This December, we are celebrating 5 years since we embarked on a journey to redefine how wireless service is delivered to Canadians. We started down this path with the goal of giving Canadians control over their wireless spend.
Central to the journey was the belief that if we did things differently and we saved on costs, we could pass off those savings to our customers as a result. This is how our online support model, and our beloved Community, came to be. At the time, I was told over and over again that this was a crazy idea; it would never work. Yet here we are, 5 years later.
I want to sincerely thank you for supporting our crazy ideas and playing a part in making Public Mobile what it is today. We could not have done it without you. Of course, we still have lots of room to make things even better, and we’re excited about incorporating your ideas in 2019 and beyond. In particular, this is the wish list of things you’ve asked us to focus on next and that we are passionately working on:
To thank you for being on this journey with us, we thought we’d have our own Public Mobile Advent Calendar and give away gifts everyday. But, in true #LessforLess spirit, we’re going to keep it to 5 days only because 25 would get very expensive. 🙂
With that said, we’re going to be holding a contest everyday from December 10 to 14 to get your holidays off to a great start! Each day, we’ll be announcing 5 winners. Make sure you come back on Dec 10th and check back every day next week!
Day 5 of 5
‘Tis the season to be jolly! Carolling aside, we hope that our deals are also music to your ears. To help you enjoy all sorts of music, enter for a chance to win 1 of 5 BassPal SoundRo X3 Portable Bluetooth Speakers, please share with us your favourite holiday tunes. Entrants must be an existing Public Mobile customer; please read Contest Rules for more details.
Well, today wraps up our 5-day advent calendar. If you didn’t win anything,have no fear- we still have something for you!
Get $20 for Free When You Sign Up for KOHO with the Code PUBLICMOBILE (until February 14)
The holiday season is a lot of great things, but cheap isn’t one of them! That’s why Public Mobile has partnered with KOHO to help you accelerate your savings and earn a little free money too.
KOHO is a financial tech company whose mission it is to make finances simple and transparent. They offer a slick reloadable Visa card and an integrated app. Get real-time insights into your money, automate your savings goals, and earn instant cash-back on all your purchases. KOHO is also free, because paying bank fees is so 2018.
Let’s break it down, step-by-step:
1. Download the KOHO app and sign up with the promo code PUBLICMOBILE
2. Add funds to your KOHO account and make your first purchase
3. You don’t have to wait for your physical card to arrive. Shop online instantly by creating a virtual card in the app!
4. Once you make your first purchase, $20 will instantly be added to your KOHO account
Public Mobile Holiday Contest
No Purchase Necessary. To enter entrants must share a response on the Public Mobile Community post sharing their favourite holiday tune(s).
Only one entry per entrant accepted. No other form of participation is accepted. In the event of a dispute on the entrant identity, the person who is the holder of the email address specified on the online form will be deemed to be the entrant.
If your entry contains a person, other than the entrant, by entering the contest, you state that you have obtained consent from everyone in the photo. If your photo contains a minor (under the age of 18) parental or legal guardian consent is required.
Contest runs December 14, 2018 only from 9:00AM to 11:59PM ET.
An Entry will be considered void and removed from the Community post if it contains subject matter that, in the opinion of the contest administrators, may violate community standards or is otherwise of questionable taste.
To be eligible, an entrant must be an existing Public Mobile customer and entry must be received on or before end of contest closing date and time. Entrants must be a Canadian resident who are 13 years of age or older and must be a member of the Public Mobile online Community. Contest not open to employees of TELUS Corporation, its affiliated companies or subsidiaries, its sales agents, its advertising and promotional agencies, and members with whom they are domiciled. By accepting these Contest Rules, entrants agree that any and all liability related to this contest by TELUS is limited to the value of the Prize(s) as defined hereinafter.
There will be five (5) prizes awarded in total. Winner will receive the following prize:
-1 of 5 BassPal SoundRo X3 Portable Bluetooth Speakers (approx retail value $44.99)
Prize must be accepted as awarded and with no substitutions, is not transferable unless set out in the Contest Rules and cannot be exchanged with Public Mobile or cash. Public Mobile reserves the right to substitute the Prize with a Prize of equivalent value if such prize becomes unavailable for any reason. The chances of winning are dependent upon the total number of eligible entries received.
A random draw for the Prize will take place at the Public Mobile office located at 25 York Street, Toronto, Ontario the day following the close of the contest (on or about 9:00am ET). Selected entrants will be notified on the Public Mobile Community. If the selected entrant cannot be reached within two (2) business days, or if the selected entrant does not meet any of the contest requirements, another entrant will be selected from the remaining eligible entries.
In order to win, the selected entrant must correctly answer unaided a mathematical skill-testing question and will be required to sign a standard release form. If the selected entrant is under the age of majority in his/her province of residence, his/her parent or legal guardian must read and accept these Contest Rules. Failure to answer the skill-testing question correctly, comply with the Contest Rules or sign and return the release form within two (2) days of receipt will result in disqualification and another entry will be selected until the Prize is awarded. Prize will be delivered to a Canadian address of the winner’s choice within (7) business days after prize has been awarded.
All entries become the property of Public Mobile. Public Mobile assumes no responsibility for lost, damaged or misdirected entries during the contest period, for any problems or technical malfunction of any online systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software and failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by Public Mobile on account of technical problems, traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or failure of handset or mobile web browser. Public Mobile reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, cancel or suspend this contest without prior notice. Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are mechanically reproduced, forged, falsified, altered, tampered with, not in accordance with Community standards or unlawful in any way. Entries submitted by unauthorized means will be disqualified. In the event that it has been determined that an entry has been made in an manner not sanctioned by these rules and/or an entrant has submitted more than the number of entries permitted by these rules, the entrant and all of his/her entries will be disqualified. Entrants agree to abide by the contest rules and the decisions of the contest judges, which are final. This contest is subject to all applicable laws and regulations.
Thank you for the improvements in 2019 and the 5 holiday gifts... Have a great holiday everyone.
@Dave_M congrats on 5 years anniversary, to you and your team.
Thanks for putting attention into the support process. Having a proper ticketting system in particular is going to be a HUGE win. Every day, we see uncertainty in the community regarding wait times for responses, confusion with lack of acknowledgement of submission, and so forth. We love the moderator team and thank them for their dedication, but it's difficult having zero transparency into the process when you're waiting for urgent help and minutes turn into hours, and hours turn into days, and you have no idea what's going on. A ticketting system should definitely help in these aspects. We are very much looking forward to it's arrival.
I have seen a few signs of improved moderator response times.
- Faster Moderator response times
- An improved ticket submission process
Looking forward to faster response time and we really need this ticket system.
Dave congrats on the 5-year anniversary that's awesome. Also want to thank you for putting focus on the customer service side we really need to get that under control and provide better response time for the customers. The moderators have been amazing during this heavier than normal workload and I really want to thank them for all their time and efforts as well but they do need additional support to help support us. Looking forward to seeing the changes in 2019 and beyond.
* I am happy to help, but I am not a MOD please do not include any personal info in a message to me. Click the in the bottom right to create a trouble ticket *
Definitely we have come a long way. There were some ups and downs, but we went through all together just fine.
Congrats on the 5 years!! Let's look ahead to make the future brighter and faster with the upcoming new technology 🙂
Thanks, Dave. It's been a while since your last message, so it's good to hear from the CEO of PM.
While the contests are nice, I think the most important part is the focus on faster response times and the ticketing process. Since PM is an online only service, it's key that customers have confidence they'll get the support they need in a timely manner through online channels.
Keep up the improvement efforts, PM.
So thankful to have a cheaper option for wireless on a good network.
Happy holidays everyone and good luck to all!