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    Anyone use Public Mobile?

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    I need to upgrade my dad from his old no-SIM-flip-phone to a smartphone. He only uses it for emergency calls or when he's running late for something (which is never), so I'm looking for the cheapest plan out there. Voice only, no data.

    Public Mobile has a $10/month plan, 50 minutes, 50 txts which is perfect.

    Just wondering if anyone uses Public Mobile. What's the service quality like? Outages? Coverage is no problem since he never strays outside the 416.

    They have a program which knocks $$$ off your monthly plan. For example, automatic billing saves you $2/month. Being a long-time customer saves you $1/month for every year you've been a customer. And if you provide tech support on their community forums, they will knock a little off your bill as well.

    How well does this program work?

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    Re: Anyone use Public Mobile?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lightcycle View Post
    I need to upgrade my dad from his old no-SIM-flip-phone to a smartphone. He only uses it for emergency calls or when he's running late for something (which is never), so I'm looking for the cheapest plan out there. Voice only, no data.

    Public Mobile has a $10/month plan, 50 minutes, 50 txts which is perfect.

    Just wondering if anyone uses Public Mobile. What's the service quality like? Outages? Coverage is no problem since he never strays outside the 416.

    They have a program which knocks $$$ off your monthly plan. For example, automatic billing saves you $2/month. Being a long-time customer saves you $1/month for every year you've been a customer. And if you provide tech support on their community forums, they will knock a little off your bill as well.

    How well does this program work?
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    Re: Anyone use Public Mobile?

    Public Mobile is now owned by telus and uses their bands

    My father is with public Mobile and cell network is never an issue

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    Re: Anyone use Public Mobile?

    Quote Originally Posted by Evoex View Post
    PM is AWS (Wind,etc right?) Service should be fine..as long as he's not above or below ground..then it's had a history of being abyssmal.
    I think it's PCS.

    Edit: No was. Part of Telus 4G LTE which is AWS.
    Last edited by Lightcycle; 10-31-2018 at 09:03 AM.

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    Re: Anyone use Public Mobile?

    I switched to public mobile this summer. It's working well for me

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    Re: Anyone use Public Mobile?

    Cool, thanks. Just ordered the SIM.

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    Re: Anyone use Public Mobile?

    Yes we switched 5 phones to PM this summer. As mentioned its on the Telus system so coverage is good, same as Koodo (also on telus).

    Works well. Should be fine for your father.
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    Re: Anyone use Public Mobile?

    Who has a cheap relatively reliable plan that has data? Just got notified from Virgin, a "deal" for bring your own phone and get 100 min and free after 5pm and weekends for $22.50/month. No mention of data. I'm on an old network that no longer has coverage in the US(which doesn't matter to me right now).

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    Re: Anyone use Public Mobile?

    Public mobile was the best deal I could find with 4.5 GB data at 3g speed for $40 a month. You need to pay for an add on when travelling in the states

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