Going to travel to Serbia for 2 weeks. What can I get through Koodo to use my cell phone in that country?

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Travelling to Serbia
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Honestly, Ur better off getting a local SIM. Then u can use WiFi for calling home or what have you.
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You can get the international roaming add-ons, which are 15 for 75 outgoing texts, or 30 for 50 outgoing SMS, 50 minutes, and 50MB of data, but I strongly suggest going with MTS for prepaid. I've never had issues using MTS, and it's the largest carrier, so unless you're going to be in contact mostly with people from Telenor or something, stick with them. Wi-fi is very common in urban areas as well, so if you need to be in touch back in Canada, I would use Fongo or Textnow. Prepaid data is also cheap with MTS by Canadian standards.

https://www.mts.rs/privatni/mobilna/pripejd/touristsim
You get 10GB for 1800 dinars, plus some local minutes. There's cheap add-ons for unlimited calls and texts, and per use calls for outside of network use is cheap. With 10Gb you can use Textnow/Fongo to your hearts content. Plus Viber is extremely popular in Serbia, so you'll be able to use that a lot of the time as well.



If you absolutely must use your Koodo number, don't forget to go into your self-serve app before you go and add the two international roaming add-ons that are free before you add the roaming add-on.
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Thanks Goran. First time using my cell out of country so I may need this explained to me like you would to a 5-year old (please). To use my current phone, and to use MTS (serbian mobile provider) - what steps do I need to do before I leave Canada and what do I need to do when I arrive in Serbia.
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Quite fluent , Gorane. Hvala Vam na pomoc,
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Nema ne čemu ! Sretan put :)
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Lesson request #2: How can I type to include the accents on our Serbian letters?
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On computers you have to add that particular keyboard as an option. Bottom right of windows it'll usually say "Eng" if you click there, it'll take you to language preferences. On android phones, if you go into Settings, Language & input, then it'll be there under Keyboard & input methods. Tap on current keyboard/google keyboard or whatever you use that's in the options, and add it in from there.
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I don't mean to post repeatedly here but suddenly it's not accepting edits on this particular comment despite there being no new comments or anything...
Since you'll more than likely have a standard QWERTY keyboard, the diacritic letters (accents on letter) will be just to the right with the colon, quotation, and parenthesis keys. You'll have to memorize which are which unfortunately. It'll also change up what shift numbers are for symbols and such to still include them. Y and Z will be reversed as well and that can take a little getting used to. Android phone keyboards usually add the letters in as separate unique keys, so it makes it a little more cramped, especially if you have a smaller phone.
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