Wonderful promo!!! Thanks Public. I know some people who would love this offer!!
I activated on the 18th. Is there any way for me to get that promotion?
It's been very much helpful for referrals.
Friends will love to join PM.
Everyone, I understand that people who activated earlier might be dissapointed that this promotion only started today, but if an account was started before January 20, the customer isn't eligible for this offer.
For everyone disappointed because they have signed up for public mobile in the last two weeks so and either missed the last promotion or the current one as @AE_Collector so eloquently put it the savings by switching to public mobile from your previous provider were already enticement enough without a promotion. I can commiserate but do not despair!
I waited and waited thru most of the summer last year waiting for a flash sale from public mobile (apparently it was a very dry summer.) Finally I could wait no longer paying too much for my service and furious as long term customer ( 7 years and 20 years) the loyalty department would not offer me any kind of incentive I switched my freedom phone (followed 3 weeks later by my telus phone.) In both cases i activated 2 days before a flash sale and I didnt have a referral code for the first account. I did refer myself for the second account and was able to take advantage of the RBC promo. So I did save a little bit on my second account activation.
Am I disappointed I missed out on $90 worth of promotional savings? I was at first. But by just switching in 5 months I have saved $175. With a little work put in referring friends and family and a lot of work helping out on the community I have reduced the cost of my two accounts to $5 a month. A reduction of 94% of my previous monthly phone bills. With rewards and referral credits I have saved an additional $180. That's $355 +tax in savings since switching providers. If nothing changes with my rewards in one year I will have saved $795!
So don't dwell on your missed opportunity of a flash sale. Use it to your advantage and get some of your friends and family to switch to public mobile. Use public mobiles rewards to reduce your bill even more and over time these will more than make up for not having a promotion when you signed up. Future bonus referral credits will also let you reduce your bill if you put the work in when they are available. These kind of incentives are not offered by any other mobile provider nor do they give away free gifts like calling and data add ons that pm offers once or twice a year.
Always keeping us on our toes public mobile announced the promotion on a Monday rather than the more common Friday announcements and with an open ended expiry. I only hope they communicate the expiry better than the last two promos whose expiry dates needed clarification due to a poor (almost non-existent) announcement. It is very nice to see a promotion in January and correctly predicted by one member who wished for a lunar New Year promo. Thanks public mobile and @Tiana_V for surprising us once again with another great promotion.
If I had people to refer I'd probably save a tonne as well, but not all of us do..
@XionBunny Referrals can come from different sources. Some members actively purchase discounted SIM cards to offer them during promotions to those who do not have easy access to a retail location or offer them for free during bonus referral credit promotions. Another member bought a bulk order and left them for free with his referral code written on them in his large company's cafeteria to eventually get a few hundred referrals. Other people leave their referral code on sites that allow it such as Reddit, kijiji and Craigslist. I haven't tried any of these methods but they seem to be very successful.
I have been able to get referrals thru friends and acquaintances by bringing up public mobile whenever a conversation turns to talk about mobile phones and the cost of plans. I'll present the cost of public mobiles plans and the most common promos. I'll offer to keep them informed of the next promo and follow up with a text or email when one comes up. I also make a note of people currently on a contract and ask when it finishes to follow up with them when it gets down to the last few months.
I've gotten a couple referrals just by waiting in line at London drugs at the electronics department by piping up and promoting public mobile with customers unsure about which provider to go with and convinced them to go with pm. I have also recieved a couple of referrals from the community by simply offering some good advice and the member has messaged me privately to ask for my code as a thank you for my advice. Quite the surprise as I've never expected that but most appreciated.
It never hurts to identify the cheapskate in your social circle, workplace or place of study. There is always at least one that leaves a crappy tip (or none at all) at a restaurant or never ponies up a gift or a donation drive. They always want to save money so selling them on pm's cheap plans, promos and your referral code to recieve the $10 credit may be easier than you think. Just keep your eyes and ears open to identify potential customers and use your knowledge gained on the community to help them with their activation and how to join the community so they can learn how to manage their service. With a little effort and some good luck you'll get some referrals under your belt.
Unfortunately no. Just a case of bad timing. Activations before Jan 20th are not eligible.
Hmmmm.... I like this plan 28 per month for 5 gb but I already have 2. Plans ????!!!!! May have to buy new sim