Phone plans don't come cheap in Canada. In fact, it has some of the priciest wireless plans on the planet, ranking among the more expensive countries in almost every category of a global communications study.

Earlier this year, the Toronto City Council tried to get federal regulators to force Canada's Big Three wireless carriers to offer unlimited data, saying that "there is no legitimate for consumers in Canada to have the option of reasonably priced unlimited data plans for their mobile devices."

But it appears Canada still has a long way to go before it makes the unlimited data dream a reality. For now, Canadians may just have to put up with the next best thing - 10GB plans. Their prices may not be the most ideal, but this is probably as good as they're going to get.

Here are the best no-tab 10GB data plans you can get in Canada right now:


via @frdmmobile

Freedom Mobile

1. Big Gig + Everywhere Canada Plan (10 GB) - $60

Limited time offer

  • Data: 10GB (on Fast LTE
  • Talk: Unlimited talk to Canada and the U.S.
  • Text: Unlimited global text, picture and video messaging

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2. Big Gig + Everywhere Canada Plan (12 GB) - $75

Limited time offer

  • Data: 12GB (on Fast LTE
  • Talk: Unlimited talk to Canada and the U.S.
  • Text: Unlimited global text, picture and video messaging

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3. Big Gig + Everywhere Canada Plan (20 GB) - $100

Limited time offer

  • Data: 20GB (on Fast LTE
  • Talk: Unlimited talk to Canada and the U.S.
  • Text: Unlimited global text, picture and video messaging

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Fido 

1.  Fido Pulse (10 GB) - $75

Loyalty plan for select customers (must have 3- to 6-month history with Fido)

  • Data: 10 GB 
  • Talk: Unlimited Canada-wide minutes
  • Text: Unlimited international text, picture and video messages
  • Bonus: 5 free hours of data, 6 month free Spotify trial, Fido Roam

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2. Fido Pulse (12 GB) - $115

Limited time offer

  • Save $10 per month for a year
  • Data: 10 GB + bonus 2GB for two years
  • Talk: Unlimited Canada-wide minutes
  • Text: Unlimited international text, picture and video messages
  • Bonus: 5 free hours of data, 6 month free Spotify trial, Fido Roam

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Virgin Mobile

BYOP 115 (12 GB) - $115

Limited time offer

  • Data: 10GB + bonus 2GB for two years
  • Talk: Unlimited evenings and weekends (5-7 pm)
  • Text: Unlimited worldwide text from Canada, unlimited picture messaging from Canada and U.S.

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Koodo Mobile

No Tab 115 (10GB) - $115

  • Data: 10GB (of Shock-Free data)
  • Talk: Unlimited Canada-wide minutes
  • Text: Unlimited text and picture messaging

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...And that's about it. Other plans under the Big Three (Rogers, Bell and Telus) charge $120/month or more for 10GB plans that do not include unlimited minutes. You will, however, get access to a more stable LTE network than that some of the providers above, so that's something to consider if you're not much of a talker.

At the end of the day, choosing a data plan in Canada is just about deciding on the lesser evil. Are you prioritizing cost, quality of service or finding the best balance of both?

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