February 13, 2017
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.
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?
March 12, 2009
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.
February 13, 2017
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.