Long Distance Minutes or Unlimited Text Messages

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by EnchantedPlague, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. EnchantedPlague macrumors member

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    So my current plan for my iPhone is as follows:

    250 anytime minutes
    Unlimited Incoming/Evening/Weekends (E/W at 7pm)
    100 long distance minutes
    2500 text
    Caller ID
    Voicemail
    6GB data


    For no extra cost, I could change it to:

    Unlimited Incoming/Outgoing
    Unlimited text
    Caller ID
    Voicemail
    6GB data

    What do you guys think, keep my plan or change it (both are $55 a month)?
     
  2. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Well how often do you use long distance calling? For the same price your getting unlimited minutes and unlimited texting. I don't really use minutes I text more but it seems to be the better deal if you are a talker and even a heavy texted.
     
  3. SilvorX macrumors 68000

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    Are you Canadian? as this seems to be a very Canadian-sounding plan. If you're with Rogers, I'd get the 1000 Canadian LD minutes, keep 2500 SMS and see if they'll budge and give you the 1000LD for free? As your plan is basically what I have, only $5 cheaper (and with the 1000LD minutes)

    If not, do you generally get close to your 2500 SMS limit every month? Make many long distance calls? I would personally stay with original plan depending on usage - as for me I never go over daytime minutes ever, but unlimited local incoming/outgoing is still really sweet.
     
  4. EnchantedPlague thread starter macrumors member

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    Haha yea it is a Canadian plan, with Fido. I usually do reach the 2500 texts every month. I was also thinking that since skype works with the iPhone (and i subscribe to the phone service) I could just use that for long distance.
     
  5. iApples macrumors 65816

    iApples

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    I would say to go with the second plan. 100 minutes isn't a lot for long distance. I have Bell as a landline and they have a special service (I forgot the code for long distance but you can search it online) and they charge $0.03 a minute. For 100 minutes it would only cost you $3 and you only get charged if you actually use the minutes. If not it doesn't cost you anything. Not sure if you have Bell for a landline, or at all for that matter, but if you do.. This could be one thing that you could think about while making your decision.
     
  6. SilvorX macrumors 68000

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    Skype could be a good idea for just long distance, if so, get the unlimited local! You can always bug Fido's retentions/cancellations department and bs like how Wind/Mobilicity are offering much more (if you're in their coverage area).
     
  7. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Whoa, are you serious? The last time I worried about paying "long distance" was almost 10 years ago in college, I don't even think that concept really exists in the US anymore.
     
  8. iApples macrumors 65816

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    And he's not from the US.. Very helpful post.....
     
  9. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020

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  10. Rajani Isa macrumors 65816

    Rajani Isa

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    My appologies for my (apparent) countryman(?) - but I think Interstella there was just expressing shock at a cell phone plan with "Long Distance" on it. In the USA it's been several years, i think, since cellphone minutes became both local & National long distance minutes for us. Still have to pay International Long Distance.
     
  11. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    the US is the only country in the world.. duh :rolleyes:

    OP, speak with retentions (cancellation department) and tell them you'd like to cancel and go somewhere else. they will be more inclined to give you what you want at a reasonable price if you work with them. good luck.
     
  12. iApples macrumors 65816

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    I know seriously... Some American's are so full of it. Nothing else exists but where they live. I'll bet half of them don't even know where Canada is.
     
  13. anonymous6237 macrumors 6502

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    Of course we do. It's our hat. We could never forget that

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  14. iApples macrumors 65816

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  15. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    :)
    Thanks, I could have worded that a little better, but that's what I was going for.
     

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