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aztec
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

coverage north of Toronto

Hi,

Can anyone tell me:

  1. what is the coverage like for Public Mobile 1 hour north of Toronto (Barrie) area?
  2. is there LTE service here with Public or just 3G?

I'm looking at getting the $25 package. I'm currently with Freedom mobile and their service in rural areas isn't great.

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geopublic
Mayor / Maire

Re: coverage north of Toronto


@aztec wrote:

Hi,

Can anyone tell me:

  1. what is the coverage like for Public Mobile 1 hour north of Toronto (Barrie) area?

@aztec  Same as Telus, Koodo, Bell, Virgin and Lucky.

 

  1. is there LTE service here with Public or just 3G?

Public uses LTE for Data and Texting. The new plans just throttle down the speed to 3Mbps which is more than enough for the majority of users unless you watch 4K videos all day.

 

I'm looking at getting the $25 package. I'm currently with Freedom mobile and their service in rural areas isn't great.

 

Great Plan. No doubt coverage will be better.


 

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Triguy
Mayor / Maire

Re: coverage north of Toronto

All plans are 3G except 1GB data only plan is 4G.  Here is a coverage map.

https://www.publicmobile.ca/en/bc/coverage

JoyLuck
Mayor / Maire

Re: coverage north of Toronto

 
hairbag1
Mayor / Maire

Re: coverage north of Toronto


@aztec wrote:

Hi,

Can anyone tell me:

  1. what is the coverage like for Public Mobile 1 hour north of Toronto (Barrie) area?
  2. is there LTE service here with Public or just 3G?

I'm looking at getting the $25 package. I'm currently with Freedom mobile and their service in rural areas isn't great.


My sis is in Barrie area with PM service for a year. She's happy with it and has $aved big bux since coming over to PM.

gblackma
Mayor / Maire

Re: coverage north of Toronto

@aztec I would say way better than Freedoms coverage. PM uses the Telus network, so it would be on par with Bells. Heres a coverage map, use it to check the area.

 https://www.publicmobile.ca/en/bc/coverage

Here's 4 articles on activation and porting and the Refer a friend reward  if required:

1. What you require to activate https://www.publicmobile.ca/en/bc/get-help/articles/what-you-need-to-activate
2.How to activate https://www.publicmobile.ca/en/bc/get-help/articles/activation-account-set-up
3.How to port https://www.publicmobile.ca/en/bc/get-help/articles/choose-your-phone-number
4. Refer a friend https://www.publicmobile.ca/en/on/get-help/articles/the-refer-a-friend-reward

Welcome to PM. Stay safe. 

 

 

geopublic
Mayor / Maire

Re: coverage north of Toronto


@aztec wrote:

Hi,

Can anyone tell me:

  1. what is the coverage like for Public Mobile 1 hour north of Toronto (Barrie) area?

@aztec  Same as Telus, Koodo, Bell, Virgin and Lucky.

 

  1. is there LTE service here with Public or just 3G?

Public uses LTE for Data and Texting. The new plans just throttle down the speed to 3Mbps which is more than enough for the majority of users unless you watch 4K videos all day.

 

I'm looking at getting the $25 package. I'm currently with Freedom mobile and their service in rural areas isn't great.

 

Great Plan. No doubt coverage will be better.


 

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BearFBI
Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: coverage north of Toronto

PM is owned and operated by TELUS so you should be good if you have TELUS or BELL towers near you.

Nezgar
Mayor / Maire

Re: coverage north of Toronto


@Triguy wrote:

All plans are 3G except 1GB data only plan is 4G.  Here is a coverage map.

https://www.publicmobile.ca/en/bc/coverage


All current Public Mobile plans have access to both 3G *AND* 4G LTE for data. When connected to the 4G LTE network, your speed will be throttled to "3G-Like" speed, (which means 3Mbps) except for the 1GB data only plan, which is *NOT* throttled to 3Mbps when connected to 4G LTE.

 

Public Mobile does not (currently) support voice over LTE, so your phone will switch to the 3G network for phone calls.

 

3G data is not throttled on any plan, so you may see speeds anywhere from 1 to 20 Mbps - Usually less than 10. The cost savings are worth it though, I and you are highly unlikely to notice any difference in performance in regular daily use accessing apps, streaming, browsing, videos, etc.

will13am
Oracle

Re: coverage north of Toronto

@aztec , don't even try to compare Freedom coverage to Public Mobile.  Freedom barely covers the GTA.  You will be fine with Public Mobile.  The service is nation wide.  

Luddite
Oracle

Re: coverage north of Toronto

@aztec Sister has that plan; lives north of hiway 11 between Barrie & Orillia and reception is fine. 


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