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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 2009-11-13, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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I want a Iphone..... but with who???

I wont be using much data... I will use it mostly to have my "phone" with my mp3s and I love gadgets , now I don't need unlimited talk, cause I rarely go over 100min per month.... I don't have many friends that I talk to but would like to have the 5 friend thing NATIONWIDE so I can call home in NB for free...I Have to have caller id.. and send and get text and pics to about 4 other people with cell phones.. I wont be a data hog... (how much stuff can 500mb get you these days?) anyways.. I with telus now.. contract is over and they called... I looked over the plans and i am confused...... so I looked at rogers... and cant understand it there... went to Fido.. and I got more confused... bell... well I just glanced that site and I said never mind it will be easier to ask here instead... I would like to know who has the best plan for what I do... all the providers have service for where I usually go... Please help....
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post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old 2009-11-14, 09:44 PM
 
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Best place to look is each site - they all have specific plans for iphones, which are also similar to their voice+data plans for any smartphone. Theyre quite similar across all carriers.. all include 500MB for the base plan:

Bell $45 + ~$7 SAF

Telus $50 , no SAF

Rogers $50 + ~$3 GRRF

Fido $65, no SAF

Fido is bit different as it doesnt give those bonus options to choose from, but does have UL txt,mms and VVM included.

Bell, Telus, Rogers all have evenings at 9 as opposed to 7pm with Fido. Bell, Telus have 150 daytime minutes while Rogers gives 200 daytime. Also, from the bonus choices, the Fab5/MY5 for Bell and Telus are for local calls/txt, while Rogers MY5 option is nationwide. As well, for Caller ID i think its about $7 on any carrier..

Hope this helps... By the way, i found this from spending 1 minute on each site.. its really not that confusing is it?
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post #3 of 36 (permalink) Old 2009-11-15, 01:10 PM
 
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over 150 views and no one can help?
Well it looks like you first need to help yourself and spend a few minutes on each provider's web site to browse their packages and deals. Once you've done that, then you could ask specific questions and people would be glad to give you advice. There's a different between "helping" and "doing all the work for someone".
Browsing the links provided in the post above by "profets" is a great start in your search.

Picking a cell phone is usually a 3-step process:
1-select the phone
2-select the package
3-add options.

In my friend's recent case with Bell:
1-iPhone 32gig 3Gs 299$ with a 3-year plan
2-Combo 55$ per month 300mins, 1gig/month, 5 "free" phone numbers
3-Added the caller ID + voicemail package 12/month

The worst you can do in my opinion is to walk in a wireless provider's store without looking at their web site first. The first two sales person offered packages that were worse than the one displayed on their website. The first one offered 150mins + 500megs for about 60 a month. When we challenged him about the deals offered on Bell.ca, he first tried to push them aside, then ended up agreeing they were better deals and he could sign him up for that.
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post #4 of 36 (permalink) Old 2009-11-15, 04:20 PM
 
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I had the same problem, but I searched the two new providers and considered what I wanted.

I want:

A reasonable number of minutes
A data plan for email mostly, maybe a few webpages every now and then, but mostly email
Unlimited text messages
Caller ID

So, after a few minutes of looking, I found that I could get all of this with Telus. I selected the iPhone 50, picking double minutes (400 total minutes), 500MB of data and unlimted text with caller ID for $73.25 a month.

Just build a few plans on the websites (Bell, Telus, Rogers) and know what you're looking for before hand.
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post #5 of 36 (permalink) Old 2009-11-15, 04:42 PM
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One thing that may factor into your decision is network speed. My friend & I did a speedtest with our iPhones and the difference was staggering.

Mine is a Fido 3G, server was ~80km away:



His is a 3GS w/ Bell, server was way the heck in Michigan (sorry, don't have his image results):
Download: 3+ Mb/s
Ping: 330ms

Take it for what it's worth

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You'll use data for more than email (visual voice mail; apps) even if you are not browsing. That being said. I use my phone HEAVILY and I use less than 200mb most months.

Question for FIDO users: I'm looking at a second iPhone for my wife (I'm on Rogers) and saw that it asks you to add on caller ID with name display. Is this just adding the name display feature or will the visual voice mail not show a phone number otherwise?

Rogers upselled this to me too..

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post #7 of 36 (permalink) Old 2009-11-16, 01:53 PM
 
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You'll use data for more than email (visual voice mail; apps) even if you are not browsing. That being said. I use my phone HEAVILY and I use less than 200mb most months.

Question for FIDO users: I'm looking at a second iPhone for my wife (I'm on Rogers) and saw that it asks you to add on caller ID with name display. Is this just adding the name display feature or will the visual voice mail not show a phone number otherwise?

Rogers upselled this to me too..
I'm not sure if you can get caller ID without Name Display anymore.

On Rogers' site, under Individual Add Ons, Call Display and Name Display are shown as one item for $8.00 per month.
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My BlackBerry 8330 on Bell has simple phone number call display. The only way a name shows up is if the caller is already in my addressbook.
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You should be able to get Caller ID rolled into a 'value' pack of some sort that will give you texting and data also eg. Rogers has a few different kinds.

If you really love gadgets I think you will use more data than you think but not over 500mb unless you are always browsing, or using streaming audio/video often.

I would suggest you wait a few months if you can until we see newer Android OS based phones come, and also the new carriers. It should create more competition and lower prices.
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Looks like the OP won't come back to this thread
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If anybody else is wondering the same thing as the original poster, my advice is: if you can wait, wait until Rogers/Fido bring back the $30/6GB data package.
Nothing else matters. The iPhone is a data hog, and nothing beats this deal.
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post #12 of 36 (permalink) Old 2009-11-23, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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I will probably get it from Telus. sometime before Xmas.. its just easier for me... But watch,,,, I bet you in 3 months it will be cheeper... and then I will say %^%$$ to myself... lol
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post #13 of 36 (permalink) Old 2009-11-24, 01:02 AM
 
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All electronic/high-tech stuff get better and cheaper, so you can't worry about that. Just look at the rate of obsolencence on computers.
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post #14 of 36 (permalink) Old 2009-11-24, 10:36 AM
 
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better and cheaper indeed.. the life of electronics is down to next do nothing!
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post #15 of 36 (permalink) Old 2009-11-29, 09:26 AM
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Please suggest best iphone plan for me with max data and minimal phone

Can someone please suggest best and cheapest iphone plan for me with max data and minimal phone. I don't care for phone part, just need access to fast data network for internet.
Can go with rogers/bell/telus whatever
can buy my own phone or sign a 3 year contract.
Thanks in advance.

PS 2 GB may be enough for me for the more the merrier
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