Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Global Neighbours > Canadian Trip Planning & Community Board
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 12-19-2009, 07:15 PM   #301
Ham Ham
We will take over from the mouse!
 
Ham Ham's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Too far to drive to WDW for the weekend: GTA, Ontario
Posts: 1,637

To turn off 3G & data roaming on an iPhone
  • Settings
  • General
  • Network
-3G: select off
-Data Roaming: select off
I own an iPhone with no data plan and request Rogers disable the data service on their end.

Buy a phone in Florida activate it there where you will be staying this way if out your party can call from the hotel and it will be a local call.

Try a Tracphone. Last time down with friends I pick up two Net 10 phones challenging to activate and couldn't call back to Canada after numerous attempts dealing with the CSR's. We own a Virgin phone and just ad $10 each time we are in Florida, MYC or where ever in the US.

__________________
DH DW DD 15 DD 10 Charlie **My Blog**

WDW 1988/Jan 3 days off site WDW 2005 Aug/Sept Pop Century/Sheraton VistanaWDW 2006 March Pop Century, Nick Hotel, SSR WDW 2006 Aug/Sept , ASM Oct 2007 Disney Cruise & BCV March 2008 Boardwalk Villas August 2008 SSR August 2009 Pop AKV
Ham Ham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2009, 03:22 PM   #302
jmann
Mouseketeer
 
jmann's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 121

When I went in October I had my wifes Net 10 phone. I could not call back to Canada because she had not set it up properly. I was travelling with my 6 year old so I went into Best Buy in Port Huron and for $9.99 + $20 airtime I bought a Virgin phone that worked great and with the bonus time start up credit I still have time left. The great thing about Best Buy was the girl set the whole thing up for me while we waited. I had a working phone in 15 minutes and peace of mind while travelling.
jmann is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 01-06-2010, 08:08 PM   #303
TreesyB
DIS Veteran
 
TreesyB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 737

I ended up getting 2 Tracfones for $9 each. It worked great for communication in the parks however I have to say that the Samsung phone had really poor quality for noisy places. Like when you are at a restaurant trying to call Disney dining to find out why your reservation has been lost on New Years Eve.

Everything else worked great. You just have to remember that you cannot text to phones in Canada.
TreesyB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2010, 02:34 PM   #304
yellownovawife
Was Belle on the Global Girls Team and a Great Teamleader
 
yellownovawife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 632

we have a Bell plan. At home, my hubby, daughter and I can text each other for free. What would it cost to text each other when we are all in Florida?
__________________
1985 - WDW - off property
1993 - WDW - off property - HONEYMOON
1996 - WDW- POR - DDs first trip
1998 - land & sea -Contemporary and Disney Magic
2002 - WDW - off property - DD#2's 1st trip
2003 - WDW - one day only (in the middle of a cruise)
2007 - WDW -Sheraton Vistana - 4 days-Disney Wonder - 4 nights-ASMo - 1 night

2010 - WDW-BWV 7 nights
me - the happy planner DH - along for the ride DD15 DD10 our puppy, DISNEY

yellownovawife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2010, 04:47 PM   #305
YukiPhnx
The Minnie to my Mickey
 
YukiPhnx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 3,016

That's what I'm trying to find out on my Virgin phone.

The phone websites have info about calling while in the states, but next to no info about texting.

I don't know if this is new, but if you have a Virgin phone with a myPlan, you can add on a $40/month/100 minutes for roaming in the US.

http://virginmobile.ca/vmc/en/plans/myplan-addons.html
YukiPhnx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2010, 03:11 PM   #306
Laurene14
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Bowmanville, ON
Posts: 11

cheap cell phone use

We were just in Florida over Christmas (and now heading back to WDW for holiday - yay!). We paid about $50 for 2 phones at Walmart in the US, had unlimited calling between phones for $1 a day, (which was included in the $50). Much better than walkie talkies, just as cheap, and we can re-activate them just by purchasing another phone card.
It really beats those roaming fees from Rogers!
Laurene14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2010, 08:27 AM   #307
TreesyB
DIS Veteran
 
TreesyB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 737

Quote:
Originally Posted by Laurene14 View Post
We were just in Florida over Christmas (and now heading back to WDW for holiday - yay!). We paid about $50 for 2 phones at Walmart in the US, had unlimited calling between phones for $1 a day, (which was included in the $50). !
which phone company did you use?
__________________
SSR 2014
BLT 2013BLT 2012 just one night
Aulani - 2011 Milestone Birthday!
BCV - 2011 New Years
OKW/SSR-2010 New YearsBoardwalk Villas 2009 just one night
SSR-2008 Xmas BCV -2008 - F&W
BCV/SSR -2008 - NYE! BCV -2007 - so amazing!
SSR-2007 x3 - so awesome! Contemporary Resort -2006
Animal Kingdom Lodge - 2003
TreesyB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2010, 09:56 AM   #308
Fundytrail
Our 1988 Ticket
 
Fundytrail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Nova Scotia
Posts: 284

Quote:
Originally Posted by bluenosemickey View Post
Now, we returned in august and because the virgin store is now closed (princess Di exibit) we tried to buy phone cards on line.
Can anyone tell me if the Virgin Mega Store in DTD is now open or closed?
__________________
74 OffSite,78 FW, 88 FW, 08 POFQ, 10 POR, 11 CBR, 12 OKW, 13 Bonnet Creek (BC), 14 BC, 15 BC

Fundytrail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2010, 10:31 AM   #309
cslittle999
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Orangeville, ON Canada
Posts: 1,450

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fundytrail View Post
Can anyone tell me if the Virgin Mega Store in DTD is now open or closed?
It is closed. All of the Virgin Megastores in the US closed at the end of the summer.
__________________
Chris

CBR November 2003
WL December 2005
First Trip Home - BWV August 2007
MNSSHP - VWL October 2008
BWV/AKV Kidani August 2009
BWV November 2009 - 20th Wedding Anniversary
BWV/HHI August 2011
BWV August 2013, BCV October 2013
BWV August 2014
cslittle999 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2010, 06:12 PM   #310
Laurene14
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Bowmanville, ON
Posts: 11

We used Verizon - only drawback I'm finding now - I can't top up the phone before we go, I have to wait and buy a card on the way to WDW. Not a big problem, they just don't have the capabilities to use Cdn. credit cards on their web site.
Laurene14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2010, 11:01 AM   #311
carolynb
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Canada
Posts: 224

Quote:
Originally Posted by Laurene14 View Post
We used Verizon - only drawback I'm finding now - I can't top up the phone before we go, I have to wait and buy a card on the way to WDW. Not a big problem, they just don't have the capabilities to use Cdn. credit cards on their web site.
We are going down in May and we're wondering what kind of phone from Verizon did you get and what type of phone plan? Are they available at all Walmarts in the US? Thanks
__________________
WDW 91(off site), CBR 93, CBR 96, ASM 98, CBR 99/00, CBR 02, Pop 04, Pop 06, CBR 07 (May),CBR 07 (Sept), Fort 08, CBR & BC 10 (May), ASM 10 (Dec), POR 12, POR & BC 13, BWI 14(Mar)
CJB , TJB
carolynb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2010, 03:34 PM   #312
Cockburn Family
FW Forever!!!
 
Cockburn Family's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 107

Heading down to WDW in a couple of weeks...I usually hang in the Camping Boards but really appreciate all the great tips as we need a phone on site....Thanks fellow Canucks!
__________________
Fort Wilderness Addicts!! JASON DW-SHERRI DS JORDAN-12 DD RACHEL-10

Cockburn Family is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2010, 10:50 AM   #313
Fundytrail
Our 1988 Ticket
 
Fundytrail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Nova Scotia
Posts: 284

We are staying at Disney (Port Orleans Riverside) , where is the nearest/best spot to pick up a cell phone in the area via taxi or shuttle?

Thanks in advance for any info!
__________________
74 OffSite,78 FW, 88 FW, 08 POFQ, 10 POR, 11 CBR, 12 OKW, 13 Bonnet Creek (BC), 14 BC, 15 BC

Fundytrail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2010, 06:50 AM   #314
chicaholic4ever
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 11

What if you buy this $10phone from Walmart USA.I would buy 2 one for me and one for the hubby?Then I think the minutes are another $10 for 150 minutes..So basically $20...
Just go to the Walmart USA website there are so many cheap phones there.
chicaholic4ever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2010, 08:48 AM   #315
M_T
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 26

Data on Rogers iPhone

Hello

I was wondering if it's possible to buy a AT&T (or other) SIM from ebay and activate as pay as you go in the Rogers iphone (removing the rogers sim)?

I would really like data access in WDW but Rogers rates are a killer.

I would jail break my iPhone if needed but would rather not.

Has anyone tried this ?
M_T is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:33 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: