when is Easy Roam charged

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is easy roam charged minute you power up your phone. or is it when you send a text or call, or use data? I'm unsure as to when the easy roam is considered activated.
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Posted 4 months ago

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Allan, Mobile Master

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Once you make/receive a call, send a text or use data. Then it stays active for 24 hours.
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Note that you won't get charged if someone calls you and you don't answer. You only get charged when:
You use data
You accept (answer) an incoming call
You place an outgoing call
You send a text message
You check your voicemail

You don't get charged when:
You receive a text message
You decline an incoming call or ignore an incoming call
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@Mathieu that's an excellent answer.
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Nicely answered, thank you!  
I apologize for my lack of knowledge here but, what if my daughters receive a text via iMessage on their iPhones?  
I believe the majority of the iMessage texts are sent via wifi or data, but I have data blocked on their plans.  Will that activate their Easy Roam?
Thank you in advance!
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Either their messages won't show up until they connect to Wi-Fi, or they will arrive as an SMS. EasyRoam will start once they reply.
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Thank you David, I appreciate that!
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I am in the USA. I have Easy roam on my phone. I only use my phone for texting and emails when Wifi is available. I am still being charged the $7.00 on some days. I have the Cellular Data and the Celluar Raoming turned off on  phone. Is there another setting I need t change so I don't get charged?


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 "I only use my phone for texting and emails when Wifi is available."

 - You will get charged when you used/sent a text.
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Marie it sounds like you should remove easy roam from your add ons if all you want to do is use wifi and text. Sending a text will start an easy roam charge. Use the pay per use rates for texting which will get you 100 texts for $5 per billing cycle. You need to remove easy roam to use pay per use rates.