I signed up in a flea market this Sunday. Better offers than stores, free sim and $60 voucher. This is probably new channel of presence in places where people go.
Conversation overheard at Public Mobile Marketing HQ (local Tim Horton's)...
Bob, Team Leader in Public Mobile Marketing: Hey Jimbo, what do you think if we annouce a teaser, to get people excited about Public Mobile?
Jim (reports to Bob) in Public Mobile Marketing: Bob, I think that's an awesome idea.
Bob, Team Leader in Public Mobile Marketing: This is going to be epic! It will drive customers to Public Mobile in droves. The c-suite is going to love me.
Jim (reports to Bob) in Public Mobile Marketing: Errr, Bob....is that it?
Bob, Team Leader in Public Mobile Marketing: What do you mean?
Jim (reports to Bob) in Public Mobile Marketing: First of all, it's a fantastic idea, Public Mobile wouldn't be where it is today without your leadership. Second, could you let me in on what we're teasing?
Bob, Team Leader in Public Mobile Marketing: The usual. New plans, new retailers/channels to sell Public Mobile SIMs. Anything to increase the number of Public Mobile customers. Do I have to think of everything? Geez.
Jim (reports to Bob) in Public Mobile Marketing: Yes, of course, your ideas are amazing, as always.
Bob, Team Leader in Public Mobile Marketing: The next quarter financials are coming up, so get on this stat!
Jim (reports to Bob) in Public Mobile Marketing: Sure thing. Wait, when should this marketing campaign begin and how long should we run it for?
Bob, Team Leader in Public Mobile Marketing: That's your job, Jimbo. I take care of the sizzle, you and the rest of the team take care of the steak.
Jim (reports to Bob) in Public Mobile Marketing: Yes, you're right. The team and I will figure out the details.
Bob, Team Leader in Public Mobile Marketing: Cool, I knew I could count on you guys. It's your turn to buy today, right? I'll have a large double double and might as well add a dozen donuts for the rest of the team.
Jim (reports to Bob) in Public Mobile Marketing: No problem, I'll pickup the tab today...hmmph.
Apologies to Jim and Bob in Marketing.
Must be new roaming options. Mexico? Update to US roaming add-ons? That's what I'm guessing.
Doubt it. It's going to be about stores and new ways and places to buy. If not, why say all that stuff about the other retailers?
I just reread it again, and I agree with you, @cavemantoronto.
Someone mentioned vending machines... that would be a great idea in my opinion. I've had an issue purchasing at a Walmart weeks ago. And based on what I read here, I'm not alone in that.
If They add PayPal and More Roam around the Globe, I'd be happy, Imagine, Roam in Rome, and saying hi as you eat a slice of Roam Pizza, That would be interesting
Have to admit there's been lots of great ideas & guesses & comments.
I don't recall a preview announcement when adding retail options in the past either - usually a 1 or 2 month special (such as a credit to offset sim or 2nd month).
I was surprised that someone noted that they've had vending machines before& doubt it would be that. e-sim would be cool for the newer phones but since few tel co's have it yet doubt PM would get that already.
The phrasing does make it sound like a new distribution option.
Doubt it's a new plan but if it is...
I too would like a plan to compete with Freedom's $20 -$5 (if auto pay) = $15 which has 100 minutes, unlimited text & tiny bit of fast data.
PM's $10 plan (50min/ 50 text) has been great for kids first plan but it's bit of jump to $20 for unlimited text - or - unltd call). Kid has been great. Had the plan for 6 months & only over a little - so for minutes the add on minutes has been handy to cover but no add on for text.
Hmm, i guess we have to keep watch for the announcement.
Say did anybody suggest the availability of a couple of basic phones? Some competitors have that - although most of us have a hand me down phones & this would mean inventory & delivery...