Unlimited data plans slowly arriving in Canada

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  1. areviakiQ

    areviakiQ New Member

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    Unlimited data plans slowly arriving in Canada

    Started in December 2007.

    Best deal so far....Telus. on all smartphones you can get $15/month unlimited email/IM/browsing. Only need to have a talk plan of $30.00 or more and a three year contract to take advantage of it.

    Won't find any details about the unlimited browsing portion but if you call a CSR they will confirm it.

    Bell only offers unlimited browsing for $7.00 but not on all smartphones. Closest they get to a smartphone is the HTC Touch. I think Bell will come around to providing it for all there phones eventually. Right now on a smartphone you pay big bucks for very little usage (4mb/$10, 12mb/30 and 30mb for $60) per month. How long do you think it takes to meet the 4mb limit? Not very much.


    I bought an HTC5800 from Bell and was originally signed up with the $7/month deal. My first bill came and I was charged $15.00/mb for 2 mb of usage. I was lucky my first billing cycle was only 3 days long or I could have had a whooping large bill. I called and apparently the HTC5800 wasn't eligible for the unlimted plan. GOODBYE BELL! :thumbdown Man am I thankful I bought out the phone upfront, I would have been pissed if I would have been stuck with a 3 year contract. (anyone want to buy an HTC 5800 :wink:

    I heard about the Telus plan and grabbed a free Moto Q with a 3 year plan and unlimited email/IM /browsing for $15 a month plus a $ myfaves30 talk plan.

    So far I have to say I love the Moto Q.

    Can someone confirm this....to send an SMS text message to a "normal" cell phone using email I would enter "phonenumber@msg.telus.com" as the email address? Ad they could reply and I would receive it in my email app?

    I don't want to have to get the text message bundle if I can avoid it, but still need to text people with regular cell phones.
  2. areviakiQ

    areviakiQ New Member

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    This deal is not on Telus's website. It appears Telus is not openly adverstising this. If you talk to a CSR they will confirm it exists. Last I heard, it was being extended past Feb 3rd. This is just speculation, you need to confirm this with a Telus CSR to make sure. When I swapped my phones I got the CSR to re-confirm that this was indedd for browsing as well as email and IM AND that it was for the term of my contract (3 years).
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    mike250rs New Member

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    wow first electricity now cell service :)


    if you send something from your email to their #@carrier you should get the reply as an email
  4. Prolab

    Prolab New Member

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    Even fido has unlimited surfing. Stupid me i didnt read it thoroughly and now your gonna get charge for date you u/d (ie sending email) if your in the unlimited surfing package.

    They dont offer the value pack with 12 mb of data plan. I miss that plan.

    Too bad Rogers is the only GSM provider up north. Which sucks donkey balls.
  5. lovesick101

    lovesick101 New Member

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    weird i just called Telus and asked them about this plan and they told me that it was a Christmas/Boxing day promotion, BUT I changed my plan from Talk and Email 50 to this new non-existent Unlimited Email/IM/Web/Applications(facebook, MySpace) as an add-on for $30 bucks...so I just changed my plan to Talk to me 30 + the $30 Unlimited Email/IM/Web/Applications(facebook, MySpace) + the other add ons I had before (text, unlimited nights and weekends starting at 6, call waiting, caller id, voice mail) = Me saving more! :D
  6. Matteo86

    Matteo86 New Member

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    Don't talk to the data department, call a CSR!
    I was outraged in January when I heard of the $15 unlimited (which includes web).

    It took about 3 attempts but now i have my Q on the plan. Did 129mb last month and no charge over...

    Push them around...even Fido offers like 15$ on all WM phone saw the ad the other day.

    Regards,

    Matteo
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    PilotGav New Member

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    The plan is official now.

    $30.00 for unlimited data, EXCEPT for tethering to your laptop.

    Welcome to the 21st Century canada.


  8. piranah

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    free healthcare more than makes up for data costs :laugh2:

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