Digital Ordering Moves Mobile Sales Ahead in Quick-Serve Restaurant Industry

April 27, 2016  by Jessica Linnay
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The times they are a-changin'. 

Yum! Brands, the parent company of Taco Bell, KFC, and Pizza Hut, recently announced that digital ordering now makes up almost 50% of their total delivery and carryout sales in the U.S.

With more people moving to mobile for all their technological needs, the value of online ordering platforms for quick-service restaurants (QSRs) is becoming increasingly apparent, indicating a "virtual gold mine", according to Business Insider. They state that while mobile order-ahead is still in its early days, it will be a $38 billion industry by 2020, accounting for 10.7% of total QSR industry sales.

Taco Bell's average app ticket size is also growing, surpassing in-store by 30% thanks to mobile's ability to engage loyal customers and encourage with promotions and deals. Yum! Brands noted that for many of their subsidiaries, digital ordering results in higher average order value. It's no wonder that QSRs are adopting these platforms at an "accelerated pace".

A researcher for BI Intelligence has compiled a detailed Mobile Order-Ahead Report profiling organizations and analyzing trends contributing to mobile ordering's growth. It is available to subscribers via Business Insider.

Key takeaways from the Business Insider report: 
  • Sales from mobile order-ahead app platforms that enable consumers to remotely purchase menu items for in-store restaurant pickup are expected to reach $38 billion by 2020, representing a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 57%
  • Mobile ordering platforms have been proven to intensify customer loyalty, increase purchase frequency, and lift average ticket sizes through order customization and easier checkout options; in effect enhancing the lifetime value of customers
  • Alternative commerce solutions help propel mobile ordering by offering smaller fast-casual restaurants existing apps to integrate into; in-store self-service kiosks also help popularize remote ordering and aclimatize users
According to Shopify, mobile now accounts for 50.3% of all ecommerce traffic, the rise being fuelled in part by the trend of social networks becoming major marketing channels.
 
 

HTC 10 launching on Bell April 29, 2016

April 20, 2016  by Jessica Linnay

The 32GB HTC 10 will be available in Canada exclusively through Bell until July 1, 2016. This new flagship phone is loaded with features that set the stage for the future of smartphones, such as Optical Image Stabilization on both front and back cameras enhanced by Ultra Pixels technology, a Quad HD display, 24-bit audio, and Google integration.  

 

Specs: 

  • 12MP Camera with Ultra Pixel Technology - Featuring Optical Image Stabilization on both front and back cameras

  • 4K Video Recording - Combined with 24-bit high-resolution audio recording

  • Quick Charge 3.0 - Enables fast recharges via USB C (Quick Charger included)

  • HTC BoomSound - Enjoy studio quality sound on dual speakers

  • AirPlay Support - Experience Apple’s wireless streaming on an Android
 

See full specifications for the HTC 10

Compare the HTC 10 and HTC One M9

Compare other HTC phones

 

Availability & Pricing

Bell | Available April 29, 2016

Colours: Glacier Silver

Full price: $899.99

TELUS VoLTE Network Now Available in B.C.

April 20, 2016  by Jessica Linnay

Voice Over LTE is now available for TELUS customers in Lower Mainland B.C. 

VoLTE, or Voice Over Long-Term Evolution, offers advantages such as more clear and dynamic call quality; the retention of LTE data during a call; the ability to make video calls to other VoLTE customers in a method similar to Skype or FaceTime; and faster call connectivity speeds, decreasing to approximately 2 seconds from the 8-10 averaged by 3G network calls.

TELUS’ LTE launch follows Rogers,Bell, and Fido, who all offer the high speed technology. TELUS users interested in VoLTE are currently limited to customers in B.C.’s Lower Mainland using a Samsung Galaxy S6 or LG G4, and TELUS post-paid customers with an LTE SIM card. The carrier plans to expand coverage and add compatible devices throughout 2016.

To know if you are on a VoLTE connection, look for the LTE symbol on your device during a phone call.

There are no additional fees or increased data usage with VoLTE. 

LG G5 Now Available!

April 8, 2016  by Chaundra Kazakoff
LG G5
 
 
LG's unique modular phone is now available for purchase with select carriers and arriving soon with a few more. Early reviews of the LG G5 state that the modularity isn't completely there yet but the device has great potential and is worth your interest - especially considering the impressive camera and reasonable price.
 
 

Features

 
Transformative Design - Featuring a slide out battery and modular functionality.
 
LG Cam Plus - Plug in the camera grip for a more comfortable way to take pictures and an additional battery.
 
Capture the Bigger Picture - Wide-angle lens lets you capture more.
 
LG 360 Cam - Seamlessly capture the world around you with one click.
 
LG 360 VR -  Interactive and immersive experience of 360° Virtual Reality in a portable, lightweight design.
 
Always-On Display - See the time, date and important notifications anytime without waking the phone.
 
LG Tone Platinum - Premium wireless stereo headset with an iconic innovative design.
 
 
 

Pricing & Availability

 
Rogers | Available Now
 
Colours: Silver, Titan
  • Full price: $799.99
  • 2-year term - on select plans:$299.99

 
 
Special Offer: Purchase the LG G5 and receive a free LG Cam Plus.
 
Colours: Silver, Titan
  • Full price: $749.99
  • 2-year term - with an $80 plan:$299.99
 
 
TELUS | Available Now
 
Special Offer: Limited time gift-with-purchase offer: free LG Cam Plus ($99 value).
 
Colours: Silver
  • Full price: $800
  • 2-year term:$300
 

 
Colours: Silver, Titan
  • Full price: $800
  • 2-year term - with a Standard plan: $550
  • 2-year term - with a Smart plan: $400
  • 2-year term - with a Max plan$300
 

Koodo | Available Now
 
Special Offer: Free LG Cam Plus camera accessory when you buy the LG G5 online.
 
Colours: Silver
  • Full price: $804
  • 2-year term - with the Tab + $15/month: $444
  • 2-year term - with the Tab Plus + $21/month:$300

  
 
Special Offer: Get a free LG Cam Plus ($99 value) upon purchase of the LG G5!
 
Colours: Silver, Titan
  • Full price: $849
  • 2-year term - with WINDtab:$749
  • 2-year term - with WINDtab + $5/month:$649 $599
  • 2-year term - with WINDtab + $15/month:$499 $449
  • 2-year term - with WINDtab + $25/month:$299 $249
 
 
SaskTel | Available Now
 
Colours: Silver, Titan, Pink
  • Full price: $749.99
  • 1-year term:$749.99
  • 2-year term:$299.99
 
 
 
Colours: Titan
  • Full price: $799.99
  • 1-year term - with a $55 plan:$524.99
  • 2-year term - with a $55 plan:$299.99
 
 
Videotron | Available Now
 
Special Offer: Get a free LG Cam Plus ($100 value) with your purchase of the LG G5!
 
Colours: Silver, Titan
  • Full price: $774.95
  • 2-year term - with a $69.95 plan:$249.95
  • 2-year term - with a $79.95 plan:$179.95
 
 
Eastlink | Available Now
 
Special Offer: Get a free LG Cam Plus with purchase ($99.99 value).
 
Colours: Titan
  • Full price: $792
  • 2-year term - with easyTabPlus + $28/month:$0
 

iPhone SE Now Available!

March 31, 2016  by Chaundra Kazakoff
iPhone SE Now Available
 
 
Pre-Orders for the new iPhone went live just 10 days ago (see more info in our original story here) and the wait is now over - the iPhone SE is on sale today with most Canadian carriers!
 
Apple's new device seems to be most appealing to those still holding on to their (older) 4-inch phone and are looking to upgrade without breaking the bank or committing to a phablet-sized device. Possibly also a good option for those looking into getting their first smartphone - most likely tweens and seniors. If you're looking for the latest and greatest, the SE probably isn't for you.
 
 

Features

 
4-inch Retina display :  Designed to fit comfortably in your hand with a display that makes everything look vibrant and sharp. 
 
Faster LTE & WiFi : With speeds even faster than on iPhone 5s, iPhone SE also supports Voice over LTE and Wi-Fi calling. 
 
iOS 9.3 : Significant improvements to Notes, Health and CarPlay plus a new feature called Night Shift. 
 
12 MP iSight camera : 4K videos and Live Photos that bring your images to life.
 
A9 chip : The same advanced chip used in the iPhone 6s.
  
Touch ID : Makes unlocking your iPhone SE simple and secure.
 
Apple Pay : Just hold your iPhone near the reader with your finger on Touch ID and you're done.
 
Siri : Smarter than ever, with proactive suggestions to keep you on track.
 
 

Carriers & Pricing

 

Rogers | Silver, Gold, Space Grey, Rose Gold
 
  • Full price: $579
  • 2-year term - on select plans: $99.99
  • Full price: $709
  • 2-year term - on select plans: $229.99
 
Bell | Silver, Gold, Space Grey, Rose Gold
 
  • Full price: $589.99
  • 2-year term: $99.99
  • Full price: $729.99
  • 2-year term: $229.99
 
TELUS | Silver, Gold, Space Grey, Rose Gold
 
  • Full price: $590
  • 2-year term - with $80/month plan: $100
  • Full price: $730
  • 2-year term - with $80/month plan: $230
 
Koodo | Space Grey, Rose Gold
 
  • Full price: $604
  • 2-year term - with the Tab + $15/month: $244
  • 2-year term - with the Tab Plus + $21/month: $100
64GB version
  • Full price: $734
  • 2-year term - with the Tab + $15/month: $374
  • 2-year term - with the Tab Plus + $21/month: $230
 
Fido | Silver, Gold, Space Grey, Rose Gold
 
  • Full price: $579
  • 2-year term - with Tab24 on a Max plan: $99
  • Full price: $709
  • 2-year term - with Tab24 on a Max plan: $229

Virgin | Silver, Gold, Space Grey, Rose Gold
 
  • Full price: $589.99
  • 2-year term - with a Gold plan: $243.99
  • 2-year term - with a Platinum plan: $99.99
  • Full price: $729.99
  • 2-year term - with a Gold plan: $373.99
  • 2-year term - with a Platinum plan: $229.99
 
Videotron | Silver, Gold, Space Grey, Rose Gold
 
  • Full price: $579.95
  • 2-year term - with $59.95/month plan: $0

  • Full price: $709.95
  • 2-year term - with $59.95/month plan: $99.95
 
MTS | Silver, Gold, Space Grey, Rose Gold
 
  • Full price: $579
  • 2-year term - with $55/month plan: $99
64GB version
  • Full price: $709.99
  • 2-year term - with $55/month plan: $229
 
SaskTel | Silver, Gold, Space Grey, Rose Gold
 
  • Full price: $579.99
  • 2-year term: $78.99
  • Full price: $709.99
  • 2-year term: $208.99
 
Tbaytel | Silver, Gold, Space Grey, Rose Gold
 
  • Full price: $579
  • 2-year term: $79
  • Full price: $709
  • 2-year term: $209
 
Eastlink | Silver, Gold, Space Grey, Rose Gold
 
  • Full price: $579
  • 2-year term - with easyTabPlus + $18.71/month: $0
  • Full price: $709
  • 2-year term - with easyTabPlus + $24.13/month: $0

Canadian Wireless Plan Pricing for March 2016

March 31, 2016  by Chaundra Kazakoff
At the end of 2014 we noticed significant pricing differences between wireless providers in Saskatchewan/Manitoba/Quebec and the rest of Canada. Back in January 2015 we put together an infographic displaying the $5-$25 per month cost variances for wireless rate plans among the provinces.

We chose to compare rate plans for smartphones which lead to more average-to-premium criteria for the plans. It simply made more sense to lean higher when creating plan requirements as our data showed that differences in monthly charges were minimal (e.g. province-wide talk vs. Canada-wide talk or 1 GB vs 2 GB of data).
 
We have maintained the same criteria and updated the data to reflect more current pricing. Now that we know that there can be such varying costs for the same service across the provinces, it can be interesting to see how frequently and drastically the pricing can vary. So below we have the varying rate plan pricing for smartphones throughout Canada.
 
 
March 2016 Infographic 
 
 

The Data!


We've included all of our data used for our infographic below. 

Plans for the Apple iPhone 6s & 6s Plus


These are plans for the latest Apple iPhone 6s & 6s Plus. WIND Mobile is not included as you would need to purchase the phone through Apple while all other providers offer it on a 2 year contract. Plans had to include the following:
  • Unlimited Canadawide Talk
  • At least 2GB of data
  • Unlimited Text/Picture/Video Messaging
  • Call Display & Voicemail
Average cost of a plan in each province:
  • Alberta, BC, Ontario : $93.33
  • Maritimes : $89.77
  • Saskatchewan : $69.71
  • Quebec : $69.14
  • Manitoba : $62.43
The full results:

Province Carrier Rate Plan Name Airtime Included Data Included Monthly Cost
Alberta Koodo Mobile Limited Time Offer: Canada-wide 60 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $60.00
Alberta Virgin Mobile Platinum 100 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
Alberta Rogers Share Everything + with Premium Tab + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2.5GB $100.00
Alberta Bell Share PLUS + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2.5GB $100.00
Alberta TELUS Your Choice Nationwide for Premium Smartphones + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2.5GB $100.00
Alberta Fido Max Pulse $100 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
British Columbia Koodo Mobile Limited Time Offer: Canada-wide 60 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $60.00
British Columbia Virgin Mobile Platinum 100 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
British Columbia Rogers Share Everything + with Premium Tab + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2.5GB $100.00
British Columbia Bell Share PLUS + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2.5GB $100.00
British Columbia TELUS Your Choice Nationwide for Premium Smartphones + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2.5GB $100.00
British Columbia Fido Max Pulse $100 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
Manitoba Koodo Mobile Tab Plus 48 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 5GB $48.00
Manitoba Rogers Share Everything with Premium Tab + 2 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $60.00
Manitoba Bell Share PLUS + 2 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $60.00
Manitoba TELUS Unlimited Nationwide Talk & Text + 5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 5GB $65.00
Manitoba Virgin Mobile Limited Time Offer: Platinum 65 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 5GB $65.00
Manitoba Fido Max Pulse $65 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 5GB $65.00
Manitoba MTS Mobility Canada-wide Calling + 3GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 3GB $74.00
New Brunswick Koodo Mobile Limited Time Offer: Canada-wide 60 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $60.00
New Brunswick Rogers Share Everything + with Premium Tab + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2.5GB $90.00
New Brunswick Bell Share PLUS + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2.5GB $100.00
New Brunswick Fido Max Pulse $100 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
New Brunswick TELUS Your Choice Nationwide for Premium Smartphones + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2.5GB $100.00
New Brunswick Virgin Mobile Platinum 100 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
Newfoundland and Labrador Koodo Mobile Limited Time Offer: Canada-wide 60 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $60.00
Newfoundland and Labrador Rogers Share Everything + with Premium Tab + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2.5GB $90.00
Newfoundland and Labrador Bell Share PLUS + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2.5GB $100.00
Newfoundland and Labrador TELUS Your Choice Nationwide for Premium Smartphones + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2.5GB $100.00
Newfoundland and Labrador Fido Max Pulse $100 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
Newfoundland and Labrador Virgin Mobile Platinum 100 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
Nova Scotia Koodo Mobile Limited Time Offer: Canada-wide 60 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $60.00
Nova Scotia Eastlink Talk, Text & Data 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2.5GB $65.00
Nova Scotia Rogers Share Everything + with Premium Tab + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2.5GB $90.00
Nova Scotia Virgin Mobile Platinum 100 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
Nova Scotia Bell Share PLUS + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2.5GB $100.00
Nova Scotia TELUS Your Choice Nationwide for Premium Smartphones + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2.5GB $100.00
Nova Scotia Fido Max Pulse $100 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
Ontario Koodo Mobile Limited Time Offer: Canada-wide 60 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $60.00
Ontario Virgin Mobile Platinum 100 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
Ontario Rogers Share Everything + with Premium Tab + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2.5GB $100.00
Ontario Bell Share PLUS + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2.5GB $100.00
Ontario TELUS Your Choice Nationwide for Premium Smartphones + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2.5GB $100.00
Ontario Fido Max Pulse $100 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
Prince Edward Island Koodo Mobile Limited Time Offer: Canada-wide 60 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $60.00
Prince Edward Island Eastlink Talk, Text & Data 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2.5GB $65.00
Prince Edward Island Rogers Share Everything + with Premium Tab + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2.5GB $90.00
Prince Edward Island TELUS Your Choice Nationwide for Premium Smartphones + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2.5GB $100.00
Prince Edward Island Virgin Mobile Platinum 100 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
Prince Edward Island Bell Share PLUS + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2.5GB $100.00
Prince Edward Island Fido Max Pulse $100 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
Quebec Koodo Mobile Limited Time Offer: Tab Plus 49 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $49.00
Quebec Videotron PREMIUM: Unlimited Voice + 2 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $64.95
Quebec Fido Limited Time Offer: Max Pulse $70 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $70.00
Quebec Virgin Mobile Limited Time Offer: Platinum 70 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $70.00
Quebec Rogers Limited Time Offer: Premium Tab + 3 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 3GB $75.00
Quebec Bell Voice & Data Plus Promo 75 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 3GB $75.00
Quebec TELUS Your Choice Nationwide for Premium Smartphones + 4 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 4GB $80.00
Saskatchewan Koodo Mobile Tab Plus 53 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 5GB $53.00
Saskatchewan Fido Max Pulse $65 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 5GB $65.00
Saskatchewan Rogers Share Everything + with Premium Tab + 5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 5GB $65.00
Saskatchewan Virgin Mobile Platinum 70 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 5GB $70.00
Saskatchewan SaskTel Ultimate 75 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 10GB $75.00
Saskatchewan Bell Share PLUS + 2 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $80.00
Saskatchewan TELUS Your Choice Nationwide for Premium Smartphones + 2 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $80.00
 
 

Plans for Smartphones


These plans are for Smartphones on a 2 year contract at a carriers lowest price. Plans had to include the following:
  • Unlimited Canadawide Talk
  • At least 2GB of data
  • Unlimited Text/Picture/Video Messaging
  • Call Display & Voicemail
Average cost of a plan in each province:
  • Maritimes : $79.31
  • Alberta, BC, Ontario : $70.44
  • Saskatchewan : $67.25
  • Quebec : $65.99
  • Manitoba : $60.88
The full results:

Province Carrier Rate Plan Name Airtime Included Data Included Monthly Cost
Alberta Mobilicity Unlimited Plus Unlimited Canadawide Minutes Unlimited $35.00
Alberta Wind Mobile Smartphone Plan 35 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes Unlimited $35.00
Alberta PC Mobile Flex Plan with Regular Device Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $54.00
Alberta Koodo Mobile Limited Time Offer: Canada-wide 60 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $60.00
Alberta Fido Limited Time Offer: Smart Pulse $75 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $75.00
Alberta Virgin Mobile Limited Time Offer: Gold 75 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $75.00
Alberta TELUS Your Choice Nationwide for Premium Smartphones + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2.5GB $100.00
Alberta Bell Share PLUS + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2.5GB $100.00
Alberta Rogers Share Everything + with Premium Tab + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2.5GB $100.00
British Columbia Mobilicity Unlimited Plus Unlimited Canadawide Minutes Unlimited $35.00
British Columbia Wind Mobile Smartphone Plan 35 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes Unlimited $35.00
British Columbia PC Mobile Flex Plan with Regular Device Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $54.00
British Columbia Koodo Mobile Limited Time Offer: Canada-wide 60 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $60.00
British Columbia Fido Limited Time Offer: Smart Pulse $75 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $75.00
British Columbia Virgin Mobile Limited Time Offer: Gold 75 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $75.00
British Columbia TELUS Your Choice Nationwide for Premium Smartphones + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2.5GB $100.00
British Columbia Bell Share PLUS + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2.5GB $100.00
British Columbia Rogers Share Everything + with Premium Tab + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2.5GB $100.00
Manitoba Koodo Mobile Tab Plus 48 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 5GB $48.00
Manitoba PC Mobile Flex Plan with Regular Device Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $54.00
Manitoba Rogers Share Everything with Premium Tab + 2 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $60.00
Manitoba Bell Share PLUS + 2 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $60.00
Manitoba Fido Smart Pulse $63 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 5GB $63.00
Manitoba Virgin Mobile Gold 63 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 5GB $63.00
Manitoba TELUS Unlimited Nationwide Talk & Text + 5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 5GB $65.00
Manitoba MTS Mobility Canada-wide Calling + 3GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 3GB $74.00
New Brunswick PC Mobile Flex Plan with Regular Device Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $54.00
New Brunswick Koodo Mobile Limited Time Offer: Canada-wide 60 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $60.00
New Brunswick Fido Limited Time Offer: Smart Pulse $75 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $75.00
New Brunswick Virgin Mobile Limited Time Offer: Gold 75 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $75.00
New Brunswick Rogers Share Everything + with Premium Tab + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2.5GB $90.00
New Brunswick TELUS Your Choice Nationwide for Premium Smartphones + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2.5GB $100.00
New Brunswick Bell Share PLUS + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2.5GB $100.00
Newfoundland and Labrador Koodo Mobile Limited Time Offer: Canada-wide 60 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $60.00
Newfoundland and Labrador Fido Limited Time Offer: Smart Pulse $75 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $75.00
Newfoundland and Labrador Virgin Mobile Limited Time Offer: Gold 75 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $75.00
Newfoundland and Labrador Rogers Share Everything + with Premium Tab + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2.5GB $90.00
Newfoundland and Labrador TELUS Your Choice Nationwide for Premium Smartphones + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2.5GB $100.00
Newfoundland and Labrador Bell Share PLUS + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2.5GB $100.00
Nova Scotia PC Mobile Flex Plan with Regular Device Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $54.00
Nova Scotia Koodo Mobile Limited Time Offer: Canada-wide 60 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $60.00
Nova Scotia Eastlink Talk, Text & Data 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2.5GB $65.00
Nova Scotia Fido Limited Time Offer: Smart Pulse $75 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $75.00
Nova Scotia Virgin Mobile Limited Time Offer: Gold 75 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $75.00
Nova Scotia Rogers Share Everything + with Premium Tab + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2.5GB $90.00
Nova Scotia TELUS Your Choice Nationwide for Premium Smartphones + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2.5GB $100.00
Nova Scotia Bell Share PLUS + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2.5GB $100.00
Ontario Mobilicity Unlimited Plus Unlimited Canadawide Minutes Unlimited $35.00
Ontario Wind Mobile Smartphone Plan 35 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes Unlimited $35.00
Ontario PC Mobile Flex Plan with Regular Device Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $54.00
Ontario Koodo Mobile Limited Time Offer: Canada-wide 60 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $60.00
Ontario Fido Limited Time Offer: Smart Pulse $75 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $75.00
Ontario Virgin Mobile Limited Time Offer: Gold 75 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $75.00
Ontario TELUS Your Choice Nationwide for Premium Smartphones + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2.5GB $100.00
Ontario Bell Share PLUS + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2.5GB $100.00
Ontario Rogers Share Everything + with Premium Tab + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2.5GB $100.00
Prince Edward Island PC Mobile Flex Plan with Regular Device Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $54.00
Prince Edward Island Koodo Mobile Limited Time Offer: Canada-wide 60 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $60.00
Prince Edward Island Eastlink Talk, Text & Data 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2.5GB $65.00
Prince Edward Island Virgin Mobile Limited Time Offer: Gold 75 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $75.00
Prince Edward Island Fido Limited Time Offer: Smart Pulse $75 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $75.00
Prince Edward Island Rogers Share Everything + with Premium Tab + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2.5GB $90.00
Prince Edward Island TELUS Your Choice Nationwide for Premium Smartphones + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2.5GB $100.00
Prince Edward Island Bell Share PLUS + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2.5GB $100.00
Quebec Koodo Mobile Limited Time Offer: Tab Plus 49 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $49.00
Quebec PC Mobile Flex Plan with Regular Device Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $54.00
Quebec Videotron PREMIUM: Unlimited Voice + 2 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $64.95
Quebec Virgin Mobile Gold 65 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $65.00
Quebec Fido Smart Pulse $65 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $65.00
Quebec Bell Voice & Data Plus Promo 75 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 3GB $75.00
Quebec Rogers Limited Time Offer: Premium Tab + 3 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 3GB $75.00
Quebec TELUS Your Choice Nationwide for Premium Smartphones + 4 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 4GB $80.00
Saskatchewan Koodo Mobile Tab Plus 53 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 5GB $53.00
Saskatchewan PC Mobile Flex Plan with Regular Device Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $54.00
Saskatchewan Fido Smart Pulse $63 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 5GB $63.00
Saskatchewan Rogers Share Everything + with Premium Tab + 5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 5GB $65.00
Saskatchewan Virgin Mobile Gold 68 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 5GB $68.00
Saskatchewan SaskTel Ultimate 75 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 10GB $75.00
Saskatchewan Bell Share PLUS + 2 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $80.00
Saskatchewan TELUS Your Choice Nationwide for Premium Smartphones + 2 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $80.00
 
 

Plans for Lite Smartphones


Some carriers offer older/lite Smartphones with discounted monthly pricing while some offer a larger upfront cost for a smartphone in exchange for cheaper monthly plans. Plans had to include the following:
  • 300 Daytime Minutes
  • Unlimited Evenings & Weekends
  • At least 300MB of data
  • Unlimited Text/Picture/Video Messaging
  • Call Display & Voicemail
Average cost of a plan in each province:
  • Maritimes : $53.15
  • Saskatchewan : $52.90
  • Alberta, BC, Ontario : $52.18
  • Quebec : $49.99
  • Manitoba : $49.15
The full results:

Province Carrier Rate Plan Name Airtime Included Data Included Monthly Cost
Alberta Wind Mobile Smartphone Plan 35 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes Unlimited $35.00
Alberta Mobilicity Unlimited Plus Unlimited Canadawide Minutes Unlimited $35.00
Alberta Koodo Mobile Limited Time Offer: Canada-wide 45 500 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 8AM 1GB $45.00
Alberta PC Mobile Flex Plan with Regular Device Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 0.5GB $49.00
Alberta Sears Connect Smartphone 750 MB + Incoming 300 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 6PM to 7AM 0.75GB $50.00
Alberta Virgin Mobile Limited Time Offer: Silver 50 500 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 7AM 1GB $50.00
Alberta Fido Data, Talk & Text Standard $50 300 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 7AM 0.3GB $50.00
Alberta Primus Wireless Smartphone 50 300 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 6PM to 7AM 0.75GB $50.00
Alberta Bell Voice & Data Lite 70 300 Local Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 6PM to 7AM 1GB $70.00
Alberta TELUS Your Choice 300 for Smartphones + 1 GB 300 Local Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 6PM to 7AM 1GB $70.00
Alberta Rogers Smart Tab + 1 GB 300 Local Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 6PM to 7AM 1GB $70.00
British Columbia Wind Mobile Smartphone Plan 35 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes Unlimited $35.00
British Columbia Mobilicity Unlimited Plus Unlimited Canadawide Minutes Unlimited $35.00
British Columbia Koodo Mobile Limited Time Offer: Canada-wide 45 500 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 8AM 1GB $45.00
British Columbia PC Mobile Flex Plan with Regular Device Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 0.5GB $49.00
British Columbia Sears Connect Smartphone 750 MB + Incoming 300 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 6PM to 7AM 0.75GB $50.00
British Columbia Virgin Mobile Limited Time Offer: Silver 50 500 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 7AM 1GB $50.00
British Columbia Fido Data, Talk & Text Standard $50 300 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 7AM 0.3GB $50.00
British Columbia Primus Wireless Smartphone 50 300 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 6PM to 7AM 0.75GB $50.00
British Columbia Bell Voice & Data Lite 70 300 Local Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 6PM to 7AM 1GB $70.00
British Columbia TELUS Your Choice 300 for Smartphones + 1 GB 300 Local Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 6PM to 7AM 1GB $70.00
British Columbia Rogers Smart Tab + 1 GB 300 Local Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 6PM to 7AM 1GB $70.00
Manitoba Rogers Share Everything with Smart Tab + 2 GB Unlimited Local Minutes 2GB $45.00
Manitoba Bell Share LITE + 2 GB Unlimited Local Minutes 2GB $45.00
Manitoba Koodo Mobile Limited Time Offer: Canada-wide 45 500 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 8AM 1GB $45.00
Manitoba MTS Mobility 500 Minutes + 300 MB 500 Local Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 6PM to 7AM 0.3GB $47.50
Manitoba PC Mobile Flex Plan with Regular Device Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 0.5GB $49.00
Manitoba Virgin Mobile Silver 50 300 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 7AM 0.3GB $50.00
Manitoba Fido Limited Time Offer: Data, Talk & Text Standard $50 500 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 7AM 1GB $50.00
Manitoba Sears Connect Smartphone 750 MB + Incoming 300 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 6PM to 7AM 0.75GB $50.00
Manitoba Primus Wireless Smartphone 50 300 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 6PM to 7AM 0.75GB $50.00
Manitoba TELUS TELUS Lite 45 1000 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 6PM to 7AM 0.4GB $60.00
New Brunswick Koodo Mobile Limited Time Offer: Canada-wide 45 500 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 8AM 1GB $45.00
New Brunswick PC Mobile Flex Plan with Regular Device Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 0.5GB $49.00
New Brunswick Sears Connect Smartphone 750 MB + Incoming 300 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 6PM to 7AM 0.75GB $50.00
New Brunswick Primus Wireless Smartphone 50 300 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 6PM to 7AM 0.75GB $50.00
New Brunswick Virgin Mobile Limited Time Offer: Silver 50 500 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 7AM 1GB $50.00
New Brunswick Rogers Smart Tab $50 1000 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 6PM to 7AM 0.5GB $50.00
New Brunswick Fido Limited Time Offer: Data, Talk & Text Standard $50 500 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 7AM 1GB $50.00
New Brunswick Bell Share LITE + 500 MB Unlimited Local Minutes 0.5GB $70.00
New Brunswick TELUS Your Choice 300 for Smartphones + 1 GB 300 Local Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 6PM to 7AM 1GB $70.00
Newfoundland and Labrador Koodo Mobile Limited Time Offer: Canada-wide 45 500 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 8AM 1GB $45.00
Newfoundland and Labrador Sears Connect Smartphone 750 MB + Incoming 300 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 6PM to 7AM 0.75GB $50.00
Newfoundland and Labrador Virgin Mobile Silver 50 300 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 7AM 0.3GB $50.00
Newfoundland and Labrador Rogers Smart Tab $50 1000 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 6PM to 7AM 0.5GB $50.00
Newfoundland and Labrador Fido Limited Time Offer: Data, Talk & Text Standard $50 500 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 7AM 1GB $50.00
Newfoundland and Labrador TELUS Your Choice 300 for Smartphones + 1 GB 300 Local Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 6PM to 7AM 1GB $70.00
Newfoundland and Labrador Bell Share LITE + 500 MB Unlimited Local Minutes 0.5GB $70.00
Nova Scotia Eastlink Limited Time Offer: Data Lite 300 300 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 8AM 0.3GB $35.00
Nova Scotia Koodo Mobile Limited Time Offer: Canada-wide 45 500 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 8AM 1GB $45.00
Nova Scotia PC Mobile Flex Plan with Regular Device Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 0.5GB $49.00
Nova Scotia Virgin Mobile Limited Time Offer: Silver 50 500 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 7AM 1GB $50.00
Nova Scotia Primus Wireless Smartphone 50 300 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 6PM to 7AM 0.75GB $50.00
Nova Scotia Sears Connect Smartphone 750 MB + Incoming 300 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 6PM to 7AM 0.75GB $50.00
Nova Scotia Rogers Smart Tab $50 1000 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 6PM to 7AM 0.5GB $50.00
Nova Scotia Fido Limited Time Offer: Data, Talk & Text Standard $50 500 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 7AM 1GB $50.00
Nova Scotia TELUS Your Choice 300 for Smartphones + 1 GB 300 Local Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 6PM to 7AM 1GB $70.00
Nova Scotia Bell Share LITE + 500 MB Unlimited Local Minutes 0.5GB $70.00
Ontario Wind Mobile Smartphone Plan 35 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes Unlimited $35.00
Ontario Mobilicity Unlimited Plus Unlimited Canadawide Minutes Unlimited $35.00
Ontario Koodo Mobile Limited Time Offer: Canada-wide 45 500 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 8AM 1GB $45.00
Ontario PC Mobile Flex Plan with Regular Device Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 0.5GB $49.00
Ontario Sears Connect Smartphone 750 MB + Incoming 300 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 6PM to 7AM 0.75GB $50.00
Ontario Virgin Mobile Silver 50 300 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 7AM 0.3GB $50.00
Ontario Fido Limited Time Offer: Data, Talk & Text Standard $50 500 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 7AM 1GB $50.00
Ontario Primus Wireless Smartphone 50 300 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 6PM to 7AM 0.75GB $50.00
Ontario Bell Voice & Data Lite 70 300 Local Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 6PM to 7AM 1GB $70.00
Ontario TELUS Your Choice 300 for Smartphones + 1 GB 300 Local Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 6PM to 7AM 1GB $70.00
Ontario Rogers Smart Tab + 1 GB 300 Local Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 6PM to 7AM 1GB $70.00
Prince Edward Island Eastlink Limited Time Offer: Data Lite 300 300 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 8AM 0.3GB $35.00
Prince Edward Island Koodo Mobile Limited Time Offer: Canada-wide 45 500 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 8AM 1GB $45.00
Prince Edward Island PC Mobile Flex Plan with Regular Device Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 0.5GB $49.00
Prince Edward Island Virgin Mobile Limited Time Offer: Silver 50 500 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 7AM 1GB $50.00
Prince Edward Island Primus Wireless Smartphone 50 300 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 6PM to 7AM 0.75GB $50.00
Prince Edward Island Sears Connect Smartphone 750 MB + Incoming 300 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 6PM to 7AM 0.75GB $50.00
Prince Edward Island Rogers Smart Tab $50 1000 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 6PM to 7AM 0.5GB $50.00
Prince Edward Island Fido Limited Time Offer: Data, Talk & Text Standard $50 500 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 7AM 1GB $50.00
Prince Edward Island TELUS Your Choice 300 for Smartphones + 1 GB 300 Local Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 6PM to 7AM 1GB $70.00
Prince Edward Island Bell Share LITE + 500 MB Unlimited Local Minutes 0.5GB $70.00
Quebec Koodo Mobile Canada-wide 42 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 1GB $42.00
Quebec Fido Data, Talk & Text Standard $45 750 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 7AM 0.75GB $45.00
Quebec Videotron PLUS: Unlimited Voice + 500 MB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 0.5GB $46.95
Quebec Virgin Mobile Silver 48 750 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 7AM 0.75GB $48.00
Quebec PC Mobile Flex Plan with Regular Device Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 0.5GB $49.00
Quebec Sears Connect Smartphone 750 MB + Incoming 300 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 6PM to 7AM 0.75GB $50.00
Quebec Primus Wireless Smartphone 50 300 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 6PM to 7AM 0.75GB $50.00
Quebec Bell Voice & Data Lite Promo 52 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 0.5GB $52.00
Quebec Rogers Smart Tab $52 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 0.5GB $52.00
Quebec TELUS Your Choice Quebec for Smartphones + 4 GB Unlimited Local Minutes 4GB $65.00
Saskatchewan Rogers Share Everything with Smart Tab + 1 GB Unlimited Local Minutes 1GB $40.00
Saskatchewan Koodo Mobile Limited Time Offer: Canada-wide 45 500 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 8AM 1GB $45.00
Saskatchewan PC Mobile Flex Plan with Regular Device Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 0.5GB $49.00
Saskatchewan Virgin Mobile Silver 50 300 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 7AM 0.3GB $50.00
Saskatchewan Sears Connect Smartphone 750 MB + Incoming 300 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 6PM to 7AM 0.75GB $50.00
Saskatchewan Primus Wireless Smartphone 50 300 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 6PM to 7AM 0.75GB $50.00
Saskatchewan Fido Limited Time Offer: Data, Talk & Text Standard $50 500 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 7AM 1GB $50.00
Saskatchewan Bell Share LITE + 1 GB Unlimited Local Minutes 1GB $55.00
Saskatchewan TELUS Your Choice Local for Smartphones + 2 GB Unlimited Local Minutes 2GB $65.00
Saskatchewan SaskTel Ultimate 75 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 10GB $75.00

  

Why are plans cheaper in Saskatchewan, Manitoba & Quebec?

 
Competition. All three provinces have regional providers that force the big three to reduce their monthly rates and offer more data at the same time. More often than not the big three will actually undercut the competition in these provinces. That competition includes SaskTel in Saskatchewan, MTS in Manitoba and Videotron in Quebec.
 


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