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Offline jwrushman

Cell phone service on Lake Erie connector
« on: March 14, 2017, 01:02:45 pm »
The discussion about cell phone service on the Northern Tier prompted this query, but I didn't want to divert that thread.  GGWBikeMT mentioned a $2/day charge by Verizon when using their service in Canada.  I'll be riding from Niagara Falls to Sombra Ontario in June.  I expect the cell phone service to be reasonable there.  Should I expect the $2/day charge?  Do you get notified by Verizon the first time you try to use the service in Canada?  Will there be any problem using a Samsung android phone?   Last year I had problems using it in the Caribbean.

Offline John Nelson

Re: Cell phone service on Lake Erie connector
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2017, 01:15:33 pm »
I did the LEC in 2012 with a Verizon US plan. Text messages were free, but phone calls were not and data was not. There was no daily charge. I'm sure you can confirm on the Verizon web site or by calling them. I did occasionally use Wi-Fi with my phone in Canada, but I found the free Wi-Fi available to be very slow.

Offline dhelder

Re: Cell phone service on Lake Erie connector
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2017, 07:39:20 pm »
I did LEC last summer and I have Verizon.
I added the "TravelPass" option to my plan, which makes it $2/day in Canada.  This option is free, but I had to opt-in to it.
When I entered Canada, I got a text message that said it was activated.  I think I got one each day it was activated.
I had no problems getting service - Ontario is pretty flat.
I have an iPhone, so I don't know about how well a Samsung will work.

Offline jwrushman

Re: Cell phone service on Lake Erie connector
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2017, 10:30:09 pm »
Thank you for you input.  I'll contact Verizon next week about TravelPass'.