iPhone 4S on holiday in Canada

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Planky, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. Planky macrumors regular

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    I hope to come to Canada on holiday next year and would like to use my iPhone for internet, maps etc. :)

    Could any of our Canadian friends advise me if Rogers or Telus(?) etc do a nice pay as you go SIM that has reasonable data, minutes, and texts. I am going to ask my current provider here in the UK but I expect their roaming charges to be exorbitant! :eek:

    Thanks. :)
     
  2. dtbratt macrumors 6502

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    You could try Virgin Mobile. I believe you could buy a Pay as you Go SIM.
     
  3. ehPhone macrumors newbie

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    Not sure how it works in the UK, but your iPhone will have to be unlocked to work on Rogers, Bell or Telus etc... If so, you can get a 30 day voice/data plan for about $30-$45 bucks that will be a lot less than roaming and a lot more data and you can cancel at the end of the month or whenever.

    If your phone is locked, you won't be able to use a SIM from any Canadian carrier and you'd have to get a roaming plan.

    Which carrier you go with might depend on where in Canada you are visiting. It's a pretty big country. :) ;) Most carriers are Canada wide, but some are a little bit stronger in some areas, and there are some regional carriers.
     
  4. Planky thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    Thanks for the link. The iPhone is unlocked so a 30 day voice plan would be the ideal solution.

    I have been to Canada before but that was many years ago and know how vast and wonderful a country it is. This time I plan to go to Calgary, the Rockies, Vancouver and on to Vancouver Island. Three weeks in an RV touring Canada - perfect!:D
     
  5. ehPhone macrumors newbie

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    Sounds like an awesome trip! I've never been to the west of Canada, just mostly the centre, most important part of Canada, Toronto. :) :D

    With an unlocked 4GS, you should be golden to go with any provider you like. Here is Bell's promo plans out for Alberta area. Here's Roger's Plans.

    Have a good trip!
     

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