September 20, 2012
I've probably visited at least 9 or 10 different PetroCanada stations in the GTA over the last 3 months and I'm noticing that with only two exceptions, they have done away with the PetroCanada prepaid displays in the store aisles and the only traces of it are a few car-chargers and earphone sets behind the cash register.
Of the two exceptions, only one location has the recent Alcatel phone on the display panel along eith a C3. The others still display 1661 & 2220. It seems that as old inventories are cleared out, the prepaid phone fixtures are removed and not replaced. Pamphlet jackets are empty.
Is this a sign that they are preparing to drop it? Or just part of really slow & clumsy re-branding process?
May 1, 2009
Two years later and PetroCan offers a free phone with purchase of $100 airtime. A Huawei Ascend or an Alcatel whatever. Chased around town and none available while the retailer said PC was not delivering the phones they order. The deal ended August 31.
On September 1, PC introduced three new and more expensive phones with no deals on their website. Also introduced a new method for developing their monthly plan. Still around and still confusing the clientele.