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Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Wishing for unlimited data

 


@srlawren wrote:

@smp99 wrote:

Even Chatr prepaid has unlimited data at 64kbs once you use up your data allotment. I tested this for a month on a $25 data only plan


@smp9964kbps?  I haven't had anything that slow since 1998 when I left dialup behind for cable internet.  2G data speeds might have been fine when people had feature phones that used WAP for browsing a few kb per page, but even mobile-optimized sites in 2019 would be essentially unusable at 64kbps.  I guess you could use it for the occasional email or WhatsApp message but it would be so painful that I think I'd literally prefer to have the data just stop, as it does today.  


I guess the smartest thing would be to supply the speed adequate enough to load the account page and order a block of top up dataSmiley Happy

Well I would love it and it would make it a bit easier to convert chatr and freedom users. It is definitely a nice big bonus they have. Freedom slows it down to 256 kbps and many users claim that it doesn't kick in right away and they actually get almost another g of data at the full speed.I  really wouldn't know as I never went over with them, but it was nice not too worry about it

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Wishing for unlimited data

It will take a long while before something like "Reliance Jio" happens here in Canada.

 

Compared to global standards, mobile services in India were/are not as costly (although it could be to those in the country, depending on income, etc.). But the launch of Reliance Jio—a VoLTE-only telecom service owned by magnate Mukesh Ambani—absolutely shredded the competition. I'd like to think the word "disruptive" tends to be thrown around a lot these days, but Jio definitely was disruptive. Unlimited calls, unlimited texts and near-unlimited data (with a fair usage policy aka FUP or daily capped limit such as 2.5GB per day for 30 days) in a PAYG model which was soon followed by postpaid. Overnight, roaming became a thing of the past. One country, one plan. What's more - for those on dated or non-VoLTE devices, my HTC One M7 for instance (it was a 4G device but not VoLTE-ready), there was an app that helped them join the party pronto.

 

While I am not saying Jio is reaping profits already (they only formally launched late-2016 iirc), it is heading in the right direction with people either porting or ensuring they get themselves a Jio connection.

 

I think this won't be possible here in Canada just yet because (correct me if I am wrong) competition laws are stricter and, more importantly, not as many people. Quite frankly, when I first looked up mobile plans before moving here (Big 3; got to know about MVNOs later as I researched), I was given a realty check! Smiley LOL

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Wishing for unlimited data

It would be nice but it ain't gonna happen, at least not for a very very long time (if it does) but i don't see why they can't give us better deals like 20 gig plans for 50 bucks. 

Re: Wishing for unlimited data


@Colinh90 wrote:

It would be nice but it ain't gonna happen, at least not for a very very long time (if it does) but i don't see why they can't give us better deals like 20 gig plans for 50 bucks. 


It's a no-frills provider.  That is why you will not see a 20 gig plan for $50 here.  Go to Freedom, if they work where you wish to use your phone if you dearly need that much data.

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Wishing for unlimited data

Nobody every needs that much data but sure would be nice to not worry about your data. My hydro went out once for 4 days I was board played on jh iPad and my phone and my BF streamed through me. I had to buy more data and I have 8G 🤷‍♀️😁

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Wishing for unlimited data

i was with freedom till the 23rd of last month, i switched because freedom's network got umbareble  during the last few months that i was with them. sure, im not getting 13gigs for 65 anymore but atleast i have better service overall.

Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Wishing for unlimited data

Rogers is gonna offer unlimited data starting tomorrow, i just read that on mobilesyrup

Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Wishing for unlimited data


@coolvehiclefan wrote:

Rogers is gonna offer unlimited data starting tomorrow, i just read that on mobilesyrup


So who's ready for 5k planSmiley Happy

Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Wishing for unlimited data

Wind used to have unlimited talk,text and  data for $40 but were sold to Freedom Mobile which is now owned by Shaw. Public Mobile had a deal a few months back unlimited talk and text Canada wide with 5 Gigs of data 

Re: Wishing for unlimited data


@Felixbthe1 wrote:

Wind used to have unlimited talk,text and  data for $40 but were sold to Freedom Mobile which is now owned by Shaw. Public Mobile had a deal a few months back unlimited talk and text Canada wide with 5 Gigs of data 


Freedom Mobile still does have "unlimited" data plans with talk and text for about the same price, and at even lower prices. They just don't agresively advertise the data as unlimited compared to old days.

 

Public Mobile still does have that plan with 5GB of data.