want to buy canadian prepaid sim ?

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  1. ansabakhan macrumors 65816

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    i will be traveling to Canada for 3-4 days and wanted to know if there is any sim i can buy from there which i can use in my unlocked iPhone for 3-4 days and give me calling + internet as well... is there a sim i can buy from there any recommandations?
     
  2. Eigtball macrumors newbie

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    iPhone 4? Just buy a regular mSIM, and a card for refill and set it up right there in the store. Any mSIM will work.
     
  3. ansabakhan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    yes iphone 4 ! thank you ... dose msim gives you options for internet too ?
     
  4. ansabakhan thread starter macrumors 65816

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  5. Jare macrumors 65816

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    mSim means Micro-Sim, which isn't a carrier lol.

    Buy any carrier micro-sim and get a pay as you go plan. Some may come with Data (aka internet) but you'd have to ask.
     
  6. LegendKillerUK, Jun 1, 2011
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    I've done this with a regular sim for an iPhone 3G but have been assured it works with the micro sim as well from a Rogers employee.

    Get micro sim ($10) and top up at least $10.

    Activate online, and choose your plan, there's two or three pay and go plans availble.

    Open Safari on the iPhone when connected to 3G and it'll redirect you to a page to buy data.

    20mb valid for one day - $2

    125mb valid for a week - $7
     
  7. ansabakhan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    never heard any one calling micro sim mSim before ....

    i was actually looking for the carrier name and some pre paid plan suggestion.
     
  8. Jare macrumors 65816

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    Rogers is a good choice, but they're expensive. They generally have the best coverage, I say avoid Bell & Telus and probably Fido (a company thats basically Rogers) as well. The customer service for those companies is **** and the plans are.. meh.

    Rogers will be a small bit more pricey but worth the nice coverage/customer service.
     
  9. ansabakhan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    this sounds very good ! can i do this before going to canada ? online some how?
     
  10. LegendKillerUK macrumors 6502

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    Not that I've seen, I doubt they'd send a sim card out to another country before hand. It's a very quick process though, I asked for a sim with some money on and was out the door in 5 minutes.:)
     
  11. Jare macrumors 65816

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    Like I said, Rogers is the best company to go with. Your best bet is to hit up a Rogers store the moment you're in Canada. They're usually very nice but kinda stupid sometimes, just make sure you don't take EVERYTHING they say 100% because most of the employee's don't know what they're talking about.

    Or you could call in. Here's the number, though they'll still tell you to go to a Rogers store for the microsim/activation/etc.

    1-888-ROGERS1
    http://rogers.ca (You can check plans/prices/etc.)
     
  12. LegendKillerUK macrumors 6502

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    For activation I done that on my own back at the house online. Suppose that might be a problem so if they offer instore take it.:)
     
  13. Jare macrumors 65816

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    You *can* do most of it online but it's honestly just more convenient for him to do it in store/over the phone when he gets to Canada etc.
     
  14. ansabakhan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    so i guess Rogers it is then for me ...

    i was hoping to get some thing like 50 minutes of calling / and 200 MB of data while i am there for 3-4 days .

    and am trying to figureout the cost

    Sim cost / with activation : ???
    adding 30 to 50 minutes : ???
    Data 125 MB : $7
     
  15. Jare macrumors 65816

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    Sim Cost/Activation: $10 for sim and sometimes $35 for Activation
    Adding Minutes: Cheapest will probably be $20 (200 minutes)
    Data 125MB: Doesn't work anymore. Cheapest will be 500MB for $25-35.
     
  16. ansabakhan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    would the $1 a day plan work on iphone 4?
     

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  17. ansabakhan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    $35 for activating a pay as you go ? really ?
    there site still says $7 for 125 MB
     
  18. Jare macrumors 65816

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    If it's still active take it. Yeah sometimes the activation is waved or cheaper.
     
  19. ansabakhan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    i mgiht be better off getting a activated card off ebay and just refill it
     
  20. Jare macrumors 65816

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    You're activating the plan, not the card. The card (even if someone else bought it) wouldn't bypass the activation fee.
     
  21. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    Are you serious? Rogers is CRAP where I live. Telus and Bell have the best coverage I find. Must depend on where you live...
     
  22. Jare macrumors 65816

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    I travel all over Canada and I've always experienced the best with Rogers. Telus used to be good but it's crap now. Bell was always junk tbh.
     
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    Doubtful. They have a separate--more expensive--section for smartphones.
     
  24. ansabakhan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    so far i think i will just buy a prepaid card with $10 credit on it thru ebay activate it online before going to canada and just add a $7 data plan on it ..what do you guys think... for couple of days i think thats the best choice.
     
  25. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    Don't Telus and Bell operate on the same towers...?
     

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