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[Zoomer Wireless] Zoomer 36$ plan with 4GB data/400 min daytime/unlimited txt - NO REFERRALS

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pkphilip wrote: After the first failed delivery, you should be able to call UPS to re-schedule or drop it off to your neighbor or possibly re-direct, otherwise call up Zoomer and they can have it re-direct to another address (ie. Flex Delivery address)
Daijoubu wrote: Flex Delivery is for Canada Post only?
HOWEVER, UPS does have many many nearby pickup points, corner stores, pharmacies and other shaddy electronic joints.
Either wait for the 1st failed delivery or signup for UPS MyChoice which gives you the option as soon as the shipping label is created.

Signing up for MyChoice does take a few days as UPS will snailmail you a PIN code.
yes flexdelivery is Canada Post only. I am waiting for the first failed delivery now to see what is my option. I remember they used to ask me to go to their depot to pick it up which is 30 mins drive away and I don't have a car.
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I opted for the iPhone 5S. The 5S has the same $250 no term value as the J3 Prime so yeah.
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kwanyeung20 wrote: yes flexdelivery is Canada Post only. I am waiting for the first failed delivery now to see what is my option. I remember they used to ask me to go to their depot to pick it up which is 30 mins drive away and I don't have a car.
Go on UPS.com and search for UPS agent locations, you can redirect your package to any of them, doesn't have to be at the depot unless there's a restriction from the shipper (eg Dell, which you'll need to contact the shipper to make changes)
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I am interested in this deal, but I need international (non-US) calling, and cannot find any mention of it on their website. Does anyone have experience with international calling on Zoomer?
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dealux wrote: I am interested in this deal, but I need international (non-US) calling, and cannot find any mention of it on their website. Does anyone have experience with international calling on Zoomer?
That looks like you'll need their travel pack: https://www.zoomerwireless.ca/addons#addons-tab-travel

However, based on the minutes, it looks like it's best for the occasional international caller.
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Sorry, I was not clear. I do not need to call while travelling, I just need to call international numbers from Canada. I cannot find information on rates anywhere on the Zoomer site, nor any mention at all of calling outside Canada/US.
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dealux wrote: Sorry, I was not clear. I do not need to call while travelling, I just need to call international numbers from Canada. I cannot find information on rates anywhere on the Zoomer site, nor any mention at all of calling outside Canada/US.
Most people are using VoIP for international callings. If you need direct international calling, Zoomer might not be a good choice.
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dealux wrote: Sorry, I was not clear. I do not need to call while travelling, I just need to call international numbers from Canada. I cannot find information on rates anywhere on the Zoomer site, nor any mention at all of calling outside Canada/US.
You also could use a redirect service so your "regular minute" rates get used but the actual charges go through the 1-800 number. Almost like the old calling cards of old.
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dealux wrote: Sorry, I was not clear. I do not need to call while travelling, I just need to call international numbers from Canada. I cannot find information on rates anywhere on the Zoomer site, nor any mention at all of calling outside Canada/US.
VoIP, or you can get a subscription if you call a lot or just skype credit and use skype to go. It basically converts your international number to a local number so that you can dial in just like any other local calls. Pretty handy
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Thanks for the tips. I was hoping that Zoomer would offer an all-in-one solution, because my wife is fairly technophobic and having a phone that just worked with whatever number she dialled would be best.
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dealux wrote: Thanks for the tips. I was hoping that Zoomer would offer an all-in-one solution, because my wife is fairly technophobic and having a phone that just worked with whatever number she dialled would be best.
What countries does your wife typically call? I know in many places overseas WhatsApp has exploded in popularity because it offers international calling and texting all over wifi (or data). Perhaps she and her contacts could give that a try? Paying for international long distance phone service to me seems needless.
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dealux wrote: Thanks for the tips. I was hoping that Zoomer would offer an all-in-one solution, because my wife is fairly technophobic and having a phone that just worked with whatever number she dialled would be best.
You're not going to find an inexpensive all-in-one Canada to International calling cell phone plan from any carrier in Canada.

The best solution in my mind is if you can setup a voip service (voip.ms is what I have used) and have your wife to use the voip dialer app instead of the default one for all calls.
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adamareid wrote: What countries does your wife typically call? I know in many places overseas WhatsApp has exploded in popularity because it offers international calling and texting all over wifi (or data). Perhaps she and her contacts could give that a try? Paying for international long distance phone service to me seems needless.
Talking to elderly relatives who still use landlines is the issue for us. Younger relatives are all messaging anyway.
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samj1 wrote: You're not going to find an inexpensive all-in-one Canada to International calling cell phone plan from any carrier in Canada.

The best solution in my mind is if you can setup a voip service (voip.ms is what I have used) and have your wife to use the voip dialer app instead of the default one for all calls.
Speakout has a $2 international calling add-on if you have a monthly plan with them (which start at $20), but adding data gets pricey. A VOIP solution might work, I'll look into it.
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dealux wrote: Speakout has a $2 international calling add-on if you have a monthly plan with them (which start at $20), but adding data gets pricey. A VOIP solution might work, I'll look into it.
Koodo, Fido and Virgin all have 1000 international minutes add on. They offered it for free several times in the past.
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