Rogers offers 5 dollars(and you can get it for 1 dollar) for unlimited international texting and preferred call rate, 0.02,0.03 per min .
For Telus, you have to pay 10 dollars for international texting and 3 dollars for preferred calling at rate 0.10 ， 0.15 per min.
What a joke .
With the plethora of apps available across the world this should not be a limitation especially if you have a data connection.
I agree, I'm not a fan of having to download a specific app just to connect with specific people. 20% of people using App A, another 20% using App B, etc. It's too much hassle to keep track of which person uses which app. A phone number is universally accessible without having to worry about if the person you are trying to reach is on a particular platform.