Vancouver - Post Report Question and Answers

Do you have any recommendations regarding mobile phones? Did you keep your home-country plan or use a local provider?

Shop around as there are a lot of options. The issue we ran into is that the companies want you to have some sort of Canadian credit to get a phone. Since we didn't, I had to set up phones with several different companies so everyone in the family who needed one could have one. It was a huge pain. And you need to have a Canadian bank account set up before they will even look at you as a customer. - May 2017

No. - Aug 2015

I bought an iPhone on a Canadian plan. Their contract cancellation is far more friendly and civilized than in the U.S. I had a two-year contract and it worked out perfectly but if I'd had to break the contract it would have only cost about US$20. - Jun 2014

Do not use them. The pricing system is designed to rip you off. Internet works far better. - Mar 2012

Enable your US phone so it is compatible, otherwise you will have big roaming fees. Otherwise, get a local plan. - Jun 2010

Things change but all the cell phone providers are expensive and require a three-year contract if you want the best deals on phones. - Oct 2008


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