Do you have convention attendees travelling to Vancouver from the U.S. or international destinations? They’ll need to take note that charges and data plan fees for cell phones (especially smart phones like the iPhone, Blackberry or Android) and tablets like the iPad can be costly, with prices spiking as high as several dollars per minute.
Before delegates depart for Canada, it’s recommended that they contact their local cell phone carrier to get information about special pricing plans for calls, text messaging and internet usage outside of their home country. If using a smart phone, they should ask their carrier about certain settings such as turning off cellular data, and using Wi-Fi access instead as these may help save money on usage.
Below are links to some popular carriers' international coverage plans: