Help this newly-arrived student acquire internet service in Canada.
December 21, 2010 9:21 PM Subscribe
Student visa in Canada; no SIN or CDN credit card, hence no CDN credit history. Can't get anyone to give me internet/TV or mobile phone service!?
posted by wowbobwow to technology (13 answers total)
American in Vancouver, recently arrived on a student visa. According to Telus and Virgin Mobile, I've got nothing that can be used for a credit check. They can't use my American info, and they said getting a CDN credit card would take a while to get and form a history with. I suppose I can just get a prepaid cell phone, but it's actually really important that we get hi-speed home internet service. (Husband and now sole-income-earner will be working remotely from our new apt. for his current US employer. Bumming the neighbor's free wifi not reliable, etc.)
Thanks for any and all advice!