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Moving from Calgary to Ottawa - Plan?

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Moving from Calgary to Ottawa - Plan?

Asking for a friend of mine. He's with Rogers in Calgary and he got a job in Ottawa that starts in March. Best options for him? Unlimited nationwide talk/text with 5+gb data for ~$55 would be ideal if it's available anywhere. Not sure if there are any Alberta-only promos that he can activate before he leaves, or if there are any Quebec promos that are available to residents of Ottawa specifically.
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Hey, assuming your friend does not already have an Ottawa number, be sure to advise him to get a Gatineau number. He can go to a kiosk with any carrier in Gatineau, or a BestBuy or WalMart in Ottawa. Gatineau is local calling to Ottawa and those sweet 819/873 #'s qualify for QC plans with big three.

Else, to use an Ottawa # (613/343), can get a post-paid plan with Videotron. Kiosks available in Gatineau, plus two shopping malls in Ottawa (St Laurent and Place d'Orléans...the Orléans location is new).

It's BYOD $49 for unlimited Canada-wide talk/SMS/6GB data, but Videotron has best discounts for multi-line (2, 3 or 4 users). For one user, go with the carrier of your choice depending on what's important (roaming deals, new activations and upgrades promo's, device availability, network reception, etc.).
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That's perfect. Thank you. I've passed it along.

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