is our preferred network for travelers. This GSM carrier offers great
coverage, a huge selection of phones, easily purchased SIM's and
excellent customer service.
Bell has a
great selection of phones and do have GSM SIM's available. While Bell's
customer service is a step below our top choice, they have a slight
coverage advantage in rural areas.
has good coverage and a large selection of GSM phones. Rogers is an
adequate choice especially if a Rogers store or kiosk is the most
FREEDOM MOBILE Freedom
Mobile is the largest of the small carriers with service in most large
Canadian cities except Montreal and Quebec City, with very little rural
coverage. Freedom is the former Wind network which
was acquired by Shaw Communications who has agreed to sell
Freedom Mobile to Videotron.
carriers that operate their own network within a single province or
region of Canada. They can be a good choice if your travel is confined
to that specific area and if there is an attractive level of price or
convenience. Coverage of these carriers range from very limited to
extensive. These carriers include:
CHATR Owned by Rogers
Wireless with similar coverage
SASKTEL (Covers all of
VIDEOTRON (Native Coverage
Ontario but with the acquistion of Freedom Mobile will provide coverage
in several provinces.
also other alternative carriers that have no network of their own and
utilize the networks of the above carriers.