Can we bring UK smartphones?

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hi - we are coming to Canada from the UK for 3 weeks. A Quebecois friend recommened you. Can we bring our own unlocked smartphones and put one of your sims in? Any other suggestions welcome. Thanks
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Jonathan Senior

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Hi there... Looking forward to having you here in Canada...

Please check the following link, it will give you an idea if your phone will work, most smartphones do...

Then it is up to you guys what plan to choose based on your needs...

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Make sure to check out Koodo's prepaid service as well as it may meet your needs better than a postpaid especially since your here for such a short time.
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Koodo does not accept international credit cards, but you can buy topup vouchers
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For a 3-week stay, prepaid plan is the best way to go. SIM is $20, refundable on activation. You will have to pay $15 minimum for one month of service, then buy minutes and data as needed. The SIM must be bought at a Koodo boutique; they are NOT widely available in stores and shops, but the prepaid vouchers are.

As long as your phones cover the Koodo frequencies, you should have no problem.
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so here is my workflow.

Bring two handsets - (checked via camillo's link for compatibility)

Find the nearest Koodo store to our hotel on day 1

Buy 2 x $20 sims and get $15 credit on each. (We call this pay-as-you go - The prepaid thing slightly wrong footed me...)

Pass phones to teenagers while they explore.

Sell sims on ebay (?) when we get home.

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Yes, you could sell the SIM card once you're home but I'm not sure there are going to be alot of buyers. You could keep it for the next time you come here? :P 

Your plan seems good!
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Also, if you want more information for what to do in montreal, here's a site I check daily for activities :

Very interesting for teenagers to. Give it a look! It has events, activities (free or paid) 
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Welcome to Canada, Jonathan! Enjoy your stay :)

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