Costa Rica travel - International add on details for Samsung 3 with regular monthly plan

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Going to Costa Rica with my Samsung 3 phone. Want to purchase the International add-on for texting. Does anyone know if "Koodo roaming partner service is available" there, before I purchase an add-on?  The "nitty gritty" info on the add-on page says it will only work if partner service is available.  (in other words: will a purchased Koodo international add-on work there? Also when there, to call Canada do I have to dial 1+country code+area code first? And if Canadians calling me in Costa Rica on my Canadian number, do they have to dial 1+Costa Rica or Canada country code first?
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Gillian

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Mathieu, Mobile Master

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Hi Gillian,

While in Costa Rica, you will either connect to Claro, I.E.E (Kolbi) or Telefonica (Movistar). You will have to check their coverage on their own websites. 

Will a purchased Koodo international add-on work there?
Yes, that's the entire point of getting the add-on.

When there, to call Canad do I dial 1+country code+area code first?
Yes

If Canadians calling me in Costa Rica on my Canadian number, do they have to dial 1+Costa Rica or Canada country code first?
Your friends will do nothing different, they will contact you with the same number that they always do!
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Thanks for these answers!  Now - from reading other people's experiences it looks like I need not only to buy the add on but I need to have voice roaming?  How do I get voice roaming?
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Hey Gillian! You can add the voice roaming option through your self-serve account. When you log into your account, go to add/change/remove add-ons, then go to change my monthly add-on, and then click on international voice roaming. For more travelling information, I invite you to visit http://koo.do/L0AUYo to get all of the details. Have a safe trip!

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