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Going to travel to Serbia for 2 weeks. What can I get through Koodo to use my cell phone in that country?


Travelling to Serbia

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Honestly, Ur better off getting a local SIM. Then u can use WiFi for calling home or what have you.
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You can get the international roaming add-ons, which are 15 for 75 outgoing texts, or 30 for 50 outgoing SMS, 50 minutes, and 50MB of data, but I strongly suggest going with MTS for prepaid. I've never had issues using MTS, and it's the largest carrier, so unless you're going to be in contact mostly with people from Telenor or something, stick with them. Wi-fi is very common in urban areas as well, so if you need to be in touch back in Canada, I would use Fongo or Textnow. Prepaid data is also cheap with MTS by Canadian standards.

https://www.mts.rs/privatni/mobilna/pripejd/touristsim
You get 10GB for 1800 dinars, plus some local minutes. There's cheap add-ons for unlimited calls and texts, and per use calls for outside of network use is cheap. With 10Gb you can use Textnow/Fongo to your hearts content. Plus Viber is extremely popular in Serbia, so you'll be able to use that a lot of the time as well.

If you absolutely must use your Koodo number, don't forget to go into your self-serve app before you go and add the two international roaming add-ons that are free before you add the roaming add-on.
Thanks Goran. First time using my cell out of country so I may need this explained to me like you would to a 5-year old (please). To use my current phone, and to use MTS (serbian mobile provider) - what steps do I need to do before I leave Canada and what do I need to do when I arrive in Serbia.

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Radmila wrote:

Thanks Goran. First time using my cell out of country so I may need this explained to me like you...

First you want to unlock your phone. Since you have an android, you're best off using ebay to get the unlock code. They will have instructions on what to do. Then when you get into Serbia, you can buy a prepaid sim at nearly any kiosk, or MTS store. Now, kiosks will generally have only plain prepaid sims with usually 200 dinars on them. The super tourist prepaid sim started since the last time I was in Serbia, so I don't have experience with that. I'm not sure if you can just add 1800 dinars and then in options add it. You can buy a sim pack from MTS stores though with the super tourist package part of it, and it'll be a multisize sim so there's no issues with getting the proper size. Unfortunately, I presume you'll be flying into  Nikola Tesla International, and they stopped selling sim cards at any kiosks still there but that could have changed in the last couple years. If you can, I suggest you go to a MTS store, and they can help you as well. The SIM package should have instructions on how to activate as well.
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Radmila wrote:

Thanks Goran. First time using my cell out of country so I may need this explained to me like you...

Or, just pick up a super cheap phone over there and use their service. Might be cheaper than unlocking, and then getting an add on that doesn't offer a whole lot in terms of wiggle room.
Radmila wrote:

Thanks Goran. First time using my cell out of country so I may need this explained to me like you...

My phone was unlocked when I started with Koodo. I am now on a monthly pre paid with them. Does this mean my phone is still unlocked?
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Radmila wrote:

Thanks Goran. First time using my cell out of country so I may need this explained to me like you...

Yes its still unlocked
Radmila wrote:

Thanks Goran. First time using my cell out of country so I may need this explained to me like you...

thank-you so much guys - tech moves to fast  and I've learned a lot with this quick chat option
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Radmila wrote:

Thanks Goran. First time using my cell out of country so I may need this explained to me like you...

It moves waaaay to fast sometimes lol. Glad we could help and enjoy your trip
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Radmila wrote:

Thanks Goran. First time using my cell out of country so I may need this explained to me like you...

Also you can refill your prepaid if you'll be more than a month, or if you don't go to a MTS store at any kiosk. They have machines that will top up your account when you hand them cash. IIRC the carrier menu on your phone pops up when you dial *100# and the supertourist add-on could be in there as well. But since this is your first time, I'd stick with going to a MTS store and they'll help you. I don't know how fluent your Serbian is, but the ones in larger cities (100k ppl plus) should have people who speak English well enough if a relative cannot accompany you to help.
Radmila wrote:

Thanks Goran. First time using my cell out of country so I may need this explained to me like you...

Quite fluent , Gorane. Hvala Vam na pomoc,
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Radmila wrote:

Thanks Goran. First time using my cell out of country so I may need this explained to me like you...

Nema ne čemu ! Sretan put 🙂
Radmila wrote:

Thanks Goran. First time using my cell out of country so I may need this explained to me like you...

Lesson request #2: How can I type to include the accents on our Serbian letters?
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Radmila wrote:

Thanks Goran. First time using my cell out of country so I may need this explained to me like you...

On computers you have to add that particular keyboard as an option. Bottom right of windows it'll usually say "Eng" if you click there, it'll take you to language preferences. On android phones, if you go into Settings, Language & input, then it'll be there under Keyboard & input methods. Tap on current keyboard/google keyboard or whatever you use that's in the options, and add it in from there.
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Radmila wrote:

Thanks Goran. First time using my cell out of country so I may need this explained to me like you...

I don't mean to post repeatedly here but suddenly it's not accepting edits on this particular comment despite there being no new comments or anything...
Since you'll more than likely have a standard QWERTY keyboard, the diacritic letters (accents on letter) will be just to the right with the colon, quotation, and parenthesis keys. You'll have to memorize which are which unfortunately. It'll also change up what shift numbers are for symbols and such to still include them. Y and Z will be reversed as well and that can take a little getting used to. Android phone keyboards usually add the letters in as separate unique keys, so it makes it a little more cramped, especially if you have a smaller phone.

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