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    Question Verizon customer, visiting canada.. suggestions??

    I'm planning on heading north of the border for a week or two around christmas / new years.. last time I was there the CDMA service was pretty spotty (Telus I believe.. its been a few years)

    I am wondering if there are any preperations I need to make before heading north? Do I need to do anything special to make sure the GSM connection will function? Should I look in to picking up SIM from a local pre-pay when I am there?

    Also, will hybrid 5.0 OS's cause me any issues as I travel?

    Thanks in advanced for the suggestions!




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    Quote Originally Posted by travisn000 View Post
    I'm planning on heading north of the border for a week or two around christmas / new years.. last time I was there the CDMA service was pretty spotty (Telus I believe.. its been a few years)

    I am wondering if there are any preperations I need to make before heading north? Do I need to do anything special to make sure the GSM connection will function? Should I look in to picking up SIM from a local pre-pay when I am there?

    Also, will hybrid 5.0 OS's cause me any issues as I travel?

    Thanks in advanced for the suggestions!
    I highly suggest you call and verizon and ask them to unlock your phone because you will be traveling to Italy(just trust me ) and then getting a local sim card with prepay unless you want to spend a fortune. Yes you can use canadas cdma. You should have no problem with 5.0 os. make sure your phone is set to global or GSM if that is the route you are going to go. Any other questions ask away

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    If you're only going for a week, I would call CS and speak to the 'International" department. They will pro-rate the plan. I was in mexico last month for 8 days, had unlimited data and email, uploaded a hundred pictures to Facebook and it only cost me an extra $20 USD...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SevereDeceit View Post
    If you're only going for a week, I would call CS and speak to the 'International" department. They will pro-rate the plan. I was in mexico last month for 8 days, had unlimited data and email, uploaded a hundred pictures to Facebook and it only cost me an extra $20 USD...
    I did something similar this past summer and it worked out to be around $20 for 2 weeks too.

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    Thanks for the Quick replies..

    I may very well try both just to be safe.. (unlock / pro-rated plan)


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    i suggest you get a hold of me when your here and take me out for some good ole anadian beers...lol...or try a Fido prepaid if nothin else works

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    I am an American working for a U.S. company, but living in Canada. I have Verizon. Regarding service, no issues here at all - but I am near Montreal. I have had no issues in Toronto or in Vancouver at all.

    I suggest you ask about the North American plan and see how much they will charge you for this. I have included in my same plan minutes Canada as well as the U.S., so I get no additional charge whether I call to the U.S., domestically in Canada, or receive a U.S. call.

    As far as "unlocking", it IS NOT NECESSARY - don't even bother with this, as it is not necessary, you have CDMA networks here and you don't need to do anything of the sort.

    Have a nice trip. Lot of nice places up here!

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    Yeah, cal CS make sure you're ok with the plan rate and just remember, it will be pro-rated. I would unlock my phone and maybe you can find a better deal up there :-D

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