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Prepaid SIM Card for Canada

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I'm off to Whistler next week, and would like to get a prepaid nano-SIM card that will cover my 2-week trip. Does anyone have any recommendations for something I can get in the UK and activate on arrival.

I'm not expecting to use my phone a lot, I'm just looking for good value on calls and not too (if any) much data downloads.
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Buy a sim at 7-11?
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
I was hoping to have one on arrival, to check on my shuttle transit while still in the baggage claim area. Anyway, the 7-11 at YVR is a hell of a hike.
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Been going for 20 yrs but not found a suitable SIM card we could get in this country.
Bought one Wal-Mart for $10 + tax, try 7-11 Or supermarket. Data is really expensive in Canada so we got 2g only and used cafe or hotel WiFi.
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We did whistler connection? They had a lady with a clipboard at the exit from baggage pickup . Who gave directions to bus stand and time of departure and label with accommodation name so the driver could "stack" the bus. You could email free wifi in the airport.
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Acacia wrote:
I was hoping to have one on arrival, to check on my shuttle transit while still in the baggage claim area.

Airport probably have wi-fi
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7-11 or petrocan
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 After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
@Acacia, who are you with in the UK? I usually buy a sim when we are here (in Canada at the moment) but my provider EE did a Global calling ( calls from anywhere in the world to anywhere in the world, mobile or landline)add on that was so cost effective I haven’t bothered this time. Also 500mb ofdata for £4.10/day. I use Wi-fi everywhere and just the data in the days I need it in the car. First time in 15 years I have found a UK based solution. Check with your provider. Things have clearly become more competitive.
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EE offer a Max sim that includes all your data and call allowance in North America, might be worth seeing if they do if for PAYG as well as contracts?
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YVR has had free WiFi for years. It works fine in the baggage area.

There's also a 7-11 down in the bottom, although it's not precisely where you will emerge. You'll find it easy enough, or ask someone.

If you're catching a bus from YVR then you definitely don't need a phone for that.
There's nothing you can do other than take a leak and then wait for your stuff.
Customs is quick and easy, and the exit is about 50m max from where those buses leave. You'll be fine. They also have a little desk there I think, by the escalators, but if you have a ticket just go to the stop and talk to the bus driver.
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Thanks people.

I'm extremely familiar with YVR (and Whistler Connection) - it's just that a couple of years ago our flight was delayed by several hours, resulting in our emergence from baggage claim long after the published time of the last shuttle, meaning that I spent a considerable time fretting about having to make alternative arrangements.

In the event I needn't have worried (except that I'm one of Nature's hyper-worrier), since the shuttle waited for everyone on the flight and delivered us without problems (and I should take this opportunity to say that I've always found Whistler Connection to provide excellent service, and can strongly recommend them).

If we get out of arrivals early enough this time, I'll check with our driver to see if I've got time to get to the 7-11
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