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
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.
There are other
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:
Owned by Rogers Wireless with similar coverage
SASKTEL (Covers all of Saskatchewan)
VIDEOTRON (Native Coverage limited to
other alternative carriers that have no network of their own and
utilize the networks of the above carriers.