Cell phone for visiting Canada
July 17, 2014 11:45 AM Subscribe
I have a Virgin Mobile USA phone, which is useless outside the US. I'll be in Canada (Nova Scotia and Ontario) for two weeks, and while the idea of taking a break from little electronic devices is tempting, it actually would be kind of helpful to have a phone. What's my best (ie, cheapest) option?
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What I'd like to do, if possible, is buy a relatively cheap unlocked phone (something like this
maybe?) that I can keep for future international travel, and get a prepaid SIM card in Canada. But the information I'm getting from googling is kind of confusing. Are there GSM networks in Nova Scotia, or is the whole province CDMA? It is
possible to get one SIM that works in both Ont. and NS, right?
I'm pretty dumb when it comes to phone networks and SIM cards and stuff, so explain it to me slowly. Recommendations for carriers, phones, and any other options very welcome. Thanks!