How do I activate my SIM card and create my mobile plan?

  1. Activating my SIM card

    If you don’t have a SIM card, getting one is really simple. Start by creating your account on fizz.ca (unless you already have one). Once logged into your Fizz account, go in Overview, and select Get started in the create your plan tile. From there, you’ll be able to order your SIM card. 

    There are three (3) ways to get to the SIM card activation page:

    • Log into your Fizz account, and go under Overview. Select Get started in the create your plan tile. There, you’ll have the opportunity to activate your SIM card. 

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    • In the fizz.ca menu bar, click on Mobile/Activate my SIM.

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    Once there, simply enter the activation code on your SIM card in the field provided.

     

    To learn more:

    How do I buy a SIM card?Who is delivering my SIM card?
    How do I track my shipment / contact the shipper?

    I ordered a SIM card. How long will it take to arrive?
    I ordered a SIM card but haven’t received it. What do I do?

     

  1. Creating my plan

    Once your SIM card has been activated, you’ll need to create your perfect plan. The Plan Wizard will help you:

    • Adjust the amount of data, the number of texts and minutes.
    • Choose your coverage area — Quebec, Canada or Canada + U.S. (Hawaii and Alaska are included in the Canada + U.S. coverage area).
    • Decide whether you want voicemail and international calling options.

    At the bottom of the Plan Wizard you will see your monthly fee, which adjusts based on your selected plan details. Some Fizz calling options — such as call display, call waiting, call forwarding and conference calling — are always included in any plan.

    Once you’re happy with your plan details, click Confirm. Know that you can adjust your plan throughout your Fizz journey — changes will take effect at the start of your next payment cycle.

    Important: incoming texts are always free, but incoming calls are not. If you do not have minutes in your plan and no funds in your wallet, be aware that you will not be able to receive calls.

    To learn more:

    How do I change my plan?
    What if I only want a data plan, without texts or minutes?

     

  1. Choosing my phone number

    When creating your plan, you’ll need to choose your phone number. There are three ways to select your phone number:

    1. Transfer your current phone number from your previous mobile provider.
      (Your number must be active to transfer from another provider.)  Learn how

    2. Ask Fizz to give you a new number.  Learn how

    3. Find a number by entering the last 4 digits. (This option has a one-time $1 fee.)  Learn how

    Your phone area code is linked to the postal address associated with your Fizz account.  

     

  1. Inserting the SIM card into my phone

    (!) First and foremost, make sure your phone is unlocked. Learn about unlocking your phone

    Your SIM card has been activated, you created your plan, and your phone is unlocked. Time for the exciting part :)

    The Fizz SIM card is detachable in three different formats (mini, micro and nano). Make sure to insert the correct SIM card format for your phone. If you detach the wrong format, don’t worry — the Fizz SIM card can be “reattached” in the right format. 

    IMPORTANT: Insert your SIM card the right way around to allow the connectors on the card to establish contact with your phone.

    Turn your phone on, and wait:

    • If you selected a new number, configuring your plan won’t take long. We’ll send you a text when your plan is ready to use. 

    • If you’re transferring your phone number to Fizz, the process can take up to two (2) hours. In the meantime, you can use Wi-Fi and the data in your plan. You can also make calls or send text messages, but you won’t be able to receive any. We’ll send you a text when your plan is ready to use.

     

  1. An issue with the number transfer?

    If you’re waiting to use your plan because you transferred your number to Fizz, and you’ve been waiting for over two (2) hours since the activation of your plan, the delay might be caused by issues encountered when transferring your number.

    There are several reasons why we may have been unable to transfer your current phone to your Fizz plan.

    You will receive an in-account notification explaining why the transfer failed, as well as the next steps for solving the problem. How to check your Fizz notifications.

     

    To learn more:

    I’m having problems transferring my current phone number to Fizz. Why? What can I do?

     

  1. Locking my SIM card?

    Most mobile phones offer the possibility of adding a PIN in order to access the SIM card. After you turn on your phone, if the PIN security feature is enabled, you will be prompted to enter a 4-8 digit PIN.

    If you enter the wrong PIN several times, the SIM card will be locked. If your SIM card is locked and your phone asks you to enter a PUK code, you can obtain this code in your Fizz account (My plans > Manage plan > Unblock SIM card)

    As a security measure, when you change your PIN do not use the same PIN that you had before.

    You can change your SIM card’s PIN by typing the following command into your phone’s keyboard: **04*OldPIN*NewPIN*NewPIN#.

     

    To learn more:

    How do I use a PUK code to unblock my SIM card?