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[Videotron] Videotron BYOD Promotion $49.95 6GB (Ottawa/Quebec)

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rodney1 wrote:
Aug 25th, 2017 8:43 am
Yesterday Koodo matched the $49 videotron deal for me. I live in Ottawa with an Ottawa address and had a "613" number. I called Consumer Service, they switched my number to "819" and gave me the similar $49 Koodo Quebec plan.
So similar is same for you ? Also $49 with 819 area code is not miracle :)
First post ? :)
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RJones89 wrote:
Aug 25th, 2017 12:25 pm
I live in an area that Videotron live chat says isn't serviced, even though the service map shows us being inside the service area marginally. Will they let me signup anyways? If not, will they accept a work address inside their service area?
They need to add your address to the service database first. Last time, I made the request in store, and it took 1 day to complete the request.
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Is the data pooled across users? Or does everyone own their own amount of data linked to their plan?
Thinking of getting two accounts with 6GB and then two others with lower amounts and sharing from the other users.
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aerohead888 wrote:
Aug 30th, 2017 10:00 am
Is the data pooled across users? Or does everyone own their own amount of data linked to their plan?
Thinking of getting two accounts with 6GB and then two others with lower amounts and sharing from the other users.
Each line gets their own data pool; ie: 6gb per line
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Does anyone know what bands are supported with Videotron? I'm using a Redmi Note 4
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I signed up for this plan when it was available earlier this summer. Four plans with unlimited Canada Wide minutes, SMS, and 6 GB data for each line. All at $35/line plus 911 and taxes. Everyone in my family is happy, especially my children as they now have large data plans. Very painless transition from Rogers, although I did have to buy out my Rogers two-year contract (had to pay $310 for my iPhone 7 plus - well worth it to save so much money on the monthly plans).
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Does this include Visual voicemail? Website identifies "Call Display and Voicemail (35 voicemail messages)". Not a make or break for me, would just like to know.

Thanks OP!
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djdestroyer wrote:
Aug 30th, 2017 2:34 pm
How accurate is this site? Videotron shows very little support for Redmi Note 4 (Global) but then I've read threads of it working? Very confusing.

All sites of these kind dont work well. Heres how to do with any cellphone:
1. Find your cellphone on GSMARENA and look the network technology.
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300)
2. Call or lookup to find your carrier network bands
In the 3G band, customers connect to the Vidéotron Mobile network on the 1700 MHz and 2100 MHz frequencies. For LTE (4G), Vidéotron Mobile has deployed the 2600MHz and 700MHz frequencies. Vidéotron also shares networks with Rogers Wireless.
3. Match! It will work on 3g because both your cellphone and carrier support 2100. It will work on lte because both cellphone and carrier support 2600.
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Jfg346 wrote:
Aug 30th, 2017 3:04 pm
All sites of these kind dont work well. Heres how to do with any cellphone:
1. Find your cellphone on GSMARENA and look the network technology.


2. Call or lookup to find your carrier network bands

3. Match! It will work on 3g because both your cellphone and carrier support 2100. It will work on lte because both cellphone and carrier support 2600.
I don't know how networks function but wouldn't I need both bands supported for 3g and LTE respectively? If my phone and carrier only support one band and I end up in an area where they only offer the other... or does it not work like that? All Videotron towers would have both bands for 3g and LTE respectively? Thanks for your help!
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djdestroyer wrote:
Aug 30th, 2017 6:57 pm
I don't know how networks function but wouldn't I need both bands supported for 3g and LTE respectively? If my phone and carrier only support one band and I end up in an area where they only offer the other... or does it not work like that? All Videotron towers would have both bands for 3g and LTE respectively? Thanks for your help!
You need one band on the 3G list to connect at 3G speed in the 3G coverage area and one band on the LTE list to connect at LTE speed in the LTE coverage area.
To my knowledge, all bands of the same category (GSM/3G/LTE) share the same coverage area. If videotron tell you LTE is available in montreal, it is, no matter the band (2600, 700, so on).
In the woods, Im getting HSDPA. In the city im getting LTE. So yes, having only LTE compatible can be a problem.
Also, some provider and cellphone still have GSM. You cant browse much but to call and text this is an okay solution.
Hope it answer your question!
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Jfg346 wrote:
Aug 30th, 2017 8:20 pm
You need one band on the 3G list to connect at 3G speed in the 3G coverage area and one band on the LTE list to connect at LTE speed in the LTE coverage area.
To my knowledge, all bands of the same category (GSM/3G/LTE) share the same coverage area. If videotron tell you LTE is available in montreal, it is, no matter the band (2600, 700, so on).
In the woods, Im getting HSDPA. In the city im getting LTE. So yes, having only LTE compatible can be a problem.
Also, some provider and cellphone still have GSM. You cant browse much but to call and text this is an okay solution.
Hope it answer your question!
Thanks for the answer but just to clarify, BOTH bands that Videotron lists would be supported at EACH & EVERY tower? I feel like I've read that, for example, when a company lists that they support "LTE (4G) 2600MHz and 700MHz frequencies", some towers would support 700MHz and others 2600MHz, which would mean my phone would not work in some areas.

Sorry if I'm not getting this. Maybe I'm asking the question wrong because google isn't helping either.
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djdestroyer wrote:
Aug 31st, 2017 1:42 pm
Thanks for the answer but just to clarify, BOTH bands that Videotron lists would be supported at EACH & EVERY tower? I feel like I've read that, for example, when a company lists that they support "LTE (4G) 2600MHz and 700MHz frequencies", some towers would support 700MHz and others 2600MHz, which would mean my phone would not work in some areas.

Sorry if I'm not getting this. Maybe I'm asking the question wrong because google isn't helping either.
Its not that your phone "would not work". It would just drop to using 3G for Data in such areas to which you do not have a phone capable of supporting the LTE band(s) at a given location.

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