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  • #46
    Originally posted by R.J View Post
    I do (thankfully not in Toronto), but my point still remains - while cellphone plans and homes maybe cheaper in Saskatchewan than Ontario, it's still more expensive in comparison to other Countries. You can get some great cell phone plans in Australia, which is 2 million km2 smaller than Canada, but also has 10 million less people, and 3/km2 vs Canada's 4/km2. Big difference in prices - I think here in Canada people have just gotten so use to it that it's no big deal I guess.
    Little late to reply to this thread but since it popped up out of nowhere. I'm in Ontario now but got a new cell with Telus in Sask. BYOD unlimited Canada calling and texts, 10GB data. $60.00/month (was a promo in Sask at the time pay for 5GB get 10). My room mate moved from Sask close to two years ago and still has her Saskatchewan cell. Similar plan in ontario is $110 per month.

    I don't get a paper bill at all so I don't see any reason to switch to a plan in ontario.
    Last edited by Sofaking; 04-12-2019, 09:13 PM.

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    • #47
      Originally posted by St. Anger View Post
      yah i do not see a reason to switch from my S8, although looking for a new light weight case...the 3g on public mobile is my only worry
      If your battery holds well still, yeah, no reason. I only upgraded because my phone's USB fried. Continually wirelessly charging probably didn't help the battery life.
      #keepthepromise

      Onward with escaping the hopeless fantasy of an artificial freedom and darkened picket fences the disillusioned front of friendly foes

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      • #48
        SaskTel wins 3 licenses in the 600 MHz spectrum auction .

        https://mobilesyrup.com/2019/04/10/6...-3-47-billion/
        Last edited by Greenwall; 04-13-2019, 09:39 AM.

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        • #49
          Originally posted by Greenwall View Post
          SaskTel wins 3 licenses in the 600 MHz spectrum auction .

          https://mobilesyrup.com/2019/04/10/6...-3-47-billion/
          So what does it really mean for us in SK? (too lazy to read the article)

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          • #50
            Koodo launches 10GB $60/month referral promo plan
            https://mobilesyrup.com/2019/04/09/k...al-promo-plan/

            I'm surprised Koodo didn't raise the plan rate - Telus, their parent company added $10 to the plan. This sounds like a good referral program though, so long as you own your device.
            Last edited by R.J; 04-13-2019, 01:40 PM.

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            • #51
              Originally posted by Beacon.x View Post

              If your battery holds well still, yeah, no reason. I only upgraded because my phone's USB fried. Continually wirelessly charging probably didn't help the battery life.
              battery is really good after 2 years..fast charger is really nice to have on it...do not see a big incremental difference to an S10 etc

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              • #52
                I am on Telus with 2 phones sharing 5gb and unlimited calling in Canada for 95 a month.

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by bigmac View Post

                  So what does it really mean for us in SK? (too lazy to read the article)
                  The low-frequency 600 MHz spectrum carries signals well over long distances and penetrates structures better than higher frequency bands. This makes it well suited to deliver next-generation wireless services in both urban and rural settings.

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by Greenwall View Post

                    The low-frequency 600 MHz spectrum carries signals well over long distances and penetrates structures better than higher frequency bands. This makes it well suited to deliver next-generation wireless services in both urban and rural settings.
                    From what I have read on 5G it requires a very dense cell tower network as the distance it travels is even less then 4G. I am not sure how much 5G rural locations will get.

                    Here is a good overview of 5G. 5G can solve congestion issues and improve speed especially in large cities and high use areas. It also shows how the general public is likely being oversold on what 5G will actually be like.

                    https://www.lifewire.com/5g-cell-towers-4584192

                    https://www.lightreading.com/mobile/.../a/d-id/731293

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by Cflgridiron View Post

                      From what I have read on 5G it requires a very dense cell tower network as the distance it travels is even less then 4G. I am not sure how much 5G rural locations will get.

                      Here is a good overview of 5G. 5G can solve congestion issues and improve speed especially in large cities and high use areas. It also shows how the general public is likely being oversold on what 5G will actually be like.

                      https://www.lifewire.com/5g-cell-towers-4584192

                      https://www.lightreading.com/mobile/.../a/d-id/731293
                      What matters as far as transmission distance goes is the frequency. SK tel bought 600Mhz licenses which is relatively low. They did this for specifically the reason that we need our towers more spread out for coverage. In big cities carriers are planning on using much higher frequencies and putting lots of transceivers everywhere. At higher frequencies the signal won't travel as far but they can push a lot more data through. It's not really a 4g 5g thing.

                      This is just my interpretation, I'm not an expert.

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