Past Meetup

Discuss Viable Replacements for Expensive Phone Plans

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Decentral Vancouver

436 West Pender Street · Vancouver, BC

How to find us

Text me at my new "data-only" number: 778-403-3102

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About a 1.5 years ago I ditched my phone contract and went data only. It worked out well for the most part and since phablets were outside what I could afford and since I still really wanted something with a big screen I made all my calls via a cheap nexus tablet. However, there were tons of hiccups. I've used apps such as by SaveOnMac" style="font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.4em;"> TextNow, TextFree, TextPlus, TextMe, Fongo and MagicJack and since the beauracratic world we live in assumes (demands in fact) that you have an unchanging number, it was annoying to constantly change services when one didn't work

I've largely been inspired by the following post:

Of course WiFi is also expensive and it falls in the same boat so lets talk about subversive alternatives to both phone and internet plans. Phone companies hate these apps and that post by the way. ;)

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