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SIM Cards in Canada: The Best Prepaid Plans | 2024 Guide

Canada, known for its stunning landscapes, love for ice hockey, and encounters with friendly moose that might leave marks on your car, stands as the second-largest country globally. From canoeing along Moraine Lake in Banff National Park, Alberta, to strolling peaceful Stanley Park in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada provides travelers with many unforgettable experiences that they will treasure forever.

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Traveling in Canada is truly rewarding with so much to see and experience. Toronto's iconic CN Tower stands as an icon, while Quebec City's Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac showcases historical grandeur. These are just two highlights, as Canada offers plenty more attractions that await discovery—truly making this country an alluring tourist spot!

Though Canada may seem attractive, its allure does not come without budget considerations like some Southeast Asian nations. Living costs, including domestic flights and mobile data rates for prepaid Canada SIM card users, rank among some of the highest globally. Surprisingly, even compared to the United States, Canada's mobile data costs can be significantly higher.

However, amid these challenges, obtaining a Canadian SIM card remains relatively affordable. Major carriers like Rogers, Telus, Bell, Freedom Mobile, Chatr Mobile, Fido, PC Mobile, Public Mobile, Petro-Canada Mobility, and Virgin Plus (formerly Mobile) offer SIM cards starting at 10 CAD, with Koodo and Lucky Mobile priced at 20 CAD. These SIM cards are readily available at airports, including Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ), ensuring convenient access for travelers.

Use the Wise Currency Converter tool for up-to-date exchange rates between the Canadian Dollar and your currency.

Despite the reasonable initial cost of SIM cards, data plans can quickly add up. For instance, acquiring 1.5 GB of data may require a minimum investment of 29 CAD with potential speed throttling by some providers, a frustrating reality for many Canadians navigating the telecom market. 

In this comprehensive guide, we delve into the intricacies of purchasing and using a SIM card in Canada, equipping you with essential knowledge for your travels. Let us dive in.

Buying a SIM Card in Canada

Anyone residing or visiting Canada can purchase a SIM card without restrictions from major mobile operators like Rogers, Telus, Bell, and Freedom Mobile as well as from Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) like Chatr Mobile, Fido Koodo Mobile, Lucky PC Mobile, Petro-Canada Mobility, Public Mobile, SpeakOut 7-Eleven, and Virgin Plus (formerly Virgin Mobile).

To maximize the experience with your Canadian SIM card, it is also necessary to have a mobile phone that supports all frequencies used within Canada. Furthermore, having an unlocked device with no SIM lock functionality will facilitate effortless use.

Can You Use Your Phone in Canada?

Canada relies mainly on GSM technology for mobile communications, making CDMA phones incompatible with Canadian networks. While most phones nowadays support GSM technology, understanding your phone's compatibility beyond Canada requires understanding ITU Regions.

ITU Regions categorize frequency usage worldwide. Canada falls under American frequencies (ITU Region 2), which covers South, Central, and North America SIM cards as well as the Caribbean region. Phones designed specifically to operate seamlessly within Region 2 countries usually function smoothly there as well.

Africa, Asia, Europe, and Oceania operate under European frequencies (ITU Regions 1 & 3). Phones manufactured within these regions will work seamlessly across Region 1 & 3 territories for increased compatibility between phone models from these areas and country frequency standards in use in these territories.

Travelers or residents from Regions 1 & 3, particularly low- to medium-end devices without Tri-Band or Quad-Band support, who use Canadian networks may encounter obstacles and connectivity limitations to slower networks like 3G or 2G service.

Medium- to high-end devices featuring Tri-Band or Quad-Band support may still access Canadian networks with some restrictions; such devices have access to 4G/LTE networks in Canada for enhanced connectivity and performance.

Mobile Operators, Networks & Frequencies in Canada

Canada boasts a robust mobile communications landscape, featuring four major nationwide mobile operators and nine Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) that cater to prepaid services, ensuring convenient access for 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)
  • PC Mobile Canada (Bell Canada MVNO)
  • Petro-Canada Mobility (Rogers MVNO)
  • Public Mobile Canada (Telus Sub-Brand)
  • SpeakOut (Wireless) 7-Eleven (Rogers MVNO)
  • Virgin Plus (formerly Virgin Mobile Canada – Bell Canada Sub-Brand)

These operators utilize various frequencies across different generations of mobile technology 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), and 2600 MHz (Band 7 & Band 38)
  • 5G NR: While 5G NR frequencies such as 600 MHz (n71), 1700 MHz (n66), 2500 MHz (n41), 2600 MHz (n38), and 3500 MHz (n78) are available, they are not yet accessible for prepaid customers.

Can You Use Your Phone Abroad?

To verify your phone's compatibility with Canadian networks, you can visit Kimovil or Will My Phone Work. While the latter is user-friendly, it may not cover newer phones or 5G NR compatibility.

Ensure your phone is unlocked; otherwise, you will be restricted to your home operator's SIM card, necessitating international data roaming or purchasing a compatible unlocked phone.

For a detailed understanding of international roaming, refer to my comprehensive guide. Additionally, learn about the hidden reasons behind expensive roaming charges in this insightful article.

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

Before the widespread adoption of 4G/LTE in Canada, some mobile operators marketed HSPA+ as “4G HSPA+” to create the impression of 4G/LTE experiences, although HSPA+ is technically 3.75G and not true 4G/LTE.

It is crucial to understand that 4G HSPA+ is essentially fast 3G rather than genuine 4G/LTE, despite ongoing mentions or highlights of 4G HSPA+ coverage by mobile operators.

While the major nationwide operators now focus on true 4G/LTE networks covering over 90% of the Canadian population, some flanker brands, MVNOs, and resellers still emphasize 4G HSPA+ coverage.

If offered a reasonably priced 4G HSPA+ plan, bear in mind that it may only provide 3G speeds, often capped at 3 Mbps. As technology evolves and 5G NR becomes more available, you should not be surprised if mobile operators market 4G/LTE+ as 5G LTE+.

VoLTE & VoWiFi in Canada

VoLTE (Voice over LTE, also known as HD Voice) and VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi, also known as WiFi calling) are available in Canada and offered by all major nationwide mobile operators. However, these services are not accessible to prepaid SIM card customers.

For prepaid users, making calls in Canada will result in a downgrade to 2G or 3G networks, unlike customers with VoLTE-supported operators who can maintain higher-quality calls over LTE.

VoWiFi enables calls over a WiFi connection rather than relying solely on cellular networks, providing an alternative option for voice communication.

5G NR in Canada

Commercial 5G NR has been accessible in Canada since early 2020, operating on the networks of Rogers, Telus, Bell, and Freedom Mobile. However, 5G NR remains inaccessible to prepaid customers, including those using MVNO services, within Canada.

Best SIM Card in Canada

If you are looking for the best SIM card in Canada, I would suggest going with Telus or Koodo. Telus has exceptional coverage and boasts the fastest speeds nationwide. On the other hand, Koodo offers access to the Telus network (excluding 5G NR) at a more budget-friendly price point.

It is important to note that both Telus and Koodo place a speed cap of 100 Mbps on prepaid customers, which can affect activities requiring high data speeds.

Best eSIM in Canada

I would choose an eSIM anytime over a traditional SIM card, no matter which country I am visiting. There is something about running around looking for a physical store that does not sit right with me. Plus, I would have to open up my SIM slot on the phone, which is not always ideal. 

When it comes to eSIM options for prepaid customers in Canada, Telus, Bell, Koodo, and Virgin Plus have you covered. They offer eSIMs, which can be a convenient choice for managing your mobile services. However, it is worth noting that Rogers, Freedom Mobile, Fido, and Public Mobile currently do not offer eSIMs to prepaid customers.

The cost of mobile data in Canada is notoriously high, making it a significant consideration for users. This will be discussed in more detail in the Canada Mobile Speeds, Mobile Internet Prices & Insight section.

Even when compared to many Caribbean countries, which are island countries, Canada's rates can seem exorbitant. Additionally, some mobile operators throttle prepaid speeds, particularly flanker brands and MVNOs, leading to speeds as low as 3 Mbps in some cases. This is surprising considering even Cuba, with its technological limitations, can offer faster speeds.

Interestingly, international travelers roaming on Canadian networks, excluding some American and Mexican SIM cards, do not typically face such aggressive speed throttling. This also applies to travel eSIM providers like Airalo, Holafly, and Nomad.

For example, you might have to pay at least 29 CAD for 1.5 GB of data in Canada, excluding the SIM card cost. In contrast, Tuque Mobile eSIM (Airalo) offers 5 GB for 25 USD, Holafly eSIM provides 10 GB for 34 USD, and Nomad eSIM offers 5 GB for 24 USD, all at more affordable rates.

Not to get too in-depth on eSIMs, but if you want more information including some unlimited data offerings, please check out my Airalo eSIM, Holafly eSIM, and Nomad eSIM articles. 

If your phone supports an eSIM, opting for one of these travel eSIMs can save you a significant amount of money, especially considering the data offerings compared to local prepaid SIM card options.

If your phone does not support eSIMs, you can explore international SIM cards for Canada, which start at 45 CAD but offer more data than local options and can be used in Mexico and the United States as well.

While there are various eSIM providers, I have personally tried and had positive experiences with Airalo, Holafly, and Nomad. They not only offer reasonable prices but also reliable services, making them worth considering for travelers.

For more detailed information about the best eSIMs for Canada, check out my Canada eSIM buying guide, which offers comprehensive insights specifically tailored to eSIM users.

SIM Card Registration in Canada

In Canada, there is no requirement for SIM card registration using passport information. If you are curious about countries with such regulations and what they require from you, you can use this lookup tool to find specific details.

Canada Mobile Speeds, Mobile Internet Prices & Insights

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Canadian Prepaid SIM Cards

Below, I will walk you through the offerings of 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, and Virgin Plus (formerly Virgin Mobile Canada). 

Let us dive into what Canada has in store.

Rogers (Wireless)

Coverage

Rogers offers the most extensive 5G NR coverage in Canada, a fact corroborated by Opensignal. You can check out Rogers' official coverage map here.

SIM Card Price

Rogers SIM cards can be found for purchase at Rogers stores as well as various resellers such as grocery stores, gas stations, and convenience stores for an average cost of 10 CAD each. 

Rogers also offers eSIMs, but they are not yet available to prepaid customers. 

Recharge/top-up details

Rogers top-up vouchers are widely available in Rogers stores, grocery stores, corner shops, and electronics shops across Canada. To recharge your Rogers SIM card, simply dial *114, *611, *868, or 1-800-575-9090 and follow the instructions.

To check your Rogers balance, dial *225.

Additionally, you can conveniently manage recharges and check your balance using the MyRogers app available for Android and iOS devices.

Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers

Rogers offers two types of data-featured prepaid plans: Monthly Plans (combo) and Semi-Annual Plans (combo).

Telus (Mobility)

Coverage

Telus provides the most reliable 4G/LTE coverage in Canada. 

SIM Card Price

Telus SIM cards are available for purchase at Telus stores and various resellers such as grocery stores, gas stations, and convenience stores, typically priced at 15 CAD. Additionally, Telus SIM cards can be found at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport.

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check

Telus top-up vouchers are widely available in Telus stores, grocery stores, corner shops, and electronics shops across Canada.

To recharge your Telus SIM card, or check your balance, dial #123, select option 1, and enter the VoucherCode. 

Additionally, you can conveniently manage recharges and check your balance using the My Telus app available for Android and iOS devices.

Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers

Telus offers three types of data-featured Canada prepaid SIM card plans, monthly plans, long-term plans, and data add-ons. 

Bell (Mobility) Canada

Coverage

Bell boasts the most robust 4G/LTE coverage across Canada. You can view Bell's official coverage map by clicking here.

SIM Card Price

Bell SIM cards are available for purchase at Bell stores and various resellers such as grocery stores, gas stations, and convenience stores, typically priced at 10 CAD. 

Additionally, Bell offers eSIMs at the same price as regular SIM cards, providing customers with the convenience of digital activation.

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check

Bell top-up vouchers are available for purchase at Bell stores, grocery stores, corner shops, and electronics shops across Canada. These vouchers must be redeemed online.

Alternatively, you can also top up and check your balance using the My Bell app, available on both Android and iOS platforms.

Plans, Packages, Bundles

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

Freedom Mobile Canada

Coverage

Freedom Mobile's coverage is considered the weakest among the nationwide operators in Canada. However, its coverage is decent to great in many urban areas across the country. 

Although Freedom Mobile does not have native nationwide coverage, it operates nationally, spanning multiple provinces such as Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec. You can view Freedom Mobile's official coverage map by clicking here.

SIM Card Price

Freedom Mobile SIM cards are available for purchase at Freedom Mobile stores and various resellers such as grocery stores, gas stations, and convenience stores. The cost of a Freedom Mobile SIM card is 10 CAD, with an additional activation fee of 10 CAD (reduced from 30 CAD). 

However, please note that Freedom Mobile SIM cards are not sold at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL), Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ), or Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

While Freedom Mobile does offer eSIMs, they are currently not available to prepaid customers.

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check

Freedom Mobile top-up vouchers are available for purchase at Freedom Mobile stores, grocery stores, corner shops, and electronics shops across Canada. 

To recharge your Freedom Mobile SIM card, simply dial #7266 and follow the instructions provided. To check your Freedom Mobile balance, dial *123#. 

Additionally, you can conveniently manage recharges and check your balance using the Freedom Mobile My Account app, available for both Android and iOS devices.

Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers

Freedom Mobile offers three data-featured prepaid plans: Prepaid by Month, Prepaid by Year, and Data Add-ons.

Chatr Mobile

Chatr Mobile, also known as Chatr or Chatr Wireless, is a discount flanker brand operated by Rogers. Although it offers slightly lower prices compared to Rogers and Fido, another prepaid flanker brand of Rogers, all plan speeds on Chatr Mobile are throttled to 3 Mbps, even when connected to 4G/LTE networks.

Coverage

Chatr Mobile is indeed a discount flanker brand of Rogers, which means it operates on the Rogers network. If you want to find out what you can expect from this provider, jump to the Rogers section above. 

SIM Card Price

Chatr Mobile SIM cards are available for purchase at Chatr Mobile stores, as well as from resellers like TBooth Wireless and Wirelesswave, typically priced at 10 CAD. Additionally, Chatr Mobile SIM cards can be found at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL) and Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ) for travelers' convenience. 

Unfortunately for my fellow eSIM card loyal people, Chatr Mobile does not currently offer eSIMs as part of its services.

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check

Chatr Mobile top-up vouchers are available for purchase at Chatr Mobile stores, resellers, grocery stores, corner shops, and electronics shops across Canada. 

To recharge your Chatr Mobile SIM card, you can text the VoucherCode to 611 or dial *611 and follow the instructions provided. For instance, if your voucher code is 123456, you would text 123456 to 611. To check your Chatr Mobile balance, dial *225. 

Additionally, you can manage recharges and check your balance using the My Chatr app, available for Android and iOS devices.

Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers

Chatr Mobile offers three data-featured prepaid plans: Talk, Text & Data (combo), Chatr Day Pass for Talk, Text & Data Plans (add-on), and Chatr Data Plus (add-on).

Fido

Fido is indeed a flanker brand of Rogers, similar to Chatr Mobile. However, unlike Chatr Mobile, Fido does not throttle speeds to 3 Mbps.

Coverage

Fido uses the Rogers network, so you already know the deal; if you want to see what to expect from this provider, jump to my Rogers section above.

SIM Card Price

Fido SIM cards are available for purchase at Fido stores, as well as from resellers such as grocery stores, gas stations, and convenience stores, typically priced at 10 CAD. However, please note that Fido SIM cards are not sold at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL), Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ), or Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

As of now, Fido does offer eSIMs, but they are not available to prepaid customers.

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check

Fido top-up vouchers are available for purchase at Fido stores, grocery stores, corner shops, and electronics shops across Canada. 

To recharge your Fido SIM card, you can dial *114*VoucherCode# or dial *868 and follow the instructions provided. 

To check your Fido balance, dial *225. 

Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers

Fido offers three data-featured prepaid plans: monthly plans, annual plans, and semi-annual plans. 

Koodo

Koodo, also known as Koodo Mobile, is indeed a flanker brand of Telus. Unlike Lucky Mobile Canada, which is a discount flanker brand of Telus, Koodo does not throttle speeds to 3 Mbps, except for certain 3G plans which are generally not recommended.

Coverage

Same deal as the Roger flanker brands. If you want to get familiar with this provider's coverage, go to my Telus section.

SIM Card Price

Koodo SIM cards are available for purchase at Koodo stores and various resellers such as grocery stores, gas stations, and convenience stores, typically priced at 5 CAD. 

However, it is important to note that Koodo SIM cards are not sold at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL), Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ), or Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

You can also get a Koodo eSIM for the same price as a physical SIM card.

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check

Koodo top-up vouchers are available for purchase at Koodo stores, grocery stores, corner shops, and electronics shops across Canada.

To recharge your Koodo SIM card, or to check your balance, simply dial *611 and follow the instructions provided. 

Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers

Koodo offers a range of data-featured prepaid plans, including 3G Base Plans, 4G Base Plans, 360 Day Plans at 3G speed, 360 Day Plans at 4G speed, and Data Booster Add-Ons.

Lucky Mobile Canada

Lucky Mobile Canada, also known simply as Lucky Mobile, operates as a discount flanker brand under Bell Canada.

Despite offering slightly lower prices compared to Bell and Virgin Plus (formerly Virgin Mobile Canada), which is another Bell flanker brand, all plan speeds with Lucky Mobile are capped at 3 Mbps, even when utilizing 4G/LTE networks.

Coverage

Lucky Mobile is a flanker brand of Bell Canada, and it utilizes this provider network for its services. For detailed information about coverage expectations with Lucky Mobile, you can refer to the Bell Canada Coverage section.

SIM Card Price

You can purchase a Lucky Mobile SIM card for 20 CAD from various resellers, including Dollarama, Post Offices, and Walmart Shops. However, Lucky Mobile SIM cards are not available for sale at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL), Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ), or Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

You also have the option to get an eSIM for the same price if that is what you prefer. 

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check

Lucky Mobile top-up vouchers are available for purchase at grocery stores, corner shops, and electronics shops across Canada. To add credit to your Lucky Mobile SIM card, simply dial #111 and follow the instructions provided. 

To check your Lucky Mobile balance, dial #58249. 

Additionally, you can conveniently top up and manage your account using the Lucky Mobile My Account app, available on Android and iOS devices.

Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers

Lucky Mobile offers three data-featured prepaid plans: 3G Speed Plans (combo), 4G Speed Plans (combo), and Data Add-on.

PC Mobile Canada

Coverage

PC Mobile Canada, or just PC Mobile, is a Bell Canada MVNO. If you want to see its coverage, jump to the Bell Canada section above. 

SIM Card Price

You can purchase a PC Mobile SIM card for 10 CAD from various resellers such as Fortinos, Loblaws, and The Mobile Shop. However, please note that PC Mobile does not offer eSIMs at this time.

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check

PC Mobile top-up vouchers are readily available in grocery stores, corner shops, and electronics shops across Canada. 

To recharge your PC Mobile SIM card or check your balance, simply dial #7266 and follow the prompts.

Alternatively, you can use the My PC mobile (Prepaid) app on Android or iOS to manage your top-ups and balance checks conveniently.

Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers

PC Mobile offers two data-featured prepaid plans: Build A Plan, which includes a combination of services, and Data Add-Ons for additional data needs.

Petro-Canada Mobility

Coverage

We have ourselves yet another Rogers flanker brand. Jump to the Rogers section if you want to know what to expect in terms of coverage. 

SIM Card Price

Petro-Canada Mobility SIM cards are available for purchase at Petro-Canada gas stations for 10 CAD. However, they are not sold at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL), Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ), or Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

Petro-Canada Mobility does not currently offer eSIMs.

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check

Petro-Canada Mobility top-up vouchers are available for purchase at Petro-Canada gas stations across Canada. 

To add credit to your Petro-Canada Mobility SIM card, simply dial *888*VoucherCode# using your phone keypad. For instance, if your voucher code is 123456, you would enter *888*123456#. 

To check your balance, dial *777*1# on your phone.

Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers

Petro-Canada Mobility offers a single data-featured prepaid plan known as the 30-Day Plan, which includes data, minutes, and SMS, but does not provide access to 5G NR networks.

PhoneBox Canada

Coming soon

Public Mobile Canada

Coverage

We have a Telus flanker here, so go to the Telus section to learn more about coverage. 

SIM Card Price

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

This provider has no eSIM available.

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check

Public Mobile top-up vouchers are available for purchase at Public Mobile stores and various resellers, including grocery stores, corner shops, and electronics shops across Canada. 

To recharge your Public Mobile SIM card, or check your balance dial *611.

Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers

Public Mobile offers two data-featured prepaid plans: Monthly Plans (combo) and Data Add-Ons.

SpeakOut 7-Eleven

Coverage 

A Rogers MNVO, meaning it uses the Rogers network. Look up my section on Rogers to know what to expect from this operator.

SIM Card Price 

You can purchase a SpeakOut 7-Eleven SIM card for 10 CAD at participating 7-Eleven stores. However, SpeakOut 7-Eleven SIM cards are not available at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL), Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ), or Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

SpeakOut 7-Eleven has no eSIMs.

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check

SpeakOut 7-Eleven top-up vouchers are indeed available in 7-Eleven stores across Canada.

To add credit to your SpeakOut 7-Eleven SIM card, you can dial *888* followed by your VoucherCode and the pound sign (#). 

Additionally, you can check your balance by dialing *777#.

Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers

SpeakOut 7-Eleven offers Basic Plans and Smartphone Plans, both of which are combo plans with data features

Virgin Plus

Formerly known as Virgin Mobile Canada.

Coverage 

This is a Bell Canada flanker brand as well, so check out the Bell Canada Section above. 

SIM Card Price

You can purchase a Virgin Plus SIM card for 10 CAD at Virgin Plus stores and from resellers like The Source. However, these SIM cards are not available at major airports such as Montréal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL), Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ), or Vancouver International Airport (YVR). 

Additionally, Virgin Plus offers eSIMs at the same price as regular SIM cards for those who prefer this option.

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check

Virgin Plus top-up vouchers are widely available in Virgin Plus stores and from various resellers across Canada, including grocery stores, corner shops, and electronics shops. 

To add credit to your Virgin Plus SIM card, simply dial #111 and follow the prompts. To check your balance, dial #999. 

Alternatively, you can conveniently manage your top-ups and check your balance using the Virgin Plus My Account app, available on Android and iOS devices.

Plans, Packages, Bundles & Offers

Virgin Plus offers two data-featured prepaid plans: Monthly Plans (combo) and Data Add-Ons.

Wrap-Up: Staying Connected in Canada

From this post, it is clear that there are numerous options available for selecting a SIM or eSIM card for your next trip to Canada. This overview aims to provide you with valuable insights into what to anticipate during your visit to the land of Maple Syrup, and how to choose the best prepaid SIM card for safe travels. 

Additionally, if you are planning to travel to neighboring countries or any other destination, please, explore my SIM card buying guides for comprehensive information.