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NEW $70 for 15GB Plan

J_PM
Public Mobile
Public Mobile

Hey Community,

 

Starting June 17, 2021, we are introducing a new $70 15GB plan!

 

What does this mean for you? 

For a limited time, existing customers can change their rate plan to the following:

 

  • $70 per 30 days
  • 15GB + 500MB BONUS data at 3G speed (per 30 days)
  • 500MB BONUS data when you sign up for AutoPay (per 30 days)
  • Unlimited Canada-wide Talk and U.S minutes
  • Unlimited International Text

 

Important things to know: 

  • Bonus data will expire if account becomes inactive or the rate plan is changed.
  • Previous promotions that have been applied to the account that have been indicated as ‘non-stackable’ will be removed when you switch to this plan. To see if a promotion you currently have applied to your account is ‘non-stackable’ please check the terms of that specific promotion.

 

How to get this offer: 

  1. Log in on Self Serve
  2. Go to “Plan and Add-ons”
  3. Select “Change Plan”
  4. Select the ready-made plan “$70 for 15GB + 500MB AutoPay Bonus”. You will have the option of changing your plan immediately or upon the next renewal date.

 

To learn more about Public Mobile plans, click here.

 

- The Public Mobile Team









142 REPLIES 142

This plan has been up 4 weeks.  curious to know how many have chosen this plan, must be a great success.   🤣


@KamWest wrote:

Came here expecting to read the news, instead ended up reading the comics.

 

$70 bucks at 3g....  really? on what planet? 


If customers were willing to pay $70 for a cell phone plan, they likely would not be choosing Public Mobile. I do like Public Mobile for the past price plans that were groundbreaking and for the excellent prices that are possible because of the rewards, but this $70 plan is a really big miss.  

Why does Public keep providing data so parsimoniously? Especially when their third-tier "competitors" tend to provide just a little bit more data provision plus some sort of "unlimited" slow data beyond provision.

 

They already throttle the speed. So it's impossible to load huge bandwidth demands onto the network machinery. Offering such small (and slow) data on their highest-cost plans seems cheap-cheap-cheap to the point of insult - $70 is entry point for subscribing to other data providers/services which offer hundreds of (fast) GB instead of barely over a dozen (slow) GB. And the sorts of people who tend to "need" big mobile data buckets also tend to be sorts of people who "need" the newest phones and fastest networks to make things work ... the sorts of things they won't find at Public Mobile.

I'm guessing this plan will fail to attract a lot of customers.


@softech wrote:

This plan has been up 4 weeks.  curious to know how many have chosen this plan, must be a great success.   🤣


4, one per week. That's being optimistic. 

jerry_dunlop81
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen
Seems legit.


@Korth wrote:

 

 And the sorts of people who tend to "need" big mobile data buckets also tend to be sorts of people who "need" the newest phones and fastest networks to make things work ... the sorts of things they won't find at Public Mobile.

I'm guessing this plan will fail to attract a lot of customers.


Agree.  I still don't know why PM not trying to bring back LTE speed for $70 (or even $50). 

 

I would agree 3G speed only if the WHOLE system cannot handle LTE speed.  But the fact that some grandfather plan still using LTE, so the system definitely able to handle some "exception" cases ( I meant giving LTE speed to selected users on different plan). 

 

So, if the system already doing this, they should make $70 a LTE plan to make it a little bit more competitive

 

 

srlawren
Retired Oracle / Oracle Retraité

@softech wrote:

This plan has been up 4 weeks.  curious to know how many have chosen this plan, must be a great success.   🤣


@softech great question, would love to know but doubt it will ever be shared.

 

Quite honestly, I'm really struggling to figure out why anyone would want to give PM $70/month* for a plan with 3Mbps data, no access to a contact centre, no access to purchase a [new] device with or even without a tab/payment plan, no access to "frills" (*cough*) like VoLTE, Visual Voicemail, VoWiFi, unlimited throttled overage data, Call Control [okay this one's a legit frill and I love it on my main line (with Koodo)], etc.  

 

I think as some have said the only real reasons would be if you couldn't pass a credit check for post-paid or were worried about possible overages (if you didn't understand how the "shock free" data and/or unlimited throttled overage works) or unintended roaming when near the border or something?  That's about all I've got, and all are a bit of a stretch for any but a very fringe few.

 

 

*30 days, I know I know; in fact the actual amount when annualized and then divided by 12 is of course ($70/30 * 365)/12 = $70.97 per month, except on leap years when it would be $71.16.  Plus applicable taxes.


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@srlawren 

Lol....thanks for the math!

 

I struggle with the pricing it is $10 too much and as a limited time offer then what's the point? How many members will lock themselves in at that price if the plan gets grandfathered? One of pm's selling points is the flexibility of changing plans. That was the appeal of many popular plans now grandfathered by the bean counters. The $10 50/50 plan., $60 US/Canada 8gb/2gb roaming plan, $30/2gb plan and yes even this overpriced $70/15.5gb plan has a place if flexibility and niche marketing is part of public mobile's plan.

 

Public mobile's original appeal was rewards, affordable pricing, building your own plan (niche marketing), the flexibility to change your plan/features/30 or 90 days, choice of data speed pricing, the community, DIY account management, an online service model to keep overhead cost low and pass those savings onto customers thru plan pricing, exciting contests, bonus referral credit drives, flash sale promotions and feedback announcement threads giving the community to help shape and drive pm's future and earn some freebies along the way!

 

This $70/15.5gb plan has come to represent what public mobile is today. An overpriced boring provider who isn't really listening to its customer base that is less and less flexible, offering bland promotions, slow data, fewer community rewards that now reward not dedicated, passionate, altruisic members but robo-like copy and pasters that direct customers on how to contact a moderator and no accountibility for those who use the community for their own purposes and still get their rewards by any means necessary. 

 

Public Mobile is coming into their own in the mobile provider industry in Canada where corporate greed and the bottom line are achieved by any means necessary and to hell everyone else!

srlawren
Retired Oracle / Oracle Retraité

@darlicious wrote:

 

[...]fewer community rewards that now reward not dedicated, passionate, altruisic members but robo-like copy and pasters that direct customers on how to contact a moderator ahd no accountibility for those who use the community for their own purposes and still get their rewards by any means necessary.

 


@darlicious hmmmm I wonder whom you could be referencing???  Oh you forgot "frequently inaccurate" in your list!


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@srlawren 

Among a few others I can think of but yes....there is a reason I decided to scrap my already prepared post for the top contributors after double checking that I had all of the correct top contributors in my post. An asterik* just wasn't going to sum up the tainted statistics from June or May for that matter. Limelight isn't appropriate and for a second time I am terribly disappointed in pm's response.

 

I will say it again......removing the bravo leaderboard has removed any accountibility when it comes to the community rewards on pm's part and obviously some community member's part as well.

 

If eliminating community rewards and the community's purpose is their goal then pm is doing a bang up job of it. Bravo!