May 9, 2011 1:36pm
PC Mobile announced today they are “launching a menu of UNLIMITED monthly plans”. This, at first read, is good news especially since PC is all prepaid. Carriers have all been about offering up some sort of “Unlimited” plan to their customers. This became really apparent when the new entrants (Wind, Public and Mobilicity) came out with their Unlimited talk, text and data plans.
Sandra Daniel, senior director, PC Telecom said that “starting this month, shoppers will have new flavours of UNLIMITED talk, text and tweet options to choose from”. True, what Daniel says is that they now have 3 plans that have a hint of Unlimited-ness” involved in them. PC created 3 plans: $15, $25 and $35 and you have to read the fine print to make sure you know what you’re getting.
PC Mobile plans have always come with Call Display, Voicemail, Call Waiting, Call Forwarding and 3-way Calling. The details of the basic $15 Unlimited plan is that it includes Unlimited calling/texting between you and anyone else who has a PC Mobile phone and also serves up unlimited texts. That’s it. Additional calling minutes will cost 35¢/min. As for the $25 plan, basically the same of the $15 but they are throwing in 100 anytime minutes. Finally, the $35 plan is the same again but PC is giving 150 anytime minutes and free evenings and weekends starting at 7PM (plus giving 1-month free). Certainly not the most attractive “unlimited” plans out there so make sure you do your complete research on the fine print. If going Prepaid is your thing there are carriers out there who have low-lost devices and offer similar/better Unlimited plans.
Hopefully PC will be adding some new phones (preferably smartphones) to their lineup soon too as the current lineup is a bit outdated, even for Prepaid.