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?
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 ?
Thanks for clarifying @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.
More info here .
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?