What do I need to do to get roaming charges?

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I 5 phonea, in Canada, going to Californi
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Christine Stewart

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Posted 1 year ago

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Allan, Mobile Master

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To get roaming charges? Just use your phone normally.
To not get roaming charges, turn off data and dont use your phone.
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Edit: turn off data and don't text or make phone calls.
Incoming texts are free so if you want to receive texts then keep your sim in and phone off of airplane mode; otherwise you can.
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" I 5 phonea, in Canada"
Do you have a  $15 prepaid base plan?  

If you go to the US and want to use your phone, you can buy roaming add-ons for Talk, Text and/or Data booster. 
https://www.koodomobile.com/prepaid-plans?INTCMP=KMNew_NavMenu_Shop_PrepaidPlans
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If you are a monthly customer and still want to use your phone without getting charges, take the SIM card out of it. Make sure not to loose it while you are away so that you can put it back in when you return to Canada. This will let you play your games, take photos, connect to wi-fi, and you won't receive any text messages or phone calls. Another option would be airplane mode and you manually turn Wi-Fi on.