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SpeakOut SIM at 7-Eleven Stores Soon!
June 2, 2011
12:14 pm
airtimeforyou
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Hello all, I emailed SpeakOut & this is the reply I got back regarding purchasing a SpeakOut SIM at a 7-Eleven store...

"The retail is just being finalized but will be in the $10.00 range but will not include any airtime which must be purchased separately. We are working on an online setup but at this point the setup instructions will be included for you to follow on the provided sim package."

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June 2, 2011
12:53 pm
iamdrumming
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Thanks for letting us know! I think (and hope) SpeakOut will grow in leaps and bounds when their online offering is complete. There are too many potential customers who do not have a 7-Eleven store anywhere nearby.

June 2, 2011
12:59 pm
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You're very welcome!

But, i'm kind of confused. They're charging $25 for a new SpeakOut SIM right now with $5 loaded onto it.

The retail price is going to be somewhere near $10, as the email states. Kind of a rip off charging people the extra $15 plus taxes right now.

June 2, 2011
1:04 pm
iamdrumming
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Well, right now they're charging $20 just for the sim, not including the airtime. The price you were given was around $10. It doesn't mean it will be $10 exactly. It could as high as $15 or $20 once they finalize the pricing.

I don't think it's a rip-off even now to charge $25 for a sim for the best value in a wireless provider in Canada. If people want to wait until you can just buy the sim in a store, or buy one now, that's up to them.

June 2, 2011
1:10 pm
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Well, I guess it not that bad of a price. The $25 that they are charging right now, includes a SIM, $5 credit, the time it takes for them to set you up with an account, find a new phone number for you and them shipping it out to you.

I guess everything comes with a cost!

June 2, 2011
6:31 pm
chimpanzee
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I made use of their promotions to effectively get the SIM free(or close to free). Once with the free 1661 for 100 voucher then sold it for 20 bucks.

Recently the 60 bucks C3 which I should have no problem selling it at around that price but is still using it(it is such a convenient device) so may be in a year's time, sell it for 20-30 bucks. What is nice about this last C3 promotion is that I didn't use the 100 voucher until last month and get extra 25 dollars [Image Can Not Be Found]

June 9, 2011
2:00 pm
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Any updates on this?

Phoned customer service yesterday, and was told nothing like this is being planned.

June 9, 2011
2:49 pm
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Good News. Thanks

June 14, 2011
9:03 pm
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iamdrumming said:

Well, right now they're charging $20 just for the sim, not including the airtime...

I don't think it's a rip-off even now to charge $25 for a sim for the best value in a wireless provider in Canada. If people want to wait until you can just buy the sim in a store, or buy one now, that's up to them.


I've been using SO service now for almost a year. (Still on my first $25 voucher)
Sorry but I disagree with you IAD.

Yes it's nice to have SO. It is the best value for your money when you don't make frequent calls in Canada.

But let's not get carried away. Let's be honest with ourselves.

A SIM in Europe will cost a few dollars AND come with 100 minutes or so.

It costs the company a buck or less to make a SIM card.

Canada has some of the highest prices for cellphone service in the world!

So let's try to keep all of this in perspective.

While $10 for a SO SIM may seem cheap (compared to what they have been charging)
it still 'ain't' cheap compared to the prices outside of Canada.

June 15, 2011
2:39 am
iamdrumming
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That's comparing apples to oranges, when you compare providers (wireless/internet) from Europe to Canada. I said that I consider SpeakOut the best value in Canada. I never mentioned Europe, because it is different.

June 20, 2011
10:28 pm
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Just a note to mention that I called support today and they confirmed that the SIM cards will be released for sale on 18th July (at the 7/11 stores) and that the price will be $10

June 29, 2011
11:10 pm
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Do you know DavidA if you can buy the $10 sim in the store directly or you need to order it like it is the case now and then wait forever (especially with the canada post strike-I am sure they will be late although it's over). I am wondering if it's worth the wait or I should just go ahead and buy the $25. thanks!

July 4, 2011
1:07 pm
JanC
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I just called and chatted to several agents. They all said this is not true. SIM card will not be available at the store. I just wonder where the date "Jul 18" comes from? I am actually looking for a SpeakOut SIM card. I really want to know if the SIM card will be sold at the 7-elevens for real.

July 4, 2011
9:56 pm
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As I stated earlier, I phoned support June 18th, to inquire about purchasing a SIM. I was given the July 18th date by the representative I talked to, and was told that they would be available in store, at that particular date.

July 4, 2011
11:05 pm
chimpanzee
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take the current promotion and buy a 1661 at 19 CDN. You get a SIM with 5 bucks. Sell the phone for 10 bucks which I believe is still possible.

July 13, 2011
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kronic
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I can vouch for David and everyone else, however, I was told that stores would stock SIM cards by July 25th and at $10.

July 13, 2011
4:16 pm
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Thanks kronic: I guess that all the reps read the same newspaper but are not all exactly on the same page [Image Can Not Be Found]

July 18, 2011
9:39 am
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Today is July 18th. Any more news on this topic? Are the SIMs in store yet?

July 18, 2011
9:52 am
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angelcakes said:

Today is July 18th. Any more news on this topic? Are the SIMs in store yet?


I just asked that question @ my local 7-11. They said that yes, they will be carrying SIM cards. It was just announced on paper (or something similar to that anyway) and that perticular 7-11 Alberta store should be seeing them in stock in about 2 weeks. The expected price is $10 (not including taxes is my guess).
July 18, 2011
11:56 am
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The FAQ (http://www.speakout7eleven.ca/.....upport/faq “Can I purchase a SIM card without a phone?”) question indicates the cost is $25 which you pay for with a prepaid card.