More carrier options keep Ottawa residents mobile

More carrier options keep Ottawa residents mobile

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For some, switching to a new mobile carrier is akin to getting a cavity fixed. You know that something needs to be done, but you dread going through the process. In the case of your service, you may be dissatisfied with your phone, coverage, or fees, but don’t want to deal with the hassle of making the change. But the truth is that signing up with a new carrier is far less painful than it used to be, while the increased competition has made it easier than ever for you to pick and choose what works best for you.

Since its expansion into the Ottawa region, Videotron has offered residents of Canada’s capital city an alternative to the available carriers, with a suite of phone choices and plans all backed by high-speed nationwide coverage. Read on for further details and information on how you can make the switch today.

Choose from the latest smartphones

Videotron stocks the latest phones from Apple, Samsung, Google, LG, Motorola, Sony, and more. Have you been dreaming of a flagship phone the likes of the iPhone X, Galaxy S9, or Pixel 2? You can take your pick, and most of these phones can be had for $0 depending on the accompanying plan.

Keep your phone, along with your number

Bring in your current phone and you can trade it in for credit, though not all devices are eligible and condition is a factor. If you want to keep your trusty phone, you can save on your monthly invoice if it is compatible with the network.

Whether you keep your old phone or get a new one, you can transfer your number over to your Videotron account.

Plan accordingly

Once you sort out your phone, you’ll want to choose a plan that fits your daily usage and needs. If you enjoy browsing the internet and streaming entertainment, premium plans offer data that increases with price. If you need to check your emails and occasionally a social media account, basic plans offer less data at lower prices. You can choose to forego data completely and go with a plan that just includes unlimited calling and texting.

Videotron’s family plans let parents get two free talk and text plans on their old phones to give to their children. New phones and mobile data can be added to these accounts à la carte.

Frequent flyer? There’s a plan for you

If you often travel south of the border, Videotron’s Canada-U.S. plans offer unlimited calling and texting whether you find yourself in the provinces or the states. Daily plans for travel to the U.S. or more than 100 eligible countries can be activated on the go, giving you access to your data when you’re collecting passport stamps. You can also activate Wi-Fi calling on your device to make local calls or reach out to those back home for free.

Accident forgiveness

Protection plans include repairs and replacement if your phone is damaged from a dip in the pool or an unfortunate encounter with the pavement. AppleCare+ is available for iPhone users.

Nationwide LTE coverage

Whichever plan you choose, Videotron gives you Canada-wide LTE service from coast to coast with speeds up to 150 Mbps.

Videotron has three retail locations in the Ottawa area: at the St. Laurent Centre, Place d’Orléans, and Bayshore Shopping Centre. The company’s mobile site contains comprehensive sections on plans, phones, coverage, and more.

Take the time to check out providers and review your current plan to see if you can be getting something better for less. Visit company websites, drop by their stores, and don’t be afraid to ask any questions you may have. There is competition for your business and a little research goes a long way.