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Old 08-27-2013, 05:42 PM
 
Location: USA (dying to live in Canada)
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Hello lovely Canadians....

I would like to know how much you pay for;

* Cable TV/Home Phone/Internet per month
* Your smartphone (how much data, minutes of call & text message)

Thanks!
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:25 AM
 
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Nova Scotia: (after tax)

- $130 for the three (promotion for a year, regular $160-ish). That's basic cable.
- $120 - 140 for a couple with 400 min and 1gig shared, unlim. voice after 6pm and weekends, limited LD (100 min a month each)

Montreal:

- $60 for the 3 with Colba
- unlimited voice, data, text, LD for $40 after tax
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:39 AM
 
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0 for cable TV - I used an antenna and most of the time I stream videos from the internet
0 for home phone - who needs a landline?
0 for internet - paid by employer
$28.25 for cellphone includes unlimited calls, text and data.

also:
$40 for electricity
$25-60 a month for natural gas depending on the season.
All these won't exceed $100 a month on average.

I am often surprised to see people complaining about cost of living is so high but at the same time paying $80 a month for cable TV, $80 a month for cellphone services and getting a new $600 phone every 2-3 years.
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:39 PM
 
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^ To answer your question in short - Canada is a large country! Sometimes, out in the boonies, you have 1 provider and no competition. That's where 80 per cable TV comes from. And no, you can't catch any signal with rabbit ears. The 3 large cell carriers fight for every inch when there are only them, and no hip urban entrants - since the boonies are not urban centers by definition.
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:48 PM
 
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Oh and to add, the boonie-dwellers can't understand how to live in cubicles with no fields/woods/ocean by your door. I am currently in the process of adjusting to cubicle-life. Cheaper utilities are a plus but but but...
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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You'll pay about 40 Muslim acceptance tokens for tv/phone/internet per month in Toronto.
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:59 AM
 
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Hello lovely Canadians....

I would like to know how much you pay for;

* Cable TV/Home Phone/Internet per month
* Your smartphone (how much data, minutes of call & text message)

Thanks!
For a package of TV/Computer/ home phone about expect to pay around $150 however adding upgrades to computer and tv and a cell phone or two and you are over $200, my bill is usually $230ish
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Old 08-29-2013, 08:42 AM
 
Location: USA (dying to live in Canada)
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^ In the USA we pay $80 - $100 for Phone (unlimited call to USA/Canada), Internet & TV.
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:31 AM
 
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Oh and to add, the boonie-dwellers can't understand how to live in cubicles with no fields/woods/ocean by your door. I am currently in the process of adjusting to cubicle-life. Cheaper utilities are a plus but but but...
We cubicle dwellers do pay additional condo fee for the convenience of not having to start an automobile just to buy 2 rolls of toilet paper. We save car loans, insurance, gas and maintenance. We don't need to shovel snow in the winter

Boonie dwellers on the other hand, have large space, most of which filled with junk they don't use or need at all yet still complain that 2500 sf is "too small" for a family of 4.
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