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1GB LTE Data add-on - 50% off - Limited Time Pricing

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I signed up for Public Mobile 5 months ago, just before new years when they had the "1 free GB add on, and 2nd month free" promo. Took the $15/month plan. In the 5 months I've had the 1 gb add on, I've used 700mb (on top of my monthly 250mb allotment with the $15 plan). I figure I'll use the remaining 300mb in the next few months of the add on so I just bought this 1 gb for $15. Great deal for me as that 1 gb lasts ~8 months
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fortune500 wrote: You may if your monthly bill was only $13 + tax. Just to be safe, Never say Never ...
I use a this - So ya, never! LOL

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$52 25GB data w/ Unlimited Canada Wide Talk and Text - Telus EPP Plan - Includes Apple Watch LTE @ NO CHARGE!
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$21.99 1GB data w/ Unlimited Canada Talk/Text Canada - Public Mobile
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Bull Dog wrote: If you use a phone with no data you'd get a better deal with the Freedom mobile 99/yr unlimited talk and text.
I wish!!! I'd LOVE to get my hands on that plan. I'm in Manitoba though. No Freedom here yet. I think ALL Telco companies should offer that deal!! LOL
$52 25GB data w/ Unlimited Canada Wide Talk and Text - Telus EPP Plan - Includes Apple Watch LTE @ NO CHARGE!
BYE BYE ROGERS!
$21.99 1GB data w/ Unlimited Canada Talk/Text Canada - Public Mobile
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retrothing wrote: For the last time: Public uses LTE. It is simply throttled to 3Mbps up/down.
That's right, and I live in a palace...I just put the other 15,000 square feet of construction on hold! If they are only giving you 3G speed, then what's what you're getting. You're just playing with technical semantics. Notice that even Public doesn't refer to it as throttled LTE? A "decontented Lexus" is a Toyota. Don't be like the guy who buys a MB B-Class, and tells people he drives a luxury car. Nothing wrong with the car, but it is what it is.
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Ruciz wrote: Are Koodo data add-ons one time purchases that don't expire? Public is. From what I gather with Koodo you pay for the option to use the data within a time frame or its gone and you need to refresh each month until the end of term. With public you can use this data until you cancel it don't go away.
Yes, I realize the two data plans are different. All I'm saying is we are paying too much for data. We have been ripped off so bad for so long that we think $15 for 1 GB is a good deal.
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Paulie1RFD wrote: Yes, I realize the two data plans are different. All I'm saying is we are paying too much for data. We have been ripped off so bad for so long that we think $15 for 1 GB is a good deal.
If you think about it, people who subscribe to the big data postpaid plans, myself included, get ripped off most because most only use a fraction of the data limit, but pay the full ticket every month. This add-on, while more expensive on a per GB basis, at least lets the customer use every KB of that total limit.
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Spinner wrote:

If it weren't for the loyalty discounts, I'd switch to Lucky in a heartbeat. More data for the same money.
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For $15 @ Lucky you would actually only lose incoming free calls one gets with $15 P.M.

EDIT: Actually, just took a look and these can't even compare...

PM is $13 with autopay;
PM plan has unlimited incoming voice calls;
PM data is roll-over 1GB/$15 while Lucky is $15/month for 2GB..
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Dunkster wrote: Actually, for most PM customers, the 1 GB data add on would be 3G speed, unless you are on grandfathered LTE plans, grandfathered $10 plan or the 1GB LTE data only plan. Most of the PM data plans are 3G speed, so the data add on would be 3G speed also.

This lower pricing for data add on has been going on since late March (Covid response). Good for PM customers on the lower usage plans since unused portion of add on does roll over to next month.

I would not consider this a hot deal though for most customers...
Actually, this is a price for at least a month before Covid.
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I don't even beginning to understand why LTE would even matter on 1GB add-on.... Seriously...
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max011 wrote: .
For $15 @ Lucky you would actually only lose incoming free calls one gets with $15 P.M.
The $15 Lucky plan doesn't include the unlimited data feature. You have to be on a $25 and above plan for that
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Dave98 wrote: The $15 Lucky plan doesn't include the unlimited data feature. You have to be on a $25 and above plan for that
Who said anything about unlimited data???
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max011 wrote: Who said anything about unlimited data???
It was implied in the context of the post you responded to. That poster specifically talked about more data for the same money when that isn't the case unless you're on a $25 plan
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max011 wrote: I don't even beginning to understand why LTE would even matter on 1GB add-on.... Seriously...
Why wouldn't it matter, unless having LTE somehow "forces" you to do things with data that you normally wouldn't? A function that consumes x amount of data on 3G is going to consume the same amount on LTE. You would just be able to accomplish it faster. I don't understand why some people think LTE consumes more data for a given function or action. If your argument is since LTE is faster, it would give you more time, or "temptation" if you will, to perform more data-consuming action, then that would be an issue of self-discipline, not data speed. It's like if child is given a piece of his favourite cake, and he ate it slowly to make it last longer. Well, he would still have eaten the same amount of cake, if he gulped it down!
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+1'd thread because nice Public Mobile and our two free accounts.
Also: 15 for a rollover non-expiring GB is good value IMO.
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Dave98 wrote: It was implied in the context of the post you responded to. That poster specifically talked about more data for the same money when that isn't the case unless you're on a $25 plan
Then the poster is dead wrong. You can compare $15PM vs Lucky plans for yourself. Exactly the same except for the differences I outlined in #49.
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Rogido wrote: Why wouldn't it matter, unless having LTE somehow "forces" you to do things with data that you normally wouldn't? A function that consumes x amount of data on 3G is going to consume the same amount on LTE. You would just be able to accomplish it faster. I don't understand why some people think LTE consumes more data for a given function or action. If your argument is since LTE is faster, it would give you more time, or "temptation" if you will, to perform more data-consuming action, then that would be an issue of self-discipline, not data speed. It's like if child is given a piece of his favourite cake, and he ate it slowly to make it last longer. Well, he would still have eaten the same amount of cake, if he gulped it down!
Don't overthink too much what I said. Cuz you would [and are] wild guessing for no reason.

All I'm saying is that for couple of Kb or Mb used here and there speed wouldn't matter.
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max011 wrote: Don't overthink too much what I said. Cuz you would [and are] wild guessing for no reason.

All I'm saying is that for couple of Kb or Mb used here and there speed wouldn't matter.
Yeah, if it were just a "couple" of kb or mb...

And I wasn't wild guessing anything, I was clearing what appears to be a misconception about data speed and data consumption quantity.
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Rogido wrote: Yeah, if it were just a "couple" of kb or mb...

And I wasn't wild guessing anything, I was clearing what appears to be a misconception about data speed and data consumption quantity.
No such misconception on my side.
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