Sugar Mobile doesn’t take the cake for some
HAILEY GAJADHAR, CONTRIBUTOR
A movie ticket to the newest Nicholas Sparks flick. Two-and-a-half beverages at the closest pub. Three artisanal lattes. There’s a lot you could pay for with $19. Now, you can add your cell phone bill to that list.
New to Canada, Sugar Mobile provides cell phone services for under $20 each month. It works by using the Wi-Fi signals in place of data. According to a news release by Sugar Mobile, the data it uses is through Ice Wireless, which owns a network provider service in northen Canada.
The new service has some RRC students talking sweet — and sour.
“I hate Rogers. It’s such a hassle to talk to anyone there and I somehow go over my data limit every month,” said Megan Braun, 22.
Braun said Sugar Mobile might be a good option for students like her who are around Wi-Fi all the time.
“I don’t think I’d go over that 200 MB limit, during the school year at least. Summer is a different story,” said Braun, adding $85 per month on her Rogers bill is an annoyance that could be used toward something else.
The plan provides unlimited calls and texts, caller ID and call waiting. There is 200 MB of data provided for when customers aren’t covered by Wi-Fi.
“As a student, I get a good rate through MTS. And it has unlimited data, so I don’t think [Sugar Mobile] would work here,” said RRC student Cameron MacAngus.
“I think I would go over that limit because I’m not always around free Wi-Fi,” said Tyler Fehr, 23, who is on the same MTS plan. “It might work better in cities that have more free Wi-Fi available, but you just don’t see that in Winnipeg.”