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Public Mobile Retail Launch: SIM cards now at Walmart!

Hey Community,

 

We have some exciting news for you!  

 

We’re pleased to announce that our SIM cards will now be available to purchase at over 350 Walmart locations across Canada.

 

Our retail launch aligns with the feedback and ideas that were shared through our Public Lab and Community. We would like to thank the following community members for their contribution.

 

Community Username:

Idea title and URL:

@Luddite

SIMS in Retail Stores

@pckku

SIM card pickup depots

New SIM card delivery options

@infielder6

Vending machine for SIM cards

@prasprime

SIM distribution/pick up center in big cities


With this announcement, SIM pricing has also changed -  all SIM’s bought online or in Walmart stores will now cost $10 plus applicable provincial taxes.

 

Soon, we will also have a dedicated category in the Community where you can ask and discuss all things retail. If you visit a Walmart store, share your experience with us.

 

FAQ:



Will I still be able to purchase a SIM online?

Yes, and you can do so by clicking here

In which location or aisle in Walmart can I find Public Mobile SIM cards?

Visit the Electronics department, typically located in the back of the store.

Will you also be selling top-up vouchers at Walmart stores?

We are working to launch this as soon as possible.

Will there be other retail stores selling SIM cards in the near future?

Stay tuned - you’ll be the first to know if there are.

Is there a Walmart store locator on the Public Mobile website?

No, but you can find the nearest location by visiting Walmart’s website.

Will I be able to get account support at Walmart stores?

No, all account support is online via our awesome Community.

 

 

Oracle

Re: Public Mobile Retail Launch

@Jeremy_M, thank you.  Is there a date that they will become available?  The price is higher then being online only but I do believe I was charged at least $10 for a SIM with my old provider.  The price increase shows the cost of taking up retail space.  Now though if you have a Walmart near you (and most do) you will be able to get a SIM instantly no more lost in mail or anything like that.


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Public Mobile

Re: Public Mobile Retail Launch

 

 


ShawnC13 wrote:

@Jeremy_M, thank you.  Is there a date that they will become available?  They're already available Smiley Happy




Mayor / Maire

Re: Public Mobile Retail Launch

This is good news, should limit the amount of lost in the mail posts as well too. Also easy to get a replacement sim if something goes wrong. $10 seems like the standard or average price for a sim card these days too, so not overly concenred there

Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Public Mobile Retail Launch

This is fantastic. Being able to purchase sim cards in person is great when there's a new promo. No more waiting for sim cards to ship.
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Public Mobile Retail Launch

I love that I don't want to wait for days for a SIM replacement Smiley Happy Great work!

Oracle

Re: Public Mobile Retail Launch

Sorry, I completely DISAGREE with the pricing! Robot Sad

 

$10 is not no frills. The best that can be said is that PM is not leading prices higher just following. SIM cards in the England are still FREE mailed to your door at some carriers.

 

On a side note, just noticed Virgin has raised their flex data charges. I track this one for my granddaughter.


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Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Public Mobile Retail Launch

This is a nice feature. 

 

I thought it was some kiosk location and a random staff working it and all our costs go up (from the title)... 

But just a card on a wall to buy in a big store. Awesome.

 

Typical PM stuff, just Awesome. No Big three stupidity. 

Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: Public Mobile Retail Launch


Luddite wrote:

Sorry, I completely DISAGREE with the pricing! Robot Sad

 

$10 is not no frills. The best that can be said is that PM is not leading prices higher just following. SIM cards in the England are still FREE mailed to your door at some carriers.

 

On a side note, just noticed Virgin has raised their flex data charges. I track this one for my granddaughter.


Totally agree!

 

@xCameron94x, while $10 is standard pricing for a SIM card, Public Mobile has once again lost its competitive edge with a price increase and is something we should be concerned about because it shows you that they are no longer passing the theoretical savings (from lack of call centre and retail stores) down to the consumer.

 

Again, yet another step back from "leading the way" that we see following the new plans.

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Public Mobile Retail Launch

Ditto. Pricing is high Smiley Sad