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Questions about the Prepaid US Roaming boosters


I just heard about the new Prepaid US Roaming boosters.  It sounds great, but I have a few questions.
1. Which US networks will work with my Koodo prepaid phone?  Are there any limitations?
2. When I call to the US from Canada, I use 2 minutes from my base plan for every minute I talk.  Will that change with the US Roaming booster?
3. If I call from the US to a US number, will I use up minutes from the US Roaming booster only, or also from my base plan?
4.  If I call from the US to a US number, will I use up only 1 minute from my plan for every minute I talk?
Thank you!

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1. I believe Koodo has a roaming agreement with AT&T and T-Mobile, so you'd be using one of those.

2. The roaming add-ons only come into effect when you travel to the US, calling from Canada does not change. You still use your regular boosters for that and yes, you use 2 minutes for every minute you talk.

3. Calling from the US to a US number will use up the roaming booster, not your regular booster.

4. Not applicable, since the roaming boosters are an entity in themselves. See 3.
Thanks for that very quick reply!
My question 4 was not clear.  If I'm in the US and call to a US number, will each minute I talk get charged as 1 minute to my US Roaming booster?   I.e. not 2 minutes, like when I call the US number from Canada?
Thanks.
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Linda Jones wrote:

Thanks for that very quick reply!
My question 4 was not clear.  If I'm in the US a...

Oh I see! Misunderstood... calling the US or calling Canada both only take one roaming minute 🙂
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In an age where many people (especially myself) are quick to complain or find fault, I'm glad to see that Koodo prepaid roaming is working very well on the AT&T US network way down south in AZ. The rates are quite reasonable, and usage is very accurately reported in self-serve. Bought the boosters on-line and after a reboot the phone went from [i][b]no service to a new roaming home screen that shows both local time and time back home.

It's important to set your network provider manually to AT&T, at least on Android, and no further mods are needed to APN or other set-ups other than to enable roaming.

I presume that on return to Canada, provider should be changed back to Koodo to avoid being dinged for unnecessary roaming charges.

Another great reason to stick with Koodo.

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