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02/04/2012 04:58:03 PM · #1
I have the cheapest plan available with Rogers, but it really ticks me off how much it costs and how little we get out of it.

I have a "List of Grievances" I may be phoning with soon. One of them might be how much more bang for the buck Americans get.

We have 3 cell phones.
$15 Pooled family plan gets us 50 minutes each (pooled to 150) per month talk time. Unlimited weekends or after 9:00pm.
$15 Value Pack gets us 500 texts each, call display, and voicemail. Probably some other garbage we'd never care about.

Add those all together and the monthly bill comes to:

$ 128
02/04/2012 05:29:10 PM · #2
I am right lucky I guess.

The phone I use is issued by work and all I have to pay for is the personal calls... which I rarely make.

I got a Telus phone for my daughter and the monthly package for that is $30.00 and I am thinking of a "Prepaid Plan" since she doesn't make a dozen calls a month.

Neither of us have texting, nor any other features for that matter.

Ray
02/04/2012 05:39:36 PM · #3
I also have a pooled family plan with 3 phones, but technically it's not really pooled since it's unlimited talk, text, and on one phone data. $160 month.
02/04/2012 05:46:13 PM · #4
single phone unlimited everything $77US
02/04/2012 05:49:45 PM · #5
On the phone with them right now.... need to pee. :-(
02/04/2012 05:52:30 PM · #6
Originally posted by Strikeslip:

On the phone with them right now.... need to pee. :-(


...and that stops you from talking on the phone???...ya don't have one of them hands free thingies...how passé

Ray

Message edited by author 2012-02-04 17:53:18.
02/04/2012 05:55:47 PM · #7
Originally posted by RayEthier:

Originally posted by Strikeslip:

On the phone with them right now.... need to pee. :-(


...and that stops you from talking on the phone???...ya don't have one of them hands free thingies...how passé

Ray

DAng.. I"m going for it... standing...
02/04/2012 06:04:59 PM · #8
4 phones unlimited - Verizon - $210/mo. - yeah, damn near a freakin car payment.
02/04/2012 06:10:16 PM · #9
Still on the phone.... I might get a Sony PS3 out of the call. :-/
02/04/2012 06:10:35 PM · #10
I don't even want a cell phone. :-(
02/04/2012 06:11:29 PM · #11
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

4 phones unlimited - Verizon - $210/mo. - yeah, damn near a freakin car payment.

Whoa! 8-O
02/04/2012 06:22:03 PM · #12
I`m on a business tariff in UK - 2 x iphones with all bolt-ons - unlimited calls to each other, unlimited calls after 6pm to landline & same network - 500 texts, unlimited interenet - £78 per month - actually rather good for rip off UK, and that includes `own fault damage/loss` insurance on each iPhone.
02/04/2012 06:46:57 PM · #13
1.5 hours on the phone and pretty much nothing fun.

They're looking into geting a PS3 for me, they'll get back to me on that one.

All three phones have unlimited talk starting at 6pm now.

>:-(
02/04/2012 07:14:40 PM · #14
I'm with Giff Gaff in the UK, which is a SIM only deal - I pay £10 per month for 250 minutes, unlimited texts and unlimited data - which I use with my iPhone 4S. It runs on the O2 network (I was previously with O2 so coverage suits me fine). I think it's a pretty sweet deal - plus you get money back for helping in the community forums and for recruiting other users - so far in 6 months, 3 months have been free due to friends and family signing up :-)
02/04/2012 07:18:33 PM · #15
Originally posted by Strikeslip:

I have the cheapest plan available with Rogers, but it really ticks me off how much it costs and how little we get out of it.

I have a "List of Grievances" I may be phoning with soon. One of them might be how much more bang for the buck Americans get.

We have 3 cell phones.
$15 Pooled family plan gets us 50 minutes each (pooled to 150) per month talk time. Unlimited weekends or after 9:00pm.
$15 Value Pack gets us 500 texts each, call display, and voicemail. Probably some other garbage we'd never care about.

Add those all together and the monthly bill comes to:

$ 128


That's about the same as my bill... For one phone. Of course, in the end, it's loaded with every reasonable option (no tethering and no navigation service - both are easy to do with software).... Then again, I don't mind because I couldn't do my job without it.
02/04/2012 07:19:38 PM · #16
Originally posted by Strikeslip:

On the phone with them right now.... need to pee. :-(


Just put it on speaker and let them enjoy the sounds.... :)
02/04/2012 07:21:59 PM · #17
Originally posted by lawrysimm:

I'm with Giff Gaff in the UK, which is a SIM only deal - I pay £10 per month for 250 minutes, unlimited texts and unlimited data - which I use with my iPhone 4S. It runs on the O2 network (I was previously with O2 so coverage suits me fine). I think it's a pretty sweet deal - plus you get money back for helping in the community forums and for recruiting other users - so far in 6 months, 3 months have been free due to friends and family signing up :-)

Damnit! Why does my life suck so much compared to yours!?!?
02/04/2012 07:22:18 PM · #18
My wife and I share a family plan, $140 a month and I get a 23% discount. 2gb internet each phone and share unlimited texting. We dropped our house phone to make it more bearable.
02/04/2012 07:24:08 PM · #19
Our home phone is Vonage VOIP for $20 a month, and we get good use out of it. I'm SO ticked off!
02/04/2012 07:41:17 PM · #20
Stay tuned for video highlights of the phone call... :-D
02/04/2012 09:13:36 PM · #21
VIdeo highlight...
02/04/2012 09:21:02 PM · #22
Originally posted by Strikeslip:

VIdeo highlight...

Did she cut you off?
02/04/2012 09:48:11 PM · #23
Have my daughter and I both on my plan

AT&T - 2 iPhones with unlimited data plans (grandfathered in from before they set limits)
$10 charge for having the added line for my daughter
$9 monthly insurance on my iPhone
$9.95 for TeleNav GPS

monthly bill after surcharges, taxes, and the other usual BS is $208.20
02/04/2012 09:52:11 PM · #24
Originally posted by Strikeslip:

VIdeo highlight...

Griebances.

You should have told her "I'll just call you Jill."
02/04/2012 10:01:19 PM · #25
Reminds me of a call I once made regarding a laptop problem I had.

I ended up somewhere in India, talking to someone called Bub, who truly did not care that I had covered all the steps from one to fourteen...he was adamant that we go through even single step one at a time.

When we got to fourteen, guess what...he had no answer for me and in the process of transferring me to some other person managed to hang up on me.

Guess who no longer owns that laptop and has no need to talk to Bub anymore.

Ray
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