can i get internet access on my phone in england while on vacation

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Your phone technically is supposed to work there, just make sure you call *611 customer service before you go to get all the proper add-ons on the account to be able to use it.
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Are you on a plan? You can use the Internet with a data plan, but it'll cost you dearly... I'd either use WiFi only or unlock the phone and get a local prepaid sim card there :)

Found it! England is Zone 1, $5 per MB (ouch!)

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Oops, it seems even WORSE than I thought... according to their site, the UK is in zone 2 :( Only use data if you are very, very rich... or use maybe 10KB in total :D

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The rate at which you would be charged is $10/MB as opposed to $0.02/MB in Canada. Be warned, you WILL have a huge bill if you decide to use data in the UK. You need to add the "International Data Roaming" add-on in order for data to work. You can do this on self-serve and if the option isn't there, you can call *611 from your Koodo phone and they can add it. If you want your voice calling to work, you also need to add the "international voice roaming" add-on. Again, either through self-serve or *611.

I would highly recommend connecting to WiFi while there to avoid any data charges or to at least minimize them.

Have a nice vacation. Question is answered.

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