Steve wants to know if MVNOs can be used in Canada. Leo isn't sure what the law is for MVNOs in Canada, but even if you did sign up for a US MVNO, and were compatible, you'd likely be on the hook for roaming. From the Chatroom - 7 Eleven has an MVNO for Rogers. It's called Speak Out. So you can go to a local store and pick up a card/phone.
pay as you go
Ray got his first smartphone, as well as a new tablet. How can he connect it to his phone so he can get cellular internet while he's on his sailboat? Leo says that if he can get internet through his cell phone, he can create a hotspot with his mobile phone and connect his tablet using tethering. That usually costs an additional monthly fee, though. If he doesn't have cellular data, he could try satellite.