[kwlug-disc] Dropping Bell, Phase 5

CrankyOldBugger crankyoldbugger at gmail.com
Mon Apr 28 10:05:44 EDT 2014

When the revolution comes, the guy who invented roaming charges will be
first up against the wall and shot...

I hear that the Europeans are trying to get rid of roaming charges across
the EU (
 That would be a positive step forward for them.  We need that here.

On 28 April 2014 09:39, Joe Wennechuk <youcanreachmehere at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Depending on the usage WInd seems to be the best bet for cell service.
> They are only good in cities. There is a big spot between Kitchener and
> Toronto where roaming charges can really add up.
> ------------------------------
> Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2014 09:37:10 -0400
> From: crankyoldbugger at gmail.com
> To: kwlug-disc at kwlug.org
> Subject: [kwlug-disc] Dropping Bell, Phase 5
> Well the satellite TV is now gone (I have receivers for sale cheap!) and
> the home phone is in the process of being ported to Ooma, so that leaves me
> with only one more Bell product to dump: Wifeski's cellphone.
> What recommendations for non-Bell and non-Rogers cellphone providers do
> you guys have?
> She is a low-volume cellphone user, mostly just calls home like "how do I
> find Suchandsuch Street?"  She texts a little bit as well.  Data is
> optional, but not necessary.
> She'd like to keep her current cell phone as she likes the slide out
> keyboard.
> I'm on Telus myself, so there's an advantage to having her account merged
> in with mine, but I'm open to suggestions on a smaller provider like those
> guys who have kiosks in the mall if they have an unbeatable deal.
> I've gone through the various company websites and I'm familiar with the
> pricing structures, etc., but I was wondering if you guys had really good
> or really bad experiences with any of the smaller companies like Koodoo,
> Solo or Wind or whatever.
> By the way, now that the satellite TV is gone, I'm seriously considering
> Western Digital's Live TV box for Wifeski's TV.  It looks pretty good, and
> as far as I can tell it's the best device for streaming the stuff I have
> already downloaded to my servers, whereas devices like Roku or Chromecast
> seem intent on selling you monthly subscriptions to Netflix, etc.  I'll
> keep you guys informed as this progresses.
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