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Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Add on second device?

My friend would like to join but would like to have his iPad and phone linked for data usage. The iPad is sim enabled. Currently he is on Telus and they pool his data together between the two devices. They both have their own SIM card. Does Public Mobile link two devices like this? Or would they need separate plans?

Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Add on second device?

@GeoffO1 Seperate email address.. hence seperate plans

Mayor / Maire

Re: Add on second device?


@GeoffO1 wrote:

My friend would like to join but would like to have his iPad and phone linked for data usage. The iPad is sim enabled. Currently he is on Telus and they pool his data together between the two devices. They both have their own SIM card. Does Public Mobile link two devices like this? Or would they need separate plans?


Why bother? Use wifi hotspot from one to the other.

Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: Add on second device?

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Yes I suggested that... he said he used to do that but was irritated as it would jump off the hotspot from time to time. He currently has it as he’d like through Telus, so he’d prefer it have its own sim, but pool the data. 

Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Add on second device?

@GeoffO1It also burns battery faster both on both devices.. He is on Telus.. he can afford the higher price.. Public Mobile is a bare threads provider, don't expect pooled data.

Mayor / Maire

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I used to spend quite a bit of time on a hotspot...rarely any problems.

As for battery...just leave it/them plugged in.

Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: Add on second device?


@GeoffO1 wrote:

My friend would like to join but would like to have his iPad and phone linked for data usage. The iPad is sim enabled. Currently he is on Telus and they pool his data together between the two devices. They both have their own SIM card. Does Public Mobile link two devices like this? Or would they need separate plans?


Why would someone want to do that unless they want the iPad to be used by someone else? You can tether if you using both yourself.  You can move sim card around if you want but only one active sim card per plan. No share plans here.

Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: Add on second device?


@GeoffO1 wrote:

My friend would like to join but would like to have his iPad and phone linked for data usage. The iPad is sim enabled. Currently he is on Telus and they pool his data together between the two devices. They both have their own SIM card. Does Public Mobile link two devices like this? Or would they need separate plans?


@GeoffO1  He would need separate accounts. For the iPad tell your friend to go with the dog brand he can get 4GB LTE for $15 per month and switch his phone to PM. That way he will have some network redundancy just in case one network is down.

Re: Add on second device?

@geopublic, in many cases, the 'dog brand' will not allow this, as they ask that you already have a post-paid mobile plan with them.

Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Add on second device?

One device (with one activated SIM) per account.