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Topic # 231889 19-Mar-2018 11:20
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I see 2D now have some good roaming packs (Globetrotter) for use in Canada, Ireland, UK and the US. I'm a little worried though that roaming in Japan will cost me $10 per MB!!! Outgoing calls are $3.39 min. When I next head off to Japan late September, is it likely Japan will have been added to those destinations? Spark and VF have roaming agreements in place, but 2D still have a long way to go. 


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  Reply # 1979716 19-Mar-2018 11:30
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I think that is a question for @SaltyNZ but I would be surprised if he can speak about future plans / changes before the information is made public

 

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  Reply # 1979764 19-Mar-2018 12:03
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Usually better to look for a local SIM card in the country you are travelling to. Almost always a much cheaper option than roaming.
If visiting multiple countries you may also be able to pick up roaming cards overseas that bundle countries within the region together.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1979768 19-Mar-2018 12:12
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So much better to just get a local sim while over in Japan. When I was over there Oct last year I used Ninja Sim. Picked it up from the airport arrival lounge and worked pretty much off the bat. That is just one of the many options available to you.

 

http://ninjasim.jp/en/

 

 


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  Reply # 1979774 19-Mar-2018 12:28
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I can't speak about possible future plans even if I know them, no. VoWifi will work while overseas and you will make and receive calls, SMS & MMS at your home rates. That doesn't help you for data, but then again, if you have VoWifi then you're already on Wifi by definition. If you need to use massive amounts of data while overseas, a local SIM is always the best way to go no matter which carrier you're on at home.





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  Reply # 1979836 19-Mar-2018 13:15
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SaltyNZ:

 

I can't speak about possible future plans even if I know them, no. VoWifi will work while overseas and you will make and receive calls, SMS & MMS at your home rates. That doesn't help you for data, but then again, if you have VoWifi then you're already on Wifi by definition. If you need to use massive amounts of data while overseas, a local SIM is always the best way to go no matter which carrier you're on at home.

 

 

Am I right in that my Galaxy S7 Edge isn't yet on the 2D VoWiFi compatible list yet? I guess you can't comment on whether it would be in future, if it isn't yet :-) 


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  Reply # 1979878 19-Mar-2018 14:22
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Spong:

SaltyNZ:


I can't speak about possible future plans even if I know them, no. VoWifi will work while overseas and you will make and receive calls, SMS & MMS at your home rates. That doesn't help you for data, but then again, if you have VoWifi then you're already on Wifi by definition. If you need to use massive amounts of data while overseas, a local SIM is always the best way to go no matter which carrier you're on at home.



Am I right in that my Galaxy S7 Edge isn't yet on the 2D VoWiFi compatible list yet? I guess you can't comment on whether it would be in future, if it isn't yet :-) 



By the end of March . . . https://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/help-and-support/mobile/products-and-services/wifi-calling

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  Reply # 1979891 19-Mar-2018 14:46
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Also note that the phone has to have the 2degrees firmware on it to support VoWifi.





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  Reply # 1979892 19-Mar-2018 14:46
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scottjpalmer:
Spong:

 

SaltyNZ:

 

 

 

I can't speak about possible future plans even if I know them, no. VoWifi will work while overseas and you will make and receive calls, SMS & MMS at your home rates. That doesn't help you for data, but then again, if you have VoWifi then you're already on Wifi by definition. If you need to use massive amounts of data while overseas, a local SIM is always the best way to go no matter which carrier you're on at home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Am I right in that my Galaxy S7 Edge isn't yet on the 2D VoWiFi compatible list yet? I guess you can't comment on whether it would be in future, if it isn't yet :-) 

 



By the end of March . . . https://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/help-and-support/mobile/products-and-services/wifi-calling

 

 

 

Thanks Scott. I hadn't managed to find that, so that's good news. 


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