What is the best plan w/ data for those who own unlocked phones?
Price fixing? Totally. Live in Canada? Check. Will get ripped off on cell phone prices? Check.
I'm on Rogers and was originally told that even on a 3 year plan I would be eligible for a hardware upgrade after two years. Learned just recently this isn't true anymore.
Been reading mobile syrup and it turns out they changed that from 2 years to 30 months and then just recently, it changed to 36 months and upgrade eligibility is any time but you pay $13 / month for the remaining term. To summarize, if you were planning any sort of hardware upgrade -- you just got screwed.
In the US they offer 2 year plans, not here in Canada -- 3 years! Due to the big 3 monopolizing the Canadian cellular industry they can price fix, lock down your cell phone, and just change prices and policies whenever they see fit to screw over the consumer.
Given, I had no choice, I just bought out my cell phone unlocked. If I don't want to go on any plans Roger's won't give you a discount as far as I know (correct me if I'm wrong).
To me, if a person is on a 3 year contract and they can pay off their remaining term (to sign on a new contract) for a hardware upgrade charge of $13 / month; then shouldn't I get $13 / month off if I'm on my own phone I purchased out right?
What I'm getting at is, where can I just get a decent deal around here when I own my own cell phone? Any amount of data seems to be outrageously priced. I need a smart phone plan w/ LTE data in Calgary and I don't want to feel like I'm being a@$$ raped by these carriers.
What is the best service, coverage and price I can possibly get in my situation? Thanks.