jtludwig's profile
jtludwig
#1 Star!
Picasso
10th stratosphere!

Teacher

 • 

18 Messages

Tue, Apr 17, 2018 6:29 AM

No more roaming in Canada on Telus or Bell!

Regrettably, AT&T no longer allows roaming on Bell or Telus which means that coverage in the Yukon is now a joke. This is a huge deal for travelers on the ALCAN and Alaska residents.   They’ve gotten in bed with Rogers, who has a much smaller footprint than Bell and Telus. 

 

It really aggravates me that they still show all of this coverage on their Canada map!CC71E2E4-7C16-4D8E-A3B8-027121259E65.png

 

2545EA2B-480F-406F-A47E-6EC94A20BBCB.png

 

4B2F710D-B8B7-42F3-B5BB-87F9F3617CC0.png

 

DDAAFC7E-093B-4925-92F4-2B5373965D8A.png

 

4 Attachments

ACE - Sage

 • 

92.2K Messages

4 y ago

@adidaskid808

this is new....  

 

adidaskid808

ACE - Professor

 • 

1.7K Messages

4 y ago

This is not news to me.

I always carry two phones in Canada,Bell and Rogers.

Just the same in USA ,AT&T and T mobile .LOL LOL 😆 😝 

jtludwig

Teacher

 • 

18 Messages

4 y ago

This situation is new. Until recently, I was able to roam on Rogers, Telus, and Bell!

 

It worked great. 

adidaskid808

ACE - Professor

 • 

1.7K Messages

4 y ago

I had been using prepaid / pay as you go service in USA and Canada for more than 10 plus years.

They always like this.You cannot use each others cell towers.

You must be using postpaid????

This is interesting.........but not news to me .

jtludwig

Teacher

 • 

18 Messages

4 y ago

Yep this is on postpaid. 

Tutor

 • 

4 Messages

4 y ago

I have the same problom.

 

Can only connet to Rogers but not telus.....

 

 

RMD03819

Teacher

 • 

28 Messages

3 y ago

Is there any update to this situation?

 

We are traveling to Alaska this summer with a large group (RV caravan) and we have ATT postpaid.

 

I was considering switching to ATT prepaid or Verizon and while researching this Canada roaming issue came up.

 

Any advice?

ACE - Sage

 • 

92.2K Messages

3 y ago

@RMD03819

In Canada, with a branded phone, you roam automatically on Rogers.  With a non branded phone you can often select another carrier.  Alaska has good ATT postpaid service.  Little to no prepaid service.  Verizon has poor coverage in very few places, but Alaska is one of them. 

 

New Member

 • 

3 Messages

No you cannot. I do have a non att branded phone and it will not register on bell or telus.
adidaskid808

ACE - Professor

 • 

1.7K Messages

3 y ago

@RMD03819

As long as you are with  AT&T postpaid ,Like @lizdance40 said,
you will be automatically roaming with Rogers wireless ,no matter a branded or non branded phones.
You may try and switch to Telus or Bell in a non Rogers service area with a non branded phone,but you may get kick out of the network within 5 to 10 mins and switch back to no service.
Yukon and NWT is always a bad area for coverage in Canada.

 

RMD03819

Teacher

 • 

28 Messages

3 y ago

Thanks for the advice.

 

Out of these choices do you think ATT postpaid is the best for Canada/Alaska?

 

1. ATT postpaid

2. ATT prepaid

3. Verizon postpaid

4. Verizon prepaid

New Member

 • 

3 Messages

How about cricket wireless?

ACE - Sage

 • 

92.2K Messages

3 y ago

At&t Postpaid.   It has practically the only service in Alaska 

 

Contributor

 • 

1 Message

3 y ago

so does that mean that if you have AT&T postpaid that you will still have coverage/ the ability to access bell and telus towers or is it a complete shut out of all AT&T users postpaid and prepaid? Do any of the major US carriers offer a partnership with the main Canadian carriers to provide usable coverage while traveling?

adidaskid808

ACE - Professor

 • 

1.7K Messages

3 y ago

@bunny1742 Rogers Wireless is the major coverage in Canada’s major cities.

 

Bell and Telus is getting so called better coverage in remote area,due to lots of Government people,law officers and rugnecks using it.All because this two Telcos give out big discounts.All this people’s phones service are paid by taxpayers or big oil companies.

 

With Postpaid or prepaid with AT&T roaming in Canada,it will be Rogers Wireless.

You can try manually switch to Bell or Telus with Postpaid,but you will get kick out one you get calls or using the service.

Contributor

 • 

7 Messages

2 y ago

has anyone tried to use Bell or Telus recently? Were you able to manually select them and stay connected?

New Member

 • 

3 Messages

Nope. I used cricket wireless before and had no problems. Going back to cricket wireless.
Need help?
Fix, replace or check device delivery
New to the AT&T Community? Start by visiting the Community How-To.
New to the AT&T Community?
Visit the Community How-To.