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...
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.
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!
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).
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.