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Guest/Tourist SIM in Canada

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27th February 2012, 11:00 AM   |  #1  
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Hiya guys

I'm going on a holiday to Toronto, Canada at the end of next month and will be staying for 2 weeks. Just wondering what sort of data+voice plans/SIM's that I can get that has a good $/coverage(performance) ratio?

I'll be needing one for my GNexus and my mum's unlocked ATT Moto Atrix.

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27th February 2012, 06:37 PM   |  #2  
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The plans in Canada are steep. Looking for just voice/txt or data as well?
27th February 2012, 11:41 PM   |  #3  
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The plans in Canada are steep. Looking for just voice/txt or data as well?

well I'd like data as well, but if its too expensive then I guess I'll just take a voice/text plan.
27th February 2012, 11:48 PM   |  #4  
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Yeah data plans in canada are expensive compared to the US...just get a prepaid plan that includes talk and text from either Rogers, Telus or Bell. Wind and Mobilicity run on AWS like T-Mobile. Checl out the links provided.

http://www.bell.ca/Mobility/Cell_pho.../Prepaid_plans

http://www.telusmobility.com/en/ON/p...te-plans.shtml

http://www.rogers.com/web/content/wi...ans##Tabset1-2
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28th February 2012, 07:50 AM   |  #5  
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Yeah data plans in canada are expensive compared to the US...just get a prepaid plan that includes talk and text from either Rogers, Telus or Bell. Wind and Mobilicity run on AWS like T-Mobile. Checl out the links provided.

http://www.bell.ca/Mobility/Cell_pho.../Prepaid_plans

http://www.telusmobility.com/en/ON/p...te-plans.shtml

http://www.rogers.com/web/content/wi...ans##Tabset1-2

Damn,I was hoping to get a data plan as well. :/

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28th February 2012, 04:40 PM   |  #6  
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you still can, just will be paying more lol...those companies listed do have voice, text and data prepaid plans available though, check which one better suits your needs since you'll only be there for just two weeks.
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28th February 2012, 09:06 PM   |  #7  
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Check out http://mobility.petro-canada.ca/en/features/406.aspx

For $28 you can get 100 Canada wide anytime minutes, unlimited incoming/outgoing texts in canada and unlimited mobile web.

That specific plan can be seen here:

http://mobility.petro-canada.ca/en/features/396.aspx

Hope this helps. Probably the best rate you will find.
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29th February 2012, 02:26 AM   |  #8  
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lol those plans are pretty awesome, unlimited everything for $50? Funny how Petro has its own cell phone plans now, never thought that would happen. I wonder if its truly unlimited though...
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Hey everyone,
It's been a while since the last post here. Has there been any improvement in Canada? I'm traveling to Vancouver next week and I'll need a data plan (no minutes or texts). Any suggestions?
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8th June 2014, 06:24 AM   |  #10  
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Originally Posted by domi_niku

Hey everyone,
It's been a while since the last post here. Has there been any improvement in Canada? I'm traveling to Vancouver next week and I'll need a data plan (no minutes or texts). Any suggestions?
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hey, back then I ended up just using rogers 1gb prepaid (?)- can't remember.
Anyhow I burned through it quickly within 1.5 weeks on navigation and maps stuff so I'd be careful with usage!

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