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rental of mobile phones in Vancouver airport

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rental of mobile phones in Vancouver airport

hi we are visiting BC and alberta next week, arriving in Vancouver airport. Can we rent prepaid phone or sim card from vancouver airport? We are using iphones from Malaysia, not sure it will work in canada. Thanks.

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1. Re: rental of mobile phones in Vancouver airport

If your phone is unlocked and it is tri/quad band it should work in Canada. You can get a sim from Rogers/Bell/Telus though I think buying a calling card and just calling from your hotel phone will be cheaper if it has free local calls.

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2. Re: rental of mobile phones in Vancouver airport

thanks. We need the mobile to contact each other while on the move so hotel phone wont do. Are there many places with free wifi, like mcDonald or maybe starbuck?

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3. Re: rental of mobile phones in Vancouver airport

Lots of place with free WiFi in Vancouver - including every Starbucks and Blenz coffeee shop. Here's a link to map of hot spots

http://www.theprovince.com/maps/wifi.html

There's also a good Google map at maps.google.ca/maps/ms…

Edited: 18 August 2011, 02:31
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4. Re: rental of mobile phones in Vancouver airport

Also see article about Mobile phones in Canada.

tripadvisor.com/Travel-g153339-c163066/Canad…

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5. Re: rental of mobile phones in Vancouver airport

iPhones do work in Canada on both major networks. I assume yours is unlocked.

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6. Re: rental of mobile phones in Vancouver airport

You can ask your provider if they provide a international text package, that way you can avoid the roaming charges but still get a hold of each other.

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7. Re: rental of mobile phones in Vancouver airport

Thank you so much. We are in jasper now. Had no problem using iPhones. Lots is free wifi. Great.

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