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  1. jason9900's Avatar
    Hey CrackBerry, happy Passport owner here. I recently bought out my Z10 contract for $190 and got a 2 year plan with Telus for $90/month with unlimited voice, sms, caller ID but only 2gigs of data. The PassPort cost $199 so this whole switch over ended up with a cost of about $400. However now looking back, the fact that I was buying out my phone contract and essentially free to walk over to any wireless carrier that would offer me a good deal, makes me think I could have bargained for a much better deal. In fact I know so, and to many here I probably look like a fool lol. Perhaps I could have received more data, or maybe instead of paying $90/month I would pay $70. This list goes on.

    Reading around on CrackBerry I see people touting the fact they have 6 gigs of data but only pay $50/month for example. I know that there are many on these forums who are much better negotiators than I am or are more knowledgeable when it comes to this stuff. So I guess this will be good to know for the next time BB releases their next device, but what is the best way to get a good phone plan? How do you negotiate with carriers and what is "ACTUALLY" the best they can do?
    11-07-14 11:50 PM
  2. ozdezignr's Avatar
    Most plans now seem to be all about data as so many offer unlimited everything else....

    Z30 144GB
    11-07-14 11:57 PM
  3. JWWDUKE's Avatar
    $55

    200 daytime minutes
    Eve/weekends @ 6pm
    Caller id
    Voice mail 3
    6GB data

    It was a promo they had a few years ago and I will keep it as long as I keep buying phones off kijiji/crackberry. If I ever buy a subsidized phone from Telus I will lose the data and pay alot more. So I will just keep bringing my own phones and keep my data. Always always always talk to the loyalty and retention department and be a nice, reasonable person is the way I have gotten my best deals with them.

    Via CBZ30 10.3.1.632
    11-07-14 11:58 PM
  4. Aljean Thein's Avatar
    I'm with the Mobile Share plan with the family. $240 with 6 lines.

    Posted via CB10
    11-08-14 12:54 AM
  5. Prem WatsApp's Avatar
    Australia. So my input won't help you much.

    Optus "$2 days", the original plan on 3G+ with unlimited data though. No longer available. Now it's up to 500MB daily, if you go over you can get up to a GB (4G/LTE), but they'll take another $2 off your balance. Not bad, I'd say. If it's not used one day, you won't get charged !!
    Max. ~$60/month

    BOOST UNLTD. with 2GB data on 3G+, but Telstra's superior network (coverage wise). $40/30days

    Both prepaid plans. I don't do contracts / plans anymore. Phone outright. Almost always has been. Since the Nokia 7110.

    ? ? ? Passposted via CB Chen ? ? ?
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    11-08-14 01:07 AM
  6. stevovr's Avatar
    UK 3mobile 20 pounds/month unlimited voice, messaging, data and unlimited tethering. 12 month sim only
    11-08-14 02:43 AM
  7. Carjackd's Avatar
    Unlimited Can/US calling, unlimited text, 6 GB data, 69 bucks taxes in...on Rogers

    "Official International Accountant of the Peevishlicious Crew " via my Canadian Passport!!
    11-08-14 02:50 AM
  8. Tammybaggins's Avatar
    I'm in the UK so I don't know if it's of any interest. But just so you can see how we price things differently over here.

    I didn't pay anything for my Z10 upfront. I'm on 24 month contract.

    200 anytime cross network minutes
    5000 texts (which is classed as unlimited)
    Truly unlimited 4G data.

    All for 19 a month

    Posted via CB10
    11-08-14 02:52 AM
  9. Mike88888's Avatar
    $35/month with WIND Mobile Canada

    Unlimited data (throttled speeds after 5 GB)
    Unlimited calling 24/7
    Unlimited text, picture, and video messaging
    Caller ID
    Voicemail

    Didn't have to do anything special to get this plan. Just went to a WIND store and got it. They have great plans.



    Posted via CB10
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    11-08-14 01:51 PM
  10. madcat72's Avatar
    I'm with Rogers, 3gb data and everything else is unlimited Canada wide, for $70.
    11-08-14 03:20 PM
  11. jpvj's Avatar
    $21 + VAT for the first account and $14 + VAT for the remaining.

    10 hours/month. 5 hours can be used to call 70 named countries.
    4 GB data
    (data and talk hours can be mixed, e.g 5 hours talk and 7 GB. The numbers just have to add up to 12).
    LTE network
    Unlimited text/SMS
    Voicemail
    Free music streaming from 24.000.000 songs
    1 free movie pr month

    Extra SIM for data sharing on e.g. iPad: $4 + VAT

    VAT is 25%


    Posted via CB10
    11-08-14 03:55 PM
  12. jason9900's Avatar
    $35/month with WIND Mobile Canada

    Unlimited data (throttled speeds after 5 GB)
    Unlimited calling 24/7
    Unlimited text, picture, and video messaging
    Caller ID
    Voicemail

    Didn't have to do anything special to get this plan. Just went to a WIND store and got it. They have great plans.



    Posted via CB10
    Is it true what people say about the awful coverage?

    Posted Via My Passport From The Big T.O
    11-08-14 04:25 PM
  13. JWWDUKE's Avatar
    Is it true what people say about the awful coverage?

    Posted Via My Passport From The Big T.O
    I don't know anything about them. Do they have their own network or do they share a network with Robellus?

    Via CBZ30 10.3.1.632
    11-08-14 05:02 PM
  14. spoonman9696's Avatar
    $50 per month unlimited call, text, mms within Canada, 2500 minutes call forwarding,

    Data is 10gb for $85 shared between 4 phones and an ipad

    Carrier is Rogers

    Posted via CB10
    11-08-14 05:02 PM
  15. rexxenex's Avatar
    In Manitoba. On MTS. My plan is from 5 years ago. I keep buying phones outright since it's cheaper with this plan and I'm not stuck on a contract. It just keeps going. And I get a discount for having my own personal phone on it.

    250 weekday minutes
    Caller ID
    Voicemail
    Call waiting
    Unlimited data
    Unlimited texting and free local mts to mts phones.

    I pay 55$. A new plan with just unlimited data is 62.99$ I believe so no use getting anything new. Only thing I don't get is LTE and where I live it isn't offered. So no big loss!
    I usually use around 8-10gb a month so unlimited is a must

    Posted Via CB10 From My Z30!
    11-08-14 05:24 PM
  16. Jaiden's Avatar
    1000 daytime minutes
    Free evenings/weekends
    Unlimited texting
    6 GB data
    Voice-mail
    $66.00 Bell small business plan

    Posted via CB10
    11-08-14 05:39 PM
  17. MobileMadness002's Avatar
    3gb data
    Unlimited national talk
    Unlimited national messaging

    How did I get it. I asked for it as it is their basic plan.

    Z30, Z30STA100-5/10.3.1.1016, I missed you.
    11-08-14 06:35 PM
  18. bakron1's Avatar
    T Mobile USA unlimited data, voice and messaging and the rates are great. Been with them for years and I am not changing anytime soon.

    Set from my lovely Passport on T Mobile USA
    11-08-14 06:42 PM
  19. bbmme's Avatar
    Unlimited talk and text Canada wide
    Unlimited Canada to US talk
    Caller ID, voice mail
    5gb data
    $100 Rogers
    Business plans from couple years ago. Can't find something similar to plan/price now

    Be proud - BlackBerry by Choice
    11-08-14 06:47 PM
  20. yessuz's Avatar
    Three UK
    2000 minutes + 3000 minutes within Three (so, generally - 5000 minutes)
    2000 sms
    All you can eat data - totally unlimited. 3G/4G, tethering, etc.
    + Home Signal Box for good coverage at home (house is in deadspot)


    ~18 gbp/month 12 month SIM Only plan (will end in January)
    imho not available anymore.
    11-08-14 07:00 PM
  21. canadian nick's Avatar
    Free member to member calling nation wide
    Unlimited sms
    Voice-mail
    Caller id
    2gb shareable
    Free local calling after 6 and weekends
    65$ a month on northern tel (bell aliant/bell)
    Add an extra 10gb for 85$ in the summer for the cottage, wife has matching plan. I wish we had unlimited data!


    Posted via CB10
    11-08-14 07:51 PM
  22. BK_NY_RAY's Avatar
    $25 (plus tax, grrr) for unlimited talk, text, 2.5GB LTE and unlimited 2G (or is it 3G?) if you use up all LTE on T-Mobile Family Plan for four.

    Best value IMO. Metro offers four lines for $25 each flat but only offers 1GB of LTE I think and doesn't have as good coverage as T-Mobile. Sprint has four for $100 too and gives 3GB of 4G but their service sucks.

    Oh, and T-Mobile comes with free unlimited music streaming.

    Posted via CB10
    11-09-14 08:41 PM
  23. woofster's Avatar
    Unlimited Can/US calling, unlimited text, 6 GB data, 69 bucks taxes in...on Rogers

    "Official International Accountant of the Peevishlicious Crew " via my Canadian Passport!!
    I'm with Rogers, 3gb data and everything else is unlimited Canada wide, for $70.
    Wow, those are some pretty good plans with Rogers. Whereabouts are you guys located? I've been a Rogers wireless / BlackBerry customer since 2007 and I usually get some pretty good retention plans. For my Passport, I opted for a 2-year term so I had to sign up with a current wireless plan. I did get a slightly better rate and increased data over what is advertised on their website when I called in though.

    I'm now on Rogers' Share Everything plan with just 1 phone. $75/month for 1GB data, unlimited Canada-wide calling, unlimited messaging, call display, voicemail, call waiting, group calling and 2500 call-forwarding minutes.
    11-09-14 09:08 PM
  24. jvinp's Avatar
    Rogers. Unlimited everything, 1 gig of data, $86 / mo. It's okay. I'd trade talk time for gigs.

    Posted via CB10
    11-09-14 09:46 PM
  25. JWWDUKE's Avatar
    Data is where us canadians are getting raped. All the current plan offerings are outrageously priced for the amount of data that is given.

    Via CBZ30 10.3.1.632
    11-10-14 01:09 AM
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