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Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Does Public have phone plans in Europe?

I was told that Bell and eastlink are the only local carriers that provide europe phone plans.

Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Does Public have phone plans in Europe?

Sorry no

Roaming is offered only in USA

Unlimited calling is offered only to Canada and usa

Some European countries are listed for the long distance add-on but it is very limited list

 

In Canada Long Distance Add-Ons

Any unused minutes will roll over to your next cycle.

400 International Long Distance minutes $15

International countries include: Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, and Venezuela.

 

Mayor / Maire

Re: Does Public have phone plans in Europe?

@GlennK 

Public mobile only has roaming plans for USA.  Nowhere else.  

Mayor / Maire

Re: Does Public have phone plans in Europe?

PM only offers roaming in the US.  You would either have to buy a local sim or use Gigsky sim.  If you have wi-fi then you could use apps like Skype, Textnow, Whatsapp, or Fongo.

Mayor / Maire

Re: Does Public have phone plans in Europe?


@GlennK wrote:

I was told that Bell and eastlink are the only local carriers that provide europe phone plans.


@GlennK who told you it's only Bell and Eastlink?  That's not right.  Bell, Telus, Rogers, Fido, Koodo, and Virgin all offer daily roaming plans internationally.  I'm not sure about Lucky, Chatr, or Freedom. 


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Mayor / Maire

Re: Does Public have phone plans in Europe?


@srlawren wrote:

@GlennK wrote:

I was told that Bell and eastlink are the only local carriers that provide europe phone plans.


@GlennK who told you it's only Bell and Eastlink?  That's not right.  Bell, Telus, Rogers, Fido, Koodo, and Virgin all offer daily roaming plans internationally.  I'm not sure about Lucky, Chatr, or Freedom. 


@srlawren  Freedom does offer roaming in Europe, I believe it's called World Traveller, you pay a monthly rate (used to be very reasonable $8) for calling and texting for a reasonable rate.  I always thought it was a good option when you're unable to access wifi, and IMO more reasonable than the per day roaming rates charged by other carriers.  That is if you only need to call or text occasionally.

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Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Does Public have phone plans in Europe?


@GlennK wrote:

I was told that Bell and eastlink are the only local carriers that provide europe phone plans.


You can also buy a sim in Europe.  Here an good overview link of the prepaid ones that you can buy when you are there

https://www.theworldwasherefirst.com/best-international-sim-card-for-europe/

 

Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Does Public have phone plans in Europe?

@GlennK are you looking for a plan that you can use when in Europe (roaming)?

 

Or do you want to dial European numbers when you're in Canada on the PM network (long distance)?

 

Either way, Bell and Eastlink are not your only choices, as @srlawren has helpfully pointed out.

Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Does Public have phone plans in Europe?

@GlennK unfortunately, Public Mobile only offers North American services, other than unlimited international texts. But the texts are only when you're texting from Canada outwards, no roaming abilities for texts.

 

If you're looking for plans while in Europe you'll need to purchase plans from a local provider such as Vodafone. To be honest it'll most likely be cheaper just to get service from a local provider. Depending on how long you're staying you can probably get an unlimited, no contract, low cost plan from a provider there as opposed to trying to get roaming coverage from a Canadian company. That's kind of the whole reason you get an unlocked phone, no limitations =) 

Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Does Public have phone plans in Europe?


@dabr wrote:

@srlawren wrote:

@GlennK wrote:

I was told that Bell and eastlink are the only local carriers that provide europe phone plans.


@GlennK who told you it's only Bell and Eastlink?  That's not right.  Bell, Telus, Rogers, Fido, Koodo, and Virgin all offer daily roaming plans internationally.  I'm not sure about Lucky, Chatr, or Freedom. 


@srlawren  Freedom does offer roaming in Europe, I believe it's called World Traveller, you pay a monthly rate (used to be very reasonable $8) for calling and texting for a reasonable rate.  I always thought it was a good option when you're unable to access wifi, and IMO more reasonable than the per day roaming rates charged by other carriers.  That is if you only need to call or text occasionally.


Freedom does offer roaming but it's at least $8 A day not per month. I travelled there last spring. At the time the 2 of us had 3 phoned between us. Freedom, fido and telus the roaming packages were around $10 to $15 per day much too pricey to bother. I had bought my dual SIM phone with our trip in mind knowing that prepaid plans can be as little as €5 per month including the SIM card.. (We pay some of the highest rates in the world.) My intention was to purchase a plan but with free public and commercial WiFi virtually everywhere there really was no need unless you need to do a lot of calling or texting . Sometimes a challenge to understand the language when connecting to free WiFi but we only had to use a few roaming calls and texts totally $9 between us. Free texting apps abound and messenger was the form of communication to stay in touch.