If I already have the US talk and text plan, do I still need to purchase the US roaming add on for when I travel to th US? Thanks.
Yes, even if your base plan includes US talk and text, it's only for sending to/receiving from the US while you are IN Canada. You will need to purchase a roaming add-on for when you travel to the US, or else get a local SIM where you are going. PM's US roaming add-ons only last for 10 days and they start right from the moment they are purchased.
When I travel to the US it's usually for 3 weeks at a time. I purchase a local plan with unlimited text, data, and talk. I find it's just much more convenient, and quite cheap. On our Christmas vacation I purchased a one month plan: 4 phones for $120 US.
It is called the US roaming add-on.
Purchasethe US roaming add-on on the day of or the day before you leave for the US because the add-on gets activated on the day you purchase it and it lasts for 10 days.