Last month we saw sub-brands of the Big 3 wireless carriers offer a $50/9GB BYOD plan, but recently new promos have bumped up data for users in Quebec.
Fido, Koodo, Virgin Mobile and Videotron have all added a data bonus to their $55/8GB BYOD, increasing data by 3GB to 11GB total.
For Videotron customers, all-inclusive plans get a 100GB data bonus per year to avoid overages, and when you take that into consideration, that’s an extra 8.3GB per month, for 19GB total for $55.
There’s also a 5GB bonus on the $60/8GB plan, taking it to 13GB of total data, available from Fido and Koodo as well ($59 for Videotron; $65/13GB for Virgin).
With COVID-19 and many people working from home and travelling less, it’s natural for data consumption to drop and Wi-Fi usage to increase. Still, wireless carriers keeping increasing data to get customers to opt for a higher-priced plan.
Fido says its data bonus promo ends on September 30, 2020. But most likely each carrier will again follow each other’s promos to match, should these get extended.