Originally Posted by ratatosk
Verizon's preference for roaming on Telus is actually a good thing on the west coast. Not so good in say, Ontario. Certainly the Telus coverage in B.C./Alberta is as good as anything else - slightly better than Rogers in my experience.
I have an 8830 with North America's Choice and the Global Roaming option which should cover both voice and data roaming in Canada. Haven't seen a bill yet with this new arrangement.
The North America's Choice plan isn't actually available anymore, but Verizon is apparently releasing a new plan that covers roaming Canada (but not Mexico) on July 1.
This might be changing soon as Telus is planning to merge with Bell Canada. Bell has great coverage, even better than Rogers who continues to claim to be the largest network in Canada. My friend went to bamf a year ago with his Bell phone an a Rogers on, stood at the base of a mountain and couldn't reach anyone with his Rogers phone, yet he could reach people with his Bell one!
I am on the Telus MIKE network and live in Toronto with my BB 7520, and I am very happy with the coverage.