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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 2009-07-13, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
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Lightbulb Text only plans?

Why isn't thier text only plans? I mean, I look at usage on my phone or my kids phones and the actual talking usage is only about 5 minutes yet the text usage is way up thier. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to ditch the talking costs if you could?
Or maybe have a new text only device?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 2009-07-14, 12:01 AM
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Koodo Mobile offers a decent solution to this. Their base plan is only $15, then you just add the $5 unlimited Text & Picture messaging, and for $20 + tax a month they can send all the texts they want. I think it's a great deal for those who really only want a phone for messaging.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 2009-07-14, 12:39 AM Thread Starter
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What network do they run on? We don't have Koodo here.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 2009-07-14, 12:40 AM
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Koodo is the discount brand of Telus

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 2009-07-14, 01:05 AM
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I'm looking at getting a Rogers PAYG phone shortly for $10/mo (gives me 25 minutes talk time - all I need for the occasional "emergency"). Although I'm not interested in texting, they do have some plans that appear to be pretty inexpensive - ie 2500 texts for $10.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 2009-07-16, 03:16 PM
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I think Pay as You Go is the best solution if you want it strictly for Txt'ing!

Telus has a great plan, I think Telus has the best pay as you go prices out of all companies.

You can take unlimited texting for either $5 per month, no monthly fees, but if you use your phone it will cost you about .30 cents per minute.

You can buy a $50 Telus phone at Future Shop, Staples, etc, that comes with $20 activation credit. If you buy the more $ one, it comes with $50 activation credit and has a nice keyboard so you can text faster. Telus also has good internet e-care and good phone customer services even for pay as you go customers.
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