August 22nd, 2014

Canadian Students are Massively Mobile

Canadian Students in a Wired World

Canadian Students in a Wired World
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More students now access the web through mobile devices than desktops, 59% own their own mobile phones.

Back to school means more data, more talking, and more texting, as a record number of students are taking their mobile devices with them into the classroom. Mobile devices among students have become commonplace in Canadian schools, with 59% of students owning their own mobile phone as of 2013, according to a MediaSmarts study.

While it’s not surprising that 90% of older high school students have their own device, it is becoming more customary for younger students to carry their own mobile devices as well; in fact, 1 in 4 students between the ages of 9 and 10 now have their own mobile device. Even in Grade 5, more students now access the Internet through a tablet or laptop than through a desktop computer.

For parents, mobile devices represent an easy and practical way to stay connected – to keep tabs, schedule rides, make requests – but at the same time allowing them independence. For students, mobile devices have become an essential tool for connecting with friends and having vibrant social lives both in and outside of school.

London Drugs has recently upgraded its mobile phone shopping experience in store with new plan and device options to suit students of all ages.

 

The following offers are valid until Sept. 4, 2014:

Texting for Teens

For high school students, a mobile phone plan with a standard amount of airtime, texts, and data is a good start. If the whole family is upgrading, mobile share plans are a great option for sharing data, and the unlimited nationwide minutes means no one will use up all the airtime.

Fido Get Social Plan

Starting from $54/month

  • 750 Anytime nationwide minutes
  • Unlimited messaging
  • 750MB of data

Get the Fido LG Nexus 5 for $0 on a 2 year smart plan with a $50 London Drugs gift card!

Koodo Tab 300

Starting at $34/month

  • Unlimited evenings and weekends
  • Unlimited messaging
  • Choose # of nationwide minutes & data

Get the Koodo Samsung Galaxy S3 for $0 on a Tab300 with a $100 London Drugs gift card!

SharePlus Plan

Starting from $80/month

  • Unlimited Nationwide Talk & Text
  • Shareable data on up to 5 devices
  • Add more phones from $40/month

Get the HTC One M8 for $49 on a 2 year share plan!

Pass your old phone on to your teen activate as a secondary line to save even more!

Big Data for College Life

For those moving into dorms at universities and colleges this fall, a mobile plan featuring a large amount of data is ideal. Stream videos, email on the go, and post to social media via phone, tablet, and other devices– and of course, don’t forget unlimited minutes to call home.

SharePlus Plan

Starting from $80/month

  • Unlimited Nationwide Talk & Text
  • Shareable data on up to 5 devices
  • Select a data plan up to 10GB

Get the Samsung Galaxy S5 for $99.99 on a 2 year share plan!

Ask us how you can add your tablet to your share plan to save even more!

Kid-Friendly Devices: Tablets & iPods

For parents who aren’t quite ready to hand over a mobile phone to their young children, tablets and iPods with data capabilities is an easy way to stay in contact. Devices such as iPads and iPods can be purchased with ‘wifi and cellular’ capabilities, which mean that with a data plan, kids can Facetime with their parents with a touch of the screen:

Flex Data Plans from TELUS & Rogers

Starting from $5/month

  • Automatically adjusts to your monthly usage
  • Pay for as much or as little data as you use

 

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