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#121 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 09:08 AM

^ ^ that's about $40 less than a similar plan was 3 years ago. 


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#122 Sparky

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 10:06 AM

But their website no be work.

 

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 10:33 AM

Lucky has a $20 unlimited local plan.  No data or long distance.

 

Or...

 

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Yeah no thanks. 3G data... welcome to 1998


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#124 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 10:36 AM

You can go over and pay as you go.


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#125 tjv

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 07:46 PM

Yeah no thanks. 3G data... welcome to 1998

Not sure that I really care since I only check/send emails and visit a few websites on my phone

 

Of course in Canada we are restricted to cell phone data with caps on usage, but in the US its unlimited data for what we pay for a basic plan.

 

Now I get to hear from my US friends, what do you mean you don't have UBER and you have caps on your cell phone data!  I can't wait for what else I am missing out by living here



#126 LJ

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 07:52 PM

My new plan, since November, is a flat $30 US a month unlimited everything, no long distance charges, no taxes or fees.

 

Will it ever get to that in Canada? Doubtful?


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Posted 06 March 2018 - 08:37 PM

My new plan, since November, is a flat $30 US a month unlimited everything, no long distance charges, no taxes or fees.

 

Will it ever get to that in Canada? Doubtful?

 

Considering we're unlikely to get the $60/10GB plan back for quite a while, I'd say what your paying ain't gonna happen.


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#128 tjv

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 05:32 PM

^but even to get a nice new phone like a Samsung S9 or an iPhone X your plan has to be at least $105/month to get it for a reasonable price

 

It looks like I am going to have to buy my new S9 outright for $1000 so I can keep my plan cost low.



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Posted 07 March 2018 - 07:35 PM

Best way to do it. And you can sell in a year if you want, take the cash and put it towards another device.

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 07:49 PM

So over 24 months a $1000 dollar phone cost you $50 a month. So over the long term that $105 a month plan is really only $65.
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#131 tjv

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 07:39 AM

^about $45 a month, but even if my plan was $105/month they still want $250 for the phone

 

I think I am going to buy my new phone outright and go to Public Mobile (owned by Telus and their network), and they have a plan of 2 GB of 4G data and unlimited talk and text for $45/month.  It means I would save $25/month when factoring in the outright phone purchase

 

Even US roaming is cheaper - $20 for 10 days of unlimited talk and text with 250 MB of data.  Telus wants $7/day


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#132 TallGuy

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 11:36 AM

Telus is incentivizing (forcing) Public Mobile customers to move to Koodo.



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Posted 08 March 2018 - 05:01 PM

I guess I am just never that interested in the newest phone. I renewed last summer and was fine with the "free" S7 Edge I got.
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Posted 08 March 2018 - 05:42 PM

I guess I am just never that interested in the newest phone.

 

I have a 2.5 year old BlackBerry I bought new from the official BB store for $200 with a special promo code. I'm probably due for a replacement but everything else just seems like a compromise the way I use it.


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#135 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 12:32 PM

Freedom Mobile has proposed another cell tower in an effort to launch a new network in Greater Victoria.

The latest proposal was met with some opposition during a public hearing Monday at Langford’s council meeting with residents expressing concerns about the appearance of the pole, its proximity to homes and potential health problems coming from exposure to electromagnetic radiation.

 

 

https://www.goldstre...tower-proposal/

 

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#136 tjv

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 07:56 AM

Freedom will be opening 3 stores in Victoria very shortly, I received the plans this week


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#137 lanforod

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 09:39 AM

Do they have a network here yet?



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Posted 16 November 2018 - 11:10 AM

Yes, they've been expanding their network for quite a while now.

 

Good work, tjv!

 

Discount telecom Freedom Mobile sets sights on Victoria; will open three stores in 2019


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#139 lanforod

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 01:11 PM

 

Yes, they've been expanding their network for quite a while now.

 

Good work, tjv!

 

Discount telecom Freedom Mobile sets sights on Victoria; will open three stores in 2019

 

 

Their website still does not show Victoria having their own network. Until that happens, hard pass.

https://www.freedomm...verage/coverage


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#140 tjv

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 01:49 PM

I am going to assume they will release their network when the stores open around Feb 1

 

I looked into getting Freedom Mobile earlier this year and be on their away network and I was told by a sales agent that if a certain percentage of use was in the away network (I think it was 75-80%) they would shut off service



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