Pay As You Go in canada

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Pay As You Go in canada

Hi Guys,

 

Looking to see if the pay as you go phone will roam in montreal canada? I can't see coverage on the map but if you go on rogers website it's go full coverage.

 

Thanks

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Professor

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mikl730 wrote:

Hi Guys,

 

Looking to see if the pay as you go phone will roam in montreal canada? I can't see coverage on the map but if you go on rogers website it's go full coverage.

 

Thanks



Yes. Canada roaming is a new feature.

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Tutor

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Check out the coverage link on this page. http://www.wireless.att.com/learn/international/roaming/gophone-international-roaming.jsp It stops service at monteal. Its says it uses rogers and if you go on their website montreal has full service.

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Professor

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Sorry. You're right. I looked at the roaming section that said AT&T has "GSM 850 - live." So you are right that you can't roam in Montreal. You can roam if you're at the west edge of Montreal. It's too bad that the 3G 850/1900 are not included in AT&T roaming.

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Tutor

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I already bought a pay as you go phone to use in Canada because the Verizon rates are so high. I hope the maps are wrong but I will give you guys an update
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Professor

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Yep. Good luck. Have a good trip. We will appreciate your report.

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Tutor

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I really hope the coverage map is wrong or old. The 3g map shows it covered, so if there is 3g must also be gsm/edge there?

 

I hate blowing money for nothing. Was just trying to save a few dollars on roaming or 20 lol. If you see this press coverage it clearly says montreal would be covered. http://www.att.com/gen/press-room?pid=20597&cdvn=news&newsarticleid=32366&mapcode=consumer|mk-att-go...

 

Also check out the rogers gsm service map. Which the other coverage map says ATT is using. 

 

http://www.rogers.com/web/content/wireless_network?setLanguage=en&cm_mmc=Redirects-_-Consumer_Wirele...

 

I'm leaving Oct 7th to the 18th. Thx for the luck!

 

Message 7 of 25
Professor

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The first URL is further proof that Montreal is covered by AT&T roaming.

 

You may be right about the map problem.

 

It seems that there is a problem with the drop down menu of the URL a couple of posts back. But if I use the Country Index (instead of the drop down menu) and then drill down to United States, I can see that AT&T roaming includes GSM 850/1900 and 3G 850/1900. I can see that if I zoom in to Montreal with the 3G 850/1900 technology option, there's pretty good coverage. Here's the URL assuming that it does not expire:

 

http://maps.mobileworldlive.com/network.php?cid=280&cname=United States

 

Based on that, I think that while GSM 850/1900 coverage would be generally available elsewhere in Cananda (try Calgary), only the 3G 850/1900 bands are available in Montreal.

 

If your handset is for AT&T and if it is 3G capable, you're good to go. I also recall that a few Nokia world phones would work too.

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Tutor

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I'm a sprint / nextel / verizon boy. Don't know that much about GSM. I have an 9650 that the sim card from my go phone works in. Does this have the correct frequecys you talk about?

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Professor

Re: Pay As You Go in canada


mikl730 wrote:

I'm a sprint / nextel / verizon boy. Don't know that much about GSM. I have an 9650 that the sim card from my go phone works in. Does this have the correct frequecys you talk about?


That's a very nice phone that has GSM and CDMA capability. I can find only the 3G 2100 spec on the Blackberry 9650 web site. I doubt if the GoPhone in 9650 would work in Montreal. However, if you also have Sprint/Nextel/Verizon service, have you already looked into their roaming service?

 


 

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9650 is my old Sprint Phone and my work phone is a nextel. Wont be spending the company money on my vacation lol. My personal phone is Verizon. I'll use Verizon as a last resort, i have international mode activated on my iphone.  But thanks for all your effort i'll give it a go!

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Professor

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Smiley HappyYou're welcome

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Scholar

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It will WORK ANYWHERE in Canada where there is Rogers coverage (check www.rogers.com).

 

The gsmworld maps are OLD because they require manual carrier updating. Their coverage is similar to anywhere AT&T has coverage.

 

It uses standard ANYWHERE Americas 850/1900 bands 2G+3G ANY AT&T phone.

 

 

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ACE - Guru

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 AT&T Gophone Roaming in Canada only works with Rogers Wireless!!! But  someone in AT&T told me its works with Bell and Telus Too!!!!

 It will  works with GSM 850/1900 and 3G .So, most AT&T gophone will work fine in Canada.

*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.
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ACE - Guru

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Just an update,everything works fine(Just like in USA) when roaming in Canada with an AT&T Gophone,Smiley Happy just by mistake,I press the AT&T apps store button, loaded 1 page, I got nailed  US$1.63!!!!!Smiley Mad

*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.
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