I haven’t checked out or kept up with what other providers have done, the only thing I’ve heard was home internet providers removing limits on the amount of data per month to allow for working from home etc. But as soon as service level on the $15 plan gets bumped towards the same as the $40 or $50 plan it quickly becomes unfair to those willing to pay for the higher service level.
All companies are going to be hurting to various degrees because of this and soon. Certainly not telecoms anywhere near to the extent that airlines, hotels, cruise lines and now restaurants, bars, theatres etc etc will be hurting. Some companies are going to go bankrupt before this is over as well. So who decides what companies should give out for free and what they shouldn’t be expected to hand out?
In this case, there is a simple solution to keep costs down, call the 800 number. That is why most of us are here, to keep costs down by doing things ourselves including finding less expensive ways to use a cell phone on a budget.
As always, JMHO....
Maybe it is only a matter of time before the Canadian companies give relief for cell phone usage during the covid pandemic like the US has started doing:
Coronavirus: What Cell Phone & Internet Service Providers Are Doing
If you need wifi to save data on your cell phone and live in western Canada:
Shaw Communications Inc. announced it is providing free access to Shaw Go WiFi – Canada’s largest WiFi network – across Western Canada. Shaw will give everyone complimentary and unrestricted access to Shaw Go WiFi network hotspots regardless of whether or not they’re a Shaw customer.
Granted the Telus wifi network just as large as Shaws, but Telus always gives access to anyone, not just their own customers like Shaw normally does. Just saying.....
I had no idea that they would roll-over. That is great news! Thank you for your reply.
Yes, all PM add ons except the 10 day US Roaming add ons roll over until everything in them, data or minutes has been consumed. So if just a little is needed, putting an add on onto your account makes it a good insurance policy that can last quite a number of months, maybe even years.
@smiley3 Don't all calls use up minutes (if not on an unlimited plan), whether toll free or not?
@smiley3Don't all calls use up minutes (if not on an unlimited plan), whether toll free or not?
Semantics.:) Yes "all calls use up minutes". But not all calls consume countable minutes. Toll frees and calls that drop to voicemail don't.
I'll grant that some of this may not be official and subject to change at any time without notice.
On the $15 plan.
As mentioned try the 800 number whenever possible.
Best practice is to always have the $5 500 minutes add on, ready to back you up. They don’t expire.