The issue is that the path has been amended to include a request for a language preference. There are lots of customers in the Bahamas who need Creole or Spanish language and so the path was amended. The result is great for Creole and Spanish speaking customers but it has impeded the USSD codes needing to activate data.
Please see below the new method2 to activate a data plan. The following is an example related to a 4GB data plan.
- Alternate Method 1
Send a text message to 5000. In the message type Data + the data package you want. i.e. Data500MB Data1GB Data2GB Data6GB
If successful the system will respond with: "Your request to activate a new data plan has seceded. turn off and restart device to continue using data"
- Alternate Method 2 Lets work with the 6GB data plan as an example. 6GB -(30 Day) - Dial *205*2*4*1# You can activate it step by step
First Dial *205# and press Send. Select the option (1) for English.
Second Tap Reply 2 Return Reply
Third Tap Reply 4 Return Reply
Fourth Tap Reply 1 Return Reply
----------------------------------- Refill your prepaid line the easy way. Visit http://www.mrsimrefill.com . Choose a country / service provider for recharge
1. Enter your mobile number for recharge 2. Use the dropdown selector to choose a refill amount 3. Click "Order Now"
Check out and we will do the rest. Use the special request box to advise any special instructions.