Why doesn't Koodo include Africa in their international deals?

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Posted 2 years ago

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Sophia, Mobile Master

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Agree :) some more European countries would be nice too... But I guess Koodo wasn't able to get any good deals with those countries...
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Goran, Mobile Master

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Carriers tend to only bother with nations that they would get large call volumes to/can negotiate. Wind FWIW has unusually good call rates compared to the other major carriers in Canada for a lot of nations and I'm not sure how/why. Perhaps its contacts via Orascom/Vimpelcom before they paid themselves out to be independent and then Shaw buying them made the difference.

I'd suggest looking at Ontariophonecards.ca for whichever nation(s) you wish to call in Africa.

Another option actually, that while not always viable, can be worth looking into: have people that you want to call use voip to talk to. I obviously have no clue which nation(s) you're looking for, but have a gander at the data rates for cellphone carriers if landline internet is not a viable option and perhaps you could send that money you would spend on calling to pay for the data use, which usually is a lot cheaper, so they can skype, whatsapp, viber, use Fongo, or whatever.Can I assume that you're looking primarily for Ghana based on your last name? Glo Ghana has upwards of 30GB for 24 dollars for 90 days.  Most voip services will consume about 1MB for every 1-3 minutes, so you'll get many thousands of minutes a month for 8 dollars a month by doing this. Good enough cell phones can be had for very cheap assuming they don't already have smartphones. I don't know the market within Ghana but if it's not cheap in Ghana getting something like a moto e or g or a good Chinese OEM phone like say a xiaomi redmi note 3 or something by ZTE or whatever, one can be sent as well.
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