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  1. steelst's Avatar
    I would be very interested to hear from all the BB users who think their rate plans are a "good deal", and why.

    We pay approximately 160% of what my European friends pay for VERY similar plans and coverage.

    Any takers?

    Thanks to all those who replied; your input is very much appreciated I pay approx $85/month for my BB with Telus, and I also have a Moto Krzr which runs me $25/month. What I was actually trying to say, is that we in Canada pay far too much for wireless services compared to Europe, and was wondering why this is the case. I have my own theories, but would like to hear what everyone else's thoughts were on this subject.

    Thank you.
    Last edited by steelst; 03-12-09 at 05:15 PM. Reason: Clarification
    03-12-09 03:50 PM
  2. blazanik's Avatar
    your choice 30 - 150 day time minutes
    evenings and weekends at 5
    unlimited text
    voicemail 3
    caller id
    Personal Email, IM & Web 30
    international stuff
    $70 amonth all in including tax and random telus fees
    Last edited by blazanik; 03-12-09 at 04:15 PM.
    03-12-09 04:12 PM
  3. korkie's Avatar
    Sweet Deal 25 -100 day time minutes
    200 Bonus Minutes
    Unlimited Evenings/Weekends after 6pm
    Messaging Unlimited
    Caller ID
    Voicemail 10
    Personal Email, IM & Web unlimited
    Incoming Calling free
    $77 all in and I'm more than Happy
    03-12-09 04:42 PM
  4. blazanik's Avatar
    i have a work phone so i needed a plan that let me use my personal phone after 5 for free. It was tough to find a good one.
    03-12-09 04:49 PM
  5. korkie's Avatar
    I guess I should of given the reason..oops

    I was paying WAY to much with my old plan ( I had a HTC touch ) so I got $400 off the Storm (which now it's on sale for the same price I paid) and my present rate plan. So considering what I was paying, I am not complaining
    03-12-09 05:04 PM
  6. BBTelus8330's Avatar
    I paid $100

    Super talk 40
    Smartphone bundle 45 and
    nationwide 10 that was $15

    takin advise thats its too high

    i'm going to swtich it to

    Your Choice 30 - 200/$30
    Smartphone pack 45/ $45

    brings me down to $75.

    its a more reasonable plan, i found myslf not using more then 200 mins any given month, i'll upgrade when i need to
    03-12-09 06:10 PM
  7. ryanlrobinson's Avatar
    I got a Student Plan that Telus phased out soon afterwards which was a steal relative to other Canadian options, but you're right that it would probably still be way above European equivalents.

    200 Anytime Minutes, Unlimited Nights and Weekends
    Fave 10 National
    Unlimited Data
    Unlimited Text
    Voicemail
    Call Display
    Conference Calling
    Call Waiting

    $65, or $82 after SAF and taxes
    03-18-09 04:58 PM
  8. SuperMesh's Avatar
    Your Choice 25

    100 Daytime Minutes
    5 local numbers - unlimited talk and text
    E&W 6pm
    Caller ID
    Voicemail
    Unlimited Data
    Messaging 250

    $40 + SAF and taxes
    03-18-09 10:25 PM
  9. thvpham's Avatar
    300 local daytime minutes, unlimited nights & weekends 6pm
    Call display, voicemail (25 msg inbox capacity)
    Unlimited text messaging, unlimited email (includes attachments) & BlackBerry Messenger
    $0.10/min CDN to CDN long distance rate, $0.20/min CDN to US

    $39.55 total after taxes
    03-18-09 10:44 PM
  10. WarHog's Avatar
    I just niggled with Telus to match MTS in Manitoba, and got
    350 daytime
    Unlimited after 6
    Favorite 5 (unlimited)
    Unlimited Email
    Unlimited Text
    Unlimited Data
    Caller I'd
    Unlimited evenings and weekends.

    On a bb curve 8330 for 55.34 month tax incl.
    So unlimited everything for what I need for a pretty reasonable price.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    03-18-09 10:52 PM
  11. Telus Toronto's Avatar
    I just niggled with Telus to match MTS in Manitoba, and got
    350 daytime
    Unlimited after 6
    Favorite 5 (unlimited)
    Unlimited Email
    Unlimited Text
    Unlimited Data
    Caller I'd
    Unlimited evenings and weekends.

    On a bb curve 8330 for 55.34 month tax incl.
    So unlimited everything for what I need for a pretty reasonable price.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com

    Wow thats amazing.

    How did you get that??


    I got Sweet deal 25 for 17.50/month
    200 min
    Unlimited n/wkends 6pm
    VM, CID
    25$ data plan
    Unlimted email, IM &txt

    $56/month including everything
    03-18-09 11:55 PM
  12. fraunhofer777's Avatar
    Ok well here's what I got and I believe that its almost a perfect rate plan for whatever everyone could realistically live with (no I don't have the $15 dollar unlimited data but i'm working on that :P)

    Sweet Deal 40:
    350 + 250 = 600 anytime minutes
    caller ID
    Call waiting
    voicemail
    unlimited after 5 PM
    Personal email, IM, and Web 30
    unlimited data/txting
    15% discount

    which runs me about $72 per month, now if I had the $15 unlimited data i'd be sitting at 58 per month which would be nicer but hey, now that they've jacked up unlimited data to 45 a month, I think i'm doing ok.
    03-19-09 04:18 AM
  13. Telus Toronto's Avatar
    When was the 15$ unlimited data availible??
    03-19-09 03:03 PM
  14. HouseApe's Avatar
    When was the 15$ unlimited data availible??
    Nov 07 - Feb 08 AFAIK
    The codes do not exists anymore so you can not get it no mater how hard you try.

    I have
    400 Mins
    Free Incoming
    E/W @ 6
    200 LD
    VM 10 / CID / 250 Txt
    Unlt'd Web, Email & IM 15
    Total is $44.81 (tax and fees included)
    03-19-09 03:47 PM
  15. wxmancanada's Avatar
    Share 30 - Ultd Local Incoming $30.00

    • Air Minute Pooling
    • Call Waiting
    • Canadian LD @ $0.35
    • Conference Calling
    • Free Incoming Minutes
    • Free Local Birthday Calls
    • LD Minutes Pooling PCS
    • Mobile to Mobile
    • Mobile to Mobile LD
    • Outbound Call Display On
    • Unlimited Evenings/Weekends

    $15.00 - Unlt'd Data / Personal Email & IM 15
    $15.00 - XM Mobile Radio
    Free - Loyalty Messaging (SMS, MMS)
    Free - Voice Mail
    Free - Caller ID

    2 other phones on the account, comes to $114 a month.
    03-19-09 06:12 PM
  16. digijay's Avatar
    I've got the Student $50 plan (and I'm no student)
    200 daytime
    eves/wknds free after 6
    MY 10 (Unlimited talk/text to ten phone numbers)
    caller id, voicemail, call forward
    unlimited data
    $50 plus taxes/network fees
    03-19-09 08:16 PM
  17. Directional's Avatar
    With Bell I get the following

    400 Daytime LD minutes
    Unlimited evening and weekend LD minutes
    Unlimited email
    Unlimited text
    Unlimited data
    Voicemail
    Caller id
    Conference calling
    Free Bell to Bell
    System access fee and 911
    All for $75 + GST
    Decent deal I think anyways.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    03-20-09 08:57 AM
  18. fraunhofer777's Avatar
    Unlimited LD eh...dang i want that
    03-20-09 01:25 PM
  19. adsam's Avatar
    Im sure Telus would match that...I have a wicked plan
    03-21-09 08:39 PM
  20. mello13's Avatar
    i haeve the telus student 50 and i abuse it +100 local min for being such a great telus customer
    03-21-09 09:54 PM
  21. malongpre's Avatar
    450 Minutes Daytime
    Unlimited E/W 5pm
    Unlimited incoming call
    175 Long distance minutes (canada)
    caller id - Voice mail 10
    Data Unlimited
    250 text messages

    64$ (all fees and taxes included)

    With Telus... Also got a free Storm after only 11 months in my last contract
    03-21-09 10:26 PM
  22. mello13's Avatar
    450 Minutes Daytime
    Unlimited E/W 5pm
    Unlimited incoming call
    175 Long distance minutes (canada)
    caller id - Voice mail 10
    Data Unlimited
    250 text messages

    64$ (all fees and taxes included)

    With Telus... Also got a free Storm after only 11 months in my last contract
    wow u got ur self a swweeeeeeeeeeeet deal every 11 makes it even sweeter
    03-22-09 12:19 AM
  23. southnam's Avatar
    I got:
    Supertalk 10:
    250 daytime
    E/W at 5 pm
    unlimited incoming
    250 text message
    call ID, Voicemail, Call Forwarding
    100 LD Canada

    Unlimited everything Data, email etc...

    $37 plus SAF and taxes.
    03-22-09 12:40 AM
  24. Lenerdosy's Avatar
    We pay more than even most of the states, its just the lack of quality carriers. Just went to telus from bell too cause I didn't get **** all reception out here in BC.

    Bell:
    100 minutes
    7PM-7AM weekdays/weekends
    unlimited mobile browser
    unlimited texting
    That ran me $66/month with a Samsung M500

    Now that I am with Telus I have:
    Sweet 25 (17.50)
    Smartphone 35
    I get pretty well everything and anything I need that Bell gave me, plus I haven't had a dropped call in the month I have switched over (100+ in a year with Bell). I pay less than $1 more than I did with Bell, get better service, better phone, etc.
    03-23-09 11:40 AM
  25. freshsince1982's Avatar
    I have a Storm.

    Unlimted Income.
    250 Anytime mins
    275 CDN long distance
    person 2 person with telus
    Unlimted outgoing text
    unlimited incomes texts
    unlimited data (Im, Web, Email)
    evening and weekends starting at 8.
    Free voice mail
    Free caller ID
    Free 3 way calling
    free call display

    59 taces in a month. I have never gone over that
    03-23-09 02:31 PM
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