Somedays I honestly don’t know how boys survive to adulthood: today my son and a bunch of boys met at the school playground to play Nerf guns and bows & arrows, and one of the boys was hit mere centimetres below his eye with an ‘arrow’ (long plastic things with no pointed tip but hard and painful nonetheless). He and his parents have been at Emerg since 3pm to find out that his eye was fine (entirely by luck) and that his cheek might need a couple of stitches poor kid.
My kid was the one who shot the arrow. He has been crying in his room since 3pm terrified that he maimed one of his best friends.
I confiscated this stupid Nerf weapon last year and was shouted down by everyone else in my family as being a controlling parent.
I know everyone does stupid stuff when they are kids, but pointing any kind of weapon at any other kid… I honestly don’t know how boys live to become men.
The time has come to do some research and share it with all of you as I buy my first iPhone ever and search for a pay-as-you-go option for service; please comment below with thoughts, advice or any other ideas you have come across in similar searches.
What I am looking for:
- As little commitment to a single provider as possible
- A SIM card for Canada and a separate SIM card for the US (for when I travel)
- A plan that includes less calling and more text messaging
- A good data plan for a social-media friendly person like me
|Koodo Mobile||PC Mobile||Wind||Rogers||Fido|
|Any DEALS?||If you activate on the WIND20 plan – You will receive monthly credits of $5 to a maximum of $100|
|Minimum base monthly cost||$15 for unlimited messaging, up to $50 to add unlimited local calls||$15 for unlimited messaging, $25 gives you 150 anytime minutes||Pay-your-way plan has a minimum $10 top up every 30 days||Talk text internet2
|$15 plan has unlimited messaging and 20c for local calls. The $35 plan has 100 anytime minutes or $39 for ‘in zone’ unlimited calls|
|Card expiry?||Have to renew the base every 30 days to keep your number||Have to renew the base every 30 days to keep your number||Pay-your-way plan has a minimum $10 top up every 30 days||unclear||unclear|
|What does that include?||Voice mail, call display, call waiting||5 voice mail messages, call display, call waiting||Voicemail is an extra $8 a month, call display and call waiting are included in all plans.||unclear||Voice mail, call display, call waiting|
|Text Messaging?||yes||unlimited for $25 base||Incoming texts are free, outgoing at 15c per text.||Unlimited Canadian text messaging||Unlimited Canadian text messaging|
|Data Plan?||yes||No||$1/Mb (nuts!)||100 MB
|Talk Minutes?||The $50 includes local calls, but to get any international minutes, you have to add a booster of at least $5/month (this gives you 25 anytime minutes, and a US call uses up 2 anytime minutes for every 1 local anytime minutes).||150 anytime minutes for $25 that include the States and Canada||20c a minute on the pay-your-way plan.||25¢ per minute||20¢ per minute or $35 for 100 anytime minutes|
Based on all of this, I believe I will go with Koodo’s plan for $25/month with a Talk booster of $5 and a $10 data booster (so it will look like this:)