New entrant Public Mobile launched their wireless network today, offering a flat rate $40 unlimited talk and text plan. They offer the following devices for those located in Ontario and Montreal: ZTE C78, Kyocera Tomo, Samsung R312 and the Kyocera G2G0.
It seems that WIND Mobile is first to jump on the train to state how their network is better. They have issued a press release that says “We welcome all new entrants to the market…. as Canadians make new choices about wireless, they should know exactly what they’re buying. While Public made a lot of claims about being “unlimited”…the limits seem pretty clear to us. Unlimited network coverage? Nope. Public does not offer coverage outside their service area, which means no roaming. For example, once you step outside the city of Toronto, your phone won’t work. That doesn’t help when your car breaks down north of the 401. Or west of the 427. Mobile phones are supposed to be mobile. And, their launch coverage is much smaller than predicted.”
Public Mobile spent $53 million during the AWS Spectrum Auction and can reach 19 million people in Ontario and Quebec. Back in April of last year CEO of Public Mobile Alec Krstajic stated that their customers will be the working class, the value conscious segment, “I think first and foremost we are going to be the cellphone company for people who really feel that today there isn’t really a choice for them.”
What do you think about the price plans and the Public Mobile offering?