Bill history - Less data is more expensive than more?

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I've been on the same plan since 2011. The old $15/month basic plan + Data Saver.

Here's a sample from my history of what I've been charged for data according to my bill history:

262MB : $10 + $5 base = $15
240MB : $15 + $5 base = $20
249MB : $10 + $5 base = $15

Any explanation? Either way, those older rates seem to be better than the new ones???
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Reena

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Not sure why you were charged these rates. Here are the old rates for the data saver from 2011

Up to 25 MB - $5
26 - 100 MB - $10
101 - 300 MB - $15
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To add to Reena's post, Since you are billed 1 month in advance for the Data Saver, the $5 is already taken into account so the charge that you see is the correct amount :).
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Chris Petersens

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If you want better help here just post a screenshot of your bill. Without your personals of course. We need context.
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So if I'm mostly concerned with data I would actually have to pay a bit more if I switched to either the new basic $20 plan + flex data or even the $30 canada-wide plan with (75min+100MB) with the current double minutes/data special.

That's taking into consideration that my current bills are almost always $30+taxes= ~$35

I'm looking mostly at the $30 plan. From my understanding, my exact same usage under the $30 plan with the double data/minute would get me to $35+taxes = ~$40 because I would have to pay $5 for going over 200MB.

Of course I would gain the unlimited texts/voice caller/caller id/more minutes though.
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I might be wrong, but I guess you could also lose per-second billing. It might not be a big deal for you, but for some it is :) Worth considering... depending on whether your plan still charges per second - I think it changed somewhere in 2011 if I'm not mistaken :)
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Here's screenshots of two bills that confuse me

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