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Out of country with International calling enabled

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.

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.

Out of country with International calling enabled

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Sep 5, 2013 7:44:59 PM
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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:

http://www.wireless.att.com/learn/international/roaming/gophone-international-roaming.jsp

 

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.

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:

http://www.wireless.att.com/learn/international/roaming/gophone-international-roaming.jsp

 

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.

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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.

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.

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Yes you are correct.

Yes you are correct.

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Thanks!

Thanks!

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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!!

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!!

*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

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