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I have a truly unlimited plan that doesn't throttle - seeking advice

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[OP]
Newbie
Jan 4, 2016
6 posts
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Toronto, ON

I have a truly unlimited plan that doesn't throttle - seeking advice

Hi folks, looking for your sage and sound advice as I'm currently in a pickle. Around 5 years ago I was fortunate enough to get the Scotiabank corporate plan from Rogers which provides unlimited data that doesn't get throttled (I've gone over 100gb a month with no issues - as I use it at home on occasion). I'm also fortunate enough to still have this plan as I guess they never kicked people off of it. (Fyi the cost of this plan is $65+tax) My dilemma is that in my current work place where I hope to be for 5+ years, I get absolutely 0 reception with Rogers - only Bell works there. I know people would sell an arm or a leg to get a plan like this and I know how valuable it is but it's like my boss said, "What's the point in having an amazing plan if you can't even use it?".
I've thought through many alternatives such as, getting a separate data only line to tether to my phone while I'm at work so at least I'm not disconnected all day but I know I would run into issues with the tether disconnecting and me not realizing it and missing calls, it's not very reliable.
I've called Rogers to confirm that I can't transfer my phone # to someone else but I can add someone like my wife to this plan but she would have to take over my # which won't work for me because all my contacts have my #.

I just wanted to throw this out there to see if anyone had any alternatives I haven't thought of before I regrettably let go of arguably the best cell phone plan around :(
If there really aren't any alternatives the plan I'm looking at which provides the most amount of data is the Bell EPP 50gb one for around ~$85+tax
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Sr. Member
Nov 30, 2016
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Mississauga
eklips wrote: switched-iphone-today-after-being-almos ... 2404662/2/

Check out post #21 and following. Not sure if this applies in your case but it may if you use an iphone.
Was just going to suggest the same thing.
Do you have access to WiFi at work? Try WiFi calling.
If you've got an e-SIM enabled iPhone, you might wanna consider using the "Cellular switching" option to share data from another carrier. Its like ab internal WiFi calling option.
[OP]
Newbie
Jan 4, 2016
6 posts
4 upvotes
Toronto, ON
Amazing and very intriguing idea guys, appreciate the help!! I'll have to do some research into this as I've never heard this or not sure how to implement it, guess it's worth paying for a 2nd line vs getting rid of this plan.
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Whitehorse
You could try a dual SIM phone.
Sr. Member
Nov 30, 2016
879 posts
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Mississauga
sokolov wrote: You could try a dual SIM phone.
Not all dual SIM phones are created equal. My guess is that OP wants to use just the one phone number, which should be reachable all the time.
Only the "Cellular Data Switching" feature of newer eSIM enabled iPhones can achieve this (or if he's got WiFi Calling available through work WiFi, that could also work well, but that brings other problems as well, seeing as Rogers doesn't allow WiFi calling on Android phones not purchased from them)

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