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Virgin/Bell Price Increases (Grandfathered plans)

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Virgin/Bell Price Increases (Grandfathered plans)

According to an internal document, some grandfathered BYOP plans will be seeing price increases across the board, effective March 1, 2018.

-This will not affect 60/10GB
-Any recent promotional plans will not be affected.

UPDATE: If you switched your BYOP plan after Dec 15th 2017, disregard the price increase. You will not be impacted.
Last edited by PhonesGuy on Jan 12th, 2018 4:02 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Do you know if the $40/45 4GB got increased?
Current Fido customer.
Ex Koodo customer. Beware of their tactics.
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You should put Virgin Mobile in the title. I read that as "voicemail". Fido increased their voicemail value pack the day after the $60 10 GB plan ended.
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bomber17 wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 4:33 pm
Do you know if the $40/45 4GB got increased?
Any recent promotional plans will not be affected, (that was offered for Black Friday) this is more in terms of legacy.
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Will Thunder Bay $50 6GB plans be affected?
Koodo $40/8GB
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McLaren__F1 wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 10:13 pm
Will Thunder Bay $50 6GB plans be affected?
May be, time to call loyalty and get new plan and phone.

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http://www.virginmobile.ca/updates

Check your bill if you have a BYOD plan from before Dec 15th. It will say if it's increasing.
Mine says: "Heads up Member! Starting on your March bill date, the monthly price of your BYOP plan will increase by $5 per month. "
I'm on the $40/4gb.
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tofinoguy wrote:
Jan 25th, 2018 4:47 am
http://www.virginmobile.ca/updates

Check your bill if you have a BYOD plan from before Dec 15th. It will say if it's increasing.
Mine says: "Heads up Member! Starting on your March bill date, the monthly price of your BYOP plan will increase by $5 per month. "
I'm on the $40/4gb.
We have the same plan now. but the difference is your is byop my is 2 years contract.

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I think Bell/Virgin was actually the last of the Big 3 to raise the price on the $40 plans, for one. Pretty sure Fido did it about 9 months in and then Koodo followed right after.
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That's why not worthy to keep thunder bay plan. lots of good plan out there with phone subsidy.

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d1ulove3 wrote:
Jan 26th, 2018 10:11 am
That's why not worthy to keep thunder bay plan. lots of good plan out there with phone subsidy.
I too have the TB plan $50 UL/6GB shared data. What are the good plans with phone subsidy?
Koodo $35/5GB 😃
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bose wrote:
Jan 26th, 2018 12:18 pm
I too have the TB plan $50 UL/6GB shared data. What are the good plans with phone subsidy?
Call loyalty dept ask what's your option, the deal i got from them is 4gb unlimited cid, $62 less 10% & $20 24 months plus free LG G6.

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d1ulove3 wrote:
Jan 26th, 2018 12:31 pm
Call loyalty dept ask what's your option, the deal i got from them is 4gb unlimited cid, $62 less 10% & $20 24 months plus free LG G6.
Not bad... Is the data shareable? I don't want to lose my shareable data as I can add a tablet, Apple watch LTE or even add many lines with subsidy premium phones (iPhone X) without needing to buy additional data.
Koodo $35/5GB 😃
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bose wrote:
Jan 26th, 2018 12:51 pm
Not bad... Is the data shareable? I don't want to lose my shareable data as I can add a tablet, Apple watch LTE or even add many lines with subsidy premium phones (iPhone X) without needing to buy additional data.
vm is data is not shareable.

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Also the second item was:
"Out-of-Plan data usage will be increasing to $7/100MB on select BYOP plans"

I think overages on the original TB $60 used to be $10/GB, then it was raised to $15/GB. Now it might be $70/GB

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