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Re: [Shop-talk] stupid cell phone question

To: "Dave C" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] stupid cell phone question
From: "Arvid Jedlicka" <>
Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2013 09:22:46 -0500
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Is there a Canadian equivalent of the Tracfone available ... one where you 
simply pay for the minutes?

Maybe just get one when you are in Canada and then carry it with you when 
ever you travel in Canada. Yes, two numbers but at least you would have 
"call out" ability for emergencies and those that you share the second 
number with would be able to get a hold of you.


-----Original Message----- 
From: Dave C
Sent: Sunday, August 25, 2013 2:20 PM
Subject: [Shop-talk] stupid cell phone question

I have relatively modest cell phone needs.  I use a cheap (free)
Tracfone and buy more minutes once a year.  It works for what I need but
doesn't work in Canada, at least, not reliably.  Since I live in WA I go
to Canada occasionally, usually on my motorcycle, and cell phone
coverage is kind of a nice thing to have.

Could I buy a cheap, unlocked GSM phone on Amazon, like this one, for


put the SIM card from my Tracfone in it, and then buy a prepaid SIM card
in Canada?  If yes, do the phone number and  minutes I have accumulated
on my US Tracfone reside on the sim card, and will the phone number and
minutes just transfer on to the new phone? 

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