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Now that both Lucky and Chatr have unlimited data, when do you think Public will get this?

As it was Telus initially said "no" to unlimited data for a few days when Rogers and Bell brought it out...Then they did finally cave and follow suit. Now all 3 have bumped up their unlimited data options to 512kbps overage, which is plenty to run Spotify/Deezer on High setting.

 

Chatr had unlimited data for a while at 64kbps (which is often just low enough to not run Deezer fluidly on low) and now Lucky Mobile has followed suit but upped the offering to 128kbps, which is good enough to maintain sufficient speed for fluid audio. Currently all but the $15 Lucky (voice) plan has the unlimited data.

 

So it's a slow-moving iceberg, but now that the main 2 competitors have it, when do you think reluctant-old Telus will let PM follow suit? It's becoming difficult to be a loyal holdout.

Mayor / Maire

Re: Now that both Lucky and Chatr have unlimited data, when do you think Public will get this?


@savvy wrote:

As it was Telus initially said "no" to unlimited data for a few days when Rogers and Bell brought it out...Then they did finally cave and follow suit. Now all 3 have bumped up their unlimited data options to 512kbps overage, which is plenty to run Spotify/Deezer on High setting.

 

Chatr had unlimited data for a while at 64kbps (which is often just low enough to not run Deezer fluidly on low) and now Lucky Mobile has followed suit but upped the offering to 128kbps, which is good enough to maintain sufficient speed for fluid audio. Currently all but the $15 Lucky (voice) plan has the unlimited data.

 

So it's a slow-moving iceberg, but now that the main 2 competitors have it, when do you think reluctant-old Telus will let PM follow suit? It's becoming difficult to be a loyal holdout.


@savvy Due to the fact that PM directly competes with both Chatr and Lucky, my guess is to expect something real soon.

Oracle

Re: Now that both Lucky and Chatr have unlimited data, when do you think Public will get this?

Public Mobile used to be a leader with fresh offerings.  In recent times, they follow their peers.  I would agree that they will do something similar to lucky and chatr.  

Mayor / Maire

Re: Now that both Lucky and Chatr have unlimited data, when do you think Public will get this?

@savvy 

I don't think Chatr 3G(no LTE capped speed) can compete with PM LTE capped 3Mbps service.  I was a Mobilicity/Chatr user for eight months.  I stay with Chatr 3G just to get the $10/m for 8 months with autopay.  There is no Chatr 3G data inside my RCSS where I use Flipp to price match other stores at checkout.  Most of time, I had to go to RCSS front door to load up the price match page before check out.  After I finished my autopay 8x$10 credit, I switched to Zoomer with Rogers LTE.  I get data with Rogers LTE inside the same RCSS store.  I will not go back to Chatr if their plans are $10 cheaper as I cannot stand the Rogers 3G signal near me.

 

I have no comment on Lucky as I have not use it.

 

Mayor / Maire

Re: Now that both Lucky and Chatr have unlimited data, when do you think Public will get this?


@popping wrote:

@savvy 

I don't think Chatr 3G(no LTE capped speed) can compete with PM LTE capped 3Mbps service.  I was a Mobilicity/Chatr user for eight months.  I stay with Chatr 3G just to get the $10/m for 8 months with autopay.  There is no Chatr 3G data inside my RCSS where I use Flipp to price match other stores at checkout.  Most of time, I had to go to RCSS front door to load up the price match page before check out.  After I finished my autopay 8x$10 credit, I switched to Zoomer with Rogers LTE.  I get data with Rogers LTE inside the same RCSS store.  I will not go back to Chatr if their plans are $10 cheaper as I cannot stand the Rogers 3G signal near me.

 

I have no comment on Lucky as I have not use it.

 


@popping Lucky also uses LTE lite (3Mbps) similar to PM for data.

Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Now that both Lucky and Chatr have unlimited data, when do you think Public will get this?

I also heard that Lucky is like Public and has “LTE lite”, which is LTE but just limited to 3mbps down/up, which is more reliable than 3G only, which is also restricted to 3mbps down/up, on chatr...

 

I would be very happy if they matched Lucky and provided 128kbps speeds after allowance, which is enough for me to keep my messenging apps going and refresh my email account...

Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Now that both Lucky and Chatr have unlimited data, when do you think Public will get this?


@savvy wrote:

As it was Telus initially said "no" to unlimited data for a few days when Rogers and Bell brought it out...Then they did finally cave and follow suit. Now all 3 have bumped up their unlimited data options to 512kbps overage, which is plenty to run Spotify/Deezer on High setting.

 

Chatr had unlimited data for a while at 64kbps (which is often just low enough to not run Deezer fluidly on low) and now Lucky Mobile has followed suit but upped the offering to 128kbps, which is good enough to maintain sufficient speed for fluid audio. Currently all but the $15 Lucky (voice) plan has the unlimited data.

 

So it's a slow-moving iceberg, but now that the main 2 competitors have it, when do you think reluctant-old Telus will let PM follow suit? It's becoming difficult to be a loyal holdout.


I don't think Lucky has unlimited data. Reason I didn't switch to them was because of this. I asked Lucky Mobile what speeds they slow data down to. They told me if all data is used you must buy a data add on. Seems their data runs similar to PM. This was last month I asked.

 

Though they could of changed that since I last asked. 

Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Now that both Lucky and Chatr have unlimited data, when do you think Public will get this?


@tehowennathe wrote:

@savvy wrote:

As it was Telus initially said "no" to unlimited data for a few days when Rogers and Bell brought it out...Then they did finally cave and follow suit. Now all 3 have bumped up their unlimited data options to 512kbps overage, which is plenty to run Spotify/Deezer on High setting.

 

Chatr had unlimited data for a while at 64kbps (which is often just low enough to not run Deezer fluidly on low) and now Lucky Mobile has followed suit but upped the offering to 128kbps, which is good enough to maintain sufficient speed for fluid audio. Currently all but the $15 Lucky (voice) plan has the unlimited data.

 

So it's a slow-moving iceberg, but now that the main 2 competitors have it, when do you think reluctant-old Telus will let PM follow suit? It's becoming difficult to be a loyal holdout.


I don't think Lucky has unlimited data. Reason I didn't switch to them was because of this. I asked Lucky Mobile what speeds they slow data down to. They told me if all data is used you must buy a data add on. Seems their data runs similar to PM. This was last month I asked.

 

Though they could of changed that since I last asked. 


Yeah I didn't know they did either. That's interesting though, I'd prefer slow throttled data after an allowance is used up rather than no data at all.

Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Now that both Lucky and Chatr have unlimited data, when do you think Public will get this?


@jor123 wrote:

@tehowennathe wrote:

@savvy wrote:

As it was Telus initially said "no" to unlimited data for a few days when Rogers and Bell brought it out...Then they did finally cave and follow suit. Now all 3 have bumped up their unlimited data options to 512kbps overage, which is plenty to run Spotify/Deezer on High setting.

 

Chatr had unlimited data for a while at 64kbps (which is often just low enough to not run Deezer fluidly on low) and now Lucky Mobile has followed suit but upped the offering to 128kbps, which is good enough to maintain sufficient speed for fluid audio. Currently all but the $15 Lucky (voice) plan has the unlimited data.

 

So it's a slow-moving iceberg, but now that the main 2 competitors have it, when do you think reluctant-old Telus will let PM follow suit? It's becoming difficult to be a loyal holdout.


I don't think Lucky has unlimited data. Reason I didn't switch to them was because of this. I asked Lucky Mobile what speeds they slow data down to. They told me if all data is used you must buy a data add on. Seems their data runs similar to PM. This was last month I asked.

 

Though they could of changed that since I last asked. 


Yeah I didn't know they did either. That's interesting though, I'd prefer slow throttled data after an allowance is used up rather than no data at all.


PM would own the prepaid market if they did that. PM out of any prepaid network is the most reliable. I was on Chatr and their network was spotty and slow when I was away from Montreal. 

 

It would get so many who want unlimited data at a lower price and don't mind the slower speeds.  If PM slowed speeds even if at 3G I'd be happy

Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Now that both Lucky and Chatr have unlimited data, when do you think Public will get this?


@tehowennathe wrote:

@jor123 wrote:

@tehowennathe wrote:

@savvy wrote:

As it was Telus initially said "no" to unlimited data for a few days when Rogers and Bell brought it out...Then they did finally cave and follow suit. Now all 3 have bumped up their unlimited data options to 512kbps overage, which is plenty to run Spotify/Deezer on High setting.

 

Chatr had unlimited data for a while at 64kbps (which is often just low enough to not run Deezer fluidly on low) and now Lucky Mobile has followed suit but upped the offering to 128kbps, which is good enough to maintain sufficient speed for fluid audio. Currently all but the $15 Lucky (voice) plan has the unlimited data.

 

So it's a slow-moving iceberg, but now that the main 2 competitors have it, when do you think reluctant-old Telus will let PM follow suit? It's becoming difficult to be a loyal holdout.


I don't think Lucky has unlimited data. Reason I didn't switch to them was because of this. I asked Lucky Mobile what speeds they slow data down to. They told me if all data is used you must buy a data add on. Seems their data runs similar to PM. This was last month I asked.

 

Though they could of changed that since I last asked. 


Yeah I didn't know they did either. That's interesting though, I'd prefer slow throttled data after an allowance is used up rather than no data at all.


PM would own the prepaid market if they did that. PM out of any prepaid network is the most reliable. I was on Chatr and their network was spotty and slow when I was away from Montreal. 

 

It would get so many who want unlimited data at a lower price and don't mind the slower speeds.  If PM slowed speeds even if at 3G I'd be happy


Yeah that would be great.