Canada International Roaming Charges

Most Canadian traveller's are faced with high roaming charges when visiting their southern neighbours in the U.S. If you are travelling somewhere other than the USA, check out our post on other International destinations

First of all, if you are with Lucky Mobile7-Eleven SpeakOut or Petro Canada Mobility are travalling abroad forget it, there is no roaming for you!

However, we do have some clever hacks that will help you stay in contact whilst overseas using your own cell number whether you are with Lucky Mobile, SpeakOut or any other wireless carrier for that matter.

These travel hacks, you can use your own cell number!

A few things to remember:

  • Inbound SMS is almost always free
  • Outbound calling with your number can be done with Flexiroam
  • Inbound calling with your number is usually charged.
  • Outbound SMS is tough. We use Fongo. Not your Canian cell number, but it works.

It gets even worse when travelling further abroad to Mexico, the Carribean, Europe, Central & South America, Asia, Africa, Australia & New Zealand.

  • Rogers$8 per day (USA, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands)
  • Bell $8 per day (USA, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands)
  • Telus $8 per day (USA, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands)
  • Fido $8 per day (USA, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands)
  • Koodoo Mobile $8 per day (USA, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands)
  • Eastlink Wireless $8 per day (USA, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands)

 



 

Provider Roaming Data? Cost
Flexiroam Yes

 From $0.99c per day

Rogers Yes

 

$8 per day (USA, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands)

$12 per day (190 countries)


Bell Yes

 

$8 per day (USA, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands)

$12 per day (190 countries)

Telus Yes

 

$8 per day (USA, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands)

$12 per day (190 countries)

Public Mobile USA only 1GB for $20 (valid for 10 days)
Chatr Mobile Yes $50+ per GB
Koodoo Mobile Yes

 

$8 per day (USA, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands)

$12 per day (190 countries)

7-Eleven SpeakOut No
Virgin Mobile Canada Yes

 

$8 per day (USA, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands)

$12 per day (190 countries)

Lucky Mobile No
Fido Yes

 

$8 per day (USA, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands)

$12 per day (190 countries)

Sasktel Yes $60 per GB
Videotron Yes

 

$7 per day (USA, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands)

$11 per day (190 countries)

Freedom Mobile Yes

 

$25+ per GB (USA, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands)

$48+ per GB (Mexico & Caribbean)

$80+ per GB (190 countries)

City Mobile Yes From $40 per GB
Zoomer Wireless Yes From $40 per GB
Simply Connect Yes From $40 per GB
Primus Wireless Yes From $40 per GB
Petro Canada Mobility No Not Available
Bell MTS Yes

 

$50+ per GB (USA)

$500+ per GB (Mexico)

$3,187.50 per GB (Rest Of World)

DCI Wireless Yes

 

$60 per GB (USA)

$180+ per GB (Rest Of World)

Eastlink Wireless Yes

 

$8 per day (USA, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands)

$12 per day (60 countries)

Ice Wireless USA & Mexico
Xplore Mobile Yes $85+ per GB
tbaytel Yes

 

$8 per day (USA)

$340+ per GB (World)

 

For the savvy consumer the best option is simple: Purchase a Flexiroam X Starter Kit. It includes 105MB of data valid for 360 days so you can test it at home in Canada (using both Spark NZ & Vodafone) before you leave.

Flexiroam provides network coverage in U.S., and another 130 other countries too!

Flexiroam is prepaid & never expires, so it will look after yout next trip and the planet!

It is available in three versions:

It has a range of cool fatures like Flexishare Data Gifting

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