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    Angry Welcome to the world of 2-Year Contracts in Canada - $70 minimum plan gets you 250MB data

    Pro: Canadian government is enforcing a 2-year maximum contract on plans
    Con: The big 3 are jacking up their monthly plans dramatically to make up for not being able to gouge its customers for 3 years.

    The new minimum voice and data plan w/ HSPA/LTE on Telus is now $70/Month (Used to be $50). That's not the end of it, a $70 plan will get you 250MB of data. If you want 1GB+ you will to dish out $85 a month or more.

    Very sad day for the Canadian Wireless industry.
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    Ouch.

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    Fend off Verizon... then charge like Verizon. Win.

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    I'm with Fido. 60$/month, unlimited everything, 6 gb of data.

    Not that bad

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    Omg phone companies in Canada SUCK. No offense ofcourse.

    BBM channels: c00121c99 for some knowledge and c00123fca for some real hip hop
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    wow I just updated my plan a couple of months ago from a 1gig/month for 75$ to a 3gig/month for 82$. I'm glad I did.
    I used to be indecisive, now I'm not so sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IgotsThis View Post
    Omg phone companies in Canada SUCK. No offense ofcourse.

    BBM channels: c00121c99 for some knowledge and c00123fca for some real hip hop
    oh we know, don't worry.
    I used to be indecisive, now I'm not so sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pttptppt View Post
    I'm with Fido. 60$/month, unlimited everything, 6 gb of data.

    Not that bad

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    was that a "new customer special" ?
    I used to be indecisive, now I'm not so sure.
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    This is why when I got word of the upcoming changes I contacted at Telus rep -- who confirmed that my existing $60 plan would 'probably not be available' after July ended. This gave me the final push I needed to upgrade my 9900 to a Z10... and lock my plan in for another 3 years. Unlimited Canada calling and text and 5GB data still costs me only $60, but looking at the new "value offerings" would cost me $130 for the same service. Glad I upgraded when I did...
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    I did the same with Telus, 6gig, 450 minutes free calls, 200 WED, SEP 11, 2013 free, unlimited incoming, free calls after 5pm weekdays and weekends, unlimited video and texting, enhanced billing, voice mail etc etc $50mth


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    Haha that was supposed to be 200 long distance free


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    A few of my family members got the "Your old plan is incompatible with phone "xxxx" for a renewal, you must subscribe to one of the new plans on a 2-year agreement" ($70 minimum). They were on HSPA plans before, not as if they're coming from CDMA... B.S.

    So if you want a new phone, you're pretty much screwed unless retention gives you some amazing deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IgotsThis View Post
    Omg phone companies in Canada SUCK. No offense ofcourse.

    BBM channels: c00121c99 for some knowledge and c00123fca for some real hip hop
    Oh we know, no offense taken.

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    Yep. I knew going to 2 yr was bad. Would like option of 3 yr still as I have always had 3 yr and never problems. Damn CRTC.
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    Looked at Virgin Mobile plans, theirs are not much better. Have not checked out Koodo or Fido. Anyone know what plans are like in the US, I have heard they are better than ours.

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    My brother got that too when he tried to replace his broken 9900 with a new 9900. Lets just say it didnt go over well, and the Telus rep felt about an inch tall when he was done. They will do ANYTHING to try to get more $$$ out of the customers.

    Maybe this is a good time to buy some Telus/ Rogers/ Bell stocks ?
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    It doesn't help that Fido, Koodo, and Virgin Mobile (Canada) are owned by the big 3.

    If only Wind Mobile would build more cell towers. Hopefully Wind or other non-big 3 and/or foreign companies win big in the new upcoming spectrum auction. The 700Mhz frequency supposedly penetrates walls a lot better than the current AWS 1700/2100 bands that the smaller players are using.
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    Quote Originally Posted by koroshiyax View Post
    A few of my family members got the "Your old plan is incompatible with phone "xxxx" for a renewal, you must subscribe to one of the new plans on a 2-year agreement" ($70 minimum). They were on HSPA plans before, not as if they're coming from CDMA... B.S.

    So if you want a new phone, you're pretty much screwed unless retention gives you some amazing deal.
    just buy the phone off contract and jump from promo to promo, or stick with your old plan. if you wait a couple months after a phone comes out, the price usually goes down. say no to contracts!
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    Quote Originally Posted by koroshiyax View Post
    Pro: Canadian government is enforcing a 2-year maximum contract on plans
    Con: The big 3 are jacking up their monthly plans dramatically to make up for not being able to gouge its customers for 3 years.

    The new minimum voice and data plan w/ HSPA/LTE on Telus is now $70/Month (Used to be $50). That's not the end of it, a $70 plan will get you 250MB of data. If you want 1GB+ you will to dish out $85 a month or more.

    Very sad day for the Canadian Wireless industry.
    that's the give and take that the big 3 are doing. Shorter terms but pricier monthly fees.
    It wouldn't be that bad if data was 2gb but no it's 250mb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by faceless_el View Post
    that's the give and take that the big 3 are doing. Shorter terms but pricier monthly fees.
    It wouldn't be that bad if data was 2gb but no it's 250mb.
    They probably did it that way cause they all know not many people will chose 250 mb of data.

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    My wife just had to buy out her previous contract and sign a new 2 yr plan cause our Z10's were stolen..85 for 2gb on telus, she was on a flex plan 1gb & voice was usually around 90 so its a bit of a step up from her previous plan
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    Quote Originally Posted by clowrym View Post
    My wife just had to buy out her previous contract and sign a new 2 yr plan cause our Z10's were stolen..85 for 2gb on telus, she was on a flex plan 1gb & voice was usually around 90 so its a bit of a step up from her previous plan
    wow so Telus is even worse than Bell...who knew lol.
    I used to be indecisive, now I'm not so sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by si001 View Post
    was that a "new customer special" ?
    No, it was a customer since Fido started deal.

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    Funny I get 2gb, unlimited text ,text pic video email,100 min long distance unlimited phone bell to bell any were in Canada. Bell tv ten hours worth a month on data at no extra cost , call display, voice mail, some other stuff too for 70$ on Bell

    From my Z10
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    Welcome to the world of 2-Year Contracts in Canada -  minimum plan gets you 250MB data-bellrates.jpg

    that's my plan.
    I used to be indecisive, now I'm not so sure.
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