Confused by incoming calls cost

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I've just moved to Newfoundland from the UK as an undergraduate student. I need to sort out a phone plan. I have brought my phone from the UK and it is unlocked, and my bank (Scotiabank) told me to go to Koodo as that's probably the best for what I would need.

Now it's struck me that it's eye wateringly expensive in Canada, like 3 times as much as at the UK (and I thought that wasn't cheap) so I thought maybe just using skype, but with lots of friends and peer pressure I have to cave in.

But I just want a basic cheap as possible plan where I can ring and text where necessary, and answer calls. What does it mean by unlimited incoming calls... I've never come across having to pay for this at home unless abroad, if this isn't ticked does that mean it needs to be paid for separately (if so how much), or does it come out of the minute allowance.

Thanks in advance for response. It's not just the cost that is different here, how the whole market operates seems to be different from at home and I don't want to get into something without any knowledge.
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https://shop.koodomobile.com/plans/pl...

Unlimited incoming is when people call you, there is no impact on any airtime.
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But the cheapest plan (which is what I would want) doesn't have that ticked.

What does that mean exactly?
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If you are in Canada when receiving the call, it will go against airtime. It doesn't matter where the calls are coming from.
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While in Canada, receiving incoming calls from anywhere in the world will use your airtime at a rate of 1 minute per minute, rounded up to the nearest minute, unless you are within unlimited evening/weekend periods, in which case it will cost nothing.
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LIKE U MEAN I DO NOT NEED TO PAY NOTHING>? EVEN THOUGH I AM THE ONE WHO IS RECING CALL FROM DIFFERENT COUNTRY
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Your caps lock is stuck.
Yes. I mean that during unlimited evening and weekend periods, provided YOU are in Canada, you pay nothing for incoming calls, regardless of where in the world they come from. Just like with a landline.
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NoDiRan you will be charged when receiving calls outside of Canada. As per Koodo's website in Russia you will be charged $2.50/min for calls, $0.60/text and $10/MB for Data.
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You could try prepaid? The boosters don't expire until you use them up so if you do the base plan ($15/month for unlimited text) a day then add the $25 voice booster that gives you a bucket of minutes to use.
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Welcome to Canada where you pay the highest cell phone rates in the world! Lol kidding. But yeah as previous posted prepaid would be your best option.
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To be honest, Verizon's prices aren't that much better.

As a matter of act, my sister was in Boston, a major U.S city, for work, and she was roaming on AT&T. She was outside the convention centre and she was getting dropped calls. Come on now, I could understand if she's in the boonies like the midwest or the rocky mountain range up near Washington state but not in the middle of Boston...

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