In Gord we trust!
I have done the burner phone thing in the U.S. and the quality and coverage sucked! Rogers has a plan that was $5.00 per day to a max of $25 per month. So once you reached the fifth day the rest of the month was free.I agree!, a little step better than what I initially saw though, if I didn't activate the easy roam I'd be paying
Voice rate (per minute) $1.50 Data $5/20 MB Outgoing SMS $5/100 outgoing texts
Imagine the bill you'd receive if you didn't realize this?
It is called roam like home and that means everything you can do in Canada you can do in the U.S. with your phone.
Try out your Koodo phone in the U.S. and see if it fits your needs. If it works for you then great and if not, Then you may want to go provider shopping.