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AT&T cellphone reception on east side of Vancouver Island

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AT&T cellphone reception on east side of Vancouver Island

Dear Experts - What can we expect in terms of cell phone service, specifically AT&T from Victoria to Campbell River? Are there WiFi hotspots or do yo recommend we get a foreign (we are coming from the US) data plan package?

Many thanks for you help. Upcoming Visitor

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1. Re: AT&T cellphone reception on east side of Vancouver Island

Hi TranquilaPV, welcome to the forum ~

We have Canadian providers in Canada. It would be best if you checked with your provider for an add on package for Canada. There is an article in the Top Questions (to the right of the page) on the Vancouver Forum. Here is the short cut.

tripadvisor.com/Travel-g153339-c163066/Canad…

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2. Re: AT&T cellphone reception on east side of Vancouver Island

AT&T is sisters with Rogers cell service in Canada. There is very good Rogers service on the East side of db VI. You will need to tend to roaming fees thoigh if you are usimg a US cell phone. Call ypur providor for deatails.

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3. Re: AT&T cellphone reception on east side of Vancouver Island

Thank you for your quick response. I will be getting the special Canada package. My question was more about reception, as in dead spots. We will be riding our bike and want to be able to make calls from the road. It sounds like (based on another response) that reception is pretty good. Thanks again. Now, if you can just arrange available campsites and no rain :)

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4. Re: AT&T cellphone reception on east side of Vancouver Island

Choose the buttons for the different carriers to see the coverage areas:

http://www.comparecellular.com/coverage-maps/

Hope you have a wonderful time here.

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5. Re: AT&T cellphone reception on east side of Vancouver Island

When will you be on Vancouver Island? Campsites fill up fast during the summer months. Are you on motor cycles, or using the "other" slower kind?

From Victoria, there are a few Government run campsites, and there are also private ones. How many days total do you have for the road trip?

One of our favourite campsites is Rathtrevor, but it is 100% reservable now. But they do have some walk in sites, and you may be lucky there.

Goldstream is another one I enjoy, but it is just north of Victoria, and you will most likely want to get further north on your first day.

And very close to Campbell River, just east of the town, is Elk River campsite. If you can get one along the river, it is really pretty.

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