1. its for existing and new customers. If your in Quebec you get it for 30$ instead of 35$
2. Its all 3G speeds (4G LTE capped at 3Mbps)
@faja66yea existing customers can change to this by going to change plan then asding it to their plan. It is 4G LTE throttled to 3mb, you get 2G of data.
@faja66 3G can vary. it can be like 2mbps to 15, So public uses 4G but its capped at 3Mbps, So it dosent exceed higher speeds than that. In the end it is more stable and usable as it has the strength and reliability of the LTE network. If public mobile only offered 3G i would leave because 3G sucks. Thats why the plans are 4G LTE capped at 3Mbps. You can switch to 3G if you want and sometimes its faster but it has loads of latency. In the end i never notice a difference. I can watch youtube no problem at 1080P. Public only uses the 3G network for calls. And call quality is fine.
Capping LTE to 3Mb speed doesn't save the provider anything... It just saves the customers who are willing to pay more for the higher speeds. It is one of the trade offs for lower priced plans at PM. If PM just opened it up to full speed a whole load of existing Telus customers would switch to PM causing a significant reduction in revenue to Telus. We’ve all run into many people who couldn’t imagine the outrage of having to live with “3G like speeds” yet most of us here either see no difference (in what we use Mobile data for) or the difference isn’t worth the increased cost of other providers. The full Speed LTE customers are paying the cost of network upgrades while we are just tagging onto existing infrastructure adding a little more “Free Cash” to Telus’ bottom line.
@darlicious so Hull is a tiny part of Gatineau, I remember calling it Hull as a kid but now everyone calls it Gatineau.
And yes, I saw that re: $30 for Québec residents which kinda sucks... But not worth changing my number.
I just switched to this plan as I was on the previous 3 +3gb/90 day plan which had same data but only province wide calling for ~$40/month ($120/90 days). This plan will be much better to budget for and it’s $5/month less than I was paying before.
Thanks Public Mobile!
Was your 90-day plan a full speed LTE plan? If the change hasn't already gone though and is future-date to happen at your next renewal time, there is still time to think about this change. If it was an LTE plan that you had, the faster speed is worth something, but you would know best if it's worth the extra cost. At the very least, you're getting less data, but you're also paying less.