We are planning to travel out of the USA for 2 months. We both have Nexus 6p phones currently running on Ting's CDMA network. We also have an Ooma Voip phone with a mobile app that runs over wifi. There is no Ting wifi calling option for the Nexus 6p. Also, the last 6 days of our travel we will be in the Cook Islands which has little wifi and what they have is expensive, even at our hotel.
Last time we traveled we:
--forwarded my ting number to the VOIP phone, so we'd receive voicemail when at our hotels.
--In my phone I put a new sim card in for the countries we are travelling in, so we could call hotels etc.while in that country.
--I believe we forwarded calls from my husband's phone to the VOIP phone when we departed from the US airport, then stopped forwarding when we arrived back at our USA airports, so we could make calls as needed when in the USA..
BUT her's the thing: When travelling, all text messages sent to us were lost--none arrived.
My questions are:
Is the setup we described the best one? Is there any other method travelers are using?
Is there a way to salvage text messages sent to us while we are away?
I assume that if we tried to "roam internationally" we would NOT get any text messages--even just SMS-- unless we enable "data roaming"?
Any input welcome!