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Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Did I miss something? $40 is now only 4.5GB and a new $45 plan with 6.5GB

Did PM update/release new plans and I missed it. 

 

The $40 plan is now 4GB +500 bonus for a total of 4.5GB not the 'normal' 5GB

There is also a new $45 plan that is 6Gb + 500MB bonus. 

 

Or did I just miss the announcement. 

 

Other providers are killing PM in the $40 - $50 plans. Many others can get over 10GB for this cost now.

 


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Mayor / Maire

Re: Did I miss something? $40 is now only 4.5GB and a new $45 plan with 6.5GB


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Mayor / Maire

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Did I miss something? $40 is now only 4.5GB and a new $45 plan with 6.5GB

Yup:(

Hoping for $60/12g $50/10g $40/5g $30/2.5g $20/1

Fido and freedom are really killing with data only plans:4 gigs for 15 is really tempting especially if you have double sim phone and you can get those on Amazon for about 100

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Did I miss something? $40 is now only 4.5GB and a new $45 plan with 6.5GB

PM changes plan details and plan structure from time to time. Often as a response to what their competitors (mostly Lucky) have implemented.

 

Existing legacy plans are "grandfathered" and remain as-is. Until you change them - and you can always choose a new plan from the list of PM's current offerings but you can never choose to return to a plan once it's discontinued. Your existing plan seems better than current in-market plans so I'm guessing you got some kind of promo.

 

You've gotta check PM's Plans page or Announcements forum from time to time if you want to keep aware of what PM is selling. Or subscribe to their email newsletter thing. They don't send notifcations to update customers on changes (or to inform customers when new plans are cheaper or better than legacy plans).

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Did I miss something? $40 is now only 4.5GB and a new $45 plan with 6.5GB

@kselmak 

I could live with the slight downgrade in data on the $40 plan if they had $30/2gb and $35/3gb. Or better yet $25/1.5gb, $30/2.5gb, $35/3.5gb, $40/5gb, $45/6.5, $50/8.5gb, $55/10.5gb, $60/12.5gb. All with autopay of course.....you could even have a $20/1gb and market public mobiles plans as "go green with public mobiles no bloat data....dont waste your plan data....only get what you need."

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Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Did I miss something? $40 is now only 4.5GB and a new $45 plan with 6.5GB

I do subscribe to be notified when there are announcements, but this was not officially announced, so no notice. 

 

I have dropped all the way down from $40 plan to $15 because of covid. I'm still way ahead and there are no plans for things to change anytime soon at my office. But when I do go back I guess I won't be getting 5GB anymore. 4.5GB is fine when I do return and I will stay with PM given all of my credits, but if those dry up, it will likely be Lucky with their unlimited data.

 

Gone are the days when it was fairly easy to move people over to PM and grab their referral.

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Did I miss something? $40 is now only 4.5GB and a new $45 plan with 6.5GB


@smp99 wrote:

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Gone are the days when it was fairly easy to move people over to PM and grab their referral.


Agree.  People have more choices now.  PM plans and promos used to sell by itself.  Not any more this year.  

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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Did I miss something? $40 is now only 4.5GB and a new $45 plan with 6.5GB

So Fido can do 4 gigs for 15 but last i looked they want 45 for 1 gig with talk and text... Instead of offering more gigs "for free" all the time they'd make a killing offering the same gigs for less money... 

 

The market lately seems to be bonus gigs for the same money, but nothing to help the little guys save anything 🤷

 

I like to browse around sometimes to compare but that's all I've seen

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Did I miss something? $40 is now only 4.5GB and a new $45 plan with 6.5GB


@Pawprints1986 wrote:

The market lately seems to be bonus gigs for the same money, but nothing to help the little guys save anything 🤷


The marketing trend lately seems to be "MANY GB for $PRICE per month" ... but if you read the details it's always "FEW GB for $PRICE per month, plus one-time MANY GB signup bonus". And it's always $$ activation fee plus $$ SIM card fee plus $$ number porting fee.

I think it's misleading advertising, designed to suck in the suckers. But people are talking about it so I guess it works.

 

You can jump ship and grab, say, Freedom's $35 1GB plan with 10GB bonus. Then use it all up quickly and jump ship for another carrier, go through them all. (They all require a valid credit card to signup for these deals, so they'll have you on record, and if you don't pay extra to keep porting your number around you've also got to wait until your existing account is finally terminated before you can signup again as a "new" customer.)

 

But it seems like a lot of effort, a lot of hassle. And a lot of uncertainty since nobody knows how long these offers will last or what will be available months down the road. And not even such a great deal, cashing in on those one-time data bonuses costs money out of pocket through all the secondary fees. All to get a few more bonus GB? Even buying data (more data and faster data) from a wired or wireless internet service provider would cost less.

While staying at PM pays off steadily over the long term and offers the certainty of never getting a worse deal than you already have - since nobody would change to a plan which costs more to get less than whatever plan they already have. I've seen many people leave PM for competing promos over a few years, some of them are happy, some of them always come back (and have to start their Rewards again from scratch). Much better to let the flashy marketing come and go while you sit back and save over the long run with PM.

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Did I miss something? $40 is now only 4.5GB and a new $45 plan with 6.5GB

Rogers is advertising 100GB of 4G data for the low low price of $175 per month. This is a bring your own phone price.

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