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krazykiwi
Mayor / Maire

Re: Going to Vegas today


@gblackma wrote:

@tomgirlbc from within Canada. 


@tomgirlbc wrote:

Okay thanks, so even my plan i wont have any coverage in the usa, cause it does say international texting


 


International text on your regular plan means you are able to send text to and receive text from international countries that are listed while you are in Canada. The receiving of text while in the U.S. is a glitch and technically should not be possible.

krazykiwi
Mayor / Maire

Re: Going to Vegas today


@tomgirlbc wrote:

thanks, what if i buy a better plan for 5 dollars would that include usa or only when i am in canada


As mentioned, currently there is no plan that offers coverage while in the U.S.. You need an Add-on for that.

tomgirlbc
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Going to Vegas today

thanks cause i just purchased the 20 dollar 250 mb so i should be good 

My Add-ons
 
 
My Add-ons
 
 
US Roaming - 250 MB Data (10-day)
US Roaming - Unlimited Talk (10-day)
US Roaming - Unlimited Text (10-day)
gblackma
Mayor / Maire

Re: Going to Vegas today

@tomgirlbc enable roaming and restart your phone when in the US  Remember what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.

Nezgar
Mayor / Maire

Re: Going to Vegas today


@gblackma wrote:

Remember what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.


Since the advent of cell phone cameras and social media, this is totally no longer the case. Cat Wink

YVR
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Going to Vegas today


@tomgirlbc wrote:

thanks cause i just purchased the 20 dollar 250 mb so i should be good 

My Add-ons
 
 
My Add-ons
 
 
US Roaming - 250 MB Data (10-day)
US Roaming - Unlimited Talk (10-day)
US Roaming - Unlimited Text (10-day)

Good choice - keep a look out for casino/hotel WiFi so that you do not burn through your data.  

Korth
Mayor / Maire

Re: Going to Vegas today

You could also take a plan (and temp phone number) with a local prepaid carrier. Could cost less if you need need to buy multiple US Roaming add-ons (you need multiple services, your trip exceeds 10 days, etc).

 

If you have a dual-SIM phone then you can even reactivate this plan on future trips to USA (assuming it hasn't been inactive long enough to be terminated).

 

Tello has plans from $7/month (100 minutes USA calling, Unlimited North America text) to $10/month (Unlimited USA & Canada & Mexico calling, Unlimited International text, 1GB 4G data) to $35 (with 10GB 4G data, etc) and beyond ... although you'd need to buy a Tello SIM card ($10) and all prices are in USD. There are a few even cheaper/better plans and providers but they're only for local city or state residents.

Nezgar
Mayor / Maire

Re: Going to Vegas today


@krazykiwi wrote:

The receiving of text while in the U.S. is a glitch and technically should not be possible.

Receiving text messages in the USA without a roaming add-on is not a glitch. It is an officially included feature, as per this help article:

 

https://www.publicmobile.ca/en/sk/get-help/articles/us-roaming

 

However, voicemail and call forwarding will not work for incoming calls without a calling roaming add-on - they will either get a fast-busy or ring forever until the phone registers again back in Canada.

kselmak
Mayor / Maire

Re: Going to Vegas today

Good find @Nezgar 

Thanks

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