Going to Canada, way to make calls

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  1. allsounds

    allsounds New Member

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    Hello All-

    I have a Droid 1 and I am going to Canada from the US in a week and would like to keep in touch with my wife via phone. I noticed that calls are .69 a minute, so I was trying to find a way around that.

    Before I go, I am going to sign up for the unlimited overseas data package, so I can still use the internet and email on my phone.

    What program would I be able to install to bypass the .69 a minute? I was thinking, maybe skype or google voice?

    She has a Droid 1 as well if that helps.

    Thanks in advance for the responses.

    Peace-

    Matt
     
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    czerdrill Silver Member

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    skype should do it...on wifi
     
  3. allsounds

    allsounds New Member

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    Thanks for the response! Would I be able to do skype using Data service if I sign up for unlimited international data?

    -Thanks

    Matt
     
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    czerdrill Silver Member

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    i'm not sure about that...i think the verizon skype allows you to use 3G, but you may have to call them to make sure...
     
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    Thanks again
     
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    mwhartman Super Moderator/RS
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    My wife and I were in Montreal in September. Prior to our trip, I called VZW. I was told that since we were only going to be in Canada less than a week not to change plans. Additionally, we were told that text messaging would not incur any extra fees.

    While in Canada, the only time I had data was in our hotel or at a location that had wifi.

    We both made calls and sent text messages. Interestingly, neither of us were charged any additional fees.

    Hope this is helpful.

    Mike
     
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