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SIM Card for travel TO Canada for an American?


Hi, I'm an American traveling to Alberta next month (to visit your fine distilleries). I'll be in Canada for about a week, and I wanted to get a SIM card for my unlocked HTC Inspire so I can make calls, text, check email, and use the Web. Is there any way to have a card sent to me in the U.S. so I'm ready to go when I land in Calgary, or is there a place to get a card in the airport? Thanks!

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At Calgary airport there are limited options. But there are many malls/stores nearby. For a Koodo sim, I would try the Walmart at Deerfoot mall which about 5 mins south or 5 mins north at the Kiosk at Cross Iron mills (by the Indigo entrance)
I'm going to be on foot, taking a cab to my hotel downtown (which hotel, I'm not sure of yet). Do they sell the cards in drugstores, and what do I have to do: buy one, and then buy service for it, or do they come pre-filled? Is there an activation process? That's what I'd rather avoid if I can...
You can use the store locator to locate a kiosk or a retailer to pick up a sim card. I would recommend prepaid in your case.
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Hey Lew! Welcome to Canada, prepaid SIMS can only be found in Koodo shops, check stores address in Calgary: Market Mall, 3625 Shaganappi Trail NW, Z021 Calgary Marlborough Mall, 3800 Memorial Drive N.E., Unit 708K Calgary Southcentre Mall, 100 Anderson Road SE, Unit 22 Calgary Sunridge Mall, 2525 36th Street NE, Unit K4 Calgary Chinook Centre, 6455 Macleod Trail SW, Unit 0223A Calgary Westbrook Mall, 1200 37th Street SW, 706K Calgary: http://koodomobile.com/en/qc/storelocator.shtml

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