09-05-2013 12:06 PM
I bought a phone to use when I am in Florida (I live in Canada) and I am on the 10 cent/minute plan with the International calling. It works great calling back home from Florida. I know that if I use the phone in Canada, I will incur a 10-cent/minute charge + a roaming fee, but I was wondering about another possible option.
As my home base # is a 407 area code, what would happen if I used the phone in Canada and dialled every number as a long distance number? Would the phone then just take minutes off of my international long distance, or would I also incur some sort of roaming charge as well?
Any help would be appreciated.
09-05-2013 7:44 PM
Is this a AT&T GoPhone? (GoPhone SIM or GoPhone SIM+Phone, aka AT&T prepaid?). If so it will roam in Canada/Mexico in addition to the USA. The rates are here:
Canada roaming rate is 0.39/minute deducted from your prepaid account for ALL calls made/received. Your domestic GoPhone plan/rates DO NOT apply (they only apply while in the USA.) Ditto for Mexico. This is due to AT&T's relationship with Bell/Telus and Rogers.
09-06-2013 5:58 AM
OK, so if I understand correctly, I would be charged .39 / minute for a domestic call (Canada), rather than .10 / minute + roaming fee if I wanted to make a call in Canada? So basically the international calling option on the phone does not apply from within Canada, only from the US? Just wanting to be clear before I try any of this out.
09-13-2013 5:33 AM
All the AT&T rate plan in USA not apply when you roaming in Canada.
It is US$ 0.39/ min for domestic call in Canada.
Calling to US will be US$0.39/ min plus long distance charge.
I found out it is close to US$1 /min call to US!!