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post #16 of 19 (permalink) Old 2018-07-24, 01:14 PM
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Zones or long distance and roaming charges are bogus with today's technology and infrastructure. Wireless companies want to set costs as if they still had to run a twisted pair for every phone call. In reality these services cost almost nothing for carriers to implement or provide in normal use. They only exist because carriers leverage high rates to upsell customers to more expensive plans they don't need. The strategy being used by Bell/Lucky is pretty obvious. They offer a $10 loss leader plan to lure customers away from third party competitors. Then they upsell customers to more expensive plans once they realize the shortcomings of the plan. Net outcome: Bell +$millions, competitors -$millions, wireless consumers -$millions.
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post #17 of 19 (permalink) Old 2018-07-24, 01:44 PM Thread Starter
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Lucky's plans are still in-Zone only, not Canada-wide. So yes, with their Canada-wide plans you can call and text to anyone in Canada but you have to be in one of their Zones at the time. Videotron and Public mobile do not have these restrictions
I think that's only true if you sign up to one of Lucky's Zone plans (highlighted in yellow.) If you sign up for one of Lucky's province-wide or Canada-wide plans, the coverage map looks the same as Bell's.
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I think that's only true if you sign up to one of Lucky's Zone plans (highlighted in yellow.) If you sign up for one of Lucky's province-wide or Canada-wide plans, the coverage map looks the same as Bell's.
Hmm Looking at their website again. I think you are correct.
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Zones or long distance and roaming charges are bogus with today's technology and infrastructure. Wireless companies want to set costs as if they still had to run a twisted pair for every phone call. In reality these services cost almost nothing for carriers to implement or provide in normal use.
This has been true for some time now.
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