Sim Card for Travelling

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Do I need a special SIM card to use my KOODO LG Banter in Argentina and in Brazil?
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Judith Kendall

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The lg banter is a cdma phone. It doesn't have a sim card, and therefore cannot be unlocked to use with another carrier. I believe it will work as a roaming koodo phone in argentina and brazil if you add international voice roaming and the international dialing/ld saver to your account, although you would be charged roaming fees for using it abroad.
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Hi Timo, it won't work in Argentina & Brazil and CDMA phones will automatically roam on our partners' network, without adding international voice roaming and LD Saver :)
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Wasn't at work so I didn't have the list of international roaming partners available. I thought customers still needed ld saver to dial international numbers though, even on cdma?
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No problem Timo! "Koodo Help" is our friend :)
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I just spoke with a Koodo representative and added international dialing/ld saver to my account to use my LG Banter in Argentina/Brazil. Was that a waste of time as Yannick, Koodo employee advises I can not use my phone there???? HELP!
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Hey Judith, the LD Saver will cover international calls made from Canada but won't allow international roaming. As you have a CDMA phone, the ability to use your phone during your travels is lot more limited then on HSPA phone (that are using a SIM card). We can remove the LD Saver feature from your account. Simply send us an email via this web form: http://koo.do/LmpQrZ. You will need a Self Serve account for verification. Thank you!
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thanks for the info; this is a great assist!
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Hi Judith, unfortunately you won't be able to use your phone in Argentina and Brazil as we don't have any CDMA partners there. if you need a phone during your trip, you could always get a prepaid one in each country. Enjoy your trip!

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