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I will be travelling to Brazil in a few months, and I thought about buying some Nobelapp credit for calls and texts to Canada. It says it works with any android or iphone. Has anyone ever tried it?

And I was wondering if I still have to unlock my phone for this to work.. I don't think so because the calls are made through an app, but I want to make sure.

Here is the link so you know what I am talking about :
They have phone cards and credit for the App, I would be using the app credit.

Finally, I'd like to know if making calls this way would use my minutes from my normal koodo plan?

Thanks a lot!
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The app will most likely end up requiring a data connection of some kind in order to work, as it's pretty much acting like a messenger with texting service. While it may seem cost effective, because of the data connection requirement, it would cost you more in the long run, so I wouldn't recommend doing it. Not only that, Koodo holds no responsibility for any additional charges that occur from using 3rd party services such as this.

The best way to go about it would to just enable International Voice roaming so you can call and text. It will be expensive, but cheaper than having to deal with International Data roaming.

Alternately, you can just get the phone unlocked and use a local sim card.
Ok well what about if I buy a Vox Global card? I call the tollfree number, enter my pin and make my call.. Would that work the same way?
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Maybe. There's no guarantee of calling cards working with cell phones.
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I do think know if it's the same as I used years ago but calling cards do nothing but charge you more money. The best thing to do is to use a 3rd party unlocking service like GSM liberty.Com or then buy a prepaid SIM where your travelling & use your phone on that carrier there.

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