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Saturday, October 2nd, 2021 4:45 PM

Live in Canada for 2 years no problem?

I'm an American temporarily working in Canada and I don't want to change phone numbers but the canadian providers can't transfer a US number. Verizon is going to kick me off their service once the first 3 months are up because I spend the majority of my time here. I read online that the ATT prepaid US plans can be used in Canada as much as I want, but I can't find clear proof of that on the website. Is it true that I can switch to ATT prepaid, keep my number, live in Canada for 2 years and everything will just work? Thanks!

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ACE - Sage

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104K Messages

1 year ago

Yes.  AT&T prepaid has no limits anymore. 

You may find yourself limited to roaming on Rogers. That may or may not suit your needs if coverage is poor.

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3 months ago

Does postpaid have limits?

ACE - Sage

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3 months ago

@carhartt0

Postpaid Elite/premium extra and starter have no limits in Canada or Mexico.

Unlimited Elite/premium has free roaming in 19 Latin American countries which is limited.  

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3 months ago

Hi @formerlyknownas ! thanks for your reply, I spent some time figuring out if the postpaid and unlimited you mentioned were to different plans, but I think you were talking about the same.

None of the postpaid seem to have any limits in Canada (including all Unlimiteds, & "Value Plus"), and Prepaid Unlimited too.

My priority is having canada unlimited, unthrottled as much as possible.

I am having a hard time since all these plans are about $50. main differences are the hotspot allowance and streaming.

Is there a benefit to Prepaid Unlimited vs others that I am not seeing?

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ACE - Expert

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3 months ago

My priority is having canada unlimited, unthrottled as much as possible.

@carhartt0 There is no limit on usage in Canada but there is no guarantee of data speeds. You could be reduced to 2G speeds by the Canadian carrier at anytime, regardless of what plan you have. 

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3 months ago

@carhartt0

There is one advantage which your type of phone and postpaid combined does offer which prepaid does not. With a postpaid plan, you have the opportunity to switch to a different service provider in settings if you need to. I don't know where you're going to be located or even which is the best network in that location. Rogers is the primary service provider for prepaid. Bell and Telus are roaming partners which are often not available to prepaid users, at least not by choice.

And of course there's a significant difference in what your plan allows. AT&T is best prepaid plan the unlimited Max plan allows 22 GB of priority data and 10 GB of hotspot, for approximately 50 or $55 a month. Compared to AT&T Premium plan which has no limit on the phone itself and 50 GB of hotspot use.   With any discount program you can get that down to $75 before taxes.

As for the phone, and unlocked (non carrier) Android phone is more likely to be able to change service providers in settings. At AT&T carrier branded phones may not have that option. I cannot speak to iPhones because I do not own one.  

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3 months ago

@formerlyknownas Thanks! I got the best unlimited postpaid plan.

Now, I am in Canada, in downtown Montreal, but "Network Selection" option has disappeared on my iPhone. It's stuck in Telus with no data at all. 

Do you know how I can get the Network Selection option back up so I can manually fix to be on Rogers?

ACE - Sage

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3 months ago

Rogers is AT&T's primary carrier in Canada if it isn't showing Rogers then Rogers is probably not available.

If you call AT&T they might be able to make some changes for you to allow you to select a different service provider, but that may not help you.

+1.314.925.6925 is a free call for postpaid travelers who are outside the United States

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2 months ago

@formerlyknownas thanks so much!. It turns out they disabled my Network Selection toggle. I dont know why they would do this. I called and told them to turn it on. All good now.

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