Canada SIM GSM 850 / 1900

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Canada SIM Highlights
  • $10.00 CAD starter airtime credit
  • A local cell phone number in Canada
  • Voicemail
  • SMS (text messaging)
  • E-mail
  • No yearly contract, monthly charges or credit check

If you plan on visiting Canada any time soon, don’t take off without a prepaid SIM card. The Canada SIM card provides a simple, convenient, and affordable way for any traveler to make and receive those all-important calls while abroad.

The prepaid SIM card for Canada is a trouble-free option for using your existing world phone as a prepaid Canada cell phone while you’re in the country at a better rate than you’d pay for a Canada cell phone rental. The SIM chip, combined with an unlocked GSM World cell phone, helps you keep the lines of communication open without being burdened by high international roaming surcharges applicable when you use your “home” SIM card abroad. You’ll also enjoy the benefit of $8.00 ($10 CAD) of starter airtime credit, SMS text messaging, e-mail, voicemail, a local cell phone number in Canada, and free incoming calls. What’s more, you’ll have 24 hour a day access to customer service simply by dialing 611 from your Canada cellular phone. No yearly contract, monthly charges, or credit check is involved.

Your Canada SIM Card will require a SIM-unlocked GSM cell phone that supports the 1900 frequency. If you do not have your own international cell phone, we have several models available for your consideration. Please click here for more information.

Airtime Rates

Domestic calls

The domestic calling rates are charged per minute for incoming and outgoing calls within Canada from your prepaid Rogers Canada SIM card while you are in Canada. There are 3 calling plans to choose from at the time of activation, however the default plan is the Anytime Plan.

  Airtime Rate Minimum reload
Anytime Plan* 0.33 CAD ($0.31 USD) per minute 10.00 CAD ($9.50 USD)
Evenings & Weekends Plan** 0.39 CAD ($0.37 USD) per minute 20.00 CAD ($19 USD)
All Day Plan*** 0.25 CAD ($0.23 USD) per minute for the first five minutes

0.15 CAD ($0.14 USD)
per minute for every minute thereafter

20.00 CAD ($19 USD)


All outgoing SMS are C$.15 ($.12) per message, incoming SMS are free.

Incoming calls from Rogers cell phones are free, all other incoming call are charged at the local outgoing rate.

**Evenings are from 8 p.m. – 8 a.m. Monday through Friday. Weekends are from 8 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Monday. If you are on an Evening & Weekends plan, you will have to recharge your account with a minimum of $20. Any unused airtime credit is rolled over when you top-up your account before the expiration date.

***The All Day Plan requires a minimum of $20 top-up each month. Any unused airtime credit is rolled over when you top-up your account before the expiration date.

International calls

Placing international calls from your world cell phone has never been easier with your prepaid local Canada SIM card. All rates are listed per minute for international outgoing calls from a Canada prepaid SIM card while you are in Canada.

United States Australia UK Japan China (Mainland)
$0.66 USD $0.75 USD $0.75 USD $1.00 USD $1.50 USD


Adding Airtime

Your prepaid Canada SIM card has been preloaded with a $10 CAD ($8.00 USD) balance which is valid for 30 days. Additional airtime credit is available through the purchase of airtime vouchers also called reload codes, not another SIM card, in Canada. Airtime vouchers are available in Canada at local convenience stores, petrol stations and all local Rogers authorized dealers. Airtime vouchers are available in 4 denominations of Canadian dollars:

Airtime Voucher Minutes Included Validity
10 CAD 33 30 Days
20 CAD 60 30 Days
30 CAD 90 30 Days
40 CAD 120 30 Days

You can refill your prepaid service account whenever you want. Simply open the prepaid voucher and type the code into the keypad of your international cell phone to add the respective credit.

To check your Canada SIM card account balance, free of charge, simply dial *46.

Service Life

Your local Canada SIM card, once activated, is valid for 30 days. If you do not add airtime to your account within 30 days, your Canada mobile phone number will be recycled and any remaining airtime balance will be forfeit. To get connected again you will be required to purchase a new SIM card.

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