Yes, you can get 10gb for $35 on Virgin or Fido right now.
I only see 10GB for $50 on both websites.
Darlicious wrote "
A free second or third month credit is a pretty standard promotion here sometimes excluding the $15 plan or both the $15 and $25 plans. But building up to black friday and the holiday season the promos get a little sweeter culminating with usually a free month credit and a 5gb data add on sometimes with a free sim card and the "more the merrier" campaign free gifts from pm should they choose to continue this holiday tradition.
for who ..everyone or new customers ?
Why shouldn't a cheaper plan get a credit? It's essentially a BOGO FREE. So one $50 plan customer trumps two $25 plan customers? Quality beats quantity? The more you have to spend the more you get for free? Sounds like the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.....like a Conservative's economic stimulus plan of tax credits, tax holidays and tax write offs. This benefits only one segment of society those who least need extra cash in their wallets and bank accounts while those who most need a break on price get diddley squat. Disposable income level should not be the basis for customer retention rather diversification yields a reliable steady income source over the long run.
Really ?? Why do the cheaper plans need a credit unless the competition is sneaking up ? Between the rewards and the loyalty and referral opportunities where are you going to find a cheaper plan .
Public Mobile should be cautious straying too far from their core values that is their customer base. The less they spend on their loyal and passionately enthusiastic, volunteer marketing, sales and customer service staff more has to be spent on real employees that can be 100 times more expensive, far less informed and have a much higher turnover rate than the worst provider's customer churn rate.
What are their core values ? ... I thought it was about getting the customer the best bang for their buck and getting other customers to help out with sorting out technical issues to try and maintain a top notch level of care .
What has happened to Public Mobile's irreverent bi-monthly contests, innovative and inclusive customer feedback threads? Collaborative referral bonus drives? Unique marketing promotions that created industry buzz resulting in free advertising and kept their competitors off balance and scrambling to keep market share? Boring, bland and predictable is a good way of becoming lost in an ever increasing field of resellers and standardized plans."
Boring and predictable is just fine with me ...I hate surprises and love it when it is boring and everything works the way it is supposed to and I have service everyday. I watch the sales like this one and I have to wonder why ? I understand a lost leader to gain you customers but the misleading info, and fine print with pertinent details that is hard to find and the repeatability for no logical reason just baffle me . Giving people this and that when they are already getting a good deal just seems like poor logic to me but I realize there are those out there that love the deal game . I could see PM upping the compensation for those that really help here but but for me if they want to give a gift ...save your money and fix the glitches and the few spots of poor direction so there are even less customers coming here because they need assistance .
I don't disagree with your last statement but I think telus is happy the bandaid approach. Pm fulfills the federal government's mandate to offer affordable mobile services. I have compared pm to a beater car in the past. A classic Volkswagen camper van....you got deal on it. Parts of the floor are rusting out, the heater may or may not work but you can fix it on the side of the road with parts from crappy tire and it just keeps chugging along cheap on the pocketbook. It may not be for everyone but the ones who stay love it and they will never upgrade to a shiny new Westfalia.
"Giving people this and that when they are already getting a good deal..."
Except that when you consider Canada's cell service costs compared to other countries, I have never in my life seen anything that I consider to be a "good deal". PM is simply the best in a bad lot when it comes to cost. Here, $35 - $2 (plus tax) gets you 3(?) GB THROTTLED data & unlimited Canada calling. 3 years ago, for roughly the same money, I could get 5 GB of 4G data in Iceland, but only 100 minutes of calling time.
Point is - if cell service providers want me as a customer, they had better bend over backwards. They have been laughing all the way to the bank for many years now standing straight (or perhaps bending over forwards) on top of the backs of their Canadian customers. PM has done a few good things to compensate for 3G-level service & make me at least slightly satisfied. So here I am as a begrudging customer after over a year. PM is the best deal (even if I am nowhere near satisfied it is the best we have right now).
Now, about this promo...
The homepage for PM states...
"Get 2GB of monthly bonus data for free when you activate on plans $35/mo+ by September 7th*"
It sounded like anyone could take advantage of this plan. I go look at the terms & conditions, & also this thread, & oops, new activations only. So much for possibly upgrading my plan. PM could've had more of my money but they said nope, new customers who activate online only.
I remain a much-less-than-fully-satisfied customer once again. I guess I can say that the same amount of data at regular price is only $5 more anyway.
I'll keep waiting for the right offer before I upgrade to a more expensive plan.
@darlicious hard to say exactly. I've been using close to 1.5 GB per month the last few months, but I expect that to go up due to a change in my work routine & schedule that started this week.
@bluejaywpg unfortunately all providers are in the market for new customers, hoping that current customers don't leave. I doubt there will any promos price reductions for new customers, only plan price increases. If you find another provider with a better deal follow your wallet, but like many including me the rewards can act like an anchor it's easy to reach $5 off a month which makes it hard to leave.
If you are in BC or Alberta shaw has/had a 3gb for 15$ dollar, freedom was $20 I think.