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What's most cost-effective if you don't call a lot?

I can't seem to see prices for add-ons or pay-as-you go rates before activating a SIM - am I missing a page where all this is detailed? I usually only make about 3 minutes worth of calls a month so I was thinking of removing the unlimited calls and texts from the plan I select, but I can't see how much it would cost me if I just paid for calls out of credit in my wallet, or if there is an add-on that gives me a small number of minutes that costs less than the unlimited plan. Can anyone help? Thanks!

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You have the pay as you go information on this page...
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https://fizz.ca/en/faq/how-do-i-use-pay-as-you-go
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At $0.25 a minute (which is the rate for calls in any regions: Quebec, Canada and US), for both incoming and outgoing calls, you could quickly reach the amount of an unlimited calls package, which is $5.50 for the calls alone. That's 22 minutes per month. If you know for a fact you are not going above 20 minutes of calls in a month, for BOTH incoming and outgoing calls, you could go with Pay-As-You-Go. Otherwise, the unlimited calls option would be safer.
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There is also a possibility of an add-on though that you could get at $3.00 for an extra 60 minutes. It sounds to me like this would be plenty for you in a single month and you would end up saving $2.50 every month. So according to what you said your usage is, not getting the unlimited calls and getting the 60 min add-on would be your best choice.
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I will take the unlimited call since you will be charged also for the calls that you do not want.

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I would just keep the text & call unlimited. Now the text&call is 12.60 for quebec and no voicemail. Let say add-on is 0.25/min. So assuming you use an average of 22min/month = 5.50.
But to keep an active line without anything is 7.20. So if you choose add-on pay per use minute, will be average of 12.70 (5.50 + 7.2) which cost more than the current voice+text unlimited plan which is 12.60.

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@Rachel... I've pushed the research a little further. Please read my updated answer.

Hey Rachel,

Personally, I don't use that much calls. So, what I do is buying the add-on that gives 60min for 3$.If I need more or if I do overuse it, I just add another 3$. Other than that, you have also some other options such a 300min for 10$. Which, for is, is quite enough if you don't use it that much it's better than paying this 10$ for unlimited all-time.

These options are in Manage (mobile) / add-on / call - texts.

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@David... Unlimited is not $10, but $5.50.

Thanks everyone for the answers! Really helpful. I find it a bit frustrating that Fizz don't put these prices up-front on their website - it seems you can't access them at all until you have activated your SIM, but how can you even decide if you *want* a SIM if you don't know the full costs of different options like add-ons? Anyway, this gives me the info I need, thanks.