A , better support  🙂

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alicepepindesja
Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: If i buy a new unlocked phone that is fully paid can I just put my public mobile sim card in it?

thank you! Yes the Lg Q6 is my old phone and i wanted to upgrade to the pixel 4A thank you for your help!

darlicious
Mayor / Maire

Re: If i buy a new unlocked phone that is fully paid can I just put my public mobile sim card in it?

@alicepepindesja 

If you know someone in the US to ship the google pixel 4a 128gb to for you you can pick it up from B&H photo for US$349 about about $500 cdn including duty and taxes.

 

Otherwise with canadian shipping addresses its US$429 about $600 cdn with duty and taxes.

 

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1647229-REG/google_ga01260_us_pixel_4_128gb_smartphone.html

 

Or if you act fast you can get it shipped to you from best buy for $479 about $545 with taxes.

 

https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/google-pixel-4a-128gb-just-black-unlocked/14878808?

Pawprints1986
Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: If i buy a new unlocked phone that is fully paid can I just put my public mobile sim card in it?

@esjliv just curious about that device check site... I don't need to use it, but can sim swaps happen via imei numbers at all? I'm just thinking if you check a phone and it is valid, but you've just given away it's critical identifier, could be bad news couldn't it? (I've wondered the same about do not call lists and if they actually just serve as a list of active numbers to spam instead 🤷)

 

Also if a device is currently stolen, how would anyone but the thief be able to know the imei ? Like, how is it possible to have a database like that?

 

🤔🤔 I know it's not totally related but very curious on that one

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