@JohnnyXI Try it. It's free. Just keep your number active by using it once a month. I have sent texts and made calls from my home and it works well from there. I haven't tried outside over data. My internet is with Fido and it's 75/10 mbts. Stay safe.
Look into mint mobile (part-owned by Ryan Reynolds now) they offer 3 month plans starting at $15/4gb per month with free calling and texting to Canada and Mexico. They regularly put promos on and if you have a dual SIM phone it will be easy to manage both lines. You can still recieve incoming texts on your pm phone without a roaming add on....some say incoming calling still works as well.