TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 24, 2012) - Heading south to the U.S.? Now you can take your smartphone with you without spending a fortune. Public Mobile announced today that affordable and predictable U.S. data roaming has arrived, allowing you to access your email and the internet across the United States.
Public Mobile provides US data roaming at a fraction of the price charged by Canada's "Big Three" telecom providers. Public Mobile's cost of data roaming is $1.50/megabyte of data when the customer is in the roaming area. By comparison, the incumbents charge $5.00 or $6.00/megabyte.
"Good value is important to us, and it's important to our customers," said Alek Krstajic, Chief Executive Officer of Public Mobile. "We are growing with our customers' needs and recognize how important it is for them to have affordable service with predictable costs when they travel in the U.S.," added Krstajic.
Public Mobile's data roaming coverage allows customers to use their Android smartphones for talk, text and data outside of their unlimited coverage area. Every customer is assigned a wallet into which they can deposit money so that they personally maintain control over how much they spend on roaming each month.
Need to make a phone call or send a text? No problem. No other Canadian cell phone company offers lower talk and text roaming rates. Public Mobile's U.S. roaming rates are just 15-cents a minute to send or receive a call. And incoming texts are free and outgoing texts are 15-cents.
About Public Mobile
Formed in 2008, Public Mobile provides unlimited talk, text, data and Siren Music 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. The licence covers an area reaching 19 million Canadians. More information about Public Mobile can be found at www.publicmobile.ca.