|Quoting SmithAir747 (Thread starter):|
However, the carriers do not accept a VISA debit card (I have a TD bank account) for purchase of a phone and plan.
|Quoting SmithAir747 (Reply 2):|
Mine is a TD VISA Debit. Could the failure of checkout coincide with the credit/debit card acceptance policy?
|Quoting czbbflier (Reply 6):|
To cancel your contract, Bell and Rogers will expect you to pay off the phone (remaining months on your contract X $20.00 to a maximum of $400.00) plus a $200.00 data cancellation fee. Telus only has you pay off the phone (prorated at $15.00/month to the end of the contract) plus $50.00 cancellation fee. Score a second point for Telus.
|Quoting Aesma (Reply 8):|
I understand now why I had trouble using my Carte Bleue VISA in Canada, it was a debit card (as most French use, credit cards are for people that shouldn't be spending that money they don't have anyway).
|Quoting scrubbsywg (Reply 9):|
To be fair, that is exactly what our interac debit system is. tied directly to our bank accounts and not credit. It was designed by our banks and is accepted at nearly every retailer in canada; just pretty useless for online purchases.
|Quoting WestJet747 (Reply 3):|
I can't see why that would be a problem. It's still a Visa. When I moved to Australia I was still able to sign a contract using my Mastercard debit/credit card.
|Quoting scrubbsywg (Reply 4):|
Debit cards that are tied to credit cards are not common in Canada, at least in manitoba. Most here wouldn't even understand what they are. When canadians say "debit" we mean a card issued by your bank that you use at ATMs and at stores that accept interac. From browsing Visa's site, it seems that even though they accept visa, they do not necessarily accept visa debit.
Another option is to do it in person. Most major malls will have every Canadian cell phone retailer in the mall, either a kiosk in the halls or an actual store.