I am traveling to the US this week - and want to add on one of the existing roaming plans-but I want more than 250mb of data. What do I do?

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I am traveling to the US this week - and want to add on one of the existing roaming plans - but I want more than 250mb of data. What do I do?
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Allan, Mobile Master

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The biggest data roaming plan Koodo offers is $75 for 750MB of data. You can also incur the overage price for data of $5/20MB.
If you plan on using lots of data I would suggest getting a prepaid sim and unlocking your phone.
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I agree, I love my prepaid U.S. add ons...........never expire and seem a lot cheaper in the long run that postpaid roaming add ons.
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Thank you - would that be a SIM when I get to the States?  And then when I put it in - how do I unlock my phone - what does that mean?
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Hello David, 

If you plan on using lots of data I would suggest getting a prepaid sim in the US, but you would need to unlock the phone in order for it to work.

If you don'T want to use a prepaid SIM in the US, you just need to text the number before going to the US.
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You can buy a Koodo prepaid SIM using a new Canadian number for $20, which will be credited back to your new pre-paid account. Do not close your post-paid account or port your current number over to prepaid. The net cost is zero, and you don't have to unlock your phone.

Sign up for the minimum $15 a month baseplan. Then you can buy multiples of 500MB of data for $20. You net cost for 1 month of US 500MB data would thus be ($20 - $20) + $15 + $20 = $35. Add texting and voice services as required. Use the prepaid SIM with your new number while you are stateside, go back to your regular account and number when you return.

https://www.koodomobile.com/prepaid-plans?INTCMP=KMNew_NavMenu_Shop_PrepaidPlans
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That was a really great explanation!   I have prepaid in Canada and add on's for U.S.    I have often wondered why most don't do the same.  It sure seems cheaper to me.   That is a great dual use for the same phone and no loss of the number from Canada phone.
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Koodo prepaid went from useless in the US last winter to a really great solution. If you don't consume in industrial quantities, or maybe need to do so on occasion, prepaid works great. No overages or surprises. Pay as you go.

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