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Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

International calls

I am travelling to Asia this winter and would like to be able to make calls from within Asia. Is this possible?

 

Mayor / Maire

Re: International calls

@Ihanrath 

Unfortunately, PM does not offer international roaming except to USA. 

 

Might be cheaper to get a local SIM when you arrive in Asia. 

Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: International calls

Thanks for that suggestion. I understand that as long as I leave my phone on "airplane mode" I will be able to use data when in a WIFI area?

 

Mayor / Maire

Re: International calls

If you have access to wi-fi you could use apps like TextNow, Whatsapp, or Skype.

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Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: International calls

@Ihanrath 

Only caveat I have to add to this already solved problem is: 

Most wifi calling/msging apps won't allow you to use the number to sign up for many services that ask you for your phone number. So if there's ever any phone call or text verifications needed you can forget about it (not all the time now, but often enough that it impacted my life at times) ..I believe Snapchat was one such app that I encountered issues with. But don't quote me lol. I know there were a handful of apps that those "TextNow #'s" didn't play nice with 

It's not really a big problem.. just a consideration to think about if you use your number in any verification steps in apps you use 

Mayor / Maire

Re: International calls


@Ihanrath wrote:

Thanks for that suggestion. I understand that as long as I leave my phone on "airplane mode" I will be able to use data when in a WIFI area?

 


@Ihanrath using airplane mode is probably smart to preserve your battery.  That said, it's not really required as your phone just won't be able to use any mobile services at all via the Public Mobile SIM card while you're in Asia (so there's no harm in not using airplane mode).


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