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Text message only plan

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[OP]
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May 30, 2015
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Toronto, ON

Text message only plan

Hi,

is there a plan (prepaid or not) for text message only ? I dont want the voice mail at all. People shouldnt be able to leave a vm.

Anything like this available in Canada ?

Thanks
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Sep 13, 2015
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Deux-Montagnes
Hi

There is the Koodo prepaid which is 13.50$ (15$ minus 10% for auto-renew) per month for SMS and MMS, but it includes VoiceMail, but if you don't activate it, no one will be able to leave a message.

Or there is Public Mobile which with you could get SMS and MMS only for 18$ (20$ minus 2$ for auto-renew) a month.

The choice is yours...
[OP]
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May 30, 2015
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Toronto, ON
Eli2015 wrote: Hi,

is there a plan (prepaid or not) for text message only ? I dont want the voice mail at all. People shouldnt be able to leave a vm.

Anything like this available in Canada ?

Thanks

Thanks for the reply,

so with Koodo, people calling the number would receive a "mailbox not activated" message ? That would be perfect.
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Jul 29, 2014
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Depending on how many SMS you need, cheapest option is Speakout at as low as $25 per year (yes, per year) with free incoming SMS messages and outgoing at $0.15 each (packages available if you need a large number of outgoing SMS messages)

You might also want to check out this thread:
http://forums.redflagdeals.com/creative ... #p28959275
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[OP]
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May 30, 2015
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Toronto, ON
Eli2015 wrote: Thanks for the reply,

so with Koodo, people calling the number would receive a "mailbox not activated" message ? That would be perfect.
that would be great. And if I dont configure the voicemail people wont be able to leave messages like with Koodo ?
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LaLaLand
Eli2015 wrote: that would be great. And if I dont configure the voicemail people wont be able to leave messages like with Koodo ?
Yes, the caller will get a message similar to, "This voicemail box has not been setup". I hate VM too and never set it up. Drives some people nuts.
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Woodbridge
You could also record a message along the lines of - "This voicemail service is not monitored. Please send an sms."
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East Gwillimbury
If you’re going to spend $15 per month, then the Rogers plan is Best. $180 per year, free evenings and weekends 100 daytime minutes for the entire year and unlimited SMS

http://communityforums.rogers.com/t5/Pa ... d-p/400290

TBayTel is the best. It is $100 per year top up and $10 for 5000 outgoing messages. If you use less than that you’re not spending $10 every month.
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Moon
Gee wrote: If you’re going to spend $15 per month, then the Rogers plan is Best. $180 per year, free evenings and weekends 100 daytime minutes for the entire year and unlimited SMS

http://communityforums.rogers.com/t5/Pa ... d-p/400290

TBayTel is the best. It is $100 per year top up and $10 for 5000 outgoing messages. If you use less than that you’re not spending $10 every month.
Rogers used to sell this plan for 120 per year. I wish that they still did.
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jaggu2001 wrote: Rogers used to sell this plan for 120 per year. I wish that they still did.
True. But when it was $120, it was either calls or SMS. Not both. They bumped the price and offers both calling and SMS and it’s cheaper than the other $15 guys
Deal Addict
Jul 29, 2014
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Since OP didn't bother to detail their quantity of texting or quantity or timing of their voice calls, you have no idea what is "best" for OP. None of us do.

Gee wrote: If you’re going to spend $15 per month, then the Rogers plan is Best. $180 per year, free evenings and weekends 100 daytime minutes for the entire year and unlimited SMS

http://communityforums.rogers.com/t5/Pa ... d-p/400290

TBayTel is the best. It is $100 per year top up and $10 for 5000 outgoing messages. If you use less than that you’re not spending $10 every month.
GRAMMAR: The difference between "Feeling you're nuts." and "Feeling your nuts."
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treasureseeker3 wrote: Since OP didn't bother to detail their quantity of texting or quantity or timing of their voice calls, you have no idea what is "best" for OP. None of us do.
You're right. If he sends more than 5000 SMS every month, then my suggestion is not the best one. Paying $15 for unlimited is probably a better solution.
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Sep 23, 2013
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Eli2015 wrote: is there a plan (prepaid or not) for text message only ? I dont want the voice mail at all. People shouldnt be able to leave a vm.Anything like this available in Canada ?Thanks
I have to assume you (as Torontonian) have wifi at home and/or office. There are VOIP plan like Textmeup which costs you nothing for texting. People calling you on the textmeup number can leave you message too.

But if you are the rare exception (zero wifi at all), then the above (other forum gurus) suggestions work
Daniel

Fido $0 3Gb LTE + overage plan until Feb 2019
[OP]
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May 30, 2015
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Toronto, ON
treasureseeker3 wrote: Since OP didn't bother to detail their quantity of texting or quantity or timing of their voice calls, you have no idea what is "best" for OP. None of us do.

a few texts a month max and no call at all, I already have an unlimited Canada wide plan. Im retiring that number but I may need it to recover some passwords that I have forgot to make the switch. Ill probably keep it a few months.

Thanks everyone even though Im still not decided yet :)
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I would just go with Speakout

You probably won't need much more than $25/year
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Eli2015 wrote: Im retiring that number but I may need it to recover some passwords that I have forgot to make the switch. Ill probably keep it a few months.
treasureseeker3 wrote: I would just go with Speakout
And you should be able to port the # you are retiring to Speakout. You will have to buy a Speakout sim @ $10 pick up in store.

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