Is TNT30 for the USA still available?

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Posted 9 months ago

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Goran, Mobile Master

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Unfortunately not. The switch to the Easy Roam style removed the old options.
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For that length I would suggest getting a local SIM card. I've had some good experience with Roam Mobility if you wish to check out what they have.
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If keeping your current number is important, and you are making few calls and texts, look at porting your number to prepaid with US Boosters. Small cost and the boosters carry over until you consume them. On your return, you can port your number back to a postpaid plan of your choosing.
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what are US Boosters? I have googled and am not finding anything
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Yes it is.  You have to call 1-866-995-6636.  You can no longer use the text 30 TNT, I don't understand why because it was so simple. Now you have to wait on the phone to talk to an agent.
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It's not officially available let us say. They are giving it out as a sort of retention offer to keep customers happy atm.
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thanks everyone for your comments and suggestions... it gives me somewhere to start
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Janet, US boosters are available for people with a pay as you go plan. https://www.koodomobile.com/prepaid-plans?INTCMP=KMNew_NavMenu_Shop_PrepaidPlans

Here's how it works.  You buy a SIM from Koodo for a prepaid phone and get a 2nd mobile number.  You sign up for the minimum plan - $15 per month (texting only) and buy US boosters. Data cost $30 a GB and has no expiry date,. Ditto for Talk: $20 for 250 min and $20 for 1000 texts, that don't expire as long as you are on the plan.  Your running costs are $15 per month for the plan.  Depending on your usage, the boosters can last well longer than a month or two and you can easily buy more online when you are running out. 
Last year I was in Florida for 4 months.  I had access to a home phone and wifi but needed a cell for occasional travel around and for use outside my home when shopping, etc.  IIRC, I used only 5 boosters (1 talk, 1 text and 2 data). My total cost for 4 months was $150 : $60 for the monthly plan plus $80 in boosters and $10 for the SIM. I got a 100 minutes Canadian minutes bonus which meant I could use the phone traveling to and from the border as well. I cancelled the prepaid plan as soon as I returned to Canada.

You can, if you wish to, put your regular account on seasonal hold (reduces your regular bill to $15 per month).  I didn't do this because I have a great Koodo plan grandfathered that I didn't want to lose.

Advantages:  you don't have to run around when you get to the States  to buy a prepaid plan there.  Plus your friends can call/text you with no LD -- your # is a Canadian one.  And your calling area includes calls to Canada.

Disadvantages: you have to give friends and family your temp new number.  I had hassles each time I tried to use self service to add a booster from the US and had to call in.  No big deal though.

If you have the same profile -- want to pay for what you use only and you have access to another phone and wifi where you are staying -- the Koodo prepaid approach may work for you too.
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Thank you for the information.  I was not aware that Koodo had this plan.  I will look at it to see if it is better than what I just bought. With my actual phone I got 30 days unlimited text and talk to Canada and USA for $45/month that will renew automatically if you don't specify an expiry date. I don't have data because I use WIFI only.
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Yes it is.  You have to call 1-866-995-6636.  You can no longer use the text 30 TNT, I don't understand why because it was so simple. Now you have to wait on the phone to talk to an agent.

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