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[Public Mobile] $25 Referral credit for both parties until Mar 31

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I had this member PM with telling me they were a MOD at Public Mobile and when I went to send a message to them on the public mobile community they said they were Brooke_C who I found out is like the Brand Manager. Why makeup that you work for them, and if so why use the MANAGER as the person you are impersonating. Trying to gain my trust and use your number you sent to me for a referral? Now they say their PM service has been revoked and are blaming me. I just messaged the name that they gave me.
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Hope I'm not the only person who got a laugh out of this story. I too got inundated with messages offering their phone# when I never asked for it. I'm already a PM customer! I just help others and I'm sad people would go to these lengths to secure referrals. A mod told me to report every spam message I got. So people, unless you're asked directly for it, you're advised not to spam everyone lest you are looking for a RFD ban.
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Public Mobile has free sim w/ activation at WM starting today but I guess 25 credit is still better
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i have an extra public mobile sim card, would this be a good time to to activate it and buy the $10 plan, so my main number gets $15 credit?
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jdu0ng wrote:
Feb 16th, 2019 1:54 pm
Yup, you'll actually get $25 + $25 - $10 = $45
This money is sitting in two accounts. You need to account for the cost of the SIM card which can be used in the future.
Koodo $40/6GB
Public Mobile 2016 fall promo, $23/1GB, $40/5GB
Fido $7.50/3GB+tablet
Rogers $25 500U home internet
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Can you get this referral promo if you just signed up with the 10.00 off deal? I'm not sure if you could get both.
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Latebuyer wrote:
Feb 16th, 2019 11:53 pm
Can you get this referral promo if you just signed up with the 10.00 off deal? I'm not sure if you could get both.
You can get both, $10 off for 6 months and $25 referral credit if you enter your referral when you sign up. If you mean you already signed up, $25 referral is gone.
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NavieM wrote:
Feb 16th, 2019 11:52 am
Public Mobile has free sim w/ activation at WM starting today but I guess 25 credit is still better
Walmart and Public Mobile brand don't go well together. Best to use other stores where possible.
Koodo $40/6GB
Public Mobile 2016 fall promo, $23/1GB, $40/5GB
Fido $7.50/3GB+tablet
Rogers $25 500U home internet
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And to be clear, the $10 off for 6 months is only for plans $30 or more. The $25/$25 referral credit is for any plan including the $10 plan when activated at home.
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will888 wrote: Walmart and Public Mobile brand don't go well together. Best to use other stores where possible.
Why’s that?
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Is it true that I only can receive a one time $25 credit to refer someone to activate a PM service? So I can't refer a few family members to sign up under my PM number to get multiple $25 referral credit.
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gavinjai wrote:
Feb 17th, 2019 10:17 am
Is it true that I only can receive a one time $25 credit to refer someone to activate a PM service? So I can't refer a few family members to sign up under my PM number to get multiple $25 referral credit.
You can refer as many family and friends as you like and you will receive $25 credit per friend who activates online - no credit if your friend activate at store.
Have too many phones... This is how I limit my monthly phone payment.
Koodo $30 plan, PM $38 5GB plan, PM $8 plan to replace Speakout,
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NavieM wrote:
Feb 17th, 2019 10:17 am
Why’s that?
Walmart has a reputation for not wanting to sell you the SIM card alone. Most Walmart reps want to do the activations in store because they get commissions. Not all Walmart reps are like that though, but many stories of upset customers not being able to buy SIM card alone. With this promotion, you need to buy a SIM card and do the activation at home, online.

On the other hand, another vendor such as WOW mobile have reputation of NOT wanting to do in store activations since their reps don't get "enough" commission.
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I currently have the Telus $70 for 15 Gig plan. I have NEVER spent this much on a cell phone plan and am looking for a cost-effective option. I do like the $50 for 8.5 GB data plan. My only concern is the data speed. My phone usage is as follows:

- checking emails
- texting with some pictures
- listening to streaming music on the Go Train
- putting the hotspot on my LG G7 One phone and web browsing and using Flipp on my iPad
- I DO NOT watch videos on mobile networks and only do that on WiFi.

With the above needs, will the 3G speeds on the LTE network be OK or will I see huge delays? My speed test on Telus LTE gives me about 350 Mbps/51Mbps on the download/upload. I am in East Toronto.

What would be the process I need to do to move my existing number to Public Mobile and get the referral discounts and all max deals? I can do the auto bill payments to get the $2 off a month as well.

I would appreciate the help as I am happy with the Telus network for coverage but not for the price Smiling Face With Open Mouth And Smiling Eyes

Thank you
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hightech wrote:
Feb 17th, 2019 11:13 am
I currently have the Telus $70 for 15 Gig plan. I have NEVER spent this much on a cell phone plan and am looking for a cost-effective option. I do like the $50 for 8.5 GB data plan. My only concern is the data speed. My phone usage is as follows:

- checking emails
- texting with some pictures
- listening to streaming music on the Go Train
- putting the hotspot on my LG G7 One phone and web browsing and using Flipp on my iPad
- I DO NOT watch videos on mobile networks and only do that on WiFi.

With the above needs, will the 3G speeds on the LTE network be OK or will I see huge delays?

What would be the process I need to do to move my existing number to Public Mobile and get the referral discounts and all max deals? I can do the auto bill payments to get the $2 off a month as well.

I would appreciate the help as I am happy with the Telus network for coverage but not for the price Smiling Face With Open Mouth And Smiling Eyes

Thank you
The Public Mobile 3G is good enough for streaming up to 720p video so your light usage is no problem. Only if you want to stream full HD or higher would you encounter buffering.

EDIT:

I highly recommend going to London Drugs to buy the $10 SIM to bring it home to activate. London Drugs people don't work on commission and will happily sell you the SIM card without forcing you to activate in store.

Once you are gone, you just need to go to the Public Mobile website with your current account number for your phone and phone number to port over and then enter the phone number of the person that referred you. This will max out the credits of you choose a plan that is $30 or more.
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