Bright side of RFD: Often find good deal
Dark side of RFD: Tons of stuff that I don't need but still got them because of RFD
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You will get this deal only if you are adding a 3rd line and beyond.
Aug 26th, 2021 9:02 pm
Ahh alright..appreciate the update! I will go into a store to check out the promos then.theganguly wrote: ↑ OP here.
I tried yesterday via chat and they couldn't offer the $10 credit. They offered $5 to bring it down to $45. they were even willing to throw in a one time $50 credit but they couldn't bring the plan price down. I said I might as well take my existing virgin line to Fido since Fido is offering it.
Virgin loyalty called me today as a follow-up and even they couldn't offer this plan.
Then, it struck me. When I called Costco wireless yesterday to ask if they could give Fido plan, they had told me that only Fido corporate owned stores could offer that. So I called the nearest Virgin location (corporate owned i.e. non third party) and they gladly confirmed over phone that they are offering this promo (I did have to go in to activate though).
Aug 26th, 2021 9:14 pm
I don’t get this - if virgin is on bell network, would it not be 5g also (based on coverage map)StarStrike wrote: ↑ Telus if you're looking for 5G service. If you value unlimited international texting and 1000 LD minutes to select countries more, then Fido or Virgin. But remember that in order to get the $45 for 25GB, you have to port to Freedom (I don't believe they'll give you that offer for any other carrier).
Aug 26th, 2021 9:27 pm
Fido, Koodo and Virgin are all limited to 4G. Only select plans from Rogers, Telus and Bell are 5G.
Aug 26th, 2021 9:49 pm
All your lines are in BYOP? What phones are using?Dexter25 wrote: ↑ I switched 3 lines from Fido to Virgin last year and switched the 4th one today for this deal ($35 for 10GB).
Service has been pretty good, I live in Alberta.
If you want to switch, wait for deals near black friday with "The Mobile shop" its in superstore. They have points offers which can be applied to actual phone tabs (walmart doesn't allow for that) that reduces either your monthly phone cost or your upfront phone cost. Near black friday you should be able to get a good deal on an Iphone 12.
But if you don't need a phone then this is a pretty good deal, I've seen some other threads about a $45 25gb plan as well but thats YMMV.
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To add to that, no carrier in Canada today actually has "true" 5G.
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When you can literally use up your data limit in seconds on 4g... why do we even need 5g?thecomputer wrote: ↑ To add to that, no carrier in Canada today actually has "true" 5G.
Rogers, Telus and Bell's "5G" currently operates on low band 5G frequencies which is basically just like adding one more 4G channel to the existing 4G network. Only recently did the 3500 MHz spectrum auction by Government of Canada allow them to start building out the mid band 5G aka sub-6GHz. And we're still ways away from the high band mmWave auction that is the true 5G in metro areas that everyone really talks about with 5 Gb/s speeds and 1 ms latency promises.
Finally, it's even worst if you've got an iPhone because the latest iPhone 12 models in Canada don't even have the hardware to support mid band 5G.
So, in my opinion, it's not worth the money to really care about 5G in Canada today. It's still 6-12 months out for most people.
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