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Old 01-25-2019, 12:11 PM   #15
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Phone service

Check with AT&T to see if they have a daily plan for Canada. Verizon is $5/day for all services. Covers a 24 hour period only if you use any services.
Tim Horton's has a restaurant in every town except Watson Lake. They have free WiFi and a consistent menu. The Fort Nelson location has plenty of room for your rig. MacDonald's has free WiFi.The Dawson Creek, BC and Whitehorse Walmarts have MacDonald's in their stores.
Most of the roadhouses have WiFi and will give you the password. Only expect to check email. Most will not support streaming.
WiFi at campgrounds will be frustrating. You will be in a remote part of North America and the service to provide the type of service you are used to is not there. This is where I generally spend my $5 to get the job done on my phone.
You will probably be able to check email but not able to load web pages or browse.

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Old 01-25-2019, 12:28 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by kovalsmt View Post
I didnít want to get to Canada when there was still snow on the roads or we would leave a little earlier. Mike
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The snow is gone by the end of March in most of BC, gone by April in the North.
They hardly ever get snow in Vancouver, and we have been having a very warm winter so far.
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Old 01-25-2019, 03:08 PM   #17
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We have Cricket(ATT MVNO) and Canada and Mexico are included in their unlimited plan. There is a caveat that the usage cannot be more than 50% of something. I haven't checked it out yet.
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Old 01-28-2019, 01:13 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by kovalsmt View Post
Thank you very much for sharing your experience. We plan to leave Texas mid May to be at the Canadian border first week of June then spend 3-4 weeks on the Alcan hwy on the way to Alaska. I didnít want to get to Canada when there was still snow on the roads or we would leave a little earlier. Now just have to find if itís better to get a phone in Canada or get international service with AT&T, friends say itís very expensive to get service there.

Thank you again you really helped me a lot with your comments/experience.



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We made the same trip that you are planning last year from May 15th thru Sept 15th, entering Canada on June 1st from Marble Falls. You'll love this trip!!

We towed a Jeep without any rock protection on the Jeep and our MH mudflap removed. The Jeep got one rock chip and the MH two. Stopped in Whiteborse and had them repaired for $75.

When we got home, I had to wipe down the entire Jeep and the back of the MH with wax and grease remover to get all of the asphalt specs off of the paint. No real damage to either for the 12,000 + miles we traveled. Some of the roads are terrible! but we still had a great time. You just have to slow down. We saw several travel trailers at gas stations and visitor centers with broken springs (waiting on parts) from driving too fast over the frost heaves and put holes in the pavement.

Getting used to liters, kilometers, and $5 to $6/gal for diesel is the only hard part. : )

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Old 02-11-2019, 06:33 PM   #19
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You might want to do some research on your mud flaps. I have rad a lot of threads that mud flaps throw up more rocks with them on.

The best I can read is to go with flap directly behind wheels but remove large advertising flap all the way across the rear. Strictly going by what I've read on IRV2!
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Call AT&T. Canada is included in our plan. It is a great trip, be safe and have a great time. I am ready to go again.
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Old 02-12-2019, 04:33 PM   #21
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Forget the phone in BC and the Yukon--after all, you're on vacation. WiFi will work in all the afore mentioned places. Once you get into Alaska the phones will work just as in the lower 48. (Including areas of no service)
I lived in AK for over 15 years and extensively travelled both the Alcan and the Cassiar Hwys. My best advice is don't overdrive your capabilities and SLOW down when you see orange cones/flags or red warning signs, if you don't, you will be sorry! Try and have no set schedule and enjoy yourselves and the beautiful country. Safe travels.
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I am expecting the trip of a life time. Thank you for sharing your experience and advise.

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