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[Public Mobile] $150 90 Day Plan Unlimited CAN/US Talk, Unlimited International Text, 24GB Data *3G Speed.

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[Public Mobile] $150 90 Day Plan Unlimited CAN/US Talk, Unlimited International Text, 24GB Data *3G Speed.

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If you go to make your own plan, you can find this plan.

$150 for 90 days

Unlimited CAN/US Calling
Unlimited International Text
24GB Data over 3 months, it is 3G**

https://www.publicmobile.ca/en/on/plans
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***NOTE*** This is on a "3G speed" plan. That means while it's still an LTE connection (so you benefit from LTE's improved latency), it's capped to around 3 Mbps top speeds. If you switch back to 3G proper, you get uncapped HSPA speeds. This will only be noticeable to users who stream at 1080p or higher, or regularly download large files (or visit lots of high-res-image-heavy sites on the web)

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No need to buy in for 90 days (unless you want the flexibility of 24GB over 90 days as opposed to 8GB over 30 days). Select 30 day and 8GB and all the same options, the price is $50
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24gb on 3g?

try using 8gb/month at ant speeds
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If you have read ANY of the Public Mobile threads, most (if not all) of those on *3G* plans at PM know that it is really not 3G and are quite happy with the speeds.

This deal is OK. You get a lot of data and can call the US. But the price point is higher than most want to pay or maybe do not need US calling. Especially with the recent Koodo promo offering 8GB for $40 (not to mention bill credits) people know where the bar can go.
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How do these plans work with the loyalty and autopay discounts?

The promo last week I believe was 8 GB same everything else for 30 days and $50 a month...
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auto pay on 90 days plan is -$6

plus another discount on loyalty
one year loyalty on 90 days plan is -$3
two year loyalty on 90 days plan is -$6
three year loyalty on 90 days plan is -$9
four year loyalty on 90 days plan is -$12
five year loyalty on 90 days plan is -$15
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Be Nice...

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it's 4G Lte throttle..

it run on 3G H+
or 4G Lte trottle
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Be Nice...

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spotts01 wrote: Especially with the recent Koodo promo offering 8GB for $40 (not to mention bill credits) people know where the bar can go.
Which Koodo promo are you referring to? Is this ongoing?
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This offer could be interpreted as $50/month with 8GB data.
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yoyogu wrote: 24gb on 3g?

try using 8gb/month at ant speeds
It's not on 3G, it's 3G equivalent speed (usually 3Mbps). You still get an LTE connection (if available), you're speed is just throttled.

Assuming 3Mbps throttling, it would take: (24GB * 1024)/(3Mbps / 8) = 24576MB/0.375MBps = 65536s ~= 18hours

18 hours of downloading over 3 months? Seems pretty easy IMHO, that's only 12 minutes of downloading a day.
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Nexzen wrote: If you go to make your own plan, you can find this plan.

$150 for 90 days

Unlimited CAN/US Calling
Unlimited International Text
24GB Data over 3 months, it is 3G**

https://www.publicmobile.ca/en/on/plans
I think you should mention that it's 3G on your title... it's kinda important.
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This has been discussed ENDLESSLY every time one of these PM 3G plan threads starts up. For the majority of users, you'll never be able to tell the difference between PM's "3G" plans and full speed LTE. The only time it becomes noticeable is when you're trying to stream 1080p or higher, or downloading large files. You can still switch over to 3G proper for uncapped HSPA+ speeds (which can get you up into the 20-30 mbps range) for those tasks, but in all honesty streaming at 1080p or higher on capped data mobile plans isn't the wisest plan of action anyway. Netflix HD streaming uses up 3GB/hour, so your 8GB will only get you 2.7 hours of streaming time.
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n3i1 wrote: I think you should mention that it's 3G on your title... it's kinda important.
I think we had a term for such speed. The LTE lite.
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All you guys hating on LTE lite. Tell me what you need on your phone that requires 3mbps or more other than tethering?
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wearysky wrote: This has been discussed ENDLESSLY every time one of these PM 3G plan threads starts up. For the majority of users, you'll never be able to tell the difference between PM's "3G" plans and full speed LTE. The only time it becomes noticeable is when you're trying to stream 1080p or higher, or downloading large files. You can still switch over to 3G proper for uncapped HSPA+ speeds (which can get you up into the 20-30 mbps range) for those tasks, but in all honesty streaming at 1080p or higher on capped data mobile plans isn't the wisest plan of action anyway. Netflix HD streaming uses up 3GB/hour, so your 8GB will only get you 2.7 hours of streaming time.
What he said.

I switched my sister and nice to PM. They use a lot of data, they are on the 8GB plan for $50, because the signal shows as LTE they still believe it's LTE. They have not noticed the difference in speed when I asked them.

Of course if you are downloading big files you will notice it. Also you can set it to 3G and you will get higher speeds than capped 3mbit/s on LTE
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saulin wrote: What he said.

I switched my sister and nice to PM. They use a lot of data, they are on the 8GB plan for $50, because the signal shows as LTE they still believe it's LTE. They have not noticed the difference in speed when I asked them.

Of course if you are downloading big files you will notice it. Also you can set it to 3G and you will get higher speeds than capped 3mbit/s on LTE
I get that some people can't tell the difference between 3G and LTE.. some people can't tell the difference between LCD and OLED either. I've been on public mobile and the 3G is okay but not for me. I do understand that it is good enough for many people I know. Just because you can't tell the difference doesn't mean others can't. I can switch my mom to 3G and she can't tell the difference either. Hardly a vote of confidence for those who appreciate faster speeds.

All that opinionated talk aside.... is $50/month really a great deal for 8gb of 3G data? I would put it on the lukewarm side. Probably something to get the kids who are chewing through data.
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Most people won't notice the slower speed, especially the non-techies in your family/friends. Never, ever, ever ask them whether it's slower....don't go looking for trouble, trouble will find you Face With Tears Of Joy
Telus $45 25GB, Unlimited talk/text Nationwide
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I consider myself a power user, but decided to try their 3G Speed data to save money. Except for some large gifs, YouTube streaming at lower bitrates; most apps, web browsing, and streaming services are pretty good.
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Most people are caught up on the 3g/ LTE Lite data and have ignored that this deal also has unlimited calling to the US.. Definitely a good deal for those that call the states..

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