For light voice/text users, 7-Eleven’s SpeakOut Wireless remains one of the best-value pay as you go mobile deals on the market. Minimum top-ups are still $25, which last for 365 days.
- free voicemail, caller ID, and call waiting
- free incoming text messages
- $0.15 outgoing text messages to Canada/USA.
- $0.25/per minute for incoming and outgoing local calls
- $0.45/per outgoing minute Canada long distance
- $1.25 monthly 911 fee
Their website’s rates page features a notice that starting March 14, 2017, the incoming/outgoing rate will change to $0.30/per minute and will include long distance calls within Canada.
If you already have an unlocked phone, $25 + $10 sim card is an attractive option to get started on their service.
They do have two phones for purchase on their website – an older style Alcatel flip-phone and an obscure FiGO branded Android smartphone – check in-store at your local 7-Eleven to see if there are any other phones on display.
They are currently running a promotion where a $100 top-up gets an additional $25 bonus plus you get the sim card for free. This offer runs until May 2, 2017.
For those with higher usage requirements, they do offer monthly plans starting at $20/month, however at this point, you should compare with other providers to see if there is another option that might better suit your needs.