Comparision of post paid cell phone plans in Trinidad and Tobago (2006)

Introduction

Here is a simpler analysis of post paid plans between TSTT/bmobile and Digicel instead of the confusing, long “independent” reports on bmobile’s site.

Update (August 2006) : Digicel’s postpaid packages now includes calls to bmobile

Current post-paid plans (as of May 2006)

  • Digicel’s postpaid packages comes with pre bundled minutes which can be used to call Digicel, fixed lines ONLY. A call to bmobile costs $1.22/$1.40 (no VAT/with VAT). Checking voicemail does NOT use your pre-bundled minutes.
  • bmobile’s postpaid packages comes with pre bundled minutes which can be used to call Digicel, fixed and bmobile lines. Checking voicemail DOES use your pre-bundled minutes.

 

Cost/mthBundled MinsRate/minBundled SMS
no VATwith VATno VATwith VAT
Digicel Postpaid 120$82.61$951200.690.7950
Digicel Postpaid 240$160.87$1852400.670.7775
Digicel Postpaid 360$221.74$2553600.620.71100
bmobile basic$75.00$86.251000.750.8630
bmobile bonus$140.00$1612000.700.8030
bmobile beyond$260.00$2994000.650.7530

 

Observations as of May 2006

  • Digicel is cheaper if you’re only calling other Digicel phones and fixed lines.
  • Digicel is not cheaper if you call many bmobile customers. If your call pattern is to call a bmobile customer for long periods of time (e.g your friend, family member, relative or significant other), it would be cheaper to get a Digicel cell for that bmobile user.