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Canada Sim Card

A SIM card, combined with an international mobile phone, is one of the easiest and most economical solutions for making and receiving phone calls while in Canada. Having an international mobile phone while traveling overseas is indispensable in terms of security and convenience, and, with an eSIM card, it’s also affordable!

Canadian wireless telecommunications provider PhoneBox aims to make it as easy as possible for international newcomers to get phone service without requiring a physical address or a bank account. As a premier provider for students studying in Canada, PhoneBox offers an option for students to choose and order a Canadian eSIM. This allows students to virtually activate the card outside Canada. An eSIM card is a digital SIM card that is built into a device. Unlike traditional physical SIM cards, which need to be inserted and removed, eSIMs are programmable and can be remotely provisioned with the necessary information to connect to a mobile network.

Traditional SIM cards are physical cards and need to be mailed to international students before their use.

Travelers and international students can bring their devices from overseas and immediately connect to and use the wireless network in Canada by purchasing a PhoneBox SIM card prior to their arrival.

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PhoneBox understands that students often feel more comfortable speaking with someone in their native tongue when setting up a phone service. Because of this,PhoneBox currently offers customer service in 12 languages: English, French, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Hindi, Punjabi, Khmer and Vietnamese. Students have access to 24/7 support and assistance whenever they need it, wherever they are located.

PhoneBox offers the best network at a low price, along with high-speed 5G data. This allows you to take your internet browsing experience to the next level. Plus, PhoneBox plans include unlimited text and unlimited talk within Canada and international text messages.

Get your free PhoneBox SIM card for Canada without a credit history, contract, activation fees, cancellation notice or cancellation fees.

How to sign up

Follow these simple steps to sign up:

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  1. Visit the PhoneBox website.
  2. Choose the Canadian flag for prepaid plans for Canada (PhoneBox currently only provides plans within Canada – both SIMs and eSIMs – through
  3. Select the “Plans” section on the top banner.
    • Check your device compatibility: When you choose “eSIM,” you will see a pop-up window to verify if your device is eligible to use an eSIM.
    • Enter your device’s 15-digit IMEI number.

Check the website to ensure your device is compatible with eSIM. If your cell phone is not compatible with eSIM, you will need to choose the regular SIM option.

PhoneBox waives the SIM card fee for all users, saving you CAD$10.

To make an international call using your CANADA sim card in your phone, dial “+” then the country code and phone number.

For example, to call the UnitedKingdom, dial + then 44 and then the phone number.

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