I wanted to get a smart phone, but did NOT want to a the large monthly cost (i.e. I am cheap, and wanted something inexpensive).
So this is what I did:
1) I purchased an UNLOCKED GSM phone that works in the ROGERS network, from a vendor like this one:
2) I had (or you can purchase) SIM Card (voice and text plan only) from Petro Canada (cheapest plan I could find when I got it):
3) Then get a $100/1 year "Anytime Plan" card, activate the SIM card and put it in the phone. The nice thing about this plan is that unused minutes carry over if you get a new card before the old one expires.
This works great for me as I only make a few calls a week, and have you access to WiFi almost everywhere you go now, so not having a data plan is no undue hardship.
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