Public Mobile has officially announced a roaming agreement that will see customers covered in “most major cities in Ontario and Quebec, as well as areas in Nova Scotia, Manitoba, Alberta and B.C”. The actual day that customers can start to roam is March 14th and it’s available to all Public Mobile customers, but you’ll need to deposit money into your “wallet”.
The prices are set at the following:
– To make or receive a call to a Canadian or U.S. telephone number is $0.15/minute
– To receive International calls is $0.15/minute
– Outgoing texts are 0.15/each and incoming texts are free
This is the best thing that could have happened to Public Mobile. The reason is because in the past customers were only limited to their zone and when/if they traveled outside the area their phone wouldn’t be able to make or receive calls. Now with the roaming in place customers can actually continue to talk/text without worry. In addition, this now expands their coverage area and they can continue to attract more customers. Next up is data.
Alek Krstajic, Chief Executive Officer of Public Mobile stated in a release that “We’ve always said that we want to offer all the value we can in the marketplace. We want to make owning a cell phone affordable, and give everybody the chance to talk. Introducing roaming at a price far less than any other wireless carrier in Canada demonstrates Public Mobile’s commitment to providing consumers with cell phone service they can afford.”
Here is the roaming coverage for Ontario and Quebec: