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iPhone + iPad shared data plan?

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iPhone + iPad shared data plan?

I have an iPhone 6S and an iPad Pro cellular. My iPhone is using a Bell tablet data plan—around $42/mo for 5 GB, and my iPad doesn't have a SIM card yet. I use voip.ms for calls/text and do everything over data.

I plan on getting a new iPhone this fall, and am considering to get my iPad online without tethering. Any recommendations for iPhone + iPad shared data plans? I need lots of data but minimal (or zero) voice + text.

Browsing carrier websites so far leads me to believe they only offer data plans that are shared with a voice + data plan. I want data + data, or a multiple SIM cards sharing one bucket of data (no voice). Does this even exist? I'm in Alberta.

Thanks!
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Aug 27, 2004
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Wait - unless you have a serious aversion to the Rogers network, why are you not just signing up for 2 $15 Fido 4GB plans? Sharing doesn't make sense when you're paying $10 to access another pool whereas you can get 4GB for $15...
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I saw that deal on Fido's website, but it also says: "For eligible Fido postpaid mobile customers only" ...I'm assuming that means I need to first be a Fido customer with a phone plan?
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suderman wrote: I saw that deal on Fido's website, but it also says: "For eligible Fido postpaid mobile customers only" ...I'm assuming that means I need to first be a Fido customer with a phone plan?
No - there's a giant monster thread about it here on RFD where you will find a post by yours truly setting out how I got this plan without being a Fido smartphone customer last Sunday. :)

fido-4gb-lte-data-plan-15-byod-no-contr ... #p31353973
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Telus offers $30 data sim with 5GB and unlimited throttled at 512kbps after the 5GB
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Thanks—that is quite the monster thread and very helpful!

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