1. mogabr's Avatar
    Hello, traveling to Vancouver for a week, was wondering if my Verizon Galaxy S4 would work in Canada or do I need another phone? Thank you in advance.
    08-04-2013 09:53 PM
  2. wjeffries's Avatar
    It should work. I haven't been to Vancouver since last year, but everything worked then. I get up there about every other year and have never had any issues. I had the Droid Bionic. You will incur roaming charges for both data and voice. You can change your plan to include Canada and then switch it back when you return. Easiest way is to contact Verizon and they will help you make the necessary changes. Voice and Data roaming charges are very pricey. You might also turn off automatic updates on all apps before you go to prevent them from using data except when you request it. Enjoy your trip.
    08-05-2013 10:27 AM
  3. paintdrinkingpete's Avatar
    Hello, traveling to Vancouver for a week, was wondering if my Verizon Galaxy S4 would work in Canada or do I need another phone? Thank you in advance.
    As already noted, you may want to contact Verizon to be sure. I haven't been to Vancouver for a few years (since I've owned a smartphone), but I do remember that with my old dumb phone you just had to do a *228 once you crossed the border for the phone to work (with roaming charges, naturally), but obviously you can't do *228 from an LTE phone and data is a different story.

    Cheapest option if you can manage would probably be to turn off mobile data and use wifi when available.
    08-05-2013 11:31 AM
  4. mogabr's Avatar
    Much appreciated, that's exactly what I did. Thanks for the prompt replies!
    08-20-2013 06:02 PM
  5. PhobicCarrot's Avatar
    Would it be cost effective to get a SIM to use for the week? Is this possible?
    08-21-2013 11:31 AM

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