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Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

New activation

I currently have a Samsung Galaxy S9+ that I purchased outright on a Bell plan.  What do I need to do to activate it with Public?

Mayor / Maire

Re: New activation


@fdv7221 wrote:

I currently have a Samsung Galaxy S9+ that I purchased outright on a Bell plan.  What do I need to do to activate it with Public?


@fdv7221  Make sure your phone is unlocked. Purchase a PM sim card then click here.

 

Mayor / Maire

Re: New activation


@fdv7221 wrote:

I currently have a Samsung Galaxy S9+ that I purchased outright on a Bell plan.  What do I need to do to activate it with Public?


You'll need a new PM SIM and your email.  You can click this link to see the process: https://activate.publicmobile.ca/

 

Edit: the above link would be needed when you start the activation process, but use @geopublic  link to get started.

GR
Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: New activation

@fdv7221  to unlock a Samsung they'll give you a long unlock code that when you put the public mobile Sim card in the phone the first time it will ask you for it! You can get it from bell or Samsung.ca

Mayor / Maire

Re: New activation

You can purchase a PM sim either online or through a retailer.  You will need to register the sim and select a plan.

https://www.publicmobile.ca/en/bc/get-started

Oracle

Re: New activation

@fdv7221 I am a satisfied, 4+ years, PM customer but a curmudgeon and so recommend reading:  https://productioncommunity.publicmobile.ca/t5/Getting-Started/BE-PREPARED/m-p/112014#M20827


>>> ALERT: I AM NOT A MODERATOR. JE NE SUIS PAS MODERATEUR.
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Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: New activation

The absolute easiest way to do this is by going to a wireless provider depot at the mall or you will have to order or buy a sim card and activate it yourself.

Mayor / Maire

Re: New activation

@fdv7221 

In addition to all of above, get a referral code from a PM subscriber and use the code during activation to get a $10 referral credit.

Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: New activation


@fdv7221 wrote:

I currently have a Samsung Galaxy S9+ that I purchased outright on a Bell plan.  What do I need to do to activate it with Public?


It wouldn't be bad idea to check if phone is locked but shouldn't be needed.  It's supposed be unlocked when you leave the store. I don't think Samsung does self locking any longer with newer models.

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: New activation

I'm pretty sure all phones bought in Canada come factory unlocked this days. All you need is to buy a PM sim card and activate it on line or just go to Walmart/ wow mobile and have them doing it all for you.

Good luck!