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For a limited time - Get an extra $20 Credit when you refer a friend to Public Mobile

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Update as of December 31, 2019: This offer is now expired.


Hey Community,


Starting November 25th, 2019 for a limited time, you get a $20 credit (on top of the regular Referral perks) when you refer a friend to Public Mobile and they activate online or in-store. 


Your friend

    • $1 off your payment every 30 days for as long as your friend stays with Public Mobile  
  • *New* Extra $20 one-time credit
  • $10 one-time credit


Get the full scoop below.


Taking advantage of this promo is easy. Just follow these steps:

As a Public Mobile customer you need to:

  1. Be a good pal and refer a friend to Public Mobile.
  2. Tell your friend that they need to successfully activate online or in-store on any plan during the promotional period and include you as their referrer in order to be eligible for the promotion. Learn more about Referral Codes HERE
  3. The extra one-time $20 credit will be applied to your Self-Serve account within 72 hours of your friend’s activation. In addition, you will continue to be eligible for the $1 referral credit off your monthly bill for as long as your friend stays with Public Mobile.


Your friend will need to:

  1. Purchase a Public Mobile SIM card online or in store. Click here to find a store
  2. Activate a Public Mobile SIM card online or in-store.
  3. Enter your active Public Mobile referral code on the referral page during the activation process. The one-time $10 credit will be applied to their Self-Serve account within 72 hours of activation.


FAQs and terms and conditions are below. Happy referring!


-Public Mobile Community team


Refer a Friend Promotion FAQs
1. Where do I find my referral code?

Visit this link to learn more about referral codes.

2. If I am referred and then I refer a friend or family member am I eligible for both sender and receiver rewards? 

Yes, you are. This means that you would receive one $10 credit for being referred. Then, after activating with Public Mobile, you are eligible to take part in this promotion as a referral sender and earn $20 Refer-a-Friend credits during the promotional period. Learn more here
3. I just joined Public Mobile through this offer, am I eligible for the ongoing $10 Refer a Friend Reward credit?

Yes, you will receive the ongoing one-time $10 account credit.

4. When does this promotion end? 

This promotion is available for a limited time and is subject to become unavailable at any time.

Terms and Conditions

Referral sender (current Public Mobile customer)

  • All existing Refer a Friend eligibility requirements and rules apply. To learn more, visit  
  • You and your referee have to accept these terms to participate in the program.
  • You can only refer individuals with whom you have a personal or family relationship to ensure compliance with Canada's anti-spam legislation.  
  • You can’t refer yourself or an existing Public Mobile customer.
  • TELUS team members, contractors, sales representatives acting on TELUS's behalf and associates at retail locations who receive special pricing are excluded from this promotion.

Referral receiver (your friend)

  • You must input the referral information (referrer’s Public Mobile referral code) during your activation.
  • You and your referrer have to accept these terms to participate in the program.
  • After activating with Public Mobile, you are eligible to take part in this promotion as a referral sender.


TELUS assumes no responsibility for lost, delayed, damaged or misdirected referrals or communications or for any failure of the website, for any problems or technical malfunction of any computer online systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or referral to be received by TELUS on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to your (or any other person's) computer related to or resulting from this program. TELUS reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, cancel or suspend this program should a virus, bug or other cause beyond the reasonable control of TELUS, corrupt the security or proper administration of the program or for any other reason. Referrals are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are illegible, unintelligible, falsified, altered or tampered with or unlawful in any way. Referrals submitted by unauthorized means will be disqualified. In the event that it has been determined that a referral has been made in a manner not sanctioned by these terms, you and all of you referrals will be disqualified from this program and any referral credits that have been awarded will be deducted. You agree to abide by the terms of this program and the decisions of the TELUS team, which are final. This program is subject to all applicable laws and regulations.

TELUS may end the promotion or change any of the terms at any time, without notice and without obligation to award any promotion.



Your privacy is important to TELUS. We have a long-standing policy of protecting the privacy of our customers in all of our business operations. Please visit for more information on the principles that govern the collection, use and disclosure of personal information. These principles reflect our continuing commitment to protecting our customers' privacy.


223 REPLIES 223

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

I missed the deadline to be given the extra 5gb of data. 

@CalebK wrote:

When does this offer expire?

Nothing announced. Could be tomorrow. Could be next month/year.

@CalebK wrote:

I missed the deadline to be given the extra 5gb of data. 

Did you sign up? If no, you can wait for a future promo.

@CalebK  Did you activate and miss the deadline by taking too long to finish in time or you had an error and/or had to wait out a lock out session? Or did you just not find out with enough time to activate? You never know they might extend the promotion. Check back in the morning. Sign up for deal alerts. There will be another promotion soon. Kris Kringle is on his way.

Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Yes, the friend will receive the usual $10 at sign up, and the referrer will receive $20. 

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

I got a "server error" while I was trying to transfer my existing phone number. My first attempt I would have been done before 10 local time (midnight for Ontario). But because of that I had to start from the beginning and by the time I had gotten through with everything it was 10:03 haha. I'll keep my eyes open for other promotions. 

@CalebKDon't despair...send a message to the moderators explaining what happened. Did you take a screenshot anytime during your activation? I often recommend this to record pin # and security answer details and the receipt. It would help bolster your case. I have had an activation miss a deadline due to an error and having to wait out a lock out seesion. The moderator was kind enough to honour the promotion. It cant hurt....even if they refuse you are no worse off. Good luck.

@CalebK  At the very least you are eligible for the goodies to be announced tomorrow. Refer to the letter from Dave in the announcements.

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Woohoo!  I just got my $20 referral from a friend signing up.  Thank you PM for this promo!

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Bonus referrals are AMAZING!