Canadian Virgin Mobile prepaid SIM card
Update: Check out the AT&T SIM with the USD$60 plan which now allows free roaming (calls/SMS and 4GB of data) to be used in Canada and Mexico.
The big advantage is the AT&T SIM can be activated and loaded with credit (ready to go) before you leave home.
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Virgin Mobile Canada offers the best of what Canada has to offer on in the mobile/data world for the average traveller. Other carriers include Bell, Telus, and Fido, but frankly they don’t cut the mustard if you are trying to activate the card from overseas so you can hit the ground running.
We stock all SIM sizes for Canada, whether Mini, Micro, or professionally cut Nano-SIM, any device is catered for. Choose your SIM size (need help with SIM sizes?)
We can ship this item worldwide for FREE :-)
See Full activation instructions here (with screenshots)
It is a relatively straight forward step-by-step process
NOTE: Do this activation process only two days before you will land in Canada. It requires a top-up to be added within 3 days of activation. Top-ups can be purchased at a wide variety of locations in Canada. You can buy these at a Virgin stores (see http://www.virginmobile.ca/en/support/find-a-store.html) or retail partners like BestBuy, 7-Eleven, Costco, Walmart, and London Drugs.
Phone compatibility checker
Make sure your phone or data device will work on the Smartphone network. The main thing to have an unlocked device if you originally received it from a different carrier.
It’s simple to check if it's compatible. Just enter your device identification (IMEI) number using the link below and click check.
Where is my phone's IMEI number? You can find your IMEI number by dialling *#06# on most phones. If that doesn't work or you are trying to find out if a dongle, tablet or other data device will work, look for the IMEI number on the label in the battery compartment, or on the box it came in.
What else you should know...
The Smartphone network is a 3G network, using the 850mhz and 2100mhz frequencies. If your phone is incompatible with EITHER of the 850mhz or 2100mhz frequencies, it's likely to receive limited or no reception, meaning calling, texting and data will perform poorly or not at all. Please check your phone or device specifications to ensure it is compatible.
The information in our IMEI checker is indicative only, and doesn't guarantee that your device can connect to our Smartphone network. Also, please be aware that some services may be different or unavailable with a device that was not sourced from Virgin Mobile.