Canada’s best back to school wireless and internet promo plans

One of the best times of year to secure a great wireless or internet deal is the period just before summer meets fall, when back to school sales are raging.

This is especially the case if you happen to be a student, or have one in your household, who can take advantage of promotions that require student IDs. But in many instances non-students can get in on the fun too, especially when it comes to wireless deals.

Check out our detailed guide of back to school wireless and internet offers from Canada’s major and regional carriers, and feel free to jump into the comments with any offers too good to miss.

Rogers

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Wireless

Rogers, like Telus and Bell, is currently offering a limited time data deal that gives subscribers an extra 2GB for $5 more per month on Share Everything plans with a base of 5GB or more.

The telco is also offering wireless home phone service at a reduced rate of $5 per month for 12 months on a Share Everything+ Plan carrying 7GB of data or more. Service requires the purchase of a home phone modem for $39.99.

Additionally, customers can save $10 per month for two years on a new line added to a Share Everything plan.

All the wireless offerings are listed as available in every province and territory.

Check out the offers here, and for further information on device deals take a look at our earlier post.

Internet

Rogers offers four of its internet tiers to students for significantly decreased rates for the duration of 12 months with no term. The discount starts at the 300GB-capped Rogers Ignite 30 (30 Mbps download speed, five Mbps upload speed) for $40, which is regularly priced at $67.99, and ends at the unlimited Rogers Ignite 250u (250 down, 20 up) for $70, regular $97.99.

On top of that, the promotion waives activation and installation fees, and students interested in grabbing a TV package get a $10 discount when adding the 35-channel Starter package, which is priced at $24.99.

According to the carrier’s website, the offer is only available in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Ontario, and ends September 30th, 2016.

Check out the offers here.

Fido

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Wireless

While not marketed specifically as a back to school deal, Fido — like Virgin Mobile and Koodo — is offering an extra 1GB of data on plans that generally carry 1GB, 2GB or 3GB during the specific time associated with student offers, so we’ll count it. Besides, perhaps student savings are implied at a budget sub-brand like Fido. An example of the offer is a 2GB, 500 nationwide minute and unlimited text BYOP plan for $50. The deadline for taking advantage of the savings is September 19th, 2016.

Check out the offer, and other current promotions, here.

Bell

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Wireless

Like its major competitors, Bell is offering a back to school limited time offer of an extra 2GB of data for $5 more per month on Share plans with a base of 5GB or more.

Check out the offer, and Bell’s other new promotions, here.

Internet

Depending on location, Bell is offering its Fibe internet at largely reduced prices for eight months. In Ontario, the carrier is offering two packages: the unlimited Fibe 25 (25 Mbps download, 10 up) for $49.95, reduced from $84.95, and the unlimited Fibe 50 (50 down, 10 up) for $59.95, reduced from $94.95. In Quebec, the prices and speeds are the same, but both are capped at 350 GB rather than unlimited. The offer requires a valid student ID card.

Check out the offers here.

In New Brunswick and Newfoundland, the east coast Bell branch Bell Aliant is advertising a student offer of Fibe Internet 100/50— 100 Mbps download speed, 50 up and unlimited usage — at an eight-month promo price of $54.95, reduced from $88.95. In Nova Scotia and PEI, the same offer is going for $64.95. The offer requires a valid student ID card.

Check out the offers here.

Virgin Mobile

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Wireless

Like Fido, Virgin Mobile is offering a bonus 1GB of data on plans that carry 1GB, 2GB or 3GB of data. That means subscribers can get 2GB in a $50 BYOP plan that also contains 500 minutes and unlimited text.

At Virgin Mobile, however, the deal is only available for customers activating a new line or account. No student ID is required to take advantage of this limited-time deal.

Check out the double data plans here.

Telus

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Wireless

In keeping with the trend, Telus is offering a bonus 2GB of data for $5 per month when customers activate or upgrade a premium smartphone on a two-year Your Choice plan with a minimum of 4GB of data.

The offer, which is not specifically listed as a back to school deal, but will likely run as long as its competitors, is available everywhere but Manitoba, and requires a minimum of 6GB of data is mandated in Quebec.

Telus is also offering 10 percent off the purchase of Beats headphones or the Jabra Move Wireless. Purchasers also get 25 percent off Beats purchases made in conjunction with either an Apple smartphone or a tablet and finally 25 percent off Jabra Move Wireless with the purchase of an Android smartphone or tablet.

Check out the offer here.

Internet

In B.C. and Alberta only, Telus is offering two no-term internet deals for students that reduce rates for 12 months, and provide them with a bonus $50 Visa Prepaid card.

The first is the 300GB-capped Internet 25 (25 Mbps download, five up) for $35, reduced from $73, and the other option is the 450GB-capped Internet 50 (50 down, 10 up) for $45, down from $80. Both deals include free installation and Wi-Fi modem rental.

Check out the offer here.

Koodo

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Wireless

Along with Virgin and Fido, Koodo is offering an extra 1GB of data for a limited time on plans that usually come with 1GB, 2GB or 3GB. The $50 for 2GB example works here as well — and the BYOP plan also contains 500 nationwide minutes and unlimited text. As this is not technically a student deal, either, you won’t need a valid student ID to take advantage of it.

Check out the bonus data plans here.

SaskTel

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Wireless

Students with valid ID cards can save $20 per month for the duration of the school year (expiring July 9, 2017) on three two-year plans. The plans range from the Ultimate 75, which carries unlimited talk and text and 10GB of data for $55, reduced from $75, to the Ultimate 105, which stocks unlimited talk and text and unlimited data (speed reduced after 15GB) for $85, reduced from $105.

The carrier also states students can save $5 on certain no-term plans in-store, though doesn’t offer specifics.

Check out the offers, along with a student sweepstakes promotion, here.

Internet

SaskTel is advertising two student internet deals. The first is inifNET High Speed Mach I (100 Mbps download speeds, 20 up) for $30 per month, regularly at $99.95 and the second is High Speed Ultra (25 Mbps download speeds, 2 up) for $25 per month, regularly $79.95.

For those interested in adding TV, they can build a package containing Basic maxTV (which features over 70 channels) and infiNET Mach I for $55 — including PVR — reduced from $126.95. Students not in an infiNET area can get Basic maxTV and High Speed Plus (8 down, 2 up) for $50, regularly $76.95.

Check out the offers, along with a student sweepstakes promotion, here.

Videotron

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Wireless

At Videotron, students with a valid ID card get 10 percent off their bill. For students, then, a $77 plan that includes 7GB, unlimited nationwide calling and unlimited text is $69.30 instead.

Check out the offer here.

Internet

Students also get 10 percent of their bill with Internet, taking the 300GB-capped Fibre 120 (120 down, 20 up) from $85.95 to $77.36.

Check out the offer here.

Eastlink

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Wireless

This school year, Eastlink is offering two main data-doubled student wireless plans. One ups the amount from 500MB to 1GB, while the other ups 1GB to 2GB. Both feature 500 nationwide anytime minutes and unlimited text in addition.

Check out the offer here.

Internet

The main student internet offer at the east coast carrier is the unlimited High Speed Eastlink Edge which provides 50 Mbps download speeds and five Mbps upload speeds for $59.95 for the duration of the school year (eight months).

The promotion also waives the cost of the installation fee. For those who would like to add TV in to the mix, they can add 135 HD channels and a DVR to bring the total to $99.95 for the school year. The addition of a home phone only brings the total to $104.95 for the school year, if students really feel like getting old school.

Check out the offer here.

MTS

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Wireless

Students with a valid ID card can save $5 per month on any MyPlan combination that results in a payment of $60 per month or more, plus get a $50 smartphone credit on a 12 or 24-month contract.

An example of the promotion at work: the MTS Starter Plan plus 200 weekday local minutes and unlimited data is $60 per month with the student discount, regularly $65.

Check out the offer here.

Internet

Students can also save $5 per month on Total Internet plans, which give subscribers access to Internet both at home and wirelessly. Total Internet runs at in-home download speeds of up to 10 Mbps and costs $60 per month, reduced from $65. Up to five additional student members can be added for $55 each per month.

Students can also get Lightning 25 High Speed Internet for $35 per month for eight months, reduced from $67 until October 31st, 2016.

Check out the offer here.

Wind

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Wireless

The inexpensive carrier is offering its border-hopping-friendly $45 Everywhere Plan for $40 for 10 months in a special back to school promotion that doesn’t require a student ID. The plan contains 5GB in the Wind home network, unlimited Canada-U.S. talk and text, unlimited global texting and 2400 minutes for calling when in the U.S.

It’s also offering its $60 Everywhere Plan for $55, which features 10GB and unlimited Canada-U.S. talk and text in the home network, 1GB, 2400 minutes and unlimited global text in the U.S.

Check out the offer here.

Shaw

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Internet

Shaw is offering three different internet options to students in its service areas (BC, Alberta, some parts of Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Northern Ontario) with a valid ID. The plans begin with the 300GB-capped Internet 30 (30 Mbps download speeds, 5 up) for $30, regularly $75, and end with 1TB-capped Internet 150 (150 down, 15 up) for $55, regularly $135. The promotional discounts last eight months from activation.

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Check out the offer here.

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