Cheapest way to roam on the EU

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I’ll be in the EU for thirty days and 10 per day can add up plus I have to pay me regular bill. Any suggestions would be welcome!!
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Judith Jane Leidl

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Dennis, Mobile Master

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The $10 per day is up to a maximum of $100 per billing cycle.  If you billing cycle starts/ends around the middle of your trip, that would be $200 of roaming charges + Plus your regular billing.  Do you plan to use your regular amount of talk, text and data on your travels?
https://www.koodomobile.com/easyroam?CMP=KNCKDO0428Google_Koodo-ROI_Google_229369796577&utm_sour...
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Yes thank you. Likely I would use the regular amount.
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Note that the prepaid local sim below are great suggestions and definitely cheaper, you will lose the convenience that using your own number will bring (ex. calling and texting).  If you can forgo your local number for a month and just rely on data, then the local sims are your most economical options.  
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Losing the convenience of your own number is for sure a pain. $200 in roaming charges plus cost of your plan is not good though either. There should be more options or roaming packages.
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Yeah there won't. At least not for a price most would find acceptable. Depends on what you need to have use of your own number for. Voice / video chats with multiple chatting apps are very easy and commonplace. You can also get a free Canadian number line from a VoIP company and use that you get and make calls to Canada. I maintain a Fongo line for that use, and unlike most others, you don't need to use it every few days to keep your account active.
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You could get a free Fongo (or other VoIP service & app) account, add forwarding to your Koodo plan for $3/month (you can cancel it when you return), and forward your inbound calls to your Fongo number while away.  Then pick up a local (EU provider) service with enough data for your regular data usage plus calling.  You can use Hangouts Dialer for outbound calls and make them look like they are coming from your regular Koodo phone number (provided your verify your phone number in Hangouts before leaving Canada).
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Cheapest way would be to get a plan/sim from a local carrier for the $30 days. Make sure your phone is unlocked and compatible or it wont work.

https://www.koodomobile.com/help/unlocking-your-phone
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You definitely want a local prepaid sim. For example you can get a French sim from Free Mobile which gives 100gb of data for 20 euros a month. Just look at http://prepaid-data-sim-card.wikia.co... and select the country. If you'll be in multiple countries, you still get to roam within the EU and you get a quarter of the data allotment for roaming.
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Check your phone out against European carriers. Most recent mid- to upper-end handsets will be fine, but just in case....

 https://www.frequencycheck.com/countries
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Let us not forget, Easy Roam International will cost $12 starting in June 1st.
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Being so greedy will cost them one day. Maybe not right now but hopefully one day there are more carrier options.