Visit to Portugal

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I have a monthly plan.  I just want to confirm that while in Europe,  I will not be charged roaming fees to read a text - Right?  Roaming fees will apply only if I reply to it.
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Dave caron

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Posted 4 months ago

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David, Mobile Master

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Correct. You also will not receive picture messages, as they require data.

You will want to make sure your cellular data (roaming) is turned off as well, so you don't consume it at pay-per-use rates.
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Thanks for the quick reply  David!  Yes, I will ensure I turn off my data. 

I also plan to acquire a second Sim Card from a European supplier to have  telephone service and data over there.  I have not done this before but I hear the Kiosk staff at the airport speak English and set you up very quickly.   Cheers!
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If you plan to receive texts only on your account (roaming with pay-per-use), I think you still need to add the 2 add-ons in online selfserve "International Data Roaming" and "International Voice Roaming".
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Unless you have a dual SIM phone, you will not be able to receive texts to your phone from your regular contacts unless the Koodo SIM is installed.
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