Americans who will be travelling in Canada seeking cheapest phone options
June 24, 2010 3:14 PM Subscribe
My husband and I will be travelling to Canada next month (previously
) and are wondering what our cheapest bet is for cell phones. We don't care so much about calling home to the US, but it would be nice to be able to make brief calls and send texts to each other.
posted by booksherpa to Travel & Transportation around Canada (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
When we vacation, there's a not-small chunk of time where I'm browsing shops going "Ooh, shiny!" and he's holed up in a coffeehouse. It's useful to be able to text or call each other to say "Almost done?", "Would your mom like this?", "Are you hungry yet?", etc. I have my own Verizon phone, he only has a work phone. I'm thinking some sort of cheap, buy/rent, pay-as-you-go, exclusively Canadian phone would be our best bet, but I have no clue about such things. Open to other options as well. We'll be in Canada 12 days, in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island. We'll be entering the country at the Calais/Saint Stephen crossing, and are staying in Saint John that night if anyone has specific vendor/store suggestions.
Thanks for the help! And feel free to comment in the trip question thread, scary obsessive enormous trip planning spreadsheet still being worked on. :)