When does my phone activate?

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I activated my phone and it says its done but I can't send text messages yet. How long does it usually take to start working after you have activated it?
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Kat Parrott-Mautner

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Posted 5 years ago

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Aaron MacIntyre

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Well, last time I got a new sim & phone activated at a store, it took actually about 45mins before I was able to call and text.

Just make sure you have the sim in there right (and not backwards like I've done before), pull the battery and reboot the phone. Sometimes they need a little jump start to connect.
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If Aarons suggestion doesn't work keep in mind that it can take up to 24 hrs for your phone to become active but usually anywhere from 1 - 6 hours is the most common. Chances are the battery/SIM pull Aaron suggested will work though
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I was going to say 24hrs, but it sounded excessive and I couldn't find the info on the koodo site, so I turtled and went on personal experience lol
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Hey man that's always the best way to go anyways. Keep up the great work man & me and you could be the next mobile masters in April ;-)

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