Telus prepaid brand Public Mobile has launched a new 30 day plan promo, offering unlimited province-wide talk for $32 ($30 after $2 AutoPay discount) and 1GB of 3GB data. Yes, 3G data and not LTE data.
According to Public Mobile’s fine print, “Plans with 3G data may reach download speeds of up to 3 Mbps, with the coverage and reliability of the LTE network.”
The plan also includes unlimited international SMS/MMS, voicemail and call display. The plan is only available for new customers.
Public Mobile’s fine print also explains “A long distance talk add-on is required to receive incoming calls while you are outside your home province.”
A comparable plan from Rogers prepaid brand Chatr would cost $40 per month, with 1GB of 3G data (currently there’s a 500MB data bonus), but it includes unlimited nationwide talk.
Bell prepaid brand Lucky Mobile offers the same price as Chatr, but currently has an autopay top up bonus of either 1GB extra 3G data per month, or $10/month for 8 months credit “to spend on extras.”
These plans are targeting customers who want a prepaid service and use data sparingly, as heavy users would easily blow past 1GB of data per month.
Public Mobile has recently pushed hard to move its customers over to postpaid plans on Koodo. It recently tried to increase the price of its coveted $40/4GB promo plan, but reversed its decision after customer outcry. Its latest attempt to make $40/4GB users switch to Koodo includes a $40/6GB plan with a one-time $100 credit.