Best Cell Phone Plans in Canada 2017

This article is continually updated following available promotions. Last update March 7th, 2017.

Ok, so we thought it’d be a good idea to check what were the best cell phone plan in Canada.

We’ve classified them following 3 types: the cheapest possible, the average user and the heavy user. In all 3 cases, we’re considering the “Bring Your Own Device” plans. If you want to buy a cellphone, we suggest you use our comparator.

The cheapest ones

You don’t use your cellphone a whole lot, only to make emergency call or to meet with friends. We’d suggest you to opt for a voice and text plan, with 200 calling minutes.

The cheapest cell phone plans in Canada (Outside of Quebec)

Freedom Mobile is your best bet here, with an unlimited canada-wide calling plan at just 25$ per month. Chatr as a cheaper plan at 20$ per month for unlimited talk, but it is restricted to their “Local Talk” zones, in main urbain areas.

Freedom Mobile25$ Talk & Text Plan | Unlimited Canada-wide calling

Voice
Unlimited
Data
0 MB
25$ /month

The cheapest cell phone plans in Quebec

Chatr is the best option in Quebec. Their province-wide unlimited talk plan is at 25$ per month, and their unlimited “Local talk” plan is at 20$ per month. The closest deal after that is Videotron, with an offer at 29.95$ for 200 calling minutes and 500 MB of data.

ChatrTalk & Text — 25$ Per Month | Unlimited Province-wide Talk

Voice
Unlimited
Data
0 MB
25$ /month

The mid-range plans

You use your cellphone regularly to call, go on Facebook, read your emails, etc. We suggest you to take an average plan with 2 GB of data, and with this you’ll have unlimited calling.

The best cell phone plans in Canada (Outside of Quebec)

The best option is with Freedom Mobile, with their Unlimited Voice, 4 GB of data plan, at $40 / month. The closest offer after that is Chatr’s one, offering the same plan but with 2 GB of data.

Freedom Mobile40$ LTE-Ready Plan | 4GB (2GB + 2GB Bonus) | Unlimited Canada-wide talk

Voice
Unlimited
Data
4.0 GB
35$ /month

The best cell phone plans in Quebec

The best plan option here is Chatr, with an offer for 2 GB of data and unlimited voice at 40$ per month. Videotron, Virgin, Koodo and Fido follow after that, with an offer at 45$ per month.

ChatrUnlimited Talk, Text & Data — 40$ Per Month | 2GB | Unlimited Canada-wide Talk

Voice
Unlimited
Data
2.0 GB
40$ /month

Heavy user plans

You are always on the Internet, connected to your social media. For you we’ll go with the 5GB, unlimited calling plans.

The best mobile phone plans in Canada (Outside of Quebec)

Freedom Mobile offers the best deal here, with their 49$ per month offer, for unlimited voice and 6 GB of data.

Freedom Mobile49$ LTE-Ready Plan | 6GB (4GB + 2GB Bonus) | Unlimited talk to Canada and the U.S.

Voice
Unlimited
Data
6.0 GB
49$ /month

The best mobile phone plans in Quebec

The best plan option here is proposed by Koodo, unlimited voice & 5 GB of data for 46$/month.

Similar plans are offered by Koodo, Fido & Virgin with unlimited voice and 6 GB of data for 49$/month. However, the upfront payment of Virgin is 19,99$, others’ are 10$.

Chatr offers the same plan as well, at 50$/month and 10$ upfront payment.

KoodoTab Large : 4GB + 1GB Bonus | Unlimited minutes

Voice
Unlimited
Data
5.0 GB
46$ /month

7 comments

  • Poline

    , un an avant la fin de mon contrat avec Telus
    Port In en 2016 de Telus à Bell
    Pour le IPhone 6s plus 16 g Rose
    =
    Avec Telus depuis 10 ans, j’upgrade CHAQUE ANNÉE, donc, je payes des residuels
    On me le faisait a 648$
    Plan de 80$ pour 2 Go
    10$ Apple Care.
    ( balance restante de 209$ sur mon iPhone 6)

    Bell, chez
    Qui j’etais nouvelle cliente:
    348$ l’appareil
    Forfait a 55$/mois min. Ill Qc
    6 go de data a 30$( donc…15$) a partager avec mln frere sur meme compte
    10$ Apple Care

    Et dernierement j’ai vu une baisse de prix sur le data. Et meme si j’etais a mi-contrat et non une nouvelle Activation, on me l’a offerte quand meme!

    55/ill. Canada+US
    7 Go a moi seule pour 17$
    ( A mi-contrat, on vire le ETI, que j’avais,dailleurs,utilisé en aout: 300$ pour un iphone neuf au lieu de 500$ en residuel)
    BOOOOOOM !!!!!

  • Alex

    I think overall the best cell phone plans are with Public Mobile.
    – Uses Telus network Canada-wide
    – Loyalty rewards ($1 to $5 off per month after 1 to 5 years of loyalty)
    – Refer-a-friend reward ($1 off per month per active friend)
    *** Please use my number as a referral if you become a client! 438-375-7715
    Hope I’ll make you save a lot 🙂

    Plan to choose from include (examples based on 90-day plans with autopay reward):
    – unlimited province talk + global text + no data for $25/month (limited time promo)
    – unlimited province talk + global text + 1 gb data for $35/month
    – unlimited province talk + global text + 2 gb data for $38/month
    – unlimited province talk + global text + 4 gb data for $58/month
    – unlimited canada-wide talk + global text + no data for $38/month
    – unlimited canada-wide talk + global text + 1 gb data for $40/month
    – unlimited canada-wide talk + global text + 2 gb data for $43/month
    – unlimited canada-wide talk + global text + 4 gb data for $65/month

  • Shelly

    Tithe main reason for me to get a phone is for emergency and to use the gps what deal should I go for?

  • Olivia

    I am with SpeakOut. Currently, I pay $10 for unlimited text per month. Their prepaid vouchers are good for 365 days. They take $1.25 every month for system fees. If you make one call a month, there will still be a balance at the end of the year.

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