It is no secret that Canadian carriers are changing up plans in an effort to make them appear more attractive to consumers. Public Mobile, a sub-brand of Telus, is a prepaid-only carrier that requires you to bring your own device. If you do not own a phone, no problem – you can purchase one through their partner, Orchard – that sells Factory Refreshed devices at discounted prices. Public Mobile says that they have listened to customer feedback, and decided to change the plan options, as well as the pricing and is now offering global text on all plans as standard. This change comes on the heels of Telus announcing their new Easy Roam for over 100 international countries.
Selecting a plan at Public Mobile is a very easy task – as you make selections, a calculator adds up your costs. First, you need to choose the length of your plan – a 10-day plan (not eligible for rewards) for $5, a 30-day plan for $10, or a 90-day plan for $25. Next, you need to decide about Unlimited Talk – if you are a nationwide caller or do you only talk within your province – on a 30-day plan, Province-Wide adds $17 to your bill, Canada-Wide calling adds $22, and Canada-Wide and the US will add $27. The third choice is Unlimited Text – Global text will add an extra $15.
The final choice is determining how much data you plan to use during your signup period. For the 10-day signup, you have a choice of 150MB for $10, 500MB for $15, and 1GB for $20. For the 30-day subscription, you have options of 1GB that will cost you $20, 2GB will cost you $28, or 4GB will cost $48 per month. For the 90-day period, you have a choice of 3GB for $50, 6GB for $59, and 12GB for $125.
You can save even more according to Public Mobile by using Public Mobile Rewards which are easy to use. One reward is called Loyalty Pays – if you stay with Public Mobile, after a year, you will receive a $1 every 30 days, $2 per 30 days the second year and so on. If you sign up for AutoPay, you can save $2 every 30 days by allowing Public Mobile to debit your Visa Debit card. Their Refer a Friend program, will give you $1 off your bill every 30 days for each friend you refer, provided they stay with Public Mobile. You can also Help the Community by participating in certain community programs you can save up to $10 on your monthly payment.