Canadians and phones in the park

Bossy22

Mouseketeer
Joined
Jan 7, 2012
Hey everyone. We are from Alberta and we usually just pay $15 bucks a day to use in the States per phone. We have noticed that our signal is really weak or nonexistant in the parks. I've heard somewhere that people buy a chip for their card or something to use in the states. We are going back to DL next summer and would like better reception in the park. Hear the wifi is brutal. What do you all do?
 

ottawamom

The "Air Miles" Lady
Joined
Mar 9, 2005
Roam Mobility has great service in the States. You can get talk text and data for $4.95 per day. Check out their website here

As well as a discussion started earlier on the topic here
 

amw

need a new tag
Joined
Nov 21, 2003
I just came back from WDW in August. I found the wifi better than ever before. I think Disney has been working on boosting connections. There were some dead spots in older areas — but I never had to walk far to get it back. I think as Disney has moved towards everything being on MDE, they’ve recognized the need to fix. The new buses have wifi as well.

As for Disneyland, their service probably isn’t as good as it tends to be a local park. :confused3

Incidentally, I have the pay as you go for US too. If you don’t plan to use it, make sure to put your phone on airplane mode & then use wifi. Otherwise you can get dinged for the daily auto pay even for a split second. I have Bell and they charge $8/day in US I think. I use it for long weekends in away cities but didn’t use it at all in WDW. Had to turn it on for my one day at Universal though. Their wifi was definitely NOT working & my driver/ husband had gone golfing. ;)
 
  • Disney_Alli

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Nov 4, 2010
    We like both Roam and Telaway to get service in Disneyland. We order either to our home in AB in advance of our trip (now we reuse our Roam SIMs) and usually switch once we board the plane in YVR to fly to SNA. Works great. If you want to forward your Canadian number do it before you take out the Canadian SIM)
     

    mshanson3121

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jan 16, 2015
    We're with Fido, we pay $7 a day for unlimited state-side usage, and had 0 issues with WiFi or Data in Disney. We found the connection great in parks, in the hotel etc...
     

    Disney Addicted

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Aug 29, 2011
    We're with Fido, we pay $7 a day for unlimited state-side usage, and had 0 issues with WiFi or Data in Disney. We found the connection great in parks, in the hotel etc...
    We came back last week. Also with Fido and had the same experience. Zero issues using Wi-Fi or Data in Universal Studios, Disney, Gatorland, etc.
     

    Sue M

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    May 27, 2009
    We have Fido too, and reception is very good because Fido roams on AT&T in Disneyland. AT&T is very good in both DL & WDW. My friend was on T-Mobile and couldn’t get reception many times.
    I think AT&T is a disney preferred company.
     
  • Polydweller

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    May 17, 2010
    To get a strong cellular signal you have to connect to AT&T. They have exclusivity for cell towers within WDW. All others have their cell towers outside of WDW. As such, the others signals can be spotty being ok near the edges of WDW and less reliable near the center. So, if you aren’t connected to AT&T put your cell phone on that network.
     


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