I had a lot of failed texts when I first got my koodo phone until someone told me to put 1-506- in front of all the numbers I store in my address book, even though that is local for me. Now the texts go through but I sometimes get a warning message when I dial them that long distance charges may apply. I know they won't because I have free long distance calling in Canada anyway! I also sometimes get warning messages about being in the USA when I go choose to the border and I don't know whether I should be turning my phone off in that border community or not. I wish koodo had something to click on to say "what jurisdiction am I in right now" so I knew when I needed area codes and exactly when roaming starts etc.