I did a bit more digging as I was just curious. This is chatr 25 plan as of now. Lucky mobile similar as well. I suppose things could still change though
Very intriguing they allow data to be used even after your main plan data without needing an add-on. Very slow speeds, but no increased nickel and diming you for it
Still marketed as Canada wide/international text
I'm really trying to find out PM endgame with this honestly, especially if others do not follow suit
I'm grateful I'm on the already grandfathered 30$ 2gb Canada wide plan... But i do like to keep my options open should my needs change. But with this coming I got curious and dug a little deeper anyway...
@Pawprints1986 yes, seems like koodo and PM are the leaders in changing from National Calling to Provincial Calling 😞 , let's see if they will be setting the standard for others to follow. Of course, I hope it's a fail attempt and they will change back.
I think Chartr always has that reduced speed data, sadly, PM never follow 😞
Since you locked in your plan change to the $25 plan before the increase, you will be grandfathered-in, and your plan will not increase to $30 for as long as you don't change the plan again...
@softech I also really hope it flops... Bad business move altogether
All of a sudden we cannot call anyone. Not even in our province
Are you on one of the "old" province wide calling plans from a few years ago? If so, I believe at least one other person with one of those plans has reported they could not make local calls either since a week or so before these new plans were announced (about 2 weeks ago)
The workaround is to add a $5/500min Canada wide long distance add-on or switch to one of the current plans, but definitely rattle some chains by opening a ticket with the moderators!
Wow, so practically all new clients in the Ottawa-Gatineau area (or any two cities that are very close but in different provinces) will be FORCED to pay an extra $5 a month just so they can call a city that is mere kilometers away instead of racking up a long distance bill. This is nonsense, it's a money grab touted as a sale. I really hate the big three, they have way too much power over an infrastructure that is critical and essential.
Wow, so practically all new clients in the Ottawa-Gatineau area (or any two cities that are very close but in different provinces) will be FORCED to pay an extra $5 a month just so they can call a city that is mere kilometers away instead of racking up a long distance bill.
Yeah, it could also be entertaining for cities that literally straddle a provincial border... like Lloydminster, SK/AB..
So the basic premise still applies... if you will call out-of-province more than 500 minutes per month, pay the extra $5 for the Canada wide plan. If less, buy a 500 min Canada-wide add on at 1c that never expires. you're not "forced" to always pay an extra $5 every month because of this. Also, incoming calls are always included, so you have control of your outgoing calls, and can choose to use alternate means for an outgoing call (Home line, VoIP/TextNow etc)
I’m not too happy with this but I’m guessing that robelus will all follow suit. It seems they all do the same thing and there is no competition on plans. It feels like a monopoly between all the carriers to keep all plans the same. Seems like they all get together and offer the same plans.