my sister has a N5 (from Aus, but I think they are the same) and will be in Vancouver for just over a week for conferences. She needs something mostly to just receive calls, not make them. 30min or less as it is only a quick contact method, so texts may be used, but unlikely since she's in Academia and many "leaders" in her field are old geezers now.

Looking to keep it as cheap as can be. All the major players, B/R/T and their daughters, have seemingly the same rates. None of them specifically mention anything about incoming calls.

I'm interested in what happens when credit runs out for calls and texts. I'm used to Euro rates where I would top up a tenner every three months. I only know the Canadian post paid market, not prepaid.

I'm open to pretty much any carrier suggestion, as long as they have got coverage in Van.