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Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

New phone

How do I upgrade my phone on Public Mobile?


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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: New phone

@DBroder69Public Mobile does not have any plans that will give you a discounted phone. You need to buy your own phone instead. If  you mean, that you already have a new phone, insert your SIM card into the new phone and if it is compatible, it should start working

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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: New phone

@DBroder69Public Mobile does not have any plans that will give you a discounted phone. You need to buy your own phone instead. If  you mean, that you already have a new phone, insert your SIM card into the new phone and if it is compatible, it should start working

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Oracle

Re: New phone

Public Mobile is BYOD only. They do not sell any phones. When you get a new unlocked phone, you just need to move your old sim to your new phone.

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Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: New phone

@DBroder69, In Public Mobile you have flexibility to buy your own unlock phone anywhere. e.i. Amazon, Costco, etc. This means you're the boss and not lock in any contract or plans even here in PM. 

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Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: New phone

@DBroder69  And if you're doing as the others have mentioned, and buying an unlocked phone to use here, make sure it's compatible with Public Mobile's frequencies. If you're unsure, just post which brand/model you're thinking of using with PM, and you'll get the answer here, from someone.

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Mayor / Maire

Re: New phone

@DBroder69 

Check out different phones online and narrow down your choices to 3 or 4 then come back and post what you are interested in and their prices and ask the community their opinions and experience with the different brand/models. You can then decide what to purchase. A popular choice here is the Umidigi A5 pro. Reg. $175 lightening sale on Amazon.ca $131-$135

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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: New phone

As mentioned anove, PM doesn't sell/upgrade phones. Recently @DBroder69 , Koodo sent out upsell messages to some PM customers. If you are prepared to lock in with them on a 2 year term plan, you will get either a discounted or free phone. Both Koodo and PM are owned by Telus. So you will still be on the same reliable network. If you think this may be the way for you to go. Here is a link to Koodo  .


@DBroder69 wrote:

How do I upgrade my phone on Public Mobile?


 

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Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: New phone

Thanks everyone

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Mayor / Maire

Re: New phone


@DBroder69 wrote:

Thanks everyone


@DBroder69 have you picked out a phone yet?  If you'd like, I'm sure the community is more than happy to give you some suggestions.  If desired, please give us a bit more info like your budget and various preferences.  Example, are you looking at an iPhone or an Android phone?  Do you have any brand preferences?  Any size preferences (e.g. as big of a screen as I can get vs. gotta be managable in my small hands)? Are you looking for cutting performance or anything reasonable?  Need a huge battery vs. need a slim and light phone and always near a charger?  Are you a "heavy" gamer (big 3D gitles) vs a "light" gamer (maybe some candy crush, word games, sodoku) vs not at all?  Do you plan to do work or mostly for fun?  Do you need a headphone jack or you're all-bluetooth-all-the-time-anyway?  Any other preferences you can think of.  Oh and most importantly: what's your budget (or, sky's the limit?)?


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Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: New phone

Hi. I think I'll stick with Android, I like LG and Samsung, pretty big screen, I'm not very techie, so I don't need cutting-edge, probably a bigger battery as I'm not near a charger all the time, light gamer, puzzles mostly, using for fun, not much for work, don't need headphones, don't use Bluetooth, and would like to keep it under $200 if possible. 

Thanks