Traveling to Canada for a week - what are my options?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Spaceboy88, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. Spaceboy88 macrumors member

    Spaceboy88

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    I have the Verizon iPhone 5 which is GSM unlocked and wondering if anyone knows what my options are for using the phone on a pre-paid SIM in Montreal?
     
  2. sangreal06 macrumors member

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    Verizon has CDMA coverage in Montreal and the rates aren't bad. You can add data plan for $25/100mb and texts are free. I think calls are $0.70/minute or you can get a plan
     
  3. Spaceboy88 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, I'll give them a call and see about this. I saw it on the web but it looked like it was a monthly plan.
     
  4. pbateman macrumors 6502

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    I was in Canada earlier this year for a week with my unlocked ATT phone and it was a pain in the ass, most carriers would not sell me a prepaid card unless i got into a contract (which of course i wasn't since I do not live there) and the ones that did offer once required a Canadian credit card to open the account...which of course I did not have either.
    If I would have known I would have enabled international data plan form ATT and saved myself the headache (I understand this is not an option for you).
    In short I spent a week and could not use it other than in wifi locations.

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    x2 Id do that...you'll save yourself the headache...
     
  5. Spaceboy88 thread starter macrumors member

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    What a huge pain. When I travel to Europe you can buy those pre-paid SIM cards in vending machines in post places. I was hoping Canada (Montreal) would be the same way.
     
  6. pbateman macrumors 6502

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    Its not the same trust me..when i go to Europe I buy a pre paid sim with no issue too....not the case in CA.
     
  7. Spaceboy88 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the replies everyone. I'm going to just use the VZW option and save myself the stress.
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