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alexir
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Does the number expires?

Hi there,

 

I've read SIM cards doesn't expire, but I don't see this very clear.. In the case of not using the SIM for a long period of time, i.e a year, and the SIM card is desactivated after the 90 days, is the number safe for all the time until activated again? Or will be available in the market for other customers?

 

Thanks

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NDesai
Oracle

Re: Does the number expires?


@alexir wrote:

that means that we can keep the same phone number during years with no using it... correct?


Sorry, i am not understanding your question here. 

Once you activate the sim, you must keep it active. The maximum period you can keep it suspended/unpaid is 90 days. If you don't, you will lose your account, plan and your phone number. The sim will be no longer valid for use. 

 

I thought you were asking about the unused sim card and sim card number. 

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NDesai
Oracle

Re: Does the number expires?

Sim cards do not expire. Sim numbers are different for all sim cards. So, even after a year, you can use the sim card to activate on Public Mobile. Once the sim card is used, it cannot be used again to activate another account. 

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alexir
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Does the number expires?

that means that we can keep the same phone number during years with no using it... correct?

NDesai
Oracle

Re: Does the number expires?


@alexir wrote:

that means that we can keep the same phone number during years with no using it... correct?


Sorry, i am not understanding your question here. 

Once you activate the sim, you must keep it active. The maximum period you can keep it suspended/unpaid is 90 days. If you don't, you will lose your account, plan and your phone number. The sim will be no longer valid for use. 

 

I thought you were asking about the unused sim card and sim card number. 

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alexir
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Does the number expires?

I see...

 

Thank you NDesai

 

 

Holymanm
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Does the number expires?

Hi all,

Sorry to bring back an old topic, but I have a similar question...

So if it takes 90 days for the number to expire - can I just add a $10 plan, for 30 days, every 89 days or so, and my number will still be safe?

(I'm moving abroad for about 9 months, but would like to keep my number...)

Thank you!
stonechucker
Mayor / Maire

Re: Does the number expires?

You can renew a txt only plan if you wish to do this.  The no-plan plan is not a plan.

Wafik
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Does the number expires?

I cannot find the post, but I know I saw a post by @Luddite somewhere about this.

Basically, to answer your question, yes you can, but he recommended doing it every 85 days to avoid any problems.

Luddite
Oracle

Re: Does the number expires?

@Wafik FYI: https://productioncommunity.publicmobile.ca/t5/Paying-for-your-service/Extended-Absence/m-p/142735#M...


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Wafik
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Does the number expires?

That's the one!  Thanks @Luddite

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