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Need options for my kid - currently with Telus

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  • Nov 20th, 2012 12:56 pm
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Apr 7, 2011
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Need options for my kid - currently with Telus

I got my kid a cell phone this year because they're walking to school by themselves/at friends houses etc. They're only 11 so I went with a Telus prepaid plan and got an Xperia Ray when they were on sale in the summer.

Can anyone suggest a good prepaid plan? The one we currently have is no longer offered and I've never been convinced it was a good fit.
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Sep 17, 2011
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Have a look at Virgin.... Koodo.... Fido.... speakout
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May 8, 2009
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Speakout, 20c/Minute.
Unlimited Incoming Texts as long as the line Is active.

$25 top up keeps the line active for 1 year after ever renewal. $25 Is the lowest top up available.
Speakout runs on the Rogers line so a Rogers locked or unlocked phone would work.
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o0vL wrote:
Nov 18th, 2012 9:17 pm
Location would be nice
My bad, we're in the GTA
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Sum_guy wrote:
Nov 19th, 2012 3:40 pm
My bad, we're in the GTA
wind or mobilicity

if you are using big 3, beware your kids trigger happy with the data usage with a smart phone..................it can get ugly
It's a deal if it's on RFD :!: :!:
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For kids, I recommend prepaid services since they can knowingly or unknowingly rack up the charges through over-usage. These aren't $50/month plans, so they do have compromises.

Petro-Canada: $28/month: 100 mins, unlimited talk/text, unlimited web browsing;
+ Pro: Basically Rogers' coverage, iPhone support (or more selection)
+ Con: Not full data, not all apps works, especially VoIP and messaging

Mobilicity: $25/month (expired BTS2011, occasionally reoffered): unlimited talk/text, 6GB data.
+ Pro: "full-data", all apps just work
+ Con: Some coverage holes; Internet speed mediocre but usable

Kids tend to text more than call, hence the emphasis on unlimited SMS. The data fits nicely because it is prepaid, no chance of overage fees.
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