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      10-30-2017, 01:54 PM   #1
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Canadians Using US wireless plans?

Starting next month i am going to be travelling and spending time allot in the US. Looking into the US plans and those seam to be awesome compared to what we have in Canada.
Wanted to know if any of you are on US networks but using the plans in Canada too.
I left Fido as it was expensive for me to add a US data. Went with Freedom and my god the service for calling and data is crap. Unlimited in US was appealing to me but once ive used 1gb AWAY data that ive had, the speeds became so slow that I couldnt serve the net anymore. Now looking into an alternative.
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My recent trip to Whistler, I found out AT&T has free roaming now to Canada and mexico on voice and data. I never lost service besides up in the mountain.
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My recent trip to Whistler, I found out AT&T has free roaming now to Canada and mexico on voice and data. I never lost service besides up in the mountain.
This. AT and T does international pretty well. Quite satisfied with their performance.
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This. AT and T does international pretty well. Quite satisfied with their performance.
I feel like they have better service in Canada than here. Constant dropping and inconsistent bars here and there's like a zillion towers by me.
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Constant dropping and inconsistent bars here and there's like a zillion towers by me.
Who told you they were A T T towers????

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Creket. I'm paying 55 $ us unlimited calls data and text. But you have to spend 51% time in us
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My recent trip to Whistler, I found out AT&T has free roaming now to Canada and mexico on voice and data. I never lost service besides up in the mountain.
My freedom mobile connected to At&t few times when i was in US, and everything was good. Think they share US network. Service was good.




Problem with freedom I dislike the service in Canada. Night and day compared to fido but for 50$ i cannot complain.
I'll try to call big 4 networks in US see what they can do for me.
Just not sure how the service is from them in US and Canada. Dont want to jump from a bad service to another.
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This. AT and T does international pretty well. Quite satisfied with their performance.
oh jesus, at&t's overseas per GB data rates... will it be the left kidney or the liver?
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oh jesus, at&t's overseas per GB data rates... will it be the left kidney or the liver?
What plan do you have? My bill only went up 23 bucks when my daughter was in Japan.
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Im TMobile which includes high speed data roaming in Canada and Mexico. And free 3G speeds in 100+ other countries. Very useful when I visit family back home in Canada, when i was in Australia on vacation and other places we travel, plus work travel. Great plan compared to what I used to pay in Canada.

Not sure what the limits are, but i assume that may be a problem depending on useage.
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I have kept my old iPhones, unlocked, and simply buy a low cost pay as you go sim wherever I go. A whole lot cheaper than using the international plan from my carrier. OP, If you phone is unlocked, buy a sim here in the US and go. Most carriers offer no contract plans, sign up and cancel when you return to Canada.
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What plan do you have? My bill only went up 23 bucks when my daughter was in Japan.
just a regular family plan... but when u google their plans, u get 3 awful options... one of which is $2.00 a mb of data... out of control

https://www.att.com/offers/internati...82320258150580

I have an unlocked iphone and use the local carriers for pennies on the dollar... fuck the telecoms in this country
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I have kept my old iPhones, unlocked, and simply buy a low cost pay as you go sim wherever I go. A whole lot cheaper than using the international plan from my carrier. OP, If you phone is unlocked, buy a sim here in the US and go. Most carriers offer no contract plans, sign up and cancel when you return to Canada.
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just a regular family plan... but when u google their plans, u get 3 awful options... one of which is $2.00 a mb of data... out of control

https://www.att.com/offers/internati...82320258150580

I have an unlocked iphone and use the local carriers for pennies on the dollar... fuck the telecoms in this country
We definitely get hosed.
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Awesome thanks for the help. Another question, there is no way US network can port my number, right? My phone number is nice, dont want to lose it =)


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Im TMobile which includes high speed data roaming in Canada and Mexico. And free 3G speeds in 100+ other countries. Very useful when I visit family back home in Canada, when i was in Australia on vacation and other places we travel, plus work travel. Great plan compared to what I used to pay in Canada.

Not sure what the limits are, but i assume that may be a problem depending on useage.
Tmobile was the first place id call, they have nice plans.

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I have kept my old iPhones, unlocked, and simply buy a low cost pay as you go sim wherever I go. A whole lot cheaper than using the international plan from my carrier. OP, If you phone is unlocked, buy a sim here in the US and go. Most carriers offer no contract plans, sign up and cancel when you return to Canada.
Im on the plan but i can pay off the phone anytime. I can unlock the phone but ill be literally traveling to US every week. I know i will hate myself for constantly popping the sim in and out. Dual sim phone could make sense.
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I have a friend from Vancouver BC who spends quite a bit of time maintaining his properties in the US (in Cleveland OH I believe). If you like I can ask him what he does for phone/data while here - whether he has a US phone or not etc.
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I have a friend from Vancouver BC who spends quite a bit of time maintaining his properties in the US (in Cleveland OH I believe). If you like I can ask him what he does for phone/data while here - whether he has a US phone or not etc.
please! that be awesome!
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I have kept my old iPhones, unlocked, and simply buy a low cost pay as you go sim wherever I go. A whole lot cheaper than using the international plan from my carrier. OP, If you phone is unlocked, buy a sim here in the US and go. Most carriers offer no contract plans, sign up and cancel when you return to Canada.
I used to do this when I lived in Canada and traveled to the US frequently for business. I had a TMobile Pre-paid sim and used to pop it in my unlocked phone.

Also used to do that when I travelled to UK, Europe, etc. but was never there frequently enough to keep an account active, just setup a new account everytime I was there.

Now with TM's plans with free roaming, I no longer need to worry about that.

If he's going to be in the US close to 50% of the time, i'd say it's worth at shot to try a US plan that includes free roaming to Canada.

A tip is if you have family in the US on a T-Mobile family plan, it would be cheaper for them to add you vs going on your own. With a family plan of 5 lines, it was like under $30 per phone with the slightly older non-unlimited plan I am on. I think the new unlimited plans might be more a bit more but still big savings with multiple lines.
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Awesome thanks for the help. Another question, there is no way US network can port my number, right? My phone number is nice, dont want to lose it =)
I highly doubt it. But you can ask.
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I used to do this when I lived in Canada and traveled to the US frequently for business. I had a TMobile Pre-paid sim and used to pop it in my unlocked phone.

Also used to do that when I travelled to UK, Europe, etc. but was never there frequently enough to keep an account active, just setup a new account everytime I was there.

Now with TM's plans with free roaming, I no longer need to worry about that.

If he's going to be in the US close to 50% of the time, i'd say it's worth at shot to try a US plan that includes free roaming to Canada.

A tip is if you have family in the US on a T-Mobile family plan, it would be cheaper for them to add you vs going on your own. With a family plan of 5 lines, it was like under $30 per phone with the slightly older non-unlimited plan I am on. I think the new unlimited plans might be more a bit more but still big savings with multiple lines.
Yeap ill be prolly spending as much time in US as in Canada. I don't really have nobody in US, and i dont mind getting 60-70$ plan.
Trust me i see plans from rogers for 150$+ and not even that good to begin with. I guess ill start calling some of them in couple of weeks.
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Wait, is it ATT in Canadia now and no longer Rogers Wireless? Or are we referring Rogers to parent company because no one knows who Rogers is anymore?
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