We bought an unlocked iPhone off Amazon when it came time to upgrade DW's iPhone to swap out SIM cards while travelling in the US. We tried Roam mobility but their coverage is extremely limited. Recently in northern NY state we had coverage from 3 different cell phone carriers but could not get a signal from Roam. Roam probably works better in urban areas. We thought this would be a good solution because we could use the same phone which we had all the accessories for and all the contacts and apps etc were already on the phone. We also tried purchasing a cheap pay as you go phone in the US but had problems getting it working because we did not have a ZIP code and the customer support was non-existent to help resolve the problem.
We have learned to make use of Skype calling on wifi as free wifi is readily available in the US. You add credit to your Skype account with a Credit Card and you can call any cell phone or landline for about 2 or 3 cents per minute. We also recently learned that with DW's iPhone connected to campground wifi, we were able to receive phone calls over wifi when somebody dialed her Canadian phone number. While travelling, your Canadian phone will work however the roaming fees are exhorbitant but in an emergency you can still make a call.
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