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What are the Fizz network settings (APN)?

An Access Point Name (APN) has the network settings your phone needs to connect to Fizz. The APN must be properly configured so your phone can be “introduced” to the Fizz network. Once your APN is configured, you’ll have access to your mobile data and multimedia messaging (MMS). Even with a poorly configured APN, you’ll be able to make and receive calls and texts. You will also have internet access when connected to a Wi-Fi network. Removing the SIM card from a phone with properly configured network settings (APN) could automatically reset the previous settings. If this happens, you’ll need to reconfigure the Fizz network settings. Installing network settings (Android) By inserting your SIM card in your phone, you’ll receive two notifications to configure the network settings. Install these two configurations. If a PIN code is required, enter 1234. Wait three minutes and completely restart (power cycle) your phone. Resend the network parameters (APN) to your phone (Android) Log into your Fizz account and follow this path: My plans → Manage plan → Advanced parameters → Fizz network parameters → Resend me the notifications You’ll receive two (2) notifications directly on your phone: one to configure mobile data and the other to configure multimedia messaging (MMS). Install these two (2) configurations. If a PIN code is required, enter 1234. If you inserted your SIM card into a device unknown to the Fizz mobile network, chances are you received a SMS inviting you to follow the above instructions. Manually installing network settings (Android) Steps to follow for configuring the APN can vary from one phone to another. Here's an example: Settings → Connections → Mobile networks → Access Point Names → APN Fizz APN settings are: APN: mobile.bm MMSC: http://mms.mobile.bm MMS proxy: mmsproxy.mobile.bm MMS port: 80 APN type: default,mms,supl If your
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The ABCs of Fizz mobile services.

Good-to-know info about Fizz mobile services. Because no one can know everything about something, we tried to group interesting details about our mobile services. You know, those little details that just seem hidden somewhere? Well, here you go! Coverage Consult the interactive map Even if you live within our coverage area , that doesn’t mean you can subscribe to Fizz mobile services. You must live within the subscription area . The coverage area you choose determines the expanse of the calls and texts included in your plan. If you choose the Canada coverage for instance, you can make or receive calls anywhere in the country. But with a Quebec coverage, a call made or receive from Vancouver for example would not be included in your plan, and you’d have to buy an Add-on . If you chose unlimited calls when creating your plan, you can make or receive as many calls as you like when you are within your coverage area. The Quebec coverage area also includes the Ottawa region. Hawaii and Alaska are included in the Canada + U.S. coverage area, but not Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico is included in the Latin America zone in the Add-ons). If you see FIZZ EXT as the network name on your phone, this means you are no longer on the Fizz network. You can use your Fizz mobile services thanks to our agreements with partner networks, but the majority of your usage, however, must be done within your subscription area (whatever your coverage area is). Learn more about the usage limits while on partner networks. Text messages Incoming texts are always free, whether you’re within your coverage area or not, and whether you opted for unlimited texts or not. Premium text messages are not supported by Fizz. As such, it’ll be impossible
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How do I access the internet using my phone?

Make sure you are in a zone that is covered by the Fizz network . See our network coverage map If you are outside the Fizz coverage area , you can still use mobile data by connecting to our extended network. How to access the extended network If you are outside the Fizz coverage area , your phone has probably switched to roaming mode. How to use data while you are roaming Troubleshooting: Verify your plan Make sure your plan includes mobile data . My plans . If your plan does not include data, you will not be able to connect to the Fizz mobile internet network. You can adjust your plan to add data. This change comes into effect at the start of your next billing cycle. You can also add data to your plan and use them right away by buying a data Add-on. Remember that you can also access the internet by connecting to a WiFi network. Activate mobile data Activate mobile data on your phone . Your phone has a software switch that allows you to connect or disconnect from the Fizz mobile network . By doing this, you can allow or prevent your phone from using mobile data. The steps to follow to enable your phone to use mobile data vary depending on the model of your phone. Here are two examples: Android: Settings → Mobile network → Mobile data iPhone: Settings → Cellular network → Cellular data If you are outside your coverage zone, you may need to activate mobile roaming data. The steps to follow to activate mobile roaming data vary depending on the model of your phone. here are two examples: Android: Settings → Mobile network → Roaming iPhone: Settings → General → Cellular → Options → Data roaming How to use
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What if I only want a data plan, without texts or minutes?

If you have a data-only plan, you can add funds to your Wallet so you can call or text when needed. This way, you will always be able to make (and receive) calls, as well as send texts — they will be Pay As You Go using the funds in your Wallet. 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. Read more : How do I change my mobile plan? How do I create my plan? What kind of mobile plans do you offer?
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I’m at risk of depleting my monthly plan. What can I do?

Usage Meter Reading your Usage Meter When you log into your account, the first thing you will see is a Usage Meter, which tells you how quickly you are using up the data left in your plan. If the metre is: Green: You’re in great shape and will likely make it through your payment cycle without needing an Add-On, plan change or Pay as you Go. Yellow: You’re going through data or minutes more quickly than expected. Use data or minutes more carefully until the end of your cycle or you may run out. Red: You’re in danger of running out of data or minutes before your payment cycle ends. To make sure you don’t run out, you may want to change your plan, buy an Add-On or add money to your Wallet to Pay as You Go. Gray: Your plan is paused. Plans can be paused for several reasons: You ran out of data or minutes: Buy an Add-On or add funds to your Wallet You are behind on a payment: Pay any outstanding balances on your account You paused the plan yourself (lost or stolen): Reopen your plan Your account been impacted by fraudulent activity: Contact the Fizz fraud team Running out of data or minutes What to do if your plan is running out of data or minutes: Buy an Add-On An Add-On is additional usage — it could be data, minutes & text or minutes for international calls — that you can use right away. You may want to buy an Add-On if you’re running low on monthly data, or if you want to add a feature that’s not part of your monthly plan. It will expire at the end of the following payment cycle. Login to your account to buy an Add-On Learn more about
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I’m travelling outside my coverage zone. What are my roaming options?

If you are travelling, we recommend purchasing a local SIM card. This will give you access to better rates on data. Helpful tip: use messaging apps (whatsApp, Messenger...) to stay in touch on the road instead of calling and texting. You want to use your cellphone while abroad? 1. To use your cellphone during your trip abroad, you need to buy a Travel Add-On or again add funds to your wallet to pay as you go . Can’t decide if you need a Travel Add-On or should pay as you go? It depends on how long you will be away and how much you will be using your phone while roaming. If you will be travelling for a long time, choose a Travel Add-On (it’s more affordable, and will be valid until the end of your next payment cycle). If you’re going on a short trip, paying as you go will be more practical. 2. Make sure to activate the roaming option of your phone, or else it'll block your usage. Important : You will not be able to make calls while roaming outside your Canada or the United States. Roaming calls (incoming or outgoing) will be available at a later time. We will update this FAQ when we have a firm date. In the meantime, you will be able to use data, and send/receive texts when you travel outside your coverage zone. To make and receive calls, you can use messaging apps such as WhatsApp or Messenger. Travel Add-On A Travel Add-On is an Add-On to your monthly plan that allows you to use data in a selected zone. A Zone is a group of countries that all share the same rate for data texts and minutes. In the Travel settings interface, enter the name of your destination country