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Barryere
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Hi, I'm wondering if PM will offer phones of any sort in the future.

 

I know that the service is here to save you money and part of that is why PM doesn't offer this kind of service, however, other carriers such as Chatr and Lucky offer phones.

 

To be clear, I have a phone and believe me when I say that no matter what phone I buy to try to replace what I have, I'm never satisfied. I just think it would be nice if PM offered phones especially for those of us that don't have one (no phone in this world...? imagine that). I don't intend to leave PM for the foreseeable future.

 

If at all curious; I have a Galaxy Note 3 running android Pie. What I find very difficult about replacing it, is the simple fact that despite its sluggishness it gets what I do on it done* and it has a 1080p display (1080p displays with a 16:9 aspect ratio is hard to find on new phones).

* Calls/texts/light browsing/YouTube

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Dunkman
Oracle
Oracle

@Barryere 

Public mobile did offer phone in the begining from my understanding.  But, PM has not offered phone for the last while.  I guess to lower costs of the plans.  I doubt that in the future PM will offer plans, but I have no inside information  Smiley Happy

 

If you are looking for a cheaper phone, some communtiy members here can offer advice on that if you want.  

Barryere
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

@Dunkman wrote:

@Barryere 

Public mobile did offer phone in the begining from my understanding.  But, PM has not offered phone for the last while.  I guess to lower costs of the plans.  I doubt that in the future PM will offer plans, but I have no inside information  Smiley Happy

 

If you are looking for a cheaper phone, some communtiy members here can offer advice on that if you want.  


I'm quite tech savvy, I've been looking and looking for years. Smiley LOL No matter what I find, my Note 3 just gets the job done and never falls short.

liuxinbing
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

I think PM is doing and going the right way. Carriers only sell plans, leave phones to retailers.

 

Think about if Rogers & Bell sell TVs locked to themselves; sell computers locked to their internet.

Barryere
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

@liuxinbing wrote:

I think PM is doing and going the right way. Carriers only sell plans, leave phones to retailers.

 

Think about if Rogers & Bell sell TVs locked to themselves; sell computers locked to their internet.


Your speculation may very well be the future. At the rate that things change and how restricted things become and all the clauses.

 

One of the reasons I came back to PM from Fido is because Fido has introduced fees for calling into the call center even though I was paying over $60/mo for my service. That's greed and there is not a **bleep** thing anyone can tell me that'll change my view on that.


@Barryere wrote:

@liuxinbing wrote:

I think PM is doing and going the right way. Carriers only sell plans, leave phones to retailers.

 

Think about if Rogers & Bell sell TVs locked to themselves; sell computers locked to their internet.


Your speculation may very well be the future. At the rate that things change and how restricted things become and all the clauses.

 

One of the reasons I came back to PM from Fido is because Fido has introduced fees for calling into the call center even though I was paying over $60/mo for my service. That's greed and there is not a **bleep** thing anyone can tell me that'll change my view on that.


Well...that is their raison d'être. Make. Money. There's no other reason for their existence.

 

Same here at this place. This place doesn't spend money on people sitting around waiting in a call centre. Some people feel they just gotta have someone to talk to about their service problems. So, like you from Fido, they would choose to go elsewhere.

Barryere
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

I understand that at the end of the day it is all business and business is all about making money, I and everyone else are commodities.

 

I hardly use my phone so I'm alright paying almost nothing a month for a phone plan, I can't bring myself to pay $60 for something I hardly use - I use the data mostly.

 

Even if I made lots of calls, I would like to think that $60 is still quite a bit... I mean, putting myself aside, many people pay more than $60/mo, lets say $80-90 because they have a phone on a tab for 2 years. That's roughly $2200-$2400/yr. It is at that point where you aren't just paying for a way to contact people, you are paying for a computer that fits in your pocket and is designed for convenience and advertising.

 

Just yesterday I was going to pay $80/mo to get an S9 on a term and I ended up cancelling and switching over to PM. My brother said "I'm glad you came to your senses." Smiley LOL

 @Barryere 

As this is descending into a philosophical discussion I suppose I should stop. But I like engaging. 🙂

I only think of us as the money supply to a business. Our activities and information are the commodities.

 

I'm not sure how you come to your annual math. $2400/year is $200 per month. I don't think anyone is paying that anywhere. Your example would be $1080 per year. Maybe you meant over the course of the 2 years and a little rough rounding up.

Barryere
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

$1,898 (S9, medium tab, $100 upfront), $2,440 (S10e, large tab)$1,898 (S9, medium tab, $100 upfront), $2,440 (S10e, large tab)

These are the examples I'm using as these are the phones I was looking at, at the time.

Triguy
Mayor / Maire

If PM sold phones then the cost would get added to your bill.  The price advantage over other providers would be gone.  Nowadays there are many retailers and online website sites that sell unlocked phones so it is easier to purchase them.  I believe in Europe most providers allow you to purchase a sim and you can use an unlocked phone so you can choose which provider you want.