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Cheapest mobile data-only options in Canada?

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ndondo wrote:
Jul 19th, 2016 5:10 pm
I was talking about this post. comparing tbaytel to Fido flex tab.
the downside with fido, you need two active sim card. one sim card is the regular line, and the second sim is the fido flex tab sim card. (I maybe wrong though) can you get JUST "the fido flex tab" only ?

I want to know more about if tbaytel worth the hassle. One rfd member is offering to get tbaytel. but the initial cost for tbaytel sim is so high. $100 just from the sim card shipped to vancouver BC . then another $125 to buy 20GB data that is valid for 1 year.


fido seems to have comparable price per GB. but the caveat is that you have to be a fido subscriber (I think, I hope I make sense :P ) ...


I was thinking to get tbaytel sim via another avenue (lakehead) to see if the initial cost is lower.
imflying12 wrote:
Jul 19th, 2016 5:18 pm
isnt that plan for TABLETS only? It says on the website. http://www.fido.ca/consumer/tablets
Previous threads that discussed Fido flex data plan:

fido-1-gb-data-15-per-month-5-gb-35-10- ... e-1918361/

fido-flex-data-15-1gb-25-3gb-35-5gb-spe ... e-1956367/

Yes the Fido plan is intended for tablets, but it works fine in a phone for many people. Works fine for me in my Nexus 5, tethering also works. And I don't have any other Fido SIM / plan.
Amerifriend threads need to include instructions on how to acquire an amerifriend. :confused:
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I'm using the Fido Flex plan with a OnePlus 3. Bought the sim card on eBay and activated through Fido's online chat support.
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divx wrote:
Jul 19th, 2016 5:22 pm
how does a person use more than 1gb of mobile data per month? you guys on the road a lot? use wifi at work and home.
Many large work environments have heavy restrictions on internet at work. For example, all social media is blocked at my place of employment, as well as anything related to gambling/gaming. So I can't even check lotto 6/49 numbers at work.

Therefore I use about 3-4 GB of data because I don't connect to the wifi at work.
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divx wrote:
Jul 19th, 2016 5:22 pm
how does a person use more than 1gb of mobile data per month? you guys on the road a lot? use wifi at work and home.
Let me think. Gaming? Music Streaming? Email attachments? Whatsapp pictures and videos?
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EPcjay wrote:
Jul 20th, 2016 11:48 am
Let me think. Gaming? Music Streaming? Email attachments? Whatsapp pictures and videos?
basically when you aren't in wifi range, so not at home or at work, i use about 50mb~100mb per month on my 5gb shared plan
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divx wrote:
Jul 20th, 2016 11:56 am
basically when you aren't in wifi range, so not at home or at work, i use about 50mb~100mb per month on my 5gb shared plan
Same here. I cancelled my 6GB shared plan. Average monthly usage is about 300MB. Wifi everywhere.
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divx wrote:
Jul 20th, 2016 11:56 am
basically when you aren't in wifi range, so not at home or at work, i use about 50mb~100mb per month on my 5gb shared plan
I dont have wifi at work, so pretty much 12-15 hours of the day when I'm out.
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divx wrote:
Jul 19th, 2016 5:22 pm
how does a person use more than 1gb of mobile data per month? you guys on the road a lot? use wifi at work and home.
Many of us don't have wifi at work. I use 3.5GB every single month.
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divx wrote:
Jul 19th, 2016 5:22 pm
how does a person use more than 1gb of mobile data per month? you guys on the road a lot? use wifi at work and home.
In other words

My usage is normal, my usage is correct and any usage outside the zone I find correct is crazy. I can't think of any reason a person would want/need to use more than that therefore nobody should ever want/need more than that. My ignorance on the goings ons of other people is irrelevant.
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MSZsama wrote:
Jul 20th, 2016 2:51 pm
Many of us don't have wifi at work. I use 3.5GB every single month.
Same, no Wifi at work and I also take the GO train (no wifi) to commute - which is about a 2.5hr commute (to and from).

LTE data on Bell is a life saver...I easily can burn through 6gbs watching youtube videos on the commute to and from work.
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ji2o0k wrote:
Jul 20th, 2016 6:54 pm
Same, no Wifi at work and I also take the GO train (no wifi) to commute - which is about a 2.5hr commute (to and from).

LTE data on Bell is a life saver...I easily can burn through 6gbs watching youtube videos on the commute to and from work.
I would rather download youtube video to watch or novel/news to read while travelling. In Linux just type "youtube-dl site address"
Browsing does not involve too much data at all.
But that is just me.
The difference is at least $20-30 a month. That is a lot for most people
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danieltoronto wrote:
Jul 20th, 2016 7:01 pm
I would rather download youtube video to watch or novel/news to read while travelling. In Linux just type "youtube-dl site address"
Browsing does not involve too much data at all.
But that is just me.
The difference is at least $20-30 a month. That is a lot for most people
lol linux


Isn't your suggestion irrelevant unless you also take the time to copy over the video ahead of time? You could use tubemate BUT there's more to watch than YT (ex, netflix, fb videos)
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eeeaddict wrote:
Jul 21st, 2016 7:47 pm
lol linux


Isn't your suggestion irrelevant unless you also take the time to copy over the video ahead of time? You could use tubemate BUT there's more to watch than YT (ex, netflix, fb videos)
I said that was just me. The stuff that I like are generally available before hand
Daniel

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danieltoronto wrote:
Jul 21st, 2016 7:54 pm
I said that was just me. The stuff that I like are generally available before hand
How to get Google Voice in Canada:
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Using this approach, and a T-Mobile phone plan (which allows for free roaming and calls in Canada), you can ....
Perhaps Google's Project FI will come to Canada ...
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divx wrote:
Jul 19th, 2016 5:22 pm
how does a person use more than 1gb of mobile data per month? you guys on the road a lot? use wifi at work and home.
Are you missing a zero or something?
In this day and age how are people NOT using more than 1GB of data a month?

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