Prepaid (GSM) Broadband in Canada

 

I'm planning for a trip to Vancouver BC at the end of this year. I may bring a 3G iPad with me if the 3G connection (or data connection) works in Canada.

Has anyone done this before? Does iPad AT&T data plan work in Canada? Will there be extra (roaming) charge? If it doesn't work there, will I be able to purchase an affordable prepaid 3G broadband SIM card and pop it in my iPad? I know I may have to resize the SIM card (down to microSIM) so it'll fit in the iPad.

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You may want to check AT&T's roaming data package. Barring that, you can buy a Rogers prepaid micro-sim for $10.

I take it the iPad is not provider locked?

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Thanks Juggernaut. I've

Thanks Juggernaut. I've checked AT&T international data plan. It's expensive so that's out of the question.

No, the iPads sold in the US are not carrier locked. Can I buy Rogers prepaid microSIM online? Does $10 include internet access or is that just for the microSIM? I just need an affordable mobile internet access when I'm in Vancouver.

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The $10 is just for the micro sim.

More here: http://www.rogers.com/web/content/ipad-dataplans?cm_mmc=Redi...

Online? Hmmm, not sure, but any Rogers store should have one.

Consider WiFi as well. Free!

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nüvi 3790T | nüvi 775T | Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable ~ JFK

Thanks for the link. Sure

Thanks for the link. Sure WiFi is an option but it's more convenient to have it with me anywhere I go. Technically if I buy Rogers microSIM (for iPhone 4) and insert it in my iPad (assuming that it is compatible), I should be able to activate the iPad plans with Rogers.

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With the correct data plan, absolutely!

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nüvi 3790T | nüvi 775T | Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable ~ JFK