Pay off tab and go traveling

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I bought my phone in April of 2015 and am still paying off my tab. Can I pay off my tab total now and switch to a pay as you go? I am traveling to central and south America for a year. Thanks!
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You sure can.

You might want to check if your current phone is a good frequency match for the countries you are visiting. Koodo runs on 850/1900 3G, but many modern GSM phones will also cover the 900/1800 bands common in South America as well. If your current phone is a not a good match, there are many International Quad Band GSM phones available on Amazon, and you will save the unlock fee.


www.gsmarena.com


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mobile_network_operators_of_the_Americas#United_States

http://prepaid-data-sim-card.wikia.com/wiki/Prepaid_SIM_with_data

If you are going to use your current phone, get it unlocked while you are still monthly. You will also need a pre-paid SIM, for use in Canada available at kiosque or on eBay.ca. Will cost $20, but that's credited to your account when you activate on-line. Your number can be ported to prepaid, and you will receive a final monthly bill for your tab balance + unlock charge, less any unused portion of the current month's service (pro-rata).

You will definitely need a local sim and plan when in South America: there is no roaming on pre-paid.
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