Help me find a new cheap-o cell phone plan that works in the US and Canada.
I'm not a big cell phone person, so I currently have a pretty cheap pay-as-you-go plan
with Virgin Mobile. Here are the details:
- $0.20/minute for voice
- $5.00/month for 200 texts.
- $5.00/month for 5MB data
For my purposes, this actually works out pretty well. I average less than 15 minutes per month in voice calling, I never go over 200 texts per month, and the web browser on my phone
is so hilariously bad that I have to browse with images turned off which keeps the data well below 5MB (it's sufficient to check my email and FB). All told, I spend between $10 and $15 month on cell service.
The only problem is that this phone does not work in Canada. I live in Seattle and take the occasional jaunt up to Vancouver, BC and it's a bit of a hassle not to have a cell phone that works there. And, as far as I can tell, none of the US pay-as-you-go plans have phones that will work in Canada. So, dear Hivemind, does anyone have a suggestion for a cell phone/plan that is not too different from my current plan that does have coverage in both the US and Canada? I would prefer plans that don't require a contract but I suspect I might need to be flexible on that front.