call forwarding to a different country

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I'm currently on vacation in Australia and would like to forward calls from my Canadian Koodo phone number to my Australian  Vodafone phone number. Is this possible?
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Dennis, Mobile Master

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No.  If you want to activate call forwarding you need to be on the Koodo network.  But call forwarding still costs money per minute unless you get the add-on and forwarding to a non-canadian number will incur long distance charges too.  So this may not be what you are looking for
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You'll still be able to call your voicemail and check if anyone left a message, but as Dennis said, you can't forward calls to an international number.
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I believe you could forward your call to a Canadian and US number (+1), but not to UK/AU number. There might be some long distance, and forwarding charges involved.

I would suggest you open a new number with fongo (a voip) for free. You will get a Canadian number with it. Then you could forward your Canadian number to the fongo number while you travel in UK or AU.
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There was a horror story on this and other boards about a year ago when someone tried to forward their Canadian Koodo calls to a US number while they were in the US. They ended up with a big roaming fia$co.

There are international forwarding services, but for a short vacation they are hardly worth the cost and effort. You have to get a Fongo or International forwarding service number, have your Koodo calls forwarded there, and then deal with the additional charges for the second part of the relay to Australia.