Travelling to Brazil

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I will be travelling to Recife, Brazil with my BlackBerry for 2 weeks. Can I text, call and check my voice mail from there? Can others still reach me? What are the options? THANK YOU!
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The good news: yes you can...
The BAD news: it's going to cost you the earth!!! I highly suggest you unlock your phone and buy a local SIM while in Brazil. Alternatively you can put your phone on airplane mode and use WiFi only.

However, if you really need to use your Koodo line, it'll cost you $2.50 per minute, $10 per MB and $0.60 per message sent and (until the end of August) received :(

See http://help.koodomobile.com/coverage-...
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What BlackBerry do you have? Unlocking it might be free.
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I have a BlackBerry Curve and it is already "unlocked". The last time I was in Brazil I got a SIM card through their provider TIM. That gave me a new number and I had to buy minutes to recharge it every time. I burned through them quick and it was expensive so I'm looking for something I can pay $25 or whatever to get unlimited txt and call
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A local sim is your best bet. Koodo doesn't offer any savings for roaming except in the USA.
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Maybe check to see if they have any PAYG (prepaid) phones there that are cheap and include airtime. Similar to Trackphone (spelling?) in the US

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