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Mayor / Maire

Re: Are you outgrowing your plan? An offer from our friends at TELUS.


@Awu1 wrote:

Wish public mobile will also adopt the unlimited data (at reduced speeds) policy. Many services seem to have it now, even cheaper mobile companies too. 


Wut? Who is cheaper? I'd rather take the rewards savings over some crippled data service since I am fully capable of managing my data use...

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Are you outgrowing your plan? An offer from our friends at TELUS.


@Nezgar wrote:

@Awu1 wrote:

Wish public mobile will also adopt the unlimited data (at reduced speeds) policy. Many services seem to have it now, even cheaper mobile companies too. 


Wut? Who is cheaper? I'd rather take the rewards savings over some crippled data service since I am fully capable of managing my data use...


 @Nezgar 

Lucky suggests crippled unlimited on their $15 plan. Chatr doesn't. I didn't look at other price points. Or I didn't dig deep enough. I wrote a little of my findings in the lounge. PM wins still in my opinion.

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Re: Are you outgrowing your plan? An offer from our friends at TELUS.

@Nezgar 

I tend to agree that crippled throttled data is likely next thing to useless. But that said I have modified my stance on this a little as presumably it would keep some things functioning in the background even if it were next to useless to check the stock market etc. With the other two 3rd tier providers having it I am starting t think that PM may as well offer it for marketing if nothing else. 

 

This got me wondering about the $15 plan if they did add extremely throttled unlimited data. Since the only data included (officially) on the $15 plan is the 250 Mb Autopay data, would that plan potentially not include unlimited data while the $25 and up plans would? The legacy $10 plan wouldn’t so it isn't like the $15 plan would be the odd one out not worth making an exception for. It could go either way but doesn’t matter at the moment as there is no indication so far of any changes coming.

 

AE_Collector

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Re: Are you outgrowing your plan? An offer from our friends at TELUS.


@Korth wrote:

@computergeek541 

 

The True North thing is a little marketing. Mostly it was just lofty-sounding and utterly meaningless political promises.

 

No "average Canadian family" pays at least $4000 per year for cellular subscription. (Since the promise is that such an average family will save at least $1000 per year after 25% price reduction.)

 

And if they do pay that much ($85 per person per month?) then either they can afford it or they need a different kind of help than a toothless government mandate will provide.


@Korth 

It's important to remember the price reductions of 25% ($1000) per family of four were based on 2018 pricing models of 2×5gb and 2×2gb data plans (14gb total) with implementation to begin in December 2019. $85/5gb was pretty standard in 2018.

 

The bf's contract w/fido starting in March 2018 was $50/1gb that was quickly upped to $60/2gb eventually $70/3gb and ended with their very generous offer to double the data of the $80/4gb plan to 8gb 3 days before porting his number to pm in late August 2019. All the extra billing charges were regularily topping out his bill over $100 each month.

 

I was paying $75 per month with the $40 unlimited data plan from freedom and $35 no data plan with telus as a back up to ensure i always had service at home. Public mobiles pricing allowed for significant savings on our former cell phone bills.

 

The bf's no effort method of only utililizing the $2 autopay reward has reduced a years service to about $316 saving nearly $900! More than enough to cover the cost of 5 lost phones and still come out a few hunnies ahead. I more than utilized the rewards and bonus referral credits offered by pm to save over $900 with two accounts and my entire bill(s) for one year cost me out of pocket less than $100 and is now $0.

 

That's a 75% and 90% savings reduction. Who needs a paltry 25% savings from the big three? This is what i call a true I'm heading south for a nice vacation because i can afford it campaign!! (Well maybe next year seeing as we have a pandemic and all but you get the point.)

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Re: Are you outgrowing your plan? An offer from our friends at TELUS.

@AE_Collector 

 

I agree that it's time PM should reconsider offering "unlimited" data. Because it's come to the point where they're positioned as the last and only standout which refuses to provide it. From a marketing perspective this is a terrible distinction for the brand, and new customers are usually unaware of Rewards/etc so all other things being equal they'd naturally tend to choose another provider (like Lucky or Freedom) which will give them "unlimited" data, whether they use it or not.

 

It's also come to the point where the other carriers are starting to raise the throttle. "Unlimited" data is not only a common standard, it's becoming available in different qualities.

128/64kbps is typical but it's also next to useless for most online activity. Enough to support other communication modes, background apps, maybe even streaming audio, but little else.

But now 256/128kbps and even 512/128kbps are being offered, and that's actually enough to be useful for all kinds of things - without limit. Still insufficient for video streaming at any watchable quality, for heavy gaming, for big file transfers - the sorts of things which motivate customers to choose higher-cost data plans.

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Re: Are you outgrowing your plan? An offer from our friends at TELUS.

@Korth and @darlicious 

I agree with you both. I was expecting (we likely all were) some bigger things from PM this year as we were led to believe that 2020 was going to be an exciting year. Oh it turned out to be an exciting year on multiple fronts but not on the PM front. Not heat at least.

 

On the federal governments front to wade into cell plan pricing in order to get re-elected, yeah prices related to what you receive for the $$ have already been slowly sliding downwards fairly significantly so anyone waiting for an overnight 25% price dropped will likely be disappointed. Also the federal government only promised to wade into the 2-6Gb plans that were the most heavily used plans. Thus we see those icons on the corresponding plans in that 2-6Gb range on the PM web site.

 

AE_Collector

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Re: Are you outgrowing your plan? An offer from our friends at TELUS.

@AE_Collector 

 

I got a bunch of free gifts from PM over the last year. I continue to pay less and less while getting more and more from PM each year. There's been enough PM promos and sales to keep up a slow trickle of interested referrals.

 

Some of PM's special offers are very compelling and successful. Others (like this "Peace of Mind" migration bribe) aren't as palatable.

 

Maybe not as "exciting" as PM's marketing might like us to believe. But I prefer it over the alternative of being "excited" by outrageous phone bills.

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Re: Are you outgrowing your plan? An offer from our friends at TELUS.

@Korth 

Yes for sure. I’m not going anywhere either.

 

AE_Collector

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Re: Are you outgrowing your plan? An offer from our friends at TELUS.


@AE_Collector wrote:

@Korth and @darlicious 

I agree with you both. I was expecting (we likely all were) some bigger things from PM this year as we were led to believe that 2020 was going to be an exciting year. Oh it turned out to be an exciting year on multiple fronts but not on the PM front. Not heat at least.

 

The year isn't over, yet. There still could be something/some change coming.

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Re: Are you outgrowing your plan? An offer from our friends at TELUS.


@computergeek541 wrote:

@AE_Collector wrote:

@Korth and @darlicious 

I agree with you both. I was expecting (we likely all were) some bigger things from PM this year as we were led to believe that 2020 was going to be an exciting year. Oh it turned out to be an exciting year on multiple fronts but not on the PM front. Not heat at least.

 

The year isn't over, yet. There still could be something/some change coming.


Better not expect anything, it helps to not have more disappointment than we already have for some time now.

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