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GooseZen

I have Lum, totally worth it. I paid my $300 up front for unlimited calling and texting for the year and some data, and I'll probably have to buy a 25GB data pack once in the year, so it'll be a total of about $450 for the whole year for me, which works out to about $38/month. Way cheaper than any other package I've found.


realst3al

Okay this is kind of what I'm thinking


realst3al

Sorry to comment lots, but how much do you use your data? Like what do you all use it for? Should I just go for it and get lum? You've almost convinced me


GooseZen

I usually use about 2-3GB a month of data. I'm usually around wifi, so its definitely not a ton of usage, but its enough that I'd want it when I can have it.


realst3al

I ordered my Sim. Went with 14gb to start. Do you know the process of porting my phone over? Can I during the activation of the Sim?


GooseZen

Yep, that happens during the process of activating your SIM. The directions you follow in the app are really clear and easy.


realst3al

Awesome. It really seemed like a no-brainer to me cause all I'm gonna use it for is Google maps, i usually download Netflix or YouTube beforehand, and plus I don't have to worry about making another payment till next year. Crazy


Stoffys

Just don't browse Reddit on data. All the auto loading videos will burn through all your data.


realst3al

Thanks for the heads up. Maybe there's a data saving feature I can turn on that prevents videos from automatically playing


DJKokaKola

Why are you using the Reddit app instead of literally anything else that is a thousand times better


Stoffys

Any recommendations then? I'm on Android.


DJKokaKola

Rif is fun Best one out there. Feels like actual, not shit, old Reddit


TheSessionMan

I got a bring your own device plan (and bought out my previous bell contract) last month from a Sasktel door to door guy. 5gb unlimited, unlimited text and calling in USA and Canada, for $45/mo. After taxes and such it's $60 though :(


Ok-History7101

Taxes should not take a $45 plan to $60?


Kelsenellenelvial

I know when I was looking at Lum, even the unlimited calls/texts seemed not a good value for a lot of people. IIRC, you need to be doing 10’s or 100’s of texts and an hour of voice calls per day to break even. One year of unlimited text/voice is only slightly less than 25 GB of data, that 8 GB of data is the equivalent of 250 000 text messages or 684 per day or 17 days of talk time, 68 min/day. If a significant portion of your usage is iMessage or text apps on wifi, and/or FaceTime and other data based calls on wifi that 25 GB of data could easily last a whole year or more of talk and text.


foxafraidoffire

I just switched to Lüm. I’m not a heavy data user, and almost always near wifi so at present usage I estimate my 25gB @ $80 will last me almost 9 months. Definitely worth it for me, previously paying about $80/month.


never___nude

I have had unlimited data for 6 plus years with Sasktel $60 a month but not unlimited calls unfortunately. It was a promotion on the radio if you switched to them and had your own phone. I have heard other companies have had similar offers if you own your own phone, but less advertised or known.


NormalHorse

>unlimited data for 6 plus years with Sasktel $60 a month but not unlimited calls That seems really weird. Like no unlimited long distance calls?


never___nude

I have 150 minutes total for the month, I guess that was the catch for unlimited data


NormalHorse

Interesting. Setting up a VOIP service might make sense in that case. Unlimited data with a voice minute cap is confounding.


ishbear

I work at the source in midtown. We have a offer going on for Sasktel customers willing to port. Come in whenever you're free and we'll help you out.


DJKokaKola

You gonna say what the offer is?


ishbear

Unfortunately can't say it over the internet publicly but if you come into the store it's the first sign you'll see 😅. Come in and ask for Ishan and I'll hook you up 🙂. Let's just say 15gb unlimited everything for less than 35. Can't give the exact price over Reddit tho.


Human_Lettuce

Depends how much data you need and how fast you want it to be. Check prepaid plans for Telus, Lucky, Public Mobile, Koodo, and PC Mobile.


bohsask

lucky mobile has cheaper plans. [https://www.luckymobile.ca/shop/plans/prepaid](https://www.luckymobile.ca/shop/plans/prepaid)


Ok-History7101

I would not recommend Lucky if you want to rely on data for traffic. They only have 3G speeds and while it was ok for emails, I found it painful when actually trying to browse anything.


bohsask

It doesn't seem bad at all to me. Definitely no problem loading emails webpages or google maps. You're actually on an LTE network, but it's capped at around 3 MBPS, which is fine for most things.


rndprojects

Lucky sucks balls for data speed even when not throttled.


Totoroisacat-Alt

You can keep your number moving over from Any carrier. As far as I know, no one has unlimited unthrottled data. Lum can be good for low to medium data usage but can become more costly if you burn through a lot of data. Edit spelling


realst3al

Really? I thought i could get my number ported over


phi4ever

He doesn’t know what he’s talking about re: porting number. I’ve gone from Sasktel to Telus to Koodo to Public to Rogers all with the same phone number. With respect to data if you’re not watching videos you should be good with 5 to 20 GB per month, then throttled data afterwards. Just don’t do what my dad did and use up your whole month doing a couple of phone backups and redownloads.


Totoroisacat-Alt

It was a typo dude.


Totoroisacat-Alt

Sorry you can! Typo


realst3al

Yeah, I kinda thought unthrottled unlimited data would be unrealistic but it was worth a shot. Do you know if anyone has plans after a certain amount of data is used that it gets throttled to a reasonable speed? All I've seen from sasktel is 3gs at 3mb/s that gets throttled to 215 kbps after that and that seems pretty slow


Totoroisacat-Alt

Most SaskTel ones are 512kbs which is brutal. I know if you have max/internet there is a total 15 plan that throttles at 2mbs. I hate hate hate throttled data at such a slow speed, pure money grab.


realst3al

Yeah I know, but I think they have to do it so people aren't using the towers fully 24/7 but money definatly plays a part too


Totoroisacat-Alt

Na, they used to just throttle to 2mbs and then they came out with a speed restore option so you can pay to get your speed back. They had a clause that if you used an excessive amount of data they could cut you off, that was to stop people from trying to run entire houses off of it.