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All services continue to be offered remotely during regular business hours.

COVID-19 Updates from International Student Services: November 2021:
The latest updates can be found on the Travelling to and from Canada page.
            1. International students with a valid study permit (or approval letter) can travel to Canada (McGill is on the list of DLIs with an approved COVID-19 readiness plan). Before making travel plans, please refer to our Entering Canada page.
            2. Fully vaccinated travellers authorized to enter Canada by land or by air, are now exempt from the federal requirement to undergo a 14-day quarantine. The 14-day quarantine continues to be required for all other travellers who are not considered fully vaccinated.
           3. For more information, please refer to McGill's quarantine resources and IHI’s vaccination FAQs.

Please visit our COVID-19 page for additional news, resources, and FAQs.

Cell phone plans

Cellphone service providers are different companies in Canada. Some students, particularly those from the U.S. may be able to extend their current plan to allow for their move to Canada. However, many students may find it cheaper and more practical to obtain a new cellphone and plan here in Montreal. Please note that our office does not endorse any one provider.

Getting a phone

Some companies will provide a free phone/device when you sign into a plan with them. However, you can always check the McGill classifieds for used phones. Some service providers may also sell used certified phones at a discounted rate.

Deciding on a plan

  • What is important to you to have?
  • What will you use the phone for?
  • Do you want to sign onto a plan (2-3 year contract) or use a pre-paid phone plan?
  • Do you need long-distance calling? International texting?
  • Do you plan on using a smartphone? Do you need a data plan as well?
  • Is the plan flexible? Can you add on or remove different services?
  • What are overage charges should you go over your limit of text messaging, minutes or data?

Cell Phone Companies in Montreal

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