Data-only esim + VOIP for travel?
Key element is my desire to keep using my existing Koodoo number while travelling, without paying $8-$12 a day. Would also like to avoid getting a new number via a foreign telco, even if temporary. (Reason: the annoyance of having to tell people to use the new number to contact you while away.)
1) Sign up for Fongo (or similar) to get new Canadian VOIP number.
2) Buy data-only esim (for dual-sim phone) from European or US carrier (via something like Airalo).
3) Set up call forwarding from Koodoo number to Fongo number.
4) Use international data allotment via esim to make/receive VOIP calls to my Koodoo number.
I think total costs would be $3 for call forwarding, plus perhaps a roughly $3 fee to text via Fongo, plus esim.
Any flaws with this? Any better ways of accomplishing what I am trying to accomplish?