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Best data plan for light users?
May 3, 2017
2:06 pm
rayspeak
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Hi everyone,

Just wondering what is the best data plan at the moment for light users at the moment.

Fido's 2GB (sometimes 3GB) per month for $15 is pretty good, but I do not use 2GB a month.

Telus has a promotion for 1GB per month for $10. Not bad. Edit - appears this only applies to postpaid customers. sf-frown_gif

Speakout's 100MB per month for $10 is too little and doesn't rollover. So that's out of the question.

For those that need to text:

Koodo's prepaid minimum of $15 per month allows for unlimited texting, but no data. Using their 1GB for $30 data top-up, let's say you use 100MB / month, this would equal $3. So this roughly works out to $18.00 per month, which includes unlimited texting within Canada.

Edit - If you use Koodo's Automatic top-up, you save 10%. So the above works out to $16.50 per month.

Public Mobile's prepaid minimum of $25 per 90 days has no talk, no text and no data. Using their 200MB for $10 data top-up, let's say you use 100MB / month, this would equal $5. Or if you use their 1GB for $30 data top-up and you use 100MB / month, this would equal $3. The good thing is unused data rolls over to the next pay period. The minimum would work out to $11.33 per month or if you use the smaller top-up that would be $13.33. The numbers would be smaller if you don't even use 100MB a month.

Edit - If you use Public Mobile's AutoPay, you save $2 per month. So the rates work out to be $9.33 per month and $11.33 per month depending on your top-up and if you use 100MB per month.

Does anyone have any other options?

May 4, 2017
5:17 pm
46jimbo
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I got myself a nice dual-sim phone and am presently using Speakout for voice and Fido's $15 tablet data plan. Very happy so far.

Otherwise, I probably would have gone with the Koodoo Prepaid. (Realize too that with a automatic payment setup, the price drops to $13.50/month.) The Koodoo phone calls will only cost you $.05 a minute too. So if you talk on your phone a bit more, then this might be the best option. And the data is a third of the Speakout rate.

May 5, 2017
2:35 pm
rayspeak
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Thanks for replying, 46jimbo.

Good point about the 10% discount when you use Koodo's Automatic Top-up feature. I still think data costs way too much!

I like what charge.co offers in the US -- $3 per month base fee and 1GB for $13 top-up and no expiry date. Hopefully, some Canadian providers will introduce something like this in the future.