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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Get 6 GB at 3G speeds for $45!

Makes sense they're offering it again. Chatr never stopped offering it and they probably grabbed a few customers because of it.

Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: Get 6 GB at 3G speeds for $45!


@Effort wrote:

Makes sense they're offering it again. Chatr never stopped offering it and they probably grabbed a few customers because of it.


But those Chatr customers will leave soon after trying as the Chatr 3G capped at 3Mbps data.  It is slow.

Mayor / Maire

Re: Get 6 GB at 3G speeds for $45!


@popping wrote:

@Effort wrote:

Makes sense they're offering it again. Chatr never stopped offering it and they probably grabbed a few customers because of it.


But those Chatr customers will leave soon after trying as the Chatr 3G capped at 3Mbps data.  It is slow.


@popping this PM promo plan is also capped at 3Mbps....  is the Chatr data really that much slower?  I have no personal experience, so I'm genuinely curious.


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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Get 6 GB at 3G speeds for $45!


@srlawren wrote:

@popping wrote:

@Effort wrote:

Makes sense they're offering it again. Chatr never stopped offering it and they probably grabbed a few customers because of it.


But those Chatr customers will leave soon after trying as the Chatr 3G capped at 3Mbps data.  It is slow.


@popping this PM promo plan is also capped at 3Mbps....  is the Chatr data really that much slower?  I have no personal experience, so I'm genuinely curious.


It has the same latency as Public Mobile when using 3G which really sucks during peak hours or busy intersections. I used to use about 2GB of data out of the 6 I had with Chatr. Now with Public Mobile and with the "LTE Lite", I'm at 3.5GB this month. Data goes by quick when it actually works when you want it to.

Mayor / Maire

Re: Get 6 GB at 3G speeds for $45!

Remember when I said that these plans weren't going anywhere because Chatr was still advertising $50/8GB?   Sure enough, the $50/8GB continued on at Public Mobile (just advertised differently), and then, the $40/4.5GB came back.  At that time, a jokingly gave a spaceship liftoff-type countdown for the $45/6GB plan.  https://productioncommunity.publicmobile.ca/t5/Announcements/Get-4-5-GB-at-3G-speeds-for-40/td-p/287...

 

Well, surprise, surprise, yet again.  The fact that these plans have been available for months now, I believe it's time to stop calling these promotions.  Based on that, I also believe that customers now consider these to be the regular plans and prices.

Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: Get 6 GB at 3G speeds for $45!


@srlawren wrote:

@popping wrote:

@Effort wrote:

Makes sense they're offering it again. Chatr never stopped offering it and they probably grabbed a few customers because of it.


But those Chatr customers will leave soon after trying as the Chatr 3G capped at 3Mbps data.  It is slow.


@popping this PM promo plan is also capped at 3Mbps....  is the Chatr data really that much slower?  I have no personal experience, so I'm genuinely curious.


Chatr is trying to make their data works as bad as Mobilicity.  I cannot use the 3G data inside my local Superstore.  I have to go to the front door to load a page.  I use Flipp app to price match when I shop at Superstore.  

Mayor / Maire

Re: Get 6 GB at 3G speeds for $45!


@popping wrote:

@srlawren wrote:

@popping wrote:

@Effort wrote:

Makes sense they're offering it again. Chatr never stopped offering it and they probably grabbed a few customers because of it.


But those Chatr customers will leave soon after trying as the Chatr 3G capped at 3Mbps data.  It is slow.


@popping this PM promo plan is also capped at 3Mbps....  is the Chatr data really that much slower?  I have no personal experience, so I'm genuinely curious.


Chatr is trying to make their data works as bad as Mobilicity.  I cannot use the 3G data inside my local Superstore.  I have to go to the front door to load a page.  I use Flipp app to price match when I shop at Superstore.  


I wonder if that's a network problem with Rogers at that store, rather than Chatr messing around with things.  3Mbps should be more than fine to load a flyer, although a slower speed would obviously make loading take possibily a few seconds longer.

 

I would say that nothing beats how bad/how congested Wind got at one point: Speedtest.net results of 0.00, 0.01Mbps, or "network communication error".

 

I found that Mobilicity was actually much more reliable than Wind, at least in places where Mobilicity advertised themselves as having service. I would say that Wind definitely had more strange things happen with the connection.  I even found that Mobilicity's signals generally able to travel farther than Wind's.  Mobilicitiy's problems was always the small amount of coverage area.  Aftter Rogers bought Mobilicity, they did throttle Mobilcity customers down to 0.5Mbps for a while for some strange reason.

 

Back around 2010 or so, I also remember that Mobilicity was a consisent 3Mbps download speed.  Rogers' 3g data network speeds were consistently around 1Mbps at my home, but this was likley completely congestion, because late into the night, it would sometimes get up to 10Mbps or so.

 

When it comes to Public Mobile's 3g data plans, the general consensus is that most people will be fine with 3g-like speeds when connected to the LTE network.  I'll go a step further.  I don't even think most people will even notice a latency difference between the 3g and LTE networks.  From my testing, I've seen pings on 3g network almost identical to LTE, and other times maybe only 10 to 20ms higher.  If I were on a 3g plan, I'd seriously consider setting my phone's network type to 3g, simply because of the ability to get about 15Mbps download speeds.

 

 

Mayor / Maire

Re: Get 6 GB at 3G speeds for $45!

I'm on the full LTE data currently, and when I force the phone to use the 3G data network, the latency certainly is noticeable to me.  It is much slower to get the data going than if I'm on the LTE network.  I don't have a 3G Lite plan at this time to compare apples and oranges, so my result may not be what others are experiencing or may expect.

 

I rarely get the higher LTE speeds, as I live and work inside buildings that block the signal heavily.  I'm considering again to move to the 30 day plans to make the payment schedule more friendly, but I'm still unsure if I wish to give up the LTE availability that I have at this time.

 

I'm also entertaining the idea of dropping the Fall Promo, to return to my previous plan of 6GB over 90 days, as I still don't use more than 2GB per 30 days.

Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: Get 6 GB at 3G speeds for $45!

I can see no reason not to switch from Koodo $45/mo Unlimited and 2GB, except it seems to be 3g instead of 4g.  Can someone tell me a problem I don't see? And how does one port their number?

Oracle

Re: Get 6 GB at 3G speeds for $45!


@mb1952 wrote:

I can see no reason not to switch from Koodo $45/mo Unlimited and 2GB, except it seems to be 3g instead of 4g.  Can someone tell me a problem I don't see? And how does one port their number?


The "3G" plans are still actually LTE connection but just a throttled speed and people aren't noticing any issues with  hat in day to day use.  If you are on Koodo prepaid you will need the assistance of the mods and right now that is a problem as their response time is probably around 72+ hours.  If it is Koodo post paid you can port your number over at activation time or as some recommend actiave a PM sim with a new number and then Port your number (I have always ported upon activation.)


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