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Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: FLASH SALE! Get a SIM + your next 30 days of service for $0 in-store!

This is a great deal with great cell phone plan. Just be aware that to get the "next 30 days free" (after 30 days), you must sign up for a 30 day plan. There is no "next 30 days free" deal for a 90 day plan. Public Mobile is owned by Telus so you get nationwide coverage wherever you would get Telus - Telus is one of the big three so coverage is not an issue (Stay away from Freedom Mobile). I get $1 off per month if you use my number as a referrer. Send me a private message if you need a referer number and you get a $10 credit to your account. 


I recommend going to London Drugs if you live in Western Canada. The one at Robson and Bute in Vancouver is the one I used and recommend - 1187 Robson street, Vancouver.
I signed up two months ago for the same deal.

 

DO NOT CANCEL YOUR SERVICE WITH YOUR CURRENT PROVIDER - you will lose your number if you do that - Public Mobile will take car of that for you. Once you are sure you are getting service from Public Mobile, it is OK to check with your OLD provider.

There are a few drawbacks that you should be aware of


1) It is 30 days NOT a full month.


2) It is a pre-pay service so you have to pay ahead and ensure there is enough in your account at renewal date or set up autopay via a credit card - you can and should do that - you'll save $2 a month if you do that. Setting up auto-pay is a little finicky accepting your credit card address - have your name and address on your Credit Card EXACTLY the same as your Public Mobile name and address and don't use a space between the third and fourth character in your postal code.


3) There is no live support - all questions are handled online ONLY.


4) Lots of data available in the 3G Data plans. 3G is still plenty fast - you can watch 1080p video with 3G. If you really need LTE, you can select that option, but it will cost more - absolutely unnecessary for me. Because Public Mobile has ONLY LTE and not VoLTE, your phone has to switch to 3G to make or receive a call - this switching can fail 1-2% of the time resulting in a missed call so I highly recommend turning off LTE and using 3G all the time, eliminating the need for your phone to switch to 3G on incoming calls.


5) The ONLY potential problem, as far as I can see, is when you change your service initially to Public Mobile when you go in the store, e.g. London Drugs. You have to be on the ball for this. Although not required, I recommend printing your bill from your current provider with your account number and address on it and bringing it with you to the store. They are going to give you a new SIM card and port your old number to that SIM card so you can keep the same number. Your time in the store is about 15 minutes - sign some stuff and set up payment etc. but it takes about 30 to 60 minutes to "port" your number to Public Mobile and to your new SIM card (you don't have to wait around for this at the store). That process should go smooth but if it doesn't, go back to the store. Don't deal with it online. At London Drugs, they have a direct line to Telus (Public Mobile) to fix porting issues and activation issues. I call it the "bat phone", but it's ONLY for porting and activation issues. Ask them at the store if they have a "bat phone". If they don't have a "bat phone" go to another store that does.

Mayor / Maire

Re: FLASH SALE! Get a SIM + your next 30 days of service for $0 in-store!

@born

Yes, use your friend's number when  you sign up in store.   You will get additional $10 credit and your friend will get ongoing $1 monthly credit as long as you stay with PM.  

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Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: FLASH SALE! Get a SIM + your next 30 days of service for $0 in-store!

Nice flash sale, keep them coming PM

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: FLASH SALE! Get a SIM + your next 30 days of service for $0 in-store!

Amazing! Keep it coming!

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: FLASH SALE! Get a SIM + your next 30 days of service for $0 in-store!

Thanks for sharing. Have some questions:

Are all Walmart stores promoting this offer- need to take a bus to Mumford Halifax and would like to know if they have the offer ?

The offer states that the Sim must be activated in store only today. Would the store also import my original number or would I need to do that online?

Can I just settle for the free Sim now and activate it without the 30$ credit offer next month as I just paid my Jan bill for my current provider?

If I take up the30$ offer , can I downgrade my plan once the 30$ offer expires?

 

 

 

 

Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: FLASH SALE! Get a SIM + your next 30 days of service for $0 in-store!


@dreamboats198 wrote:

Thanks for sharing. Have some questions:

Are all Walmart stores promoting this offer- need to take a bus to Mumford Halifax and would like to know if they have the offer ?

The offer states that the Sim must be activated in store only today. Would the store also import my original number or would I need to do that online?

Can I just settle for the free Sim now and activate it without the 30$ credit offer next month as I just paid my Jan bill for my current provider?

If I take up the30$ offer , can I downgrade my plan once the 30$ offer expires?

 

@dreamboats198

You have to activate a plan..pay for the first 30days of service..then your next 30 day plan will be free..equal to what you paid for..the store can port your number for you...you cannot just take a free sim and activate later..asfor downgrading your plan..you could do a plan change but make it take affect on your NEXT renewal date..

 

 

 

 


 

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: FLASH SALE! Get a SIM + your next 30 days of service for $0 in-store!

Noted thanks. Do all Walmarts carry this offer , particularly the one in Mumford Halifax 

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: FLASH SALE! Get a SIM + your next 30 days of service for $0 in-store!

@dreamboats198

All walmarts carry this offer until the expiration date.

Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: FLASH SALE! Get a SIM + your next 30 days of service for $0 in-store!

Hello, I bought a 10$ public mobile plan yesterday (12 Jan) from walmart (waterloo, ontario) and I acctivate it the same day. I payed 10 $ for the sim card and 10$ for the plan but I see this link ( https://goo.gl/4ni2PY ) today that says the sim card fee and the 10$ for first month of the plan is 0 for 12-13 Jan. can I get a refund for that 20 $ which I payed? I can attache my contract if you want
Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: FLASH SALE! Get a SIM + your next 30 days of service for $0 in-store!

Hello, I bought a 10$ public mobile plan yesterday (12 Jan) from walmart (waterloo, ontario) and I acctivate it the same day. I payed 10 $ for the sim card and 10$ for the plan but I see this link ( https://goo.gl/4ni2PY ) today that says the sim card fee and the 10$ for first month of the plan is 0 for 12-13 Jan. can I get a refund for that 20 $ which I payed? I can attache my contract if you want
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