Is Virgin Mobile only network that you can't roam in Canada?

pauly1

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I know virgin mobile you can't use iphone in canada... is that true?


What about mexico? Im confused b/c i checked site and it shows roaming rates and i see canada and mexico there?
 

869639

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I know virgin mobile you can't use iphone in canada... is that true?


What about mexico? Im confused b/c i checked site and it shows roaming rates and i see canada and mexico there?
Virgin Mobile USA = CDMA + LTE via Sprint
Virgin Mobile Canada = HSPA + LTE via Bell Canada

depending on what type of Virgin Mobile USA Plan you are on, you may be able to roam in Canada on one of the networks given you have roaming option available on your plan.

Also I don't understand by what you mean "Can't use iPhone in Canada"
 

pauly1

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By that i meant... assuming you have an iphone with a virgin mobile plan in the usa... can u use it in canada...
 

pauly1

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Virgin Mobile USA = CDMA + LTE via Sprint

is the one i used. Could i use it in canada? what about mexico?
 

T5BRICK

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I asked them in chat... they said you cant roam outside the usa...
That sounds like you've got your answer. Prior to the iPhone 5, CDMA and GSM phones were different models. I don't believe the CDMA iPhone 4 or 4s had GSM radios(I could be wrong on the 4s). It's may be POSSIBLE to roam in Canada or Mexico, but your phone doesn't have the capability.
 

yg17

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Canada has CDMA networks, there's no technical reason a VM iPhone couldn't work in Canada, it's just that VM doesn't allow their customers to roam.
 

869639

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I asked them in chat... they said you cant roam outside the usa...
There you go, that is your answer. Its not that the phone is not capable [iPhone 4 was not but 4S + are] but your carrier does not have roaming agreements with international carriers.