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travelling to Republic of Ireland and Northern ireland


i live in Brampton Ontario and am travelling to Republic of Ireland and Northern ireland in the next few weeks. Will i be able to text from Ireland to Brampton with my regular text messaging package? i read somewhere that this would be possible.  I would like to have around 100 minutes of talk time, unlimited texting and some data....is there a plan or option that can help support this?

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Koodo's roaming packages can be found here: http://help.koodomobile.com/coverage-long-distance-and-travelling/travelling Look under "travelling outside the US". Unfortunately, these add ons don't provide as much data as you're looking for. You can combine both add ons during one billing cycle, but you can't repeat the same one during the cycle. Have you considered having your phone unlocked and getting a local SIM there? I got 1 GB for 5 pounds last time I was in the UK. With Fongo, you can call Canada for free over the Internet, and it's $2 to add texting.
Thanks.  I'm not very tech savvy, this is all greek to me, so I'm not really sure what to ask for when I get there.  If I add the international call and text plan from Koodo, do I have to add on the roaming?  I'm not sure what the roaming really means.
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Marlene wrote:

Thanks.  I'm not very tech savvy, this is all greek to me, so I'm not really sure what to as...

It's really easy! You just need to make sure your phone is unlocked, and get a sim card from a local provider. You can go to a store in Ireland or usually sim cards are available at the airport. Ask around! Pretty well any provider can get you 10-20 GB of data plus unlimited calls and even included roaming in the UK for 15 euros for a month. It's no more difficult than you having service with Koodo.

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What is the international call and text plan? You have roaming text and roaming bundle you can add. The international call and text plan from Koodo you're talking about covers only calls from Canada to other countries I think. That's if we're talking about the same thing

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