Public Mobile Suddenly Removes $40/4GB Promo Targeting Freedom Mobile


Yesterday, Public Mobile relaunched their $40/4GB promo plan, again targeting only Freedom Mobile customers. In less than 24 hours, the Telus subsidiary has pulled their offer, suddenly.

The change may be due to the fact Shaw’s Freedom Mobile pulled a #micdrop on Public Mobile this morning, by releasing a $40 plan with 10GB of data, targeting Telus, Koodo and Public Mobile customers. Is this considered a mini wireless war now?

Existing customers on Public Mobile’s community forums were left confused and angry due to the quick removal of this promo plan, since they ordered SIM cards online which have not even arrived yet.

Below are a couple responses noted in the forum thread:

How is this no longer available??? I ordered a SIM card yesterday only because of this promotion. Wtf is going on?


This is truly ridiculous

At first, some thought it was a mistake by Public Mobile to remove the promo, but shortly afterwards the original post by moderator Jeremy_M was updated to say “This promotion is no longer available,” in bold red text:

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It looks like Shaw may have had enough of Telus trying to lure customers over via targeted promo plans, and decided to flip the script with an excellent Freedom Mobile promo of their own.

Anyone try switching to Public Mobile’s promo plan, only to get stuck in limbo?

Thanks Xiaohan


  • Shawn B

    go freedom! Too bad I don’t need that much data. I prefer a better network connection.

  • Corey Beazer

    Imagine if all the carriers actually tried outdoing each others promos…..

  • Vancouverite

    I still prefer 4GB that I can use anywhere over 10G of spotty coverage.

  • Riddlemethis

    Too bad we no longer have 6 GB for $30. We should be getting more data and paying the same or less not more.

  • Riddlemethis

    I guess the takeaway is to jump on these offers asap. It’ll be interesting to see what PM does,if anything in the late fall early winter to mark there 1 year anniversary of the $40/4GB plan.

  • Collin

    Just received my SIM from them today.. was just going to activate it and came here to see how again.. Read this now.

    What am I suppose to do with the SIM now? This is pretty ridiculous

  • Jojo

    Just msg them on their forum, I was in that exact point and they replied saying that since I ordered the Sim card while the promotion was up, they will honor it and let me sing up into it

  • Riddlemethis

    It’s all marketing…many people have no idea what the implications are until it’s too late.