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Canadian cell "deals" (ha!)

bluejaywpg
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

As seems to be usual, based on what I've seen, the only "good" deals to be had for cell service are the ones involving getting a brand new phone for $0 (or some really low price) this past Black Friday / Cyber Monday if you're willing to pay for a premium-priced plan, which may actually be worthwhile for some, plus you can get 5G service if it's with the big 3.

Absolutely everything else for just pure service, other than PM, was complete craaaap. $5 off a $70+ plan? 6 months of extra data to switch? Yeah right, what a joke. If I want extra data, it had better be either a data pack you use at your own pace, or perpetual monthly data like the 2 GB bonus.

And what's Cyber Monday in the cell service business? Doesn't exist, I guess. I searched the community for old Cyber Monday offers & couldn't find talk about anything.

While I might complain about PM's offers (especially since there's NOTHING for existing customers, even though they could very easily make the 2 GB bonus available for existing customers), it seems PM is the best in a bad lot again. Though Netlive's offers are intriguing - but I won't be switching.

Is there any hope for Boxing Day? Might something be dangled for existing customers? Or are we left to appreciate saving a couple of loonies or so for luring customers or posting in the community (something no one else does) & nothing more? I cannot lure anyone (besides my dad, & immediate family that I already pay for) - all my friends much prefer to be throwing away gobs of cash for data that many probably don't come close to using to its full potential! 🤣

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ShawnC13
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@bluejaywpg wrote:

As seems to be usual, based on what I've seen, the only "good" deals to be had for cell service are the ones involving getting a brand new phone for $0 (or some really low price) this past Black Friday / Cyber Monday if you're willing to pay for a premium-priced plan, which may actually be worthwhile for some, plus you can get 5G service if it's with the big 3.

Absolutely everything else for just pure service, other than PM, was complete craaaap. $5 off a $70+ plan? 6 months of extra data to switch? Yeah right, what a joke. If I want extra data, it had better be either a data pack you use at your own pace, or perpetual monthly data like the 2 GB bonus.

And what's Cyber Monday in the cell service business? Doesn't exist, I guess. I searched the community for old Cyber Monday offers & couldn't find talk about anything.

While I might complain about PM's offers (especially since there's NOTHING for existing customers, even though they could very easily make the 2 GB bonus available for existing customers), it seems PM is the best in a bad lot again. Though Netlive's offers are intriguing - but I won't be switching.

Is there any hope for Boxing Day? Might something be dangled for existing customers? Or are we left to appreciate saving a couple of loonies or so for luring customers or posting in the community (something no one else does) & nothing more? I cannot lure anyone (besides my dad, & immediate family that I already pay for) - all my friends much prefer to be throwing away gobs of cash for data that many probably don't come close to using to its full potential! 🤣


I am just wondering what are other providers offering existing customers?  I just not sure why everyone feels it should be required that PM offer existing customers a promo.  They offer us lots of other things and in the past have given out data and/or minutes for a holiday gift (so we can hold out hope for that).  

 

But to answer your question, here is what PM has given me for being a customer

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bluejaywpg
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

@ShawnC13 you've obviously been a PM customer a lot longer than me (less than 2 years for me) so I am not familiar with what was given out in the past by PM & why it was given out.

This page tells of many deals:  www.whistleout.ca/CellPhones/Guides/best-black-friday-cell-phone-plans

PM did offer all customers a reduced price for a 2 GB plan earlier this year (then yanked it the morning it was supposed to expire rather than let it be available until the end of the night like most other companies do with offers of any kind). So why not offer the 2 GB data bonus to all rather than just new customers?

Until Canadian cell companies fall into line with other countries that offer cheaper phone service at faster speeds, I will continue to complain about poor, expensive service. It's ridiculous that about 3 years ago I got better & faster (4G) cell service while on vacation in Iceland, New Zealand, & Australia than we get right now with PM or what we would get with Lucky or Chatr. And of course in Canada PM is the cheapest with the best offers for prepaid BYOP plans, so all other Canadian cell companies are automatically even worse. So I'll still stay with PM because they are easily the best - but of a bad lot.

jamiepm
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

@bluejaywpg Canadian cell providers are literally the worst in the world – PM is best of an appalling bunch.

@ShawnC13 You like showing off those rewards but how many hours have you "donated" to this forum for those tiny scraps of data and handful of minutes that would be literally free in most other countries?

We shouldn't be congratulating the companies that rip us off daily we should be holding them to account.


@jamiepm wrote:

@bluejaywpg Canadian cell providers are literally the worst in the world – PM is best of an appalling bunch.

@ShawnC13 You like showing off those rewards but how many hours have you "donated" to this forum for those tiny scraps of data and handful of minutes that would be literally free in most other countries?

We shouldn't be congratulating the companies that rip us off daily we should be holding them to account.


@jamiepm, I didn't donate any hours for those "tiny scraps of data and handful of minutes" those were given to everyone without the requirement for participation.

 

My time here is compensated by the rewards I earn and if I was in it for the money I wouldn't still be participating.  It is about helping people and the rewards for that are just a bonus

 


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bluejaywpg
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

@jamiepm exactly. As thankful as we may be for the holiday bonuses or other "free gifts" we may get, we should get way more than that for the money we pay. Sure, PM may be good enough for me & my family. But why can't we get say 1 GB for $13, or 4G / 5G service for the same price? Why could I get a 30 GB (yes THIRTY gigabytes) data bonus in Australia for $35 when I was there on vacation almost 3 years ago, to go with the 5 GB base offer which included a sim card & I think 100 minutes of talk & unlimited texts?

 

I used my work phone as my personal phone for many years simply because I refused to pay exorbitant prices for cell service. I didn't need much - just a little talk & text. I didn't get data for many years but didn't need it badly so I did without. Only when I lost my job last year did I finally bite the bullet & get my own cell service for the 1st time. I'm glad I held out as long as I could. I was not exactly looking forward to giving money to the big oligopoly. 

jamiepm
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

My wife and I have been customers of PM for nearly 4 years, we have none of those bonus deals on our accounts we have two of those bonus deals on our accounts.

Recently we setup two new accounts for our kids who are in high school. I signed them up a couple of weeks before the additional 2GB deal started. I asked support if the deal could be extended to the recently created accounts (if I also upgraded them from $15 to $35) since they were essentially new and we were long time customers... Nope.

When I lived in the UK I paid about CA$20 per month for (literally) unlimited 4G data, minutes and messages with Virgin Mobile. Plans worked with no additional cost across the whole of Europe.

Guspublic1
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen
 

Guspublic1
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Wow, those bonuses look good.

@jamiepm 

If you just signed up your kids then they have new phone numbers. They can't be that attached to their new numbers. Wait now for the Christmas week/Boxing day sale (unless you preregistered emails for the black friday deal) and sign up new accounts with what will undoubtedly be a good deal and get the holiday gifts. Suspend the current accounts and reactivate around day 85 to use up the data/minutes on a $15 plan.

 

Private message me if you like and I can tell you how to take advantage of future promotions.

 

@bluejaywpg 

Rewards since joining public mobile :$765 (Since August/September 2019.)

 

Freebies, promotions, feedback incentives....contest prize won was a $50 Amazon gift card.

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