Coverage comes from the base station equipment (i.e. "towers"). In Niagara Falls and most of Ontario, these are owned and operated by Bell, not Telus or Public Mobile. Bell allows Telus users to use these towers. Coverage is identical between Bell and Telus.
If there's a difference in coverage in the same location, it can be one of two things:
Unforunately Bell doesn't have indoor coverage at Fallsview, but Rogers does. So Rogers/Fido/Chatr users will have the best signal. Bell/Telus/Virgin/Koodo/Public Mobile users will have poor coverage, but their signal from the tower will be 100% identical.
Does that make sense?
The only piece of good news I can offer is that usually Bell will successfully negotiate using the indoor system that Rogers already has in place. I don't know when that will be, but hopefully you will see dramatic improvement some time in the future.
I think that I read somewhere that Public doesn't actually charge your credit card until 2am eastern time, but I know that they don't remove the funds from your Public Mobile balance until well into the morning. Ignore the supsended message as long as your phone service still works. It is not suspended. This is an error message that Pubic Mobile's site incorrectly shows to everyone at every renewal. For the most part, the erroneous mesasge doesn't affect your service. I read recently that it prevents you from purchasing an add-on, but other than that, the message doesn't do anything other than alarm people. It's pretty shocking that Public Mobile still hasn't fixed this.
The Public Mobile IMEI checker is known to be flawed. willmyphonework.net is more reliable. Unfortunately, this phone is so old that it's not in their database. According to gsmarena, your phone only supports 2G and so it won't work on this network. Public Mobile only runs 3G and LTE networks. Time to replace the phone.
I have received it, everything looks good - your roaming add-on is active. Just make sure to enable your cellular roaming and your services should be functional once you reach the US @Acqua
Enjoy your trip!
thank you for raising concern with us in regards to your activation issues!
To make this short and sweet, your account has been activated - all that's left to do is create your self-serve account. Please view my private message for more details
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Initially, you were hit by the glitch that places users on a wrong plan. To fix this, you have to contact the mods via private message. But you went ahead and changed your plan. This plan change cancels the current you were placed on and gives no credit back.
Send a private message to the Moderator_Team with your ph#, account# and an explanation. They will get back to you tomorrow and return your overcharged payment.
This has been a common activation glitch recently.
Click this Moderator_Team link to private message for assistance.
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Include your PM SIM card number, e-mail address and the phone number you're porting, your account number with your previous carrier, and the authorized name exactly as it appears on that account.