Best Rate Plans for Back to School

August 28, 2018 by

School is rolling around the corner and with it, comes a bunch of wonderous plans and bonus data. Let's take a look at some of the best BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) plans in your province.


British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario & the Atlantic Provinces


Fido, Koodo & Virgin Mobile


Fido, Koodo and Virgin Mobile have cheaper plans with 4G LTE data, and some of the best coverage. Their plans are quite flexible and can be tailored to your data usage. You can also add $5 a month for unlimited calling. Plans in B.C., Alberta, Ontario and the Atlantic provinces are among the highest in Canada, and start at $45.00 for 2 GB of data.


Cost per Month Minutes Texting Data
$45.00 500 Unlimited International 2 GB
$50.00 500 Unlimited International 4 GB
$60.00 500 Unlimited International 6 GB


Lucky Mobile & Chatr


Lucky Mobile and Chatr have some of the cheapest plans out there, but with some hefty drawbacks. For one, their coverage isn't nearly as good, so expect to lose your data as soon as you leave your "zone," or your residential area. Their data also only operates at 3G speeds, meaning it'll be nearly five to ten times as slow as 4G LTE that other providers have to offer. Perfect for chatting or checking your email, but not ideal for streaming videos and music. Their plan pricing is consistent throughout Canada.


Cost per Month Minutes Texting Data
$40.00 Unlimited Canada-wide Unlimited International 4.5 GB (at 3G speeds)


Freedom Mobile


When it comes to quality and cheap, Freedom Mobile can't be beat. Their plans frequently offer some of the biggest data, at the lowest prices. Like Chatr and Lucky Mobile, Freedom has it's drawbacks in the form of terrible coverage. The moment you leave your zone, your data instantly becomes a fraction of its original, and you'll often lose signal among trees or thick walls and tunnels. That being said, they still offer data at 4G LTE speeds, so their plans are perfect for those city dwellers who travel infrequently. Freedom Mobile is only available in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and the Greater Toronto Area (including Ottawa).


Cost per Month Minutes Texting Data
$50.00 Unlimited Canada-wide Unlimited International 4.5 GB (at 3G speeds)


Saskatchewan & Manitoba


Fido, Koodo & Virgin Mobile


Fido, Koodo and Virgin Mobile offer great coverage at reasonable costs. Plans in both Saskatchewan and Manitoba are rather limited, but 5 GB for $53 is pretty decent.


Cost per Month Minutes Texting Data
$53.00 Unlimited Canada-wide Unlimited International 5 GB


Lucky Mobile & Chatr


Lucky Mobile and Chatr have some of the cheapest plans out there, but with some hefty drawbacks. For one, their coverage isn't nearly as good, so expect to lose your data as soon as you leave your "zone," or your residential area. Their data also only operates at 3G speeds, meaning it'll be nearly five to ten times as slow as 4G LTE that other providers have to offer. Perfect for chatting or checking your email, but not ideal for streaming videos and music. Their plan pricing is consistent throughout Canada.


Cost per Month Minutes Texting Data
$40.00 Unlimited Canada-wide Unlimited International 4.5 GB (at 3G speeds)


Quebec


Fido, Koodo & Virgin Mobile


Fido, Koodo and Virgin Mobile are all cost-efficient and provide good coverage. Plans in both Quebec are the cheapest in Canada and are great deals with their back-to-school bonus data promotion!


Cost per Month Minutes Texting Data
$35.00 Unlimited Canada-wide Unlimited International 2 GB
$45.00 Unlimited Canada-wide Unlimited International 4 GB
$49.00 Unlimited Canada-wide Unlimited International 8 GB


Lucky Mobile & Chatr


Lucky Mobile and Chatr have some of the cheapest plans out there, but with some hefty drawbacks. For one, their coverage isn't nearly as good, so expect to lose your data as soon as you leave your "zone," or your residential area. Their data also only operates at 3G speeds, meaning it'll be nearly five to ten times as slow as 4G LTE that other providers have to offer. Perfect for chatting or checking your email, but not ideal for streaming videos and music. Their plan pricing is consistent throughout Canada.


Cost per Month Minutes Texting Data
$40.00 Unlimited Canada-wide Unlimited International 4.5 GB (at 3G speeds)

Be sure to capitalize on these plans as quickly as you can! They'll be gone into mid-September, but don't fret if you miss out—there are always new deals to come.





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