I know there are numerous suggestions for plan options, but since the removal of the 90-day/$90/1GB plan and a decision to not consider the Public Lab idea to bring it back, I have some thoughts about budget plans. The real appeal of PM for me and my community had been the possibility of paying ~30/mo and getting basic phone functionality with some data (even if it's just add-on data).
I propose creating at least one Talk/Text plan that is under $30. Currently the budget 90-day options are:
1. Province-wide talk, no text, no data - $76 ($25/mo)
2. Province-wide talk, Global Text, no data - $106 ($35/mo)
3. Province-wide talk, Global Text, 3GB - $111 ($37/mo)
I'm not including the data-only options that could include a VOIP service. For those of us in rural areas, LTE is not always available and even 3G is not always reliable. So, from the above three options, I believe PM should make Option #1 at $60 and #2 at $76. This would bring in more users looking for basic phone functionality and possibly consider adding data in the future.