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shushwap wrote:
Aug 8th, 2012 1:31 pm
Let us know how it worked for you...
Ditto ;-)
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Note that there are seperate coverage maps for PAYG vs. regular monthly paid coverage for both ATT and TM. Its not like Roger/Bell/Telus where PAYG= regular monthly for all of Canada. There can be big differences in coverage depending on where you are going.

Make sure you check the right maps to ensure you have coverage where you think you need it.
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l69norm wrote:
Aug 10th, 2012 10:13 am
Note that there are seperate coverage maps for PAYG vs. regular monthly paid coverage for both ATT and TM. Its not like Roger/Bell/Telus where PAYG= regular monthly for all of Canada. There can be big differences in coverage depending on where you are going.

Make sure you check the right maps to ensure you have coverage where you think you need it.
Yeah some of their peering agreements are not valid for Paygo.

The good thing is, you will not have to pay roaming fees. Your phone just will not work.
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So I Stopped In At Walmart In Omak WA To Get The Straighttalk Plan And They InformeD Me That They Are Not Able To Sell Sim Cards Outright. Needless To Say I Was Quite Perturbed When I Left There.

I Ended Up Getting An AT&T Plan With Unlimited US Calling, Unlimited Text To US, Can And Mexico + 1GB Smartphone Data For $75 ($50 plan Included Unlimited Web Browsing But Only For Non-smartphones, Extra Data For Smartphone Was $25 For 1GB). Straighttalk Plan Would Have Been $60 With The Sim Card + Additional For Smartphone Data So The Price Was Probably Cheaper At AT&T In The End.

Sorry For All The CapitalizeD Words.......My Phone Is Doing Weird ***** Today.
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Got hooked up with Google Voice, while not Ideal, it does work well enough for a 5 minute call home
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are you using the google voice app.... I am down in cali right now tethering with my $3 day plan lol
Google voice has been working great for me... No need to do anything the app does it all for me
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Rich_D wrote:
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Got hooked up with Google Voice, while not Ideal, it does work well enough for a 5 minute call home
What's wrong with Google Voice? All it does it re-route your call through a US number. There should be no issues with quality, disconnections, etc.

Also, why did you opt for something other than T-Mobile? With T-Mo, $3 a day gets you unlimited talk/text and 200 MB at 4G speeds. Three weeks would have cost $63.
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Sep 5th, 2012 6:03 pm
What's wrong with Google Voice? All it does it re-route your call through a US number. There should be no issues with quality, disconnections, etc.

Also, why did you opt for something other than T-Mobile? With T-Mo, $3 a day gets you unlimited talk/text and 200 MB at 4G speeds. Three weeks would have cost $63.
I used t-mobile for 4 days. costed around 28$? for initial setup..also it included $20 credit or something. it was mandatory for me to purchase it with the plan.
it was still the $3/day PAYG.

it was nice and fast. no complaints. used a lot of data for mapping. @__@
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How is H20 Wireless, can i use on iphone 4 with gevey sim, they have good prepaid plan or any similar plan, going to USA for almost a month, required just talk and text no data, using wireless hot spot if i need.
Thanks
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How is H20 Wireless, can i use on iphone 4 with gevey sim, they have good prepaid plan or any similar plan, going to USA for almost a month, required just talk and text no data, using wireless hot spot if i need.
Thanks
They run on the att network
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So far i hate this Tmobile crap... The service stinks.. lesson learned... Next time I go on a long road trip... Go with att
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Has anyone used a Bell iPhone 4 with AT&T's Straight Talk sim/plan? Presumably, I'd have to get the phone unlocked by Bell first, but $45/month is quite the plan...
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