@Kvee88 : This place requires 3G for voice but can use 4G for data and texting. It can also use 3G for data and texting. 4G for data is throttled down in speed to 3Mbps.
@kb_mv whatever way it is it works perfectly fine for me with no coverage interruptions, I can make and take calls, access the internet and all my apps when I'm not on wifi. Telus told me I would have crappy service 🙄 but anywhere I go its perfectly fine.
@Kvee88 : Telus themselves told you that?! Wow. I would expect that from some mall vendor but not Telus. Interesting. I can't imagine that would be an official Telus stance and that more likely just some perception of the call centre agent you spoke to.
I should go into my local real Telus store and see what they say for fun.
@z10user4 Yes it was actually a Telus rep. Like I said I talked with them for a good hour and got nowhere, as soon as I said I was switching to Public Mobile he started telling me about shotty coverage and slow speeds. I didn't really look into it before switching to see what networks PM used, my brother in law has a couple phones with PM so I knew it couldn't be that bad. Telus Rep just tried to get me to switch to Koodo/stay with Telus instead of PM, and used coverage and speeds as an excuse.
Implying worse coverage with PM is, I assume, a lie - unless Telus has 1 single tower somewhere in the country that cannot be used with PM for the sole purpose of being technically able to say coverage with PM is worse LOL.
Speed is based on need. I've found that PM's speed is really all I need. I don't need to watch HD videos (though it would be nice on occasion) while not on WiFi, & other things I use on the go like Facebook / email / web work well.
Though if I see a good offer for a plan with a new 5G phone that I want at an excellent price (for Boxing Day for example), I could be lured over. So far, everything I've seen is crappy. And I'm in no rush - I'm mostly satisfied with PM right now, along with paying a reasonable price.