40GB Canada/US data – $68 (ongoing)
- Deal Link:
- Sunrise Mobile
They have a plan called Mobile Start Young (all their English-language plan names seem to be rather awkwardly translated) for under-30s at CHF20. That plan itself doesn't include anything interesting on this side of the pond, but what makes it notable is the Travel Unlimited US & Canada add-on, which (when you buy for a year) is CHF30. In total, that's CHF50, or about $68.
After the 40GB of LTE, download speeds are throttled to 256Kbps. Canada/U.S. calling and texting is included, though you'd probably use it for outgoing only, since you'd of course have a Swiss number. (If you have friends with int'l SMS included, e.g. on Fido/Public/Virgin, that'd be free for you both). As far as I can tell, Sunrise seem to have roaming partnerships with Bell and Telus so it's likely that, if your device supports manual network selection, you'd be able to choose between the two. Otherwise, you'd connect to the stronger signal.
On the slightly off-chance you happen to be a Swiss citizen who has started a Swiss-registered business in the last 12 months, you get 50% off your first 12 months of service, bringing the cost down to CHF25 ($34). Whilst not exactly probable that many of us qualify, on a sort of pædantic note, it's probably the cheapest way to get that much data in Canada that's not technically against the terms of service (e.g. using AT&T/Cricket in Canada indefinitely).
Again, this is all a pretty niche use-case scenario, but may interest some nonetheless.