Roaming in the U.S., 5 times a week.

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Will be moving to Windsor to work in the Flat Rock (MI) area. I currently have the $60/10GB/month plan. Don't want to lose it, don't want a new US number either. Looks like I'm stuck with paying additional $100/month on roaming charges. Thoughts? Ideas? Really don't want to lose my current plan because I will still live in Canada.
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Or you can keep your Canadian number but also get a local US number too
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First idea that crossed my mind but wouldn't I need US address and US credit card to get a US number? Also, would need some data (to be used in US only). But then I'd be roaming on the Canadian network with the US number. Bummer. 
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Prepaid?
Like Cricket wireless.
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I...haven't thought about that. Will look into it. Thanks.
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For more information you could check that website (http://prepaid-data-sim-card.wikia.com/wiki/Prepaid_SIM_with_data). They have everything you need to know about pre-paid all over the world.
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Since you are so close to the boarder, are you able to connect to a koodo network while in the US?
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Will be trying it out the next time I'm over the water.
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@5Hade: it depends on how much data/minutes you are using in States. Will contacts of you call a new US number to reach you?

If you are a heavy users and need to make lots of call within US/Canada, easyroam might be the best choice. Even if you are a casual user, but need to receive calls or respond to texts from Canada, easyroam is still a good choice.
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Change the preferred network on your phone to Koodo only (rather than automatic). It's possible that the Amherstburg signal will be strong enough to reach your place of work in Flat Rock, so there will be no roaming involved at all.
If not, check out T-Mobile ONE prepaid. If you are going to work in the US, you may make enough US-based calls to qualify (must use the phone more in the US than in Canada or Mexico). You can port your current Koodo number to a VoIP service and have those calls forwarded to your new T-Mobile line for a few dollars a month.
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