We are going to US for about a week do I need to get roaming access to save on my bill? What plan

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jesperame
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What plan is best to get if you are traveling in the US for about a qeek? If so what would be the best plan? I am reluctant because it is only a short 7 days visit. Thanks.

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xl
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It really depends on how often you use your phone and data.

If you never turn the phone on or use wifi.... you don't need a plan.  Just turn cellular data off or remove the SIM.

For light use look at the US passes.

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NFtoBC
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Chuck, two separate processes. If you have chosen to have international calling disabled, you need to request it be enabled separately from the purchase of a discount pass.

I choose not to disable international calling. If an emergency occurs, I'd rather pay the bill than not have a usable phone. If I want to avoid cross border connections when in areas where the US signal is stronger, I set my phone to Telus only to avoid unexpected roaming charges.
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xl
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It really depends on how often you use your phone and data.

If you never turn the phone on or use wifi.... you don't need a plan.  Just turn cellular data off or remove the SIM.

For light use look at the US passes.

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chuck
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Be very careful. I bought a plan for use while away. I confirmed the purchase by phone twice with Telus. When news of a sick family member reached me, I was unable to phone for updates as Telus neglected to activate the international calling. Do not trust Telus if they only give verbal conformation.

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NFtoBC
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Chuck, two separate processes. If you have chosen to have international calling disabled, you need to request it be enabled separately from the purchase of a discount pass.

I choose not to disable international calling. If an emergency occurs, I'd rather pay the bill than not have a usable phone. If I want to avoid cross border connections when in areas where the US signal is stronger, I set my phone to Telus only to avoid unexpected roaming charges.
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