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Old 06-12-2014, 08:43 PM   #29
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You will find that in most campgrounds you can get internet in Canada, Yukon and Alaska. It may not be the fastest, but it is there. We did our trip two years ago, so I bet things have improved. You also get it in the normal places like McDonald's and other businesses. I had withdrawl a couple of times......but I survived. I love being able to be connected.
We have been several times and the the wifi and cell service seems to be getting worse. Fewer and fewer motor homes from the states going through Canada to Alaska. It is mostly Europeans renting small class C's busting their behinds to get around Alaska in a week. Last year we found it was much worse. We tried everything-very hit or miss.
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Old 06-12-2014, 11:53 PM   #30
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We have been several times and the the wifi and cell service seems to be getting worse. Fewer and fewer motor homes from the states going through Canada to Alaska. It is mostly Europeans renting small class C's busting their behinds to get around Alaska in a week. Last year we found it was much worse. We tried everything-very hit or miss.
So what part of Canada did you find all of the Class C's busting their behind? I will certainly avoid those parts.
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Not Canada bashing; she asked, I answered--it was bad all the way around. I'll take a cruise next time I want to see Alaska. To each his own.
" If you don't expect ANYTHING from our northern cousins, you will still be disappointed. Our only mementos from Canada were lots of repair bills. Alaska was great."

Funny, sounded like bashing to me. Especially the above part.

"We won't go to Canada again until it becomes part of the US?"

Makes me glad that we aren't really cousins.

As for the best phone coverage companies in Canada.

Telus, Bell and Rogers are the big three phone companies in Canada. Most of them have smaller spin off providers.

Telus - Koodo
Rogers - Fido
Bell - Don't know.

Telus started life in Western Canada. BC Tel and Alberta Tel. Their coverage has been the most established in the West for the longest amount of time. Bell and Rogers have always played a bit of catch up. Your best bet may be to find an American carrier that has roaming relationships with Telus. As mentioned, there is lots of free internet if you know where to look. Most libraries, McDonalds, Starbucks etc.

There are places where coverage is spotty or non existent but what do you expect when you are 100 miles out of the nearest town? There should be no issues with connectivity in most settlements along the route.
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" If you don't expect ANYTHING from our northern cousins, you will still be disappointed. Our only mementos from Canada were lots of repair bills. Alaska was great."

Funny, sounded like bashing to me. Especially the above part.

"We won't go to Canada again until it becomes part of the US?"

Makes me glad that we aren't really cousins.

As for the best phone coverage companies in Canada.

Telus, Bell and Rogers are the big three phone companies in Canada. Most of them have smaller spin off providers.

Telus - Koodo
Rogers - Fido
Bell - Don't know.

Telus started life in Western Canada. BC Tel and Alberta Tel. Their coverage has been the most established in the West for the longest amount of time. Bell and Rogers have always played a bit of catch up. Your best bet may be to find an American carrier that has roaming relationships with Telus. As mentioned, there is lots of free internet if you know where to look. Most libraries, McDonalds, Starbucks etc.

There are places where coverage is spotty or non existent but what do you expect when you are 100 miles out of the nearest town? There should be no issues with connectivity in most settlements along the route.
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