1. blackmarket#AC's Avatar
    Anyone else notice that american plans cost way more than canadian ones? I used to believe american plans were way cheaper after checking it out not close at all. Although canadians plans do seem to be rising especially data. Anyone have any input on this?
    02-03-10 06:24 AM
  2. Rolo Tomasee's Avatar
    I am with Sprint. My plan includes 450 minutes to landline phones per month. Unlimited cell to cell calls on any carrier, unlimited data, text, email, Sprint GPS and Sprint TV. All for $69.00 a month. I think that Sprint has good value on cell phone service and I have get excellent call quality and service.

    I don't know what Canadian plans cost but I find Sprints plans are hard to beat as far as cost.
    02-03-10 06:50 AM
  3. dancing-bass's Avatar
    Although I do not yet have it, the plan I will probably be getting in the near future is from Virgin Mobile Canada (running off Bell's towers)

    COST $50.00
    - 200 daytime minutes
    - unlimited evenings/weekends
    - 500mb data
    - choice of
    - unlimited (aka 2500) text or
    - call display/voicemail

    I know Rogers is pretty close with their blackberry package. How does this compare to US carriers?
    1) for $50 what kind of plan do I get? or
    2) for a comparable plan, what would it cost on your carrier?

    02-03-10 09:18 AM
  4. visualpurple's Avatar
    My Rogers plan:

    250 weekday
    Unlimited evenings/weekends (6pm)
    Unlimited incoming
    Unlimited Rogers-to-Rogers
    100 long-distance
    150MB data
    2500 text
    Voicemail + caller ID

    $45 + SAF + 911 + tax = ~$60

    Pretty good deal... I never go over with this plan.
    02-03-10 09:24 AM
  5. dancing-bass's Avatar
    sweet plan. The nice thing about Virgin is no "extra fees". I've done some research... you pay the plan, the tax and the 911 fee (IF applicable). no SAF. (lol they probably just incorperate the SAF into the plan prices... but at least you know what you're paying every month!)
    02-03-10 09:30 AM
  6. nfld_sapper's Avatar
    My BlackBerry Smartphone Combo plan.

    Minutes included:
    150 local minutes plus 150 bonus local minutes

    Nights and weekend local minutes:
    Unlimited nights (9 p.m. - 7 a.m.) & weekends (9 p.m. Friday - 7 a.m. Monday)


    Nationwide Fab Five: Unlimited local and Canadian long distance calls and unlimited text messages to and from five numbers of your choice
    500 MB of data for personal email, Internet browsing & instant messaging

    Features included:
    Call Waiting
    Conference Calling
    Call Forwarding

    Added caller ID

    So total per month $57+taxes, so about $64/month
    02-03-10 09:47 AM
  7. Speedv1's Avatar
    I thought Americans had it a LOT better?! I pay $55/monthly, and get:

    1gb data
    450 minutes
    Unlimited e/w @ 5pm
    1000 Canada long distance
    Unlimited text, video, picture messaging
    Vm, cd, and all those things
    Rogers-to-Rogers free (and Fido I guess?)

    Well I think that's it. Is there an American plan like that?
    02-03-10 09:55 AM
  8. kathryn0's Avatar
    700 anytime family plan for me + my mom who uses like 12 minutes a month = $69.99
    unlimited verizon-to-verizon calling
    unlimited nights and weekend starting at 9 p.m. = included above
    unlimited data for my BlackBerry = $30
    250 texts a month = $5

    + 17%ish tax

    My bill comes to around $122 a month. I would be able to survive on like 0 anytime minutes because most everyone I know is on Verizon if unlimited night/weekend started at 5 p.m. (jealous!), but this is the absolute smallest my plan can get and I REALLY watch my texting like a hawk... my roommate has strict instructions to call before text, email if she can, and then text as a last resort.

    ETA: Before my mom came along on my plan, it was just $30 cheaper with 450 minutes with everything else the same. Still sucked.
    Last edited by kathryn0; 02-03-10 at 10:32 AM.
    02-03-10 10:27 AM
  9. blackmarket#AC's Avatar
    This is my Telus plan (Canadian)

    $15-Super Talk 15

    200 anytime minutes
    6pm-8am unlimited evening calling
    Unlimited evenings and weekends
    Call forward, conference call, caller id and voice mail3
    Unlimited text messaging

    $20 for 500mb - Smartphone Data Add-On 20

    $6.95 System Access Fee

    $15 + $20 + $6.95 = $41.95/month (taxes not included)
    02-03-10 09:27 PM
  10. bp3dots's Avatar
    The Canadian plans are certainly cheaper, but for 20 bucks more I'll stay with one from Sprint. It doesnt seem like you guys are getting very much for your money. But the plans described above might work for a light user.
    02-03-10 11:14 PM
  11. PilotPhil81's Avatar
    I would like to see a chart with the price defiance, and with the exchange rate thrown in to really see the difference.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    02-03-10 11:44 PM
  12. LuvMyBB's Avatar
    Seems like the Canadian plans are structured differently.

    In US, most of us have unlimited data if we have BBs, but we have to pay $20-30/mo for it...per line. Also texting is frequently unltd, bit you pay $10-20 per month for it.

    I'm on ATT and have five separate lines on my acct. We share 1400 anytime minutes (long distance included), unltd ATT mobile to mobile, unltd weekends, ten fave # list (non-ATT) unlimited, of course free caller I'd, voice mail, etc. Unlimited family texting/mms/im for $30. BB unltd data on my line for $30. With corp discount and all taxes, we pay about $185 per month.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    02-04-10 12:02 AM
  13. BlackBerry Guy's Avatar
    I get:

    450 anytime minutes
    Unlimited evening and weekends starting at 5pm
    10 National "fave" numbers (unlimited calls and texts)

    Unlimited data

    Unlimited texting
    Caller ID
    02-04-10 12:10 AM