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Data only service providers for cell phones

Postby nelsonduarte@live.ca » 03/24/2016

I live in Canada and currently with Bell. Is there any Canadian mobile service providers that will will allow data only plans on a mobile phone instead of a tablet.
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Re: Data only service providers for cell phones

Postby mh1983 » 03/24/2016

I suspect you want to do away with cell minutes and want to use WiFi/data for Fongo?

I do this. I've used prepaid add ons with Telus and Virgin to get data only (just 100 mb, mind, but I'm 90% on WiFi). Just buy the add on and nothing else; no need to have a plan. I can't speak to contract plans, but on prepaid it's been easy to set up.
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Postby bridonca » 03/24/2016

Tablet plans are data plans, just that the the telcos go through great pains to try to convince you otherwise. Best course of action is to go to a telco kiosk and ask for a tablet plan, and be coy about the device you will be using. Find another kiosk agent if the one you are dealing with will not play ball. Once activated, you can use any device you want, as long as it is carrier compatible, and/or unlocked.

Currently, til the end of the month, Fido sells a tablet plan for $15 for 1GB, $25 for 3GB, $35 for 5GB, and $10 a GB overage after that. There is a pretty good thread on it here http://forums.redflagdeals.com/fido-1-g ... e-1918361/

If you need to stick with Bell, you can get 1GB for $20

If you go with Telus, make sure you pick the right APN setting, because you will get raped in charges if you use the default Telus APN. I see no value to go with Telus, but it is a heads up.
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Re: Data only service providers for cell phones

Postby nelsonduarte@live.ca » 03/24/2016

Thank you thats what I was looking for
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Re: Data only service providers for cell phones

Postby bylo » 04/22/2016

bridonca wrote:Currently, til the end of the month, Fido sells a tablet plan for $15 for 1GB, $25 for 3GB, $35 for 5GB, and $10 a GB overage after that. There is a pretty good thread on it here http://forums.redflagdeals.com/fido-1-g ... e-1918361/

This offer has been extended. There's no longer an expiry date for it on Fido's site so it's not clear if this is time-limited or not. There's also a follow-on thread: Thread: [Fido] Flex data $15 1gb, $25 3gb, $35 5GB (special extended for limited time)
Google Nexus 5 on Fido 1GB-$15/month Flex Data plan
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