Super Cheap Data-Only Cell Phone Plans Are Finally Coming To Canada
Because who actually makes calls anymore.
If you took a minute and actually looked at your cell phone bill each month and carefully broke down how much you pay for each feature and service, you'd probably be horrified to find that you don't even use the services for which you pay the most.
Services like voicemail, call display, name display, evening "talk" minutes, etc. These were great features to have on your cell phone plan back in 2008, in pre LTE days.
TL;DR The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has worked with Bell, Rogers, and Telus to develop data-only plans to fill a current void in the market. These affordable data-only plans will be made available over the coming months.
But today, if you're not running a business off your cell phone or using it for work, you probably use it more for texting, imessage, Facebook, and Instagram. So paying a huge monthly fee for an actual phone plan might not be the most economic and budget-friendly decision.
According to a recent report by Global News, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has worked with Bell, Rogers, and Telus to develop data-only plans.
The CRTC promises that these plans will be very affordable, starting as low as $15 per month for 250 megabytes of data to $30 per month for 1-GB of data.
These plans will be made available over the coming months.