[84attendees] Final suggestions on Sim cards WAS(Sim cards)

Jamal Hadi Salim <hadi@mojatatu.com> Sun, 29 July 2012 13:39 UTC

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The feature being used as a reference point here is: Price

1) Voice+text:

So i am finding out more about env variable effects:

a) if you are going to be mostly receiving. Example,
some folks get calls from people in areas where
it is free to call Canada or it is cheaper than what the mobile
company charges. i.e. you signal them via txt or otherwise
they call then you talk for an hour at a time. In such a case
go with Rogers  (thanks to  Michael StJohns for making me
look closer at  Rogers.
You pay $10 for the Sim card + buy the $1/day plan (at $20).
My understanding is unlike the Fido plan, Rogers thievery is
hidden in the $20 you purchase. There is some fee which
is worth about $10 that comes off your $20. If you consider
free nights and free all you can talk today (sunday), then this
$30+tax should last you a week easy.
Remember call out is 30c/min and txt out is 20c/min.
incoming calls and txt free

b) If you are going to be making calls and receiving calls,
after 6pm Vancouver time, go with Rogers $1/day plan

c) If you are going to make and receive calls during the
day, go with 7eleven (total cost of $30 +tax for 400 minutes)

2) If you are going to be doing some data + go with
$25 for the SIM card.
$5 for 50M data.
$1/M additional 10M.

I heard Telus mentioned and the $30G data plan looked appealing
but didnt look at them because i think they do CDMA.