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$50 Unlocking Fee on a $500 Phone?

If you’ve been dying to get your phone unlocked, then I have great news for you. The fees that most services providers would charge to unlock your device is now being banned by the CRTC. The Canadian Radio and Television Corporation announced in June that the fee, considered by many to be the reason most people cannot leave their service providers is going to be banned as of December 1, 2017. The future for Canadian smartphone owners seems bright!

So all new devices will now be sold, completely unlocked. What does this mean for you as a consumer? I’ve done the digging for you. To start, lets look at how we got here.

 

The Truth behind Unlocking Fees:

The cost of owning a smartphone here in Canada is high enough when you take

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Is iPhone 8 Worth the Upgrade?

iPhone 8 icon

If you’re an Apple fan like myself, then I’m sure by now you’ve already heard the news regarding Apple’s new iPhone 8 release in September. However, if you are an Apple fan then I’m sure you already own an iPhone, which leads to next the question, is the iPhone 8 worth it?

 

Ever since I got my first phone, I’ve been hooked onto Apple products from the beginning.  I started off with an iPhone 4 and have been using my iPhone 6 for the last 2 and a half years. I have no complaints since most Apple products generally have a lifetime of about 3-4 years. However, many people update once Apple releases new phones since older models generally become outdated.

 

We’ve all experienced things like glitches, slow phones and battery

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$40 Phone Plans on Kijiji with 5GB Data?!?

Kijiji Text conversation negotiating Price Plans

The cost of owning a phone here in Canada is ridiculously high and often unnecessarily overpriced. When you think about it, there aren’t that many telecommunications companies in Canada so the competition to get customers is much higher. When everything is run by 3 main corporations, it makes it harder to find alternatives to getting a phone plan that won’t cost you an arm and a leg. In this blog post, I’ve aimed to break some major phone companies and the way these phone plans are laid out. However, I’ve also explored other options that are beneficial and won’t leave you entirely broke.

 

In Canada, there are 3 main companies that offer phone plans for Canadians and include major corporations otherwise known as Rogers Wireless, Telus Mobility, and Bell Mobility. You

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Best Canadian Apps for your Smartphone

Best Canadian Apps

If you have a smartphone, then you’re already familiar with the plethora of apps available on the app store. However, it’s a little bit of a different ballgame if you’re Canadian. Apart from the major apps like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Messenger, there are tons of FREE apps that will be beneficial if you’re Canadian like me.

Transportation:

Getting around can be a bit of a hassle if you’re entirely familiar with how the TTC works, or if you’re always struggling to stay on schedule. Here are three apps that will help you organize your time and find a ride to get to where you want to go.

Transit App:

The worst thing in the world is waiting for a bus or a train in the cold. And

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