Options for AT&T user visiting Canada for Voice & SMS

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  1. robdam1001, Oct 2, 2012
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    robdam1001 macrumors 6502a

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    I was thinking of going with Sidecar for voice and Pinger for SMS. Are these my best options for not affecting my data plan while visiting Canada? I *think* Pinger Voice is not free but SMS is free?

    I'd like to turn Data & Roaming off for my week long trip.
     
  2. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    I'd be interested in any replies too....plan on going to Canada soon.
     
  3. robdam1001 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think I'll be using Pinger for both Voice and SMS. Pinger Voice isn't free but it's not too expensive.
     
  4. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    Since I have a Google Voice number - I was looking into Talkatone.
     
  5. Yell-O macrumors newbie

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    I usually switch to a regular flip phone when I get to the border, but with the iphone 4/5 I just turned off cellular data, use imessage for texts (most people I talk to have iPhones) and just use regular minutes since I don't make calls often there.

    If your phone's unlocked you could grab a $10 prepaid sim card and load it with some minutes and texts.
     
  6. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    Hmmmm....I should take my old, off-contract 3GS (now used as a repurposed ipod touch) to AT&T and have them unlock it.
     

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