Pay as you go text while in the US

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Anyone familiar with the $5/100 pay as you go texts to the US? I was speaking with a rep 2 weeks ago that told me about it and the current rep can't find anything in the system
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Wendy

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Posted 4 years ago

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Hi Wendy,

Unfortunately the $5/100 texts is only available for postpaid plans... and it's automatic for them. Prepaid does not have coverage in the US at all I'm afraid :(
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Oh absolutely Daniel, I unlocked my Moto G for that purpose (it is only $2.50 to unlock now) and I have at least 4 alternative SIM cards for travels to Europe, the US and the rest haha!
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If I travel to the destinations other than US, how much will Koodo charge for incoming texts?
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If you travel to another country and use a SIM card for a carrier in that country, your texts will not be handled by Koodo, but through that country's Carrier. For example, when I go to the US, I use a t-mobile sim card and use their Pay by the day $3 plan. When I am using this t-mobile SIM card, T-Mobile handles everythign and I pay them. Nothing goes through Koodo.

How much the local carrier charges depends on the carrier. When I'm on t-mobile, international texts are pretty costly, so I usually use iMessages on my iPhone to contact my family who all use iPhones, thus avoiding international text rates.
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Papaxiong, incoming texts are now free while roaming to any country.
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So I've read here on the community. But all the documents that I've found only say the new rates are for the U.S. and still quote the old $0.60/SMS (incoming and outgoing) rates for all other countries. I'll have to investigate further.

It's a mystery it is.
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In case you're wondering about the new US roaming rates for postpaid customers:





These are effective today.

Source: http://help.koodomobile.com/coverage-...
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This plan sucks. Living in a border city as i do when i go over and send one txt home it will now cost me $5?wtf this is bs in my opinion. What happened to the 0.75ea? I will never use $5 worth on a single day visit to the US. BRING BACK THE OLD PAY PER USE RATES.
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Not on my bill and not from the Koodo csr I talked to about and explained it to for 25 minutes
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I'm pretty sure they are, gimmie some time to confirm with our liason. I'll post again soon
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He talked to his manager and then said this time we will take the $5 charge off your bill but only because you are a long time customer
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Thank you Chad
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Jason. I just spoke with our liason and she said I'm correct. Texting Koodo from the us IS free.

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