If Ewan lived in Canada, he’d have blown…

$13,465.60

yes that’s right dear reader. Ewan’s pockets would be hurting a lot more than they currently do if he was in our fair country.

Here’s how we figured it out.

Ewan would have the exact same plan I do. On Fido, the now defunct $18 value pack that gives me 12MB of data a month.

Data usage by our Ewan was 275MB for the month.

He gets 12MB included in the plan, that’s 263MB left over.

263MB equals 269312k

Now at the ever gouging rate of 5cents/kb that would be

269312k * 5cents = $13,465.60

which at the current exchange rate is…. 6,864.618 GBP

Yup. Feel free to pick up jaws off the floor now.

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22 Responses to If Ewan lived in Canada, he’d have blown…

  1. Ricky Chotai May 27, 2008 at 10:42 am #

    To think we complain here in the UK about data charges! :S

  2. Ana May 27, 2008 at 1:00 pm #

    If Ewan was in Poland…
    on any business tariff he's chose with Era (my current provider), I'm guessing he'd choose the biggest data plan:
    39,00 z? for 500 MB data usage, which I'm covers his usage.

    39 zl at current exchange rate = 9.1472 GBP

    any usage above that is 0,001 z? for 1K. I leave the maths on this one to you

    There go your jaws ladies and gents

  3. Ricky May 27, 2008 at 1:01 pm #

    Heh, AT&T's next-up-to-unlimited package is 5MB, and I blew through 1.5GB last month.

  4. smstextnews May 27, 2008 at 1:03 pm #

    geez!

  5. smstextnews May 27, 2008 at 1:03 pm #

    And what was the cost?

  6. DanLane May 27, 2008 at 1:05 pm #

    I'd actually like to move to Canada one day, so y'know, if Mr Rogers could sort his data plans out, that'd be great 🙂

  7. Ana May 27, 2008 at 1:15 pm #

    i wonder how is it that in other country it only costs about a tenner… i use net of my phone all the time back home, but i wouldn't dare in uk, not with this prices.

  8. Krystal May 27, 2008 at 1:15 pm #

    He's probably too busy running his baseball team and television stations, but I'll see if I can give him a call for you Dan.

    Don't let it stop you from moving here one day, we have Tim Hortons.

  9. Matt May 27, 2008 at 2:19 pm #

    Fido do have some data options, specifically billed as “Internet Options for Wireless Internet Access” http://www.fido.ca/portal/en/domore/options.shtml

    If Ewan was on fido, he could sping for the $100/mo option that gives 200M/mo, with overage at $5/MB, so his 275M would have cost the $100 for the month, plus $375 overage – $475 still isn't pretty, but it's a hell of a lot better than $13.5k. Of course, then there are the months you only use 50M and end up paying the $100 anyway.

  10. smstextnews May 27, 2008 at 2:22 pm #

    Nice!

  11. Matt May 27, 2008 at 3:19 pm #

    Fido do have some data options, specifically billed as “Internet Options for Wireless Internet Access” http://www.fido.ca/portal/en/domore/options.shtml

    If Ewan was on fido, he could sping for the $100/mo option that gives 200M/mo, with overage at $5/MB, so his 275M would have cost the $100 for the month, plus $375 overage – $475 still isn't pretty, but it's a hell of a lot better than $13.5k. Of course, then there are the months you only use 50M and end up paying the $100 anyway.

  12. Ewan @ MIR May 27, 2008 at 3:22 pm #

    Nice!

  13. Ricky Chotai May 27, 2008 at 4:42 pm #

    To think we complain here in the UK about data charges! :S

  14. Ana May 27, 2008 at 7:00 pm #

    If Ewan was in Poland…
    on any business tariff he's chose with Era (my current provider), I'm guessing he'd choose the biggest data plan:
    39,00 zł for 500 MB data usage, which I'm covers his usage.

    39 zl at current exchange rate = 9.1472 GBP

    any usage above that is 0,001 zł for 1K. I leave the maths on this one to you

    There go your jaws ladies and gents

  15. Ricky May 27, 2008 at 7:01 pm #

    Heh, AT&T's next-up-to-unlimited package is 5MB, and I blew through 1.5GB last month.

  16. Ewan May 27, 2008 at 7:03 pm #

    geez!

  17. Ewan May 27, 2008 at 7:03 pm #

    And what was the cost?

  18. DanLane May 27, 2008 at 7:05 pm #

    I'd actually like to move to Canada one day, so y'know, if Mr Rogers could sort his data plans out, that'd be great 🙂

  19. Ana May 27, 2008 at 7:15 pm #

    i wonder how is it that in other country it only costs about a tenner… i use net of my phone all the time back home, but i wouldn't dare in uk, not with this prices.

  20. Krystal May 27, 2008 at 7:15 pm #

    He's probably too busy running his baseball team and television stations, but I'll see if I can give him a call for you Dan.

    Don't let it stop you from moving here one day, we have Tim Hortons.

  21. Matt May 27, 2008 at 8:19 pm #

    Fido do have some data options, specifically billed as “Internet Options for Wireless Internet Access” http://www.fido.ca/portal/en/domore/options.shtml

    If Ewan was on fido, he could sping for the $100/mo option that gives 200M/mo, with overage at $5/MB, so his 275M would have cost the $100 for the month, plus $375 overage – $475 still isn't pretty, but it's a hell of a lot better than $13.5k. Of course, then there are the months you only use 50M and end up paying the $100 anyway.

  22. Ewan May 27, 2008 at 8:22 pm #

    Nice!

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