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[Amazon.ca] Public Mobile sim cards

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[Amazon.ca] Public Mobile sim cards

Public mobile is selling sim cards on Amazon for only 5 dollars and free shipping. Pretty good deal I think. Too bad I just bought one a couple of days ago for $9
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If I buy one of these, am I still eligible for signup promotions?
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"signature removed for rule violations" Hell ya, that's what we do! 😝
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Do these expire? I forsee myself opening a line there.
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pete_rfd wrote: If I buy one of these, an I still legible for signup promotions?
yes. Most promotions do not have a restriction on when or where you buy a SIM card.
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slimysnot wrote: Do these expire? I forsee myself opening a line there.
No, PM Sim cards do not expire.
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Can anyone vouch for public mobile? I'm currently on freedom and I'm happy with it (I also live in a city that freedom covers - that's probably why)
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alexdealsCA wrote: Can anyone vouch for public mobile? I'm currently on freedom and I'm happy with it (I also live in a city that freedom covers - that's probably why)
My wife is on Public Mobile. She doesn't use any data outside of the house so she's super happy with the Unlimited Incoming Calling / Unlimited SMS/MMS / "100 Minutes outgoing" $15 plan. Auto play it's $13 a month plus tax AND you get 250 Megs of data free which she can flip on if she needs to Google something quick.

She referred a friend and now it's $12 a month (and the person got a one time credit).

After a year with them, you get another $1 off per month (loyality credit) LOL! $11 a month plus tax (if her friend stays on).

It's on the Telus network so she has better signal than me on Rogers indoors most of the time in Montreal.

Cons: There is NO PHONE support. You can't get over charged because it's prepaid, but if you have a problem, 2 days to solve it via the forums. If you lose your phone, you can activate a new sim online yourself at least. So, only if your number port fails will you need someone or if you messed up your account on the online portal some how.

If you are lazy to pick up a local sim and travel (once this is over) overseas quite a bit, there are no roaming plans except the U.S.
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I was told that though they say you get 3G speed, they actually connect to the LTE towers.
Does anyone know if this is true?
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newmiddy wrote: I was told that though they say you get 3G speed, they actually connect to the LTE towers.
Does anyone know if this is true?
You are limited to 3g speeds but yes they use the Bell/Telus LTE network.
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alexdealsCA wrote: Can anyone vouch for public mobile? I'm currently on freedom and I'm happy with it (I also live in a city that freedom covers - that's probably why)
Parents were on Public but had frequent trouble accessing data on the road around GTA for Google Maps. Switched to Freedom and never had that problem again. So I guess Public is good if you only need call/text and don't rely heavily on data.
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newmiddy wrote: I was told that though they say you get 3G speed, they actually connect to the LTE towers.
Does anyone know if this is true?
If you want to get technical, you are on the LTE network, but the sped is reduced to 3Mbps,
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Bought 2 just in case me or family/friends need it in a whim. They don’t expire. Great investment!
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alexdealsCA wrote: Can anyone vouch for public mobile? I'm currently on freedom and I'm happy with it (I also live in a city that freedom covers - that's probably why)
If you are happy with Freedom, just stay with them.

Here is some more information to consider with Public mobile

Disadvantages

No call centre. Any issues with billing, technical, etc. has to go through online forum. It takes time to get things fixed. 

No international roaming, except to USA (need to buy 10 day roaming package)

Long distance calling to certain number of countries (18 - including US and Canada)

Data is 3 G (capped Lte) - for most people, should not make a big difference. 

No unlimited data like Lucky (low speed)

No Wifi calling or eSIM.
BYOD - PM does not sell devices.

Advantages
Public mobile uses Telus/Bell towers, so good coverage across Canada
No overages. Once you use up your allotment, the service just stops (ie. data).
Ability to lower costs via various means
https://www.publicmobile.ca/en/on/get-h ... ward-rules
No contract. No credit checks.
Cheaper plans than the big three
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alexdealsCA wrote: Can anyone vouch for public mobile? I'm currently on freedom and I'm happy with it (I also live in a city that freedom covers - that's probably why)
i love it. switched 3-4 years ago after being with the big R for over 20 years.

uses Telus / Bell network.

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