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Canada: 13 Best Prepaid SIM Cards Buying Guide (2023)

Canada – known for its scenery, love for ice hockey & moose that do not mind messing up your car.

Being the second-largest country behind Russia, Canada has a lot to offer.

Moraine Lake in Banff National Park (Alberta) is just stunning – especially if you canoe through it.

If you plan on visiting Vancouver (British Columbia), you better have a slow walk through Stanley Park.

Of course, you have to go to the CN Town if you go to Toronto (Ontario).

And the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City is a must-see.

And this is just a short list of recommendations – there are whole sites out there that have even more suggestions – Canada is just that cool (literally).

But the country is not one of your budget-friendly travel destinations, like countries in Southeast Asia, for example.

In fact, it can be an expensive country – especially domestic flights.

What else, mobile data rates for prepaid customers are close to criminal in Canada – they are one of the highest in the world.

You think mobile data was expensive in the United States? The US is cheap compared to Canada.

Moreover, international roaming will often be more expensive than using a Canadian SIM card – but luckily the local SIM cards are not too expensive.

So, how much do SIM cards cost in Canada?

You can get a Canadian SIM card for 10 CAD (7.70 USD) from Rogers, Telus, Bell, Freedom Mobile, Chatr Mobile, Fido, PC Mobile, Public Mobile, Petro-Canada Mobility & Virgin Plus (formerly Mobile), or 20 CAD (15.40 USD) from Koodo and Lucky Mobile. SIM cards are also sold at airports, including Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ).

See, those prices are not too bad, right?

But what if I told you that you have to spend at least 29 CAD (22.30 USD/21.30 EUR/18.30 GBP) for 1.5 GB of data?

And in some cases, your speeds will be throttled to 3 Mbps too – because the mobile operator feels like doing so.

No wonder Canadians hate their telecom market 🥲.

In this guide, I will go over everything you need to know about buying a SIM card in Canada. Let's get started.

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Original publication: 18th of October 2019. Last updated: 19th of October 2022.


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Can You Buy a SIM Card in Canada?

Everyone living in or visiting Canada can buy a Canadian SIM card from the mobile network operators (Rogers, Telus, Bell & Freedom Mobile) or the MVNOs (Chatr Mobile, Fido, Koodo Mobile, Lucky Mobile, PC Mobile, Petro-Canada Mobility, Public Mobile, SpeakOut 7-Eleven & Virgin Plus (formerly Virgin Mobile)) without restrictions.

Moreover, you need a phone that supports the frequencies used in the country (preferably all of them to have the most optimal experience while in Canada).

Furthermore, you need to have a SIM-lock-free device.

Where Can You Buy a SIM Card in Canada?

You can get a Canadian SIM card in Rogers, Telus, Bell, Freedom Mobile, Chatr Mobile, Fido, Koodo Mobile, Lucky Mobile (stands), PC Mobile/The Mobile Shop, Petro-Canada (gas stations), Public Mobile, 7-Eleven & Virgin Plus stores. They are also sold at airports, including Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ).

You can buy a Canadian SIM card in the following airports:

  • Montréal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL)
  • Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ)
  • Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

You can expect to pay the following for Canadian SIM cards:

  • Rogers (Wireless): 10 CAD
  • Telus (Mobility): 10 CAD
  • Bell (Mobility) Canada: 10 CAD
  • Freedom Mobile Canada: 10 CAD
  • Chatr Mobile: 10 CAD
  • Fido (Solutions) Canada: 10 CAD
  • Koodo Mobile: 20 CAD
  • Lucky Mobile Canada: 20 CAD
  • Public Mobile Canada: 10 CAD
  • PC Mobile Canada: 10 CAD
  • Petro-Canada Mobility: 10 CAD
  • SpeakOut (Wireless) 7-Eleven: 10 CAD
  • Virgin Plus (formerly Virgin Mobile Canada): 10 CAD

Do note that (third-party) retailers are allowed to charge (a bit) more for SIM cards than the prices mentioned above.

For up-to-date CAD:your currency (let's say USD) exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Can You Use Your Phone in Canada?

Canada uses GSM technology for mobile communications primarily. CDMA phones will not work in Canada (anymore). However, almost all phones use GSM anyway.

You also need to be aware of the ITU regions to determine whether your phone will work in other parts of the world.

Although there are three ITU regions, you only need to know these two terms: American frequencies and European frequencies.

Canada uses American frequencies, which are used in the Americas (North-, Central & South America + the Caribbean – ITU Region 2).

Phones sold in the Americas typically have no issues when using their phone in other ITU Region 2 countries.

In Africa, Asia (including the Middle East), Europe & Oceania (ITU Regions 1 & 3), they typically use European frequencies, meaning phones bought in those regions can be used in countries using European frequencies without issues.

ITU Regions Map
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If you purchased your phone in the Americas (ITU Region 2), you should not experience any issues with using your phone in Canada.

If you bought your phone in Africa, Asia, Europe, or Oceania (ITU regions 1 & 3) and have a low/medium-end device without Tri-Band or Quad-Band support, then there is a possibility you cannot use your phone when in Canada or can only use slower networks (3G or 2G).

If you have a medium/high-end device with Tri-Band or Quad-Band support, you can use your phone in Canada (to some extent) – also on 4G/LTE.

Mobile Operators, Networks & Frequencies in Canada

Canada has four nationwide mobile network operators and nine Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNOs) offering prepaid services easily accessible to travelers:

  • Rogers (Wireless)
  • Telus (Mobility)
  • Bell (Mobility) Canada
  • Freedom Mobile Canada
  • Chatr Mobile (Rogers Sub-Brand)
  • Fido (Solutions) Canada (Rogers Sub-Brand)
  • Koodo Mobile (Telus Sub-Brand)
  • Lucky Mobile Canada (Bell Canada MVNO)
  • Public Mobile Canada (Telus Sub-Brand)
  • PC Mobile Canada (Bell Canada MVNO)
  • Petro-Canada Mobility (Rogers MVNO)
  • SpeakOut (Wireless) 7-Eleven (Rogers MVNO)
  • Virgin Plus (formerly Virgin Mobile Canada – Bell Canada Sub-Brand)

The following frequencies are used in Canada:

  • 2G: 850 MHz (Rogers only)
  • 3G: 850 MHz & 1700 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 600 MHz (Band 71), 700 MHz (Band 12, Band 13, Band 17 & Band 29), 850 MHz (Band 5), 1700 MHz (Band 4 & Band 66), 1900 MHz (Band 2) & 2600 MHz (Band 7 & Band 38)
  • 5G NR: 600 MHz (n71), 1700 MHz (n66), 2500 MHz (n41), 2600 MHz (n38) & 3500 MHz (n78) – not for prepaid customers (yet)

You can learn more about frequencies in the video below.

To check whether your phone will work in Canada, check out this page by Will My Phone Work.

Again, make sure your phone is unlocked. Otherwise, you will not be able to use any SIM card except the one from your home operator (meaning you have to roam internationally or buy another unlocked phone that does support the frequencies listed above).

If you want to learn how international roaming works, this guide explains it in-depth. If you wonder why it is often so expensive to roam, this article explains the hidden reason they do not want you to know.

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A Note about 4G HSPA+ (between Ops & 5G)

Before 4G/LTE was rolled out in Canada, some mobile operators thought it was a great idea to market HSPA+, which is 3.75G, as 4G HSPA+ to confuse (read: trick) customers that they were getting 4G/LTE experiences.

Be aware that 4G HSPA+ is not 4G/LTE – it is fast 3G instead.

To this day, mobile operators mention or highlight their 4G HSPA+ coverage.

This is surprising, as the Big Three cover more than 90% of the Canadian population with their true 4G/LTE networks.

While the nationwide mobile operators are not as guilty of this 4G HSPA+ coverage as much anymore, the flanker brands, MVNOs & resellers are.

So if someone tries to sell you a reasonably priced, for Canadian standards that is, 4G HSPA+ plan, you will be restricted to 3G (which is often throttled to 3 Mbps as well).

I will not be surprised that when 5G NR is more available that the mobile operators will market 4G/LTE+ as 5G LTE+ 🥴.

VoLTE & VoWiFi in Canada

Both VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G) – also known as HD Voice) and VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi – also known as WiFi calling) are available in Canada. All nationwide mobile operators offer both services. However, prepaid customers cannot use VoLTE or VoWiFi.

This means that your phone will downgrade to 2G or 3G when making a call in Canada (unlike mobile operators that do support VoLTE).

VoWiFi is, as the name implies, calling on a WiFi connection as opposed to on a cellular network.

5G NR in Canada

Commercial 5G NR has been available in Canada since early 2020. It is available on the Rogers, Telus, Bell & Freedom Mobile networks. However, prepaid customers (including MVNO users) cannot use 5G NR at all in Canada.

Best SIM Card in Canada

If you want to buy the best SIM card in Canada, I recommend going with Telus or Koodo. Telus has the best coverage and the fastest speeds in Canada. Koodo has full access to the Telus network (except for 5G NR) and is cheaper. However, Telus and Koodo prepaid customers have a 100 Mbps speed cap.

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Best eSIM in Canada

Telus, Bell, Koodo & Virgin Plus offer eSIMs to prepaid customers.

While Rogers, Freedom Mobile, Fido & Public Mobile have eSIMs, they are (currently) not offered to prepaid customers.

You should know that the cost of mobile data is prohibitively expensive in Canada.

I will discuss this much more in-depth in the Canada Mobile Speeds, Mobile Internet Prices & Insight section.

But most Caribbean countries, which are island nations for that matter, have (much) lower mobile data rates than Canada.

Even worse, many mobile operators throttle prepaid speeds – especially the flanker brands and MVNOs.

And when I say throttled speeds, I am talking about max. 3 Mbps – even embargoed Cuba offers faster speeds – and it did not even have 4G/LTE until 2019

Surprisingly, those roaming on Canadian networks, except for many American and Mexican SIM cards, do not experience this (aggressive) throttling (most of the time).

And this applies to travel eSIM providers like Airalo, Holafly & Nomad.

Let me give you an example: you have to spend at least 29 CAD (22.30 USD/21.30 EUR/18.30 GBP) for 1.5 GB of data – and that is excluding the 10 CAD SIM card cost.

While this is outrageous on its own, you can get 5 GB for 25 USD with the Tuque Mobile eSIM (Airalo), 10 GB for 34 USD from the Canada Holafly eSIM & 5 GB for 24 USD from the Canada Nomad eSIM.

You have to spend 45 CAD (34.70 USD/33 EUR/28.40 GBP) to get 4.5 GB of data from Roger, Telus & Bell – and you may also have to deal with 3G speeds.

Therefore, if your phone supports eSIM, I recommend going with one of the travel eSIMs mentioned below.

You will be saving a lot of money when doing so.

If your phone does not support eSIM, head to the Best International/Travel SIM Card for Canada section to learn about SIM cards costing starting from 45 CAD with more data than Roger, Telus & Bell, but the SIM cards can also be used in Mexico and the United States.

Anyway, to my (much more) affordable eSIM recommendations:

However, you can get travel eSIMs from Airalo, Holafly & Nomad.

Airalo has the Tuque Mobile eSIMs:

Canada Tuque Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

You have these four options:

  1. Canada/Tuque Mobile 1 GB eSIM for 7 daysmost popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  2. Canada/Tuque Mobile 3 GB eSIM for 30 days
  3. Canada/Tuque Mobile 5 GB eSIM for 30 daysvery popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  4. Canada/Tuque Mobile 10 GB eSIM for 30 daysvery popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers

The Airalo links above and below will automatically get you the Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers available – a code is not necessary.

For an in-depth analysis of the Canada Tuque eSIMs (covering pros and cons as well), check out my Canada eSIMs Compared guide.

You can also get Canada eSIMs from Nomad.

Canada eSIMs Nomad
Canada Value Pack eSIMs Nomad

By the way, the 1 GB Canada Nomad eSIM for 7 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 3 GB for 30 days and 10 GB for 60 days variants are very popular.

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps), such as getting 3 USD off!

For an in-depth analysis of the Nomad Canada eSIMs (covering pros and cons as well), check out my Canada eSIMs Compared guide.

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Finally, you can get Canada eSIMs from Holafly:

  1. Canada 10 GB eSIM for 30 days
  2. Canada 20 GB eSIM for 30 days
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No unlimited data for Canada (yet)

Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

For an in-depth analysis of the Holafly Canada eSIMs (covering pros and cons as well), check out my Canada eSIMs Compared guide.

Holafly Travel eSIM Reviews by Phone Travel Wiz

With these eSIMs, you can skip the queues and avoid physical SIM cards in Canada and use them immediately upon arriving in Canada!

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TIP: check out my Best Canada eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Canada, including ones not mentioned above.

Best International/Travel SIM Card for Canada

In the previous eSIM section, I have already laid out how criminal expensive mobile data rates are in Canada and how travel eSIMs are much cheaper than the local Canadian mobile operators.

If you skipped that section because it mentioned “eSIM” that you cannot use, just read the first paragraphs to understand how expensive mobile data is in Canada.

However, many phones out there do not support eSIMs yet.

Worry not – I have got you covered with travel/international SIM cards that are somehow cheaper, faster & better than what the Canadian mobile operators offer you.

If you want to buy the best international/travel SIM card for Canada, I recommend going with SimCorner's Canada, Mexico & United States SIM cards.

Canada Travel SIM Card (5 GB) SimCorner
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Canada Travel SIM Card (15 GB) SimCorner
© SimCorner

You have these four options:

  1. T-Mobile Canada, Mexico & United States Travel SIM card with 5 GB for 30 days (unlimited calls and SMS for within these countries is a paid add-on)
  2. AT&T Canada, Mexico & United States Travel SIM card with 15 GB for 30 days (includes calls and SMS for within these countries and unlimited international SMS to 100+ countries)
  3. AT&T Canada, Mexico & United States Travel SIM card with “unlimited” (22 GB guaranteed high-speed data 1) for 30 days (includes calls and SMS for within these countries and unlimited international SMS from these nations to 100+ countries)
  4. NEW: Verizon Canada, Mexico & United States Travel SIM card with “unlimited” (50 GB guaranteed high-speed data 1) in the Unites States and 500 MB/day in Canada and Mexico for 30 days (includes calls for within these countries and unlimited (international) SMS to 200+ countries from within these nations)

1 if there is congestion on the network, your connection may get deprioritized (read: throttled) if you have used more than 22 GB/50 GB of data already

Canada Travel SIM Card (Unlimited Data) SimCorner
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You can use the Simcorner International Travel SIM card in the following countries:

SimCorner International SIM Card Banner
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International Travel eSIM SimCorner
© SimCorner
  • Åland Islands
  • Albania
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Congo, the Republic of (Brazzaville)
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Myanmar
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • North Macedonia
  • Northern Cyprus
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Tonga
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vatican City
  • Vietnam

Instead of spending between 0.10 USD to 483 USD for SIM cards in each country, get a SimCorner travel SIM card covering numerous countries for just one price!

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SIM Card Registration in Canada

SIM card registration using your passport information is not needed when buying a SIM card in Canada.

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Currency in Canada

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Canada uses the Canadian Dollar with the symbol CAD (which will be used throughout this guide).

However, prices are often listed as just $. For example, 25 CAD = $25.

For reference, below are some exchange rates between CAD and USD (US Dollars):

  • 1 CAD = 0.80 USD
  • 10 CAD = 7.70 USD
  • 100 CAD = 77.20 USD
  • 1000 CAD = 771.80 USD

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Canadian Prepaid SIM Cards

Below, I will guide you through Rogers (Wireless), Telus (Mobility), Bell (Mobility) Canada, Freedom Mobile Canada, Chatr Mobile, Fido, Koodo, Lucky Mobile Canada, PC Mobile Canada, Petro-Canada Mobility, Public Mobile Canada, SpeakOut (Wireless) 7-Eleven & Virgin Plus (formerly Virgin Mobile Canada), and go through:

  • Background information
  • Mobile coverage
  • SIM card types, prices, and availability
  • Recharge/top-up information
  • Combo plans, data plans, and special packs (such as social media packs) 

With that being said, let’s see what Canada has to offer.


Rogers (Wireless)

Rogers Logo
© Rogers

Rogers uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 850 MHz
  • 3G: 850 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 600 MHz (n71), 700 MHz (Band 12, Band 13, Band 17 & Band 29), 850 MHz (Band 5), 1700 MHz (Band 4), 1900 MHz (Band 2) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: 600 MHz (n71), 1700 MHz (n66), 2600 MHz (n38 & n41) & 3500 MHz (n78) – not for prepaid customers (yet)
  • VoLTE: Yes (but not for prepaid customers)
  • VoWiFi: Yes (but not for prepaid customers)

This is what you will learn about Rogers:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Rogers SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Rogers

Rogers has the best 5G NR availability in Canada.

This was also confirmed by Opensignal:

Below is Rogers' coverage map produced by Speedtest:

However, click here to see Roger's official coverage map.

SIM Card Price – Rogers

You can get a Rogers SIM card for 10 CAD in Rogers stores and from resellers, like grocery stores, gas stations & convenience stores. Rogers SIM cards are not sold at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL), Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ), or Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

Rogers Canada SIM Card
© Rogers
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While Rogers does have eSIMs, they are (currently) not offered to prepaid customers.

As mentioned in the eSIM section earlier in this guide, I recommend getting a travel eSIM (or travel SIM card if your phone does not support eSIM) because it will be much cheaper than anything Rogers will offer!

Therefore, if you wish to use an eSIM, you can go with the Canada (Tuque Mobile) eSIM from Airalo (1 GB/7 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 3 GB/30 days, 5 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers & 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers).

Canada Tuque Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Or get the Canada eSIMs from Nomadthe 10 GB variant is very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers.

Canada eSIMs Nomad
Canada Value Pack eSIMs Nomad

The 1 GB Canada Nomad eSIM for 7 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 3 GB for 30 days and 10 GB for 60 days variants are very popular.

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD off (even on top of current promotions)!

If you need a lot more data, get one of the Canada eSIMs from Holafly (10 GB/30 days & 20 GB/30 days).

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© Holafly

Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

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Note that while Rogers offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) and VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi), if your phone supports those features, they are not available to prepaid customers.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Rogers

Rogers top-up vouchers are sold in Rogers stores, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Canada.

The following (online) Rogers top-ups are available:

Top-UpValidity
10 CAD30 days
20 CAD30 days
30 CAD30 days
40 CAD30 days
100 CAD365 days

To top up your Rogers SIM card, you would dial *114*VoucherCode#, dial *114#, enter the VoucherCode, and enter your personal 4-digit passcode, dial *611 and follow the instructions, dial *868, and follow the instructions, or call 18005759090 and follow the instructions.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, replace VoucherCode with 123456 in any step where a VoucherCode is required.

Dial *225 to check your Rogers balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the MyRogers app (Android/iOS).

Rogers Canada MyRogers App
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Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers – Rogers

Rogers has only one data-featured plan: Prepaid Plans. It is a combo bundle with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

I will list all the prices in CAD (Canadian Dollar).

To convert CAD to your currency (let's say USD) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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The following Prepaid Plans are available, which can be activated on the MyRogers app:

PriceDataLocal MinutesLocal/International SMSValidity
15 CADN/A100 minutesUnlimited30 days
25 CADN/AUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
30 CAD500 MBUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
40 CAD2.5 GBUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
45 CAD4.5 GBUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
55 CAD8 GBUnlimitedUnlimited30 days

APN/Internet Settings – Rogers

  • Name: Rogers
  • APN: internet.com
  • Username: wapuser1
  • Password: wap

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Telus (Mobility)

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Telus uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: N/A – shut down in 2017
  • 3G: 850 MHz & 1900 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 600 MHz (n71), 700 MHz (Band 12, Band 13, Band 17 & Band 29), 850 MHz (Band 5), 1700 MHz (Band 4) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: 1700 MHz (n66) & 3500 MHz (n78) – not for prepaid customers (yet)
  • VoLTE: Yes (but not for prepaid customers)
  • VoWiFi: Yes (but not for prepaid customers)

This is what you will learn about Telus:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Telus SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Telus

Telus has the best 4G/LTE coverage experience in Canada.

Below is Telus' coverage map produced by Speedtest:

However, click here to see Telus' official coverage map.

SIM Card Price – Telus

You can get a Telus SIM card for 10 CAD in Telus stores and from resellers, like grocery stores, gas stations & convenience stores. Telus SIM cards are also at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL – from CE Currency Exchange).

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It is also possible to get a Telus eSIM for the same price as a regular SIM card.

However, I recommend going with a travel eSIM instead.

As mentioned in the eSIM section earlier in this guide, I recommend getting a travel eSIM (or travel SIM card if your phone does not support eSIM) because it will be much cheaper than anything Telus will offer!

Therefore, if you wish to use an eSIM, you can go with the Canada (Tuque Mobile) eSIM from Airalo (1 GB/7 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 3 GB/30 days, 5 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers & 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers).

Canada Tuque Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Or get the Canada eSIMs from Nomadthe 10 GB variant is very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers.

Canada eSIMs Nomad
Canada Value Pack eSIMs Nomad

The 1 GB Canada Nomad eSIM for 7 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 3 GB for 30 days and 10 GB for 60 days variants are very popular.

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD off (even on top of current promotions)!

If you need a lot more data, get one of the Canada eSIMs from Holafly (10 GB/30 days & 20 GB/30 days).

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© Holafly

Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

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Note that while Telus offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) and VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi), if your phone supports those features, they are not available to prepaid customers.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Telus

Telus top-up vouchers are sold in Telus stores, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Canada.

The following (online) Telus top-ups are available:

Top-UpValidity
10 CAD – 24.99 CAD30 days
25 CAD – 99.99 CAD60 days
100 CAD365 days

To top up your Telus SIM card, you would dial #123, select option 1, and enter the VoucherCode.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial #123, select option 1, and enter 123456.

Dial #123 to check your Telus balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the My TELUS app (Android/iOS).

Telus Canada My TELUS App
© Telus

Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers – Telus

Telus has two data featured plans: Talk, Text & Data (Combo) & Data Add-Ons.

I will list all the prices in CAD (Canadian Dollar).

To convert CAD to your currency (let's say USD) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Talk, Text & Data Plans – Telus

Talk, Text & Data plans are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

The following Prepaid Plans are available, which can be activated on the My TELUS app:

PricePlanDataLocal/Internaional Minutes 1Local/International SMSValidity
30 CADNationwide Talk, Text & Data 30500 MBUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
40 CADNationwide Talk, Text & Data 402.5 GBUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
45 CADNationwide Talk, Text & Data 454.5 GBUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
55 CADNationwide Talk, Text & Data 558 GBUnlimitedUnlimited30 days

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Data Add-Ons – Telus

The Data Add-Ons are, as the name implies, data add-ons. They cannot be purchased as standalone plans.

The following Data Add-Ons are available, which can be activated on the My TELUS app:

Telus Canada Data Add-Ons
PricePlanDataValidity
10 CADData 10100 MB30 days
20 CADData 20500 MB30 days
30 CADData 301 GB30 days

APN/Internet Settings – Telus

  • Name: Telus
  • APN: sp.telus.com

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Bell (Mobility) Canada

Bell Mobility Logo
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Bell uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: N/A – shut down in 2019
  • 3G: 850 MHz & 1900 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 700 MHz (Band 12, Band 13, Band 17 & Band 29), 850 MHz (Band 5), 1700 MHz (Band 4), 1900 MHz (Band 2) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: 1700 MHz (n66) & 3500 MHz (n78) – not for prepaid customers (yet)
  • VoLTE: Yes (but not for prepaid customers)
  • VoWiFi: Yes (but not for prepaid customers)

This is what you will learn about Bell:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Bell SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Bell Canada

Bell has the best 4G/LTE coverage in Canada.

This was also confirmed by Opensignal:

Below is Bell's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

However, click here to see Bell's official coverage map.

SIM Card Price – Bell Canada

You can get a Bell SIM card for 10 CAD in Bell stores and from resellers, like grocery stores, gas stations & convenience stores. Bell SIM cards are not sold at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL), Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ), or Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

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It is also possible to get a Bell eSIM for the same price as a regular SIM card.

However, I recommend going with a travel eSIM instead.

As mentioned in the eSIM section earlier in this guide, I recommend getting a travel eSIM (or travel SIM card if your phone does not support eSIM) because it will be much cheaper than anything Bell will offer!

Therefore, if you wish to use an eSIM, you can go with the Canada (Tuque Mobile) eSIM from Airalo (1 GB/7 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 3 GB/30 days, 5 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers & 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers).

Canada Tuque Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Or get the Canada eSIMs from Nomadthe 10 GB variant is very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers.

Canada eSIMs Nomad
Canada Value Pack eSIMs Nomad

The 1 GB Canada Nomad eSIM for 7 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 3 GB for 30 days and 10 GB for 60 days variants are very popular.

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD off (even on top of current promotions)!

If you need a lot more data, get one of the Canada eSIMs from Holafly (10 GB/30 days & 20 GB/30 days).

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© Holafly

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Note that while Bell offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) and VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi), your phone supports those features, they are not available to prepaid customers.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Bell Canada

Bell top-up vouchers are sold in Bell stores, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Canada.

The following (online) Bell top-ups are available:

Top-UpValidity
15 CAD30 days
25 CAD60 days
50 CAD60 days
100 CAD365 days
Bell Canada Top-Ups

Bell top-up vouchers have to be redeemed online.

You can also top up and check your balance on the My Bell app (Android/iOS).

Bell Canada MyBell App
© Bell Canada

Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers – Bell Canada

Bell has two data featured plans: Prepaid Voice and Data Plans (Combo) & Data Add-Ons.

I will list all the prices in CAD (Canadian Dollar).

To convert CAD to your currency (let's say USD) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Prepaid Voice and Data Plans – Bell Canada

Prepaid Voice and Data Plans are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

The following Prepaid Voice and Data Plans are available, which can be activated on the MyBell app:

PricePlanDataLocal MinutesLocal/International SMSValidity
30 CADUnlimited talk and text + 500 MB500 MBUnlimitedUnlimited1 month
40 CADUnlimited talk and text + 2 GB2.5 GBUnlimitedUnlimited1 month
45 CADUnlimited talk and text + 4.5 GB4.5 GBUnlimitedUnlimited1 month
55 CADUnlimited talk and text + 8 GB8 GBUnlimitedUnlimited1 month
Bell Canada Prepaid Voice and Data Plans
Data Add-Ons – Bell Canada

The Data Add-Ons are, as the name implies, data add-ons. They cannot be purchased as standalone plans.

The following Data Add-Ons are available, which can be activated on the MyBell app:

PriceDataValidity
10 CAD100 MB1 month
20 CAD500 MB1 month
30 CAD1 GB1 month
50 CAD2 GB1 month
Bell Canada Data Add-Ons

APN/Internet Settings – Bell Canada

  • Name: Bell
  • APN: pda.bell.ca

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Freedom Mobile Canada

Freedom Mobile Logo
© Freedom Mobile Canada

Freedom Mobile uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: N/A – never had it
  • 3G: 1700 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 600 MHz (Band 71), 700 MHz (Band 13), 1700 MHz (Band 4 & Band 66) & 2600 MHz (Band 7 & Band 38)
  • 5G NR: 1700 MHz (n66) & 3500 MHz (n78) – not for prepaid customers (yet)
  • VoLTE: Yes (but not for prepaid customers)
  • VoWiFi: Yes (but not for prepaid customers)

This is what you will learn about Freedom Mobile:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Freedom Mobile SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Freedom Mobile Canada

Freedom Mobile has the worst coverage of the nationwide operators in Canada.

Its coverage is decent to great in many urban areas, though.

While Freedom Mobile does not have native nationwide coverage, it does operate nationally (more than one state/territory – Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario & Quebec).

Below is Freedom Mobile's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

However, click here to see Freedom Mobile's official coverage map.

SIM Card Price – Freedom Mobile Canada

You can get a Freedom Mobile SIM card for 10 CAD + a 10 CAD activation fee (reduced from 30 CAD) in Freedom Mobile stores and from resellers, like grocery stores, gas stations & convenience stores. Freedom Mobile SIM cards are not sold at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL), Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ), or Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

Freedom Mobile Canada SIM Card
© Freedom Mobile Canada
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While Freedom Mobile does have eSIMs, they are (currently) not offered to prepaid customers.

As mentioned in the eSIM section earlier in this guide, I recommend getting a travel eSIM (or travel SIM card if your phone does not support eSIM) because it will be much cheaper and especially faster than anything Freedom Mobile will offer!

Therefore, if you wish to use an eSIM, you can go with the Canada (Tuque Mobile) eSIM from Airalo (1 GB/7 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 3 GB/30 days, 5 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers & 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers).

Canada Tuque Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Or get the Canada eSIMs from Nomadthe 10 GB variant is very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers.

Canada eSIMs Nomad
Canada Value Pack eSIMs Nomad

The 1 GB Canada Nomad eSIM for 7 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 3 GB for 30 days and 10 GB for 60 days variants are very popular.

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD off (even on top of current promotions)!

If you need a lot more data, get one of the Canada eSIMs from Holafly (10 GB/30 days & 20 GB/30 days).

Phone Travel Wiz x Holafly Banner
© Holafly

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Note that while Freedom Mobile offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) and VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi), if your phone supports those features, they are not available to prepaid customers.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Freedom Mobile Canada

Freedom Mobile top-up vouchers are sold in Freedom Mobile stores, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Canada.

To top up your Freedom Mobile SIM card, you would dial #7266 and follow the instructions.

Dial *123# to check your Freedom Mobile balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the Freedom Mobile My Account app (Android/iOS).

Freedom Mobile Canada Freedom Mobile My Account App
© Freedom Mobile Canada

Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers – Freedom Mobile Canada

Freedom Mobile has three data-featured plans:

I will list all the prices in CAD (Canadian Dollar).

To convert CAD to your currency (let's say USD) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

Prepaid by the Month Plans – Freedom Mobile Canada

The Prepaid by the Month plans are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

The following Prepaid by the Month are available, which can be activated on the Freedom Mobile My Account app:

PriceDataLocal MinutesLocal/International SMSValidity
24 CADN/AUnlimitedUnlimited1 month
29 CAD1.5 GBUnlimitedUnlimited1 month
39 CAD2 GBUnlimitedUnlimited1 month
Freedom Mobile Prepaid by the Month Plans
Prepaid by the Year Plan – Freedom Mobile Canada

The Prepaid by the Year plan is a combo bundle with 5 GB of data (without 5G NR access), unlimited minutes & unlimited local SMS for 12 months, costing 179 CAD.

It can be activated on the Freedom Mobile My Account app.

PriceDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidity
179 CAD5 GBUnlimitedUnlimited12 months
Freedom Mobile Canada Prepaid by the Year Plan
Data Add-On – Freedom Mobile Canada

The Data Add-On is a 1 GB data add-on valid for 1 month, costing 15 CAD. It cannot be purchased as a standalone plan.

It can be activated on the Freedom Mobile My Account app.

PriceDataValidity
15 CAD1 GB1 month

APN/Internet Settings – Freedom Mobile Canada

  • Name: Freedom Mobile
  • APN: internet.freedommobile.ca

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Chatr Mobile

Chatr Mobile Logo
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Chatr Mobile, often referred to as just Chatr or Chatr Wireless, is a Rogers discount flanker brand.

While (slightly) cheaper than Rogers itself or Fido (another Rogers prepaid flanker brand), all plan speeds are throttled to 3 Mbps – even when using 4G/LTE.

Chatr Mobile uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 850 MHz
  • 3G: 850 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 700 MHz (Band 12), 850 MHz (Band 5), 1700 MHz (Band 4 & Band 66), 1900 MHz (Band 2 & Band 25) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: N/A – Rogers does not allow Chatr Mobile, or its prepaid customers for that matter, to use 5G NR (yet)
  • VoLTE: No
  • VoWiFi: No

This is what you will learn about Chatr Mobile:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Chatr Mobile SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Chatr Mobile

Chatr Mobile is a Rogers (discount) flanker brand, meaning Chatr Mobile uses the Rogers network.

To find out what to expect in terms of coverage with Chatr Mobile, jump to the Rogers Coverage section.

SIM Card Price – Chatr Mobile

You can get a Chatr Mobile SIM card for 10 CAD in Chatr Mobile stores and from resellers, like TBooth Wireless and Wirelesswave. Chatr Mobile SIM cards are also sold at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL) and Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ).

Chatr Mobile Canada SIM Card
© Chatr Mobile
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Chatr Mobile has no eSIMs.

As mentioned in the eSIM section earlier in this guide, I recommend getting a travel eSIM (or travel SIM card if your phone does not support eSIM) because it will be much cheaper and especially faster than anything Chatr Mobile will offer!

Therefore, if you wish to use an eSIM, you can go with the Canada (Tuque Mobile) eSIM from Airalo (1 GB/7 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 3 GB/30 days, 5 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers & 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers).

Canada Tuque Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Or get the Canada eSIMs from Nomadthe 10 GB variant is very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers.

Canada eSIMs Nomad
Canada Value Pack eSIMs Nomad

The 1 GB Canada Nomad eSIM for 7 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 3 GB for 30 days and 10 GB for 60 days variants are very popular.

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD off (even on top of current promotions)!

If you need a lot more data, get one of the Canada eSIMs from Holafly (10 GB/30 days & 20 GB/30 days).

Phone Travel Wiz x Holafly Banner
© Holafly

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Note that there is no VoLTE or VoWiFi with Chatr Mobile.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Chatr Mobile

Chatr Mobile top-up vouchers are sold in Chatr Mobile stores and from resellers, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Canada.

Chatr Mobile Canada Top Up Stores
© Chatr Mobile

To top up your Chatr Mobile SIM card, you would text the VoucherCode to 611 or dial *611 and follow the instructions.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would text 123456 to 611.

Dial *225 to check your Chatr Mobile balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the My chatr app (Android/iOS).

Chatr Mobile Canada My chatr App
© Chatr Mobile

Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers – Chatr Mobile

Chatr Mobile has three data featured plans:

I will list all the prices in CAD (Canadian Dollar).

To convert CAD to your currency (let's say USD) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

Talk, Text & Data Plans – Chatr Canada

The Talk, Text & Data plans are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access @ max. 3 Mbps), minutes & SMS.

The following Talk, Text & Data are available, which can be activated on the My Chatr app:

PriceDataLocal MinutesLocal/International SMSValidity
25 CAD500 MBUnlimitedUnlimited1 month
35 CAD2.5 GBUnlimitedUnlimited1 month
40 CAD4.5 GBUnlimitedUnlimited1 month
50 CAD10 GBUnlimited 1Unlimited1 month
60 CAD15 GBUnlimited 1Unlimited1 month
70 CAD20 GBUnlimited 1Unlimited1 month

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Chatr Mobile Canada Plans
Chatr Day Pass for Talk, Text & Data Plans – Chatr Canada

The Chatr Day Pass for Talk, Text & Data Plans is a combo add-on with 250 MB (without 5G NR access @ max. 3 Mbps), unlimited local minutes & unlimited local/international SMS for 1 day costing 3 CAD.

Text BEGIN to 4962 to activate Chatr Day Pass for Talk, Text & Data Plans.

PriceDataLocal MinutesLocal/International SMSValidityActivation Code
3 CAD250 MBUnlimitedUnlimited1 dayBEGIN

Chatr Day Pass for Talk, Text & Data Plans auto-renew. To disable auto-renewal, text BREAK to 4962.

Chatr Mobile Canada Day Pass for Talk, Text & Data Plans
Chatr Data Plus – Chatr Canada

The Chatr Data Plus is a data add-on with 2 GB of data until your plan expires, costing 10 CAD. It cannot be purchased as a standalone plan.

It can be activated on the My Chatr app.

PriceDataValidity
10 CAD2 GBUntil plan expires
Chatr Mobile Canada Data Plus Add-On
© Chatr Mobile

APN/Internet Settings – Chatr Mobile

  • Name: Chatr
  • APN: chatrweb.apn

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Fido

Fido Logo
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Fido, almost never referred to as Fido Mobile, is a Rogers flanker brand.

Unlike Chatr Mobile, a Rogers discount flanker brand, your speeds will not be throttled to 3 Mbps with Fido.

Fido uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 850 MHz
  • 3G: 850 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 700 MHz (Band 12), 850 MHz (Band 5), 1700 MHz (Band 4 & Band 66), 1900 MHz (Band 2 & Band 25) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: N/A – Rogers does not allow Fido, or its prepaid customers for that matter, to use 5G NR (yet)
  • VoLTE: Yes (but not for prepaid customers)
  • VoWiFi: Yes (but not for prepaid customers)

This is what you will learn about Fido:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Fido SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Fido

Fido is a Rogers flanker brand, meaning Fido uses the Rogers network.

To find out what to expect in terms of coverage with Fido, jump to the Rogers Coverage section.

SIM Card Price – Fido

You can get a Fido SIM card for 10 CAD in Fido stores and from resellers, like grocery stores, gas stations & convenience stores. Fido SIM cards are not sold at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL), Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ), or Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

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While Fido does have eSIMs, they are (currently) not offered to prepaid customers.

As mentioned in the eSIM section earlier in this guide, I recommend getting a travel eSIM (or travel SIM card if your phone does not support eSIM) because it will be much cheaper than anything Virgin Plus will offer!

Therefore, if you wish to use an eSIM, you can go with the Canada (Tuque Mobile) eSIM from Airalo (1 GB/7 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 3 GB/30 days, 5 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers & 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers).

Canada Tuque Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Or get the Canada eSIMs from Nomadthe 10 GB variant is very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers.

Canada eSIMs Nomad
Canada Value Pack eSIMs Nomad

The 1 GB Canada Nomad eSIM for 7 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 3 GB for 30 days and 10 GB for 60 days variants are very popular.

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD off (even on top of current promotions)!

If you need a lot more data, get one of the Canada eSIMs from Holafly (10 GB/30 days & 20 GB/30 days).

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© Holafly

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Note that while Fido offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) and VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi), if your phone supports those features, they are not available to prepaid customers.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Fido

Fido top-up vouchers are sold in Fido stores, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Canada.

The following (online) Fido top-ups are available:

Top-UpValidity
10 CAD30 days
20 CAD30 days
30 CAD30 days
50 CAD60 days
100 CAD365 days
Fido Canada Top-Ups

To top up your Fido SIM card, you would dial *114*VoucherCode# or dial *868 and follow the instructions.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *114*VoucherCode#.

Dial *225 to check your Fido balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the Fido My Account app (Android/iOS).

Fido Canada Fido My Account App
© Fido

Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers – Fido

Fido has only one data-featured plan: Prepaid Plans. It is a combo bundle with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

I will list all the prices in CAD (Canadian Dollar).

To convert CAD to your currency (let's say USD) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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The following Prepaid Plans are available, which can be activated by calling 611:

PriceDataLocal MinutesLocal/International SMSValidity
15 CADN/A100 minutesUnlimited1 month
25 CADN/AUnlimitedUnlimited1 month
30 CAD500 MBUnlimitedUnlimited1 month
40 CAD2.5 GBUnlimitedUnlimited1 month
45 CAD4.5 GBUnlimitedUnlimited1 month
55 CAD8 GBUnlimitedUnlimited1 month
75 CAD10 GBUnlimitedUnlimited1 month
Fido Canada Prepaid Plans

APN/Internet Settings – Fido

  • Name: Fido
  • APN: internet.fido.ca
  • Username: fido
  • Password: fido

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Koodo

Koodo Logo
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Koodo, sometimes referred to Koodo Mobile, is a Telus flanker brand.

Unlike Lucky Mobile Canada, a Telus discount flanker brand, your speeds will not be throttled to 3 Mbps with Koodo (unless you get a 3G plan… which you should not).

To learn about Koodo's frequencies, jump back to Telus’ frequencies (but you will have no 5G NR, VoLTE, or VoWiFi access).

This is what you will learn about Koodo:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Koodo SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Koodo

Koodo is a Telus flanker brand, meaning Koodo uses the Telus network.

To find out what to expect in terms of coverage with Koodo, jump to the Telus Coverage section.

SIM Card Price – Koodo

You can get a Koodo SIM card for 20 CAD (or 10 CAD during promotions) in Koodo stores and from resellers, like grocery stores, gas stations & convenience stores. Koodo SIM cards are not sold at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL), Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ), or Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

Koodo Canada SIM Card
© Koodo
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It is also possible to get a Koodo eSIM for the same price as a regular SIM card.

However, I recommend going with a travel eSIM instead.

As mentioned in the eSIM section earlier in this guide, I recommend getting a travel eSIM (or travel SIM card if your phone does not support eSIM) because it will be much cheaper than anything Koodo will offer!

Therefore, if you wish to use an eSIM, you can go with the Canada (Tuque Mobile) eSIM from Airalo (1 GB/7 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 3 GB/30 days, 5 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers & 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers).

Canada Tuque Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Or get the Canada eSIMs from Nomadthe 10 GB variant is very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers.

Canada eSIMs Nomad
Canada Value Pack eSIMs Nomad

The 1 GB Canada Nomad eSIM for 7 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 3 GB for 30 days and 10 GB for 60 days variants are very popular.

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD off (even on top of current promotions)!

If you need a lot more data, get one of the Canada eSIMs from Holafly (10 GB/30 days & 20 GB/30 days).

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© Holafly

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Note that while Koodo offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) and VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi), if your phone supports those features, they are not available to prepaid customers.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Koodo

Koodo top-up vouchers are sold in Koodo stores, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Canada.

To top up your Koodo SIM card, you would dial *611 and follow the instructions.

Dial *611 to check your Koodo balance.

Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers – Koodo

Koodo has three data-featured plans:

I will list all the prices in CAD (Canadian Dollar).

To convert CAD to your currency (let's say USD) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

3G Base Plans – Koodo

3G Base Plans are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access @ max. 3 Mbps), minutes & SMS.

The following 3G Base Plans are available, which can be activated online:

PriceDataLocal MinutesLocal/International SMSValidity
15 CADN/A100 minutesUnlimited30 days
25 CAD500 MBUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
35 CAD2.5 GBUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
40 CAD4.5 GBUnlimited 1Unlimited30 days
50 CAD10 GBUnlimited 1Unlimited30 days
60 CAD15 GBUnlimited 1Unlimited30 days
70 CAD20 GBUnlimited 1Unlimited30 days

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Koodo Canada 3G Base Plans
4G Base Plans – Koodo

4G Base Plans are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access @ max. 100 Mbps), minutes & SMS.

The following 4G Base Plans are available, which can be activated online:

PriceDataLocal MinutesLocal/International SMSValidity
30 CAD500 MBUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
40 CAD2.5 GBUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
45 CAD4.5 GBUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
55 CAD7.5 GBUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
75 CAD9.5 GBUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
Koodo Canada 4G Base Plans
Data Booster Add-Ons – Koodo

The Data Booster Add-Ons are, as the name implies, data add-ons. They cannot be purchased as standalone plans.

The following Data Booster Add-Ons are available, which can be activated online:

PriceDataValidity
10 CAD100 MBNo expiry
20 CAD500 MBNo expiry
30 CAD1 GBNo expiry
Koodo Canada Data Booster Add-Ons

APN/Internet Settings – Koodo

  • Name: Koodo
  • APN: sp.koodo.com

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Lucky Mobile Canada

Lucky Mobile Canada Logo
© Lucky Mobile Canada

Lucky Mobile Canada, just Lucky Mobile, is a Bell Canada discount flanker brand.

While (slightly) cheaper than Bell itself or Virgin Plus (formerly Virgin Mobile Canada – another Bell flanker brand), all plan speeds are throttled to 3 Mbps – even when using 4G/LTE.

To learn about Lucky Mobile's frequencies, jump back to Bell Canada’s frequencies (but you will have no 5G NR, VoLTE, or VoWiFi access).

This is what you will learn about Lucky Mobile:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Lucky Mobile SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Lucky Mobile Canada

Lucky Mobile is a Bell Canada MVNO, meaning Lucky Mobile uses the Bell Canada network.

To find out what to expect in terms of coverage with Lucky Mobile, jump to the Bell Canada Coverage section.

SIM Card Price – Lucky Mobile Canada

You can get a Lucky Mobile SIM card for 20 CAD from resellers, like Dollarama, Post Offices & Walmart Shop. Lucky Mobile SIM cards are not sold at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL), Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ), or Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

Lucky Mobile Canada Stores
© Lucky Mobile Canada
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It is also possible to get a Lucky Mobile eSIM for the same price as a regular SIM card.

However, I recommend going with a travel eSIM instead.

As mentioned in the eSIM section earlier in this guide, I recommend getting a travel eSIM (or travel SIM card if your phone does not support eSIM) because it will be much cheaper and especially faster than anything Lucky Mobile will offer!

Therefore, if you wish to use an eSIM, you can go with the Canada (Tuque Mobile) eSIM from Airalo (1 GB/7 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 3 GB/30 days, 5 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers & 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers).

Canada Tuque Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Or get the Canada eSIMs from Nomadthe 10 GB variant is very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers.

Canada eSIMs Nomad
Canada Value Pack eSIMs Nomad

The 1 GB Canada Nomad eSIM for 7 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 3 GB for 30 days and 10 GB for 60 days variants are very popular.

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD off (even on top of current promotions)!

If you need a lot more data, get one of the Canada eSIMs from Holafly (10 GB/30 days & 20 GB/30 days).

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© Holafly

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Note that there is no VoLTE or VoWiFi with Lucky Mobile.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Lucky Mobile Canada

Lucky Mobile top-up vouchers are sold in grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Canada.

Lucky Mobile Canada Top Up Partners
© Lucky Mobile Canada

The following (online) Lucky Mobile top-ups are available:

  • 15 CAD
  • 20 CAD
  • 25 CAD
  • 50 CAD
  • 100 CAD
Lucky Mobile Canada SIM Card
© Lucky Mobile Canada

To top up your Lucky Mobile SIM card, you would dial #111 and follow the instructions.

Dial #58249 to check your Lucky Mobile balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the Lucky Mobile My Account (Android/iOS).

Lucky Mobile Canada Lucky Mobile My Account App
© Lucky Mobile Canada

Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers – Lucky Mobile Canada

Lucky Mobile has two data featured plans: Plans (combo) & Data Add-On.

I will list all the prices in CAD (Canadian Dollar).

To convert CAD to your currency (let's say USD) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Plans – Lucky Mobile Canada

The Plans are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access @ max. 3 Mbps), minutes & SMS.

The following Plans are available, which can be activated online:

PricePlanDataLocal MinutesLocal/International SMSValidity
15 CAD100 Minutes Canada-Wide Calling PlanN/A100 minutesUnlimited1 month
15 CADCanada-Wide Data Only Plan – 500 MB500 MBN/AN/A1 month
25 CADUnlimited Canada-Wide Canada Plan – 500 MB500 MBUnlimitedUnlimited1 month
35 CADUnlimited Canada-Wide Calling Plan – 2.5 GB2.5 GBUnlimitedUnlimited1 month
40 CADUnlimited Canada-Wide Calling Plan – 4.5 GB4.5 GBUnlimitedUnlimited1 month
50 CADUnlimited Canada-Wide & US Calling Plan – 10 GB10 GBUnlimited 1Unlimited1 month
60 CADUnlimited Canada-Wide & US Calling Plan – 15 GB15 GBUnlimited 1Unlimited1 month
70 CADUnlimited Canada-Wide & US Calling Plan – 20 GB20 GBUnlimited 1Unlimited1 month
Lucky Mobile Canada Plans
Data Add-On – Lucky Mobile Canada

Data Add-On is a 2 GB data add-on valid for 1 month, costing 15 CAD. They cannot be purchased as standalone plans AND are only available for plans costing 25 CAD or more.

The Data Add-On can be activated online:

PriceDataValidity
15 CAD2 GB1 month
Lucky Mobile Canada Data Add-On

APN/Internet Settings – Lucky Mobile Canada

  • Name: Lucky Mobile
  • APN: connect

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PC Mobile Canada

PC Mobile Canada Logo
© PC Mobile Canada

PC Mobile Canada, just PC Mobile, is a Bell Canada MVNO.

It is the mobile brand by the supermarket chain Presiden't Choice (or Le choix du Président in Quebec).

To learn about PC Mobile's frequencies, jump back to Bell Canada’s frequencies (but you will have no 5G NR, VoLTE or VoWiFi access).

This is what you will learn about PC Mobile:

* Coverage
* How to Get a PC Mobile SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – PC Mobile Canada

PC Mobile is a Bell Canada MVNO, meaning PC Mobile uses the Bell Canada network.

To find out what to expect in terms of coverage with PC Mobile, jump to the Bell Canada Coverage section.

SIM Card Price – PC Mobile Canada

You can get a PC Mobile SIM card for 10 CAD from resellers, like Fortinos, Loblaws & The Mobile Shop. PC Mobile SIM cards are not sold at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL), Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ), or Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

PC Mobile Canada Stores
© PC Mobile Canada
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PC Mobile has no eSIMs.

As mentioned in the eSIM section earlier in this guide, I recommend getting a travel eSIM (or travel SIM card if your phone does not support eSIM) because it will be much cheaper than anything PC Mobile will offer!

Therefore, if you wish to use an eSIM, you can go with the Canada (Tuque Mobile) eSIM from Airalo (1 GB/7 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 3 GB/30 days, 5 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers & 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers).

Canada Tuque Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Or get the Canada eSIMs from Nomadthe 10 GB variant is very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers.

Canada eSIMs Nomad
Canada Value Pack eSIMs Nomad

The 1 GB Canada Nomad eSIM for 7 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 3 GB for 30 days and 10 GB for 60 days variants are very popular.

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD off (even on top of current promotions)!

If you need a lot more data, get one of the Canada eSIMs from Holafly (10 GB/30 days & 20 GB/30 days).

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© Holafly

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Note that there is no VoLTE or VoWiFi with PC Mobile.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – PC Mobile Canada

PC Mobile top-up vouchers are sold in grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Canada.

PC Mobile Canada SIM Card
© PC Mobile Canada

The following (online) PC Mobile top-ups are available:

Top-UpValidity
15 CAD30 days
25 CAD60 days
100 CAD365 days
PC Mobile Canada Top Up Cards
© PC Mobile Canada

To top up your PC Mobile SIM card, you would dial #7266 and follow the instructions.

Dial #7266 to check your PC Mobile balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the My PC mobile (Prepaid) (Android/iOS).

PC Mobile Canada My PC mobile (Prepaid) App
© PC Mobile Canada

Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers – PC Mobile Canada

PC Mobile has two data featured plans: Plans (combo) & Data Add-Ons.

I will list all the prices in CAD (Canadian Dollar).

To convert CAD to your currency (let's say USD) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Plans – PC Mobile Canada

The Plans are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

The following Plans are available, which can be activated My PC mobile (Prepaid) app:

PriceDataLocal MinutesLocal SMSValidity
20 CADN/AUnlimitedUnlimited1 month
30 CAD1 GBUnlimitedUnlimited1 month
40 CAD4 GBUnlimitedUnlimited1 month
50 CAD9 GBUnlimitedUnlimited1 month
PC Mobile Canada Plans
Data Add-Ons – PC Mobile Canada

Data Add-Ons are, as the name implies, data add-ons. They cannot be purchased as standalone plans AND are only available for the 50 CAD plan.

The following Data Add-Ons are available, which can be activated My PC mobile (Prepaid) app:

PriceDataValidity
10 CAD1 GB1 month
20 CAD2 GB1 month

APN/Internet Settings – PC Mobile Canada

  • Name: Internet
  • APN: pda.bell.ca

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Petro-Canada Mobility

Petro-Canada Mobility Canada
© Petro-Canada Mobility

Petro-Canada Mobility is a Rogers MVNO.

It is the mobile brand by Petro-Canada – the retail brand of Suncor Energy.

To learn about Petro-Canada Mobility's frequencies, jump back to Rogers' frequencies (but you will have no 4G/LTE, 5G NR, VoLTE or VoWiFi access).

This is what you will learn about Petro-Canada Mobility:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Petro-Canada Mobility SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Petro-Canada Mobility

Petro-Canada Mobility is a Rogers MVNO, meaning Petro-Canada Mobility uses the Rogers network.

To find out what to expect in terms of coverage with Petro-Canada Mobility, jump to the Rogers Coverage section.

SIM Card Price – Petro-Canada Mobility

You can get a Petro-Canada Mobility SIM card for 10 CAD in Petro-Canada gas stations. Petro-Canada Mobility SIM cards are not sold at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL), Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ), or Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

Petro-Canada Mobility Canada SIM Card
© Petro-Canada Mobility
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Petro-Canada Mobility has no eSIMs.

As mentioned in the eSIM section earlier in this guide, I recommend getting a travel eSIM (or travel SIM card if your phone does not support eSIM) because it will be much cheaper and especially faster than anything Petro-Canada Mobility will offer!

Therefore, if you wish to use an eSIM, you can go with the Canada (Tuque Mobile) eSIM from Airalo (1 GB/7 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 3 GB/30 days, 5 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers & 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers).

Canada Tuque Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Or get the Canada eSIMs from Nomadthe 10 GB variant is very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers.

Canada eSIMs Nomad
Canada Value Pack eSIMs Nomad

The 1 GB Canada Nomad eSIM for 7 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 3 GB for 30 days and 10 GB for 60 days variants are very popular.

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD off (even on top of current promotions)!

If you need a lot more data, get one of the Canada eSIMs from Holafly (10 GB/30 days & 20 GB/30 days).

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© Holafly

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Note that there is no VoLTE or VoWiFi with Petro-Canada Mobility.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Petro-Canada Mobility

Petro-Canada Mobility top-up vouchers are sold in Petro-Canada gas stations throughout Canada.

The following (online) Petro-Canada Mobility top-ups are available:

Top-UpValidity
15 CAD30 days
25 CAD120 days
30 CAD120 days
40 CAD120 days
50 CAD180 days
100 CAD365 days
Petro-Canada Mobility Canada Top-Ups
© Petro-Canada Mobility

To top up your Petro-Canada Mobility SIM card, you would dial *888*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *888*123456#.

Dial *777*1# to check your Petro-Canada Mobility balance.

Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers – Petro-Canada Mobility

Petro-Canada Mobility has only data-featured plan: Talk, Text & Data. It is a combo bundle with data (without 4G/LTE & 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

I will list all the prices in CAD (Canadian Dollar).

To convert CAD to your currency (let's say USD) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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The following Talk, Text & Data plans are available, which can be activated online:

PriceDataLocal MinutesLocal/International SMSValidity
35 CAD2 GBUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
40 CAD5 GBUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
45 CAD7 GBUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
55 CAD9 GBUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
Petro-Canada Mobility Canada Talk, Text & Data Plans

APN/Internet Settings – Petro-Canada Mobility

  • Name: Petro-Canada
  • APN: rogers-core-appl1.apn

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Public Mobile Canada

Public Mobile Logo
© Public Mobile

Public Mobile Canada, just Public Mobile, is a Telus discount flanker brand.

While (slightly) cheaper than Telus itself or Koodo (another Telus flanker brand), all plan speeds are throttled to 3 Mbps – even when using 4G/LTE.

To learn about Public Mobile's frequencies, jump back to Telus’ frequencies (but you will have no 5G NR, VoLTE or VoWiFi access).

This is what you will learn about Public Mobile:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Public Mobile SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Public Mobile Canada

Public Mobile is a (discount) Telus flanker brand, meaning Public Mobile uses the Telus network.

To find out what to expect in terms of coverage with Public Mobile, jump to the Telus Coverage section.

SIM Card Price – Public Mobile Canada

You can get a Public Mobile SIM card for 10 CAD in Public Mobile stores and from resellers, like WOW! Mobile Boutique. Public Mobile SIM cards are not sold at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL), Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ), or Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

Public Mobile Canada SIM Card
© Public Mobile
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Public Mobile has no eSIMs.

As mentioned in the eSIM section earlier in this guide, I recommend getting a travel eSIM (or travel SIM card if your phone does not support eSIM) because it will be much cheaper and especially faster than anything Public Mobile will offer!

Therefore, if you wish to use an eSIM, you can go with the Canada (Tuque Mobile) eSIM from Airalo (1 GB/7 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 3 GB/30 days, 5 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers & 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers).

Canada Tuque Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Or get the Canada eSIMs from Nomadthe 10 GB variant is very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers.

Canada eSIMs Nomad
Canada Value Pack eSIMs Nomad

The 1 GB Canada Nomad eSIM for 7 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 3 GB for 30 days and 10 GB for 60 days variants are very popular.

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD off (even on top of current promotions)!

If you need a lot more data, get one of the Canada eSIMs from Holafly (10 GB/30 days & 20 GB/30 days).

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© Holafly

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Note that there is no VoLTE or VoWiFi with Public Mobile.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Public Mobile Canada

Public Mobile top-up vouchers are sold in Public Mobile stores and from resellers, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Canada.

Public Mobile Canada Top-Up Voucher Stores
© Public Mobile

To top up your Public Mobile SIM card, you would dial *611, select option 1, select option 1 again, and enter the VoucherCode.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would *611, select option 1, select option 1 again, and enter 123456.

Dial *611 to check your Public Mobile balance.

Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers – Public Mobile Canada

Public Mobile has two data featured plans: Prepaid Plans (combo) & Data Add-Ons.

I will list all the prices in CAD (Canadian Dollar).

To convert CAD to your currency (let's say USD) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Prepaid Plans – Public Mobile Canada

The Prepaid Plans are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access @ max. 3 Mbps), minutes & SMS.

The following Prepaid Plans are available, which can be activated online:

PriceDataLocal MinutesLocal/International SMSValidity
15 CADN/A100 minutesUnlimited30 days
25 CAD500 MBUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
35 CAD2.5 GBUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
40 CAD4.5 GBUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
50 CAD10 GBUnlimited 1Unlimited30 days
60 CAD15 GBUnlimited 1Unlimited30 days
70 CAD20 GBUnlimited 1Unlimited30 days

1 also to the United States

Public Mobile Canada Plans
Data Add-Ons – Public Mobile Canada

Data Add-Ons are, as the name implies, data add-ons. They cannot be purchased as standalone plans.

The following Data Add-Ons are available, which can be activated online:

PriceData
5 CAD200 MB
15 CAD1 GB
Public Mobile Canada Data Add-Ons

APN/Internet Settings – Public Mobile Canada

  • Name: Public Mobile
  • APN: sp.mb.com

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SpeakOut 7-Eleven

SpeakOut 7-Eleven Canada Logo
© SpeakOut 7-Eleven

SpeakOut 7-Eleven, often referred to SpeakOut 7-Eleven and not to be confused with SpeakOut in Malaysia, is a Rogers MVNO.

It is the mobile brand by the convenience store chain 7-Eleven.

To learn about SpeakOut 7-Eleven's frequencies, jump back to Rogers' frequencies (but you will have no 4G/LTE, 5G NR, VoLTE or VoWiFi access).

This is what you will learn about SpeakOut 7-Eleven:

* Coverage
* How to Get a SpeakOut 7-Eleven SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – SpeakOut 7-Eleven

SpeakOut 7-Eleven is a Rogers MVNO, meaning SpeakOut 7-Eleven uses the Rogers network.

To find out what to expect in terms of coverage with SpeakOut 7-Eleven, jump to the Rogers Coverage section.

SIM Card Price – SpeakOut 7-Eleven

You can get a SpeakOut 7-Eleven SIM card for 10 CAD in 7-Elevens. SpeakOut 7-Eleven SIM cards are not sold at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL), Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ), or Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

SpeakOut 7-Eleven Canada SIM Card
© SpeakOut 7-Eleven
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SpeakOut 7-Eleven has no eSIMs.

As mentioned in the eSIM section earlier in this guide, I recommend getting a travel eSIM (or travel SIM card if your phone does not support eSIM) because it will be much cheaper and especially faster than anything SpeakOut 7-Eleven will offer!

Therefore, if you wish to use an eSIM, you can go with the Canada (Tuque Mobile) eSIM from Airalo (1 GB/7 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 3 GB/30 days, 5 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers & 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers).

Canada Tuque Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Or get the Canada eSIMs from Nomadthe 10 GB variant is very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers.

Canada eSIMs Nomad
Canada Value Pack eSIMs Nomad

The 1 GB Canada Nomad eSIM for 7 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 3 GB for 30 days and 10 GB for 60 days variants are very popular.

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD off (even on top of current promotions)!

If you need a lot more data, get one of the Canada eSIMs from Holafly (10 GB/30 days & 20 GB/30 days).

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© Holafly

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Note that there is no VoLTE or VoWiFi with SpeakOut 7-Eleven.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – SpeakOut 7-Eleven

SpeakOut 7-Eleven top-up vouchers are sold in 7-Elevens throughout Canada.

The following (online) SpeakOut 7-Eleven top-ups are available:

Top-UpValidity
25 CAD365 days
35 CAD365 days
50 CAD365 days
100 CAD365 days

To top up your SpeakOut 7-Eleven SIM card, you would dial *888*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *888*123456#.

Dial *777# to check your SpeakOut 7-Eleven balance.

Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers – SpeakOut 7-Eleven

SpeakOut 7-Eleven has two data featured plans: Basic Plans (combo) & Smartphone Plans (combo).

I will list all the prices in CAD (Canadian Dollar).

To convert CAD to your currency (let's say USD) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Basic Plans – SpeakOut 7-Eleven

The Basic Plans are combo bundles with data (without 4G/LTE & 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

The following Basic Plans are available, which can be activated online:

PricePlanDataLocal MinutesLocal/International SMSValidity
10 CADUnlimited Text PlanN/AN/AUnlimited30 days
10 CAD100 MB Data Plan100 MBN/AN/A30 days
20 CAD200 Minutes w/ Unlimited Text PlanN/A200 minutesUnlimited30 days
25 CAD300 Minutes w/ Unlimited Text PlanN/A300 minutesUnlimited30 days
SpeakOut 7-Eleven Canada 30 Day Basic Cell Phone Plans
Smartphone Plans – SpeakOut 7-Eleven

The Smartphone Plans are combo bundles with data (without 4G/LTE & 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

The following Smartphone Plans are available, which can be activated online:

PriceDataLocal MinutesLocal/International SMSValidity
25 CAD1 GBN/AN/A30 days
35 CAD2 GBUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
40 CAD5 GBUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
45 CAD7 GBUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
55 CAD9 GBUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
SpeakOut 7-Eleven Canada 30 Day Smartphone Plans

APN/Internet Settings – SpeakOut 7-Eleven

  • Name: SpeakOut
  • APN: rogers-core-appl1.apn

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Virgin Plus (formerly Virgin Mobile Canada)

Virgin Plus Canada Logo Plus
© Virgin Plus

Virgin Plus, formerly Virgin Mobile Canada, is a Bell Canada flanker brand.

Virgin Mobile, as a brand, is also active in Canada, Colombia, Ireland, Kuwait, Poland, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates & the United Kingdom.

To learn about Virgin Plus' frequencies, jump back to Bell Canada’s frequencies (but you will have no 5G NR, VoLTE or VoWiFi access).

This is what you will learn about Virgin Plus:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Virgin Plus SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Virgin Plus (formerly Virgin Mobile Canada)

Virgin Plus is a Bell Canada flanker brand, meaning Virgin Plus uses the Bell Canada network.

To find out what to expect in terms of coverage with Virgin Plus, jump to the Bell Canada Coverage section.

SIM Card Price – Virgin Plus (formerly Virgin Mobile Canada)

You can get a Virgin Plus SIM card for 10 CAD in Virgin Plus stores and from resellers like The Source. Virgin Plus SIM cards are not sold at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL), Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ), or Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

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It is also possible to get a Virgin Plus eSIM for the same price as a regular SIM card.

However, I recommend going with a travel eSIM instead.

As mentioned in the eSIM section earlier in this guide, I recommend getting a travel eSIM (or travel SIM card if your phone does not support eSIM) because it will be much cheaper than anything Virgin Plus will offer!

Therefore, if you wish to use an eSIM, you can go with the Canada (Tuque Mobile) eSIM from Airalo (1 GB/7 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 3 GB/30 days, 5 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers & 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers).

Canada Tuque Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Or get the Canada eSIMs from Nomadthe 10 GB variant is very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers.

Canada eSIMs Nomad
Canada Value Pack eSIMs Nomad

The 1 GB Canada Nomad eSIM for 7 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 3 GB for 30 days and 10 GB for 60 days variants are very popular.

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD off (even on top of current promotions)!

If you need a lot more data, get one of the Canada eSIMs from Holafly (10 GB/30 days & 20 GB/30 days).

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© Holafly

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Note that while Virgin Plus offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) and VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi), if your phone supports those features, they are not available to prepaid customers.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Virgin Plus (formerly Virgin Mobile Canada)

Virgin Plus top-up vouchers are sold in Virgin Plus stores and from resellers, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Canada.

To top up your Virgin Plus SIM card, you would dial #111 and follow the instructions.

Dial #999 to check your Virgin Plus balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on theVirgin Plus My Account app (Android/iOS).

Virgin Plus Canada Virgin Plus My Account App
© Virgin Plus

Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers – Virgin Plus (formerly Virgin Mobile Canada)

Virgin Plus has two data featured plans: Monthly Plans (combo) & Data Add-Ons.

I will list all the prices in CAD (Canadian Dollar).

To convert CAD to your currency (let's say USD) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Monthly Plans – Virgin Plus (formerly Virgin Mobile Canada)

The Monthly Plans are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

The following Monthly Plans are available, which can be activated Virgin Plus My Account app:

PriceDataLocal MinutesLocal/International SMSValidity
15 CADN/AUnlimitedUnlimited1 month
25 CADN/AUnlimitedUnlimited1 month
30 CAD500 MBUnlimitedUnlimited1 month
40 CAD2.5 GBUnlimitedUnlimited1 month
45 CAD4.5 GBUnlimitedUnlimited1 month
55 CAD8 GBUnlimitedUnlimited1 month
75 CAD10 GBUnlimitedUnlimited1 month
Virgin Plus Canada Monthly Plans
Data Add-Ons – Virgin Plus (formerly Virgin Mobile Canada)

Data Add-Ons are, as the name implies, data add-ons. They cannot be purchased as standalone plans.

The following Data Add-Ons are available, which can be activated Virgin Plus My Account app:

PriceDataValidity
15 CAD250 MB1 month
20 CAD500 MB1 month
28/30 CAD1 GB1 month
Virgin Plus Canada Data Add-Ons

APN/Internet Settings – Virgin Plus (formerly Virgin Mobile Canada)

  • Name: Virgin Mobile
  • APN: pda.bell.ca

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Looking for the best companies and gadgets to enhance your travel experience

Check out my travel resources page for the best companies to use when you travel!

Save money with international SIM cards, on plane tickets, bus rides, cruises & accommodation.

Besides that, I also list services and items I use to make my life easier – and I believe they will help you too!

Start Your Own Online Business – Make Money While Traveling

Do you want to learn how I started an online business that allows me to generate income while traveling?

In my starting an online business guide, I tell you which tools, services & products I have for this site and my YouTube channel.

If I can start a business about something I am passionate about (phone travel), then you can do it too!

Learn About Your Phone Travel Options

You can buy local prepaid SIM cardsinternational SIM cardsmobile hotspots, or roam internationally.

Each of these options has its pros and cons. Learn more about them, and find the best option for you.

Phone Travel Tips, Tricks & Hacks

I have written many articles with tips and hacks to save money on mobile costs while abroad. You surely want to check them out!

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A lot of useful videos are uploaded multiple times a week, and you do not want to miss out on them!

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Who is the guy behind Phone Travel Wiz? Well, find out on the Ernest Adu about page!