I have been with SpeakOut for a long time.I've been with Public for about 8 months now (former SpeakOut user) and I've been very impressed with their prices,
That depends, do you need unlimited talk?I have been with SpeakOut for a long time.
I pay $35 a month for 1G data and unlimited talk and text.
When I examine Public Mobile I see basically the same plan.
Sure, there's a bonus with Public, but I'm lucky if I use 100M a month, so the bonus would be a loss leader.
How would Public help me over SpeakOut?
We need VERY limited talk!That depends, do you need unlimited talk?
You could go with the $15 Public Mobile plan, which includes 100 minutes talk, unlimited text, and 250 MB of data. If you need more talk, you can purchase a 500 minute add-on for $5. It's good until you use it up.
Freedom does have unlimited talk & text for $99/yr. Can't see Public beating that? The 250Mb data is not very useful.That depends, do you need unlimited talk?
That depends on how much data you typically use, and how often you need it. I think you'd be surprised at how far 250 MB can go, assuming you're not doing data-heavy activities like video or music streaming.We need VERY limited talk!
Data would be nice, but I would want that to be prepaid too. Would only use it very occasionally. Can't see us going back to USA any time soon, but roaming in USA would be another nice-to-have.
Can't see how Public could be better than $99 Canada wide talk and text. $8.25/month. Data if needed is $15/Gb for 30 days, which we don't need. Just 250Mb with Public is not very useful!
I just got off the phone with a Rogers customer service attendant. I was paying 40 & 35 for 2 talk and text plans. My wife also has a talk & text plan. Both my kids don't use their phones much for calling, texting or data for that matter. I managed to focus the conversation on my needs, rather than trying to sell me an inflated data-rich 75/month plan. I asked for a bare bones data plan with some talk and text (100MB data + 100 text, 50 calling canada only) for 25 per month. She also offered 2 GB with unlimited talk and text for 35 per month. I took the first choice and managed to reduce the bill to 75 + tax per month for 3 plans with data rather than 100 + tax for 3 plans without data. It wouldn;t surprise me that we move the the 35 per month plan in a while, but even then I'm ahead. They will always try to get you to buy something you don't need - but they will always do what they can to keep as a paying customerI dont use much for data (2gig) or talk lots on the phone (dunno how much).