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Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: International Roaming


@jp2 wrote:

If your plan includes calling to the US I think you should be able to forward to a US or Canadian number but I'm not 100% sure


And @cobb87 too!

 

Unless something has changed since this post it's still not possible to forward to a US number:

 

Call forwarding to US phone number

jp2
Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: International Roaming


@koimr1 wrote:

@jp2 wrote:

If your plan includes calling to the US I think you should be able to forward to a US or Canadian number but I'm not 100% sure


And @cobb87 too!

 

Unless something has changed since this post it's still not possible to forward to a US number:

 

Call forwarding to US phone number


Good catch

Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: International Roaming

@koimr1  On a recent trip to South Africa via Hong Kong, employing Wifi along the way ( at various hotels, coffee shops, etc), I was unable to successfully use Fongo to complete a call.    I modified the various Fongo settings as suggested in their help section but all to no avail.  Accordingly, I would personally be wary of recommending Fongo as an exclusive source of contact in select parts of the world.  

 

What did work really well, at least for placing calls outbound, was using Google Chat Hangouts.  Before leaving, I added my Canadian cell as the outbound calling ID.  Thus anyone I called could see it was me and not some 'unknown' number which might be ingnored.   Incoming calls are a different matter though so an alternative plan would have to be arranged. 

 

WhatsApp might be a good alternative as suggested above.

 

edit: Meant Google Hangouts.

Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: International Roaming


@skifan wrote:

@koimr1  On a recent to South Africa via Hong Kong, employing Wifi along the way ( at various hotels, coffee shops, etc), I was unable to successfully use Fongo to complete a call.    I modified the various Fongo settings as suggested in their help section but all to no avail.  Accordingly, I would personally be wary of recommending Fongo as an exclusive source of contact in select parts of the world.  

 

What did work really well, at least for placing calls outbound was using Google Chat,  Before leaving, I added my Canadian cell as the outbound calling ID.  Thus anyone I called could see it was me and not some 'unknown' number which might be ingnored.   Incoming calls are a different matter though so an alternative plan would have to be arranged. 

 

WhatsApp might be a good alternative as suggested above.


Oh that's too bad. I was able to use Fongo via both wifi and local SIM data last year in Germany/Austria/Hungary/Czech Rep without incident.

 

If the other choices worked then great! More options to be considered! Smiley Happy

Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: International Roaming

 That's actually where I'm headed, South Africa. Smiley Tongue

 

Also, I just found out that you can purchase a Canadian number on KnowRoaming under the 'purchase service' tab. It's only $3. At least I have the call forwarding figured out now. 

Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: International Roaming


@cobb87 wrote:

 That's actually where I'm headed, South Africa. Smiley Tongue

 


SA is an awesome place to visit....although one does have to keep one's security in mind.  Keep your passport on you at all times.....if it gets lost or stolen....big problems. 

 

FYI: As for purchasing a local SIM:

Be aware of something called R.I.C.A. which is a regulation enforced by the Government of SA.   Those who wish to purchase a local SIM will, at the time of purchase, need to supply their passport and proof of where they’re staying during their time in SA.  This is relatively straightforward if you’re staying at a formal place of accommodation; simply print proof of your reservation on a letterhead. However, if staying with friends or in informal accommodation (like a house swap), you’ll need an affidavit from the local property owner or tenant stating that you’ll be residing temporarily at the said address.

 

 

Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: International Roaming

There is no plans as of right now that include international roaming 

Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: International Roaming

ooooo, how did you do that? Didn't think we could in Canada for G Hangouts...

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Mayor / Maire

Re: International Roaming


@Moogie wrote:

ooooo, how did you do that? Didn't think we could in Canada for G Hangouts...

@Moogie how did who do what?  You didn't really give much context here.  You didn't think we could do what for Hangout in Canada?


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Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: International Roaming

I was thinking the same thing

..how did who do what?

..why did they do that?

..and can I do the same?..😀