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CFPartDeux
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Goodbye everyone. I've switched to Shaw Mobile and couldn't be happier


@dabr wrote:

@CFPartDeux wrote:

@dabr wrote:

@FrostyButters   Thanks for updating your experience so far with Shaw Mobile.  It actually sounds quite decent.

 

Do you know if the $0/talk/text is only free for a certain length of time or it'll stay free as long as you stay with Shaw?  It kinda seems almost too good to be true and was wondering what conditions may come with it.   I understand that it's only $0 for Shaw's current internet subscribers and non Shaw customers would be paying $15 I believe.


I too have been curious about that, and I'm sure plenty of other folks are too. On one hand, Shaw gouges enough money out of internet & TV subscribers, that they could easily afford to keep the $0 plan going, BUT, OTOH, it's Shaw, and they routinely jack up their prices, so I expect that $0 plan won't stay that way for "as long as you stay with Shaw". 🤔


@CFPartDeux   Yeah, hopefully OP will come back and explain the $0 plan details a bit more, but as to increasing prices, I don't think Shaw is any different from the other internet providers, that is they ALL seem to increase their prices/or will match the increase of their competitors.  Alas!


Well, I JUST read some stuff about it, and yes, the $0 plan is an "introductory" deal, so at some point they'll be bumping it up. That, and you are correct, i.e. non-Shaw internet customers pay $15. My guess would be that Shaw will bump the non-Shaw customers' cost to Freedom-like cost, and Shaw customers will probably then end up with the ~$15 cost. 🤔

darlicious
Mayor / Maire

Re: Goodbye everyone. I've switched to Shaw Mobile and couldn't be happier

@dabr 

You said....... I don't think Shaw is any different from the other internet providers, that is they ALL* seem to increase their prices/or will match the increase of their competitors. Alas!

 

*ALL but public mobile as they tried that once......and it didn't go over too well!

CFPartDeux
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Goodbye everyone. I've switched to Shaw Mobile and couldn't be happier


@darlicious wrote:

@dabr 

You said....... I don't think Shaw is any different from the other internet providers, that is they ALL* seem to increase their prices/or will match the increase of their competitors. Alas!

 

*ALL but public mobile as they tried that once......and it didn't go over too well!


While you CAN access the internet via PM's data, I don't think too many folks would consider PM to be "an internet provider"..... 😜 😁

dabr
Mayor / Maire

Re: Goodbye everyone. I've switched to Shaw Mobile and couldn't be happier


@darlicious wrote:

@dabr 

You said....... I don't think Shaw is any different from the other internet providers, that is they ALL* seem to increase their prices/or will match the increase of their competitors. Alas!

 

*ALL but public mobile as they tried that once......and it didn't go over too well!


@darlicious   I actually was referring to internet providers.  But I'm sure even PM will eventually try to raise their prices despite what happened the last time they tried.

darlicious
Mayor / Maire

Re: Goodbye everyone. I've switched to Shaw Mobile and couldn't be happier


@CFPartDeux wrote:

@darlicious wrote:

@dabr 

You said....... I don't think Shaw is any different from the other internet providers, that is they ALL* seem to increase their prices/or will match the increase of their competitors. Alas!

 

*ALL but public mobile as they tried that once......and it didn't go over too well!


While you CAN access the internet via PM's data, I don't think too many folks would consider PM to be "an internet provider"..... 😜 😁


 @CFPartDeux 

You made me flip my tablet didn't you.....yes I realize that but i also thought that @dabr was referring to both internet and mobile service providers raising their prices.

 

Edit: Ok as i wrote I was wrong so now I'm righting my wrong as @dabr has clarified that by assuming I have made an 🐎 out of not U but me!

Beer
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Goodbye everyone. I've switched to Shaw Mobile and couldn't be happier


@FrostyButters wrote:

Thanks to the community for all of the help and support.

 

Public Mobile was the last telus service I subscribed to. I'm glad to have severed all ties.


We've all been had - just perhaps this is a clever ploy to use this forum to advertise for Shaw Mobile --- and perusing the pages of activity  it seems that it has  worked. 

DolphinV8
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Goodbye everyone. I've switched away. Couldn't be happier.

I am in the middle of switching over to Shaw -- I have activated with Shaw.

I have my new SIM card handy.

Only step left before inserting my new SIM card is getting a text from Public Mobile acknowleding the end of my service. This will let me keep my existing number.

 

Still waiting.

Still waiting to get away from Public Mobile.

Will Public Mobile ever let me get its claws off of me?

Still waiting.
Hopefully not much longer to go before my mobile phone will be ALWAYS in range, in stead of only occasionally as has been the case with Public Mobile.

 

Goodbye forever Public Mobile.

Likewise with Telus. Never will be a customer of Telus.

dude65
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Goodbye everyone. I've switched away. Couldn't be happier.

@DolphinV8  sorry to see you leave, but when you tired of the other provider, PM will still be here. 

Korth
Mayor / Maire

Re: Goodbye everyone. I've switched away. Couldn't be happier.


@DolphinV8 wrote:

Only step left before inserting my new SIM card is getting a text from Public Mobile acknowleding the end of my service. This will let me keep my existing number.

 

Still waiting.

Still waiting to get away from Public Mobile.

Will Public Mobile ever let me get its claws off of me?

Still waiting.


Number ports take as long as they take. They involve a system of cooperative protocols between operators, and there's strict rules in place which prevent operators from being unreasonably obstructive.

 

Interesting that the old provider is always blamed for delays. And always blamed for problems or failures.

 

If you initiated a mobile number port through Shaw then you don't need any further contact with Public - at some point your old service will stop working, you'll install your new SIM card, you'll restart, and your new service will start working. There will only be a problem if you (or Shaw) entered the MNP information incorrectly. Public (or Telus) cannot interfere once things have already reached the point where MNP has been initiated.

 

MNPs usually complete in minutes these days. Sometimes a few hours. CRTC allows a maximum limit of 10 days but a delay of 2-3 business days is already rare and if you've been waiting longer then you should contact Shaw to confirm there isn't a problem.

DolphinV8
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Goodbye everyone. I've switched away. Couldn't be happier.

Only reason I need to hear from Public Mobile is permission to port my telephone number over to the new service.

 

A possible complication is the spotty mobile reception where we live -- spotty with Public Mobile, that is; when another household member switched to Telus the problem of "spotty reception" stopped. If I'm correct that Telus owns Public Mobile, perhaps the Public Mobile service/reception is being choked off.  But I'll leave that for you in-house experts to clarify and please, do, correct me if I'm in error about the spotty mobile reception.

 

Easy solution might be to just get a new telephone number, and inform all my contacts.

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