International travel

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I receive daily telemarketing calls - will I be charged for them while travelling in Europe? I'm assuming there is no charge for calls I don't answer? Also, are there any alternatives to the pay per use fees while travelling in Europe - is there an add-on for Europe like there is for the US?
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Dennis, Mobile Master

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No charge if you don't answer.

Unfortunately there are no European roaming add-ons.

The popular recommendation is to unlock your phone and to get a local prepaid sim.

I use this site to help when traveling
http://prepaidwithdata.wikia.com/wiki...
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Hoping people still check these answers!  haha.  Do you need an unlocked phone for this?

Cheers!

Rob

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Koodo offers roaming add-ons for outside of north america. https://www.koodomobile.com/add-ons
If you get a prepaid sim from somewhere else, yes you will need to unlock your phone to use it. Getting an add-on from koodo, no it doesnt need to be unlocked.
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Thank you - could you help me out with one more question?

If I use the International pay per use ... I just want to be certain: Am I strictly paying for use or are there other charges associated with it? FYI: I have an iPhone

Thanks again
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Yes just based on what your phone uses. WIth that being said, data can be tricky as they can use data in the background without you knowing it
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Ah - but if I keep my data off, would that protect me?
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Yes. Make sure you turn data off when you leave the country.
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Much appreciated - thanks