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Old Mar 25th 2019, 10:47 am
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Originally Posted by Dorothy
We do. I have a Canadian SIM card that I keep adding to whenever I get back to Canada. I find it ridiculously expensive to use. In Australia we have an area code specific to mobile phones so there's none of the silly long distance charges. I can call/text my friends on the east coast on a mobile for free. In Canada I have to pay long distance fees to call Stoney Creek from Burlington.
Can't say for pre-paid type plans, but we have unlimited calling including long distance within Canada and to the US with Fido post paid plan, never actually paid long distance on a cell phone here.

Prices are stupid in Canada though compared to some countries.

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My cell phone plan is second to none. Actually it is none. No cost.

I don't have one.
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Originally Posted by BristolUK
My cell phone plan is second to none. Actually it is none. No cost.

I don't have one.
So many websites these days require a phone number not sure I could get away with that, especially US base websites and their we need to send you a code via text to access your account, or we need to verify your identity via text, everything is text these days lol
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321
So many websites these days require a phone number not sure I could get away with that, especially US base websites and their we need to send you a code via text to access your account, or we need to verify your identity via text, everything is text these days lol
I either don't give one or they have the landline number and randomly send an automated number to use.

It's also surprising how many fields will accept 111 111 1111 or similar.
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My cell phone plan is second to none. Actually it is none. No cost.

I don't have one.
Get with the times, man. It's the 21st century!
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Get with the times, man. It's the 21st century!
But everyone says they are so expensive in Canada. Do they work out cheaper if you have no reason to use one?

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But everyone says they are so expensive in Canada. Do they work out cheaper if you have no reason to use one?
Yes. Because you don't expect to use it much, pay as you go or very basic plans that cost very little might be best and if you want to you can carry a $10 long distance card from the grocery store in your wallet in case you need to call from away. This covers you for stuck somewhere and there is no one to call a cab for you, Dad, where are you?, as well as for (to a degree) I've fallen and I can't get up.
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My cell phone plan is second to none. Actually it is none. No cost.

I don't have one.
If I bought one it would spoil my wife's day every time she has to say, "Sorry, Gordon's out in the car. He doesn't have a cell phone, so you'll have to call back in about an hour, on the landline." The response is usually something along the lines of "WTF???!!!"
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Even companies when contacting applicants for interviews often no longer call, the last 4 interviews I have had the company has either contacted me via email, or via text, none actually called on the phone.

I would say other then mother in law, we get under 5 actual calls per month, mostly texts now.

I know people who don't even have an email address, its all text or chatting via kik or such.
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My cell phone plan is second to none. Actually it is none. No cost.

I don't have one.
I'm almost like you in that I have a cell/mobile but never answer it if it rings as it is usually telemarketers and have it solely for the odd text once or twice a week and often leave home without it.
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Cheese maker in Saskatoon:
"For the past two years, he has been experimenting with various cheese-making methods. It wasn't until he met an 84-year-old French monk named Brother Albéric​ that his goal became a reality."
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saska...-art-1.5077634
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No Frills has ducks on sale again, but I just had a duck, and have one frozen. However, they also have fresh pork shoulders on for $1/lb, so I went for a smallish one of those. Having had my Cuban sandwich fix not too long ago I probably won't need to splurge on ham and Swiss cheese for that, but still want to make some Cuban and/or Mexican pork dishes to cut down on the number of cold pork sandwiches. The potential for some nice chicharrones is there too if I'm a bit careful how I do it.
Edit: I don't want to freeze it or wait too long so may just put this in the oven all day while I'm at work tomorrow. I'll be boasting about multi-tasking.


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I see celery has gone up in price. $5.99 for a stalk of it, crazy. Cauliflower is $4.99.

Got some 50% of meat at Save On last week, they mark it down 1-2 days before the date on the package, freeze right away and its all good still.

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Originally Posted by Jsmth321
I see celery has gone up in price. $5.99 for a stalk of it, crazy. Cauliflower is $4.99.
One of the reasons to move to Malaysia!

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Always happy to pay $10 for 20 chicken wings at Superstore/loblaws. A nice accompaniment to a salad.

But this week the deal is 36 wings and potato wedges for $20.. I expected half a dozen wedges to replace the 'lost' 4 wings, but there was a good amount of them for four people. Even better value than the 20 wings for $10.
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