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Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Lucky mobile or Virgin

Well, I like Virgin as I was with them a few years ago. I was hoping Koodo would have a migration offer, to take advantage of the faster data, but I am not sure when they will have a promotion again. I know everyone here is biased, I would just rather get LTE eventually than get a few reward dollars off each month. I thought someone might know a trick or secret deal to migrate to Koodo!

Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: Lucky mobile or Virgin

I'm just going to let you know that the difference in 4G vs LTE may seem big in the numbers department, isn't really felt by the average consumer.

 

Source: I used to network for tech companies.

 

I'm not too familiar with Virgin, but I know Koodo often has deals for new customers, but they're often for customers who want to purchase a new device.

Mayor / Maire

Re: Lucky mobile or Virgin


@troyfy wrote:

Well, I like Virgin as I was with them a few years ago. I was hoping Koodo would have a migration offer, to take advantage of the faster data, but I am not sure when they will have a promotion again. I know everyone here is biased, I would just rather get LTE eventually than get a few reward dollars off each month. I thought someone might know a trick or secret deal to migrate to Koodo!


@troyfy  I agree. Virgin competes with Koodo and PM competes with Lucky. Comparing Virgin to PM is not fair because Virgin wins they support VoLTE etc. Comparing Virgin to Koodo is a different story.

 

As for the Koodo migration offer your guess is a good as anyone else's because I don't think anyone around here really knows. As others have mentioned it's your money so you decide. My understanding is that the migration offers occur because the party that it is offering them need to maintain a certain number of customers for quarterly reporting purposes. Telus & Bell are public companies and shareholders like to see customer numbers being maintained and growing not shrinking so a provider will use migration offers when the flanker brand is growing quickly and the Tier 2 is not. In the end it's all about the numbers.

Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Lucky mobile or Virgin

Set up another Lucky Mobile account.  Wait till the Virgin offer you are looking for kicks in, get it, and when you want, ports your Public Mobile number over.  Might cost you around $40 extra, but in the long term, it really will not matter. 

Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Lucky mobile or Virgin


@KB1325 wrote:

I find Virgin is really good in reception; and with the $40 for 6GB, that's a good price. 


Virgin and PM share the same Bellus network, reception will be identical

Mayor / Maire

Re: Lucky mobile or Virgin


@Karnbot13 wrote:

@KB1325 wrote:

I find Virgin is really good in reception; and with the $40 for 6GB, that's a good price. 


Virgin and PM share the same Bellus network, reception will be identical


Incorrect Virgin supports VoLTE  and PM does not do it's not the same reception.

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Lucky mobile or Virgin

I think you should stay with PM. We get helped by the comunity way better than customer services from other company. Smiley Happy

Re: Lucky mobile or Virgin

Anyone who doesn't need VoLTE or VoWiFi doesn't care about the two protocols. LTE and 3G coverage is exactly the same between the networks - so that is the same reception.  Delivery of the products that make calling more available is great (if you have it, and you need it).  For those of us who don't need the enhance calling access, not having it is less work for our devices, and less costly for our service needs.

 

 

Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Lucky mobile or Virgin

Virgin has VolLTE. The frequencies are the same and shared between Bell and Telus. If you're here at PM, you don't care about VolLTE, so there is no error. Thanks for coming out.
Mayor / Maire

Re: Lucky mobile or Virgin


@troyfy wrote:

I have been waiting forever for PM to have a migration offer to Koodo! Do you think I should keep waiting or switch to Lucky Mobile and then take Virgin's $40 for 6GB promotion?


Do what is good for you. Community here are Public customers so we can be biased.  We can't predict Koodo offers.  Stay with Public if you like earning rewards.