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Travelling to US and only want texts

  • 8 September 2019
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I am travelling to the U.S. and don't want to pay $8 per day for my current plan usage. All I want to use is texts. So please confirm that I'm understanding this correctly. If I turn my data off and don't make or receive any calls, I will be charged $10 per 100 texts for the duration of my trip (6 days)? I've seen some posts regarding this but they are either very old or don't answer my question. Thank you
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Koodo - For the record, I loved it when I was on pre-paid and I could add a booster for the U.S. Since I was using my phone more and more for talking I was convinced to switch to post-paid. I regret it every time I go to the USA. Perhaps you could consider this. It would be unique to you and would bring in a lot of new customers. I'd rant about it!

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That's correct. Keep roaming off, especially data, and you'll get charged 10 bucks per 100 outgoing SMS. Personally I'd grab a T-Mobile tourist SIM for a little more for full usage as you want.
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AFAIK, on Koodo post-paid the first text costs you $10, then the next 99 are free UNTIL your billing date, where the $10- then-99 free cycle kicks in again.

If you are at all a frequent visitor to the US, prepaid may be the way to go. You might consider buying a second SIM. Set your post-paid number to forward to your prepaid, and just use the boosters while in the US. They will stay alive as long as you renew your $15 baseplan every 89 days.

The more recent prepaid plans offer unlimited talk and text in Canada, so maybe look into them plus US boosters as a singular alternative. Things have changed...

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