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Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Cannot Activate SIM - number not working

 
Hi There,   The online form is not accepting my Public Mobile SIM card number, which i purchased at a local mall   Number is: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Cannot Activate SIM - number not working

Welcome to Public Mobile @MattWawz

I am sorry to hear about your frustrations.

What kind of error are you getting? How far are you getting in the sign up process?

 

If you require specific assistance with your account, it's good to message the Moderator Team directly instead of posting personal information on here.

 

 you can send a private message to the Moderators by clicking here. You’ll need to be logged in to your Community account for the link to work.

 

In your message please include:

    • PM Phone Number, 4 digit PIN, Account email address, Detailed explanation of your issue.

Don't know your pin?--provide any 3 of the following:

    • Complete mailing address, Email address, Alternate phone number, Date of birth, Last top up date & amount

However you should be able to get assistance by sending your SIM card number when asking for help since you probably don't have all this information setup if you aren't able to setup an account with your SIM card just yet.

 

For future reference on how to contact a moderator also is a link here:

https://productioncommunity.publicmobile.ca/t5/Knowledge-Base/The-Public-Mobile-Moderator-Team/ta-p/...

 

 

Re: Cannot Activate SIM - number not working

@MattWawz, please remove your personal information from the post.  This is a fully publicly accessible forum, and your SIM number is considered private info.

 

Only share this type of information via private message to the Moderator_Team for service issues.

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Cannot Activate SIM - number not working

Hi, thanks for responding.

When I complete the signup form and click submit, the page reloads with the box for the SIM card highlighted - which indicates to me that there is a problem with the SIM card number however there is no message displayed clarifying what the issue is. 

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Cannot Activate SIM - number not working

ok i've removed it

Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Cannot Activate SIM - number not working

Thank you for the information @MattWawz

 

Use this link to activate your sim:

https://activate.publicmobile.ca/

 

You will then have your Public Mobile number.

 

After you do that, use this link to create a selfserve account:

https://selfserve.publicmobile.ca/self-registration/

 

What Web Browser are you using? You might want to start off by trying a different web browser.

Sometimes there is a glitch with different browsers.

 

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Cannot Activate SIM - number not working

I was using Chrome.

I've now tried with IE and i'm getting the same problem, except next to the 'Sim' field, there is the message "Invalid Sim"

 

This SIM should not be invalid, its on the side of a card i purchased at the mall.

A few days ago, I tried to sign up, and when i submitted, there was an error and the application was not completed, perhaps this error is why the sim is seen as invalid. please help 

Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Cannot Activate SIM - number not working

That's a good catch @MattWawz

I remember seeing on another thread where someone was trying to setup their account and the activation was stuck. This was the thread

https://productioncommunity.publicmobile.ca/t5/Getting-Started/Signup-process-help/td-p/287822

 

This was the receommendation:

 

Your activation has hung up. Start again at              Activate a SIM Card            after clearing your browser's cache, close your browser, and open on incognito/private mode; or use a different browser. 

If you get  a message "invalid SIM", you will need to wait until tomorrow to clear the partial activation. 

If failure continues tomorrow, click this: message to moderators to send a private message to the moderator team with a description of your issue along with your SIM number. 

Moderator hours are: Monday to Friday, 9 am (ET) to 9 pm (ET); Saturday - Sunday 9 am (ET) - 7:30 pm (ET). Usually they answer within in 24 hours, but can take a few days.

BE PREPARED

 

I would suggest that you contact the Moderator team directly to see if this is the case.

The last time someone with an oracle status @Luddite was able to provide some insight. 

Hopefully someone else will show up to give a better explanation than I.

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Cannot Activate SIM - number not working

Thanks @Jarvar.

 

I had contacted the moderator team directly and that was 4 hours ago so I got tired of waiting and posted my question to the forums. 

Since i've already tried a different browser i dont think clearing my cache will do anything so I guess i'll have to wait the 24 hours or to hear back from the moderator team. 

Thanks

Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Cannot Activate SIM - number not working

Here is how to contact a Moderator Directly.

 

To send a private message to a moderator click this link.  In your message please include:

          - PM Phone Number

          - 4 digit PIN (or at least 3 of the following to verify your identity)

                    - account number

                    - date of birth

                    - complete address listed on account with postal code

                    - email address on account

                    - most commonly called numbers

                   - alternate number listed on the account

                    - last payment date and amount

                    - last 4 digits of the credit card

          -Detailed explanation

Community Moderators are available from Monday-Friday 9am(Eastern) to 9pm(Eastern) and Saturday, and Sunday from 9am(Eastern) to 7:30pm(Eastern)


* I am happy to help, but I am not a Moderator please do not include any personal info in a private message to me, click here to private message a Moderator *