Heh, funny, an almost one-year-old thread has been resurrected.rolomonster wrote: ↑May 6th, 2017 11:53 pmZoomer's tablet data plan may suit your needs. $35 for 5gb of data, plus a free tablet with a 2 year contract. Looks like no contract would be $40 - 10% off BYOD discount = $36 for 5gb.
If you've never heard of Zoomer, it's is owned and operated by Cityfone which is owned by Rogers. Uses Rogers towers and Zoomer has the same reception as Rogers.
Edit: Ooopps. Didn't realize this thread is from 2016
During this time I've been moving precisely in the direction indicated in the OP
I got almost what you suggest, even slightly better -
FIDO 15$/3GB/month internet-only plan, with $10/GB extra usage.
Thus, my cost at minimum is $5/GB, slowly raising to $7.5/GB on average at the margin of 6GB monthly usage,
and then increasing to $10/GB for unlimited usage. Moreover,
rumours are circulating that one can get further 50% off the above deal.
Data prices are falling!
Now I'm taking a leisure of testing an playing with the plan, but
soon will be ditching voice/text alltogether.