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dcason

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Posted: 12/31/19 08:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We will spending 6 weeks in Newfoundland this spring/summer. We have been there before but never seemed to get the phone right. We have Verizon phone but and old AT&T phone we could use. Tell me if you got good service with which phone...which is better AT&T or Verizon. We are retired but have old parents that we need to keep track of....
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Do you intend to "roam" in Canada? I'd check with your Verizon/AT&T carriers and

1) see what it will cost to use your US phones up here? I think some have add ons or plans which include use while in Canada.

I know that roaming with Canadian phones in the US can be very costly. We use prepaid AT&T and T-Mobile sim cards while in the US. Not sure about the reverse? It might be easier to get a prepaid Canadian sim card and number for the 6 weeks and add funds as required.

2) see who they have reciprocal tower coverage with? I believe AT&T uses Rogers towers in Canada, and Verizon might be Bell? Then check their coverage maps.


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We bought a cheap phone and a 30-day plan (we were there three weeks) in Newfoundland. I don't remember what it cost, but it wasn't much (compared to ferry and other camping-related costs).

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Posted: 12/31/19 09:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We added Canada to our Verizon plan. No charge until it is used via Canadian towers.
"Mexico, Canada talk text and data"
Looks like it is now called
Verizon "Travel Pass"
$5 a day when used.
We simply turned phone off for part of the time


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We are Canadians who spend our winters in the US, we have an AT&T pay as you go monthly plan in the US which we use. The phone also works in Canada at no additional cost, AT&T pairs with Rogers in Canada. Not sure about the Rogers coverage in Newfoundland, maybe someone can comment on how good it is. With Verizon I understand that you have to have their "right" International phone, one that isn't the CDMA type, all Canadian services use the international standard, GMS, except for some CDMA "left overs" in some areas. AT&T uses GMS.





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Thanks to all.
DOES ANYONE know how good Rogers coverage is in Newfoundland?
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All this is such baloney. Why can't we use our cell phones anywhere in North America without an issue? Politics?


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In my experience, when the phone (Verizon) switches over In Canada, it uses whatever provider is available. I see our phones switch from Rogers to Telus to maybe another one.
All our phones have Canadian plan on them. Idk how much $ but it’s cheap. Nowhere near $5 a day. Want to say more like $10-20 a month. Wife does the bills lol ...
Hope that helps.
Easy button, call your provider or go to a store and ask. You’re in NY, this is a common thing.


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Posted: 12/31/19 02:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

dcason wrote:

Thanks to all.
DOES ANYONE know how good Rogers coverage is in Newfoundland?
Donna


It looks decent, although I've never used it out there. It should cover most of the major highways and towns.

https://www.rogers.com/business/products........_grp9d0cec90-5081-c502-bd26-8b70f1c3f1fa

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Stay away from Rogers unless you're staying mainly on the Avalon.
Our provider offers monthly rate for unlimited talk and text outside of Canada. Cell service is generally pretty good island wide but you will find dead areas and shadows even along the TCH.


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