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If I only want to use text messaging, no calling, no data, just text messaging, from St. Lucia to Canada what do I need to add on. Everyone keeps talking about Int’l Dialing and LD Saver ($2/month), (which appears to actually be $3/month). Is adding the feature the only way to text message from St. Lucia. There is confusion as everything on Koodo site refers to talk and text while traveling internationally. Nobody refers to text only. Thanks

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Userlevel 3
You don't need the LD saver to text. Keep in mind it will be $0.60 a text message for incoming and outgoing.
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Hi Dar, The LD saver is only to call OTHER countries FROM Canada, not the other way around. Unfortunately there is no add-on to text from St. Lucia, each message (sent or received) would cost you $0.60 😞 The best way would probably be to unlock your phone and get a local SIM card when you're there that offers international texting... or use WhatsApp or Google Voice with a data only local SIM. I can't think of another option really 😞
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Sophia wrote:

Hi Dar, The LD saver is only to call OTHER countries FROM Canada, not the other way around. Un...

Sophia the Ld saver is a required add on for calls that need to be made outside Canada. The international voice roaming would also need to be added.
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For just texting you won't need the ld saver. You will, however, need to add the international voice roaming add on in order to connect to a network outside of canada or the us.
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Timo Tuokkola wrote:

For just texting you won't need the ld saver. You will, however, need to add the international v...

That's what I meant to say Timo lol
Timo Tuokkola wrote:

For just texting you won't need the ld saver. You will, however, need to add the international v...

thank you very much for your fast answers. I will make sure I have the free international voice roaming add on and I will turn off data and change my voicemail to extended absence and turn off recording. that way when I turn my phone on to send and recieve text messaging at .60 per message I will not have a flood of emails, app updates and voicemails to pay for. If you see a flaw in my plan, please let me know. thanks again.
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Timo Tuokkola wrote:

For just texting you won't need the ld saver. You will, however, need to add the international v...

Make sure if you want the calling you add the LD saver for $3 as well. We don't have access to your account information here and there's no way to track your roaming useage while your gone from Koodo's end. So use it very sparringly
Userlevel 6
Hi there, the "LD Saver" must be added in order to call and text when traveling abroad: http://koo.do/Im7Mcg. Normally, the free "International Voice Roaming" feature can't be added if the "LD Saver" isn't on the account. Thank you and enjoy your trip! ________________________ If you see a good answer, give it a star.
I am going to Cuba..I do not have data just minutes and international texting from Canada, so I need the LD Saver and "international Voice Roaming" as well?
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June Roy wrote:

I am going to Cuba..I do not have data just minutes and international texting from Canada, so I n...

If you don't want to use "International roaming add on", you will get pay per use charges. And you will need to add International Voice Roaming and Pay Per Use Intl Long Distance add-on (this should be on already) Check under "International Pay-Per-Use Roaming" http://help.koodomobile.com/coverage-long-distance-and-travelling/Travelling If you add one of the "International Roaming add on", you don't need to add "international Voice Roaming" But I have seen some posts that said text doesn't work even if they have a roaming add on. So I would add it anyway if I go traveling outside US.

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