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HALIMACS
Mayor / Maire

Re: When does the $5 off for Canadawide plans end?

Right on,  @esjliv makes sense. 👍

 

Thought for a sec you might have perceived canada-wide might no longer be available, clearly you meant at the limited-time offer pricing.  

 

I agree it is quite surprising that has gone on for 7 weeks now ... I think it's exceeded most people's perceptions on duration.

G6
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: When does the $5 off for Canadawide plans end?


@darlicious wrote:

@G6 

Do you need the extra data? The $5/500min canada wide calling add on has over 8 hours of talk time. Will you need more than that? That would make your plan $20 ($15+$5) and if you don't use all 500 minutes it will just keep rolling over every month.....keeping your plan at $15 until you completely consume all 500 minutes. So if you only use an extra 100 minutes a month it will average out to $16 per month. If your $15 plan is already the canada wide one if you change it to the $25 plan you won't get it back....currently you are grandfathered into that plan. They may never raise the price.....but I don't think the $15 canada wide plan is going to come back....keep it if you can.

 

Just download the fongo app and you can even call using mobile data when you're not on wifi. 1 calling minute uses 0.5mb of data. (250mb=500 min)


Its not a bad workaround but i do need over 500 minutes a month and my current number needs to show up in the call display.

So i might end up paying an extra $10/month which is hte same as the $25 plan but having to do it manually then hitting the cap if i'm not keeping my eye on it.

G6
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: When does the $5 off for Canadawide plans end?


@Spudster wrote:

@G6 

 

Try using Duo voice/video calling or FaceTime.


Doesn't work to call old school landlines

G6
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: When does the $5 off for Canadawide plans end?


@BearFBI wrote:

@G6 You can use Fongo. It's simmaler to Hangouts calling and it's free. Has canada wide calling as well.

 

You could also just buy the Canada wide 5$ calling addon and top up as you need it.


For some reason Fongo's call quality is just poor, while Hangouts was fine.

I tried everything i could think of to fix it and played with every setting in Fongo and my modem/router but gave up when it could not be fixed. It works but not great.

Makes no sense but hard to argue with real life experience

G6
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: When does the $5 off for Canadawide plans end?


@HALIMACS wrote:

@G6 

 

I like the point made by @darlicious  with respect to purchasing the added minutes that's your primary reason for upgrading.

 

Something else you may do:  You can schedule a plan change to the $25 plan to occur on your next renewal, and in the interim if you determine you no longer need the $25 plan, just simply go into your plan change tab and remove the scheduled plan change.


I think i will schedule it, i assume that when i click on new plan in my profile it will give the option to pick the effective date?

G6
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: When does the $5 off for Canadawide plans end?

I had a look and it has the option to "Change on next renewal date".

Also are there any promo codes right now?

Re: When does the $5 off for Canadawide plans end?


@G6 wrote:

I had a look and it has the option to "Change on next renewal date".

Also are there any promo codes right now?


A renewal date can't be picked unless you perform an immediate change, and even then, it's based on the date that you choose to perform that change. Howvever, you won't want to usually do that because you'll lose whatever you arlready paid and the remaining time left in the billing cycle for that plan.

 

There are currently no promo codes available for existing customers who are changing plans.

darlicious
Mayor / Maire

Re: When does the $5 off for Canadawide plans end?

@G6 

 Wow that is a lot of canada wide talk....I take it for business so you are probably averaging 60 minutes a day. You could use the work arounds for personal calls but yes you would probably be better off with the $25 plan. I would give it a month test of monitoring outgoing call usage but would immediately schedule a plan change on next renewal. Then about an hour before renewal if you want to keep the $15 plan cancel it and then schedule it again 3 or 4 hours later once renewed. To speed up that process.....manually topping up so you are not waiting for autopay to charge your card would shorten that wait time. This way you are pretty much ensured you can get the canada wide calling plan at $25 (except for that 3 or 4 hours during renewal but its unlikely or very unlucky if pm put the $5 increase in force at midnight eastern.)

G6
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: When does the $5 off for Canadawide plans end?


@darlicious wrote:

@G6 

 Wow that is a lot of canada wide talk....I take it for business so you are probably averaging 60 minutes a day. You could use the work arounds for personal calls but yes you would probably be better off with the $25 plan. I would give it a month test of monitoring outgoing call usage but would immediately schedule a plan change on next renewal. Then about an hour before renewal if you want to keep the $15 plan cancel it and then schedule it again 3 or 4 hours later once renewed. To speed up that process.....manually topping up so you are not waiting for autopay to charge your card would shorten that wait time. This way you are pretty much ensured you can get the canada wide calling plan at $25 (except for that 3 or 4 hours during renewal but its unlikely or very unlucky if pm put the $5 increase in force at midnight eastern.)


My renewal is the 9th of April.

Not business but covid plus other obligations and people who don't text add to the minutes.

 

How does this renewal work, done at midnight EST?

darlicious
Mayor / Maire

Re: When does the $5 off for Canadawide plans end?

@G6 

Yes. Your plan will show expired at 9pm et. It will show suspended at 12am et and you will see your plan data counter and minute  counter reset. Between midnight and 2 am your rewards will be applied and at 2 am et your payment will be taken from your balance or autopay will kick in but autopay can be delayed sometimes up to 6 hours or not at all like the system failure on Friday. So if you wanted to schedule and cancel "last minute" ( I wouldn't cancel past 11:45 pm et.) manually topping up would be best....then once you see the payment for your plan debited from your balance in your payment history you could reschedule the plan change on next renewal to save the plan/price while you test out your usage.

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