Cell Phone in Canada [telecom]

My daughter has decided to go to graduate school in Canada. Since she'll be there a lot more than here (Oregon), we need to figure out what to do about her cell phone.

She's currently a 2nd line on my Verizon account. We both have HTC Incredible phones.

It would be nice if there was some way she could use her existing phone, especially if it was possible to use it in both locations since she'll be home for things like summer and christmas breaks.

Suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


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John Meissen
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Verizon has Nationwide + Canada plans which (according to their web site) include both calling to Canada and unlimited roaming in Canada. Give VZW a call and see if that's really true.

Since your phones are CDMA, the only carrier in Canada that supports it is Bell. I suppose another possibility would be for her to bring the phone into a Bell store there and see if they'll set up a plan on it, although Canadian plans for roaming in the US tend to be pretty pricey.

R's, John

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John Levine

John, while the denizens of c.d.telecom may well provide the advice you seek, I'd urge asking also in alt.cellular.verizon. Some heavy travelers there have unique GoogleVoice/MagicJack/CallForwardService tricks up their sleeves they're likely to be willing to share with you.

Cheers, -- tlvp

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It's likely that Bell (or Telus) would not allow it. CDMA providers such as Bell or Telus do not allow any other devices on their network unless they were or are sold by them and the MEID is within the range of numbers they have in their database. The hardware possibly could do it. The problem is with the operators (Bell and Telus.)

A GSM provider (Rogers and it's subsidiary Fido) because it is GSM could do that. GSM is compatible as long as the device is not SIM locked and uses the right frequencies.

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Joseph Singer

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