Use Koodo prepaid SIM in Mexico for incoming calls from Canada only

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I will be in Mexico for 2 months. I will be using a Mexican SIM card in my unlocked phone, but I would like to bring a second unlocked phone with my Koodo SIM, only for incoming calls. This is because I may receive the very occasional call from Canada on this number. Is there a way to do this without paying the $40 per month roaming? I don't care about the rate per minute because I may not receive ANY calls at all and if I do, I will call them back on Skype.
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Posted 8 months ago

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Robert, Mobile Master

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Hello Susan, 

You can just bring your phone and not answer the calls. You don't need to have the roaming add-on in order to do this!!  Your phone will work normally without an add-on as well (as long as you have the free roaming add-ons)
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It is not possible to Roam in Mexico on a prepaid Koodo SIM. On a post-paid SIM you could accept a call at the pay-per-use rate of $1.50 per minute.
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I am confused. Don't David's response and Robert's response contradict each other?
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Well, we must know if you're on prepaid or postpaid? Because if you're on prepaid, then David's answer is the good one. Roaming on prepaid is limited to the US so if you go to Mexico with a prepaid SIM it won't connect to the network.

PS : I missed the detail that you might be on prepaid.
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I mentioned in the title of the post that I am on prepaid.
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You can use Fongo or Text now or anything else that gives a Canadian number and receive calls that way.
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Goran, could I ask you to explain how this works?
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Here's the answer yo your question : https://www.fongo.com/how-it-works/

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