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Easy Roam International (Costa Rica): Just to confirm, i will only be charged the 12$ if i use my data/calling/texts


I just wanted to confirm that for my 23 day trip, if there is a day i dont use my data/calling/text i wont be charged. Its only charged if i end up using either/all of these services. I don't plan on using data unless its absolutely necessary for booking hostels and such. As well, i dont plan on using call or text unless there is an emergency.
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Best answer by Dinh 12 January 2019, 01:05

hi
That is the case in an ideal world. Easyroam will charge when you use data/send text/make or receive calls https://www.koodomobile.com/easyroam

However, there could be many issues with accidental usages that you need to take care of if you choose to use easyroam intermittently:

  • Some phone could send text to server for extra services (iphone and some android phones), that would trigger easyroam even if you don't send text yourself.
  • Some phone could use tiny amount of data when you turn on/off or switching between towers. It could trigger easyroam for that day also.
So if you choose to use easyroam only when you need, make sure you control your phone carefully. I would suggest you turn On Airplane mode and turn off mobile data when you don't want to roam.

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hi
That is the case in an ideal world. Easyroam will charge when you use data/send text/make or receive calls https://www.koodomobile.com/easyroam

However, there could be many issues with accidental usages that you need to take care of if you choose to use easyroam intermittently:
  • Some phone could send text to server for extra services (iphone and some android phones), that would trigger easyroam even if you don't send text yourself.
  • Some phone could use tiny amount of data when you turn on/off or switching between towers. It could trigger easyroam for that day also.
So if you choose to use easyroam only when you need, make sure you control your phone carefully. I would suggest you turn On Airplane mode and turn off mobile data when you don't want to roam.
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For 23 days, I'd definitely recommend hooking your phone with a local SIM card (http://prepaid-data-sim-card.wikia.com/wiki/Prepaid_SIM_with_data)
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Note that when you do use a service to trigger EasyRoam, that it is good for a period of 24 hours and it is based on your plan.
Also note that the $150 EasyRoam cap is based on your billing cycle and not based on your trip.

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