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I received a text for "Optional U.S Roaming Add-ons" replied YES and got charged differently then the add-on specified.


I was is the USA, received the text below, and replied with "YES" for the roaming add-on (Most Popular) but my bill doesn't reflect this. 

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Koodo: Welcome to USA! All incoming texts are free. You do not have a Roaming add-on; the rates without an add-on are Voice = $1.50/min, Data = $5 for every 20 MB used, Outgoing Text = $5 for every 100 text sent (up to 160 characters per Text). For help, check out koodo.com/ask.Safe travels!

Optional U.S Roaming Add-ons: 

[Most Popular] 
Reply YES to get up to 250 MB of data, unlimited minutes & text for $40 in the U.S. for 10 days. 

[Other Options] 
Interested in 3, 10, or 30 days U.S. Roaming Add-ons? Reply 3DAYS, 10DAYS, or 30DAYS to learn more. If you no longer want to get updates on our new services, reply stop to unsubscribe or visit bit.ly/UctlZt ;

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What did you end up getting charged?
Allan wrote:

What did you end up getting charged?

$78 airtime, $80 data+sms
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Allan wrote:

What did you end up getting charged?

Interesting, as usually you would text '10All' to 4545 for that particular add-on.  I've not heard of this before, and it may be new, and having teething pains.  If a Koodo employee does not jump in by this time tomorrow, contacting Koodo directly might be the next sensible step.

For Billing Inquiries: #227 from your mobile phone. You can contact Koodo on Facebook or Twitter.  How-To: you can send a tweet to@koodo - and one of Koodo’s agents will help take the conversation private, or send them a private message from facebook.com/koodo. Koodo Phone Numbers: *611 from your cellphone, 1-866-995-6636, or +1 647-788-4337 but often means waiting on the line for a CSR, so Facebook or Twitter is usually less time consuming. 
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Allan wrote:

What did you end up getting charged?

On the other hand, isn't there supposed to be a cap at which koodo warns you that you went over your "limit" of 50$ roaming charges?
On hold, waiting for the forth rep. Started an hour ago, not much help...
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@ User..............doesn't look like there was any roaming feature added. Notifications were also sent about your roaming data spend via SMS. The below would be an example:


You should have received a confirmation if the roaming feature was added. 

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