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I am aware that the CMA has a relationship with Telus in regards to cell phone plans.

I was wondering if people have gotten this deal, if other companies were able to offer something similar, etc. I think a data plan will be very useful while on the wards, but I don't want to break my budget (I find it ridiculous to pay upwards of 50$ and my current plan is below that). Any tips on best bang for your buck, how much data usage, etc....

 

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I am aware that the CMA has a relationship with Telus in regards to cell phone plans.

I was wondering if people have gotten this deal, if other companies were able to offer something similar, etc. I think a data plan will be very useful while on the wards, but I don't want to break my budget (I find it ridiculous to pay upwards of 50$ and my current plan is below that). Any tips on best bang for your buck, how much data usage, etc....

 

Thank you.

 

never been at a site where on the wards you didn't have wifi access to everything - I mean you shouldn't need your personal data plan to access resources there. 

 

The old rogers plan (which they just e nded) was pretty good. The telus one is better than most, but will cost you about 80 in the end after the initial 6months phase. I am now deciding with the do with the rogers one as the 3 years contract ended and they are upping the cost (although now I own the phone - so that confuses me ha). Considering something like a WIND plan right now. 

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never been at a site where on the wards you didn't have wifi access to everything - I mean you shouldn't need your personal data plan to access resources there. 

 

The old rogers plan (which they just needed) was pretty good. The telus one is better than most, but will cost you about 80 in the end after the initial 6months phase. I am now deciding with the do with the rogers one as the 3 years contract ended and they are upping the cost (although now I own the phone - so that confuses me ha). Considering something like a WIND plan right now. 

 

Thanks!!

I've been at 2 sites where wifi did not work... kind of inconvenient.

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 The telus one is better than most, but will cost you about 80 in the end after the initial 6months phase.

 

Where does it say that it will be 80 after the 6 months?

 

https://nexgenwireless.wirelessdealer.ca/b2b/ratePlanDetails.aspx?AC=AAN1B0DDZ995C4Z&productid=33253&packageId=3012333&rateplanid=18350&rtype=&mode=new&combo=true

 

Looking at their website, I don't see anything.

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Where does it say that it will be 80 after the 6 months?

 

https://nexgenwireless.wirelessdealer.ca/b2b/ratePlanDetails.aspx?AC=AAN1B0DDZ995C4Z&productid=33253&packageId=3012333&rateplanid=18350&rtype=&mode=new&combo=true

 

Looking at their website, I don't see anything.

 

it does go to 80 after 6 months. Source - me, ha - I got my parents that plan. 

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it does go to 80 after 6 months. Source - me, ha - I got my parents that plan. 

So this freaked me out a bit. I just emailed them and mentioned this, and asked for confirmation that the $70 will stay for the full term of the contract. THis is what I got as a reply

 

 

 

I wouldn't be able to confirm this information as we have not encountered a complaint regarding an increase in their rate plans. Clients are able to make changes to their rate plans and increase their data and airtime - so if that were the case they would surely have a higher plan price, but the 30% discount will always apply to the primary line for the duration of the contract and a year following.

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So this freaked me out a bit. I just emailed them and mentioned this, and asked for confirmation that the $70 will stay for the full term of the contract. THis is what I got as a reply

 

ok to be clear that was 80 with tax include (or rather 79 etc). Ha, we may be talking about different things :)

 

For the first six months I was getting some form of a discount - I was charged 50 dollars a month including tax.

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ok to be clear that was 80 with tax include (or rather 79 etc). Ha, we may be talking about different things :)

 

For the first six months I was getting some form of a discount - I was charged 50 dollars a month including tax.

oh I see that makes sense. The website says $70 pretax,  so I thought that went up to $80. Makes sense now :)

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12 minutes ago, jfdes said:

Would anybody be able to post the updated CMA plan, or confirm the details? 

Don't know if they are different but I am specifically looking for BC, and it needs login info I don't have just yet.

https://www.cma.ca/En/Pages/telus.aspx

You guys in BC get 4 GB for 77$ and (for example) a 130$ iPhone 8 64 GB.

I don't want to twist the knife but that sounds awful... I have 7 GB for 59$ and paid 200$ for my Galaxy Note 8 (with the QC CMA deal).

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49 minutes ago, fz90 said:

@Snowmen Would really appreciate it if you could share the plan available for Ontario residents? I am looking to get a new phone as well so it would be great to compare the rate offered by CMA. 

  

 

Current offer for Ontario residents through the CMA Telus plan:

Only for $65/month TELUS EPP customers can sign up and secure for the length of their contract Unlimited Nationwide Calling with 6GB of data. Only for a limited time. 

  •    Existing lines can convert to plan however Device Balance must be paid
  •    Data is non-shareable
  •    Not available on add-a-line, tablets or BYOD
  •    Only allowed up to 5 subscribers on the account. 

Eligible $0 models include iPhone 7 Plus 32GB, iPhone 8 64GB, Samsung S8, Samsung S8+. Limited time offer.

 

Current offer for BC residents through the Doctors of BC Telus plan:

A $300 device credit will be applied to all 2 year new activation orders when the $80 5GB plan or $105 10GB plan is selected. The credit will be applied at checkout when placing your order.

  • $60 Unlimited Nationwide Talk/Text with 1GB data
  • $70 Unlimited Nationwide Talk/Text with 3GB data
  • $80 Unlimited Nationwide Talk/Text with 5GB data
  • $105 Unlimited Nationwide Talk/Text with 10GB data

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16 hours ago, Snowmen said:

You guys in BC get 4 GB for 77$ and (for example) a 130$ iPhone 8 64 GB.

I don't want to twist the knife but that sounds awful... I have 7 GB for 59$ and paid 200$ for my Galaxy Note 8 (with the QC CMA deal).

Yeah, anything outside of SK, MB, and QC are pretty terrible for cell phone plans. My parents are getting reamed already with Telus though so I'm looking for other options in case they can't give them anything through the loyalty line.

15 hours ago, The Ace of Spades said:

Current offer for BC residents through the Doctors of BC Telus plan:

A $300 device credit will be applied to all 2 year new activation orders when the $80 5GB plan or $105 10GB plan is selected. The credit will be applied at checkout when placing your order.

  • $60 Unlimited Nationwide Talk/Text with 1GB data
  • $70 Unlimited Nationwide Talk/Text with 3GB data
  • $80 Unlimited Nationwide Talk/Text with 5GB data
  • $105 Unlimited Nationwide Talk/Text with 10GB data

Does it say if you could add on an extra line for $35 to share the data/talk/text plan, like they usually allow with phones? In the Ontario one it specifically says no, but if you can for this it would be ideal. And I assume they include the phone with the plan for this, in addition to the $300 device credit off the top?

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On 5/31/2018 at 2:30 PM, Snowmen said:

You guys in BC get 4 GB for 77$ and (for example) a 130$ iPhone 8 64 GB.

I don't want to twist the knife but that sounds awful... I have 7 GB for 59$ and paid 200$ for my Galaxy Note 8 (with the QC CMA deal).

Agreed. Fido has promo.plans all the time like 40-50$ for 4-5gb and unlimited rest.

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21 minutes ago, JohnGrisham said:

Agreed. Fido has promo.plans all the time like 40-50$ for 4-5gb and unlimited rest.

Currently with Fido in Ontario. $45/month with 6GB of data and unlimited call and text. (Plus new device every 2 years)

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7 minutes ago, xiphoid said:

Currently with Fido in Ontario. $45/month with 6GB of data and unlimited call and text. (Plus new device every 2 years)

How did you get that? I gave them a call the other day and they wouldn't give an mb over 2gb for $45/month. Needless to say, it was a BYOD. 

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36 minutes ago, Distancea said:

How did you get that? I gave them a call the other day and they wouldn't give an mb over 2gb for $45/month. Needless to say, it was a BYOD. 

It might've been directed marketing, but I only recently switched to this plan back at the end of April. I used to have unlimited call and text with them for $30/month (did the whole duo sim thing for a while, had a plan for $15/month with Wind for unlimited, i.e. 10GB/month, data) , and they sent me an email offering what I currently have.

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3 hours ago, billy55555 said:

Anyone have an update on current cell plan deals for med students?

Got the XS with Telus through the OMA. Check those deals. Got to be a member though and an Ontario med student.

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