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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Any chance for a competitive response on the $15 plans?

Lucky Mobile has a 500 MB Canada-Wide Data Only Plan for $15 a month. There might even be a possibility that if you go over the 500 MB, you are throttled to 128 kilobits a second.

 

https://www.luckymobile.ca/shop/plans/prepaid

 

For $15 Chatr offers
100 Minutes Canada-wide Talk
Unlimited Incoming Canada-wide Talk
Unlimited International Text,
Picture and Video Messaging
40 ¢/min for voicemail retrievals

 

https://www.chatrwireless.com/web/chatr.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=PlanBrowse

 

I am eagerly awaiting a competitive response from Public Mobile!

Mayor / Maire

Re: Any chance for a competitive response on the $15 plans?


@bridonca wrote:

Lucky Mobile has a 500 MB Canada-Wide Data Only Plan for $15 a month. There might even be a possibility that if you go over the 500 MB, you are throttled to 128 kilobits a second.

 

https://www.luckymobile.ca/shop/plans/prepaid

 

For $15 Chatr offers
100 Minutes Canada-wide Talk
Unlimited Incoming Canada-wide Talk
Unlimited International Text,
Picture and Video Messaging
40 ¢/min for voicemail retrievals

 

https://www.chatrwireless.com/web/chatr.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=PlanBrowse

 

I am eagerly awaiting a competitive response from Public Mobile!


 

@bridonca  Me too! I hope so. Also offer it in a 90 day choice. 90 days for $45.

 

 

Mayor / Maire

Re: Any chance for a competitive response on the $15 plans?


@bridonca wrote:

Lucky Mobile has a 500 MB Canada-Wide Data Only Plan for $15 a month. There might even be a possibility that if you go over the 500 MB, you are throttled to 128 kilobits a second.

 

https://www.luckymobile.ca/shop/plans/prepaid

 

For $15 Chatr offers
100 Minutes Canada-wide Talk
Unlimited Incoming Canada-wide Talk
Unlimited International Text,
Picture and Video Messaging
40 ¢/min for voicemail retrievals

 

https://www.chatrwireless.com/web/chatr.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=PlanBrowse

 

I am eagerly awaiting a competitive response from Public Mobile!


It is possible and we just have to wait. 

But PM system is not setup to throttled down to kbps level after the alloted data is used up for the current 30 days cycle.  I don't think PM will match that feature. PM plan will simply stop the data until renewal.

Mayor / Maire

Re: Any chance for a competitive response on the $15 plans?

Public Mobile doesn't really focus on data only plans, so not sure Lucky 500MB will be matched.  The $15 for 100 minutes, 250MB, and unlimited texting I can see because Chatr is doing it.

Oracle

Re: Any chance for a competitive response on the $15 plans?

Repost!  I have a number of friends ready to jump over if and when that competitive response comes out.  The current $10 plan is a bit too restrictive for some minimalists.  The $15 offering with talk, text and data is the perfect complement to the $10 plan. 

 

https://productioncommunity.publicmobile.ca/t5/Plans-Add-Ons/New-competitive-response-coming-soon/m-...

Oracle

Re: Any chance for a competitive response on the $15 plans?

Just wish PM could come up with an innovative resopnce rather than a competitive one Smiley Happy 

Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Any chance for a competitive response on the $15 plans?

Ok I bit and bought the Lucky mobile $15 plan 500MB. This was a test to see how good or bad 128kbs is on LTE. Or even if it exists after 500 MB at 3G. 

 

First off the 3G is the same as PM, very good. Maybe better, the latency was always below 50 once 28! I blew through the first 500MB in a few hours after some testing. The data continued 😁 so the plan does work after you hit the limit. The thing is I’m still at the same speed. I did get notice that I was half way through my data. Maybe it will slow down overnight. I am looking for cheap basic low speed but always on internet. I put the SIM in a TurboHub. Worked fine. 

 

I will update 

Mayor / Maire

Re: Any chance for a competitive response on the $15 plans?


@smp99 wrote:

Ok I bit and bought the Lucky mobile $15 plan 500MB. This was a test to see how good or bad 128kbs is on LTE. Or even if it exists after 500 MB at 3G. 

 

First off the 3G is the same as PM, very good. Maybe better, the latency was always below 50 once 28! I blew through the first 500MB in a few hours after some testing. The data continued 😁 so the plan does work after you hit the limit. The thing is I’m still at the same speed. I did get notice that I was half way through my data. Maybe it will slow down overnight. I am looking for cheap basic low speed but always on internet. I put the SIM in a TurboHub. Worked fine. 

 

I will update 


Chatr, Lucky, Freedom all do that unlimited data but at reduced speeds.   Public Mobile hasn't been budging on that.

Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Any chance for a competitive response on the $15 plans?

Update on my test

 

The following day, nothing. Data stops and no more. At least for this $15 plan. I have since read a note that Lucky has stopped this practice of slow data once main data has run out. I will try to confirm this before I try this on a more expensive plan. 

 

I will now test Chatr extended data but that could be a week or two 

Mayor / Maire

Re: Any chance for a competitive response on the $15 plans?

With the new $25 plan included with data, the price between a $15 and $25 plan is not that big.  $25 plan includes much more.  Adding another new plan could be too many, with Public rather having people go right to $25.