Went to Walmart today (in Oshawa, ON) to switch over to Public Mobile. I signed up for the $15 plan and the full process was completed without any problems. In fact, everything was up and running before I even left the store. (I thought there might be some downtime while it switched, but there was none.)
Anyway, my nice surprise of the day - the SIM card was provided free of charge. I was fully expecting to pay the advertised $10 for it, so I was very happy to get it for free!
So yea, if you're planning on using Public Mobile, then it might be worth checking out your local Walmart first to see if they are still offering the free SIM cards with activation.
Was the SIM free, or you paid for it and received a $10 credit in your account?
Just so others know, you can always get $10 off when activating. When you activate and use a friend's (or any PM's member, you can ask some here) number as a referral, you get a $10 credit and they get $1/month of their bill Don't hesitate to ask people here their number in private messages!
The SIM card was free. My full charge came to just under $17, which was the $15+tax for the prepaid plan. I did sign up for the AutoPay option, which (I'm assuming) is what gave me a $2 credit in my account.
@MandyJ, you will also get next month's $2 AutoPay credit before your next payment is due.
So your next payment due will be:
=> $11 + tax ($15 - $2*2)
=> Or $1 + tax ($10 extra credit if you activated with a referral)
And once again I'm pleasantly surprised by Public Mobile. I'm so happy I decided to make the switch!