March 19, 2014 3:05pm
Looks like uber entry-level carrier Public Mobile is finding a cozy space within TELUS’ brand. The carrier is in the process of transitioning to a “new network,” which means aways from CDMA and onto a new HSPA “Canada-wide 4G network.”
Public went live with their new rate plans today and it also seems that the carrier is preparing to launch the Moto G, Samsung Galaxy Ace II and Alcatel A392A. These are all scheduled for and “early May” release and the proposed pricing will be as follows:
- Moto G: $250 (most expensive in Canada)
- Samsung Galaxy Ace II: $200
- Alcatel A392A: $100
Public is also changing up their payment system and according to an doc we received reveals that “customers will no longer be able to make cash payments in-store.” In addition, during this network transition period, Public “will not be selling data plans to new customers… new customers are able to purchase the $19 and $25 plans,” but when all the kinks are worked out will be able to signup for the $40, $45 and $60/month plans.
Source: Public Mobile