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I have an unlocked iPhone, I want to purchase an international sim. If I have a vpn on the sim and have my calls forewarded to it when I'm travelling, are the calls free? 

What about texts, the same?

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Hey @emag

 

Thanks for reaching out, we're here to help! 

 

Before we can help you further, we'd need a clarification. Do you want to have your Fido calls forwarded to that international number ? 

 

 



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Yes I do. 

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It will be a Canadian number added to the sim. 

Thanks for clarifying Smiley @emag .

 

If you have a voicemail, call Forwarding won’t be charged roaming because the call is forwarded before it reaches your phone. 

 

If you don't have a voicemail, call Forwarding is billed regular roaming charges. Since you’re not roaming on our network, we can’t predict the type of charge you’ll get as this depends on how the carrier you’re roaming on has set up this feature on their network (e.g. even if you have Fido Roam, you might get charged pay-per-use airtime and long-distance fees etc.). 

 

In both cases, long-distance charges could apply as well, depending on your plan and where the call is being forwarded to. Long distance fees apply if calls are forwarded to a number outside of your local calling area.

 

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Ranya, 

I basically have unlimited everything but data on my plan, cross Canada long distance, call forewarding included, so if I have a second Canadian number, why would there be charges when my calls are being forewarded to another Canadian number which would virtually be in my calling area?

emag

In this case @emag , since Canada-Wide long distance is included in your plan, there will be no additional long distance charges Smiley .



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That sounds good 👍🏻.

How would the same senerio effect texting?

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Sorry, texting is data so it wouldn't apply, right?

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And if I have unlimited texts there would be no additional cost?

I'm not sure what you mean by no additional cost, do you mean after setting up Extreme text messaging to forward the messages to another number ? 

 

Then yes in this case there would be no additional cost. 



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That is what I meant Ranya thank you. I believe you have answered my original query. 

 

emag

Texting isn't data , it's only considered data when you are using iMessage @emag .

 

- Ranya



To forward your text messages, you would need to use Extreme test messaging .

 

More info here