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Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Work around for using all your data before end of plan

I use the 50.00 8 gb ulnimited talk plan for last few months. 
I use more then 8gb of data a month becuase i hotspot to my pc. 

So there is an error in the system that doesnt allow me to instanly change my plan to the same plan. example: i cannot cancel a 50.00 plan and renew a 50.00 plan back-to-back.

I had to change to another plan, like the 40.00 4.5 gb plan, use it, then back to the 50 plan. 

Well i just figured out a work around, thank goodness becuase i was about to go get another sim.

 

instead of clicking the button tabbed plans when changing, go to build a plan instead. select the same options, and the price is the same, 50.00. It changes on the fly. 

 

I was paying 175.00 for rogers 15gb plan. Now i pay 100.00 for 16gb with PM. 3g speed but works fine, stream internet shows with no buffering, no issues for me. 

 

thought i would let youz know incase anyone in same situation as i was

Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Work around for using all your data before end of plan

The moderator team can renew your plan early, you should contact the moderator team.

https://productioncommunity.publicmobile.ca/t5/notes/composepage/note-to-user-id/22437

Mayor / Maire

Re: Work around for using all your data before end of plan

 @fudgeman 

Nice find. That'll be helpful for some people. The less expensive option similar to your $45 change is to drop to the $10 plan and then pick up the big plan again. All as an immediate plan change.

Yes the least cost option is to wait for the moderators to do the early renewal.

Oracle

Re: Work around for using all your data before end of plan

@fudgeman, thanks for sharing.  Sometimes the problem with using plan builder is the pricing may not be identical to the ready made plans. 

Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Work around for using all your data before end of plan

@fudgeman, Great workaround.

The only negative I can think of is if Public Mobile decides to change or end that plan, you will have to choose from the list of available plans when you renew.

 

If you get a second SIM like you mention, at least you'll lock in the pricing. The difference is you'll be committing to 16 GB every month.

Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Work around for using all your data before end of plan

@fudgeman  Great find. Thanks for sharing!

Mayor / Maire

Re: Work around for using all your data before end of plan

@fudgeman 

Please note that the $2 autopay reward may not kick in if you renew early by using plan builder as autopay reward applies only every 30 days.  I am not sure whether you will get the autopay reward every other early renewal or not.  Please update us what happens to the autopay reward if you change your plan every 15 days.

Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Work around for using all your data before end of plan

the other way to do it is using moderator, which has long wait time, but pay less.

Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Work around for using all your data before end of plan


@fudgeman wrote:

I use the 50.00 8 gb ulnimited talk plan for last few months. 
I use more then 8gb of data a month becuase i hotspot to my pc. 

So there is an error in the system that doesnt allow me to instanly change my plan to the same plan. example: i cannot cancel a 50.00 plan and renew a 50.00 plan back-to-back.

I had to change to another plan, like the 40.00 4.5 gb plan, use it, then back to the 50 plan. 

Well i just figured out a work around, thank goodness becuase i was about to go get another sim.

 

instead of clicking the button tabbed plans when changing, go to build a plan instead. select the same options, and the price is the same, 50.00. It changes on the fly. 

 

I was paying 175.00 for rogers 15gb plan. Now i pay 100.00 for 16gb with PM. 3g speed but works fine, stream internet shows with no buffering, no issues for me. 

 

thought i would let youz know incase anyone in same situation as i was


@fudgeman  If your phone supports dual sim cards then you might also want to research a Data only Plan offering in addition to your PM plan. If you shop around I'm sure you can get 5GB for ~$15.00 (30 days)Smiley Happy

Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: Work around for using all your data before end of plan

Good point. So if they change the promotion I lose it if I decide to change my plan? How long has this promo been active?

 

i should have realized that but it didn't occur to me. I will be going to get another sim then to lock it in both cards. 

 

I used to have a Rogers internet hub. Was over 200 a month for internet alone. I cut back my usage a lot. I also notice 3G for some reason uses a lot less data then 4g, even when loading same content. I don't understand how but it does.

 

16gb I use for sure so no issue there.

 

thanks for the tips