Questions about the Prepaid US Roaming boosters

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I just heard about the new Prepaid US Roaming boosters.  It sounds great, but I have a few questions.

1. Which US networks will work with my Koodo prepaid phone?  Are there any limitations?

2. When I call to the US from Canada, I use 2 minutes from my base plan for every minute I talk.  Will that change with the US Roaming booster?

3. If I call from the US to a US number, will I use up minutes from the US Roaming booster only, or also from my base plan?

4.  If I call from the US to a US number, will I use up only 1 minute from my plan for every minute I talk?

Thank you!

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Linda Jones

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1. I believe Koodo has a roaming agreement with AT&T and T-Mobile, so you'd be using one of those.

2. The roaming add-ons only come into effect when you travel to the US, calling from Canada does not change. You still use your regular boosters for that and yes, you use 2 minutes for every minute you talk.

3. Calling from the US to a US number will use up the roaming booster, not your regular booster.

4. Not applicable, since the roaming boosters are an entity in themselves. See 3.
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Thanks for that very quick reply!

My question 4 was not clear.  If I'm in the US and call to a US number, will each minute I talk get charged as 1 minute to my US Roaming booster?   I.e. not 2 minutes, like when I call the US number from Canada?

Thanks.

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Oh I see! Misunderstood... calling the US or calling Canada both only take one roaming minute :)
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In an age where many people (especially myself) are quick to complain or find fault, I'm glad to see that Koodo prepaid roaming is working very well on the AT&T US network way down south in AZ. The rates are quite reasonable, and usage is very accurately reported in self-serve. Bought the boosters on-line and after a reboot the phone went from no service to a new roaming home screen that shows both local time and time back home.

It's important to set your network provider manually to AT&T, at least on Android, and no further mods are needed to APN or other set-ups other than to enable roaming.

I presume that on return to Canada, provider should be changed back to Koodo to avoid being dinged for unnecessary roaming charges.

Another great reason to stick with Koodo.
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