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Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: FLASH SALE! Until July 21st, get 2 GB of data for $30/mo!

So if I order a SIM card and it arrives after this sale is finished, I won't get the deal?

Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: FLASH SALE! Until July 21st, get 2 GB of data for $30/mo!

I just get a SIM card and activitated in store.

The process is fast, cell call + SMS message works immediately.

BUT BUT the data is not working.

Googling find APN need to be set on phone !!!

So everyone if face same issue, need to set APN:
https://productioncommunity.publicmobile.ca/t5/Phones-Hardware/How-do-I-set-up-data-APN-on-my-smartp...

 

for special phones, see:

https://apn-canada.gishan.net/en/apn/public-mobile

 

 

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: FLASH SALE! Until July 21st, get 2 GB of data for $30/mo!

This really should be availble to existing customers as well. I find 1 GB isn't quite enough data and the 5GB is overkill. $30 for 2GB is right in the sweet spot for me.

Mayor / Maire

Re: FLASH SALE! Until July 21st, get 2 GB of data for $30/mo!


@FrostyButters wrote:

This really should be availble to existing customers as well. I find 1 GB isn't quite enough data and the 5GB is overkill. $30 for 2GB is right in the sweet spot for me.


Anybody can become a new customer any time. Get a SIM, activate using a new unique email address, choose the promo. Done.

Then you need to decide what you want to do with the prior existing account.

Mayor / Maire

Re: FLASH SALE! Until July 21st, get 2 GB of data for $30/mo!

@halifmike hi yea that seems to be the rule best to get 1 instore alot of times walmart give a free sim with activation 

Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: FLASH SALE! Until July 21st, get 2 GB of data for $30/mo!

Some over the top complaints here in my opinion.

 

Nothing unusual what-so-ever about new customer deals that existing customers can’t get. Sign up for TELUS TV and they deliver a new TV to you. Doing this sort of thing is quite universal. PM has done new customer promos that existing customers don’t get for as long as I have been here (Dec 2018). Sign up by xxxx and get a month of service free or Get $10/month credits for six months. The only difference with this is the -$5 and +500Mb lasts until you change to another plan.

 

Sure this $30 2Gb plan might be *perfect* for some customers with this modification to the existing $35 1.5Gb plan which had basically been obsolete until now because of the $25 1Gb plan and the $40 5Gb plan. All they have done is adjusted it to where it should be anyway on a regular basis anyway instead of deleting it. I bet that before long this pricing point just becomes a regular selectable plan on the list. And maybe a $35 fir 3 or 3.5 Gb plan as well.

 

Life is too too short to be setting your hair on fire over competitive things like this. I think PM has excellent pricing and treats it’s customers much better than most when considering their price points for cell plans. Many of you obviously have no ongoing loyalty, community or referral credits if you are going to toss that in a huff and port out and back just to score this plan that isn’t really any better deal per Gb than the other existing plans IMHO. Go to all the work of getting this plan and then 3 months from now you need more data, switch to $40/5Gb and all the benefits from the battle to get this particular plan are lost for good.

 

This is simply not worth the stress!

 

Terry

 

 

 

 

Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: FLASH SALE! Until July 21st, get 2 GB of data for $30/mo!

It does seem silly for PM not to extend this offer to existing customers, especially when an existing customer could easily activate a new account and just port the existing number to the new account.

 

One downside of doing this would be losing any loyalty or referral credits on your old account and having to use a new email.  I have only been a PM customer for less than 3 weeks and i only have one referral to my Dad.  I guess my Dad could refer me to the new account and then he could get the $1 credit. 

 

The other downside is paying for a new sim.  However, my local PM kiosk was still giving away free sims on new activations.  Any ways, I would still get the $10 referral credit on the new account.

 

However, based upon my expected data usage, I am going to avoid the hassle, save $5 month and stay on my existing $25 1GB plan. I am going to wait for a much better deal than this one before I go through the trouble of a "new activation". 

 

It still would be much nicer if PM just allow existing customers to change to new plan without all the extra hoops.

 

 

Mayor / Maire

Re: FLASH SALE! Until July 21st, get 2 GB of data for $30/mo!


@funpig wrote:

It does seem silly for PM not to extend this offer to existing customers, especially when an existing customer could easily activate a new account and just port the existing number to the new account.

 

One downside of doing this would be losing any loyalty or referral credits on your old account and having to use a new email.  I have only been a PM customer for less than 3 weeks and i only have one referral to my Dad.  I guess my Dad could refer me to the new account and then he could get the $1 credit. 

 

The other downside is paying for a new sim.  However, my local PM kiosk was still giving away free sims on new activations.  Any ways, I would still get the $10 referral credit on the new account.

 

However, based upon my expected data usage, I am going to avoid the hassle, save $5 month and stay on my existing $25 1GB plan. I am going to wait for a much better deal than this one before I go through the trouble of a "new activation". 

 

It still would be much nicer if PM just allow existing customers to change to new plan without all the extra hoops.

 

 


@funpig You just described the perfect scenario of why PM is not offering this plan to existing customers. 🙂

Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: FLASH SALE! Until July 21st, get 2 GB of data for $30/mo!

Just a thought, I would not be surprised if PM eventually extends this offer to existing customers.  The PM website seems to be overwhelmed and slowed down by activations lately.  I activated my Dad's account at a PM kiosk and left it to the rep to complete it because we had waited almost 30 minutes and it took them another hour to complete after i left.   I am guessing that the initial offer is just for new activations to keep the website traffic down and perhaps the offer will be extended to existing customers later, which may crash the system if there are lots of changes at the same time!

 

One last thought, I have read enough of these posts to know that any plan change runs the risk of causing problems with service.  So there better be a real smoking deal before I make the jump.  1GB for extra $5 is just not quite enough for me.

Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: FLASH SALE! Until July 21st, get 2 GB of data for $30/mo!

@funpig  Yes like I just mentioned in my last post, this simply brings the existing $35 plan into line with other PM plan pricing. Bumps 1.5 Gb to 2 Gb and cuts the $35 price to $30. Not a smoking deal unless 2Gb is *exactly where you need to be* at this moment in time. 

Terry