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Old 08-08-2019, 05:05   #1
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Internet hotspot for cruising in Canada

We have a US-based AT&T hotspot, but we cruise mostly on the Canadian side of Lake Ontario. We’re evaluating whether it’s better to find an option to extend the AT&T plan for international roaming, or to try to source a prepaid WiFi hotspot from Rogers or another Canadian carrier.

Does anyone have experience with this?
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Old 21-08-2019, 20:27   #2
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Re: Internet hotspot for cruising in Canada

We used to have At&t. The latest plans should already include data, calls and text in Canada. Our hot spot device (mifi thing) is now on another service (Net Buddy) and isn't supported in Canada.

We switched our phones to Cricket recently (which uses At&T towers). It has unlimited data, calls and text in Canada when we're there. The only catch is that they don't let you hot spot phones unless you pay more. Even then, we found our phones weren't supported for hotspotting under Cricket. The work around is that we installed PDA Net on our phones and can hot spot them when in Canada, and Cricket seems to be none the wiser.
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