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    SIM Cards - $10 At Walmart - No In-Store Activation

    This is for some of you that have been complaining about not being able to get the SIM cards for $5 in Bell stores without being forced to activate in-store for $35-$50.

    Check your local Walmart "In-store flyer" on the website. On the left side, click on "Connection Centre". First page, bottom left.

    http://www.walmart.ca/wpscontroller?...1&language=en#

    The price isn't on the flyer but I can confirm that they are $10 and will not force you to activate in-store!

    Enjoy!

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    but you still have to pay $35 to activate it eventually, right? I'm new to this. How does one port his/her current number to the new SIM?

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    I bought a sim the other day without an activation... just force the issue if they give you a hard time.. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dro
    but you still have to pay $35 to activate it eventually, right? I'm new to this. How does one port his/her current number to the new SIM?
    Not if you do it online, it's completely free. That's the whole point of this whole paying $5-$10 for the SIM card so you can do it yourself online, without paying the $35 fee when the representative forces you to do it in-store or over the phone.

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    and the current phone number can be ported if you activate it online?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dro
    and the current phone number can be ported if you activate it online?
    Correct. You're just changing "phones". It's the exact same process, you would go to Change my Phone, and enter the SIM card number instead of the phone ESN. There's a tutorial somewhere on here with pictures by Sammy740 (Guest 24). Search for it

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    I got mine at some cell phone shop in Brampton. It was $5 + tax. Legit SIM card, no activation or anything required. Just bought it as a spare, ha.

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    A lot of people have been able to buy them for $5 in east, its the West that has an issue with Moron Bell Reps & Stores (This doesn't apply to you if you are good Rep in West)
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    Im betting the reps are told to activate in store, cause it probably counts towards the stores activations... but they should be selling it for the $5... just force the issue in store and if they give you a hassle, just call head office and complain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdubbs
    Correct. You're just changing "phones". It's the exact same process, you would go to Change my Phone, and enter the SIM card number instead of the phone ESN. There's a tutorial somewhere on here with pictures by Sammy740 (Guest 24). Search for it
    even if my current number is from rogers? sorry, me newbie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dro
    even if my current number is from rogers? sorry, me newbie.
    Porting in as a new activation, you'll have to pay the $35 regardless of the method you activate.

    At least by calling into CS you give someone an activation towards their target. Online doesn't help anyone.

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    I was given a free SIM at a Bell store in Calgary yesterday. I went to purchase one after confirming the cost would be $5 + GST, no activation required. The rep was unable to scan several SIM cards, so he simply gave me one that was not in a package

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    And the little nokia 2730 @67.98 @wallmart for people want test hspa in their area ... just great !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bhagwan
    I was given a free SIM at a Bell store in Calgary yesterday. I went to purchase one after confirming the cost would be $5 + GST, no activation required. The rep was unable to scan several SIM cards, so he simply gave me one that was not in a package
    Was that at a corp store?
    And they confirmed that it would cost 5$+tax, without in-store activation?

    Perhaps management have changed the policy...
    EX 50$ UNLIMITED data subscriber/USA data roamer. Fido isn't what it used to be...


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    Quote Originally Posted by PVO300C
    Was that at a corp store?
    And they confirmed that it would cost 5$+tax, without in-store activation?

    Perhaps management have changed the policy...
    It was not a corp store, and the rep confirmed by phone it was $5 without activation. Obviously free was even better

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