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Mayor / Maire

Re: New Plan: $35 for 2GB


@David_J wrote:

Hey Community,

 

Effective September 17, 2020, the following price plan is being offered. This offer is available for new and current customers.

 

Plan details:

$35 for 2 GB at 3G speed

  • 30 day plan
  • 1.5 GB Data at 3G speed
  • +Bonus 500 MB with AutoPay
  • Unlimited Canada-wide Talk
  • Unlimited International Text and Picture Messaging


This is terrible. Has Public Mobile given up?

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Mayor / Maire

Re: New Plan: $35 for 2GB


@Danchvn wrote:

Was hoping the $30 2GB plan would become permanent. Don't need it right now but it would have been nice to have that plan available when things open up more.


Why make it permanent? Raising the price means that they can have another sale. Who wants this $35 plan?  No one's going to activate this plan.

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Retired Oracle / Oracle Retraité

Re: New Plan: $35 for 2GB


@geopublic wrote:

Wow what a plan!! I should let all my friends & family know about it so they can shoot me.🤔☹️  No thanks!! 🙄😁


David_J is just the messenger.

 

If anyone has been losing a lot of referrals lately, but has been find it hard to replace them, good luck with the plans getting worse.

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Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: New Plan: $35 for 2GB

@dabr well.... looks like it’s a solid no from the mod team. 

super poor first experience with the lack of clear verbiage. 

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Mayor / Maire

Re: New Plan: $35 for 2GB


@BearFBI wrote:

If its gonna be 35$ at least make it 3GB.


They'd be competing with their own $40 plan.

 

I've long suspected PM's plan structure (like everyone else's plan structures) are designed to encourage people towards buying $40-$50 monthly bills. So plans as a group don't progress linearly, lesser plans have undersized data limits, and add-on data always works out costing more.

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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: New Plan: $35 for 2GB

Well that's crazy. So even though most businesses end their special promos at the END of the day (1159pm local time) that the promo is supposed to end, it seems the promo ended in the morning around 8am CDT which is my time (6am Vancouver time, 9am Toronto time).

Wouldn't it make much more sense to end the promo overnight the next day so that all Canadians (including in BC & the Yukon) are able to switch all day long??? Would be a much better PR move if you ask me. Or say it's ending on the 16th.

I was giving it serious thought to switching to that promo. I guess PM won't be making more money from me as a result. I'll stick with my lower cost plan for now.

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Retired Oracle / Oracle Retraité

Re: New Plan: $35 for 2GB


@Korth wrote:

@BearFBI wrote:

If its gonna be 35$ at least make it 3GB.


They'd be competing with their own $40 plan.

 

I've long suspected PM's plan structure (like everyone else's plan structures) are designed to encourage people towards buying $40-$50 monthly bills. So plans as a group don't progress linearly, lesser plans have undersized data limits, and add-on data always works out costing more.


Public Mobile customers are here for pretty much only one reason, and that's because of the price after rewards. Customers surely aren't here for the 3Mbps data speeds, nor the lack of call-in customer service. Price being the main factor for people joining Public, I feel that they're heading the wrong direction. People who are here for the lowest possible price generally don't want to pay $50.

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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: New Plan: $35 for 2GB


@blairs1 wrote:

@dabr well.... looks like it’s a solid no from the mod team. 

super poor first experience with the lack of clear verbiage. 


@blairs1 well for me that would be the 2nd. The 1st was even worse - losing service due to a single payment that didn't go through for reasons not completely known to me (it wasn't my fault - was either my financial institution or PM). And the message informing me just said my payment didn't go through & not much more than that. It made no mention that service was suspended too so I had no idea as I had just joined PM 3 months earlier! (The moderators took care of it, kudos to them - I did have to pay with an alternate payment method though...)

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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: New Plan: $35 for 2GB

@computergeek541 I'm still waiting for ANYONE (PM, Telus, any cell srevice provider) to match what I got in Australia last year. 5 GB for $35, I forget how much calling. Oh & I forgot to mention - 4G. Oh & I also forgot to mention - a 30 GB BONUS.

For reference, I paid the same price for the same data in Iceland, got I think 100 minutes of calling time, 4G, no bonus data.

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Mayor / Maire

Re: New Plan: $35 for 2GB

@bluejaywpg 

 

Canadian providers "compete" with Canadian providers. Not with providers in Australia, Iceland, or USA. It's a protected market, not a competitive market. CRTC ensures that.

 

Better deals from foreign providers can't be compared directly. Until the day comes that they're able to provide lower costs while "roaming" in Canada than Canadian providers offer while "local" in Canada. (That day is approaching or may already be here, btw, certain foreign providers already have cheap plans with "unlimited roaming" and huge data buckets.)

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