How do I activate pay per use roaming in the US?

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I am on $30/month plan in Canada, last time I went to NYC, I attempted to send texts and they would not send.  I am going again and was wondering what I need to do to activate it. 
I called koodo and the rep said Easy Roam is now the only option, is that correct? It's not practical for me since I only need to send a few texts over 4 or 5 days.  Please advise,
Thanks,
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In your case, pay per use is cheaper, you would just need to add 2 add-on on your account:
  • International Data Roaming
  • International Voice Roaming
Don't know if you can do it on selfserve, you could have to call in to ask them to put in on for you.
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No you do not. If your needs are only some texting, you can rely on the pay per use rate for texts in the US, which is 5 dollars per 100 outgoing texts. Incoming is always free.

Also you do not in fact need those roaming add-ons Azure suggested for the US. There is of course no harm in adding them, but they aren't needed for US roaming.

If you need more than a few texts you can also opt for Roam Mobility by the day rates or just use Easy Roam if you end up having a day you need more or get a tourist sim from T-Mobile.
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How do I activate the pay per use roaming? Last time, i had signal in the US but my texts would not send.  
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Like I mentioned above, check your selfserve, if you see 2 addon:International Data Roaming and International Voice Roaming (and no easyroam), you are setup to use pay per use. Now, if you don't see it, I think you have to call Koodo or send message to their facebook to tell them to add it on for you.
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You don't need those add-ons for US pay per use. They are only for international pay per use.
The lack of easy roam triggers US pay per use. Nothing else needed.