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Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Incoming calls when traveling outside province

@stonechucker Do you work for PM?

Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Incoming calls when traveling outside province

@stonechucker Whats your problem man.  Why are you wasting your time responding to this if you dont want to help.  You sound like a real douche bag man.  If you cant help don't respond.  We all dont have time to scavenge through these boards like you do.  Most of us have better things to do with our time.

Mayor / Maire

Re: Incoming calls when traveling outside province

No I don’t.  I’m just a big supporter of the product, and an active supporter in the community.

Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Incoming calls when traveling outside province

@mimmo_L  Great contribution man!  This is the type of support people are looking for, unlike the childish attitude by @stonechucker. Good call man you put him in his place.  He was making a big show that we have to buy an add-on but you put him in his place.  Its weird how he doesn't apologize for this.

Mayor / Maire

Re: Incoming calls when traveling outside province

@Double_J, I’m a techie, a former help desk worker on my employers IT Support team,, moved to database support, and now work in a different field for the same employer.

 

Im a geek, a nerd, a self taught computer and other electronic gadget guy, I know business processses.

 

i like to tinker and assit where I can.

 

Thanks for calling me a douchebag.  Only those comments make me really care.  I will know ignore you as much as I can.

Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Incoming calls when traveling outside province

@stonechucker Whether you are a techy or not, doesnt mean you know policy and fuctioning of long distance.  You said yourself you have never tested it, so we would appreciate you not contributing on something you are not 100% sure about.  @mimmo_L just corrected you.  Based on your contribution, you would have steered many people in the wrong direction.

Mayor / Maire

Re: Incoming calls when traveling outside province

Okay, @Double_J, that statement from Public Mobile has only just been posted within the last couple of days, and up until that, every document on this website has officially said incoming calls While in a province not your home province, would require an LD addon.

 

in the two years I have been a subscriber, I have never had the opportunity to test, as I have not been out of my home province, nor would I have been able to test, as I hate an LD package off 200 minutes from very early in my subscription here.

 

When other have stated the do have service such as described above, I will say, your mileage may vary, as the official stance.....yardage yadda yadda.

 

@mimmo_L linked this new statement from Public Mobile.  This was the first time I’ve seen it.  My post that you now continuing to discuss on this issue, I wrote before I knew about the new statement.  I apologize that I didn’t know about it, and if I had know about it, I would not have written that post.

 

 

Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Incoming calls when traveling outside province


@Double_J wrote:

@stonechucker Whether you are a techy or not, doesnt mean you know policy and fuctioning of long distance.  You said yourself you have never tested it, so we would appreciate you not contributing on something you are not 100% sure about.  @mimmo_L just corrected you.  Based on your contribution, you would have steered many people in the wrong direction.


Oh well. Funtioning of the long distance add on is not 100% right. 

@stonechuckeris right. Other members might have other experiences.

Like me. I have been using Public Mobile for the last 2 years. When I joined I only had the provincial talk feature and added the 400 minutes add on and I still have some of it left, because:

 

No matter where I am in Canada I can receive calls from all over the world for free. No minutes are deducted from my add on.

 

I have an Excel sheet with all my incoming and outgoing calls and in those last 2 years I got about 2000 minutes of calls from which half of them were outside my home province. Glitch or not..... So you see, real life experiences differ.

Mayor / Maire

Re: Incoming calls when traveling outside province

@Double_J there is no need for name calling.  Until that article was posted less than a week ago provincial calling was limited to your home province.   I even asked Allan to clarify the statement in that article because it seemed to go against the official word.   

 

Also most people on the forums would as @stonechucker suggested reccomend buying the long distance add-on, as the ability to receive calls while out of your home province was a considered a glitch, which could be fixed at any point and cause users traveling w/o the add-on  frustrations if their service stoped working.

Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Incoming calls when traveling outside province

Ok guys, I think there are alot of people in this forum are misleading customers.  I have just come back from my trip and have tested my phone.  I am on a province wide calling plan which is unlimited.  

 

I was able to call any number in Alberta (Calgary, Edmonton) as part of my plan.  I was also able to receive calls from anywhere.  I tested this with having someone call me from BC, Alberta, Ontario and intertionally. All calls were received.  The only thing I was not able to do was call BC numbers.  THIS IS THE ONLY TIME YOU NEED A LONG DISTANCE CALL ADD-ON. 

 

There was no policy change as I checked with someone who conducted the same test over two years ago with the same results.  I also used to work for a major telecommunications company and this is the same functionally by all major players in Canada.  

 

It should be noted that some people are provided financial incentives for posting here.  When PM is paying their kickbacks for managing this site, they will have influence over the people who provide wrong information.

 

In theory if you were a resident of BC and travelled across Canada, your provincial plan would allow you to always make local calls as you move from province to province.  You will only need long distance add-on if you want to call back to your home province or the province that you are not currently in.

 

Dont be fooled into buying something that you don't really need.