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发表于 2010-11-16 16:09
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In less than a month, school will resume, and many will be activating new cell phone plans for school. Recently, the major three cell phone players in the Canadian market released student-friendly plans, to which we have decided to explore, examine, and compare to see if one or more providers are working hard for your loyalty.


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Before we begin, please note for Rogers Wireless/TELUS Mobility/Bell Mobility *Student* Plans, the device prices are for 3 year contracts. Rogers Wireless plans also include a recovery fee (instead of system access fee), under $3. TELUS & Bell do not have any additional fees (in Ontario at least. Please check your respective province/territory for more information). Each provider has line activation fee which is a $35 one-time charge.

First, we have Rogers Wireless. They have three sub categories in which you can choose a plan from. There is ‘Student plans for BlackBerry’, ‘Messaging phones’, and ‘Smartphones’. Each has different features and price tags. Here’s an overview:
Rogers Wireless BlackBerry *Student* Plan (Devices: Curve 8520 [$30] & Curve 9300 [$80])

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Rogers Wireless Messaging phones *Student* Plan (Devices: Nokia Surge [$20], and Samsung Corby Pro [$40])

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发表于 2010-11-16 16:11
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Rogers Wireless Smartphone *Student* Plan (Devices: Acer Liquid E [$30], Sony Ericsson Xperia X10[$100]/Mini [$30] & Motorola Flipout [$30])

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Rogers offerings:
Choosing the right plan will vary from student to student based on the device you choose to go with, that is, if you do not already have another cell phone (more on that shortly). Needless to say, Rogers has selected a few devices for each plan and you can make your choice from there. We believe that the BlackBerry plans will be the most popular due to device popularity.

Second up is TELUS. They follow a similar idea to Rogers, in which they offer a selected device list to choose from. Here’s an overview of their plans. Device listings are included near the bottom.
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TELUS offerings:

The offerings from TELUS seem simpler to understand compared to Rogers. One thing that we did not like to see is the 100MB limit on the $40 plan. TELUS did take note of that and they are offering the above listed devices, and we hope that the data encoding on those devices are efficient since 100MB can add up quickly if you use your data constantly. For that reason, if you use the internet for more than a several emails and random browsing daily, we recommend the next choice, the $55 plan, which has 1GB of data. If you watch YouTube videos a lot (steaming videos), then 1GB will make sure you are safe. Family calling is a great feature if you are on the same account as your parents/siblings and/or significant other. Unlimited Canada-Wide calling between all members are included with both plans and there is a limit o-.-p to 5 lines eligible for this feature, per account. We also enjoy the freedom option of allowing all mobile phones to be included in the $55 plan. For device pricing and details, please visit telusmobility.com and check out the pricing of phones eligible (within plan requirements) under a 3 year term.

The third and final provider is Bell Mobility. Their plans are as intuitive and simple to understand as TELUS’ plans. Here’s an overview:


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Bell’s offerings:

Clearly, the $40 plan offered by Bell is bested by TELUS’ $40 plan (extra unlimited messaging, nationwide family calling, 100MB data, voicemail 3). Also, as another example of limitation, the BlackBerry $40 is bested by Rogers and TELUS, where both offer 5  and 10 numbers nationwide, respectively,  for unlimited talk and text. Bell’s plan is local only. Being in post secondary, you might need to stay in contact with friends from your hometown not including parents, so the long distance option here is valuable. For device pricing and details, please visit bell.ca and check out the pricing of phones eligible (within plan requirements) under a 3 year term.

Final Decision: Which provider is the best?

After an overview of all the plans for Canada’s big three cell phone providers, we can say that it’s a close call for a single plan to be the best, since we have to consider the price range each plan falls under. We can say, however, that Bell does not offer anything extra outside of comparable minutes (including 6pm), data and texting.  TELUS and Rogers are closer in terms of included features. Since we were unable to find a clearly superior plan for the mainstream user (student) of $40-45 without limitations, we have decided to provide an overview of the plans at respective price ranges.

Here’s our summary:

$30 price range:
Bell and Rogers offer plans at this range. Rogers’ “Messaging” plan is better than Bell’s in the following:
+ Unlimited Messaging and another feature (6pm, 5 numbers unlimited talk and text nationwide, double your minutes etc)

$40 price range:

All three have plans in the price range, Rogers offers the BlackBerry plan, TELUS offers a more mainstream plan, and Bell has one for BlackBerry and one for mainstream. For BlackBerry devices, we  give the best plan to Rogers.  However, if you are able to activate your own BlackBerry (newly purchased/full price handset) on TELUS’ $40 plan, then the TELUS $40 looks to be of a close competitor.
The only reason we are hesitant from making the TELUS plan superior is due to the 100MB data limit. Constant emails, BlackBerry Messenger, and IM will add up very quickly. If you are a light user, and do not exceed 100MB, then the TELUS plan is vastly superior. It’s well rounded, including unlimited texting, nationwide calling to 10 numbers, 6pm calling option, voicemail, 50 extra local minutes, and nationwide family calling. Those extra’s are hard to pass by and we recommend that you take a careful look.

$50+ price range:

All of the three providers offer plans in the $50-55 range.
BlackBerry: Bell and Rogers offer exclusive plans to BlackBerry users in the $50 range. Bell offers 500MB data and Rogers offers unlimited Wi-Fi calling. Bell includes 6pm early calling standard and Rogers gives you the option to select an extra feature. We believe Rogers’ plan is superior partially due to the availability of the Canada-wide unlimited talk and text to 5 numbers, double minutes, and more! Check Rogers’ plans overview above for more details.
TELUS has a $55 plan, $5 more than Rogers and Bell, and can be for a BlackBerry as well. For an extra $5, the TELUS plan includes unbeatable extra’s. They include, unlimited text, unlimited talk to 10 numbers nationwide, family calling, 6pm, 1GB of data, and voicemail 3. for an extra $5, we believe this plan is much better suited than the competing $50 Rogers and Bell BlackBerry plans.
All other smartphones:
After several comparisons and tables, the TELUS $55 plan is simply the best plan out there for students that are willing to shed the extra $5 per month. The extra features that are included are valuable and we believe that each feature can be o-.-se. The extra $5 will help prevent overages in many ways. Who can say no to respectable value per dollar?
*** This article corresponds to information found on Friday, August 13th, 2010. Any of the providers may change their prices/services without notice. ***

Resource from: http://eceplayground.com/2010/08 ... -bell-telus-rogers/

Basically I'm using Telus student 35 which is a Social Network Plan, includes many good features:

$35/month(after tax and caller id fee is about 56 bucks per month)
200 Local Minutes
Nation Wide Fav 5
Unlimited Text Messaging, Facebook, MySpace, BlackBerry
Messenger, and Windows Live Messenger
Unlimited Local Night and Weekend Minutes from 6pm
But there is one con that no data plan add-ons for this plan, which means I can't web browsing and check emails. That's why I was considering to get Telus Student 55 ($70 is the monthly fee after tax and caller id). This is really a good plan but I am not sure if 1GB is too much for me and also I have to pay extra money so I'm not sure if it's worthy.
I like Telus a lot and their service is really good comparing to Rogers and Bell, that's why I switch from Rogers to Telus and asked my friends to do so :p
So hope this article is helpful for you guys choose your future plans and also if you are using data plan or blackberry, can you pls gimme some idea should I stay in Student 35 or switch to Student 55, thanks~
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发表于 2010-11-16 17:10
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其实有很多选择的!不过楼主说的都不错!
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发表于 2010-11-17 12:29
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比起我的fido plan,這些plan都貴很多, 可以說貴一半
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发表于 2010-11-17 13:22
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相比起来还是fido便宜呀。。。只不过手机选择不多
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发表于 2010-11-22 00:47
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