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Public Mobile now selling recertified phones with free SIM

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  • Nov 23rd, 2020 3:01 pm
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While I believe that it's a good that Public Mobile is providing the option to purchase a phone from them, with the exception of maybe the iPhone 6s, these prices are pretty awful.
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PM is prepaid service. No credit check. Therefore, no interest free loan similar to other postpaid providers.
People are paying these overpriced phone upfront.

I guess that someone has to pay for the low PM plan price.
Last edited by embguy on Nov 5th, 2020 8:40 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Have too many phones... This is how I limit my monthly phone payment.
Public Mobile $36 5GB, $12 250MB, 2x $6 50min/50text, Zoomer $36 4GB plan,
Fido $5 4GB plan with a free tablet, $0 FPL home phone.
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Ouff, look at those prices.
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Affordable phones have arrived at Public Mobile!

Finally. May not be a Hot Deal, but for some looking for CPO Phones, and don't want to dish out for $$$ for an expensive phone for the kids...

Taken from the Website.
Need an affordable phone to go with your affordable plan? We’ve got you covered with Certified Pre-Owned phones.

All phones are backed by a 1-year warranty.

Apple iPhone SE (2016) - $160
Apple iPhone 6S - $180
Apple iPhone 7 - $320
Samsung Galaxy S8 -$370
Samsung Galaxy S10 - $735
LG G6 - $220
LG G7 One- $500
Google Pixel 2 - $300
Google Pixel 2Xl - $350


As part of the TELUS family, all Certified Pre-Owned phones are backed by a . Plus, if you're not happy in the first 30 days, return it for a refund.

Tested to ensure 100% functionality, these phones also meet the TELUS standards for great physical condition.

When you buy a Public Mobile Certified Pre-Owned phone, you’ll get a like-new device for a price that you - and your wallet - will love.
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Jun 12, 2014
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Richmond Hill, ON
for cheap phones, you may want to check out costco
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LG G7 Android One for $500 must be typo.
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You forgot their extra offer -$20 for the next bill. Or was it YMMV from my email?
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Not the greatest prices, but a good alternative to subsidized contract phones. I wonder what condition their CPO phones are in.
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and the s10 for $700.... Koodo's CPO was $230 a couple months back. And the Pixel 2xl can be had on Kijiji for ~$200
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prices are insane lol.
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Dhanushan wrote: This was posted in the Cell phones forum by @Marcketing2020 on November 6th

Public Mobile now selling recertified phones with free SIM

I don't see any "hot deals"
Thanks for that....didn't realize it was already posted when I did search. I just received an email from PB and thought this would suit some RFDers with younger kids that don't want spend too much.
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orbitdesign wrote: and the s10 for $700.... Koodo's CPO was $230 a couple months back. And the Pixel 2xl can be had on Kijiji for ~$200
That was then. Now a CPO S10 is $436 with a $399 subsidy which declines each month. If you walk after 1 month, you pay another $385.
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smacd wrote: That was then. Now a CPO S10 is $436 with a $399 subsidy which declines each month. If you walk after 1 month, you pay another $385.
My point was more that these are incredibly inflated prices and not great deals at all. Good to see PM enter this market, but it needs work.
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This phone are customer returned, and still expensive.

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Line 1 $50 20gb with 35% F&F LG Velvet
Line 2 $50 20gb with 35% F&F Samsung S21
Line 3 $65 20gb with 35% F&F iPhone 11
Line 4 $65 20gb with 35% F&F iPhone 11


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Rumor Claims iOS 15 to Drop Support for iPhone 6s and Original iPhone SE
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Have too many phones... This is how I limit my monthly phone payment.
Public Mobile $36 5GB, $12 250MB, 2x $6 50min/50text, Zoomer $36 4GB plan,
Fido $5 4GB plan with a free tablet, $0 FPL home phone.
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My daughter needs a cheapy iPhone. I'm not interested in signing her up for a contract or anything. These iPhones are good enough for her but are there better deals?

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