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Old 08-17-2012, 01:25 PM   #15
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Thanks to all who responded. We've done an internet search and have come up with several options.
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:01 PM   #16
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Being from Canada, we know how the rates can get using your phone while roaming in the US. What I would do, when you get to Canada, just go to walmart and pick up a canadian phone. Telus offers prepaid phones here as do Rogers, and Bell. There are a number of other companies as well. Virgin etc.

We have a Verizon prepaid cell phone for when were in the US. We pay $100.00, and its good for a whole year. So when we are in the states for our phone is always ready and we have the same number. we use all the minutes sometimes, and have to add more.

Just so you know, Verizon prepaid does work in Canada. You would have to go online and add money from your credit card though.
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:30 AM   #17
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We'll be leaving for Canada, from St. Louis, in about a week and a half. Our cell phones will not work there. We are still newbies. Any suggestions?
Thanks, Jim
If you happen to have Verizon they have a Canada plan for around 20 dollars per month extra . You can add it or remove it as often as you like . ATT also has a plan similar to Verizon's.
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:35 PM   #18
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I live in Canada and we just toured the Maritimes. I found out that Rogers has spotty access in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick and is almost non-existent in Newfoundland. My DW's Koodo phone worked almost everywhere. Something to keep in mind.

I sell VOIP up here with unlimited US and Canada calling and while I was traveling I put the DW's phone into blocked number mode and forwarded the VOIP line to it. We just continued to tell people to use our home number. We also used an iPhone app to make calls when we had wifi.
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:10 PM   #19
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I have a Virgin prepayed phone/Smart Phone in the US, and DW has a Koodo. Virgin is available in Canada. But my american Virgine will not work as soon as I crossed the Border in Canada. It looks like all prepaid don't work accross Borders.

Bought a Prepayed here and almost fell when I saw the difference in services for equal price, much less services in Canda.

I received an Email from US Virgin that they prepayed my last months bill in order to keep my services in the US. Of course I have not paid since I am here in Canada since May. Great service so when I hit the USA this fall I will have my number waiting due to the 90 days garanty.

We keep the wife's smartphone for our canadians emergency contacts only while in the US.
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:18 PM   #20
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FYI, Telus has the best coverage in Canada for more remote areas, Rogers seems the worst.
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Another option Canada you can purchase a " true" unlocked phone. In our case we have an unlocked iPhone and just shop the best pay-as-you-go packages in each country. This year we have used Bell in Canada & T-Mobile in the US....& Tel Cell when we visit our home in Mexico.

These packages include voice, text & data ( which we use to tether our computer & iPad). You get your bill (by email) every 30 days so you are never surprised & you can cancel at the end of each month.

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