Canadian iPhone PLANS

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by HJ24, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. HJ24 macrumors regular

    Oct 14, 2011
    Post your carrier and what plan you have/are planning to get with either unlocked or locked iPhone 5.

    Any advice on how to negotiate a new plan for unlocked phone?
  2. ShaolinX macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2012
    With a factory unlocked phone (which is what I also ordered), you have the ability to go month to month, so you have more bargaining power/leverage since you can switch at any time. Also, they may give some small discount since you are bringing your own phone (but don't quote me on that one). Make sure to get caller id/voicemail included if it's not already. Read the fine print on the deals prior to dealing with each carrier at their kiosk -- I'll take next week to head to the mall and check out each kiosk, see what the pitch is.

    The big 3 cartel introduced their $70+ plans -- which are ridiculous and extortionary. Unfortunately, Telus from what I can see offers the most comprehensive. Virgin and Koodo (subsidiary of Telus) also have similarly priced plans. Fido, which is Rogers owned, will allegedly release their plan details next week. Koodo's promo plan is slightly cheaper but only includes 150 anytime minutes. The data cap on Fido is pretty low, but the current promo plans are substantially cheaper with more anytime minutes (limited to local calling area only).

    I'm still undecided myself. Like most conscientious Canadians, I hate the collusion however and I'm loathe to fork over money to any of the big 3. :mad: I certainly wish Wind or Mobilicity could carry iPhone support.
  3. HJ24 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 14, 2011
    I've heard that if you call instead, they can adjust plans for your needs which the kiosk/stores do not have the authority too. Does anyone know which carrier has the best coverage for LTE in southern Ontario?
  4. Prabz26 macrumors regular


    Mar 20, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    350 minutes - 6pm evenings & Weekends
    6GB Data
    CD & Basic VM
    2500 texts

    Rogers retention plan
    $55 before tax
  5. draz macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2010
    Telus is biggest:

    Bell is second (but not far behind Telus as usual):

    Rogers is third:

    It really depends on where you live and travel. Eg: Bell and Telus have coverage right up the 400 from Toronto to Barrie. Rogers does not but they do have Niagara Falls covered which Bell and Telus do not have.
  6. MVallee macrumors 6502a


    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    I'm with Virgin.

    200 anytime minutes
    6pm evenings and weekends
    Unlimited calling to 10 numbers Canada wide
    Unlimited text and picture messaging to Canada and international
    1GB data
    Call display and voicemail
    $65+ tax
  7. Mutherluver macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2012
    just copy and pasted this from my bell account site:

    My plan

    Fab 10 Promo 70 - 36M
    Unlimited nights (9 p.m. - 7 a.m.) and weekends (9 p.m. Fri - 7 a.m. Mon)
    Conference Calling and Call Waiting
    200 anytime local minutes
    Unlimited nights (9 p.m. - 7 a.m.) and weekends (9 p.m. Friday - 7 a.m. Monday)
    National Fab 10 - Text & Talk
    Text Messaging - Unlimited Package
    Unlimited Picture and Video Messaging
    Email & Internet 6GB
    Basic Long Distance Rate

    70 bucks before taxes. not great but not bad either. Wish we has an unlimited data option, or at least 10 gigs.
  8. enfield macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2010


    250 daytime minutes (8am to 5pm on weekdays)
    Unlimited 5pm to 8am & unlimited weekends
    Unlimited incoming
    Canada Wide calling
    Unlimited worldwide texts & MMS
    6GB data
    Caller ID, Voicemail
  9. pgiguere1 macrumors 68020


    May 28, 2009
    Montreal, Canada

    150 weekdays minutes (evening at 6PM)
    Unlimited text messages
    Visual voicemail and caller ID
    500MB data


    +5$ per extra 500MB of data
  10. dtbratt, Sep 16, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2012

    dtbratt macrumors 6502


    Feb 6, 2011
    Amherstburg, ON

    Unlimited Canada-Wide Calling.
    Unlimited Texting/Pic/Vid Messaging
    6GB Data
    Caller ID & VM

    Would be $90. I pay $75+tax with discounts.
  11. abz786 macrumors 6502

    Sep 1, 2007
    Alberta, Canada

    150 + 100 Bonus Day Time Minutes
    UL NA/INTL Text/Video/Picture Messages
    UL Incoming Calls
    UL Evenings and Weekends 6pm
    UL Network Calling (Rogers to Rogers, Rogers to Fido)
    1000 CDN Long Distance
    iPhone Value Pack - VVM, CID, Name Display etc
    6GB LTE Data Plan + Blackberry BIS Add On

    $65 + GST.
  12. Steel28 macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2010
    amazing plan, here's my below but yours sounds very good.

    My Rogers Plan:

    Unlimited Voice & Text Plan
    Unlimited Local Calling Mins
    Unltd Cdn & US Text Messages
    Unlimited Canada/US LD Calling
    iPhone Value Pack + Vvmail
    6GB data

    $82.13/mth +tax. Too much?
  13. dtbratt macrumors 6502


    Feb 6, 2011
    Amherstburg, ON
    Still not bad for Unlimited Canada Calling. These carriers just need to make our county a local calling area. Thats why I went with Virgin. Easy plan with Unlimited Canada-Wide calling.
  14. Steel28 macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2010
    Yeah, I do have daily calls with US and unlimited US calling is also a bonus.

    Might try to get some more credits and reduce it to below $70.
  15. dtbratt macrumors 6502


    Feb 6, 2011
    Amherstburg, ON
    Oh yeah. The US calling is a bonus. I pay $20 a year for US calling with Skype and use the Skype iOS App. Which should work even better once on LTE!
  16. trekkie604 macrumors 65816


    Feb 25, 2008
    Vancouver, Canada
    Fido - $65 + tax

    Unlimited Anytime
    Unlimited Can/US SMS
    6GB Data

    Bought an unlocked 32GB iPhone 5.
  17. Brad Smith macrumors regular

    Oct 13, 2003
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    How do you have that one? Mine is the same, but it's costing me about $106 after tax.
  18. LYFK macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2007
    Fido - 6GB Promo Plan $60 + $15 addons

    - 300 Daytime (local)
    - Evenings/Weekends starting at 5pm
    - Unlimited incoming calls
    - Unlimited international SMS (no MMS)
    - 6GB data included

    -addons for mms, long distance, voicemail, callerID
  19. Steel28 macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2010
    Hmm, after looking at your plans I think I'll keep mine. Took me a lot of calling to CSR to get it.
  20. charliehustle macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2009
    thats really good, I got the same plan except I'm paying 15 bucks a month for the iPhone value pack, but the 82.13 is fees and taxes included, so I'm paying just under a 100

    If I didn't need the US long distance I'm sure I could drop the price but I need it.
  21. terriyaki macrumors 6502a

    Aug 4, 2005

    I have the same plan. I love it. I just wish Koodo had Visual Voicemail.
  22. ccwestcliff macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2012
    Toronto, ON
    SpeakOut Wireless (Rogers) Prepaid:

    $10 / month for unlimited 3G data
    ca $5 / month for additional talk and text (25ct minute / text)

    Have this running on wife's iPhone 4, my iPhone 5 and my iPad (data only obviously) - very happy since Spring this year!

    And the best thing: I am FREE of contracts :D
  23. Binarymix macrumors 65816

    Nov 1, 2007
    I'm paying $115 a month for:

    6gb data
    350 daytime minutes
    Unlimited evenings (after 6pm)/weekends
    iPhone extras/CID

    I know I'm getting ripped, been paying this for years, and now I'm out of contract. How do I go about getting a deal?

    This is with Rogers.
  24. JS82712 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 1, 2009
    200 minutes
    Unlimited Evenings & Weekends 6 pm
    MY10 Canada-Wide Unlimited
    Unlimited MMS SMS
    Visual Voice Mail

    $60 + tax
  25. unobtainium macrumors 68020

    Mar 27, 2011
    Phone Rogers, and tell them you want to cancel. They will transfer you to the retentions department. You can bargain with them to get a better plan in order to keep your business. You really are getting ripped off right now.

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