TELUS-owned Public Mobile has made a rare move and increased its 4GB data option to 6GB over 90 days, a 2GB increase…wait for it…at no extra cost.
So this means if you subscribe to a 90-day plan, with unlimited province-wide talk, unlimited global text and 6GB of data, plus opt into Autopay (pre-authorized credit card payments; $6 off every 90 days), your cost works out to $38 per month. If you don’t need long distance, this is a decent plan since it’s contract free and uses the TELUS network at LTE speeds.
You’ll need to allocate data on your own, so that means paying attention to your usage (use DataMan Next to track data) to ensure it’s spread out over 90 days (i.e. don’t stream YouTube all day in the first week).
If you run out before 90 days, you’ll need top-up your data if you want more. Add-ons range from $30 for 1GB, but the data does roll over.
Public Mobile has a referral program, where you can get $1/month off from every person you refer, and multiple referrals are stackable—so you can get some decent discounts if you refer a lot of people.
With Public Mobile, you don’t pay monthly but you pay up front based on the plan length you’re subscribing to, either 10, 30 or 90 day options.
Compared to a similar plan from TELUS with 2.5GB and local calling, it works out to $80 per month with BYOD, so this is looking much better.
When we’re used to seeing wireless prices increase, it’s really weird to see them decrease, especially from a company owned by one of the Big 3.
Let us know if you’re going to switch over your Public Mobile plan to this new 6GB data option!