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Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Walmart on Topsail Road, St. John's NL won't sell SIM card

Nope, just Walmart. But that's not the point. I shouldn't have to send my friends on a wild goose chase to find a SIM card! They're not going to do that and I don't expect them to. Walmart has them, and they're supposed to sell them. That's it.

 

GC

 

I'll edit this to say that I've heard that Dominion sells them as well, but I haven't confirmed this.

Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: Walmart on Topsail Road, St. John's NL won't sell SIM card

@GreatCanadian, yes unfortunately Walmart is just ridiculous when it comes to selling SIM cards.  What I've noticed is they tend to do this when there are active PM promos and they know there will be some traffic coming in because of it.  I was turned down at one location, and i knew it was because of the promotions that were on at the time.  So I knew when I went in to the other Walmart I had to be creative.  So every time I go to Walmart now to get a SIM I tell the rep "I need a replacement SIM as the other one I have (or my dad has), is no longer working, and the MODs advised me to come to this Walmart to pick up the replacement SIM".  Then the Walmart rep will say (with a raised eyebrow) "ok, but you'll need to pay for the SIM Card", and then I would say "ya they told me to pay for the SIM and PM will reimburse me, I think they said it was $10 plus tax right?".  You have to say "replacement SIM", that is kind of the communications jargon.  Also, it's better to say dad's (or whichever relative you want to use) phone, because that phone you won't have on hand.  If you say your phone, they may want to look at it, or try to do the SIM replacement/activation in store with you.

 

So far I'm 4 for 4 using the above tactic.  I almost feel like giving them the finger as I walk away, but I'd rather karma stay on my side.  Maybe you try it, and if it works, give them a nice wink on the way out, lol.  I'm sure at some point if enough people use this tactic Walmart will catch on.  but I suggest you go in and get the SIM cards for your friends using this tactic, or something similar.  I'm sure your friends would be appreciative of you getting it for them (saving them time), and I'm sure they'll pay you back for the SIMs.

 

But overall I also agree with everyone else in terms of boycotting Walmart, or maybe PM should just drop Walmart and use another retailer, maybe Shoppers or something.  But then again if there's a good amount of activations happening in the Walmart stores I don't see PM pulling out.

Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Walmart on Topsail Road, St. John's NL won't sell SIM card

I intend to visit Walmart (hopefully on the way home this evening after work). I will be coming out with a SIM. But for this one time I am not going to use your method (though I may try to save some hassle and use it in the future). I'm going in with guns a'blazin' and tell them that I've contacted Public Mobile. I will be showing them this thread. I will be showing them any response from the private message to the moderator. They will know when I leave that when a customer asks for a sim, da customer gets a sim!

 

GC

Mayor / Maire

Re: Walmart on Topsail Road, St. John's NL won't sell SIM card


@GreatCanadian wrote:

I intend to visit Walmart (hopefully on the way home this evening after work). I will be coming out with a SIM. But for this one time I am not going to use your method (though I may try to save some hassle and use it in the future). I'm going in with guns a'blazin' and tell them that I've contacted Public Mobile. I will be showing them this thread. I will be showing them any response from the private message to the moderator. They will know when I leave that when a customer asks for a sim, da customer gets a sim!

 

GC


"guns a'blazin'" Love it.

But. They. Don't. Have. To. They're the mighty giant corporation that calls their own shots. (even though the cell kiosk is a store within a store)

Public Mobile would likely be perfectly fine with them only doing activations even though they might say otherwise...just quietly letting the issue be.

Oracle

Re: Walmart on Topsail Road, St. John's NL won't sell SIM card

@GreatCanadian if there is nothing private in the message from the mod can you post it in the thread?  Or edit/delete anything personal and post?  

Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Walmart on Topsail Road, St. John's NL won't sell SIM card


@mimmo_L wrote:

@GreatCanadian if there is nothing private in the message from the mod can you post it in the thread?  Or edit/delete anything personal and post?  


 

Moderator basically said that this is NOT the experience they want Public Mobile customers to have, and that they will be contacting them.

 

GC

Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Walmart on Topsail Road, St. John's NL won't sell SIM card

Just a little update here. After the fiasco with Walmart discussed above, moderator Mary reached out to me to let me know that there is a Mobile Shop very near me. I did not know that!! I have taken advantage of that and have since referred 3 more customers who have picked up their SIM cards at the Mobile Shop, no questions asked. So, for anyone in St. John's that didn't know it (perhaps it's only me!!), there is a Mobile Shop on Blackmarsh Road who will gladly sell you a Public Mobile SIM card!!

 

GC

Re: Walmart on Topsail Road, St. John's NL won't sell SIM card

@GreatCanadian, hey, it's better here in Brantford, ON.  There's a  Mobile Shop int he grocery store IN THE SAME parking lot as the Wal-Mart.

Tav
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Walmart on Topsail Road, St. John's NL won't sell SIM card


@GreatCanadian wrote:

Nope, just Walmart. But that's not the point. I shouldn't have to send my friends on a wild goose chase to find a SIM card! They're not going to do that and I don't expect them to. Walmart has them, and they're supposed to sell them. That's it.

 

GC

 

I'll edit this to say that I've heard that Dominion sells them as well, but I haven't confirmed this.


Got mine at The Mobile Shop in Dominion on Blackmarsh. Dude even sold it to me while he was waiting for another customers activation or something to go through to save me from having to wait around. I'm surprised someone else in NL has heard of Public Mobile.

Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Walmart on Topsail Road, St. John's NL won't sell SIM card

@stonechucker does the Walmart sell sim cards willingly or do you have to fight for them!!

 

@Tav you are correct, I have not met anyone here who has heard of public mobile. I stumbled upon it while searching for US vacation plan last year. That being said, since then I have converted at least 20 Bell/Telus users. I think PM is great, and although you read a lot of complaints online, none of my group has experienced any issues.

 

GC