Carrier Phone Plans With Bonus Subscriptions


WhistleOut
21 April 2016

If you have a monthly subscription to an online service, you might be able to save a little cash by grabbing the right phone plan. Some carriers offer free access to paid services as a bonus.

It might not be a great draw card if you’re not already shelling out the money each month, but if you are it can be a cool $10 saving.

If you think about it, that’s pretty much the same as if that plan was $10 cheaper than the competition, which is absolutely enough of a reason to consider one carrier over another.

Let’s take a look at carriers in Canada and who offers free access to what.

Unrestricted Data

Sometimes a carrier won't necessarily offer free access to a subscription, but will instead not count any data you chew through when using a specific service.

That means, no matter how much you go wild on your favorite streaming platforms, it won't effect your monthly usage. This can mean the difference between a 5GB and a 2GB plan for a lot of people, or more.

Carrier

Services

Details

Videotron

Spotify, Google Play Music, Deezer, Analekta, 8Tracks, Groove, Digitally Imported, Jazz Radio, Radiotunes, Rockradio, Bandcamp, Slacker Radio, and Stingray Music Free for 24 months

As you can see, Videotron focuses purely on music streaming services. Thankfully, it's a pretty comprehensive list, which might make you feel a little better if Net Neutrality is an important issue to you. As for which plans give you unlimited streaming from these brands, you need to be on any All-Inclusive Canada-wide plan with 2GB, 3GB, or 5GB of data, and have an LTE SIM card.


Spotify Premium

Spotify is one of the world's most popular music streaming services. You can access it for free, if you're happy with the idea of ads, or you can pay around $9.99 per month for Premium access.

Premium means no ads, and the ability to download music to up to three devices, which means you can stock up while on a WiFi network and not worry about eating up you're cap while you're out and about.

Carrier

Plans

Details

Rogers

Share Everything
Plans
Free for 24 months

Fido

24 Month Contracts
and
BYO Plans
Free for 24 months

Note: choosing Texture as your free Rogers Share Everything Plan subscription means you cannot get either Shomi or Texture. If you are going aboard via a Fido Plan, you will receive both Spotify and Daily Vice.


Daily Vice

Daily Vice is a mobile news and culture show, brought to you by the folks at VICE. On top of that, it provides a 'first look' at VICE documentaries before they even make their way to their websites.

It's essentially a great way to keep up to date on VICE stories while you're in between larger screens, or if you couldn't be bothered getting out of bed just yet.

Carrier

Plans

Details

Fido

24 Month Contracts
and
BYO Plans
Free for 24 months

Note: On Fido, you do not have to choose between Spotify Premium and Daily Vice - you get both for free for up to 24 months.


Shomi

Shomi is a home-grown Netflix-esque video on demand service for movies and TV shows, owned by Rogers and Shaw. Subscriptions are usually $8.99 per month, but on a Rogers Share Everything plan you can grab it for free for 24 months.

Carrier

Plans

Details

Rogers

Share Everything
Plans
Free for 24 months

Note: choosing Shomi as your free Rogers Share Everything Plan subscription means you cannot get either Texture or Spotify Premium.


Texture

Texture gives you access to over 100 leading online magazine titles, usually for $9.99 per month. On a Rogers Share Everything plan you can choose to have it for free for 24 months.

Carrier

Plans

Details

Rogers

Share Everything
Plans
Free for 24 months

Note: choosing Texture as your free Rogers Share Everything Plan subscription means you cannot get either Shomi or Spotify Premium.


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