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President's Choice Mobile
August 25, 2008
3:20 am
joshua
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Loblaw is campaigning their back to school wireless offer called 2much2miss event, running from now until september 17, 2008. you will get one unlimited text messaging for the first month, $25 start up credit and $10 PC gift card once you purchase and activate the phone. Visit your nearest Real Canadian/Loblaw Superstore, Atlantic Superstore or other Loblaw family of supermarkets locations for more details.

What's your take?

August 25, 2008
11:21 am
Peter
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President's Choice is definitely an option for people who use their phones semi-regularly, with a rate of 20 cents per minute.

However, for me the downsides are:

  • 30- and 60-day expiries on top-ups
  • CDMA; your phone is useless anywhere else and you are forced to use one of the phones they sell

Over the long run, I would choose Petro Canada Mobility, as the flexibility you get there seems to outweigh the short-term benefits of the current President's Choice promo.

November 9, 2008
1:57 am
joshua
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hou?

November 9, 2008
10:02 am
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I would also recommend Petro Canada Mobility, or SpeakOut Wireless.
My dad was with President's Choice Mobility, before I got him signed up with SpeakOut [Image Can Not Be Found]

With PC Mobile (Loblaws) you have to top-up at least every 2 months. With Petro Canada, you can get top-ups that last 6 months or a year (Any SpeakOut top-up lasts a year). Also, I found that the Rogers network that both SpeakOut and Petro Canada use is superior to the one President's Choice Mobile uses, which is the Bell Network.

Another good point that Peter brought up was that with PC Mobile, you have to use the phone they sold you. With SpeakOut or Petro Canada, you can just pop out the sim card, and use it it any unlocked GSM phone (that uses the North American bands 850/1900mhz)

November 25, 2008
4:21 pm
Carl R
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PC Mobile Blows: they dont give you bill's or info on how your account balance is depleated, you can only get a top-up card when you go shopping for groceries, there VM claims to have 5 message capacity but on has 2 on average, there customer service line isn't informative at all, and if you happen to run out of money on your balance and someone can't reach you they can't leave you a message and you can't access your VM Box. So Don't Buy PC Mobile.... unless your a drug dealer or do illegal shit because they don't verify your identity when you buy and sign-up for use of there phone's, and you probably wouldn't want any incriminating VM's left behind so no worries there.

November 25, 2008
8:12 pm
starter
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Carl R,
You'd better clarify:
PC mobile = President Choice mobile
or
PC mobile = Petro Canada mobile

November 25, 2008
9:40 pm
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I think he meant President's Choice Mobile. He has a rant about it in another thread, and he mentioned you can only buy their top-ups when you go grocery shopping.
Techically, you can buy "groceries" when you get a Petro Canada top-up, but I don't think Doritos and Snickers count as "groceries" [Image Can Not Be Found]

December 6, 2008
11:01 pm
joshua
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PC mobile (loblaw) recently have a holiday promotion. unlimited internet browsing for two months, $20 airtime credit and $10 PC gift card.

December 7, 2008
12:23 pm
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joshua said:

PC mobile (loblaw) recently have a holiday promotion. unlimited internet browsing for two months, $20 airtime credit and $10 PC gift card.


Do you work for them? ;)

December 10, 2008
8:54 pm
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iamdrumming said:

joshua said:

PC mobile (loblaw) recently have a holiday promotion. unlimited internet browsing for two months, $20 airtime credit and $10 PC gift card.


Do you work for them? ;)


yes... :)

December 10, 2008
10:02 pm
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Thought so ;)

December 13, 2008
11:01 pm
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iamdrumming said:

Thought so ;)


PC mobile recently launched motorola krzr k1m. :)

December 14, 2008
12:49 am
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I know you probably mean well, but no more advertising.

December 14, 2008
2:21 am
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This is a thread about Presidents Choice Mobile in Other Carriers. Whats wrong with just saying the newest deals ? :roll:

December 14, 2008
9:44 am
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I know on many sites, advertising is not allowed. I sent Peter an email to see if he will allow it on his site. If he does, then bring on the ads! :)

December 14, 2008
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joshua said:

iamdrumming said:

Thought so ;)


PC mobile recently launched motorola krzr k1m. )


The Motorola Krzr K1m has received only average reviews, but to each his own ;)
I like to read other people experiences on a product (cell phone or otherwise) before I go out and buy a product. I like to do my homework.
Also, PC Mobile uses the Bell Mobility network, and I found it to be vastly inferior to the network Speak Out uses (Rogers Wireless)

I have been all over southern Ontario, from Windsor in the west, to Ottawa in the east, up to Tobermory, and many little towns in between, and I found that Speak Out coverage blew the Bell coverage out of the water.

IMO, a phone can have all the latest gizmos and gadgets, but it's only as good as the network it's on, and it's ability to do what it was designed to do first, that is make a phone call. If the network isn't there, or lacking greatly, that becomes a problem.

December 14, 2008
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This is a thread about Presidents Choice Mobile in Other Carriers. Whats wrong with just saying the newest deals ?

It is and there isn't.

But there's something fishy when someone posts promotional information about a product/service without also divulging that they're employed by the provider of that product/service. There's even a word for it: shill.

December 14, 2008
1:17 pm
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PC mobile recently launched motorola krzr k1m.

Wow! This phone is now more than 2 years old. One way to spin this exciting news is to conclude that PCM is unloading phones that Bell can't unload on its own customers [Image Can Not Be Found]

December 14, 2008
1:48 pm
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bylo said:

PC mobile recently launched motorola krzr k1m.

Wow! This phone is now more than 2 years old. One way to spin this exciting news is to conclude that PCM is unloading phones that Bell can't unload on its own customers ;)


LOL,

That's funny. PC Mobile gets the leftovers from Bell. [Image Can Not Be Found]

At least Speak Out has a recent phone like the Nokia 1208.

December 14, 2008
2:21 pm
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On the subject of "advertising", I don't want to set a general rule on this. On the one hand, I opened the "Other carriers" forum for a reason -- so that people could discuss what's going on with other carriers. On the other hand, forum replies should stay on topic, and should at least provide some sort of useful information. If there's a new deal with President's Choice Mobile, I don't mind if someone starts a new topic on that so that people can discuss how it stacks up against other deals, but you cannot misrepresent yourself. Let's deal with each incident on a case by case basis.