Category: Public Mobile


Public Mobile to begin transitioning to a ‘new network starting in March’

TELUS acquired Public Mobile’s spectrum and 280,000 subscribers back in November and the two carriers are in the midst of streamlining their businesses. There’s no indication of what TELUS paid for Public Mobile, but Canada’s second largest carrier dreams of the day where it becomes profitable. One thing is for sure, and that’s the inevitable



ZTE N861 now available at Public Mobile

Public Mobile has been incredibly silent since being acquired last June. However, the entry-level market carrier has added a new device to their lineup. The ZTE N861 is runs Android OS 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (probably will never be upgraded), a 1GHz processor, 4.3-inch display, 5MP camera and a 1.3MP front-facing camera, holds up to


Public Mobile has a new owner, confirms participation in 700 MHz auction, and interested to pursue “consolidation opportunities”

Public Mobile announced today that they’ve been acquired by Toronto-based Thomvest Seed Capital and New York-based private equity firm Cartesian Capital. Public Mobile invested $52 million during the 2008 wireless and gained the once unwanted G Band spectrum between from Windsor to Quebec City. The carrier defied the odds and launched their wireless service in


Public Mobile releases the uber entry level Kyocera Kona

Public Mobile – another newer wireless player who’s looking to be purchased – has released the basic flip phone Kyocera Kona. The phone can flip open, make calls, text and snap low quality pictures with its 2MP camera. The internal display is 2.4-inches and the external display is 1.44-inches. The Kona retails for $69 outright


Public Mobile targets Mobilicity customers, offers up $199 to those who port over

The battle between wireless carriers, specifically the newer carriers against Canada’s Big 3, has been going strong for a couple years now. There’s been steady competition on the monthly rate plans and the price of handsets, which have both become moderately affordable. We’ve seen WIND Mobile and Mobilicity target Rogers, Bell, TELUS, and their sub-brands,


Public Mobile launches the Android-powered ZTE N860 for $249

Public Mobile is stacking up on their Android devices. They currently have the ZTE N762, the “Max,” and now they’ve added the ZTE N860. This runs OS 2.3 Gingerbread and you can bet it’s staying there. However, the N860 has some decent specs from the unlimited carrier: 4.3-inch touchscreen display (480 x 800), 1Ghz processor,


Public Mobile launches Unlimited Music service called “Siren”

Unlimited music is about to hit Public Mobile. Officially dubbed by the name of “Siren,” powered by Livewire Mobile and backed by heavyweights in the music industry: Universal, Sony Music and Warner. Siren is an app that will be available on August 16th to all current or new Public Mobile customers who have an Android