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RMF
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Going to Florida 72 year old senior all muddled up - please help.


@darlicious wrote:

@RMF wrote:

@darlicious wrote:

Wow that's a lot of info to filter thru to make a decision. As you don't mind paying for your phone while you are in Florida it is probably best to simply change your plan to the $10 50/50 call and text  set up to change on your next renewal date closest to when you leave... A day before is ok but just about anytime after...it will only cost $8 A month with Auto pay. The day you are leaving/entering the U.S. purchase the $15 us roaming call/text plan. You can have previously have added the funds +tax to your account so you just have to add it to your plan. The one slightly tricky thing to do would be to put your voicemail on extended absence.  You can then record a message with your Florida number for people to call or text you on. Just do this before you switch SIM cards and your roaming runs out. I can find the thread for you...but I'm sure one of the more techie users can do it faster than me. Fyi I took a screenshot of it so I don't have to look for it when I need it.

I dont have to ask you: "Where's your next vacation?"


Sorry I am a bit confused.  I don't want my voicemail on extended absense I want to be able to check it once a week or so like I do my Florida voicemail.  


Yes I'm sorry posted just after your response...thought you might not want to check voicemail rather direct callers calling your Canadian number to your Florida one. Enjoy the sun!


I don't necessarily want everyone who calls me to know I am away!!

Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Going to Florida 72 year old senior all muddled up - please help.


@RMF wrote:

 

 

 

I always call remotely now, to save an outgoing call, but I call my own number then

press star and enter my password!!


Yes RMF you can do that to 🤣 


 

Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Going to Florida 72 year old senior all muddled up - please help.

Thanks good to know!

Mayor / Maire

Re: Going to Florida 72 year old senior all muddled up - please help.


@RMF wrote:


@geopublic wrote:

@RMF 


First of all, thank you sooooo much for all the replies. What a lovely community!!

 

I am aware of things like Whatsapp but it won't work.  I am involved in an organization where we send out a lot of emails and need replies.  Texting is used to say "Hey I sent you an email please respond" and it works really well.  Also I want to keep my Toronto cell number alive while I am gone, (tho I may temporarioly switch to a cheaper plan) because although the SIM card is not in the phone I am hoping this way I can still check for voicemail, as I can with my Florida number without the SIM card in......can I do that with Public Mobile if I pay all year round? (Not everyone knows I am away).

 

The 10 day add-on is looking good.  The reason I want it is I have Magic Jack which has

taken care of my Toronto calls in the past.  But the retirement community has just ended

their contract with Comcast after 15 years, and signed up with a new company.  When I go down instead of just ordering internet to be ready for when I get there, have to have condo rewired by new cable company so am trying to have a back up plan.

 

I like to have a little data, which I just turn on when there is no wifi to check my emails, so think the $20.00 plan would suffice nicely. 

 

@RMF  Sounds good!

 

So can I call Canada directly without dialing another number first (like Tracfone makes you do). 

 

 That is correct just dial +1 and the number.

 

Also if people in Toronto phone or text

me, will it be long distance for them. 

 

No, it will be a local call.

 

 

 

Thanks again everyone and I WILL take Simon up on his offer!!

 

Sounds good! Smiley Happy





 

Oracle

Re: Going to Florida 72 year old senior all muddled up - please help.

@RMF Aplogies if I confuse things more. I think you want to:

a) maintain service in Canada so people who call your Canadian number can continue to do that,

b) pickup your Canadian messages while in Florida

c) have some "emergency" service, including data, for a while in Florida until your internet and local phone has been set up.

 

The simplest slickest, but not necessarily cheapest, solution I suggest is the following:

a) go to fongo.com, get free account and turn on their voicemail to email service

b) buy the $60 US/Canada PM plan a few days before you leave as it gives you unlimited calling throughout USA/Canada and 2 GB data for 30 days; turn on call forwarding to the fongo number

c) continue with b) until your Florida internet and local phone are working, then

d) switch your PM plan to the $15 one for unlimited incoming calls and purchase the $5 500 minute add-on; be sure to leave autopay ON

 

Any calls to your PM number will go to fongo. Fongo will send you an email whenever someone leaves a message and you can play it whenever you wish.

When you get back to Canada buy the PM plan that suits your normal presence.

If you want to set this up but are confused send me a private message with your phone number and we can discuss it.

 

BTW: If you are not wedded to your Florida number, the absolutely simplest approach is the $60 plan for all the time you are in Florida. Though, it would mean Florida friends would need to call your PM number to reach you.

 


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RMF
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Going to Florida 72 year old senior all muddled up - please help.


@Luddite wrote:

@RMF Aplogies if I confuse things more. I think you want to:

a) maintain service in Canada so people who call your Canadian number can continue to do that,

b) pickup your Canadian messages while in Florida

c) have some "emergency" service, including data, for a while in Florida until your internet and local phone has been set up.

 

The simplest slickest, but not necessarily cheapest, solution I suggest is the following:

a) go to fongo.com, get free account and turn on their voicemail to email service

b) buy the $60 US/Canada PM plan a few days before you leave as it gives you unlimited calling throughout USA/Canada and 2 GB data for 30 days; turn on call forwarding to the fongo number

c) continue with b) until your Florida internet and local phone are working, then

d) switch your PM plan to the $15 one for unlimited incoming calls and purchase the $5 500 minute add-on; be sure to leave autopay ON

 

Any calls to your PM number will go to fongo. Fongo will send you an email whenever someone leaves a message and you can play it whenever you wish.

When you get back to Canada buy the PM plan that suits your normal presence.

If you want to set this up but are confused send me a private message with your phone number and we can discuss it.

 

BTW: If you are not wedded to your Florida number, the absolutely simplest approach is the $60 plan for all the time you are in Florida. Though, it would mean Florida friends would need to call your PM number to reach you.

 


Hi thanks for all your suggestions, but that is way to complicated for me - at this point,

willing to pay a bit more in exchange for the most straightforward solution that I can understand which equals less stress.....although I think Public Mobile's pricing is amazing anyway!!  Yes, must have a dedicated Florida number as have many friends there and a lot of them don't have plans that include free calling to Canada. But I really appreciate the time you spent with me.