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Bell Launches Lucky Mobile

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  • Dec 14th, 2017 7:50 am
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Poll: Will you consider switching to Lucky Mobile?

  • Total votes: 115. You have voted on this poll.
You bet!
 
3
3%
No way!
 
35
30%
If they can offer a better deal than what I have
 
45
39%
Only if they offer flagship phones at a discount
 
2
2%
Wont touch anything Bell with an ugly stick
 
25
22%
Will grab some for the kids/elderly/other relatives
 
3
3%
Will consider it to stick it to Robbers for crippling Sugar Mobile
 
2
2%
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Nov 17, 2014
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I had a look at the website and some of the plans look decent with up to 2GB of added data or save $10 a month up to 8 months.

The zone for Toronto is pretty big and covers a large amount of the GTA based on their map.
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chatr is $20 for unlimited local calling and unlimited incoming texts.

plus credit for auto-payment enrollment.

is lucky better than this?
looks like lucky does not have the incoming texts neither does it offer credits for auto-payment.
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dainfamous41 wrote:
Dec 4th, 2017 7:52 pm
Is this a recommended service for seniors?
Speakout is unbeatable if it's only for emergencies.
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Messerschmitt wrote:
Dec 4th, 2017 9:57 pm
Speakout is unbeatable if it's only for emergencies.
Emergency only, yes SpeakOut is best.

For those who use the basic functionalities of a smartphone, Lucky may offer more than SpeakOut.

I think they offer one clamshell phone. Else it's all smartphones. Lucky Mobile is Bell, so it won't work on 2G/GSM only. Minimum 3G. May not be a big requirement, but it means even seniors will have to use smartphones.
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dainfamous41 wrote:
Dec 4th, 2017 7:52 pm
Is this a recommended service for seniors?
Messerschmitt wrote:
Dec 4th, 2017 9:57 pm
Speakout is unbeatable if it's only for emergencies.
Depends on the person. If they can manage their minutes and only use the phone in emergencies then yeah, maybe speakout works. I know that when I bought a phone plan for my grandparents, they would sometimes tangent into long conversations with their friends and expecting them to micro manage their cell phones would have been impossible.

Otherwise, I would always recommend something along the lines of an unlimited talk plan of some sort for a senior.
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Dave98 wrote:
Dec 5th, 2017 9:16 am
Depends on the person. If they can manage their minutes and only use the phone in emergencies then yeah, maybe speakout works. I know that when I bought a phone plan for my grandparents, they would sometimes tangent into long conversations with their friends and expecting them to micro manage their cell phones would have been impossible.

Otherwise, I would always recommend something along the lines of an unlimited talk plan of some sort for a senior.
I agree. If they want to hold onto antiquated GSM phones, then they'd need whatever is left on Rogers' 2G network, meaning their options would be Rogers/Fido/Chatr/Zoomer.

Seniors within these "zones" should find Lucky to be sufficient.

The other cool thing is, although not officially available to those living in Quebec, some cities in QC are also in-zone (MTL, QC city, Sherbrooke). This is super cool because a lot of Ontarians go to MTL frequently.
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Are there any vendors offering free sim cards?
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Since Bell is rolling out Lucky Mobile, does this mean you get a much better reception compared to other small tier carriers? Now it does look like their plans are very same to Chatr so I don't see any kind of competition here at all. Plus now that all phones are unlocked to from their respectful carriers, what makes this company a better solution compared to others? I mean Chatr also had the promo's where it was giving out free data on auto pay.

I call this BS from B-Hell!
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titaniumtux wrote:
Dec 5th, 2017 3:24 am
Emergency only, yes SpeakOut is best.

For those who use the basic functionalities of a smartphone, Lucky may offer more than SpeakOut.

I think they offer one clamshell phone. Else it's all smartphones. Lucky Mobile is Bell, so it won't work on 2G/GSM only. Minimum 3G. May not be a big requirement, but it means even seniors will have to use smartphones.
Not emergencies but just for very low usage. Not every call is for emergency. Speak out is best.
But as someone pointed out people who forget that its pay per use then chatr is good. Or even public mobile. for $20 per month.
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Their website does not have enough information. They talk about service pass, so why not give some examples of what certain charge might be. They probably dont want to scare people away. Why are they offering the services in 3 provinces however they show more zones (winnipeg for example). When are they going to offer it in other provinces?
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12th hour wrote:
Dec 6th, 2017 10:41 pm
Their website does not have enough information. They talk about service pass, so why not give some examples of what certain charge might be. They probably dont want to scare people away. Why are they offering the services in 3 provinces however they show more zones (winnipeg for example). When are they going to offer it in other provinces?
They also included three QC cities in-zone, yet won't offer the sim cards in QC.
The idea is that those who already have Lucky Mobile (most will be from BC/AB/ON), when they travel, they won't always be in the away zone. It makes sense to include Winnipeg and Montreal, both are important cities on Bell's map.
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12th hour wrote:
Dec 6th, 2017 10:41 pm
Their website does not have enough information. They talk about service pass, so why not give some examples of what certain charge might be.
They don't want to limit the upside on the extras they can charge the customer.
12th hour wrote:
Dec 6th, 2017 10:41 pm
They probably dont want to scare people away. Why are they offering the services in 3 provinces however they show more zones (winnipeg for example). When are they going to offer it in other provinces?
They don't want to make too big of a splash when then fail. When they do, they can slither out of the room without being noticed.

ps. I'm surprised that long distance calling and roaming is a thing within Canada. What other network are they operating on other than Bell? It's a scam. Why don't Canadians call them out on it?
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batcave wrote:
Dec 14th, 2017 1:00 am
They don't want to limit the upside on the extras they can charge the customer.


They don't want to make too big of a splash when then fail. When they do, they can slither out of the room without being noticed.

ps. I'm surprised that long distance calling and roaming is a thing within Canada. What other network are they operating on other than Bell? It's a scam. Why don't Canadians call them out on it?
@batcave obviously it'll only ride on Bell's network. It's just as "legit" as Chatr...
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