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    sears mobility?

    Anyone know anything about it?

    What I can find, they have been around for 12 or 13 years now, yet it seems nobody knows about them.

    They ride on Rogers network.

    Their plans seem excellent!

    Thoughts... Insights.

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    I see flyers somtimes for offers like that, usually the price is good for 6 months, with limited data options, crappy phones, and long contracts.

    After 6 months 30$/month is actually pretty expensive for 100 minutes and 100mb of data. There's also the downside of being with a reseller, you don't get things like retention deals, and stuff like extreme text messaging and rogers one number, which is free for Rogers retail customers.

    Koodo's 35$ plan with 300mb of data and 400 minutes offers much better value. There's also the prepaid choices with koodo where you can get rollover data and minutes, could come out to much cheaper than sears for light usage.

    My 2 cents: on-contract Resellers bring nothing to the market, and bear considerable risk in terms of being stuck with them should they fail to have any number of features or promotions you might want in the future that the incumbent provider doesn't share with them.

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    Well after extensive plan research I decided to try them. They are $5 a month cheaper than anyone else.

    2 gig of data and canadawide calling for $55. Plus the bill by the meg for overage not per 500 or 1gig chunk like most providers.

    Koodo is the closest but their signal is not good at my house.

    With the half off for 6 months the total cost really is much less.

    I don't need a phone but they give one for free that I will sell cutting costs even further... Basically another 2-3 months free.

    I rather buy my phone outright. You get better pricing away from the carrier.

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    Wiki to the rescue?
    List of MVNO in Canada (or most of 'em).
    The banks (Scotia, BMO, RBC) have the same basic idea as the "Sears" one. They are just a subsidiary of CityFone, who buys access from Rogers.
    Ztar is another MVNO who uses Rogers, and they support the 7-11, Good2Go (Shell I think), and PetroCan mobile.

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    Sure wiki... Doesn't tell you the full details.

    Anyways for anyone interested I got my plan and phone. Sold the phone for $100. Ported my number no prob.

    Service is identical to rogers. Only downside no tethering although they say it is supported it is not. But I was able to get around it with an app so no big deal.

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    I'm thinking of giving CityFone a try.

    wingjames, how has your experience been so far, having used their service for over a month?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Do it you won't regret it. My bill is now $22 a month for the same service I was paying $70 for.

    It's basically a Rogers corporate account. When I called Rogers they had my number in their system as a corp account.

    Same service half price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cloneman View Post
    I see flyers somtimes for offers like that, usually the price is good for 6 months, with limited data options, crappy phones, and long contracts.After 6 months 30$/month is actually pretty expensive for 100 minutes and 100mb of data. There's also the downside of being with a reseller, you don't get things like retention deals, and stuff like extreme text messaging and rogers one number, which is free for Rogers retail customers..
    Sears is only an agent for Rogers network. Might as well go with Chatr at $20/mth unlimited talk and limited text out ( provided you are in major cities)

    Daniel

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtong22 View Post
    Sears is only an agent for Rogers network. Might as well go with Chatr at $20/mth unlimited talk and limited text out ( provided you are in major cities)

    Daniel
    Except their data plans suck. Where as Sears data plan is much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wingjames View Post
    Except their data plans suck. Where as Sears data plan is much better.
    Agreed. It (Chatr) is basically a talk (within zone) cell phone replacing a home phone at $20/mth with unlimited incoming text and limited outgoing text function.

    Daniel

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    Update on this.

    I'm extremely happy. They have a new plan currently offered.
    1Gig data
    400 Minutes (Canada-wide)
    VM /CD
    Unlimited SMS and MMS
    Free evening and weekends after 6pm
    $40 a month, 1/2 price for first 6 months on 2 year contract. Which works out to $35 a month!!

    PM me for reference and you get a $25 sign up discount!!!

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