Prepaid SIM Card for Canada
All tariffs in Canada
|Voice+Data SIM||Data-only SIM|
|International calls*||0,75 CAD/min to most destinations||N/A|
|Receive calls dialled to the Canadian SIM number||0.50 CAD/min||N/A|
|Mobile Internet||25 CAD for 500MB/30 days||1GB/30 days included|
|Send text messages across the world||0.35 CAD||N/A|
|Receive text messages||0.20 CAD||N/A|
|Local calls within Canada||0.50 CAD/min||N/A|
|Call travel companion also using our Canada SIM Card||0.40 CAD/min||N/A|
Canadian VAT (13%) is added to all prices
*) To get the above call rates, you must first add a long distance plan. The cost for the long distance plan is 10 CAD and is deducted from your call balance. If you choose not to activate the long distance plan, rates will be higher than listed above. You get instructions on how to activate the long distance plan from your phone, with your order.
Flat Rate Mobile Internet in Canada
Voice+Data SIM Card
Flat rate mobile Internet packages are available at low cost.
25 CAD (€17,90) for 500MB valid 30 days.
When you start surfing on your phone, you will receive a question if you accept that 25 CAD is deducted
from your call balance. When you accept the 30days/500MB package, 25 CAD is deducted from your call balance.
Just make sure you have call balance available.
With the Canadian Voice+Data SIM Card, it's only possible to surf the net from the phone. Tethering with computer or usage in iPad is not possible.
Data SIM Card for Canada
The Data SIM card for Canada is pre-loaded with 1GB data in 3G/4G speed up to 150Mbps and is ready to use.
No activation SMS (or topping up) is needed so it's ideal to use as a mobile broadband SIM in your dongle/router/tablet/iPad/modem
for 30 days from the start of usage.
With this SIM card, you can also use Tethering (internetsharing) with other devices.
The Data SIM Card does not include voice/text services.
How long does 1GB data last?
This is a tough question to answer, because it depends on how you use it.
Typically 1GB data lasts for:
4000 emails (no attachments), plus 500 emails with attachments, plus 3000 web pages, plus 200 photos to social media sites, plus 250 hours of Google Navigation usage.
Say goodbye to arbitrary per MB fees while travelling to Canada!
Calls between two travellers in Canada using our SIM Card
The rate for calls between two travellers using our SIM Cards equals that of local calls as stated above. If you are travelling in a party, we recommend that you order sim cards for all travellers, so that you can make cheap calls between each other on your trip. To achieve this, just dial the local Canadian mobile phone number provided with the SIM.
Make calls within Canada and topping up call balance
Our Canadian Voice+Data SIM Card contains 22,60 CAD start balance for calls and Internet. Most customers add the long distance plan (10 CAD deducted from your call balance) to get the lower call rates listed above.
You can also buy additional call credit online at any time during your trip. The SIM Cards that we resell are from the two largest operators in Canada.
The Voice+Data Canada SIM Card is valid for 30 days from the last top up, so it can last forever as long as you top up at least once every 30 days.
The Data-Only SIM card for Canada is valid for 30 days from first day of usage and cannot be extended. No topping up is needed as it contains 1GB data usage.
Make international calls from Canada
To make international calls using the Canada SIM card, just dial the number in standard international format starting with a + sign followed by the international country code and phone number without the leading zero in the area code.
Example: To call the Australian (country code 61)
mobile number 0411 222 333 you dial +61 411 222 333
Receive calls in Canada
In Canada, there is a cost of 0.50 CAD/min for receiving calls (deducted from the call balance of the Canadian SIM Card). This cost is still a fraction of the cost for receiving calls with a foreign operator in Canada, as with our Canadian simcard there is no additional international roaming fee applied for receiving calls while abroad.
Frequency bands in Canada
To use your device in Canada, you will need a device that supports the Canadian network frequencies. Your phone must support at least GSM(voice)/GPRS 1900Mhz, but preferably also GSM/GPRS 850Mhz for maximum coverage. Most of the 2G GSM/voice network is however on 1900Mhz.
To get full 3G data speed (up to 42Mbps), you will also need support for 3G 850/1900Mhz. Most of the 3G network is on 850Mhz.
If you have a device supporting LTE on 700Mhz or AWS 1700Mhz you can also get LTE/4G network speeds up to 150Mbps where available.
If you're unsure about what frequencies your phone supports - google on your phone model followed by the word 'specifications' and you will likey find it at the very top of the search results.
Network coverage in Canada
Coverage map for the Voice+Data SIM card
Coverage map for the Data-only SIM card
Choose between Micro, Nano or Standard sized SIM
When ordering, you can choose to get a Micro, Nano or Standard sized SIM card.
- Standard size is used in most phones. - Micro SIM cards are used in iPhone 4/4S and a few newer phone models. - Nano SIM cards are used by iPhone 5/iPad Mini.
If you are unsure on what size you'll need, measure your current sim card.
No obligations. No hassle. Direct dial local SIMs.
All our Prepaid SIM cards are prepaid local SIM cards (NO callback), with
no obligations and no contract. We never charge any fees retrospectively.
If the country requires SIM card registration, PrepaidSimCard.org manually processes the registration of your SIM card in your name on your behalf ahead of your arrival, so you don't have to worry about it. All our SIM cards are ready to use when you arrive.
We provide easy instructions on how to use the SIM card (including Internet settings) in English.
Compare our offer with competitors
PrepaidSimCard.org offers a service that is cheap and easy to use. If you're comparing our service with other providers, make sure to check:
Is mobile Internet / data included or available at a reasonable price?
Is the SIM card activated and registered for you, or will you have to go through that hassle yourself upon arrival? Most companies won't register the card for you, which means you have to go to a service center to do it yourself, wasting precious holiday time.
How do our call tariffs compare? Our local prepaid SIM cards always have the lowest rates, guaranteed.