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Old 10-02-2006, 03:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm new here, and after reading lot about canadian provider, it seem that no body offer unlimited data package.

Somebody found a solution for canadian people to get unlimited data package?

Also, my unit is a 8700, if I use it on my laptop, what it's the download speed that I can expect? (here it's Rogers network).

It is possible to transfert few GBit per month on an unlimited plan?

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Old 10-04-2006, 03:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There are no unlimited data plans in Canada - it sucks. The US plans are a lot more flexible and much cheaper. You can use a "few GB" on the US plans but not while on Canadian soil - you will incur roaming charges - a big no-no. Sorry man - just have to suck it up for now. You'll probably get about 700Kbs on EDGE but their is a new platform coming to Rogers nicknamed "3G" that should rival EVDO on Bell/Telus but I think the largest data plans are 250MB and are not cheap.
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Old 10-25-2006, 04:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Possibly by getting t-mobile in the US and adding $19.99 international package. It may just be for email and not data though, no one is exactly sure.
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Food for thougth as I went down this road as did co-workers who more than anything else got fed up with the Robbers Wireless 25MB cap on the so called unlimited plan.

I have an unlocked 8700c which I use with a TMo unlimited data plan and a sizable minutes voice plan with int'l roaming and I no-answer/transfer my Robbers Wireless no. to my TMo line.

Even with the exchange rate it works out cheaper than the $100 200MB Robbers Wireless plan on top of a voice plan and I can do my usual 25-40MB a mo without worry.
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I'm new here, and after reading lot about canadian provider, it seem that no body offer unlimited data package.

Somebody found a solution for canadian people to get unlimited data package?

Also, my unit is a 8700, if I use it on my laptop, what it's the download speed that I can expect? (here it's Rogers network).

It is possible to transfert few GBit per month on an unlimited plan?

Thanks for answer and advice.
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Old 10-29-2006, 06:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Food for thougth as I went down this road as did co-workers who more than anything else got fed up with the Robbers Wireless 25MB cap on the so called unlimited plan.

I have an unlocked 8700c which I use with a TMo unlimited data plan and a sizable minutes voice plan with int'l roaming and I no-answer/transfer my Robbers Wireless no. to my TMo line.

Even with the exchange rate it works out cheaper than the $100 200MB Robbers Wireless plan on top of a voice plan and I can do my usual 25-40MB a mo without worry.
But isn't the unlimited plan with $19.99 Int'l roaming option limited only to email? I have heard that if you used the data for web browsing/IMing/modem etc. you get charged for roaming...is this not true?

Also, I'm not sure I understand how you got your Rogers number transferred to a TMo account, could you elaborate on how that works.

I really want unlimited internet and this really seems like the best way to do it.

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Food for thougth as I went down this road as did co-workers who more than anything else got fed up with the Robbers Wireless 25MB cap on the so called unlimited plan.

I have an unlocked 8700c which I use with a TMo unlimited data plan and a sizable minutes voice plan with int'l roaming and I no-answer/transfer my Robbers Wireless no. to my TMo line.

Even with the exchange rate it works out cheaper than the $100 200MB Robbers Wireless plan on top of a voice plan and I can do my usual 25-40MB a mo without worry.
Which voice rate plan are you on that allows roaming minutes in Canada (or Int'l)?
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I really am hoping that a combo of HSDPA and number portability lower prices...

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Also, my unit is a 8700, if I use it on my laptop, what it's the download speed that I can expect? (here it's Rogers network).
The EDGE network in Canada (which tends to be faster and better than in the U.S.), will provide about 220 kilobits per second around here. (Don't forget to distinguish bits versus bytes: At 8 bits per byte). Real world download speeds frequently exceeds 10 kilobytes per second, sometimes surging to 20+ kilobytes per second in good conditions, according to Howard Forums. If you have used ISDN in the early days of the Internet, or have used DirectPC satellite Internet, you'll be familiar with the speed: Somewhat faster than dialup... Latency is similiar to satellite though.

There is 3G services (HSDPA/UMTS) coming to Rogers, for the option of faster downloads with over 3 Mbits/sec with real world downloads of 700 Kbits/sec.
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Didnt Rogers change their BB data plans to offer much more data? If they havent they are very very very soon
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Didnt Rogers change their BB data plans to offer much more data?
Yes they have. All the updated BlackBerry data packages are posted on the Rogers Wireless website.
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