My company is thinking about signing up for small business plan with one of the big three cell phone providers.
Plan is to port over 5 lines/numbers, with data and decent Canadian roaming allowance(will be on the road few times a year).
To all the business owners out there, would you be willing to post your plan and how much you are paying?
Also any tips on negotiating for a better price on a small business plan? Maybe even contact to your dealer.
I know there is Bell Small Business Plan thread, which is a good start. Any offering/deals from Rogers and Telus?
Business plan dealers are welcome to post, provided RFD rules allows it otherwise via PM.
Aug 11th, 2013 08:28 PM #1
- Join Date
- May 11th, 2004
Cell Phone plans for small businesses
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Aug 11th, 2013 08:52 PM #2
I just use Mobilicity, you can get a cheap plan and add roaming, should be fairly cheap.
On mine i call long distance quite often so i have north america long distance which makes the plan about $30, don't think you can beat that to be honest.
Aug 11th, 2013 09:22 PM #3
- Join Date
- Apr 22nd, 2011
Do you know how one can get a 416 number but a cellphone? I know 416 is normally associated with landlines but I want to it for a cell phone... Possible?
Aug 11th, 2013 09:39 PM #4
I have 3 Telus lines
$57 + tax gives each line:
250 minutes outgoing
Caller ID, voicemail
Unlimited sms, mms
Overall, the 250 outgoing minutes is quite low, but for my company it's all about data. We e-mail a lot, use IM apps such as whatsapp, and we never go over the minutes because most of the time we use VOIP calling using the LTE network.
Aug 11th, 2013 11:26 PM #5
Aug 12th, 2013 04:14 AM #6
Aug 12th, 2013 08:51 AM #7
Go Mobilicity with their cheaper plans and it will cost you less than half any other "business" plan you will find out there.
Aug 12th, 2013 02:52 PM #8
Aug 12th, 2013 04:43 PM #9
I agree with NEMESIS_2008, both Wind are Mobilicity network are not business ready and its understandable as they are relatively young. Reliability is key for a business line.
But, if you can live with Wind or Mobilicity's network and save money, good for you!
Aug 12th, 2013 07:49 PM #10
I guess it depends what you need with your phone. Maybe if i was making calls to clients and they would call me back 24/7 then it would bother me. I very rarely have any problem with them or the network, reception is fine and no dropped calls, from my experience it's very similar to Rogers and Bell in that regard.
For me though, most of my business related is about communicating with suppliers and other behind the scene business so the phone isn't stressed to the level that i feel anything different.
Aug 12th, 2013 11:44 PM #11
Aug 13th, 2013 01:51 PM #12
Something like this would be ideal, but I do agree 250 min outgoing is little on the low side but VOIP is defiantly an option given the 6gb data. Also, I assume Unlimited evening (starting 6 PM) and weekend mins?
Aug 14th, 2013 01:56 AM #13
These are business plans.
The 250 weekday minutes did not bother me at all. It was all about data. 90% of the time I make and receive calls using voip on the cell so it don't even go past 100 minutes. Plus I subscribe to comwave and their app has a feature where you would dial the number you wish to call, and their server will call you. You pick up and the call (meaning it's incoming and incoming is free) and then it connects the call.
Unlimited calling kicks in after 6pm on weekdays and all weekend.
I go this plan from a Telus rep who was advertising her services on Craigslist.
Last edited by NEMESIS_2008; Aug 14th, 2013 at 01:59 AM.
Aug 14th, 2013 08:47 AM #14
I can't believe you go through all that trouble just to make a phone call... But i guess whatever works for you.
OP, if i were you, i'd try Mobilicity for a month and see if it works for you or not, if not then do what NEMESIS_2008 does. With Mobilicity you don't have any contracts so your only cost will be the 1 month plus whatever they charge to sign up (which is usually just a sim card, like $20)
Aug 14th, 2013 10:18 PM #15
- Join Date
- Aug 8th, 2011
Rogers business plan
$50 each line
Unlimited north American calling, from anywhere in canada
Unlimited text video picture messaging