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prepaid plan for kids - Talk and Text

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Nov 18, 2004
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Toronto

prepaid plan for kids - Talk and Text

Hi - what do forum folks use for their kids? I would like to give our 10yr old a 'dumb' phone with talk and text for emergencies - I can't seem to find the classic prepaid -$x per min, reload every x months -- your classic glovebox plan.
What do you use for your kids (that doesn't give them access to internet or apps)?

Thanks
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Deal Addict
May 7, 2012
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Here's a start. Device extra.

Speakout - min load is $25 (good for 365 days). 911 fee is $1.25/mo. Each text and minute (or partial minute) is charged.
Freedom - $9.99/mo for unlimited talk and text
Public Mobile - $13/mo 100 minutes outgoing/unlimited incoming minutes, unlimited text. ($15/mo - $2 Autopay = $13) less $1 for each year you stay/each active referral.
Koodo - $13.50/mo unlimited texting, 100 minutes outgoing minutes. Can buy add'l talk/data booster (3x bonus on now). $15/mo -10% Autopay = $13.50
Deal Addict
Apr 13, 2005
1056 posts
907 upvotes
Markham, ON
gameon12 wrote: Here's a start. Device extra.

Speakout - min load is $25 (good for 365 days). 911 fee is $1.25/mo. Each text and minute (or partial minute) is charged.
Freedom - $9.99/mo for unlimited talk and text
Public Mobile - $13/mo 100 minutes outgoing/unlimited incoming minutes, unlimited text. ($15/mo - $2 Autopay = $13) less $1 for each year you stay/each active referral.
Koodo - $13.50/mo unlimited texting, 100 minutes outgoing minutes. Can buy add'l talk/data booster (3x bonus on now). $15/mo -10% Autopay = $13.50
I think the Public Mobile gives you the best value for the money (unlimited incoming calls + unlimited texting) and it's on the TELUS network.

Also get 250MB data for emergencies.
FIDO, Koodo, Public Mobile, TELUS customer.
Deal Addict
Apr 13, 2005
1056 posts
907 upvotes
Markham, ON
And if you use a referral, you get a $10 credit towards that account.
So effectively it works out to $12.17/mo + tax for the 1st year if you don't refer anyone else to PM.
FIDO, Koodo, Public Mobile, TELUS customer.

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