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Cheapest mobile data-only options in Canada?

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I wonder if it's lack of training? Pumping them on-line too soon. It was 12-weeks of training before American Express let us anywhere near a telephone.
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Soooooo! It seems mobile data prices are plunging indeed! Good trend!

The "Hot Deals" forum is flooded today with all Big3 (and their flankers) offering $60/10 GB/month i.e. $6/GB (+ those insignificant talk/text add-ons :) )..

It should be more than enough for an average user ( who burns about 3 GB/month) so the cellular providers are probably expecting to capitalize on under-usage.

And, occasionally, on over-usage ;) What is the overages cost for those "big-data" plans? I've seen a pretty steep $70/GB in some of those plans, which is not good...
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Well, I'm glad I'm not in the market for that much data. 60$ to me is a lot. I'd wait until Boxing Day. Might be better still.
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inhaliburton wrote: Well, I'm glad I'm not in the market for that much data. 60$ to me is a lot. I'd wait until Boxing Day. Might be better still.
Yeah, not interesting for me either.. I'm just an average user, about 3GB/month..
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Wow. I've gotta wonder what some have been paying before these promotions if they figure 60$ for 10 gb of data is a good deal. It's crazy expensive here in Canada. They say we are paying the highest in the world! We need more competition.
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Dec 21, 2017
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Virgin Mobile 3Gb Tablet Plan for 15$/month including a Free Samsung Tab E tablet with 24 months contract.

This is a good bargain, but the tablet Sim card is not compatible into a smartphone. I bought the deal yesterday to give it a try ... tablet Sim card is block inside smartphone ... while my smartphone Sim card is accepted inside the tablet! I want is compatible the way around :(

Any clue if Virgin Mobile could allow there tablet sim cards to work in smartphone?
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NorthMan007 wrote: Virgin Mobile 3Gb Tablet Plan for 15$/month including a Free Samsung Tab E tablet with 24 months contract.

This is a good bargain, but the tablet Sim card is not compatible into a smartphone. I bought the deal yesterday to give it a try ... tablet Sim card is block inside smartphone ... while my smartphone Sim card is accepted inside the tablet! I want is compatible the way around :(

Any clue if Virgin Mobile could allow there tablet sim cards to work in smartphone?
What you discovered is true. You can't use the Virgin data sim in a phone. We know that the Fido sim works, but is is sometimes problematic acquiring that sim if you aren't already a Fido customer. There is a long thread on the Fido offer.
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Wouldn't it just be a matter of configuring an alternative APN for that tablet SIM on the phone? What's the APN that Virgin Phone SIMs use?
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I get from Bell Mobility one of those hidden plans that I can get depending on where my mailing adress is. Price is 95gb maximum for 61$ plus taxes. It is capped at 5mb/s download and 1 mb/s upload. I have three of these plans because I needed lots of gb. It's somekind of flex rural mobile internet available for those who can't get DSL yet.
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Tichi wrote: Yeah, not interesting for me either.. I'm just an average user, about 3GB/month..
Ditto.
I can go a lot higher in my data use before Feb 2019 given that it is almost free. But I do not want to hook (more like addicted to) onto whatsapp/Facebook video/vdo chat ...on the road at all. And my higher data use will kill me after the free period
Daniel

Fido $0 3Gb LTE + overage plan until Feb 2019

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