If sprint is USA only why have i seen a world phone frome them? Just a question..
Sounds like you have the right idea. I used my Epic while in Vancouver earlier this year.
Step one: Go into the "Wireless and Networks" section, and then "Mobile Networks." Turn OFF 3G Data. DISABLE Data Roaming, and ENABLE Data Roaming Guard
I have searched the forums and found no solution for data roaming in canada if you are a sprint user. Sprint no longer has a data plan (they have a reduced roaming plan for Canada voice not data). I could switch carriers I suppose, or just pay through the nose for data (when I don't have it turned off). I believe my Motorola Photon 4G has a Sim card in it. I wonder if there is some way to get a canada GSM acct for when I am up there. ANyone ever do this? How would you do it?
Personally, I'd just grab a burner prepaid cell phone and use that. Data roaming in Canada is quite expensive. I'd still bring the photon along for Wifi Hotspots etc.
How often do you plan on being there?
I go to Canada about 6 to 10 times a year for 3 days each time. I just spoke to Rogers Comm in Canada and they said if my sprint phone was unlocked I could get a rogers sim card since my sprint phone is dual band (CDMA/GSM). But sprint international told me the phone IS unlocked but it can't have two different phone numbers (one on CDMA and one on GSM).
Hmm, perplexing. Do you need smartphone capabilities all the time or just some basic web browsing? Personally, I'd just find a cheap GSM phone on eBay that matches and grab a Rogers SIM while I was there.
Use Sprint's Google Voice integration to forward your calls to your temporary number, and use text messaging via Google voice.