Connecting With Canada While Abroad
Download the app and set up your Fongo account while in Canada so you receive a Canadian phone number.
- You will be able to call home to Canada (to Fongo’s free-calling-cities) for free no matter where you are in the world
- Calling a Canadian destination outside of Fongo’s free-calling-cities will only cost 2¢/min (which is deducted from your world credit balance)
- If you purchase a Canada Texting Package, you will be able to text anyone in Canada, from anywhere in the world
While you are traveling, anyone in Canada can call your Fongo number and will not be charged long distance (depending on their phone plan). For example, a Rogers customer who has a Canada-wide calling plan will be able to call your Fongo number for free no matter where you are in the world.
Another example is if the Rogers customer only has a local calling plan for the city of Toronto and your Fongo number is a local Toronto number, they can call you for free no matter where you are.
Here is a list of all the cities we offer local numbers in: LocalPhoneNumberCities
Connecting With People Outside of Canada
Simply purchase a global texting package (you can be anywhere when you make the purchase) from within your Fongo Mobile app and you will be able to send SMS text messages to anyone in the world from anywhere in the world.
While you are in Canada or traveling the world, when people call your Fongo number it will be as if they are calling you in your home town, even if you’re somewhere in Asia! Or Europe! ANYWHERE! So they will not be charged long distance.
If you want to make calls to places outside of Canada, you will need to purchase world credits. World credit balances can be purchased in $5, $20, and $50 packages. World credits will be deducted from your world credit balance per minute of calling. World credit calling rates vary based on which country you are calling, look up the calling rate for the country you wish to call here: Fongo-World-Credit-Rate-Lookup.
World credits allow you to call anyone in any country on the globe.
Visit our WorldCreditsBlog to learn more about how world credits work.