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Upcoming Changes to our Old Rewards Program

J_PM
Public Mobile
Public Mobile

Hey Community,

We have an important announcement to share with our subscribers who are currently enrolled in our old Rewards program.

We’re making changes to our rewards program and are sharing how these changes impact some of our subscribers. Starting in May, we’ll be retiring our old Rewards program and moving all subscribers to our Public Points™ program. 

We launched the Public Points™ program in January 2022 to provide our subscribers with more ways to earn and spend rewards, with greater flexibility. As part of our commitment to continuously evolve our products and services, it's time to retire our old Rewards program and shift our focus on enhancing our Points program.

To show our appreciation for your continued loyalty, subscribers on our old Rewards program will receive a special thank you. We'll send you a text message when it has been added to your account by March 31st. 

We’re excited to continue providing you, our valued subscribers, more opportunities to earn and spend rewards with Public Points™ moving forward.

To learn more about your move to Public Points, check out our FAQ here.

The Public Mobile Team

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RetiredGuy1
Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

@Dunkman posted earlier today:

“Yes, starting tomorrow, legacy rewards customers will be migrated to the new points system.  Confirmed by Public mobile staff.  Migration will occur in batches and likely be done by the third week of May.”

fixin1
Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

@computergeek541 - Ohhh. Yes, I just thought "May 2024" in the FAQ was gonna be May 1st 2024. So yes, you are correct.


@fixin1 wrote:

This is the last day for the Legacy Rewards.

You will be missed and hopefully you make a comeback, we are awaiting your return Mr. Legacy Rewards.

Your son Points Jr is getting on our nerves as this is the last day before you retire and Points Jr gets head CEO of Public Mobile rewards. Points Jr was much better as a Sub CEO.


Today isn't the last day for legacy rewards.  In May, the changes willl start, but no completion date has been announced.  I'll actually still be receiving the old rewards for my account for my renewal in May as Public Mobile cannot make the change to my account until at least 30 days after April 15.

fixin1
Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

This is the last day for the Legacy Rewards.

You will be missed and hopefully you make a comeback, we are awaiting your return Mr. Legacy Rewards.

Your son Points Jr is getting on our nerves as this is the last day before you retire and Points Jr gets head CEO of Public Mobile rewards. Points Jr was much better as a Sub CEO.

RetiredGuy1
Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Yeah, if the source is a CS agent saying so then I’ll have to remain skeptical until I see the points in my account. 

This has been asked before with screen shots or the wording and the CS also saying yes but haven't seen it come through.  Hopefully they have changed

 

 


I am happy to help, but I am not a Customer Support Agent please do not include any personal info in a message to me. Click HERE to create a trouble ticket through SIMon the Chatbot *

mikasik2
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

@RetiredGuy1 wrote:

Source?

IF true, then let me be the first to say:

Oh Mikky, you're so fine
You're so fine you blow my mind, hey Mikky
Hey Mikky


I just asked CS if switched to points voluntarily if I could get the original migration offer before it was forced and she said that's what would be happening anyway. 

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mikasik2
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Looks like we are getting 1 point per month since our account was activated when migration happens.  That will be a few free months for some people.

HI @Chalupa_Batman tomorrow is May 1st

I am on the old rewards too. I hope you can stop it and I will take the free ride

but I likely see a discouraging face from you 🙂


@RetiredGuy1 wrote:

@LitlLdy Absolutely agree. Its been 56 days since the announcement and despite many justified concerns, questions, and overall uncertainty regarding different aspects of the changes, not a single update has been forthcoming? Methinks one can only conclude PM doesn’t care.


It seems the CCTS cares. Let's continue to go that route. And for those of you who filed a complaint and it was denied, you probably complained about the removal of the point system. The actual complaint should be about the loss of earned credits. If you've been denied, then file again with those terms. You will have success...  at least be heard. 

Hey @hTideGnow 

It's not about "Stopping This". It's about the fact we were given loyalty credits, for me it was $7. I'm not complaining about the removal of the Legacy Rewards program, I'm..  and I'm sure I can speak on behalf of most in this forum, the removal of the credits we EARNED for being loyal to the brand. I am 99.9% positive that most here, just want the same credit on Public Points they were earning on Legacy Rewards. It's that simple.

RetiredGuy1
Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

@LitlLdy Absolutely agree. Its been 56 days since the announcement and despite many justified concerns, questions, and overall uncertainty regarding different aspects of the changes, not a single update has been forthcoming? Methinks one can only conclude PM doesn’t care.


@RetiredGuy1 wrote:

@LitlLdy  They could have handled the forced migration better though. For example, they could have moved forward with only the points system for all but recognized loyalty much better by keeping the “one point for every month with PM” provision they so conveniently removed the day before the announcement. Instead, a subscriber of say 10 years gets the same 10 anniversary points as someone who joined PM as recent as December 2021? Pfft.


@RetiredGuy1 , I know. It could’ve been handled much better in a few ways. They’ve lost a lot of long time loyal customers due to how they handle this situation! 😞 They have even had plenty of time to respond to their tread to address our concerns but choose not to take the time nor care to!

RetiredGuy1
Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

@LitlLdy  They could have handled the forced migration better though. For example, they could have moved forward with only the points system for all but recognized loyalty much better by keeping the “one point for every month with PM” provision they so conveniently removed the day before the announcement. Instead, a subscriber of say 10 years gets the same 10 anniversary points as someone who joined PM as recent as December 2021? Pfft.


@hTideGnow wrote:

Thanks @Dunkman  for the information. 

So, it is a GO ahead in the end?  I thought people on this thread can stop this. 

Oh well, end of an era.  


@hTideGnow , In my opinion there isn’t much hope on Public Mobile going back on their decision on this. 😞 This has been planned for some time. I don’t see them wanting to keep 2 different rewards systems any longer than they already have. I am surprised that Public Mobile didn’t make the switch from the old loyalty rewards right away when the points system was introduced 2 years ago. Instead it looks like they were hoping that customers would voluntarily make the switch to the points system on their own 1st.

I would very much prefer the old loyalty rewards system over the points any day.

P.S. I know I’m not @Dunkman 😆 Just putting my 2 cents worth in. 😁 

RetiredGuy1
Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Reddit (with a smattering of curse words for added colour to the conversations)

jimbobs2023
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Nearly 1,400 posts on RedFlagDeals on this topic as well as multiple mentions in other posts on that forum.  What other forums have people been complaining on?

Thanks @Dunkman  for the information. 

So, it is a GO ahead in the end?  I thought people on this thread can stop this. 

Oh well, end of an era.  


@golfball wrote:

I heard the old rewards were being shut down on May 1st (tomorrow). Is that true?


@golfball 

Yes, starting tomorrow, legacy rewards customers will be migrated to the new points system.  Confirmed by Public mobile staff.  Migration will occur in batches and likely be done by the third week of May.  

golfball
Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

I heard the old rewards were being shut down on May 1st (tomorrow). Is that true?

El_Gato
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

The old $15 plan wasn’t too bad if you didn’t use voice too much. Wondering if it’s now at 4G. I ask because 3G plans are no longer offered.

PS  Just started a new thread on this subject. 

fixin1
Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

@MomOfMax - The "Loyalty" Bonus data that has an expiry date will get used up first but when it is all used up it will automatically go to the other 5GB that you first mentioned about.

It should look like this in usage breakdown:

  • 5GB Holiday ($0) data (Used last) * No expiry date *
  • Loyalty Bonus 5GB (Used first) * 150 days expiry *

All add-ons expire when used up, but every add-on except international calling has an expiry time.

USA roaming bundles: 15 days
Canada Data Add-on: 30 days
"Loyalty" bonus data: 150 days.

MomOfMax
Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

So, the first addon, that will expire when he uses it up?

Lockedoutagain2
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

It's hopeless, after 10 years less 4 months, to be rewarded with a so-called bonus you cannot use unless you pay for more than what you ultimately gonna need...

I do not know where this thread came from or where it is going, just that i lament being screwed this way. I too downgraded to what i need, and ended up with zero data, nothing and no way to contact them except to hook onto some other provider. To be retained for future reference...

fixin1
Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

@MomOfMax - The 5GB loyalty is for the removal of the old rewards program, a.k.a this thread. It will be used first.

The first add-on of 5GB is probably from a more is merrier bonus which will never expire.

Does he have the 250MB 100 min calling plan of $15 or the Unlimited Talk & Text $15 plan?

MomOfMax
Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Hi there, just reading through this post and I have a question about my son's plan. I purchased the $15 plan and when I looked up his account it says he has an add on of 5g (is this a month?) And another 5g (loyalty bonus) and says he has 104/150 days left. Could you confirm the details of his plan for me? Just FYI, I set up his plan because he was 12 and does not have a credit card.

fixin1
Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

I actually haven't really got time to speak of what I think of this situation fully, so I guess here it is:

Public Mobile, the legacy rewards system was a good thing for all of us, you could save on your bill, but when you forced the $40 4GB plan in 2018 to be $50, that broke a little trust from us, but when we decided that PM was not going to do anything bad again, our trust regained but quickly broke apart.

But at least we get to have a rewards system. We will be auto-switched in T-2 days.


@Morvin wrote:

Same happened to me as well today. Don't know how to get this fixed. They said contact agent through community, but how.


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Bottom Corner. Enter Customer Service Agent. And follow the prompts

Morvin
Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Same happened to me as well today. Don't know how to get this fixed. They said contact agent through community, but how.

kb_mv
Mayor / Maire

@NaYr wrote:

How to cantact them?


@NaYr You replied just before this message to one by @hTideGnow , it is laid out in that post how to contact CS.

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