Long-Distance Phone Plans In Atlantic Canada

old telephoneI changed my long-distance phone plan today. I use Primus, which had a much better rate than the competitors back in August, 2000 when I got it.

My old plan was The Dime Time MAX (which isn’t offered anymore):

  • $3.95 network monthly fee
  • 10 cents per minute evenings (6pm-8am) & weekends anywhere in Canada. Never
    pay more that $20 a month for up to 800 minutes. 10 cents per minute
    thereafter.
  • 20 cents per minute for daytime calling in Canada (from 8am to 6pm).
  • 20 cents per minute flat rate to the US anytime.

My new plan: Truly International

  • 6 cents per minute in Canada and US anytime.
  • $4.95 total for network and monthly recurring charge.

Comparable plan from Rogers: Smart Plan

  • 5 cents per minute in Canada and US anytime.
  • $5.50 total for network and monthly recurring charge.

Comparable plan from Aliant: Simply Your Way

  • $5.95 network charge, plus:
  • $3.95/month if you choose 6 cents a minute
  • $1.95/month if you choose 10 cents a minute
  • No extra charge if you choose 15 cents a minute

We only call to Newfoundland and we don’t do that often. I usually don’t have more than 120 minutes per month in long-distance calling.

The Rogers plan has a better minute rate by 1 cent, plus I MAY get a discount from them since their my cable TV and internet provider. I’ll look into that.