International talk and text only plan please. (no data)

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My family just signed up in September, moved from Virgin, they're not good. Koodo is the best, especially shock free data. One small thing. I am going to Venezuela next week for 2 weeks. Koodo has a text plan and a text, talk, and data plan but not text and talk only plan. I don't have much choice but to take the text, talk, and data plan but I will also be putting a data blocker on because 50MB is very small and the rate for going over is $10/MB, yikes! In effect, I will be paying for data then paying to block it, ugh. How about an international text and talk only plan??? From there I could add the data blocker and I can find wifi for internet. Thank you.
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You don't HAVE to pay for data blocking, if you don't need to send picture messages, you can just disable data on the phone itself. Koodo has a $40 plan with nothing but talk and text, no data (or pay per use data which if you don't use it, you won't pay for it).
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I was referring to the International plans.  I am going to Venezuela and need something while I am there.  If you were referring to this, then I didn't see the text and talk only plan for $40.  I don't mind paying for the data block, it is only $2.  I once accidentally turned on my data and probably paid enough to cover a lifetime of data blocking at $2.
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I see, sorry, read too fast :) Yes traveling with data switched on is a crime to one's wallet - I would probably just buy a local SIM card and enjoy the rates of the country....
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That would work for me but my wife is not very tech savvy and gets confused.  It would be nice if Koodo had an International text and talk only plan.  Thanks.
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We'll definitely share your recco with the team Dan! A possible alternative is using wi-fi. Not sure where in Venezuela you are going (the jungle vs. say Caracas) but I believe urban areas should have a decent number of cafes etc. with wi-fi. Then you could use Viber, Whatsapp or any other apps. 
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Yes, that will work.  I don't mind paying the $40 but it would be nice not to pay for data which I will be blocking for $2.  Even if I switch off my mobile data on my phone, I can't afford an accidental switch on which has happened before.  How about this?  $40 for 75 texts (like the $15 plan) and 75 minutes (25 more than the text talk and data plan).  This should be a bargain for Koodo since data overage is $10/MB or the 50MB you get are worth $500? Please let me save Koodo money!!!