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General eris in canadia on vzw

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by icomeanon, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. icomeanon

    icomeanon Well-Known Member
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    so i wanna go to canadia/canadada for my vacation this summer...quebec/montreal/ottowa roadtrip. last time i was in canada with vzw, i had the curve. so what im wondering is will this be the same: no internet (which means no nav or email), phone calls and texts at a ridiculous cost?

    anyone know? not having any sort of navigation unit when roadtripping through unfamiliar ground would be...inadvisable. maps nonwithstanding, when you get off course, a navigation unit can get you back to where you should be.
     

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  2. pkopalek

    pkopalek Well-Known Member
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    Well, first of all, it's spelled Canadadia, thankyouverymuch....

    And I believe unless you've worked out something out of the normal range of plans with Verizon, you will be 'Roaming'.

    I go over the border for work all of the time. I avoid making texts and calls with my personal cell over there, unless I'm RIGHT on the border.
     
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  3. gruss

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    There is a North America plan but I have no idea if that covers data or not but worth checking into. If you can find a storm/tour/touch pro etc activate and unlock maybe you could get a prepaid sim once you get there?
    You'll have to scour google voice forums too, There is some website "freephone.ca" or something like that where you can get a free virtual canadian phone number and GV lets you add that number to it....soooo while it sounds complicated if you can work that out with a prepaid sim might save ya an aweful lot, perhaps enough to get a garmin so you don't have to rely on the phone for GPS ;) Just a suggestion
     
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  4. thetomlin2

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    I have a friend who just vacationed in Canada, she called Verizon and switcher her cell to a Canada area ... it cost $5 to make the switch. She then switched back when she came back to the states. If you want to receive email/internet/updates in Canada, it might be a good way to go. I should mention that she does not have an Eris, but she does have a smart phone.
     
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  5. icomeanon

    icomeanon Well-Known Member
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    Thanks all, ill see what i can get done so im not out of touch for a week.
     

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