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Good news for Public Mobile owners:

We’ve learned that Public Mobile is signing a roaming agreement with TELUS and here are some details: It’ll cost you $0.20/minute to roam when you’re not in a Public Mobile zone. Text messages while roaming will be $0.15 to send a text but will be free to receive. Since Public offers no contracts and no credit checks the way you’ll be able to roam is similar to the Mobilicity “My Wallet” program where you’ll need to put money into an account to Talk or Text (also purchase ringtones and wallpapers) and eventually data (delayed but coming). We’re told the minimum amount a customer can deposit into their account to roam is $10 and the max is $250. In addition, all phones when roaming will have a blue “R” at the top to let you know you’re roaming. And finally… all ZTE and Kyorcera devices will be able to roam but the current Samsung cannot for some reason. To compensate Public will be offering customers who want to roam a $25 discount to buy a new phone that roams.
No word on data charges as Public does not yet offer data. For the record, this is Telus' CDMA network, not the HSPA.
 

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I'm actually shocked they had no roaming provision prior. The phones just went dead at the periphery of their tiny footprint?

A roaming agreement is a good start, but the price is way too high. Either Telus is charging way too much or Public is taking way too much margin.
 
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