Canadian Wireless Plan Pricing for January 2016

January 27, 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.
 
 
 
 

1 Year of Infographics


It feels as though rate plan pricing is rising all the time. Just in the last 2 weeks, Bell, TELUS, Rogers, Koodo and Fido have raised plan pricing for nearly all of their monthly rate plans. If you compare last month's infographic: Canadian Wireless Pricing for December 2015 with this one, you can see this increase (however minor) reflected in the pricing.
 
What's interesting is if you go back to our first infographic from January 2015, is that this month's pricing is very much the same. And, in nearly all cases, the current average pricing for iPhone, Smartphone and Lite device plans is actually a couple dollars per month cheaper than it was a year ago at this time.
 
I certainly expected to see a more drastic change after a year of creating these infographics and I find it almost unbelievable (and somewhat comforting) to see that the major players in the Canadian wireless industry aren't robbing us of as much money as I had previously suspected.
 
 

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 : $91.86
  • Maritimes : $90.78
  • Quebec : $69.74
  • Saskatchewan : $67.12
  • Manitoba : $62.62
The full results:
 
Province Carrier Rate Plan Name Airtime Included Data Included Monthly Cost
Alberta PC Mobile Flex Plan Regular Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $64.00
Alberta Koodo Mobile Tab Plus 79 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $79.00
Alberta Rogers Share Everything + with Premium Tab + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
Alberta Bell Share PLUS + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
Alberta TELUS Your Choice Nationwide for Premium Smartphones + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
Alberta Fido Max Pulse $100 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
Alberta Virgin Mobile Platinum 100 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
British Columbia PC Mobile Flex Plan Regular Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $64.00
British Columbia Koodo Mobile Tab Plus 79 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $79.00
British Columbia Rogers Share Everything + with Premium Tab + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
British Columbia Bell Share PLUS + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
British Columbia TELUS Your Choice Nationwide for Premium Smartphones + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
British Columbia Fido Max Pulse $100 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
British Columbia Virgin Mobile Platinum 100 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
Manitoba Koodo Mobile Tab Plus 48 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 5GB $48.00
Manitoba Bell Share PLUS + 2 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $60.00
Manitoba Rogers Share Everything with Premium Tab + 2 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $60.00
Manitoba PC Mobile Flex Plan Regular Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $64.00
Manitoba Fido Max Pulse $65 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 5GB $65.00
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 MTS Mobility Canada-wide Calling + 3GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 3GB $74.00
New Brunswick PC Mobile Flex Plan Regular Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $64.00
New Brunswick Koodo Mobile Tab Plus 79 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $79.00
New Brunswick Rogers Share Everything + with Premium Tab + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $85.00
New Brunswick Bell Share PLUS + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
New Brunswick TELUS Your Choice Nationwide for Premium Smartphones + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
New Brunswick Fido Max Pulse $100 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
New Brunswick Virgin Mobile Platinum 100 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
Newfoundland and Labrador Koodo Mobile Tab Plus 79 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $79.00
Newfoundland and Labrador Rogers Share Everything + with Premium Tab + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $85.00
Newfoundland and Labrador TELUS Your Choice Nationwide for Premium Smartphones + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
Newfoundland and Labrador Fido Max Pulse $100 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
Newfoundland and Labrador Bell Share PLUS + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
Newfoundland and Labrador Virgin Mobile Platinum 100 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
Nova Scotia PC Mobile Flex Plan Regular Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $64.00
Nova Scotia Koodo Mobile Tab Plus 79 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $79.00
Nova Scotia Rogers Share Everything + with Premium Tab + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $85.00
Nova Scotia Bell Share PLUS + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
Nova Scotia TELUS Your Choice Nationwide for Premium Smartphones + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
Nova Scotia Fido Max Pulse $100 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
Nova Scotia Virgin Mobile Platinum 100 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
Ontario PC Mobile Flex Plan Regular Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $64.00
Ontario Koodo Mobile Tab Plus 79 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $79.00
Ontario Rogers Share Everything + with Premium Tab + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
Ontario Bell Share PLUS + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
Ontario TELUS Your Choice Nationwide for Premium Smartphones + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
Ontario Fido Max Pulse $100 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
Ontario Virgin Mobile Platinum 100 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
Prince Edward Island PC Mobile Flex Plan Regular Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $64.00
Prince Edward Island Koodo Mobile Tab Plus 79 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $79.00
Prince Edward Island Rogers Share Everything + with Premium Tab + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $85.00
Prince Edward Island Bell Share PLUS + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
Prince Edward Island TELUS Your Choice Nationwide for Premium Smartphones + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
Prince Edward Island Fido Max Pulse $100 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
Prince Edward Island Virgin Mobile Platinum 100 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
Quebec Koodo Mobile Tab Plus 54 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 4GB $54.00
Quebec PC Mobile Flex Plan Regular Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $64.00
Quebec Videotron PREMIUM: Unlimited Voice + Data 2GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $64.95
Quebec Rogers Limited Time Offer: Share Everything with Premium Tab + 4 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 4GB $75.00
Quebec Bell Share PLUS + 4 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 4GB $75.00
Quebec TELUS Your Choice Nationwide for Premium Smartphones + 4 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 4GB $75.00
Quebec Fido Max Pulse $75 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 4GB $75.00
Quebec Virgin Mobile Limited Time Offer: Platinum 75 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 4GB $75.00
Saskatchewan Koodo Mobile Tab Plus 48 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 5GB $48.00
Saskatchewan PC Mobile Flex Plan Regular Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $64.00
Saskatchewan Rogers Share Everything + with Premium Tab + 5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 5GB $65.00
Saskatchewan Fido Max Pulse $65 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 5GB $65.00
Saskatchewan Virgin Mobile Limited Time Offer: Platinum 65 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 5GB $65.00
Saskatchewan Bell Share PLUS + 10 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 10GB $75.00
Saskatchewan SaskTel Ultimate 75 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 10GB $75.00
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 : $82.78
  • Alberta, BC, Ontario : $75.44
  • Quebec : $66.74
  • Saskatchewan : $66.62
  • Manitoba : $62.12
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 Value Unlimited Canadawide Minutes Unlimited $45.00
Alberta PC Mobile Flex Plan Regular Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $64.00
Alberta Koodo Mobile Canada-wide 70 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $70.00
Alberta Virgin Mobile Gold 85 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $80.00
Alberta Fido Smart Pulse $85 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $85.00
Alberta Rogers Share Everything + with Premium Tab + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
Alberta Bell Share PLUS + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
Alberta TELUS Your Choice Nationwide for Premium Smartphones + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
British Columbia Wind Mobile Smartphone Plan 35 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes Unlimited $35.00
British Columbia Mobilicity Unlimited Value Unlimited Canadawide Minutes Unlimited $45.00
British Columbia PC Mobile Flex Plan Regular Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $64.00
British Columbia Koodo Mobile Canada-wide 70 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $70.00
British Columbia Virgin Mobile Gold 85 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $80.00
British Columbia Fido Smart Pulse $85 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $85.00
British Columbia Rogers Share Everything + with Premium Tab + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
British Columbia Bell Share PLUS + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
British Columbia TELUS Your Choice Nationwide for Premium Smartphones + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
Manitoba Koodo Mobile Tab Plus 48 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 5GB $48.00
Manitoba Bell Share PLUS + 2 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $60.00
Manitoba Rogers Share Everything with Premium Tab + 2 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $60.00
Manitoba Virgin Mobile Limited Time Offer: Gold 63 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 5GB $63.00
Manitoba Fido Smart Pulse $63 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 5GB $63.00
Manitoba PC Mobile Flex Plan Regular Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $64.00
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 Regular Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $64.00
New Brunswick Koodo Mobile Canada-wide 70 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $70.00
New Brunswick Virgin Mobile Gold 85 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $80.00
New Brunswick Rogers Share Everything + with Premium Tab + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $85.00
New Brunswick Fido Smart Pulse $85 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $85.00
New Brunswick Bell Share PLUS + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
New Brunswick TELUS Your Choice Nationwide for Premium Smartphones + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
Newfoundland and Labrador Koodo Mobile Canada-wide 70 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $70.00
Newfoundland and Labrador Virgin Mobile Gold 85 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $80.00
Newfoundland and Labrador Rogers Share Everything + with Premium Tab + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $85.00
Newfoundland and Labrador Fido Smart Pulse $85 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $85.00
Newfoundland and Labrador Bell Share PLUS + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
Newfoundland and Labrador TELUS Your Choice Nationwide for Premium Smartphones + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
Nova Scotia Eastlink Talk, Text & Data 2 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $60.00
Nova Scotia PC Mobile Flex Plan Regular Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $64.00
Nova Scotia Koodo Mobile Canada-wide 70 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $70.00
Nova Scotia Virgin Mobile Gold 85 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $80.00
Nova Scotia Rogers Share Everything + with Premium Tab + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $85.00
Nova Scotia Fido Smart Pulse $85 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $85.00
Nova Scotia Bell Share PLUS + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
Nova Scotia TELUS Your Choice Nationwide for Premium Smartphones + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
Ontario Wind Mobile Smartphone Plan 35 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes Unlimited $35.00
Ontario Mobilicity Unlimited Value Unlimited Canadawide Minutes Unlimited $45.00
Ontario PC Mobile Flex Plan Regular Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $64.00
Ontario Koodo Mobile Canada-wide 70 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $70.00
Ontario Virgin Mobile Gold 85 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $80.00
Ontario Fido Smart Pulse $85 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $85.00
Ontario Rogers Share Everything + with Premium Tab + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
Ontario Bell Share PLUS + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
Ontario TELUS Your Choice Nationwide for Premium Smartphones + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
Prince Edward Island Eastlink Talk, Text & Data 2 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $60.00
Prince Edward Island PC Mobile Flex Plan Regular Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $64.00
Prince Edward Island Koodo Mobile Canada-wide 70 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $70.00
Prince Edward Island Virgin Mobile Gold 85 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $80.00
Prince Edward Island Rogers Share Everything + with Premium Tab + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $85.00
Prince Edward Island Fido Smart Pulse $85 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $85.00
Prince Edward Island Bell Share PLUS + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
Prince Edward Island TELUS Your Choice Nationwide for Premium Smartphones + 2.5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $100.00
Quebec Koodo Mobile Canada-wide 50 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $50.00
Quebec PC Mobile Flex Plan Regular Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $64.00
Quebec Videotron PREMIUM: Unlimited Voice + Data 2GB 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 Rogers Limited Time Offer: Share Everything with Premium Tab + 4 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 4GB $75.00
Quebec Bell Share PLUS + 4 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 4GB $75.00
Quebec TELUS Your Choice Nationwide for Premium Smartphones + 4 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 4GB $75.00
Saskatchewan Koodo Mobile Tab Plus 48 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 5GB $48.00
Saskatchewan Virgin Mobile Limited Time Offer: Gold 63 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 5GB $63.00
Saskatchewan Fido Smart Pulse $63 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 5GB $63.00
Saskatchewan PC Mobile Flex Plan Regular Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 2GB $64.00
Saskatchewan Rogers Share Everything + with Premium Tab + 5 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 5GB $65.00
Saskatchewan SaskTel Ultimate 75 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 10GB $75.00
Saskatchewan Bell Share PLUS + 10 GB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 10GB $75.00
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 : $53.49
  • Alberta, BC, Ontario : $53.30
  • Saskatchewan : $51.30
  • Quebec : $49.05
  • Manitoba: $48.20
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 Koodo Mobile Canada-wide 45 500 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 8AM 0.5GB $45.00
Alberta Mobilicity Unlimited Value Unlimited Canadawide Minutes Unlimited $45.00
Alberta PC Mobile Flex Plan BYOD Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 0.5GB $48.00
Alberta Virgin Mobile Silver 50 300 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 7AM 0.3GB $50.00
Alberta Sears Connect Smartphone 750 MB + Incoming 300 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 6PM to 7AM 0.75GB $50.00
Alberta Primus Wireless Smartphone 50 300 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 6PM to 7AM 0.75GB $50.00
Alberta Bell Share LITE + 500 MB Unlimited Local Minutes 0.5GB $70.00
Alberta Rogers Share Everything with Smart Tab + 500 MB Unlimited Local Minutes 0.5GB $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
British Columbia Wind Mobile Smartphone Plan 35 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes Unlimited $35.00
British Columbia Koodo Mobile Canada-wide 45 500 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 8AM 0.5GB $45.00
British Columbia Mobilicity Unlimited Value Unlimited Canadawide Minutes Unlimited $45.00
British Columbia PC Mobile Flex Plan BYOD Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 0.5GB $48.00
British Columbia Virgin Mobile Silver 50 300 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 7AM 0.3GB $50.00
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 Primus Wireless Smartphone 50 300 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 6PM to 7AM 0.75GB $50.00
British Columbia Bell Share LITE + 500 MB Unlimited Local Minutes 0.5GB $70.00
British Columbia Rogers Share Everything with Smart Tab + 500 MB Unlimited Local Minutes 0.5GB $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
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 Canada-wide 45 500 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 8AM 0.5GB $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 BYOD Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 0.5GB $48.00
Manitoba Virgin Mobile Silver 50 300 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 7AM 0.3GB $50.00
Manitoba Fido Data, Talk & Text Standard $50 300 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 7AM 0.3GB $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 Canada-wide 45 500 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 8AM 0.5GB $45.00
New Brunswick PC Mobile Flex Plan BYOD Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 0.5GB $48.00
New Brunswick Virgin Mobile Silver 50 300 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 7AM 0.3GB $50.00
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 Rogers Smart Tab $50 1000 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 6PM to 7AM 0.5GB $50.00
New Brunswick TELUS Your Choice 300 for Smartphones + 1 GB 300 Local Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 6PM to 7AM 1GB $70.00
New Brunswick Bell Share LITE + 500 MB Unlimited Local Minutes 0.5GB $70.00
Newfoundland and Labrador Koodo Mobile Canada-wide 45 500 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 8AM 0.5GB $45.00
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 Sears Connect Smartphone 750 MB + Incoming 300 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 6PM to 7AM 0.75GB $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 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 Data Lite 300 300 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 8AM 0.3GB $35.00
Nova Scotia Koodo Mobile Canada-wide 45 500 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 8AM 0.5GB $45.00
Nova Scotia PC Mobile Flex Plan BYOD Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 0.5GB $48.00
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 Primus Wireless Smartphone 50 300 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 Virgin Mobile Silver 50 300 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 7AM 0.3GB $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 Koodo Mobile Canada-wide 45 500 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 8AM 0.5GB $45.00
Ontario Mobilicity Unlimited Value Unlimited Canadawide Minutes Unlimited $45.00
Ontario PC Mobile Flex Plan BYOD Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 0.5GB $48.00
Ontario Virgin Mobile Silver 50 300 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 7AM 0.3GB $50.00
Ontario Sears Connect Smartphone 750 MB + Incoming 300 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 6PM to 7AM 0.75GB $50.00
Ontario Primus Wireless Smartphone 50 300 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 6PM to 7AM 0.75GB $50.00
Ontario Bell Share LITE + 500 MB Unlimited Local Minutes 0.5GB $70.00
Ontario Rogers Share Everything with Smart Tab + 500 MB Unlimited Local Minutes 0.5GB $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
Prince Edward Island Eastlink Data Lite 300 300 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 8AM 0.3GB $35.00
Prince Edward Island Koodo Mobile Canada-wide 45 500 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 8AM 0.5GB $45.00
Prince Edward Island PC Mobile Flex Plan BYOD Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 0.5GB $48.00
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 Primus Wireless Smartphone 50 300 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 Virgin Mobile Silver 50 300 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 7AM 0.3GB $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 40 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 1GB $40.00
Quebec Fido Data, Talk & Text Standard $45 750 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 7AM 0.75GB $45.00
Quebec Virgin Mobile Silver 45 750 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 7AM 0.75GB $45.00
Quebec Videotron PLUS: Unlimited Voice + Data 500 MB Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 0.5GB $46.95
Quebec Rogers Smart Tab $47 Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 0.5GB $47.00
Quebec PC Mobile Flex Plan BYOD Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 0.5GB $48.00
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 BYOD: Voice & Data Lite Promo 50 Unlimited Local Minutes 2GB $50.00
Quebec TELUS Your Choice Quebec for Smartphones + 4 GB Unlimited Local Minutes 4GB $60.00
Saskatchewan Bell Share LITE + 1 GB Unlimited Local Minutes 1GB $40.00
Saskatchewan Rogers Share Everything with Smart Tab + 1 GB Unlimited Local Minutes 1GB $40.00
Saskatchewan Koodo Mobile Canada-wide 45 500 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 8AM 0.5GB $45.00
Saskatchewan PC Mobile Flex Plan BYOD Unlimited Canadawide Minutes 0.5GB $48.00
Saskatchewan Primus Wireless Smartphone 50 300 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 6PM to 7AM 0.75GB $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 Virgin Mobile Silver 50 300 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 7AM 0.3GB $50.00
Saskatchewan Fido Data, Talk & Text Standard $50 300 Canadawide Minutes with Unlimited E&W from 5PM to 7AM 0.3GB $50.00
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.
 


Rogers & TELUS Increasing Monthly Plan Pricing

January 19, 2016  by Chaundra Kazakoff
Rogers Share Everything
 
 
Effective tomorrow - Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 - Rogers Share Everything and Share Everything + plan pricing will increase.
 
 

Rogers Plan Changes


500 MB, 1 GB, and 2.5 GB Premium Tab Share Everything plans with Canada-wide or Local minutes will increase by $5/month.
 
500 MB, 1 GB, and 2.5 GB Smart Tab Share Everything plans with Canada-wide or Local minutes will increase by $5/month.
 
500 MB, 1 GB, and 2.5 GB No Tab Share Everything plans (both Canada-wide & Local) will increase by $15/month -  to be the same monthly price as the Smart Tab option.
 
All other No Tab Share Everything + plans (with 5 GB of data or more) will increase by $10/month -  to be the same monthly price as the Smart Tab option.
 
Premium Tab and Smart Tab Add-a-line options increasing by $5/month. 
 
No Tab Add-a-line option increasing by $15/month - to be the same monthly price as the Smart Tab option.
   
* Premium Tab and Smart Tab plans with 5 GB of data or more remain the same price.
 
 
 
TELUS Your Choice
 
 
Effective Thursday, January 21st, 2016 - TELUS Your Choice plan pricing will increase.** 
 
 

TELUS  Plan Changes

 
All Premium Smartphone Your Choice options (300 local minutes / Unlimited Local / Unlimited Nationwide) will increase by $5/month.
 
All Smartphone Your Choice options will increase by $5/month.
 
All Bring your own device (SIM only) Your Choice options will increase by $10/month.

The 500 MB of data per month option will be discontinued.

**Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Quebec will not be impacted by these TELUS Your Choice changes.
 
 
 
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These Rogers and TELUS plan changes are a competitive response to Bell's plan changes that went live on their site last week
 
 

TELUS Terminating Text-to-landline Service

January 19, 2016  by Chaundra Kazakoff
TELUS Text-to-landline - a service that allows customers to send a text message to a landline number and have it converted into a voice message before being received by the landline - will no longer be available as of March 1st, 2016.
 
Effective the week of January 1, 2016 and up to February 29, 2016 TELUS customers using the Text-to-landline service will receive the following message:

"Effective March 1, 2016, TELUS will no longer offer text to landline service. If you send a text to a landline number after this date, it will not be delivered and no error message will be sent back to you."


This affects all TELUS Mobility customers: that means all Consumer (postpaid and prepaid) and all Business.
 

MiKE Services Officially Shutting Down

January 14, 2016  by Chaundra Kazakoff
MiKE Logo
 
 
Telus has been working to replace MiKE services since the launch of Telus Link back in October 2013; a push-to-talk service over HSPA, LTE and Wi-Fi. Telus warned customers of the imminent shut down a whole year ago, back in January 2015, as they made contract activations and renewals no longer available. Now, this transition is nearly complete with official shut down of the iDEN network and MiKE service happening Friday, January 29th, 2016.
 
If you are still with MiKE and do not want to lose service, you will have to migrate your account over (and switch to a 4G mobile device sometime in the next 2 weeks.
 
If you choose not to migrate in this time frame, you will experience the following: 
  • Despite possible appearance of coverage indicators on your MiKE device, you will be unable to make or receive Interconnect or Direct Connect Calls and unable to access iDEN data services.
  • You will be unable to retrieve any stored voicemails. Be sure to retrieve any saved voicemails before January 29th.
  • Inbound callers will receive a "number not in service" message.
You have 90 days to port your number before it will be released. (after January 29, 2016)
 

TELUS Link



 
 
If you do intend to switch over to Link, Telus is still offering incentives and offers for MiKE customers looking to migrate their service until January 29th. Though the deals vary based on your current plan, most involve a discount on a new device as you will likely have to upgrade in order to use the Link service.
 

 
Click here to compare Link Plans.
 
 


Moto 360 Sport Now Available at TELUS

January 13, 2016  by Chaundra Kazakoff
Moto 360 Sport at TELUS
 
 

"Introducing a watch that can play as hard as you do."

 

The Moto 360 Sport was designed for customers looking for an everyday smartwatch and a physical activity tracker and is now available at TELUS for $379.00.
 

Designed for sport

Power your workout with a durable yet comfortable design. 

 

Built-in GPS

Track your distance and pace with GPS right on your wrist. 

 

Popular fitness apps

Works with popular apps like MapMyRun, Under Armour Record, and Strava.
 

Specifications:


Display: 1.37", 236ppi (360x325), Corning Gorilla Glass 3

OS: Android Wear

Battery: 320 mAh
 
Memory: 4GB ROM; 512MB RAM

Processor: 1.2 GHz quad-core

Connectivity:Bluetooth 4.0; Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g

Weight/Dimensions: 54 grams / 4.5 cm x 1.2 cm

Other: IP67 dust and water resistant (not waterproof)
 

Compatible Telus Devices

 
Motorola Moto X (2nd Gen)


Rogers & Bell Increasing Share Plan Cost Tomorrow (Jan 12)

January 11, 2016  by Chaundra Kazakoff
 Bell / Why Bell
 
 

If you're considering a switch or an upgrade with Bell or Rogers, you'd better hurry! Many of their plans are increasing in price on January 12th, with some lower tiered options and benefits being removed entirely. 


 
Starting tomorrow, Bell will no longer offer the lower-priced 300 Local Minute option with their Share Plans, leaving new and upgrading customers to choose between Unlimited Local or Unlimited Nationwide options. While this guarantees you'll get unlimited minutes with your Share Plan, it also could mean paying up to $10 more per month. 
 
Are you thinking: No big deal? You'll save money anyway because you're bringing your own device to Bell? Well, scratch that plan because Bell will now be charging the same fees for BYOD Plans as they do for Lite devices (something Rogers has already been doing for a while now on some of their region-specific plans). 
 
Okay, maybe you need Unlimited Minutes anyway, and you're more interested in a Plus or Lite device than bringing your own or buying something unlocked - don't worry, Bell thought of that too... All Plus & Lite Share Plan pricing is increasing by $5/month. 
 
According to Bell, these added fees are the price of their Network Enhancements. Their coverage, speed, and performance has been improved as well as they offer the $5/day travel feature called Roam Better - so customers are still getting great value for their dollar.
 
But why stop there? Bell has also decided that due to adding enhanced content, the Mobile TV add-on will be increasing by $3. That means it will now be $8/month for Mobile TV rather than $5/month. Though, they are still offering 24 months of free Mobile TV with 2-year Share Plans and 2 months with BYOD.
 
 
 
Rogers Share Everything
 
 
Rogers is also increasing their Share Plans by $5/month - but only a select few. All tiers (Premium Tab, Smart Tab, No Tab) are offered with Unlimited Local or Canada-Wide Calling and the 5 GB, 9 GB, and 15 GB Share Everything+ Plans will be increasing by $5/month. It appears the rest of the plans will remain the same (for now). 
 
 
 
 
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***Update*** - Tuesday, January 19th, 2016
 
Rogers & TELUS updating their share plans this week as a competitive response to the Bell changes. More information here.
 

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