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Old 07-27-2016, 07:48 PM   #1
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Cell & wifi question

Going to British Columbia Canada soon
My provider is att for iphone
How do I go about getting service with decent $ rates?
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Old 07-27-2016, 08:16 PM   #2
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Going to British Columbia Canada soon
My provider is att for iphone
How do I go about getting service with decent $ rates?
ATT Roams to Rogers in Canada. Check your provider and your plan for what is allowed.


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I know there was a recent article on www.rvmobileinternet.com. Don't know if it was a members-only article or not.
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most US cell carriers have a north american plan or a US and Canada plan. This allows you to use your phone in Canada for a reasonable price. Data, however, is generally another issue. The current data rate for Verizon subscribers in Canada is $2.05 a MB, which is highway robbery. Verizon now has a deal where you can get all of your US services in Canada for $2.00 a day. If you use them you pay, if not you pay nothing. I am sure that AT&T has the same sort of options.
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most US cell carriers have a north american plan or a US and Canada plan. This allows you to use your phone in Canada for a reasonable price. Data, however, is generally another issue. The current data rate for Verizon subscribers in Canada is $2.05 a MB, which is highway robbery. Verizon now has a deal where you can get all of your US services in Canada for $2.00 a day. If you use them you pay, if not you pay nothing. I am sure that AT&T has the same sort of options.

For Canadians going south Data is Interstate Robbery. We use Verison hotspot an Vonage VOIP for phone.
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For Canadians going south Data is Interstate Robbery. We use Verison hotspot an Vonage VOIP for phone.


X 2. That's where you find out that the "free wifi" that the park advertises but that is really nonexistent is very expensive to replace.
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Old 07-28-2016, 01:30 PM   #8
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Consider going to Walmart and buying a pre-pay phone for Canada.
ATT can extend your coverage to include Canada month by month.
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Old 07-28-2016, 04:06 PM   #9
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If you have a mobile share plan at AT&T you may be able to add Canada roaming. You get free talk and text and 1 GB of data per phone. Here's a link with more info:

AT&T Canada Roaming Bonus

I did this a few weeks ago even though I don't have any plans to travel to Canada at the moment. The rep was very helpful. She just checked if I was eligible and added it to each of my phones.

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I have an AT&T GoPhone and just got back from a trip to Alaska and back which required driving through most of Canada. If you have the $60 per month GoPhone plan, that includes unlimited talk, text and data (first 6 GB at high speed) in the USA and Canada. I did not receive any extra charges for data while in Canada even though I used quite a bit of it. As someone else mentioned, AT&T partners with Rogers to provide coverage in Canada. Coverage in most of Canada was fairly decent but there was no coverage in the Yukon (directly north of British Columbia) even though the AT&T coverage map shows there is coverage in some spots in the Yukon. I stopped at a cell phone store in the Yukon to ask why I was not receiving any coverage in the Yukon and they explained that Rogers does not operate in the Yukon so the AT&T phone would not work there. I have since contacted AT&T engineering to have them correct their coverage maps based on my 1st hand experience of AT&T cell phone service driving through most of Canada.
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