Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


339 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 5


Topic # 223539 5-Oct-2017 08:22
Send private message

Going to Canada on holiday for 6 weeks.

 

 

 

Want to get a local (Canada) based SIM to use for that time.

 

 

 

Main requirement is data (WhatsApp, Skype, Google Maps and basic browsing) and the occasional local (Canada) voice call outbound.

 

 

 

Any recommendations for the best operator/deal. 

 

 

 

Will only be used in and around Vancouver.

 

 

 

Thanks


Create new topic
5542 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 249

Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1877593 5-Oct-2017 08:22
Send private message

Allow me to introduce you folks to our new travel community: TravelTalk NZ.

 

We hope to see you there!

 





I am the Geekzone Robot and I am here to help. I am from the Internet. I do not interact. Do not expect other replies from me.



3319 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 892


  Reply # 1877633 5-Oct-2017 09:25
2 people support this post
Send private message

Prepared to be shocked.....


2479 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 678


  Reply # 1877634 5-Oct-2017 09:29
2 people support this post
Send private message

http://prepaid-data-sim-card.wikia.com/wiki/Canada

Looks like prepay will get you royally ruined 😬

3623 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2010

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1877637 5-Oct-2017 09:31
One person supports this post
Send private message

I have used Rogers prepaid and no issues but not that cheap

 

Linux





Ex JohnR VodafoneNZ 17 years 4 days

1438 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 315

Subscriber

  Reply # 1877680 5-Oct-2017 10:06
Send private message

A year ago my luggage didn't make it to Canada with me.

 

Cost me a fortune in calls back to NZ trying to sort the problem.

 

I hope you find a solution.





Life is too short to remove USB safely.


414 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 115


  Reply # 1878556 6-Oct-2017 16:33
Send private message

Which NZ mobile network are you with? Vodafone has $5 a day roaming for on account customers which is pretty good value.




339 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 5


  Reply # 1878631 6-Oct-2017 18:59
Send private message

KiwiSurfer:

 

Which NZ mobile network are you with? Vodafone has $5 a day roaming for on account customers which is pretty good value.

 

 

 

 

Skinny


59 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 8


  Reply # 1878708 6-Oct-2017 21:41
3 people support this post
Send private message

We were in Canada for 6 weeks last year and went with Bell. The service in store and for coverage was great but the cost.... horrendous. I think we paid $10 for the sim, $50 for data, $5 to have money loaded on the phone to enable the data, taxes and a setup fee. Total cost just under $C85. Sadly even though the salesperson said the data was loaded and it showed in the Bell app someone in Ontario forgot to load it. 24 hours later I was back in store for an HOUR trying to sort it before they realised it hadn’t been set up, manually.

A week later after a few txts back to NZ the data dried up. Back to a Bell store to be told my $5 was almost gone and I had to pay another $15 to activate the data again. Sigh.

The day before we were ready to fly home the data ran out and was told it was another $10 for 100mb. Luckily I still had enough of the $15 so didn’t need to pay more. To ALL of our NZ telcos, thank you. You are so far ahead of our cousins up North it is scary.

Good luck with your trip. We love Canada but their telcos, not so much. If you get a better deal than what we got can you share in case we go back.

Cheers.

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.