Arranging a cell phone plan in Canada is a crucial step most newcomers tend to in their first week. If you plan on staying in Canada for more than a year, it is worthwhile to sign-up for a postpaid plan and avail of the best rates for you.
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The phone companies with the majority of the nationwide market share are Telus, Bell, Rogers and Fido. These companies offer special rate plans and usually offer discounts on handsets if you commit to a one or two-year cell phone plan in Canada.
However, there are new up-and-coming cell phone service providers, like Koodo, Freedom Mobile, Mobolicity and Public Mobile. These are giving their bigger counterparts a run for their money by offering cheaper rate mobile phone plans.
Their phones are pretty basic, but if you don’t care about having the latest Blackberry or iPhone, then these companies might be right for you.
If your plan does not have unlimited calling then beware that the monthly limit will be used for incoming calls as well as outgoing calls.
Note: Freedom Mobile and Mobilicity now support most new smart phones (like the iPhone 6 and iPhone 5) but do not support other common models such as the iPhone 4S. Michael contacted us on our Facebook forum to tell us about this website, where you can check which network will support your phone.
Need a phone to work? It’s recommended you sign up to a cell phone plan in Canada with data and unlimited texting and calling, at least for local calls.
You will probably find that it gives you greater freedom and opportunity to establish yourself and network. It might also save you money in the long run, as you will not incur additional charges beyond the monthly fee.