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Mayor / Maire

Re : Where can I buy a phone to use with Public Mobile?


@samgabbay wrote:

If you where wondering what i was talking about: https://swappa.com/listing/GUY510/view


For $19 more you could get a brand new OnePlus X

https://oneplus.net/ca_en/x

His used phone looks seriously overpriced

Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Where can I buy a phone to use with Public Mobile?

Staples sells unlocked Moto phones cheap.

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Where can I buy a phone to use with Public Mobile?

Thanks for the info on Moto phones. I think I'll go check that out.

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Where can I buy a phone to use with Public Mobile?

Kijiji has some good deals sometimes, ebay, factorydirect.  I prefer buying brand new from straight from the company, to make sure all accessories are in place and authentic!!

Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: Where can I buy a phone to use with Public Mobile?

Canada computers sometimes have good deals too.
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Where can I buy a phone to use with Public Mobile?

I live in Windsor, ON tend to buy my phones from the states even with the currency exchange completely worth buying. I tend to buy AT&T Gophones and unlock them, going to try and pick up 4 huawei ascend xt for family and friends as it will be under $100 each, no phones compare for the price in Canada. And if they do prove me wrong and direct me otherwise, would save me the hassel Smiley Wink

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Where can I buy a phone to use with Public Mobile?

If you want a top spec phone, look up oneplus.
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Where can I buy a phone to use with Public Mobile?

I got the Moto X Pure Edition last year - ordered from Amazon and picked it up from a shipping depot.  The phone is pretty good phone for the money, and 7.0 (Nougat) update is in plan. 

 

 

Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Where can I buy a phone to use with Public Mobile?

Try www.bluproducts.com Blu is a Miami based company and all their phone work on the network.

They have Windows and Android phones all under $300CAD. I bought the Life One X2 by Blu on Amazon Canada for $195 and my friends with iPhone tell me the camera both back and front beat the iPhone 7. It's well worth it. Most Blu phones come with charger, screen protector, earphones and a phone case.

It's well worth it if you want a phone that's high quality for low cost. They have a phone for every budget so everyone can afford a phone.
Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: Where can I buy a phone to use with Public Mobile?

Kijiji - the cheapest by far

 

ONLY get an already unlocked phone that you can test with any SIM before you buy

 

Get the model number - for example, not all Samsung S7 Edge phones are the same, there are many different models

 

This link will tell you what bands the phone works on

https://www.frequencycheck.com/country-compatibility/MQbYv/canada/devices?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q%5Bfull_na...

 

You need one or all of these for Public Mobile

 

  • For 3G use (UMTS/HSPA): 850MHz/1900MHz bands.
  • For 4G/LTE use: 1700MHz/2100MHz bands.
  • For 4G/LTE use: 700 MHz band.

 

Find out how to enter the APN information (easy google, different for each phone/OS)

 

How to set APN link

http://productioncommunity.publicmobile.ca/t5/Phones-Hardware/How-do-I-set-up-data-APN-on-my-smartph...

 

Step by Step APN configuration

 

Step1: 

Android 

 

Settings > More / More Networks / Wireless & Networks > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names > New APN setting (or a plus sign)

Blackberry

 

OS 10 - Settings > Network and Connections > Mobile Network > Tap the settings icon (dented wheel)

 

Windows

 

Windows 8 Step 1 Settings > cellular > Add or Edit internet APN 

 

iPhone

Click here

 

Step 2:


You will need to input the following information:

Name: Public Mobile
APN: sp.mb.com
Proxy: Leave blank
Port: Leave blank
Username: Leave blank
Password: Leave blank
Server: Leave blank
MMSC: http://aliasredirect.net/proxy/mb/mmsc
MMSC proxy: 74.49.0.18
MMS port: 80
MCC: 302
MNC: 220
Authentication type: Leave blank
APN type: Leave blank

Step 3:


Select Save/Done. Select Public Mobile to connect to the Public Mobile network

 

 

Test the phone with any sim - to validate it works -> both for sound quality (to make sure the speaker/mic is OK) and to make sure it is not blacklisted/non functional

 

And there you go.

 

A bit of work, but it can save you hundreds of dollars.