Cell phones and the Great White North

Discussion in 'Americas' started by pkbinder, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. pkbinder

    pkbinder Kissing Moose

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    I have an AT&T Iphone and I am wondering if I will have any reception in Canada and Alaska. Because I am a cell phone addict and I use it for all kinds of things, I would even be willing to switch providers to be sure I have service. pk
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  2. FlyingPenguin

    FlyingPenguin Been here awhile

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    I too use ATT. When I went to Deadhorse and back last summer I found service in each of the major towns, tho no internet that wasn't wifi. Every town has Wifi somewhere and I ended up not making any calls so when I go back I will just get the texting package.
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  3. drrod1

    drrod1 Been here awhile

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    AT&T partners with Telus. Telus has coverage all across Canada. There are hardly any places that it does not reach. When I travel in the US, my cell just hooks into AT&T. I am sure that the reverse would be true. Probably best to check with AT&T to make sure and to find out if there are any hoops that you have to jump through.

    Rod
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  4. lakota

    lakota Geeser

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    I am on ATT and on my ride to Deadhorse the only places I remember with no cell reception were in someplace in Montana and Coldfoot on the way up the Dalton. Had reception in Deadhorse
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  5. GSF1200S

    GSF1200S Been here awhile

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    Id be interested to hear what Verizon users experienced :ear
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  6. enumclaw

    enumclaw I just....don't know

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    I would like to hear some experience with Verizon also!
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  7. Alcan Rider

    Alcan Rider Frozen Fossil

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    I think you'll find Verizon works well in Alaska, and probably in Canada too, although I can't attest as to the latter. My local carrier in Alaska partners with Verizon for its nationwide roaming. With my nationwide plan I enjoy service all over North America.
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  8. enumclaw

    enumclaw I just....don't know

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    Thanks for the reply. Just got off the line with VW and was informed I can text while in Canada without any additional charges, so that's cool, and really all I need.

    Side note: You a COG member by any chance?
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  9. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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  10. Alcan Rider

    Alcan Rider Frozen Fossil

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    Was for many years but let membership drop. Still on the COG forum though. Right now I'm in Pennsylvania, getting ready to depart for Key West, then back home to Alaska - on my '94 Connie. Should be swinging through your part of the country in a couple of weeks, as I'm taking a lot of detours to visit old friends along the way - some probably for the last time.
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  11. enumclaw

    enumclaw I just....don't know

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    If you are coming through before my departure date of June 22 look me up. Can offer a room for a night as well depending on the date...
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