Use of Sim Card in Canada

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Use of Sim Card in Canada

I'm in Canada with a Sim card I bought in the States. Using it on m Iphone. But I can't get any connection. Any ideas?

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Re: Use of Sim Card in Canada

Hello, JoshKulp!

 

Welcome to the forums, and thank you for your post.

 

If you are using a pre-paid AT&T SIM card, that card is designed for use on AT&T's network only. As AT&T doesn't have network coverage in Canada, you'll find that your SIM card doesn't work. I would consider purchasing a pre-paid SIM card from a Canadian wireless provider for the duration of your stay.

 

If you have any other questions, let me know!

 

-Mariana

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Scholar

Re: Use of Sim Card in Canada

Is this a GoPhone SIM card?

 

If so it will roam in Canada for 0.39/minute deducted from your prepaid account. See details here:

http://www.wireless.att.com/learn/international/roaming/gophone-international-roaming.jsp

 

Did you activate the GoPhone SIM in the USA? It must be ACTIVATED and USED in the USA first I believe.

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Master

Re: Use of Sim Card in Canada

I was just in Canada this past weekend and I was roaming on Rogers's network. I got slammed with $1.99 worth of roaming charges, so I put my phone in airplane mode for 95% of my stay!

It must be the Canadian carrier's coverage that is not enabling you to receive a good connection.

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ACE - Guru

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Hi Wild Banchi,
 It works the same. AT&T will slam me Can $2.50 +tax /min if I take my Rogers pay as you go phone roaming in USA.

 even you don't answer and leave it switch on.
 Best to do is switch the phone off.

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ACE - Guru

Re: Use of Sim Card in Canada

Yes  and correct !!
AT&T GoPhone SIM must be ACTIVATED and USED in the USA first !!

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