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Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Kudos to Public Mobile! Here is a very honest review.

Did you know?

 

Public Mobile cures Internet addiction. Or I call it the “90-day-Internet-diet”.

 

Here comes an honest and thrilled review of Public Mobile.

(Please excuse my grammar as English is not my first language)

 

It was April 29, when my “90-day-Internet-diet” started.

 

Before this “diet” I was addicted. Addicted to the Internet. Everywhere I went, I kept surfing the Internet, checking my phone for news, e-mails and posting to Facebook. I could do this as I had a grandfathered old plan with my carrier with unlimited everything (unlimited talk+text+data), but I was paying $85 per month. As it was a partner phone and a partner plan, I took it 2 years ago when I bought my iPhone.

 

This amount was still too much for me as I barely spent 20 minutes per month on the phone calling out of province. I didn’t need the “unlimited” version….And having Wi-Fi at home and at work, I came to the conclusion that I actually could ditch the unlimited plan. And the good thing: My 2 year plan with my carrier came to an end.

 

The question was: Renew or not?

 

Then I discovered Public Mobile which for me was an unknown brand among all the big names. Why hadn’t I ever seen any public advertisement about this company?

 

After doing some research and scouring through the community threads educating myself about everything that needs to be known, I somehow got intrigued to give Public Mobile a try despite all the support posts from members crying for solutions for failed ports, service disruptions, things not working, etc.

 

I loved the simplicity and the innovative and inventive design of the start homepage. Kudos to the developers. After ordering the SIM card I changed from my very expensive plan to Public Mobile. The transaction with the porting went very smooth. No issues at all.

 

My 90-day-plan: unlimited province wide + unlimited international text + 1 GB data = $96

 

Of course I switched ON the Autopay feature and saved an additional $6. 

 

Folks, that was a drop from $85 per month to $30 per month.

Yippee! $55 per month on savings to spend elsewhere.

 

Then I added the 400 min Intl Long Distance (Incl Canada & US) add-on for just $15 as I have family in Germany to call and text from time to time. I was so happy that this add-on doesn’t expire at the end of the term. This way I would have months to use up the 400 minutes.

 

Hmmm, but how would this new slimmed plan affect my Internet addiction???

 

Now you can imagine how I felt the first few weeks: My hand constantly grabbed the phone instinctively to check for news. But for this I had to switch on cellular data. Exactly in this moment when I realized I will have to pay to use the Internet, my phone went straight back into my purse. I scolded “It is not that important. You can wait until you have Wi-Fi or when you are at home!”

 

Phew, it was hard, but 90 days passed by.

 

Today was Autopay due date. Time to check the fruits of my diet…

 

  • The Autopay went through very smooth and without service interruption
  • From the available 1 GB I used roughly 400MB
  • From the 400 minutes add-on I used 33 minutes.
  • While on the road, my e-mails and Facebook could wait….
  • I enjoyed my time in the Rocky Mountains more and I didn’t have to be connected to the www at all times.
  • And finally here is the awesomeness: Within those 90 days I tried to be active in the Community answering questions. This earned me Community Rewards totalling $20 which were applied to my next 90-day-plan bringing the monthly costs further down.

 

♪♫♫♪ Money makes the world go round, the world go round…♫♫♪

 

As I am not a heavy user, I will keep my old 90-day-plan with 1GB for now.

[UPDATE April 2017: This plan is not available anymore and is grandfathered]

 

Thank you Public Mobile. You cured my Internet addiction.

Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Kudos to Public Mobile! Here is a very honest review.

Awesome review!


I am loving Public Mobile as well, lots of savings and lots of options to find what works best for your own usage.  

I am still within my first 90 days with Public Mobile and I opted for the 4GB of data.  I've been monitoring my usage though and decided that I am better suited with the 1GB data option so I put in a request to switch over at my next 90 day renewal time.  More savings so I am not paying for what I am not using = a happy PM customer Smiley Happy

 

We're both singing that happy Money makes the world go round tune!

Mayor / Maire

Re: Kudos to Public Mobile! Here is a very honest review.

Hi @ute1978!

 

Love the detailed and interesting review of PM.  Very happy that your internet addiction is cured and you get to keep the plan that works for you.  

 

On the other hand I am thrilled to get more data while no increase in price starting today on the new plan.

 

I can't remember the last time a Canadian mobile carrier decreased prices or offered more for the same price.

 

 

Retraité / Retired

Re: Kudos to Public Mobile! Here is a very honest review.

Wow,

 

That is a great review @ute1978, thank you so much for your feedback and Kudos to you for showing your appreciation.

 

Welcome to Public Mobile & to our amazing community.

 

I hope you have a pleasant adventure with us Smiley Happy

 

Mary

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Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Kudos to Public Mobile! Here is a very honest review.

Thanks a lot to all. I will surely stick with Public Mobile. 90 days at a time....

Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Kudos to Public Mobile! Here is a very honest review.

I'm just really happy that my phone will be in service all the time, and I don't have to pay a bill now until OCTOBER????

 

Holy WOW!

Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Kudos to Public Mobile! Here is a very honest review.

Wow I noticed that the new Public Mobile plans were posted in the HOT DEALS section of RedFlagDeals. Seems like a lot of people are liking what they are seeing and Public Mobile is getting much deserved recognition and likely more customers!

Go go go PM!!!
Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Kudos to Public Mobile! Here is a very honest review.


@rodjames wrote:

I'm just really happy that my phone will be in service all the time, and I don't have to pay a bill now until OCTOBER????

 

Holy WOW!


You say it!! October 25 here...

Oracle

Re: Kudos to Public Mobile! Here is a very honest review.

Very nice read.

Thank you for taking time and provide positive feedback. 

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Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Kudos to Public Mobile! Here is a very honest review.

Hi, great review. I just joined PM on the weekend and don't see an option for:

"My 90-day-plan: unlimited province wide + unlimited international text + 1 GB data = $96"

 

Cheapest is with 3GB data for 90 days and costs $111. How do you get the 90day 1GB $96 plan?

 

-thanks