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iPhone sim card for Vancouver and also for the USA

London
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iPhone sim card for Vancouver and also for the USA

Hi, I hope someone can help me with this question. I'm travelling to Vancouver and then travelling to the USA (to San Francisco). I'd like to stay connected and will bring an (unlocked) iPhone with me but I'll need a sim.

Is it better to buy a sim card online before I travel? Or is it easy enough to pick one up once I'm there?

Would a sim for Canada work in the USA without incurring roaming charges? Or would I need a Canada sim and a separate USA sim?

Any recommendations, please?

Mal

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Bellingham...
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1. Re: iPhone sim card for Vancouver and also for the USA

You need two sims, I think. I rack up big roaming charges in Canada

Seattle, Washington
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2. Re: iPhone sim card for Vancouver and also for the USA

Bam: https:/…prepaid-plans-individual

$45 for a month of service, no contract and coverage in US and Canada, talk, text, and data.

London
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3. Re: iPhone sim card for Vancouver and also for the USA

Wow. Thanks. I'll look into that service :)

Newcastle upon...
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4. Re: iPhone sim card for Vancouver and also for the USA

It might be worth your while looking at taking a "feel at home" addon with a payg sim from 3 in the UK - you can get 12Gb of data for £20 - no roaming charges for USA.

www.three.co.uk/Discover/Phones/Feel_At_Home

Washington
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5. Re: iPhone sim card for Vancouver and also for the USA

I use the t-mobile plan that was suggested when I travel. It works great and having data is really helpful when you are in a new area. When you cross into Canada the phones service provider will switch to Roger's Wireless or another carrier, but you will not be charged roaming.

Edited: 19 February 2017, 12:16
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