Talk, Text & Data: How to Pick the Best Plan for You

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First, find out which providers are available in your area:

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You can also search for local phone providers by registration list.

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Next, you need to decide which provider offers the best plan that suits your budget and lifestyle.

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Before you commit to a plan, consider these questions before you buy:

Tips: How to use your data more efficiently

Canadians have traditionally relied on the voice and text-messaging services offered by wireless service providers. We want them to have more options. With a data-only plan, Canadians can use the applications of their choice to communicate through a combination of Wi-Fi access and cellular networks.
You can maximize your data usage by:

1. Using Wi-Fi access more often

Wireless devices will typically default to a Wi-Fi access point if you are in range and have enabled your device to use Wi-Fi. Some Wi-Fi hotspots are publicly available, while others require a password. Your device will generally remember which Wi-Fi hotspots you’ve used before.

2. Using applications that offer texting and voice services

Applications such as Skype, Google Voice, Facebook Messenger, Google Hangout, Discord and Whatsapp offers those services (the names of these applications are provided solely for convenience). These applications can be used to communicate as an alternative to traditional voice and text services offered by your wireless provider.

3. Turning off network access for applications

If there are applications you don’t expect to use when you are on the cellular network, turn off your network access. This can typically be done by adjusting the settings on your device.

4. Using data monitoring applications

You can keep track of your data usage and you can also subscribe to any notification service your wireless provider offers. This will help you know when you are approaching your monthly data limit.

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