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AE_Collector
Mayor / Maire

Re: New Province-Wide Calling Plans + Limited-Time Offer on Canada-Wide Calling Plans

@Imthewhiterabbi 

But if you were to decide that you needed the $25 plan for a few months and then back to the $15 plan, your “Grandfathering” would expire. You would have to pick from available plans any time you make a plan change.

 

AE_Collector

darlicious
Mayor / Maire

Re: New Province-Wide Calling Plans + Limited-Time Offer on Canada-Wide Calling Plans

@Imthewhiterabbi 

If you are a low data/minutes user you shouldn't need to upgrade your plan anyways. Adding the $15/1gb add on or the $5/500min add on will supplement your plan nicely with the add ons rolljng over each 30 days til completely consumed.

Pawprints1986
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: New Province-Wide Calling Plans + Limited-Time Offer on Canada-Wide Calling Plans

Pretty sketchy of Fido to not grandfather their plans I just read above. Unless it was very specifically for a new promo plan only and was laid out, up front that it would change after X amount of time. Then that's fair. If they raise prices on everyone's standard plans with no grandfathering at all that's not cool. Would make me wonder how they're still in business lol. As much as koodo let me down in the end, I can say that the grandfathering was a nice touch

 

Side note koodo prepaid is still provincial only or pay $5 extra for Canada. Still temporarily waived. I like to see what's out there every so often. So far sticking with here lol

Korth
Mayor / Maire

Re: New Province-Wide Calling Plans + Limited-Time Offer on Canada-Wide Calling Plans

@Pawprints1986 

 

"Grandfathered" plans are entirely discretionary. The legal term of contract has expired, the provider and the subscriber then continue to maintain the existing arrangement indefinitely.

 

Public Mobile has (so far) chosen to "grandfather" all legacy plans for all customers.

 

But Rogers (along with Fido and Chatr) has generally been resistant to "grandfathering" plans.

They sometimes continue these plans without change, just like Public Mobile does.

They sometimes continue these plans but impose a $5 fee, or simply change the price to whatever they currently charge for similar plans.

They sometimes halt the plan entirely - suspend service until a new plan is purchased/negotiated - and sometimes even apply (or offer to "waive") deactivation/reactivation/porting fees on the number.

In short, they basically do whatever they like. They have no contractual obligation to the customer so they decide their own terms. Sometimes they're fair - they do have some happy customers who feel they get great deals on great service. Sometimes they push too far - they aren't afraid to intimidate customers into staying, they aren't afraid to burn customers who insist on leaving - and apparently they get away with things often enough that it's worth their while to not change their business practices.

 

But the ways Rogers/Fido/Chatr does things has nothing to do with the ways Telus/Koodo/Public does things. Public Mobile's Terms of Service (and strategic intentions) with these Canada-wide vs Province-wide plans have nothing to do with Fido's policies on "grandfathered" plans.

gpixel4
Mayor / Maire

Re: New Province-Wide Calling Plans + Limited-Time Offer on Canada-Wide Calling Plans

Koodos canada wide base plans 

 

$35 unlimited calling/text

$45/3gb 

$50/5gb

$55/8gb

$60/10gb

 

Koodo prepaid province and Canada wide is justifiable. I don't believe the third tier should be... $48/6.5gb doesn't hold much value when we have so many downgraded options plus the sub par web experience. they need to increase the data allotment for pm customers. there needs to be at least a $10-12 price difference

 

that's so bad... 

darlicious
Mayor / Maire

Re: New Province-Wide Calling Plans + Limited-Time Offer on Canada-Wide Calling Plans

@gpixel4 

Public mobile still holds its own for the low usage user but your profit is made on the higher end plans.  For about $5 more koodo is offering :

 

  1. Full speed 4G LTE data speeds.
  2. Call centre.
  3. International roaming.
  4. voLTE calling.
  5. Larger data plan options.

Public mobile is becoming very niche market and its telus' way of fufilling  the regulator's and Ottawa's need to show there are low cost options available in the marketplace and that further competition is not needed to have affordable cell phone service.

daki28
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: New Province-Wide Calling Plans + Limited-Time Offer on Canada-Wide Calling Plans

I wish they cut price for it that much but I doubt. My main advantage of PM is that I don't need that much data every month, and I can change up/down based on how much data is needed. If I was using it constantly, then I would not use PM, I'd go with 2 tier providers. If I ever need 6 GB data for short time, I'm ok with paying it as it is now since I know it will not be for long time. But that's just my reasoning, for somebody else it could be different. 

Korth
Mayor / Maire

Re: New Province-Wide Calling Plans + Limited-Time Offer on Canada-Wide Calling Plans


@darlicious wrote:

Public mobile still holds its own for the low usage user but your profit is made on the higher end plans.  For about $5 more koodo is offering :

 

  1. Full speed 4G LTE data speeds.
  2. Call centre.
  3. International roaming.
  4. voLTE calling.
  5. Larger data plan options.

Public mobile is becoming very niche market and its telus' way of fufilling  the regulator's and Ottawa's need to show there are low cost options available in the marketplace and that further competition is not needed to have affordable cell phone service.


Some of us don't need VoLTE, faster data, bigger data. And never need features like call center support or international roaming. Those who do need (or want) those features will choose a plan with another provider - and Koodo is only one option, there are a half dozen others.

 

Public Mobile's "niche market" is lowest cost. It seems obvious that we're still with PM because we feel that features offered by Koodo (and others) aren't worth paying that extra $5 (or more) per month. I'm not in the habit of buying more groceries than I can eat just so they'll rot away in my fridge, no matter how tasty they might be, so why would I do the same with my other bills?

 

So it seems like Telus doesn't really need to maintain the PM brand just to impress Ottawa. It makes enough money from the "niche market" to be worthwhile. You can bet that if Telus ever decided to suddenly shutdown Public Mobile then rushing over to Koodo wouldn't be my first choice.

Re: New Province-Wide Calling Plans + Limited-Time Offer on Canada-Wide Calling Plans

These province-wide plans are no longer available. New and better $35 and $50 plans have been introduced and the $15 Canada-wide plan has returned, as advertised on the plan page that is accessible from the Public Mobile homepage.

darlicious
Mayor / Maire

Re: New Province-Wide Calling Plans + Limited-Time Offer on Canada-Wide Calling Plans

@Korth 

Oh I agree with you....and it looks like with all our bitchin' and complainin' has paid off with today's announcement as noted by @computergeek541 in the previous post. It only took 7 weeks and 63 pages.....but it was successful in the end.

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