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Old Aug 17th, 2010, 12:26 AM   #1
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iPhone on SaskTel

WhooHoo! After waiting for many moons, my iPhone is finally up and running with SaskTel! Yanked out the Rogers sim, popped in the shiny new SaskTel chip and away we go.

I didn't get to set up a data plan yet (tomorrow), but here's hoping it's a smooth activation. Their $40 smartphone plan claims to have unlimited data, but I'm guessing there's a cap hidden in the fine print somewhere. Tethering and US roaming charges are beyond stupid for pricing, but if unlimited really is unlimited it'll be a good plan nonetheless.
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Old Aug 17th, 2010, 12:36 AM   #2
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claims to have unlimited data
so its $40.00 for unlimited data???
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Old Aug 17th, 2010, 01:38 AM   #3
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so its $40.00 for unlimited data???
Unlimited data (except tethering) for $40 or less is pretty much the norm in MB and SK.
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Old Aug 17th, 2010, 08:01 AM   #4
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Yes, but the $40 does not seem to include a voice plan which you are required to have. At the very least that'll cost another $15. So $55 per month isn't that much different than anywhere else. Unlimited data is a little bit of a marketing ploy as very few people ever break the 6gig mark. In fact the majority of users will never have a need for more than a gig of data.
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Old Aug 17th, 2010, 12:11 PM   #5
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Wo0t! And now data is up and running. I had to google around a bit to find the correct APN, as for some reason whenever I Reset Network Settings I get the following entered under the Cellular Network Data section:

APN - fakeapn.notvalid
Username - asdjha4534DD.notvalid
Password - asdasd

Naturally it didn't work with those, but as soon as I entered inet.stm.sk.ca for the APN everything works perfectly. And fast too!

Now to decide if I need a new iPhone 4, or if the 3GS will hold me over until the 5 is available.
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Old Aug 17th, 2010, 12:33 PM   #6
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I wonder if SaskTel will have a plan for iPad only?

Forgive me if that was a dumb question

Margaret

PS: there are so few ways to insert "I got an iPad" into normal conversation.
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Old Aug 17th, 2010, 12:41 PM   #7
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Hi Farmer Harv, Im in Regina and Ive been considering getting from Sasktel as well. How much is your monthly bill with voice plan?
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Old Aug 17th, 2010, 08:44 PM   #8
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Interesting thread. I was going to get an iPhone to replace my blackberry (can upgrade as of today) but people with Sasktel said at least a year before the 3G service is all over Saskatchewan, just in the cities and major towns isn't good enough for me. I will upgrade to a new blackberry for now and look to an iPhone in two years. Was really hoping for an iPhone 4 though...
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Old Aug 17th, 2010, 10:16 PM   #9
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Rats: My bill with voice should be around $75 tax paid for my iPhone. I'm currently at ~$115/month for three phones, and adding the $40 smartphone package onto one of them shouldn't take it over $75 (I hope).

mmp: 3G coverage on rollout is pretty extensive: http://www.sasktel.com/attachments/3...verage-map.pdf. Most major highways are covered, as well as some smaller areas. It definitely covers all of my travels for now, and on completion next year it should look a bit better than the CDMA map: http://www.sasktel.com/personal/mobi...map-detail.pdf
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Old Aug 17th, 2010, 11:22 PM   #10
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Thanks for the info. Wherabouts in Sask. Are you? My biggest concern is that I travel with work and need coverage to some smaller towns.
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