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So I am thinking about dropping my crappy LG Neon phone with rogers and getting a Galaxy S2 with Virgin Mobile in Canada.

The plan I will probably get is the 55$ a month with 1gb, unlimited texting and 10 local numbers unlimited calling, with 200 minutes and unlimited calling after 6pm.

The main reason I am going with them is because they have a "supertab" system where I am not locked into a contract but 10% of my monthly bill pays off the phone and I can leave any time and just pay off the remainder of the phone.

I can't be locked into a contract because I will be graduating university in a year or two at which point I could be studying in the states.

I just want to know what you guys all think. Can I get a better deal elsewhere? Should I call Rogers and see if they can offer me a better deal?

How is Virgin in general?
Edited by james_ant - 8/13/11 at 1:06pm
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post #2 of 6
Galaxy S2 - Awesome phone.

Service / Coverage - I personally don't know how the coverage is for Virgin Mobile in Canada, but here in the states well, your better off just not having a cell phone if you don't live in a HUGE major city.

Have you checked into Vodaphone, Bell, or Roger's pre-paid service?
 
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I know Rogers does not have the Galaxy s2 right now, Never heard of Vodaphone but their website doesn't show a lot of smartphones and I don't think their in Canada.

As far as coverage goes I think it should be good since they are partnered with Rogers.

As for Bell well I don't feel like getting into a contract with them, the supertab is the main reason im going with virgin.
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You wont have reception issues with Virgin they use the Bell/Telus network. Also you can break contract any time you want in canada and you'll have to pay your phones difference just like with virgin.

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I think Bell has a similar plan to the one you listed above. I would look into it. I've never had a Bell phone, so I can't comment on the network.

What GOTFrog said is correct, you can break your contract with anyone, but you will have to pay for it.

I looked into cancelling my Rogers plan so I could sign up with Bell for the Galaxy S2, I would have to pay $400. $100 for cancelling the data plan and $300 to pay off my phone (only 15 months into a 36 month contract).
    
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They can't charge for breaking the data plan. That 100$ is bogus

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