Need a mobile plan to use between Quebec and Ontario
March 17, 2023 11:43 AM   Subscribe

My Quebec Fizz plan (coverage: Canada) is going to be suspended because I'm spending too much time in Ontario. I thought paying for a Canada-wide plan meant I could always use it anywhere in Canada, but apparently not.

I need a cell plan that actually allows me to do that. Not all over Canada even, just Quebec and Ontario mostly. What should I hire?

Is the fastest way to do that going to a store, or is it better online?

Thank you!
posted by plant or animal to Technology (5 answers total)
Best answer: I've used public mobile (basic Canada-wide plan) for several years and frequently use my phone in both provinces since I live in one and work in the other, with no issues. Also didn't have any problems when I moved from one province to the other. It's entirely online, but not very fast since they need to mail you a SIM card.
posted by randomnity at 11:54 AM on March 17

Best answer: I used to use Fido before I switched to Fizz, and I found it pretty affordable and reliable. They are owned by Rogers so should work seamlessly across most of Canada. In-person is definitely faster than online because you won't need to wait for them to mail your SIM card.

(I switched because I spend a lot of time in the US and their international roaming is expensive, but within Canada they're solid.)
posted by mekily at 12:23 PM on March 17

Best answer: Roger's has 2 sub brands Fido and Chatr. Chatr is the cheaper one. You can use it all over Canada.

Bell has 2 sub brands Virgin and Lucky Mobile. Lucky is the cheaper one.

Telus has 2 sub brands Koodo and Public Mobile. Public is the cheaper one.

Public has no stores and no phone number to call if issues arise. It's ok if there are no problems but otherwise it can be a pain.

Lucky does offer customer support and uses the Bell network, probably the one I would look at first.

Choose your next provider and have them port over your old number.
Do not cancel your service with Fizz first for then you will lose your old number
posted by yyz at 12:40 PM on March 17 [3 favorites]

I've been happy with Public Mobile for a number of years now, in fact since before Chatr or Lucky were options for me. I think you'd be fine with any of the discount brands and can just shop on price.
posted by ssg at 5:05 PM on March 17

I know someone who has kept their Quebec Fido number for the five years since they moved to BC.
posted by invokeuse at 8:36 PM on March 17

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