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Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Using data add-on with "no data" plan

If I buy a plan with the "no data" option but purchase a data add-on, will I be able to use the data add-on?

Mayor / Maire

Re: Using data add-on with "no data" plan


@davepizzapublic wrote:

If I buy a plan with the "no data" option but purchase a data add-on, will I be able to use the data add-on?


@davepizzapublicYes as long as the accout is active and in good standing.

 

Many users choose to go your route and use a limited talk/text base plan (50 minutes + 50 texts) at $10 per 30 days then purchase add on minutes / data a couple times a year as they need them. Saves a great deal of money for those that use less data and do not text often.

Mayor / Maire

Re: Using data add-on with "no data" plan


@davepizzapublic wrote:

If I buy a plan with the "no data" option but purchase a data add-on, will I be able to use the data add-on?


As above and it'll be in full LTE.

Mayor / Maire

Re: Using data add-on with "no data" plan


@z10user4 wrote:

@davepizzapublic wrote:

If I buy a plan with the "no data" option but purchase a data add-on, will I be able to use the data add-on?


As above and it'll be in full LTE.


@davepizzapublicDo not try to use a speed test. If you buy the 200mb data-add on you can use your entire data in 1 speed test.

 

Also try to hook up to wifi before buying the add-on if you have not used data in a while, what might happen is your phone if it has been away from data for a while use up all of your data in a matter of minutes to do updates. If you have no wifi- go to mcdonalds or home depot or tim hortons pretty much any store and hook up to their wifi even outside when they are closed Smiley Wink

Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: Using data add-on with "no data" plan

Oh really, talk with the $10 base plan too? So to confirm I am understanding, I can still make calls with the "no talk" option if I simply buy long distance minutes?

Mayor / Maire

Re: Using data add-on with "no data" plan


@davepizzapublic wrote:

Oh really, talk with the $10 base plan too? So to confirm I am understanding, I can still make calls with the "no talk" option if I simply buy long distance minutes?


No! That's not what you first asked.

Jeez. I gotta stop.

You need talk to get long distance add-ons.

Technically you need to have talk for any roaming add-ons but that is apparently not true in actuality.

Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: Using data add-on with "no data" plan

Correct, it's not what I asked, but I found the quote in the first answer "Many users choose to go your route and use a base plan as low as $10 per 30 days then purchase add on minutes / data a couple times a year" to be surprising as that seemed to imply I could get talk with a $10 plan. I am new to the service, so I wasn't sure.

Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: Using data add-on with "no data" plan


@davepizzapublic wrote:

If I buy a plan with the "no data" option but purchase a data add-on, will I be able to use the data add-on?


Yes, you can.  The data add-on is expensive.  $30 for 1GB data.  I understand that the unused data can be roll over to next month.

 

How much data are you using in a month?

Mayor / Maire

Re: Using data add-on with "no data" plan


@davepizzapublic wrote:

Correct, it's not what I asked, but I found the quote in the first answer "Many users choose to go your route and use a base plan as low as $10 per 30 days then purchase add on minutes / data a couple times a year" to be surprising as that seemed to imply I could get talk with a $10 plan. I am new to the service, so I wasn't sure.


There are talk plans and there are data-only plans. You can't do any talking with a data-only plan.

The $10 plan is the only limited-minute talk plan. You can get data and long distance add-ons with all plans except not long distance with a data-only plan.

You buy the add-ons once and consume them over time until done.

Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: Using data add-on with "no data" plan


@z10user4 wrote:

@davepizzapublic wrote:

Correct, it's not what I asked, but I found the quote in the first answer "Many users choose to go your route and use a base plan as low as $10 per 30 days then purchase add on minutes / data a couple times a year" to be surprising as that seemed to imply I could get talk with a $10 plan. I am new to the service, so I wasn't sure.


There are talk plans and there are data-only plans. You can't do any talking with a data-only plan.

The $10 plan is the only limited-minute talk plan. You can get data and long distance add-ons with it.

You buy the add-ons once and consume them over time until done.


The only drawback with the $10 50 minutes/50 outgoing+unlimited incoming text messages plan is that you cannot add more outgoing text messages because there is no text message add-on whcih you can purchase.