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maketelusbetter
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Update to suggestion......

 

   Be able to roll over left over minutes & data to the next month on your phone.


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NFtoBC
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The closest option to this is the flex data plan, where you only pay for the tier you consume. We moved from a model where folks paid for the minutes they used to the current process of buying a bundle of minutes monthly, as people preferred the regularity of a fixed bill, and were happy to pay the 'insurance' premium not to have bill shock in some months.  Same with Data; folks loved the cheap 5GB plans, not so much because they used 5GB / month, but because they were sure never to go over.

 

Buying a bucket of minutes is still possible on prepaid, but they are relatively expensive - best price is about $0.15 / minute if you have an add-on of some sort, else you pay $0.50. I expect data would be the same; if you expect to consume every byte of data you purchase those bytes will be more expensive than buying the insurance plan.

 

Like a ski pass or golf membership, the fact you did't get to ski or golf every day does not lead to you rolling over your unused days to next year.

 

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You know that'll never happen. The cell companies love their profit too much. Even in the US where there is competition I don't know of a single carrier that rolls over data or minutes.


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The closest option to this is the flex data plan, where you only pay for the tier you consume. We moved from a model where folks paid for the minutes they used to the current process of buying a bundle of minutes monthly, as people preferred the regularity of a fixed bill, and were happy to pay the 'insurance' premium not to have bill shock in some months.  Same with Data; folks loved the cheap 5GB plans, not so much because they used 5GB / month, but because they were sure never to go over.

 

Buying a bucket of minutes is still possible on prepaid, but they are relatively expensive - best price is about $0.15 / minute if you have an add-on of some sort, else you pay $0.50. I expect data would be the same; if you expect to consume every byte of data you purchase those bytes will be more expensive than buying the insurance plan.

 

Like a ski pass or golf membership, the fact you did't get to ski or golf every day does not lead to you rolling over your unused days to next year.

 

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xl
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@Nighthawk wrote:

You know that'll never happen. The cell companies love their profit too much. Even in the US where there is competition I don't know of a single carrier that rolls over data or minutes.


Actually my prepaid Telus allows me to carry a credit balance from month to month.

http://www.telus.com/en/on/get-help/mobility/prepaid-plan/managing-your-account/account-balance-poli...