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Old 12-22-2003, 12:24 PM   #1
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Question [OT] electronics & cell phone stores?

hi there,
can u tell me what/where the big electronics stores are in vancouver?

i'll be landing on a sunday in mid jan. and hope to buy a new cell phone. I hope such stores have sunday hours!

also, what are the big cellular companies? I need to find a plan that has free roaming & long distance in the usa.

many thanks for helping an incoming newbie!
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Old 12-22-2003, 12:47 PM   #2
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Future Shop (they're our version of Best Buy), Staples, A&B Sound, and Visions are a few big names. There's a lot of these stores scattered around the lower mainland/vancouver area.
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Old 12-22-2003, 02:40 PM   #3
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Originally posted by everbruin
also, what are the big cellular companies? I need to find a plan that has free roaming & long distance in the usa.
good luck on that one
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Old 12-22-2003, 04:56 PM   #4
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maybe a "rogers" phone would be the best ,they are part of the AT&T network wich is big in the USA (I think), they may have a roaming package
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Old 12-22-2003, 09:52 PM   #5
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i think Fido might be better coz they have no contract you can stop the plan anytime , also i think they have a long-d plan that is not bad. you can go with the city Fido for $40
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Old 12-23-2003, 01:30 AM   #6
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fido is good for this area only I don't think they can support once you are deep in the state. I know Rogers does because of AT&T in the state. I used to Rogers and it was pretty good reception down there.
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Old 12-23-2003, 02:07 AM   #7
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Check out:

Check these sites out. Once you find a service provider, then you can go to almost any storefront cell-phone shop to grap a phone.

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