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Get Unlimited Text and 100 mins of Talk for $15

Alan_K
Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Hey Community,

 

Starting March 15th, we’re excited to bring you something that’s been long requested- a new Ready-Made plan at $15 with Unlimited International Text. This plan is available for new and existing customers and includes:

  •      30-day plan
  •      100 minutes of Canada-wide Talk
  •      Unlimited International Text and Picture Messaging
  •      +Bonus 250 MB with AutoPay
  •      Voicemail and Call Display

 

How to Get This Offer:

 

New customers

Current customers

  1. Purchase a SIM Card: Click here to order online or locate a participating retailer to purchase a SIM Card.
  2. Visit activate.publicmobile.ca and follow the instructions to activate your SIM Card. If purchasing from a participating retailer, the retail associate can assist you with the activation.
  3. During the activation process, select the ready-made plan “$15 for 100 minutes and Unlimited Text”.
  1. Log in on Self Serve
  2. Go to “Plan and Add-ons”
  3. Select “Change Plan”
  4. Select the ready-made plan “$15 for 100 minutes and Unlimited Text”. You will have the option of changing your plan immediately or upon the next renewal date.

 

To learn more about Public Mobile, click here.

 

-Public Mobile Community Team

 

FAQ

Spoiler

Question

Answer

What does and does not use my minutes?

Uses Minutes

Doesn’t Use Minutes

     Making a call

     Answering a call

     Retrieving or leaving voicemail messages

     Using call forwarding

     Calling *611 (the IVR)

     Making or receiving calls from 911

     Using wifi calling apps when connected to Wifi

Will you notify me when I’m almost out of minutes?

Yes, you will get an SMS message from Public Mobile when you 10 minutes left in your plan.

If I don’t have any minutes left, but I have a voicemail message, how do I check my voicemail?

There are two ways you can check your voicemail.

  1. From a landline or another mobile phone, dial your 10-digit phone number and press the * key to interrupt the system greeting. From here, you may need enter your voicemail password.
  2. You can purchase a long distance Add-On such as the 200 minutes Add-On that allows you to call to Canada and the US for $8. Note, the minutes in the Add-On will rollover to your next billing cycle.

Do I have to purchase a Long Distance Add-On to get more than 100 minutes?

Yes, you need a Long Distance Add-On to get more minutes added to your plan. If you often use more than 100 minutes per 30 days, we recommend one of our plans with unlimited talk.

If I purchase a Long Distance Add-On, will my calls use up my Add-On minutes or my in-plan minutes?

 

Making a Call to someone in Canada

Making a Call to someone outside of Canada

Answering a Call from Anywhere in the World

In Canada

Will use plan minutes, before Long Distance Add-On minutes.

Requires Long Distance Add-On. The Long Distance countries we support can be found here.  

Will use plan minutes, before Long Distance Add-On minutes

In U.S.

Requires a U.S. Roaming Add-On with talk included.

Requires a U.S. Roaming Add-On with talk included. Aside from calls to Canada, you will only be able to make calls to people in the U.S. and its territories.

Requires a U.S. Roaming Add-On with talk included. You will only be able to receive calls from people in Canada or the US and its territories.

If you purchase a Long Distance Add-On and you’re calling in Canada, your call will use your in-plan minutes first.

If you purchase a Long Distance Add-On and you’re calling outside of Canada, your call will use your Long Distance Add-On minutes (as long as the location you’re calling is accessible through your Long Distance Add-On).

Will I keep the same plan forever? Will my plan change?

Please refer to our Terms of Service for more information about our plans.

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Dan
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

@denis2 wrote:

The Fido $15.00 plan is only text no talk


You're right, I don't know how I saw the Canada wide texting as Canada wide calling. Fido plan sucks.

Chanah
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

So happy to see this, and yesterday's plan, people have been wanting these for so long. I'll just echo someone earlier in the thread hoping we'll see a similar plan with about 3 gigs of data. But the two going now are fantastic.

 

Well done, Public Mobile!

youbme
Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Well done PM! These new plans are true to the "less for less" motto.

Keep it up, and I'll be on the lookout for more competitive plans with 2-3 gb of data...

dabr
Mayor / Maire

Thanks for another great option. 

 

Even though this plan doesn't match Freedom or Chatr's unlimited incoming minutes, we do have the option of adding on 200 or 400 long distance minutes at a very reasonable price that don't expire until used up along with the auto pay discount allows it to be very competitive IMO.

 

Now hoping that Public Mobile will sometime soon offer international roaming (similar to Freedom Mobile's world traveller).

Jonavin
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Awesome! This plan is perfect for my kids.

sunflowershine
Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Nice, $15 with 50 minutes more on calling with 250mb of data (with auto pay only). This seems what I need. 

coffee
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

@wetcoaster wrote:

@SD08 wrote:

@iPhone_PM_User wrote:

is this 3G or LTE data?


@iPhone_PM_User 

It is 3G data.  Any 3G plan is marked as such with an orange circle in the upper right corner in the plans page:

https://www.publicmobile.ca/en/bc/plans


Data that's throttled to "3G" speed (3Mbps) but delivered over LTE where available.

As opposed to ChatR's 3G connection throughout (zero LTE connection).


HINT... Disable LTE in your phone settings and you will get get much higher the 3 Mbps speeds.

finshipper
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Awesome!  I've been waiting for a plan like this!  Thanks Public Mobile!

smp99
Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

@coffee wrote:


HINT... Disable LTE in your phone settings and you will get get much higher the 3 Mbps speeds.


It's 250MB for 30 days. just saying


@smp99 wrote:

@coffee wrote:


HINT... Disable LTE in your phone settings and you will get get much higher the 3 Mbps speeds.


It's 250MB for 30 days. just saying


Just sayin'...two different things...1 = capacity - 2 = speed.