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Public Mobile Plan Changes: Some Get $5 Price Hike, Others Up to 50% Data Reduction [u]

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After notifying customers some of their popular ready-made plans were expiring yesterday, Telus prepaid brand Public Mobile has now released update pricing on these particular plans.

The changes see a $5 price increase to the $25 plan, while the $40 and $45 plans see a 50% and 31% data reduction, respectively.

Check out the changes below—all of these 30-day plans come with unlimited talk and text and 3G data speeds–they only apply to new customers; existing customers need not worry:

  • $25 for 1 GB >>> increases $5 to $30 
  • $40 for 5 GB >>> data amount cut by 50% to 2.5GB
  • $45 for 6.5 GB >>> data amount cut by 31% to 4.5GB

Public mobile $30 Public mobile $40Public mobile $45

The data totals include a 500MB 3G data bonus, for customers who setup Autopay, or link their credit card for pre-authorized payments. Those setting up Autopay also qualify for a $2/month credit.


The changes put these Public Mobile plans in line with similar plans from Rogers’ Chatr, however, the latter still offers their $25 plan with 1GB 3G data—but doesn’t include outgoing calls.

We’ve reached out to Public Mobile for comment as to why these changes were made and will update this story accordingly.

Signing up under a referral with Public Mobile also can get you a $10 bill credit. Email tips @iphoneincanada.ca if you require a referral.

Update April 26, 2019: A Public Mobile spokesperson told iPhone in Canada the following statement regarding these plan changes: “Our pricing and promotions are always evolving and we encourage consumers to visit publicmobile.ca to learn which plan is best suited for their unique needs.”

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