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Prepaid minutes with longest expiry

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Prepaid minutes with longest expiry

Hello, I need to buy a sim card with minutes with the longest expiry date.

I recall Rogers or petro Canada offering 365 expiry dates but that was like 5 years ago. Is it still the same? Can anyone recommend?

The sim card is used for emergency family calling.
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NEMESIS_2008 wrote: Hello, I need to buy a sim card with minutes with the longest expiry date.

I recall Rogers or petro Canada offering 365 expiry dates but that was like 5 years ago. Is it still the same? Can anyone recommend?

The sim card is used for emergency family calling.
Will this work for you?
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Speakout is the way to go if it's just for emergencies. $25 topup will give you a full year before you need to top up again.

Petro-Canada also has up to a year but you have to top up with $100 for that. Lesser amounts give you a shorter time extension.
https://mobility.petro-canada.ca/anytime-plan.aspx
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adding onto this, I found out speakout will still be able to receive sms for 40 days even with no credit loaded. after that time it expires your sim card. Wondering what is the policy with other providers. As I would only need this number for sms verifications.
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Piranha mobile expiry is 420 days of non-use. Technically the balance doesn't expire but the SIM card does if it's not used in 420 days. A Canadian number is 70 cents per month and a $20 charge could go for 28 months.
All SIM cards remain active as long as you maintain sufficient balance to cover the cost of your terminations.
SIM cards will only be removed from our system if the SIM has not been used for 420 days from last successful termination.
https://www.piranha-mobile.com/faqs/

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