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Re: [Shop-talk] stupid cell phone question

To: Dave C <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] stupid cell phone question
From: Peter Murray <>
Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2013 16:21:54 -0400
Cc: "" <>
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If you travel up to Canada enough, it might be worth it to pick up a cheap
unlocked flip phone like those discussed earlier in the thread, and just
get the Rogers prepaid SIM. The talk/text Rodgers plan I thought might fit
you best still had a CA$ 0.75/mo fee, but with a minimum top-up amount of
$20 and pretty reasonable per-minute rates. If you were to drop $100 in, it
would last a year. Otherwise, you can drop in increments down to CA$10 or
CA$20, depending on the "plan" you wanted.

There is conflicting info on whether the Tracfone will work in Cananda or
not, though I'm inclined to believe the forum answers supplied by Tracfone

Less than $60/year to have a US domestic mobile phone available if needed
is indeed a good deal, Doug!


On Tue, Aug 27, 2013 at 12:00 AM, Dave C <> wrote:

> Thanks for the link to the Wikipedia article.  If true, and I suspect it
> is, I am probably out of luck as far as using the Tracfone sim in another
> phone.  I have heard that Tracfone has their network screwed down pretty
> tight.
> Republic Wireless looks pretty good if I was looking at switching from a
> conventional carrier, BUT they apparently require you to buy one of their
> smartphones, and the minimum monthly charge is $20, which, while modest, is
> still more than twice my effective cost.  I pay about $100 a year for
> minutes and don't use all of them, or even come close, and I really, really
> don't want a smartphone.

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