Well I have decided to stay with PM for now. Too many referrals and my wife is with Koodo now so I have a outlet to give referrals from there as well. She has yet to pay a dime since moving over in March. I do prefer koodo's referral system, much more private.
And I have a number of PM referrals lined up in the coming weeks, mostly for friends who have kids looking for something better than Virgin (heh heh). They like the idea that things stop when you hit the limit.
Right now I don't need the extra data. That $35 plan was something else though, more so for the sub$40 threshold. Certainly a new way of thinking and I was impressed.
I never got the text, so my phone number isn't eligible. I would totally have done it to get a new device. My old iPhone is having a tough time lately. I think my wifi chip is going.
I'm in the same boat as you.
However you don't need the latest and greatest iPhone, there are a few options where you could pick one up for a lot cheaper than going on a contract. Look around the forum for recommended places to get your phone off a contract. You'd be surprised.
Thanks for the tip. I had looked at a few places for refurbished phones and some older generation iPhones but still hadn't found anything that I could afford, since my wife would want a new one at the same time. One phone I could afford, two makes it a hit I don't know if I want to take.
I have been with Public since the very beginning. I had the 6 gig 90 day plan. I was elated when they doubled it to 12. I have seen the offers come and go to migrate to Koodo and never even considered it. I liked prepaying, I liked supporting the little guy, and I liked that my 5 referrals enjoyed cheap service while cutting a huge portion of my own bill.
The latest 8 gigs for $40 Koodo offer stumped me. I spoke with friends on Public, crunched numbers, and considered the future of our beloved little provider that could.
It is with great sadness that I announce I have accepted the 8 gigs for $40 plan and vertically integrated into Koodo territory. With the offers coming monthly to leave and the reality that moving forward Public seems to only have 3G service, I don’t trust that next renewal my original 12 gigs / 90 days on LTE plan will still be there. The tipping point has finally come where Koodo seems like the safer bet for me.
It’s possible the next offer could be TEN gigs to move over. It’s also possible there is no next offer and my next 90 day renewal would be on 3G or would have less data for that original $120 price point.
I wish you you all luck, and I hope for your sake you get another offer or a transparent notice from Public about the future of your provider. I loved this service and I was proud to support it and recruit friends who were frustrated with the big 3 providers in Canada to join me in helping the underdog.
Thanks for 3 wonderful years, Public!
Thanks for your great post which perfectly summed up my time with PM and how I feel. I'm giving the new promo serious thought. If I jump, it will be with a lot of sadness. I really like being on prepaid as well as the retention and referral bonuses which make me feel like a valued customer, but the price point of the latest offer combined with the uncertainty I feel surrounding my existing 90 day $120 12GB plan make it hard to ignore. I have until the 4th to decide.
I want to stay at PM, but my son want to move Koodo.
So I did at walmart. After moving, I like it.
For there is no delay for the call and fast internet.
Actually, I like no delay service for the call.
As you have a lot of call, you should go to Koodo.
Probably, telus is better than Koodo.
when I went to the mall, I saw a special booth of Telus for new semaster promotion.
but I didnt check the price. Otherwise as you have enough money, you should go to upgrade.
I was with Koodo for about 10 years and just switched to Public Mobile less than a month ago. The reason I switched was because Koodo was not willing to give their existing customers the same deals they offered new customers. Just prior to leaving they offered a prepaid plan with 2gb for $45 that they would not allow me (as an existing client) to switch to.
In less than a month with PM I was offered the $35/5gb or $40/8gb deal with Koodo - so switching companies has benefited me greatly as it is a much better deal than the one Koodo refused to let me switch to. By the way, like another poster said, the bill credit was $200 for some reason instead of the $180 on the text message offer.
If this deal had not come around I probably would have stayed with PM even though I had some issues in my short time with them: Mainly some calls did not come through. My husband for example called me from our backyard shop and my phone did not ring. He came into the house and we tried calling again - no ring or notification that he called. The 3rd try was successful. My friend also said she called, but there was nothing on my phone to indicate that. Also, it happened several times that websites would not open and I would have to restart my phone to get into them.
Went to Walmart today to do the switch. Picked up an iphone6 on a small tab. I got $200 bill credit instead of the $180 for some reason. Got $375 in Walmart gift cards for getting the iphone. I will get a $50 credit because I used a referral. So in total I got: $375 giftcard + $200 bill credit + 50 referral totaling $625. My bill will be $45 for the 2 years so $1080 plus tax so $1209.60 All in 1209.60-625 gives me a 2 year payment of $584.60 with a monthly average of $24.36 and I got a free iphone 6 (that I will sell for?????). Thanks public mobile for helping me get such an awsome deal. FYI if you got to Walmart you need to ask them about there deals as they are not posted.... they also have a samsung A8 on a medium tab that will give you $350 in
Walmart gift cards.
Does the JOINKOODOAUGDATA code work at Walmart?
How do u get the 50$ referral bonus?
Is this plan with Koodo, still available?
I was ok with public mobile but becs of no telephone support, got frustrated now.