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Old 02-01-2016, 11:51 AM   #1
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A friend and his wife (a fulltime family) were saying they'd like to tour Canada but weren't sure about cellular plan offerings. I don't know where they're going but they mentioned "across Canada"... whatever that actually means.

They're currently on a Verizon unlimited data plan (they use probably a 100gb of data a month) for home schooling and him working fulltime.

Are there nationwide providers up there? And anyone that offers unlimited data?
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Old 02-01-2016, 02:08 PM   #2
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Here's one, I'm sure there are others!

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Old 02-01-2016, 02:16 PM   #3
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i spend 4 months in Canada every year. Verizon has a US and Canada plan which is pretty similar to the US voice and texting plan...but forget about the data! Last time I checked, Rogers cellular charges $2.05 a MB. That's right $2,000 a GB for data.

best bet is to get a Canadian phone.
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Old 02-01-2016, 02:20 PM   #4
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A friend and his wife (a fulltime family) were saying they'd like to tour Canada but weren't sure about cellular plan offerings. I don't know where they're going but they mentioned "across Canada"... whatever that actually means.

They're currently on a Verizon unlimited data plan (they use probably a 100gb of data a month) for home schooling and him working fulltime.

Are there nationwide providers up there? And anyone that offers unlimited data?
I work for 1 of the nationwide providers Rogers....None of the big 3 providers Rogers, Bell, Telus offer unlimited data to the best of my knowledge.

My advice would be to check with Verizon first and see if they will make the unlimited data North America. My Aunt used to live in the States and when she came back to Canada she kept her unlimited plan and made it North America and I am pretty sure that was with Verizon.

Hope that helps,
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Old 02-02-2016, 06:38 PM   #5
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Rogers Canada has a Plan ,Roam Like Home Plan for Canadians to travel the States or the Caribbean , $5.00 a day max $20.00 a month, check with your carrier
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Old 02-02-2016, 06:39 PM   #6
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A friend and his wife (a fulltime family) were saying they'd like to tour Canada but weren't sure about cellular plan offerings. I don't know where they're going but they mentioned "across Canada"... whatever that actually means.

They're currently on a Verizon unlimited data plan (they use probably a 100gb of data a month) for home schooling and him working fulltime.

Are there nationwide providers up there? And anyone that offers unlimited data?
We are getting ripped off as far as data goes in Canada.

First of all, check this map out showing where the different cell providers have towers.... Canada has about 1/10 of the population of USA and a lot of areas with limited cell coverage.

We use Bell and they have coverage across the country. They are OK but data is expensive. My guess would be that your current provide will have as good a plan as you can get from any provider up here. If you stick with your current provider, make sure to check and see who they use as their carrier up here. Use the map above and check off that carrier to make sure that they have coverage where you want to go.

Bell charges $105 per month (approx $75.00 US) for 20 GB of data. See Rate Plan.

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The max per month is $50, and they nail you hard for data overage. Don't ask how I know this

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Old 02-03-2016, 08:05 AM   #8
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Canada Cell Data

I travelled in Canada last summer and found that there is not a affordable data plan from any of the carriers there. Verizon is very expensive for data also.
The cheapest data I got was from my GM On Star data plan. Had to turn on vehicle when I got online for the trucks hotspot to be used.
Still was about $30 for 3 GB, so no cheap but affordable for what I needed.
FYI, if you connect a PC make sure the updates are turned off so that does no use a bunch of data out of your plan. Get to a free hot spot to do those updates. Libraries or McD's.
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I travelled in Canada last summer and found that there is not a affordable data plan from any of the carriers there. Verizon is very expensive for data also.
The cheapest data I got was from my GM On Star data plan. Had to turn on vehicle when I got online for the trucks hotspot to be used.
Still was about $30 for 3 GB, so no cheap but affordable for what I needed.
FYI, if you connect a PC make sure the updates are turned off so that does no use a bunch of data out of your plan. Get to a free hot spot to do those updates. Libraries or McD's.
add Starbucks and Chapters/Indigo booksellers that are sometimes co-located. The carriers Bell, Rogers and Telus and their subsidaries like Fido etc rape and pillage when it comes to data rates. Lots of Wi Fi hot spots are appearing because of this.
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Turn data off and use WiFi.......Buy a Texting and a phone plan from your USA provider
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