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No more roaming in Canada on Telus or Bell!

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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

 

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ACE - Sage

Re: No more roaming in Canada on Telus or Bell!

@adidaskid808

this is new....  

 

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Message 2 of 14
ACE - Professor

Re: No more roaming in Canada on Telus or Bell!

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 😆 😝 

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Message 3 of 14
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Re: No more roaming in Canada on Telus or Bell!

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

 

It worked great. 

Message 4 of 14
ACE - Professor

Re: No more roaming in Canada on Telus or Bell!

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 .

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Message 5 of 14
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Re: No more roaming in Canada on Telus or Bell!

Yep this is on postpaid. 

Message 6 of 14
Tutor

Re: No more roaming in Canada on Telus or Bell!

I have the same problom.

 

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

 

 

Message 7 of 14
Teacher

Re: No more roaming in Canada on Telus or Bell!

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?

Message 8 of 14
ACE - Sage

Re: No more roaming in Canada on Telus or Bell!

@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. 

 

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Message 9 of 14
ACE - Professor

Re: No more roaming in Canada on Telus or Bell!

@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.

 

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Message 10 of 14
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Re: No more roaming in Canada on Telus or Bell!

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

Message 11 of 14
ACE - Sage

Re: No more roaming in Canada on Telus or Bell!

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

 

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Re: No more roaming in Canada on Telus or Bell!

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?

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ACE - Professor

Re: No more roaming in Canada on Telus or Bell!

@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.

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