Public Mobile offers plan to match Freedom Mobile’s $40/4GB deal

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  • Anonymous Agent

    How can this be considered to match Freedom mobiles plans. Freedom Mobile offers unlimited data. How can a 4Gb plan match freedoms unlimited data. Seems way off to be able to match it.

    • Techguru86

      Public mobile is Pre-paid only and has no customer support, nobody wants to deal with that this day an age, Telus just keep them around to poke at Freedom, freedom is not perfect but I prefer to support a 4th option to the gouging from the Big 3

    • Samano

      I’ve been with wind mobile since 2012 .. never called or needed customer service

    • Shmeek

      Unlimited yet hardly usable beyond the limit. Unless your phone is LTE (and even then the limit still enforced, just has the better ping), you’re stuck at 256kbps. Sure, you don’t have a hard limit like Public, but you also have to deal with only having 5 or 6 home zones (Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Ottawa, Toronto, Windsor, London), unless you have the away zone data plan, and a band 66 compliant phone to actually use the LTE in the main home zones.

    • Techguru86

      Most people now have an LTE capable device, most of the 403 and 401 corridor is covered anyways, and the away 59 plan is far better than anything The Big 3 offer outside of Que and Sask

    • Shmeek

      Not everyone has a band 66 compliant phone (no iPhone’s support it). Sure, that corridor is covered (by band 4 I assume), but how many people across Canada will actually look at that as a pro. The away 59 plan isn’t bad, but for $20 less, if you want a proper Canada-wide network and widely available LTE access, this Public deal is solid. I know some people are more principled when it comes to the Big 3 (won’t go onto a Robellus plan even if it saves them money), but honestly is Shaw any better? I consider it the big 4 now, not the big 3.

    • Techguru86

      Shaw has the money to finally compete against the Big 3, they have the spectrum, away plans, wifi-calling for some devices too, look at the data offering not the actual price, we all know Freedom’s plans outmatch anything Robelus offer, Apple is always late to everything anyways lol

    • Shmeek

      Once they implement that spectrum and expand their service, the rates will obviously go up. Will it push a little competition, probably. But in the meantime, I want solid Canada-wide service, if you want to get a Freedom plan and wait to grandfather it into the better network, go right ahead.

    • Techguru86

      average users very rarely go outside of the foot path anyways, I bet most ontario customers never leave the 403/401 corridor anyway, so a Everywhere plan is fine for them, plus you get free can/us roaming, no provider can match that, blame the manufacturers we don’t need $1000 smartphones nowadays that mid-range can’t do any-more

    • Shmeek

      Not from the big O, sorry. From BC. Freedom only supports band 66 LTE in Vancouver. I also don’t go down to the States so that doesn’t concern me.

    • Techguru86

      As they do in the majority of their market, blame their previous ownerships for not having the capital to do anything, far better in Shaw’s hands now, who knows if they will implement the bands from 700 mhz into a full roll-out

    • Samano

      I was with freedom since 2012 thinking I would be grandfather to LTE oh was I wrong . Now I’m with public 38$ 4gig a month LTE . No complains

    • Anonymous Agent

      Freedom still offers unlimited data and everything works fine even after the limit but only thing that it’s throttled is for video streaming such as netflix or YouTube. But the rest of the data works perfectly fine after the limit for unlimited usage. But who actually uses their smartphone to watch entire movies from Netflix everyday for a month anyway. That’s what a TV is for at home. Most users use their smartphones for using social media. Checking emails. Texting. And making calls. And browsing the web. And using apps. Which don’t use high data bandwidth anyway and isn’t throttled for that use anyway.

    • Samano

      Way to much effort consumers have to put in just to use Freedom LTE . But my routing for freedom

  • Naveed

    Have used Public Mobile last year and now I am now on Freedom’s $49 plan. The LTE speeds are faster than Public Mobile for sure. I get unlimited calling to Canada and US which I definitely need plus 2400 Freedom Away minutes and unlimited texts all across North America. In addition, I save $2.50 on my plan for multi-line discount.

    • EmBlaze

      The LTE speeds are faster than Public Mobile for sure… What are you smoking? A brand new 2017 phone in the middle of downtown Toronto?

  • Jackie DeSousa

    Freedom is still hit or miss…stick to Public Mobile !!

    • Samano

      I agreed

    • bigfabfan

      I was with freedom/wind, I had the worst and I mean worst reception. Days when reception was lost for up to an hour. While talking with friends, they always complained they couldn’t hear me. Walked into a freedom store, complained, the guy said my chip was not in right. BS. Went back to Public, real fast. Had to go outside to make calls sometimes. Then they sent me WiFi calling to help. Un feicken real

  • Shmeek

    Just a heads up, Public quickly axed this plan from availability this morning following the Freedom offer of 10GB/$40 (this 4GB offer at Public was up for just over 24 hours). I assume Public will now have to up the anti, in a sense, and may be looking at a more open promo to keep their customers.

  • RosehipCaper

    Please, Public’s offer Sucks A$$. Plan on leaving Ontario, Mabey Call another Provance, or Hit the USA on a flash trip,, Your done. Freedom may not have the best resep
    tion but hey , They are willing to work with Customers to get CHEAP plans. Bid 3 ploy to get you on there B.S Plans,, Dying Breed.

    • Shmeek

      It’s a Canada-wide plan for data and text, available to use anywhere Telus has network. As for calling another province, they have cheap long distance add-on blocks of minutes that rollover.