What's the First Thing Telus Does After Buying Public Mobile? Lowers Data and Raises Prices

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In a move that should surprise few, Public Mobile's plan prices are due to rise following its acquisition by Telus.

The Vancouver-based telecommunications company immediately removed Public's unlimited data plans last month, and now it's jacking up the prices of the discount carrier's new plans, which offer up to 2GB of data monthly. Telus successfully acquired Public Mobile late last year after attempts to acquire Mobilicity were rejected by the Canadian government.

According to a leak from Mobile Syrup, Public's plans will go up by $10, but will be on "sale" for $5 (effectively $5 up from current pricing). $40 will get subscribers Canada-wide talk and text plus 1GB of data, while the biggest plan ($60) will offer unlimited North American talk and text plus 2GB of data.

 

SEE ALSO: Telus Withdraws from Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association

 

The deals are only slightly better value than Koodo, but much worse than Wind Mobile, an independent discount carrier, who offers North American talk and text plus unlimited data for just $40 per month.

Public Mobile's new rates are slated to go into effect this Wednesday, March 19, according to MS.

Company:
Telus Corp.
Website:
http://www.telus.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Technology is a key enabler for TELUS and our customers, providing advantage and differentiation in the marketplace. By managing the life cycle of current technologies and the timely introduction of new technologies we deliver superior service value to our customers and long-term growth oriented investment performance to our shareholders. For investors, TELUS is succeeding in managing technology and capital... more

Company:
Public Mobile
Website:
http://www.publicmobile.ca
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Formed in 2008, Public Mobile provides unlimited talk and text services to value conscious customers in Ontario and Quebec. There are no contracts, no credit checks and no surprises. Public Mobile launched its network service in May 2010 in Toronto and in June 2010 in Montreal. Public Mobile is building its network from Windsor to Quebec City. The company purchased its spectrum licence for $52M in July 2008.... more


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