Long distance cell phones between Hamilton and Peterborough
June 18, 2008 6:16 PM Subscribe
My girlfriend and I are going to different universities in the fall - hers in Peterborough, mine in Hamilton. What should we do about long distance phone calls?
posted by ndicecco to Technology (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Since the cell phone world seems to change every year, I didn't find any previous posts that were very helpful.
Neither of us have ever had cell phones... so it may be time that we left the stone age. It would be nice to have a phone we could take with us, considering that we both have very active lifestyles. The drawback, of course, is that cell phone companies in Canada are apparently evil.
Based on the research I've done so far, the Telus Share plan looks like our best option. Should we be wary? Are there better options?
I think Voip would be the cheapest way to go, since the basic idea is unlimited long distance between us (it would be nice to call our parents in Toronto and Vancouver once in awhile too)... but I have no idea where to go to set that up in either Hamilton or Peterborough.
Other things to know:
-she doesn't care about what phone she uses. I would like something I could sync with my Mac. The iPhone hits Canada in July...
-local outgoing calls would be minimal: 100 minutes/month each should suffice
-texting between us would be nice, but not necessary
-local texting doesn't really matter
Any advice on long distance plans, cell phone companies, voip, or even landlines would be useful.