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Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Can I send/receive text in the $20 provincial-wide talk plan?

Hi, I just got Public Mobile's $20 provincial-wide talk plan. The web site is not very clear on whether this plan entitles me to send and/or receive text.  Does anyone know that?

 

If it entitles me, then what is the restrictions and limitations, like whether it is the provincial-wide or Canada-wide or International send/receive text?

 

Thanks,

Mayor / Maire

Re: Can I send/receive text in the $20 provincial-wide talk plan?

You can make as many calls as you want within the province that you're currently in.  Calls outside of your current province or country won't go through. You have no texting or data.
 You can purchase an add-on for $8 that will give you 200 minutes of Canada and US calling or $15 for 400 minutes of Canada and (limited) International calling. Have a look through the Add-on section for a complete menu of options.

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Can I send/receive text in the $20 provincial-wide talk plan?

So you mean I cannot send text AND I cannot receive text?

Mayor / Maire

Re: Can I send/receive text in the $20 provincial-wide talk plan?

No texting at all ...send or recieve.

Oracle

Re: Can I send/receive text in the $20 provincial-wide talk plan?


@tim_zhao_tim wrote:

So you mean I cannot send text AND I cannot receive text?


No but for $5 more you will have unlimited Province wide calling and unlimited international texting


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Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Can I send/receive text in the $20 provincial-wide talk plan?

Just curious what will happen if other people do attempt to send a text to me.  What will they see on their phone screen, and what will I see on my phone screen?

Mayor / Maire

Re: Can I send/receive text in the $20 provincial-wide talk plan?


@tim_zhao_tim wrote:

Hi, I just got Public Mobile's $20 provincial-wide talk plan. The web site is not very clear on whether this plan entitles me to send and/or receive text.  Does anyone know that?

 

If it entitles me, then what is the restrictions and limitations, like whether it is the provincial-wide or Canada-wide or International send/receive text?

 

Thanks,



@tim_zhao_tim wrote:

Hi, I just got Public Mobile's $20 provincial-wide talk plan. The web site is not very clear on whether this plan entitles me to send and/or receive text.  Does anyone know that?

 

If it entitles me, then what is the restrictions and limitations, like whether it is the provincial-wide or Canada-wide or International send/receive text?

 

Thanks,


Screenshot_2019-01-02 $20 for unlimited talk.png

Looks clear to me? No texts, neither outgoing nor incoming (exept notifications from Public Mobile).

 

Since Public Mobile does NOT offer pay as you go rates your options are going for the $25 provincial talk and international texts (sent from Canada). Or, if you only text occasionally and are not a talk superuser, you could also opt for the $10 50minutes/50text option and complement it with LD minute add-ons as needed (the add-on minutes don't expire until used up). There is no text add-on.

 

If you make a plan change keep in mind that an immediate plan change forfeits any remaining parts of your existing plan without refunds. Future dated plan changes are the way to avoid that - the system will change to the new plan on your renewal date.

 

Since you've just signed up (I assume, based on your wording?) you can try your luck and ask the moderator team (= Public Mobile customer service) for help with a change without being hit with the full charge. They don't have an obligation to do so, but have done so as a goodwill gesture in the past.

Use this link to send a private message to the @Moderator_Team, but be aware that current reply times are in the range of 48 - 72hours.

More information on contacting the mods: https://productioncommunity.publicmobile.ca/t5/Knowledge-Base/Updated-Contacting-our-Community-Moder...

Mayor / Maire

Re: Can I send/receive text in the $20 provincial-wide talk plan?


@tim_zhao_tim wrote:

Just curious what will happen if other people do attempt to send a text to me.  What will they see on their phone screen, and what will I see on my phone screen?


For the sender a text will just end up in Nirwana, if they have delivery reports on they might be notified by their phone that the message failed to deliver or just indicating "sent" instead of "delivered" (depending on phone, OS and app)

 

Since your account has the messaging function deactivated you don't see anything text related on your screen?

Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: Can I send/receive text in the $20 provincial-wide talk plan?

Lucky Mobile has texting inlcuded on their $20 plan with 250mb autopay bonus.  I'd rather stick with Public and get the $2 off a month.  Does anyone know if there are any plans to include texting to Public's $20 plan to compete with Lucky?  This would be perfect for parents or students who don't need data.

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Can I send/receive text in the $20 provincial-wide talk plan?

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@santi044 wrote:

Lucky Mobile has texting inlcuded on their $20 plan with 250mb autopay bonus.  I'd rather stick with Public and get the $2 off a month.  Does anyone know if there are any plans to include texting to Public's $20 plan to compete with Lucky?  This would be perfect for parents or students who don't need data.

 


@santi044  That plan only includes incoming texts. The best choice IMHO  for you to consider  would be to pay $3.00 extra and get the PM $25.00 plan includes Unlimited Canada wide calling & unlimited international texts plus 1GB data.