OK, so, I have been with Lucky Mobile for around 2 years now and they have been a great carrier to be with. But, my experience with Public Mobile is a bit different, which I’ll get into further below into this article. Which one is better?, please just read the whole article before seeing which one is better.
Anyways, signing up for Lucky Mobile is pretty easy, but it takes twice as long to get everything setup than getting setup with Public Mobile. You have to enter a IMEI for the cell phone your using, and after entering the SIM card number as well, if your phone is supported, it should activate just fine. Make sure your phone is one that has been used in Canada. Like if your using an iPhone or Samsung smartphone it should work just fine on this carrier, but sometimes they don’t work, from my experience.
Anyways, the customer service with Lucky Mobile is great, they have Live Chat available from 7AM to 12AM, so the coverage is pretty good. I had once instance where I had to chat with them to activate an iPhone 8 256GB, they had to enter the IMEI number manually on their side in order to activate it on my account. Got past that, and it works. I’m happy, and I plan on moving to Virgin Mobile in a few months to a year from now once my credit is better. Now you must read my Public Mobile review because, you will be a little shocked, maybe, or maybe not.
My setup process for Public Mobile with my Samsung Galaxy S9 was a fast one. I didn’t even need to enter my IMEI number, I just entered the SIM card number (which I bought off eBaY), and then entered my payment information, and login information, and before you knew it I had a phone number, automatic billing, and everything else setup in a jiffy. This article for Public Mobile is so short as compared to Lucky Mobile because the setup process was so easy and the billing is about the same.
I’m guessing that if it wasn’t for the CRTC, these rates wouldn’t be so low. I remember Telus being minimum $90/month for unlimited calling and texting in Canada, nationwide. Now you can get away with $25/month for all that, with 500MB’s of data. Anyways, the best carrier I have to choose, is obvious, check out my conclusion below.
For the overall fast and easy setup process, Public Mobile is my choice out of all the carriers out there for a “Pay As You Go” carrier. Or “Prepaid”, what ever. If I could stay with Public Mobile then move onto Koodo I would, but I have a bad history with them so I wouldn’t qualify for a smartphone on a tab, my credit is horrible at the moment. So, I’ll have to stick to Lucky Mobile and just Virgin Mobile for when I upgrade to a new phone and stuff. Anyways, if this article helped you please do not hesitate to Share, and Like this article. It helps a lot.
UPDATE: I also forgot to mention that Lucky Mobile is owned by Bell Mobility, and Public Mobile is owned by Telus Mobility. They apparently share the same towers (that’s a rumor that’s been going around for years though), Rogers, in my area, has poor reception so no one really signs up for them around here.