I'm not a high cellular data bandwidth user as I always tend to find myself within wifi range... and so I've been questioning why I'm paying a premium for my monthly cell plan when I usually use less than 500MB/mo of data.
What my research found was that all the big 3 (Telus, Rogers, and Bell) want to sell you their best and fastest cell network... hence the premium price for lots of a fast data.
But what you may not know is that the big 3 have subsidiary companies that offer plans using the older generation networks at much cheaper prices.
Take Telus who offers 5G/LTE while their subsidiary Koodo offers 4G network connectivity, and then their 3G network subsidiary is Public Mobile.
As a predominantly wifi user, I care less about the network speed/volume and more about the network connectivity... Telus and all its subsidiaries all enjoy the really great Telus network coverage range.
So today I installed my Public Mobile SIM, ported my phone number while I setup my account to activate the SIM, and signed up for a $25/mo plan with unlimited Canada-wide calling, unlimited international texts, and 1G data (doubled up to 1G with a monthly sub)... I really considered the $15/mo plan with only 100 call minutes, but felt the difference for unlimited Canadian calling was worth it to me, as well as having enough data to meet my needs.
So if your cell data usage is primarily wifi-based like me, consider a Public Mobile plan to reduce your monthly cell service costs while maintaining Canada-wide calling (some plans include US)... and if you decide to sign up, use my R0XZ88 referral code to receive a $10 credit on your account.