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  1. #1
    would like cell service when in montreal for a week. I don't think my
    Sprint PCS phone will work, right???? I guess I could buy a GSM phone
    here and some sort of SIMcard up therre??? I pretty unfamiliar with
    this. Any guidance????




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  2. #2
    Mike
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    Re: Travelling to Montreal

    On Sun, 12 Jun 2005 20:49:42 -0700, Joseph <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Get an unlocked GSM phone and buy prepaid SIM from either Rogers or
    >Fido. (Approximately C$25 for the SIM card and then refills usually in
    >amounts $10 to $50. The larger denominations are a better deal.)
    >Some Fido cards have per minute rate of 15 cents/minute with shorter
    >expiry time.


    While that may be a good idea, I wonder if Sprint PCS DOES work in
    Canada. There are two major CDMA carriers up there, and Verizon
    Wireless works on them in Canada. (I've used them frequently.)



  3. #3
    Mike
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    Re: Travelling to Montreal

    On Mon, 13 Jun 2005 11:39:58 -0400, Mike <[email protected]> wrote:

    >While that may be a good idea, I wonder if Sprint PCS DOES work in
    >Canada. There are two major CDMA carriers up there, and Verizon
    >Wireless works on them in Canada. (I've used them frequently.)


    Just checked - Sprint PCS does roam in Canada, with the existing CDMA
    networks and existing phone, for 65c/minute. Check their website for
    more info. The OP might have to have International Roaming set up -
    the number they give is 1-888-226-7212.

    Check the website for coverage area, but it seems to be fairly
    extensive.



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    Re: Travelling to Montreal

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    > would like cell service when in montreal for a week. I don't think my
    > Sprint PCS phone will work, right???? I guess I could buy a GSM phone
    > here and some sort of SIMcard up therre??? I pretty unfamiliar with
    > this. Any guidance????
    >



    Take a unlocked triband phone and buy a sim card there


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  5. #5
    Mij Adyaw
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    Re: Travelling to Montreal

    Why bother if SprintPCS will work in Montreal?

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    >> would like cell service when in montreal for a week. I don't think my
    >> Sprint PCS phone will work, right???? I guess I could buy a GSM phone
    >> here and some sort of SIMcard up therre??? I pretty unfamiliar with
    >> this. Any guidance????
    >>

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    > Take a unlocked triband phone and buy a sim card there
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  6. #6
    Jack Hamilton
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    Re: Travelling to Montreal

    Joseph <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Mon, 13 Jun 2005 11:39:58 -0400, Mike <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>On Sun, 12 Jun 2005 20:49:42 -0700, Joseph <[email protected]>
    >>wrote:
    >>
    >>>Get an unlocked GSM phone and buy prepaid SIM from either Rogers or
    >>>Fido. (Approximately C$25 for the SIM card and then refills usually in
    >>>amounts $10 to $50. The larger denominations are a better deal.)
    >>>Some Fido cards have per minute rate of 15 cents/minute with shorter
    >>>expiry time.

    >>
    >>While that may be a good idea, I wonder if Sprint PCS DOES work in
    >>Canada. There are two major CDMA carriers up there, and Verizon
    >>Wireless works on them in Canada. (I've used them frequently.)

    >
    >You have a point there, but I'm not sure what it is. Unless your home
    >carrier is *giving away* roaming and long distance getting local
    >prepaid is almost always cheaper in the long run.


    But he's not there for the long run - he's there for a week.

    For me, it was much less expensive to switch to VZW's North America's
    Choice while I was there.



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  7. #7
    Mike
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    Re: Travelling to Montreal

    On Mon, 13 Jun 2005 17:13:50 -0700, Joseph <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >>While that may be a good idea, I wonder if Sprint PCS DOES work in
    >>Canada. There are two major CDMA carriers up there, and Verizon
    >>Wireless works on them in Canada. (I've used them frequently.)

    >
    >You have a point there, but I'm not sure what it is. Unless your home
    >carrier is *giving away* roaming and long distance getting local
    >prepaid is almost always cheaper in the long run.


    Unless you're only gonna make a couple of calls. It'd be kind of
    silly to buy a phone and a prepaid SIM if you only intend on making
    2-3 calls. (I can't remember what the OP said about how much he
    wanted to use the phone, though.) 2-3 minutes of phone time roaming
    on Sprint PCS would be under $2, and I doubt he could get a phone and
    a SIM card for that much And it appears as if Sprint PCS includes
    LD for that 65c/minute rate.

    Now, if he's planning to talk a lot in that week, it becomes a whole
    other story.



  8. #8
    Steve Sobol
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    Re: Travelling to Montreal

    Mike wrote:
    > On Mon, 13 Jun 2005 17:13:50 -0700, Joseph <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >>>While that may be a good idea, I wonder if Sprint PCS DOES work in
    >>>Canada. There are two major CDMA carriers up there, and Verizon
    >>>Wireless works on them in Canada. (I've used them frequently.)

    >>
    >>You have a point there, but I'm not sure what it is. Unless your home
    >>carrier is *giving away* roaming and long distance getting local
    >>prepaid is almost always cheaper in the long run.

    >
    >
    > Unless you're only gonna make a couple of calls.


    Or you need to be reachable at your US phone number.

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  9. #9

    Re: Travelling to Montreal

    thanks. I checked with Sprint and my phone willwork.I'll just need to
    make a few calls. Thanks!




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