Hey welcome to a few months ago, @NDesai! That's interesting, I didn't realize we'd joined the community so close in time. To be perfectly honest, it doesn't bother me at all missing any particular badge(s), so long as I get the right rewards aded to my account, and it seems like all's well there. I'm not a competitive person, so the badges to me are a bit "meh". But I'd like to see this looked at (as a relatively low priority item), since to some folks they may be more important. Everyone's mileage will vary. No warranties, stated or implied. Badges in the mirror may be closer than they appear. Do not operate heavy machinery while reading the community. Talk to your doctor before starting or stopping Public Mobile. Act now and we'll double the order, simply pay separate shipping & handling. Drivers do not carry cash.
@srlawren I really did not notice the date. It was bumped up so i thought its on going.
Anyways, i also don't really care alot about badges. But if this happens, you probably would
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Is there anywhere that tells you what the badges mean? Some are quite clear, but some are kind of obscure. I'm assuming if there is a date on the badge, it means you've earned it (because all the badges looks the same opacity to me, nothing is greyed out, and when I click on one, they just disappear [I was hoping it a definition/description would pop up]).
I would think the "2 anniversary" means a 2-year anniversary, but it makes no sense since I'd only been with PM for 1.5 months when I achieved that badge (assuming the date under the badge is when I achieved it).
And what does Top 25% mean?
2YR Anniversary is *PUBLICS* anniversary (there also is a 1YR badge)
Top X% is how much you contribute here on community forums (the lower the number, the higher your contribution level)
Now I'm even more confused. I'm under the impression that Public (I'm assuming you mean Mobile) is more than 2 years old...
Public Mobile purchased spectrum in 2008 and launched services in 2010 (March, April, or June depending on what area you lived in)
Telus purchased Public in Oct 2013 but was pretty hands off at first letting Public remain Public
Telus killed off Public Mobile officially Aug 2014 crippling plans, cancelling all grandfather accounts (claims needed to create new account + pick new in market plan)
Many of us (myself included) figured Telus was just waiting to kill off the name completely (there was something with spectrum license they had to promise to leave the $15/$19 plans intact for a certain time, 1 year maybe? but all other plans were gone so most thought it was the end)
Somehow (which still baffles me) Public actually GREW (despite mass cancelations and the many complaints posted online
New plans were far more expensive but now the ON/PQ clients suddenly had access to Telus national network (this also opened the first cheat plans; many entrepreneurs in ON/PQ could activate plans in province, then port in other province numbers (AB/BC mainly) and sell the SIM card to our western friends). The other rather amusing fact was you could activate on only certain plans, but you could log into self serve and change to any plan, expired or retention included
The hardest thing was getting SIMs during this time since I still suspect they did not want to increase sub count
Then in 2015 they relaunched (with new BETA plans) as a self serve online only service
Community message boards, rewards eligible plans, all the stuff you see today
So from 2015 to 2017 is the 2 year anniversary (of the reborn Public Mobile)