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Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Unable to use data due to phone issues and would like to downgrade my plan

I purchased a one month plan for $30 with unlimited text and call and 500MB data. The person who set it up for me at Walmart was unable to get the data service working on my phone and since I had already paid for the service, she said the only solution was for me to go home and factory reset my phone (which is a LOT of work). My phone has an issue where it cannot connect via USB to any computer. That being said, its impossible for me to factory reset and actually use the data plan I paid for. I would like to downgrade to a plan with no data and be refunded the price difference. How can this be done? Who do I contact?

Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: Unable to use data due to phone issues and would like to downgrade my plan


@ShanMan1 wrote:

I purchased a one month plan for $30 with unlimited text and call and 500MB data. The person who set it up for me at Walmart was unable to get the data service working on my phone and since I had already paid for the service, she said the only solution was for me to go home and factory reset my phone (which is a LOT of work). My phone has an issue where it cannot connect via USB to any computer. That being said, its impossible for me to factory reset and actually use the data plan I paid for. I would like to downgrade to a plan with no data and be refunded the price difference. How can this be done? Who do I contact?


@ShanMan1You can change your plan yourself in the self serve portal. https://selfserve.publicmobile.ca/ then choose change plan and change at next renewal. As for getting a refund you can ask the moderator team if there is anything you can do but seems a stretch considering you never came on here and asked for help settings up your data. The correct response from the employee would have been to come to the public mobile support community and ask for help.

 

Also remember switching from the $30 plan to the $25 plan does not only remove your 500mb data, it also changes your canada-wide-talk to province-wide-talk

 

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Oracle

Re: Unable to use data due to phone issues and would like to downgrade my plan


@ShanMan1 wrote:

I purchased a one month plan for $30 with unlimited text and call and 500MB data. The person who set it up for me at Walmart was unable to get the data service working on my phone and since I had already paid for the service, she said the only solution was for me to go home and factory reset my phone (which is a LOT of work). My phone has an issue where it cannot connect via USB to any computer. That being said, its impossible for me to factory reset and actually use the data plan I paid for. I would like to downgrade to a plan with no data and be refunded the price difference. How can this be done? Who do I contact?


What type of phone do you have and why do you need to connect to computer for a factory reset?  Can you checkt eh APN settings or change them that maybe the issue. 

Here is a great site to setup your APN and instructions on how to do it.  Find the APN Settings for Public Mobile here!


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Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Unable to use data due to phone issues and would like to downgrade my plan

@ShanMan1

As stated...a factory reset is a few clicks away on your phone..

Oracle

Re: Unable to use data due to phone issues and would like to downgrade my plan

I think the issue is backing up teh data, but there are several apps taht allow you to do it over bluetooth or home wifi.

 

what phone are you using?  LGs are the main culpraits of needing a factory reset.

 

I personally do not think you bother asking  for a refund, it is not PM's fault you are unable to use data or set up your phone.  

Mayor / Maire

Re: Unable to use data due to phone issues and would like to downgrade my plan

@ShanMan1Sorry to say, but wal~mart wants to get you out of the store as fast as possible and is extremely likely they just fluffed you off. There is a lot of good info here, including info that will solve (or figure out whats wrong) with not only your data issues, but also your usb issues.

Mayor / Maire

Re: Unable to use data due to phone issues and would like to downgrade my plan

@ShanMan1 what is your phone's brand and model number?  We might be able to help better than the folks at Walmart, whom as @RobertQc noted, just want to get you out the door.  


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Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: Unable to use data due to phone issues and would like to downgrade my plan

You're right. Its an LG G4. I didn't know its possible through wifi, what app?

Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: Unable to use data due to phone issues and would like to downgrade my plan

LG G4

Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Unable to use data due to phone issues and would like to downgrade my plan

I'd say there are less drastic steps to take than a factory reset, like checking the APN settings, trying the SIM card in another phone, etc.

 

That said, there's at least one other thread on the subject and the solution was a factory reset: https://productioncommunity.publicmobile.ca/t5/Getting-Started/Unable-to-get-data-working-on-lg-g4/t...