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Oracle

New competitive response coming soon

The government of Canada website suggests that a tier 3 brand offering of $15 per month for 250MB, 100 nation wide minutes, unlimited text is coming. I went over to the competitors site and I see that it is available already. Come on Public Mobile, where is that competitive matching offer? https://www.canada.ca/en/radio-television-telecommunications/news/2018/12/national-wireless-carriers...
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Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

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so after reading that website, seems like Chatr offerr a better deal.

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Mayor / Maire

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@will13am 

We are living in a period with mobile price going down.  Therefore, hold on to your cash and vote with your wallet.  Don't sign any contract and give yourself flexibility to switch.

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Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

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You sure the prices are going down? You don't read or watch the news I guess. ROBELUS just jacked up prices. Even when costs go down, their greed is never satisfied.

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@missorange wrote:

so after reading that website, seems like Chatr offerr a better deal.


You mean the $15 with 100 minutes, unlimted messaging, and 250MB (autopay required)?  Chatr also has a $25 autopay plan that includes 1GB, unlimited messaging, and incoming calls (no outgoing included).

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Mayor / Maire

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@missorange wrote:

so after reading that website, seems like Chatr offerr a better deal.


By the surface, Chatr has the price advantage.  But Chatr is 3G signal only.  Not LTE capped to 3Mbps offered by PM.  I will stay with PM if PM offers the same price plan.

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Oracle

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@popping wrote:

@will13am 

We are living in a period with mobile price going down.  Therefore, hold on to your cash and vote with your wallet.  Don't sign any contract and give yourself flexibility to switch.


We are talking baby steps but definitely steps in the right direction.  We do have to put things into proper perspective.  The premium is quite high going from $10 to $15 per month.  However, the flexibility of having a complete plan for as low as $15 per month is unheard of in this country.  It is not something I can/will take advantage of any time soon.  It is definitely a good day for those on a really tight budget.  Please give me a chance to step aside from the door way before the stampede starts!

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Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

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Agree. We are paying too much on cellphone and data plan. 

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Mayor / Maire

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Looks like Chatr and Lucky mobile has their competitive plans.  Let's see what Public mobile does next:

 

NATION-WIDE TALK & TEXT
$15 Per Month
BONUS250 MB
100 Canada-Wide Talk & Unlimited International Texts
-Details
INCLUDESPlan Includes Details
  • 100 Minutes Canada-wide Talk
  • Unlimited International Text, 
    Picture and Video Messaging
  • Auto-pay offer: Bonus 250 MB data at 3G speed/month
  • 40 ¢/min for voicemail retrievals

http://forums.redflagdeals.com/chatr-lucky-mobile-new-plans-15-100-min-250-mb-25-month-1gb-data-unlt...

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Oracle

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It looks like the cost of data overage is about to take a plunge as well.  These numbers are not inexpensive, but dirt cheap compared to what we are used to. 

 

https://mobilesyrup.com/2019/03/07/rogers-fido-buy-more-data-go-over-cap/