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[WTB] ""..bare bones plans are available for as little as $5 a month..""

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""..bare bones plans are available for as little as $5 a month..""

There is an article in the National Post about the phone companies. https://nationalpost.com/opinion/john-i ... e-election
At one point it states that "".....bare bones plans are available for as little as $5 a month (albeit for 10 minutes of calls, with no texts and no data).""
My wife is a non-phonie, but is considering getting a flip phone for emergency use only. Where would one get service for 5 or 10 bucks monthly?
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Don't know what $5. Plans are.
These are least expensive

https://www.speakout7eleven.ca/promotions
On Rogers Fido network. Find an old gsm phone

https://www.publicmobile.ca/en/on/plans
Buy a Telus Lucky Koodo or other prepaid phone
On Telus Koodo network

https://www.pcmobile.ca/prepaid_plans_features.jsp
PC prepaid is on Bell. They offer a 2 year warranty.
Stay away from Android Go
https://www.cnet.com/news/android-malwa ... ve-threat/

This is a great deal but requires some effort and only US #
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$5 for 10 minutes sounds like the basic Bell prepaid plan.

But as @HalfTrack said, if you're looking for a truly emergency phone, Speakout from 7/11 is the way to go. With the larger telcos, smaller top up vouchers, say $25, will expire after 30 or so. With Speakout, all the top up vouchers are good for a year. So for really low use, they'll be the cheapest.

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