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Looking at switching cell phone providers - your fave and why?

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Looking at switching cell phone providers - your fave and why?

I've been with Rogers for almost 10 years and my contract will end in June and I'm looking at the choices from other providers.
I got my phone unlocked recently (so glad the new rule went into effect in December) and want to get a pay as you go option with the same phone. (no longer want to be tied into a contract)
Anyone with Freedom or Koodo? How is the reception?
I've used Bell in the past and I didn't care for the customer service or the reception.
thanks!
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Jul 11, 2017
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None! Go data only and stop wasting your money, $15/month gets you unlimited talking, unlimited text, and 3Gb.
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Bella125 wrote:
Feb 14th, 2018 7:39 am
None! Go data only and stop wasting your money, $15/month gets you unlimited talking, unlimited text, and 3Gb.
What VoIP service are you using that gives you unlimited talk and text for free?
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There’s no contract if you provide your own phone.

Personally I would stay with Rogers. And just negotiate a better plan. If you want Pay As You Go, then It will depend on your needs. How many minutes, data, etc
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Shouldn't this thread be in the CELL Phone section instead?
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Check out Speakout to see if the plan fits your call pattern. They are using Rogers infrastructure and all their pay as you go plans are good for 1 year.
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I'm with Zoomer, albeit; looking to leave eventually as they have no decent phones.
I'm paying $45/month for 4 GB of data and unlimited everything.
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Went from Koodo's $48 MB/SK 5GB plan to $60 10GB plan, love their service and would highly recommend!
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Whatever you do, don't go with Freedom.

As for Koodo, they're Telus (with the same decent reception), but with customer service options that might actually cost you money.
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Malechai wrote:
Feb 14th, 2018 8:31 am

What VoIP service are you using that gives you unlimited talk and text for free?
I use fongo and text now. I'm starting to like text now better than fongo, because it allows picture messages. I have the Fongo Global texting plan and it's only $30 for the year.
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Oct 10, 2014
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I used to be with freedom/wind. Absolute garbage. Avoid.

I have Koodo now and am happy: $49 for 6gb plus unlimited talk/text.

My cousin is with Rogers/Fido, 6gb for $55. Also very happy.

I don’t think these plans are available to the general public, but if you have a friend at a mobile store you may be in luck! That’s how I got them :)
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EugW wrote:
Feb 14th, 2018 2:25 pm
As for Koodo, they're Telus (with the same decent reception), but with customer service options that might actually cost you money.
From what I understand, it only costs you money if you call the call centre to do something that you could have done yourself online.
Lucky Koodo $40/6GB recipient
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Bella125 wrote:
Feb 14th, 2018 5:02 pm
I use fongo and text now. I'm starting to like text now better than fongo, because it allows picture messages. I have the Fongo Global texting plan and it's only $30 for the year.
This looks quite interesting! How reliable is fongo for making actual calls and how the quality?
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EugW wrote:
Feb 14th, 2018 2:25 pm

As for Koodo, they're Telus (with the same decent reception), but with customer service options that might actually cost you money.
Koodo will charge $10 for any customer service action that you cannot complete yourself online. They will not charge you for things like cancelling or changing your plan etc.

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