Most of the reviews on my site are about courses I recommend.
However, I recently switched my cell phone service to Public Mobile
and thought a review would be helpful.
I was a Telus customer since 1997, originally on Clearnet, the
first PCS network in Canada. Clearnet was purchased by Telus in
2000. See my old phone in the video below.
Despite being one of their original customers, lately I have not
been able to get the kind of monthly plan and price I wanted even
through their loyalty department. I had an iPhone 7 which worked
great and my 2 year contract with Telus was up. My needs had also
changed. Being around home more with the COVID-19 issues meant my
data useage was much less. No way was I going to keep paying
Public Mobile Canada
Public Mobile is owned by Telus
and operates in Canada as an MVNO.
The Telus network provides 4G coverage for almost 99% of Canadians
so getting a reliable signal is not an issue. However, as I
write this in June 2020, I just heard from a friend that there is no
service for several hundred kilometers on the Trans-Labrador
Highway. If that's an issue, be forewarned.
Public Mobile Plans
at Public Mobile will likely change over time so I won't
detail them here. I'm on the $25 plan with 500mb of data and loving
it. You do have to bring your own phone.
Public Mobile Self Serve
Before anything else you'll need a Public Mobile SIM card. SIM
cards are available on Amazon.ca and at retailers such as Loblaws,
Walmart and various Dollar Stores.
Another reason to switch to Public Mobile is the rewards. You can
get $2 off per month by setting up Autopay. You can get $1 off per
month for every year you are with the company. You can also get $1
off per month for every friend you refer. And... your friend will
receive a $10 credit.
Public Mobile Promo Code
Use my Public Mobile referral code to get $10 off your first
month. Copy and paste or save my promo code O0Y6Y4
to use when you sign up. Thanks in advance.
Public Mobile Review Summary
I've been a customer for two months and have had zero problems so
far. I've had coverage in both urban and rural areas. The data
included is throttled back to 3G speeds but unless you are doing
something very data intensive, 3G will work fine for most people.
Streaming video is no problem. I'm now paying $23/month instead of
$85 at Telus. For these reasons I give Public Mobile a 5 out of 5
Good variety of plans
Great rewards to lower your monthly bill
After you get your SIM card, click on the button below to sign up
for Public Mobile and start saving money today. Thank you.