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Hello,

I will be staying in Wheatley, ON this year.

Does anybody know of a prepaid/temporary mobile phone & plan which will work there without major hassle around it?

I would prefer to get the phone while still in the US so that it can be set up (online is probably required).

I might not have internet access when entering Canada, and by the time I find a place with Wifi, I could just drive to my destination, and then I would not need a phone.

I don't need a mobile phone there at all, I have folks coming in from overseas, they inquired about it so they can call us. For them it is a 1 hour drive from the airport, so they do not need one. It is just their preference.

As said, if there is a little hassle option I would go for it, otherwise I will be fine.

Thank you.

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Cricket, We used it this summer for 3-4 months both as our phone and hot spot. No problem whatsoever. They calin you need to use 50% of your usage in US but we sure didn't and others haven't and there have ben no repercussions.

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“I have folks coming in from overseas,..”

Are you sure?


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This summer? You are way ahead. :-)

Thank you, I will check it out. Hopefully I can find the phone models which work and then maybe get a used one.

I told the folks coming over to check for possible international coverage on their phone (most do as phone service is very advanced over there). It would be cheaper and better to pay additional for that, rather than buying something here and then wasting it.

Again, thank you.

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Cricket includes Canada and Mexico as standard coverage. It is an ATT MVNO that has contracts with the big Canadian telcos.

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There is free wifi all over Canada, it is not hard to find. Most libraries, museums, visitor Centers have free hot spots, and a lot of other places as well.
For example, there is a small town of 2000 people in the mountains that we do a lot of camping near and the little sidewalk coffee shops, the local grocery store, their museum and library to name a few all have free wifi.
Let’s hope the border is opened up again for visitors by this summer.


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We have an AT&T sim card in our cell phone, we use it in the US and in Canada it pairs with Rogers. We use it back in Canada. It's a monthly pay as you go system, you can move the data up or down as your needs change. I use the phone as a wifi hotspot as well. You can get the SIM card at WalMart then sign on to the AT&T website.





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Att prepaid has Mexico and Canada coverage we did a plan through Walmart with z25 gigs of data and hot spot for cheap


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RV2019 wrote:

Hello,

I will be staying in Wheatley, ON this year.



Yeah, probably not.


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RV2019 wrote:

Hello,

I have folks coming in from overseas,


Yeah definitely not.

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