can I receive calls internationally

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For just $3/month, the International Long Distance Saver add-on lets you chat for as low as 5¢/min. All long distance calls use anytime minutes.

I am travelling to Taiwan in 2 days, but I have an important phone interview I need to take from  Canada. If I add the international  long distance saver, will I able to receive the calls from the employer in Taiwan?

Note: I have the Asus phone.
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Calls made from Canada to Taiwan will cost $0.10/min with the International Long Distance Saver add-on and $0.50/min without.
Do remember that this will still draw from your monthly minutes so if you don't have many and/or it will be a lengthy call you may want to take it in the evening or during the weekend.
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You don't even have to add it to receive calls. It won't change anything for receiving. If you receive it during daytime minutes frame and you don't have an unlimited minutes plan, it will use up minutes. If you receive the call during unlimited call times, you won't use up anything.
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So if I understand, you will be in Taiwan when the call comes in.


You'll need to add a roaming package you your plan the day you leave for Taiwan. The international roaming add-ons are available in self serve .


Unfortunately because Koodo doesn't own the towers you'll be roaming on, they can't guarantee you'll get service in other countries. But without the package, you won't get service period.


When you arrive in Taiwan make sure you turn your phone off and then turn it back on. This will allow the phone to search for a local carrier.


The long distance saver is for calls made from Canada to other countries so that's not what you need.


Hope this helps. Hope I understood
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OK.. I am not that tech savvy sorry lol. So if I add easy roam i can receive a call from Canada and Easy Roam will charge $10 for that day only right? Then if i get a call on another day it will charge another $10 for that day? ( I'm thinking it doesnt just charge $10 for every day regardless of whether i receive a call?)  From the link you gave thats what I get from it...am I missing anything?
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ps  is there anything else that would need to be added  as well as easy roam?
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It works for 24 hours after it kicks in. Easy roam should automatically add international voice roaming and international data roaming if you enable easy roam. If it doesn't then you can go into self-serve add-ons and add it manually.

If you plan on using it a lot you can instead get a local sim card and use the data for a voip App. Fongo, text now, and others give you a Canadian number for free.

You can get Vodafone's pay as you go 1, which gives you unlimited talk, text, and 500mb per day for 1 pound. Or you can pick any bigger data plan. It quickly becomes much cheaper than easy roam and is easy to do even if you arentctech savvy.
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Easy Roam CAN be added to prepaid?
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No it cannot.
Prepaid does have a selection of US boosters though that you can use while travelling in the US.

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