Thank you for your help. This seems to be good. My only problem now is that my phone is not working in Canada. I have an Alcatel Idol 4 which I did get the okay that it was good. My phone worked fine in Canada but major problems since being in the States.
If you are back in Canada now and no service check your network settings..after your issues in the US its possible you changed something..
I am in the US until April
On Dec. 20th, your plan renewed. Just in time for all the seasonal calls. If people called your number then you would have consumed your 50 minutes probably pretty quickly. I'm not sure of this but even with the $10 plan, you should be able to call them. But they wouldn't be able to call you or your voicemail.
Edit: Sorry for the update/correction. But now with the 200 minute add-on they should be able to call your voicemail. But not having any roaming right now they won't be able to find you.
I am so glad I read this post. I also thought I bought the $8 US Roaming for 200 minutes and tried all things to make the calls. However, I am getting the message that my plan do not have roaming. Checked my account and viola, I purchased the wrong $8 long distance calls to US for 200 minutes. It is soooo confusing and I am sure lots of people will picked the wrong options. After I bought the right US Roaming, everything works!!!