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Mayor / Maire

Re: [Pilot] Certified Pre-Owned Phones Now Available at Public

 @Korth 

Wouldn't that be nice. I just clicked into it and it looks a whole lot exactly like the SIM purchasing method. So not is what I'd say.

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Oracle

Re: [Pilot] Certified Pre-Owned Phones Now Available at Public


@Korth wrote:

On the plus side - getting your phone (and SIM card) this way is an excellent option to prevent becoming a SIM crime victim.

 

 

Now I ask whether we can buy these phones through Self-Serve.

Could "available funds" deposited into account be used to purchase these CPO phones?

Could PM Payment Vouchers be used to purchase these CPO phones?

Could PM Rewards/credits be used to purchase these CPO phones?

Could PM promos offer discounts on these CPO phones?


@Korth, this is outside of the self-serve so available funds will not be available for use during the purchase.  Although with this format same as SIM cards you can use PayPal for payment


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Mayor / Maire

Re: [Pilot] Certified Pre-Owned Phones Now Available at Public

I am honest here

I have hard time liking this

I hope it doesn't cost a lot

I hope it works out

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Oracle

Re: [Pilot] Certified Pre-Owned Phones Now Available at Public

I was really excited until I saw the offerings and the price.  The only merit is the warranty.  Otherwise, these phones are ancient and the pricing does not reflect the fact that the hardware is well past the best before date.  I will continue to shop the cheap non branded android phones.  

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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: [Pilot] Certified Pre-Owned Phones Now Available at Public

Ok, it's obvious that quite a few folks here have done some research on the current pricing of the phones available, and they're apparently not particularly competitive, so without doing a bunch of searching, just how bad are these prices(generally speaking)? 🤔

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Retired Oracle / Oracle Retraité

Re: [Pilot] Certified Pre-Owned Phones Now Available at Public


@Luddite wrote:

I just hate the idea of PM selling phones and using kiosks/resellers. I much preferred the 100% online byop concept


While I don't like the pricing, the warranty is a factor. Public Mobile would also have a hard time justifying a phone if it happens to get blacklisted and you're the the person who bought it directly from Public Mobile. I sure hope that Public Mobile is offering 1 or 2 days shipping on all order, at least to major cities. That would a factor for someone who does not wish to go to the store but is willing to wait overnight to receive a a pre-owned device after breaking or losing one. 

 

I know that there can be delay is order processing of a day or two (or more during peak season), but @Jess_D, is Public Mobile going to be sending phones out using UPS Standard, UPS Express, Fedex Priority, Purolator Ground, Canada Post Xpresspost, or a combination of different shipping carriers and service levels?  

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Re: [Pilot] Certified Pre-Owned Phones Now Available at Public


@CFPartDeux wrote:

Ok, it's obvious that quite a few folks here have done some research on the current pricing of the phones available, and they're apparently not particularly competitive, so without doing a bunch of searching, just how bad are these prices(generally speaking)? 🤔


@CFPartDeux, here in Victoria I looked on usedvictoria and people are asking used/nowarranty iPhone 6s for $180-350.  $350 was 64 gb so not same comparison.  So for this area the pricing is great as it includes a warranty.  I haven't checked out the other phones yet


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Mayor / Maire

Re: [Pilot] Certified Pre-Owned Phones Now Available at Public


@Jb456 wrote:

I've suggested in the past that PM start selling phones. Figuring they would follow something like Koodo prepaid phones 

 

https://www.koodomobile.com/prepaid-phones?INTCMP=KMNew_NavMenu_Shop_PrepaidPhones

 

Which are new phones similar to the ones Lucky sells.

 

Afterall people come to PM for cheap phone plans. Not for overpriced old phones. Many with PM get their parents or grandparents a line as it's cheap. How many posts in the past wanting flip phones for elders? Well Koodo prepaid it's $85 phone. Lucky sells the same flip as well. Nope not PM. Not an overpriced refurbished Samsung or a 5 year discontinued 5 year old iPhone that will be ending support very soon.

 

PM could even add some of the lower priced Koodo postpaid certified phones. Like the moto G fast is only $180 released it June 2020. I'd likely take that over a 5 year old iphone. And Koodo certified is likely close to new cause they have a 15 day return period or 30 day for online orders on new phones. People try them out, don't like it, return it then Koodo has to sell it as certified.

 

I'd like to see PM do something like this and not what they currently have posted. 

 


@Jb456 Thanks for your constructive feedback.

 

If you or someone wants one of those phones, I was under the impression that we can buy any of the Telus/Koodo prepaid phones at authorized dealers and use the phone here with PM.

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Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: [Pilot] Certified Pre-Owned Phones Now Available at Public

We like it so much, we've already ordered one!  Shipping is free too.

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Mayor / Maire

Re: [Pilot] Certified Pre-Owned Phones Now Available at Public

@ShawnC13 that's an awful high price in BC. Around here they're like $150 range but if you ask any relatives/friends that are into iPhones chances are they have them laying in a drawer and get it for $75/100.

 

The thing is though. PM iPhone 6s is refurbished, who knows what was fixed. How's the remaining battery life on a 5 year old phone? Or has it be replaced?.

 

I just think PM could have done better with the release of types of phones. I believe it's been over 2 years that Koodo stopped listing them on their certified section. As the 7 was released Sept 2016 so they started unloading the 6s and then put all peoples returns who upgraded to the 7 as certified. I recall seeing them in 2018 for like $7 or 8 a month around a year before they changed the tab rules in Aug 2019. When everyone churned phones.

 

Regardless of prices on who can get it for what price. Why would anyone want to spend $180 on a 5 year old phone (Released Sept 25th 2015) and discontinued not even a year later (Sept 7th 2016).

 

Not to mention the hardware inside is coming to an end sometime in 2021. It can run iOS 14 but I don't believe it can run anything beyond that. So although the phone would still work eventually people will start loosing features / apps that can't run on the 6s no longer. Just like people with iPhone 4, and 5s.

 

It's basically at its end of life about to turn into a mp3 player.

 

Not to mention it only has 32 gigs and no external option to add more memory. The IOS 14 is over 10 gigs alone and you're left with very little storage capacity. 

 

Looking at Costco website quickly a brand new Moto G Fast is $210 (they go on sale sometimes around $150. Maybe Black Friday will be like that) brand new released in June 2020.

 

Battery 4000mah compared to iPhone 6s 1715 mah

 

6.4 screen size compared to iPhone 6s 4.7.

 

32gig storage BUT expandable storage with micro SD card. Not just 32 gig like iPhone 6s.

 

3gig ram to iphone 6s 2 gigs.

 

So for pretty much the same price. Would you take a 5 year old refurbished phone that is about to become obsolete for updates in 2021 or would you take a brand new 2020 phone?

 

Koodo sells that phone for $275 (clearly overpriced) and certified pre-owned for $180. Not refurbished. 

 

I would have thought that PM would have taken newer current certified phones that Koodo sells and their prepaid phones and market them here on PM. Not take their left over junk pile and try to pawn it off here. That's frustrating.

 

Koodo Certified Moto G fast is $180

https://www.koodomobile.com/phones/motorola-g-fast-cpo

 

A phone released in 2020 but here on PM for the same price of $180 you get a 5 year old refurbished iPhone 6s that is about to be bye bye for good.

 

 

 

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