The marketing department feels that MTS is fine. They are out of touch.
They know that the coverage is important enough that they can retain customers.
They think "unlimited" limited and throttled data is enough.
The sad reality is they have a strong client base and until that changes, MTS won't.
Why would they?
Want to have some fun? Call loyalty at MTS. Ask them what they can do to match rogers or telus.
Nothing. They feel that they are fine.
You want unlimited data, coverage and not much else? Go MTS.
You want a decent amount of data, coverage, nice features and selection? Go Rogers.
You want terrible coverage, unlimited calling, decent data, nice features and selection? Go Telus.
You want terrible coverage, terrible data, nice features and selection? Go Bell.
There is no perfect mix. Trust me, I have been looking.
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Compare features and MTS is very expensive.
Bell and telus give call display and voicemail.
MTS charges $12
Rogers, Bell and Telus all include my10 nationwide calling .
MTS charges $17
Peel away the "unlimited" limited data and there is little else.
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Then they gouge you for everything after that. TELUS is great for retention plans in MB. My plan is unlimited provincial calling, 5GB data including tethering (and it actually is fast), unlimited SMS, free CID and VM. $55/month. Good luck matching that.
Derfel you're not actually saving money. You're paying for extra "bundled" service from the worst ISP in the province.
You've proven that MTS is decent for farmers, but not for me thanks.
Also frequently referred to as "Positive Rate".
I think MTS has a great corporate customer base which sticks to BB and now the iPhone, and because of that they don't want to go beyond that.
I think most of our corporate iPhones are around $60/month. The BBs that have high minute usage are around $90/month. I wouldn't call that a great 'plan' by any stretch. Sure we have unlimited data, but we checked the past few months, and nobody is close to 1GB per month. Most around around 5GB usage in 6 months. So the 15GB unlimited limit is great in theory, but the fact is that most people don't ever use that much data. But nice of MTS to offer it. Definitely a plus for them.
I'm not sure what the corporate plans are like on Rogers or Telus, but I think MTS is gouging us. 40+ phones should be able to get a better plan than $60/month. Features like voicemail and unlimited messaging should be thrown in for free.
A lot depends on LTE, and hopefully MTS gets it right.
Noticed today that the S3 is supposed to be able to do voice over LTE. Probably useless because the phone is not capable of doing anything on the 700mhz spectrum which is where LTE will be built out, but its finally getting there.
I've priced out other options - they aren't worth it yet.
I've been with Shaw for TV and internet. Unreliable.
I've been with Bell for TV, and internet a long time ago in Ontario. Also unreliable. I'd never go back to satellite TV again.
If a competitor arrives that offers the same or better service for a better price, I'll consider moving over. Hasn't happened yet.
I should also point out I'm posting this from Victoria Beach via 3G on my tablet.
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Since I'm the one that started this thread, I think I can stop it. There was nothing updated on the MTS webpage when they had a brief outage, so there is nothing left to discuss here.
End of line.
I was with MTS and the internet line was constantly going down and the lag in games was terrible. Now I'm with Shaw and I'm getting pings between 30-50ms where I was with MTS and I was getting pings anywhere from 150-200ms.
Enjoy MTS and your "30 Mbps" internet. LOL.
acually Positive climb You are wrong MTS did have 32 mb/2 for a long time it was called bolt while i was on mts I had that service !
Well Goodbye all. I am officially done with MTS.
My cell was the last service.
I just switched to Rogers.
I had been with MTS for 7 years.
I was paying over $230 for 2 cells, phone, internet and tv.
They lost my tv first to bell. They jerked me around for almost a year with the promise of HDTV. Bell was/is cheaper for what I get. And before you question reliability, I have lost my sat tv for about 5 minutes twice in the last year.
I switched my internet to Shaw. $40 per month for 25mbps. MTS was charging $54 for 7mbps.
Home phone went because I could not justify $50 a month for as little as we used it. Switched to voip.
The cell was the last straw.
Rogers, Telus and virgin all had 6GB plans for around $60.
They all had some kind of My10 unlimited nationwide calling.
They had extras that would cost me an additional $20-30 per month with MTS.
Most included call display and voice mail.
I chose Rogers for the coverage, no long distance in MB, unlimited nationwide My10, 300 daytime minutes, NO CONTRACT, unlimited text etc..
Also, you pay what you expect with rogers. With MTS, you need to watch your bill like a hawk. They over charge all the time.
I called MTS loyalty to see if they could help. Short answer, no. All they would do was mini mail and call display for free, IF I signed a 3 year term. WHAT?? 7 years.....
$55 plus $3.50 access fee plus $17 for my 10. No free long distance, forced to a long term contract. Really?
Good luck gents. At the end of the day, MTS is bloody expensive.
Bundle all you can with MTS and you still overpay. Shop around.
I pay the following.
Phone $40 a year.
Alarm monitoring $16
$158.00 a month.
Faster internet, no long distance, more Tv, better features, less money.
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MTS is expensive! I know! That's why I went to Shaw.