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Petro-Canada Mobility Prepaid Phone Plans


Launched in 2006, Petro-Canada Mobility is a subsidiary of Petro-Canada, a gasoline firm. They are an MVNO of the Rogers Wireless GSM network.

Pros: Very simple plans at a decent per-minute rate. It's always 50 cents per minute, so there are no confusing tiers or monthly plans with possible overages.

Cons: The phone selection is very limited, and contains out-of-date phones. There are no data plans available.

Plans: Petro-Canada Mobility offers a simple prepaid rate of 25 cents per minute, which can be purchased with 10, 20, 50, or 100 dollar cards. The 100 dollar card provides a 40-minute bonus.  Read more about Petro-Canada plans

Customer Service: Customer service is available by calling a toll free number during normal business hours, or by visiting a Petro-Canada Mobility retailer.  

Credit Check: None  

Contract: None  

Payment Options: You can pay for your Petro-Canada Mobility refills with an airtime card, available at participating retailers, or by dialing *888 from your handset.  

Text and Picture Messaging: Incoming messages are always 5 cents per message. Messages sent to Canada are also 5 cents. Messages sent to the United States are 10 cents each, and messages sent outside of North America are 25 cents.  

Data Plans: Mobile web access is available for 10 dollars per month. Users need at least 12 dollars in their account to sign up.  

Downloadables: Petro-Canada offers ringtones, wallpaper, and games on select phones for varying fees.  

International Calling: International calling is available to a number of countries for varying rates. Call customer service or dial 611 from your Petro-Canada phone to find rates to specific countries.  

Roaming Charges: There are no roaming charges with Petro-Canada. You will receive the 20 cents per minute rate as long as you are within the Petro-Canada network.  

Calling Features: Voicemail, caller ID, 3 way calling, and call waiting are included at no additional charge.  

Activation Fee: There is no fee to activate your Petro-Canada account.  

Long Distance: Dialing long distance from Petro-Canada only costs 20 cents per minute more than your normal 25 cent rate.  

411 Calls: Directory assistance is available for $1.29 plus airtime.  

Earliest Minute Expiration: Refills expire based on the airtime card denomination. The 15 dollar card expires after 30 days; the 25 dollar card expires after 120 days; the 50 dollar card expires after 180 days; the 100 dollar card expires after 365 days.  

911 Calls: A monthly charge of 99 cents is deducted from your account for 911 services.  

Phones: Currently, Petro-Canada Mobility only offers six handsets, all made by Nokia. These are older models that do not contain features of the newest phones.  

Some Available Cell Models: Nokia 2680 Nokia 1661 Nokia 2680 Nokia 3555 Nokia 1208  

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3 stars of 5 based on 55 reviews

Tommy 1/20/2012
I bought a Nokia2220 with $100 anytime plan, it took one day for transfer of my old phone number to PCM. So efficient. Surprise !!
I can also check voice mail from my home phone, same as Rogers I previously used. It is simple and save airtime 416-274-2817

Paul 9/13/2010
I love the monthly plans, they help me save money on my cell phone bill. 2,500 outing text messages, free incomeing and 50 minutes for $20. You can't beat it. Plus free services like voice mail, caller ID. jasonkiting, thanks for the idea.

jasonkiting 7/14/2010
I ended up getting a new Iphone 3gs very cheap it was not activated and I didn't want to get locked into a contract, I live in an area where Iphone does nto work. I bought the cheapest phone, activated it, took the SIM card out and put it into the Iphone voila pay as you go Iphone, no 3G stuff but just need to find WiFi connection and your good to go, my phone was Rogers so didn't even have to unlock it. $100 for year cheap, around $8 a month for Iphone pretty good.

Seng 4/9/2009
I have no problems with PetroCan PAYG plan as far their efficiency goes. But the information provided above is outdated; and right you are, those who remarked the rates had been adjusted upwards as of March, 2009. So when you sign on, you need to understand what you are getting into.

Paul O 8/2/2008
If you need cheap prepaid service, this is the one for you. Get a petro points card at the same time and buy your gas there also, no more buying with cash just use your petro points.

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