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Easy Roam in French Polynesia

  • 8 July 2019
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I'll be heading into the South Pacific this week with my Koodo phone and EasyRoam - but there's some ambiguity about whether I'll be covered in Tahiti.

https://www.koodomobile.com/easyroam This page says that French Polynesia is covered by EasyRoam.
Further down, under the 'Things to know' header, it says that 'Tahiti' is not included. Tahiti is the main island in French Polynesia. I find it very odd that it would not cover Tahiti (with a very large population), but it would cover the rest (with a very small population).

Any ideas on whether or not I'll be covered when I'm on Tahiti?

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It is what it is I'm afraid. I'm shre it's a roaming partner agreement issue vs a population issue. Considering it's 24 bucks to get 400MB via prepaid, I can see why:
https://prepaid-data-sim-card.fandom.com/wiki/French_Polynesia
I called in this morning. After some checking and back and forth it was determined that Tahiti is included as part of EasyRoam's coverage in French Polynesia. It looks like there had been some updates recently to the countries included, so I imagine it got left on the 'No' list accidentally.
Just to follow-up on this for anyone else enquiring - unfortunately due to a flight delay of 72 hours, my layover turned into a 4 hour connection in Papeete so I just kept my phone on airport wifi for the time spent there.

I wasn't wanting to spend (at least) $12 for only a few overnight hours on my way to Easter Island just to see what would happen.
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Thanks for the update, though I don't feel like it adds much to the original issue.
Thanks for the update, though I don't feel like it adds much to the original issue.

Wasn't necessarily intended to 😋

I just hate searching online and finding my exact same question left open without any sort of resolution.

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