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Switching to Koodo for a monthly plan

More_Chaos
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Hi guys,

 

Did anyone receive a text from PM today or recently asking them to take advantage of a limited time offer to switch to Koodo to receive the same plan, but receive a monthly bill?

 

Just wondering what's going on, and what incentive I have to do this. Aside from monthly billing and keeping the same monthly rate, I don't actually have any advantage. In fact, there is no mention that I would continue to have my monthly automatic payment discount, nor my loyalty or referral discounts either...

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xkey
Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Looks like it's $40 a month ($5 cheaper then their regular plan) plus $25 off for four months ($100 billing discount). It can only be used with their Small Tab plans, so no good discounts on new phones. Does come with canada-wide calling instead of province only.

 

 

I guess it's technically better then the $120/3 month plan (which is probably the plan used to send out these promo texts) if you have no loyalty/auto-play/referral discounts. But otherwise, doesn't seem to be any reason to switch.

CET_GUY27
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Received the same SMS message today:

 

"Public Mobile here with an exclusive offer for 1##########. Switch to a monthly bill with our sister-brand, Koodo, and get 2GB of data, unlimited international text AND unlimited Canada-Wide minutes for the same price you're paying today! Plus, you may be eligible for a $0 phone with the Koodo Tab! Redeem online at https://koo.do/gocustomer-service and input promo code GOKOODO440 to ALSO receive $100 in bill credits! Your validation code is your phone number. Offer ends February 28, 2018. You're included on the list for Public Mobile offers and deals. To be excluded, reply unsubscribe. Conditions apply."

 

I am not a legacy account holder (I joined after the Telus switch almost as soon as they re-launched). With my current plan ($120/90 days for 6GB, prov calling, int'l text) and then subtracting my rewards I pay $99/90 days (approx. $33/month).

 

Still haven't called Koodo to see exactly how a new plan with them would compare but it will take a lot for me to switch as I have no interest in financing a phone through them and I still have several add-ons remaining that I would probably lose. 

 

Curious what others are learning of this deal!

CET_GUY27
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

At that rate, my first year I would save $16 and then every year after that I would lose $84/year ($120/90 days with $7 rewards per month). 

 

Not a deal. 

JoeCanadian
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

I also got this text today and found it confusing - is PM going away?  I saw no advantage to switching to Koodo.  With my current PM setup, my monthly costs are predictable and stable.  With a monthly billing system like Koodo the potential exists to have a monthly bill be larger than normal.  I don't see the incentive to switch unless it's a superior offering (which it isn't) or a superior price (which it isn't).  

 

CalvinW
Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

I got the same text. What a joke! Feels like they are trying to get rid of PM soon

I'm on the Fall Promo 2016.  I have not received the message, nor do I expect to.

 

In the quoted message above, it mentions the Public Mobile Promotions list (or something like that).  I've never heard of this list.... what or how do I find it?

More_Chaos
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

@stonechucker

I'm not sure which message you are trying to quote. I do not see anything about a Promotions List. Can you clarify?

will13am
Oracle
Oracle

The Koodo thing must be making a come back.  I heard quite a bit about this back in the day when the fall promo had just ended.  I never got the offer, so I don't know the exact terms.  The current Koodo offer is pretty weak, especially for those of us paying the same for twice the data. 

shartomjam
Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

I also received this text.  Not interested.  It does say you can unsubscribe from these offers and deals.

CET_GUY27
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

@More_Chaos

 

In the text message from Public that was sent today it states 

"You're included on the list for Public Mobile offers and deals. To be excluded, reply unsubscribe."