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  1. Israel broke up its own "big three" and reduced cell bills up to 80%, to stay

    Just sharing this article about Isreal, who once had its own "big three" compared to the Canadian situation. Lots of parallels.

    https://thetyee.ca/News/2019/02/28/Slash-Cell-Bills-Israel/

    "If...
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    Koodo Randomly now I have the option of changing /...

    Randomly now I have the option of changing / switching numbers available in self-serve again...
    Going to wait until the 24th when wind expires and try porting.

    I do think there have been...
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    Koodo There is a write up above for another method...

    There is a write up above for another method involving signing up for an ontario or wherever number and then switching at the end of your billing cycle at midnight which supposedly has allowed people...
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    Koodo I ended up calling and they switched it to the...

    I ended up calling and they switched it to the plan for me :D

    For now I'm stuck with a MB number but going to port my Wind mobile number when my contract finishes on the 24th. I'll have to call...
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    Koodo I think it might be because I registered for self...

    I think it might be because I registered for self serve minutes before doing this whole thing ugggh.
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    Koodo OK I was able to change to MB -- it was stupidity...

    OK I was able to change to MB -- it was stupidity on my part trying to fill out both forms at once (choose a number and port a number) though it is half Koodo's fault for having a terrible UI.

    Now...
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    Koodo FYI I'm trying this right now -- my billing cycle...

    FYI I'm trying this right now -- my billing cycle ends today right now (midnight) and it says:

    "Unfortunately, we are not able to process your request at this time. Please try again later."\
    ...
  8. Bell I found this thread because I noticed I have the...

    I found this thread because I noticed I have the new version of the 20 bundle that DOESN'T list "unlimited mobile browser" which is absolutely the only reason I'm still with Bell.

    The reason...
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    Bell haha -- good to hear. I guess that's their script...

    haha -- good to hear. I guess that's their script "charges are valid" is the same thing they said to me. May I ask if they cut it in half, or gave you some other deal?
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    Bell I just kept insisting this was ridiculous, that I...

    I just kept insisting this was ridiculous, that I followed all the advice I got from a rep LAST time I had this issue, and that there was no way I could afford the charges.

    They seemed to be aware...
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    Bell For those searching through this thread --- I...

    For those searching through this thread ---

    I got a call back from a manager, and they are telling me that even with software that disables data (which understandably, they don't support) you WILL...
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    Bell yeah it could very well be -- but I had only used...

    yeah it could very well be -- but I had only used android once or twice very briefly and disabled the ppp connection as soon as it booted up, and I have a full page of accesses in my bell over the...
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    Bell I just had the exact same issue.. with the exact...

    I just had the exact same issue.. with the exact same setup. I have nodata and used it the whole time when using winmo,

    and when using android i both disabled roaming data as above, and also made...
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    Re: Slingshot possibly going out of business: ...

    Re: Slingshot possibly going out of business:

    I tracked down one of those pilot truck stops (I went to the seperate, trucker only area --- it was really, really weird and we got some strange looks...
  15. Bell Just to clarify it was me asking the question...

    Just to clarify it was me asking the question originally -- you responded to someone stating their own experience.

    Yeah hopefully I can get a rep to help me out here.
  16. Bell True -- its 2009 where a ridiculous 2MB for $20...

    True -- its 2009 where a ridiculous 2MB for $20 forced me to take all the precautions I mentioned.

    Strangely I called bell from an 800 number and they can't see any data fees at all now...
  17. Bell USA mobile browser charges "over $250" message

    Hi all,

    I signed up for 2MB data while in the USA, turned off all data features on my HTC Touch, except for an IMAP email program that won't download more than 6kb of data from each email (the...
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    Page plus seems to say it will cost $1.20/MB on...

    Page plus seems to say it will cost $1.20/MB on their site:

    http://www.pagepluscellular.com/Plans/UNW%20Plan.aspx

    unless you're referring to something else... thats a bit pricey for me since...
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    p.s. do you know of any pilot truck stops near...

    p.s. do you know of any pilot truck stops near ontario/quebec border crossings?

    The store locater on the Slingshot site doesn't work--- that is a hilariously terrible site & branding .. haha -- I...
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    Awesome! Thanks so much -- I will be looking...

    Awesome!

    Thanks so much -- I will be looking for one of these as soon as I cross the border.

    I emailed and called them and heard nothing back re: getting the device.

    Do keep me posted!
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    Thanks everyone -- i'm looking into all of these...

    Thanks everyone -- i'm looking into all of these options.. I forgot to subscribe to this thread so I didn't receive any notifications of responses... just saw them now!

    The slingshot thing...
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    USA data plans for travellers / short term

    Hiya,

    I'm a Canadian who will be in the USA for about 4 months.

    I would like to purchase prepaid / short term contract (i.e. 4mths) data for either my smartphone (CDMA HTC Touch) or my laptop...
  23. Thread: Tough Phones

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    Bell Tough Phones

    Looking for the toughest phones for a two maintenance employees. They don't care at all for features except durability and decent signal.

    Can anyone recommend one/some from Bell, Fido, or Rogers...
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    Bell I can say that I am now succesfully using just...

    I can say that I am now succesfully using just over half of this 2gb card.

    I'll report if I have any problems further on. But the info section on the card in the phone at least, definitely...
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    Bell Re formatted SD card, re-copied files.. and...

    Re formatted SD card, re-copied files.. and everything working.

    Huzaa.
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