Updated on June 1, 2018
Oracles are our Community support superheroes, and in this article you will learn:
What Does It Mean To Be an Oracle?
The Oracles are a small group of Community members who have extensive knowledge about all things Public Mobile, and are passionate about making the Community a better place by helping our members. Oracles have used their knowledge to make a positive impact in the Community, by being helpful and providing constructive solutions and ideals, and their reward is legendary status—we view them as part tech wizard, part boy/girl scout, and part Jedi master.
You can always ask an Oracle for help with any problem, but please remember that they’re customers like you, and not Public Mobile employees.
The Oracle Program
What are the benefits of being an Oracle?
Being an Oracle has some pretty sweet perks:
How to become an Oracle
The first step in becoming an Oracle is to create a Community account and start getting involved. This means asking and answering questions, offering solutions, and giving Bravos to helpful members. Every three months, we take a look at the Community’s most active members and consider them for the Oracle program.
Here’s some tips to help you stand out and get noticed:
Note that Public Mobile employees are not eligible to join the Oracle team.
How long do you stay an Oracle and can Oracles lose their status?
Meet Our Oracle Team
Here’s our current lineup of Oracles:
Let’s get to know each of them a little better!
If magic makes you a magician, then logic makes Luddite a “logician”. Dr. Luddite (yup, he has a PhD) likes to discuss the question “Is the glass half empty or half full?” While we think that full is always better, be ready to discuss. If you’re chatting with Luddite, he’s probably sitting fireside in his study with a glass of Riesling, snacking on roasted nuts, and listening to Elton John. He would tell you that if he could have lunch with any historical figure, it would be Winston Churchill.
“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”
Rockdaddy22 loves the Public Mobile Community because he loves helping others and sharing his knowledge about phones and how they work. He also has a strong appreciation for the Public Mobile moderators, and all the work that they do! Aside from his Community involvement, Rockdaddy22 likes to watch movies, collect coins, and is a big fan of the Toronto Raptors.
NDesai is an IT whiz! After years of work experience and a strong passion for what he does, he has a wide breadth of IT knowledge including computer hardware/ software, networking, programming, web development, wireless and security. As a result, he has a hard time going anywhere without his computer and phone. I’m sure many of you can relate, right? NDesai is also an avid Vancouver Canucks and New England Patriots Fan.
Meet imm1304. He considers himself a student of life and is on a journey to see the world. We think he’s doing pretty well so far considering he’s already visited 37 countries! When he’s not out trotting the globe or busy studying to become a Trauma Surgeon, imm1304 is all about sports. He’s a cricket buff and a big fan of the Toronto Raptors and Toronto Blue Jays. If he could have lunch with one person, dead or alive, imm1304 would pull out his heavily customized LG G4 to give Sigmund Freud a call.
“Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar...”
One of ShawnC13’s favourite pastimes is cycling. Impressively, he has completed the Ride to Conquer Cancer, an intense 2 day cycling event where he biked 250 KM! 2017 marked the event’s 10th year anniversary and the team hopes to celebrate this milestone by raising $100M. Want advice from ShawnC13? You may be able to bribe him with Peanut M&Ms…
Will13am describes himself as a tinkerer and likes getting his hands dirty with all things mechanical and tech. These days he’s been collecting lots of tech toys, but one thing he would like to get back into is fixing and working with old cars. He also wants to take up travelling. As he said, “you know, the lost decade with kids” kind of got in the way of doing that. If you have any recommendations on where to go next, I’m sure he would be all ears!