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tehowennathe
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Would be awesome

It would be awesome for public mobile to offer different roaming packages in the US. Sure $20 for 10 days is awesome price but for 1 day in the US it's expensive. I'm sure it's been brought up many times. I'm sure it would attract more customers who only want short term roaming and a cheap plan.

RobertQc
Mayor / Maire

Re: Would be awesome


@tehowennathe wrote:

It would be awesome for public mobile to offer different roaming packages in the US. Sure $20 for 10 days is awesome price but for 1 day in the US it's expensive. I'm sure it's been brought up many times. I'm sure it would attract more customers who only want short term roaming and a cheap plan.


@tehowennatheAgreed. It sure would. More choices are fully welcome by me. But I know.. I know... third tier bottom barrel less for less kind of thing. As they say- "take it for what it is not what you want it to be"... Sigh. Not only should they do a 1 day add-on, they should do extended as well, 30 day and plans that include it. There are quite a few snow birds I know that would love to sign up if they had longer roaming packages. Buying one every 10 days is not only a hassle but very expensive.

 

 

tehowennathe
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Would be awesome

I live in Montreal and sometimes go to Burlington Vermont for the day on weekends and have to make the choice pay $20 even if it's just one day or go without phone for day. I'm sure I'm not alone in people making that choice. The $20 is perfect when I visit family for more then 2 days. 

tehowennathe
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Would be awesome


@RobertQc wrote:

@tehowennathe wrote:

It would be awesome for public mobile to offer different roaming packages in the US. Sure $20 for 10 days is awesome price but for 1 day in the US it's expensive. I'm sure it's been brought up many times. I'm sure it would attract more customers who only want short term roaming and a cheap plan.


@tehowennatheAgreed. It sure would. Not only should they do a 1 day add-on, they should do extended as well, 30 day or plans that include it. There are quite a few snow birds I know that would love to sign up if they had longer roaming packages. Buying one every 10 days is not only a hassle but very expensive.

 

 


That's why my mom left and went to parent company Telus. We have family in US and she is retired and will often visit them.  She found that visiting and $20 for lets say 2 weeks made it more expensive then her monthly plan.

ShawnC13
Oracle

Re: Would be awesome


@tehowennathe wrote:

It would be awesome for public mobile to offer different roaming packages in the US. Sure $20 for 10 days is awesome price but for 1 day in the US it's expensive. I'm sure it's been brought up many times. I'm sure it would attract more customers who only want short term roaming and a cheap plan.


I actually think what they have done is fine.  When I first got here there wasn't even a US roaming package.  We already have so many people posting they picked the wrong package or addon can you imagine adding that many more options?  As a self serve service we are prone to more user errors than other providers and sometimes limiting options is the only way to reduce the possibilities of user error.  As well PM was/is for the basic no frills users not the snowbirds who are gone 3-6 months a year.  Sure it maybe expensive if you are only going for one day but then just don't buy the $20 addon pick the minimum you need and go on with your day as you travel.  You should be able to get by a day without data or texting or calling.  Choose the one that fits your needs the most.


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stonechucker
Mayor / Maire

Re: Would be awesome

@tehowennathe,

 

For a one day trip, your incoming text messages will still be delivered, and if you need to respond, then I'd either add the roaming text or talk option depending on the response required.

 

If you NEED to be connected, you're going to do whatever you think is right.  I don't NEED my phone for anything other than personal reasons, and if I'm travelling, my important contacts will have a number to leave me a message or will have a number to reach me at (Hotel, friend, etc..).

 

Generally, short trips I can deal with WiFi only connection.  With all the apps that can make voice or text contact, who needs more than a simple data connection, and that can easily be covered by a data roaming addon or local sim.

 

But this is only my opinion.

tehowennathe
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Would be awesome


@ShawnC13 wrote:

@tehowennathe wrote:

It would be awesome for public mobile to offer different roaming packages in the US. Sure $20 for 10 days is awesome price but for 1 day in the US it's expensive. I'm sure it's been brought up many times. I'm sure it would attract more customers who only want short term roaming and a cheap plan.


I actually think what they have done is fine.  When I first got here there wasn't even a US roaming package.  We already have so many people posting they picked the wrong package or addon can you imagine adding that many more options?  As a self serve service we are prone to more user errors than other providers and sometimes limiting options is the only way to reduce the possibilities of user error.  As well PM was/is for the basic no frills users not the snowbirds who are gone 3-6 months a year.  Sure it maybe expensive if you are only going for one day but then just don't buy the $20 addon pick the minimum you need and go on with your day as you travel.  You should be able to get by a day without data or texting or calling.  Choose the one that fits your needs the most.


I agree they are doing an awesome job. When I first joined we didn't have roaming and I was forced to get Roam Mobility for roaming. 

Willaug56
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Would be awesome

Agreed stonechucker

will13am
Oracle

Re: Would be awesome

Apart from the inconvenience, it is always best to shop local for best price and selection.  That said, no service is ideal for every situation.  If what Public Mobile has to offer doesn't cut it, it is much easier to shop elsewhere than to ask for new plan offerings.  If they were to placate to every suggestion, they would have to offer more choice than a department store. 

RobertQc
Mayor / Maire

Re: Would be awesome


@will13am wrote:

 they would have to offer more choice than a department store. 


@will13amThat would tickle my fancy.

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