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Mayor / Maire

I’m switching my plan!

So, this is totally related to Public Mobile, but it’s a sad post for humour reactions.

 

I am now about 26.5 hours away from my plan switching from the amazing Fall 2016 Promo for $120/90-days, to the build your own $50 Unlimited Canada and US calling, International SMS and MMS, and 8 GB of 3G speed data, 30-day plan.

 

Fingers crossed.

 

Thanks to 2 $25 friend referrals this week, my available balance is above the plan cost of $50, I had loaded a $1 payment a few weeks ago, and I’m sitting on $27 of rewards yet to be made available.

 

Question for the masses, should I be worried about renewal failing, or am I in a good place for this to work?  I can force the renewal as I already have the required balance, but you know the errors that have been happening.

Oracle

Re: I’m switching my plan!

Don't do it!  Never leave the ubiquitous fall promo!  I thought you are not a heavy user and so the extra data may just go to waste.  As for long distance, unless you are really chatty, the extra $10 per month buys a lot of minutes. 

 

Going back on topic, I did a plan change on next renewal recently and it worked as advertised.  You should not expect any surprises. 

Mayor / Maire

Re: I’m switching my plan!

@stonechucker finally taking the plunge, eh??

 

I'm not sure why you posted this in the lounge, it's totally on-topic.  If you do run into issues during the renewal, you might need to try the lost/found trick to reactivate. 


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Mayor / Maire

Re: I’m switching my plan!

@srlawren, I posted here because I didn’t want my post to be counted towards community awards.  I’ve been flip flopping for months on doing this, and I keep pulling the plug.

 

@will13am, I want to keep the plan, but I want a monthly payment.  I’m still considering the 5 for $40, which would suit my needs, but who knows.

Oracle

Re: I’m switching my plan!


@stonechucker wrote:

@srlawren, I posted here because I didn’t want my post to be counted towards community awards.  I’ve been flip flopping for months on doing this, and I keep pulling the plug.

 

@will13am, I want to keep the plan, but I want a monthly payment.  I’m still considering the 5 for $40, which would suit my needs, but who knows.


If you are going to switch because you want 30 day payment instead of every 90 days, then the comparable is the $40/5GB plan.  That comes with Canada wide calling also.  Unless you need the extra data which I assume not, it is a waste of $10 per 30 days.  Even if you have peaks and valleys on data usage, 5GB is a good 25% increase over the 4GB per 30 day average for the 2016 fall promo.  I hope you have cold feet yet again.  The fall promo club needs you. 

Oracle

Re: I’m switching my plan!


@stonechucker wrote:

@srlawren, I posted here because I didn’t want my post to be counted towards community awards.  I’ve been flip flopping for months on doing this, and I keep pulling the plug.

 

@will13am, I want to keep the plan, but I want a monthly payment.  I’m still considering the 5 for $40, which would suit my needs, but who knows.


@stonechucker, Why not just make a payment every month on your current plan and have it sit in available funds.  Sure it isn't in your bank for you to use but it would be gone if you were on a 30 day plan as well.  You keep full LTE speed and you say you don't need the data and that 4GB is enough and this still gives you the flexibility of data over 90 days.  I think PM would have to pay me to move away from this plan or at least provide something better at the same price

 


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Mayor / Maire

Re: I’m switching my plan!

@ShawnC13, ok, I see your point.   This works out nice this time.  $28 AutoPay with my new referrals, and other rewards.  Cheapest one yet!

Oracle

Re: I’m switching my plan!


@stonechucker wrote:

@ShawnC13, ok, I see your point.   This works out nice this time.  $28 AutoPay with my new referrals, and other rewards.  Cheapest one yet!


The arithmetic should be the same whether you pay every 30 days or 90 days, unless there is something new that I am not aware of.  If you are heavily reliant on referrals, there is a chance that some leave before 90 days, but may have stayed 30 days.  Apart from that I don't see any monetary disadvantages of the 90 option over 30 for the same plan fee. 

Mayor / Maire

Re: I’m switching my plan!

@stonechucker the only reason I would leave the fall promo is if you need more data or if you plan to migrate the Koodo.  Then having a 90 day plan can be problematic.

 

I would opt to pay less than more.  Do you use the  $120 /,year in additional costs (provincial calling vs Canada/USA or 8gb vs 4?)

 

 

 

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Mayor / Maire

Re: I’m switching my plan!

@mimmo_L, I dream of using all my data in a cycle, but I rarely use half.  I only use Provincial calling, only txt within my Province, and rarely use the LD addon.  I have only used 23 minutes of 200, in about 2.5 years.

 

This is a rare renewal this time around, as I have $41 in rewards, $50 in friend referral bonuses.  So I’m only paying a small amount for 90 days.  I’d prefer a 30 day cycle, but if I’m going to do that, really the only smart choices would be the 5GB for $40 (same cost, more data, calling, less speed) or a 2 or 3 GB LTE plan, with the same talk and txt, for inflated prices.

 

As @ShawnC13 mentioned, I will just top up part way through cycles to put money on the plan.  I really don’t expect to take any Koodo offers, but if something came out that would suit my desire better, I will switch then.

 

i just feel left out as the best deal ever is the one I’m already on.  It’s boring waiting for a better deal to come, when I know Telus is going to raise my price in the future.  I do not expect the same result of the last attempt to happen again.