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

"StJohns, Michael" <msj@nthpermutation.com> Sun, 29 July 2012 22:46 UTC

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Subject: Re: [84attendees] Final suggestions on Sim cards WAS(Sim cards)
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Go to the Rogers stand in the Pacific Centre.  That's where I got mine.
 Just past Howe Street on Dunsmuir. (left out of the front of the hotel,
right on Dunsmuir for two blocks)

On Sunday, July 29, 2012, Safruti, Ido wrote:

> FWIW - went to a Rogers store close to the hotel (robson & seymour), and a
> sim+activation is at $40 (or $45 can't remember). The $9.99 is for online
> orders only, (can't order online and do a store pickup - must be
> delivered, so takes timeŠ).
> So I guess this option is off (unless I am missing some secret code I
> should mention on the store).
>
>
> On 7/29/12 8:56 AM, "Jamal Hadi Salim" <hadi@mojatatu.com <javascript:;>>
> wrote:
>
> >On Sun, Jul 29, 2012 at 11:29 AM, Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com<javascript:;>>
> wrote:
> >> I'm a local, typing this on an HSPA phone with one of the Telus SIMs.
> >>If you
> >> can find one of those, it's a good deal. Not just CDMA.
> >
> >Good info. So it seems even Bell is now offering HSPA SIM cards.
> >For Telus, the $35 plan here:
> >
> http://www.telusmobility.com/en/BC/data_add_ons/add_ons.shtml?INTCMP=ILCq4
> >srves5
> >SIM card is $10.
> >I didnt walk into a store to verify this, so not sure what other
> >thievery goes on.
> >
> >So Telus is a winner if you want to do data and think you'll end up in
> >the 100s of MB.
> >
> >cheers,
> >jamal
> >
> >
> >> On Jul 29, 2012 6:39 AM, "Jamal Hadi Salim" <hadi@mojatatu.com<javascript:;>>
> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> 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
> >>> Wind.
> >>> $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.
> >>>
> >>> cheers,
> >>> jamal
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