BEST plan Canada iPhone 4s

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by HJ24, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. HJ24 macrumors regular

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    Hey i just got a unlocked iphone 4s and wanted to know what people usually pay for their plans, i'm looking to sign a MAX contract term of 1 year no more....commitment issues. Also please post any suggestions for cheap plans, i'm not much of a data user so under 500mb would be fine.

    unlimited texting would be a must :D

    Thanks
     
  2. Fynd macrumors 6502

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    If you aren't currently committed you might have some luck negotiating something through a carrier, as you have all the leverage there and they'd love your business. That being said 1 year might make it tough.

    I currently pay.. 48$ a month for:

    350 minutes, 5pm evenings, unlimited weekends
    6GB Data
    Caller ID, all those features like that...
    Unlimited texts

    This plan was originally like 84$ or something, but i called retentions last year and negotiated some discounts and bonuses to extend another 3 years.
     
  3. yourtoys7 macrumors 6502a

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    I was paying 49. after discounts, but with new iPhone 4S the would not batch at all, I got 50min. more and now my bill is 60., still good, but far from last package.
     
  4. CdnMacJen macrumors member

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    So to the last two posters, who is your provider!?! Telus? Bell? Rogers? Fido? Virgin?

    I'm with Fido, and here's my current costs:

    iPhone Plan 60.00
    Call Display w/Name Display 6.00
    Minute Tracker 0.00
    250 Weekday Minutes 0.00
    iPhone Data Access 500 MB 0.00
    Fido/Rogers Hotspot Access 0.00
    Unlimited Evenings/Weekends0.00
    Unl. text messages 0.00
    Visual Voicemail 0.00
    Total before taxes: $66.25
    GST (862395381 RT0001) 3.31

    Total for Fido: $69.56

    Plus, any SMS + photo = $0.50

    However, I'm currently not on contract, so I'd like to hear more from other network users, to see if I can get more for less.
     
  5. Yofi macrumors member

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    Go for the Virgin Mobile or Telus promotions! I think they each have one that's like $70 for a bunch of goodies including 6 GB of data, more than you're likely to find anywhere else for a reasonable price. Otherwise, definitely go through retentions if you want to keep your current provider. That's what I did; I compared Fido's plan point by point with the Telus promotion with customer service and told them I was signing up with Telus if they didn't offer me something competitive. For $65/mo. they gave me 3 GB, 200 minutes, free incoming calls, free evenings and weekends from 5 pm, free international texting, and free caller ID. :) Still not as good as that $48 plan mentioned earlier but I'm satisfied.
     
  6. Avengment macrumors newbie

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    This is from Apple's Canada website:

    The unlocked iPhone includes all the features of iPhone but without a contract commitment. You can activate and use it on the supported GSM wireless network of your choice.* The unlocked iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S will not work with CDMA-based carriers.

    Now doesn't that mean carriers like Telus and Bell are out? What are we left with then? Robbers and Fido? I bought an unlocked 4S as Ive had service problems with rogers for years and they always blame the hardware (3 3gs's later and I still get no 3G coverage while inside a building in Kelowna). If the 4s is displaying the same problems once I get it tomorrow I am going to be fighting rogers to let me out of my contract. Makes no sense why I'm paying for a service they don't provide, while a friend will be sitting beside me and be getting full bars.
     
  7. usman.rz macrumors member

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    Telus and Bell both support UMTS/HSPA 850MHz and 1900MHz ie. your iPhone will work fine.

     
  8. ccolaco macrumors 6502

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    Best bet is to call Rogers and try and pry something from them. Heres the plan I use on my iPhone:

    200 weekday min
    Unld. eve/weekends after 6pm
    Unld. Network calling (rogers, fido & rogers home phone)
    Unld. Incoming calls
    1GB Data
    2500 texts
    Call Display
    Voicemail

    $47 tax in.
     
  9. HJ24 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Your plan sounds perfect for me. I'm gonna definitely try to negotiate with a bunch of these companies. Thanks
     

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