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  • 14 October 2021
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Hello Koodo Community, My question or need advice on is I am traveling and working in Ecuador for 6-8 months how can avoid expensive charges and still us my number and phone? Many thanks!!!!!

 

 


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You really can’t… unless you are willing to give up your Koodo plan and port your number to a VOIP service. Then you can forward your number and have a local SIM card + number in Ecuador.

When you come back to Canada you can port your number back to a cell service. It’s probably the most cost effective method to keep your number and be able to use it abroad!

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While in Ecuador, I suggest looking at prepaid options : https://prepaid-data-sim-card.fandom.com/wiki/Prepaid_SIM_with_data

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You can use Easy Roam.

It's $13/day to use your plan. It is capped at $150 per billing cycle. Which means after 12 days of roaming in your billing cycle, the other days with that cycle are free roaming.

 

https://www.koodomobile.com/help/easy-roam

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@cdnrrb Here is what I suggest...worked well while my sister was in Peru for 3 months.  She told us that most of the time she would be on wi-fi only. She put her phone on airplane mode to avoid accidental roaming charges. She was able to stay in touch anyone who knew how to use whatsapp (good for calls too) , facebook or any other way to connect. Then once a week (she shared with us what day would be best) she used her easy roam to catch up with those who could only use regular voice calls. $13 for 24 hour period. Was well worth it. 

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