That story is, of course, the exception. It was Fido and certainly most Fido phones work in both places, but not pay-as-you-go phones. As others have said, your phone will work no problem. For several days I was unable to use it. Canadians are a friendly, helpful lot, but the border guards take their jobs seriously and there's not a whole lot of gray area when it comes to the proper travel documents. Get help choosing the right plan by.
Are there any apps provided by my cruise line that I can use on the ship? Thanks very much in advance, Chris Pay specific attention to the data add-ons. Step Find out what type of phone you are using. With a smartphone, we recommend turning off data, but enabling Wi-Fi. We appreciate you taking the time to reach out to us today! Your Consumer Cellular phone is designed to only work in the United States. That way you can still stay in contact and save on costly international roaming.
I'm only going to be in Niagara Falls and am only looking for some phone coverage. Going to Montreal, you'll quickly pass far enough from the border that this won't be a problem. When you sign up for Above Unlimited, your TravelPasses will be prorated for your initial bill cycle. There are lots of good options for the short term. For our customers who are going on a cruise, we recommend keeping your phone in airplane mode when you are not in a U. Thank you for posting, and we hope you have a great day! Not using the cell towers then and it is free. On the flip side, you have no control over incoming text messages, so if you receive any while you are using your phone via the ship's signal, you will be charged.
The actual time frame is only 3-4 days so I don't know what my potential costs could wind up being. That plan allowed you to use data, but it was limited to a slower 2G connection. If your phone is on, it may connect to towers while you are in Europe, which can result in costly international roaming fees. Otherwise, if it describes a process to root or jailbreak your device, then a free way to unlock may be possible. And for many the largest single cause of bill shock is international roaming. It varies from country to country, and you can view the rates on our International Calling page.
If you're using TravelPass in one of the 185+ countries or on a plan that includes talk, text and data in Mexico and Canada, then high speed data applies for the first 0. Whereas Vancouver has a moderate climate with not much snow in winter, Toronto and Montreal have hot, humid summers and freezing cold, snow-filled winters. For those apps designed to be used onboard, you do not need to pay to use them for functions like looking at deck plans, making restaurant reservations, looking at shore excursion choices, checking your onboard spending and other similar activities. Some apps like texting or calling other people on the same ship who also have the app. Most large hair dryers are not dual voltage unless they were designed to be compact travel appliances.
Also, the Consumer Cellular website would not work from Europe. Looks like I'll be going right by a WalMart after arrival in Victoria on my way to Sooke -- so that seems like one of the cheapest and best ideas. Your Consumer Cellular phone will work within the United States, but is not meant to be used outside the country. These are great questions, Anita. This feature grants customers unlimited calling, texting, and data usage in and between Mexico and the U. This means that although the phone is compatible with the carrier's network frequencies, the device is blocked. If you are somewhere far away from the continental U.
Sometimes unlocking can be done purchase-free with a bit of hacking. American cell phones usually work in Canada, depending on your cell phone provider. An international calling plan will often significantly lower the per-minute cost of any phone calls you make while traveling. This is what we will need to determine if your phone will work on a carrier. Many carriers will unlock a phone for you, but often at a price. Thank you again for the question, and we hope you enjoy your trip! Apps such as games, food diaries and music players that have music already downloaded onto the phone can be used while your phone is in airplane mode without racking up any charges. Thank you for the comment, Carolyn.
It's a huge impact for our customers, Legere said. Just make sure you turn off data roaming in your settings. Any apps that must be connected to the internet to work -- such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Spotify and Pandora -- won't work without data or Wi-Fi, and if they're connected to data, they will quickly rack up charges you don't want to pay. Depending on where your ship is at any given moment, you might or might not have a phone signal. Set up an international plan with your provider.