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Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

How about a Texting Add-On?

I really appreciate Public's effort to make pricing more attractive, as they have decreased the price for several add-ons, such as the 1GB add-on for $15, the 200MB add-on for $5, and the 500 mins add-on for $5.

 

What is still missing from the mix of offerings is a texting add-on. We are not big texting users but the smaller PM plan offer only 50 texts with no ability to expanded on an as-needed basis.

 

So, how about a 500 or 1000 texts add-on for say $5 or 8$? Something reasonable to be able to expand usage for the occasional need.

 

@Catherine_T  How about such a consideration?

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Oracle

Re: How about a Texting Add-On


@pm-smayer97 wrote:

I really appreciate Public's effort to make pricing more attractive, as they have decreased the price for several add-ons, such as the 1GB add-on for $15, the 200MB add-on for $5, and the 500 mins add-on for $5.

 

What is still missing from the mix of offerings is a texting add-on. We are not big texting users but the smaller PM plan offer only 50 texts with no ability to expanded on an as-needed basis.

 

So, how about a 1000 texts add-on for say $5 or 8$? Something reasonable to be able to expand usage for the occasional need.

 

@Catherine_THow about such a consideration?


So if there is an add-on for that additional cost why wouldn't you just get the $15 plan with unlimited incoming calling and unlimited texted as well as a small portion of data


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Mayor / Maire

Re: How about a Texting Add-On

@pm-smayer97  I think you will not see it happen unless they start offering a plan without texts include.

At this point it would look like offering voicemail add-on when all the plans include it. (I don't know maybe there are legacy plans without voicemail)

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Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: How about a Texting Add-On


@ShawnC13 wrote:


So if there is an add-on for that additional cost why wouldn't you just get the $15 plan with unlimited incoming calling and unlimited texted as well as a small portion of data


For the same argument as to why not upgrade plans to get the extra minutes or data...

 

Because like the way all add-ons are designed, they are for the occasional user...that does not need that much each and every month. I have many people in my family and circles that could benefit with an extra 100-200 or so texts per month but do not need all the other stuff.

 

$5 or $8 every few months to fit the gap is all many of us would need and do not need the extra cost of an upgraded plan. I see this as a win-win...PM gets a bit more revenue and users get a bit more functionality, for the occasional users.

 

That is one reason why PM exists and fills the need of low-cost occasional users.

 

P.S. Also, moving to the $15 plan you sacrifice access to LTE data add-ons.

Also as mentioned, unused portions of add-ons never expire.

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Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: How about a Texting Add-On


@kselmak wrote:

@pm-smayer97  I think you will not see it happen unless they start offering a plan without texts include.

At this point it would look like offering voicemail add-on when all the plans include it. (I don't know maybe there are legacy plans without voicemail)


there are "legacy" plans that would benefit, e.g. the $10 50/50 plan for example. 

 

P.S. We have 5 of these plans in our family alone. And I know it was a VERY popular plan. I personally signed up MANY people on that plan.

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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: How about a Texting Add-On?

A texting addon would be amazing for the people on the $10 50/50 plan.

 

they should rally bring back the $10 50/50 plan as well!  🙂

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Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: How about a Texting Add-On?

@SomeFriend If they bring it back they will probably bring it back with more value. They might even turn the 15$ plan into the 10$ plan. 

 

Another change that would be great is the data only plan price. Who would pay 30$ a month for 1GB of data. I wish we had a plan builder but only for data or at least a cheap plan to pick as a base then add data addons to it. 

 

The 35$ pan should be dropped to 30$ and the 25$ to 20$. This might sound extreme but if you break down the 25$ plan PM charges 15$ for that 1GB of data and 10$ for the talk and text. Really 15$ For a GB. Its not even an addon so it dosent roll over. Taking 5$ off of that sounds reasonable. Canadian wireless is supposed to get cheaper in a couple of years so I can see them considering doing this.

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Mayor / Maire

Re: How about a Texting Add-On?

I  have a $10 50/50 plan and I seldom go over 50 minutes and 50 texts every 30 days.

I still have not used a single minutes from the Christmas PM gift - 400 international add-on.  My family members are using WhatsApp to communicate to each other.  I don't need text add-on.  But I don't mind PM offer the text add-on just in case my need changes in the future.

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Mayor / Maire

Re: How about a Texting Add-On?

The $15 plan offers 100 minutes outgoing, unlimited incoming, unlimited text, a little data.

 

Yes, it costs $5 more each month. Instead of one-time add-on purchases which remain until consumed. But $5/month isn't a lot and it gives a lot. The price difference is insignificant after Rewards.

 

Alas, I suspect PM is disinclined to offer any text add-ons. Subscribers who "occasionally" want/need to enjoy increased text provisions are just expected to upgrade their plan - the catch is that they'd then be unable to retrograde back to even cheaper plans because the cheaper plans are no longer offered. I totally support the idea of a cheap Text add-on to match the cheap Canada-wide Talk add-on ... and it never hurts to ask ... but it's been suggested and discussed before so PM is certainly aware of the demand yet PM has simply not chosen to sell the add-on, so I seriously doubt it will ever happen.

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Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: How about a Texting Add-On?

$15 every 30 day plan will be the best for you.

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