Public Mobile is a SIM only prepaid cellular service that operates on the TELUS network. Public Mobile doesn’t offer any phones for purchase currently but does allow you to bring your own phone to their service.
With over 30 available finding a suitable plan will be no issue. Public Mobile has 30-day and 90-day expiry prepaid plans. Some plans include talk and text only and a number of plans include talk, text and data. Unlimited Canada-wide minutes and some unlimited province wide minute plans are also available.
Public Mobile provides free SIM cards to users who are switching to Public Mobile. If you are bringing your own device to Public Mobile and worried whether or not it will work, any phone that uses a SIM card will be compatible with Public Mobile. No matter CDMA or GSM, as long as there is a SIM card slot, your phone will work. Make sure you order the right SIM card at time of purchase.
Once you’ve selected your expiry term, you will then select whether you’d like talk to be province wide, Canada wide or Canada and US wide. You will then select the same for unlimited text. The last thing you will select when creating your plan is the amount of data you’d like. Data only lasts 30 days and is required to be refilled once it runs out. All data is 4G LTE data speeds.
If you would like to purchase a device that can be used on Public Mobile, you can do so by visiting Orchard. Orchard is a partner of Public Mobile that sells factory refurbished phones at an affordable price. Orchard offers phones from brands such as Apple, Samsung and Blackberry. Each phone has a 30-day warranty that offers a refund for anything wrong with the phone within the first 30 days and Orchard also offers free shipping. Expect delivery within 2-6 business days.
Public Mobile also offers rewards for its users where you can get paid back for maintaining service. After your first year of service, you will save $1 every 30 days you continue staying on the network. After two years you will save $2 every 30 days and so on. You could also sign up for auto-pay which automatically charges you each month to refill your account. Referring a friend can also save you $1 each month for every friend you refer as long as they stay with Public Mobile.
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