Roam where you want to with Rogers: Introducing worry free Wireless Data Roaming Rates in the United States

. And we know you want to be just as connected while travelling outside of Canada. But you’ve also told us that the cost and complexity of roaming rates get in the way of using your phone on the road the same way you do at home.

We’ve heard you. And that’s why we’re launching a new wireless data roaming rate for customers travelling to the United States.

Our new roaming rate, which launches this spring, is designed to be an easy and worry-free roaming solution. Here’s how it works:

  • For a rate of $7.99, customers will get access to 50 megabytes of data over a 24 hour period while travelling in the U.S.
  • The new rate will provide customers nearly twice the data that they would typically use domestically
  • Customers will be alerted before reaching 50 MB which means they will be able to control their roaming costs.
  • It will be available to all Rogers wireless consumers and business customers

Why 50MB per day? The roaming rate was designed to give customers the maximum amount of data for the lowest price. Currently, more than 99% of our customers use less than 50 MB of data per day when roaming. Here are some examples of what 50 MB will allow you to do on your trip in the U.S.:

  • Browse 50 maps or
  • Browse 200 web pages or
  • Send 1,000 emails or
  • Send 5,000 Tweets or
  • Send 128 photos

Do you use your phone differently while travelling than you do at home? Will this new rate help you to roam worry free?

Michelle is a regular Redboard contributor.

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50 comments on “Roam where you want to with Rogers: Introducing worry free Wireless Data Roaming Rates in the United States

  1. Jay

    Does the roaming rates apply for Fido customers as well? I’m heading to the US for a week soon.

    1. Rogers_Chris

      No, sorry Jay.

  2. Noir

    Is there a weekly option for US roaming?

    1. Rogers_Chris

      Our new roaming pricing model gives you more internet than our current pay-per-use rate. That’s why we’ve decided to convert all customers to this new pricing model to ensure that everyone has access to our lowest U.S. internet rates available. No more worrying about which internet offer is best or even comparing packages. You won’t even have to sign up – it’s automatically available.

      You pay for what you use each 24 hour period (or day) and the rate will be $7.99 / 50MB (there are no upfront fees). So if you use 100MB in one day, your charges for that day will be $7.99 x 2. And if you use 0MB the next day, your charges will be $0. It’s a much more flexible solution than forcing customers to guess what they’ll need upfront (have to buy 250MB), and then having them worry about using too much or too little for the duration of their trip.

  3. Roger Bryce

    What about calls while roaming? Does this also include 50 mins of talk time? If not, how many does it include?

  4. Alph

    I need a clarification. I’m taking the family to Florida for a week in March.

    I find this “deal” hard to believe. I must be misunderstanding this. Is this $7.99 a daily rate? So it’s 7.99 per phone per day for 50 MB of data? I have 4 phones and I will be in Florida for 8 days….so for my family to use data, I’m going to be paying $7.99* 4 phones * 8 days for a weekly total of $256 for the week, NOT counting voice minutes used?

    That would be ridiculous and really family unfriendly. Please tell me I am wrong.

  5. Adam P

    What date does the new data roaming plan take place? If i travel next week am i covered?

    1. RogersNicolas

      Hi Adam,

      As mentioned in that post, it will launch in spring. We’ll share more details soon regarding the date!

  6. Steve

    Great plan! Looks great for me as I travel to the States quite often on day trips.

  7. wearsy

    If you travel to the US frequently you are best off to pick up a mifi from a US carrier.
    I have a pay as u go mifi hotspot that can connect up to 5 devices at once through tmobile. The mifi is $80 and to refill its $15 for 300mbs(10 day plan) $25 for 1.5 gigs (1 month plan). Obviously if u dont go to US often it might not be worth it but if you do i find it an affordable way for my familt to be connected. I do appauld rogers for coming up with better plans but they need to be more competitive. I also have at&t go phone plan for calls.

  8. Chris

    Will this be available by March 2nd? I would like it on my travel day to and from Hawaii but sadly it’s still not cheap enough to stop me from buying a Att SIM to use for the almost 3 week’s I am away. Even as pay as you go I can get an unlimited plan for $70 from att.

    1. RogersNicolas

      Hi Chris,

      It will be available this spring. We’ll keep everyone posted!

  9. Chris

    Upon reading this again it sounds better but what about text and voice?

    1. Rogers_Chris

      This rate covers data or roaming internet only. To view our talk and text package options while roaming, please visit at no charge on your phone (or text ‘travel’ to 7626).

  10. Dennis

    Those prices are ridiculous. If you are traveling to the US or anywhere else abroad, unlock your phone and buy sim and pay as you go.

    1. Chris

      Yeah, I feel like instead of being forward thinking and not trying to squeeze every last cent from roaming charges they keep testing the waters to see what people will accept. They are slowly (ie glacial) moving towards the European model for roaming and service. It is the same with the other two carriers, I just wish they would be different.

  11. Jessica

    Where can I order this? I am traveling to the US this weekend and want it. I can’t find it on the Rogers website, and is not available when you text Travel to 7626.

    1. Rogers_Chris

      They will be available this spring, Jessica.

  12. Bill

    This does not sound like a deal. As a Truck Driver, i am away for over 250 days per year. At 7.99 per day, that would bring me to over 2000.00 a year to have contact with my family instead of being “off the grid”. It is still a lot cheaper to buy US packages with over 400 international minutes for 20 bucks or other types of packages, Rogers still needs to be more competitive, as even countries with lesser population offer all inclusive packages for better deals. And why are we even being charged long distance, if already paying for internet and data, as SKYPE is a lot less than this daily rate. And when someone has a Home Phone, internet, cable, cell phones and data plans, why are we required to pay for duplicate services on multiple devices. We as consumers need to start speaking up more as the only ones benefitting from our addiction is ROGERS and other providers. Roaming fees and long distance are only excuses to charge us lots of cash.

  13. Glenn Brubaker

    This is definitely much better than the $234.00 Rogers just charged me for less than 40MB of roaming data… even though I had my data roaming set to ‘off’ in my phone settings. That’s $5.85 per MB.

    Called support to help determine WTF and was basically told to suck it up – nothing Rogers can do about it.

    Loved Rogers… but am now on the verge of being a disgruntled ex-customer.

  14. Norm

    Rogers is such a joke when they say they’ve been listening and want to give us a deal. I am a disgruntled customer, have 2 Rogers cells that we dare not turn on in the USA (for which we’re paying about $105 per month). We use $20 fones, which give us good service at about 15 cents a minute. Our mobile web needs can be very nicely accommodated using my tablet at coffee shops. You can get unlimited everything, in the USA, for $50 a month (haven’t checked details, so can’t claim exact knowledge).

  15. Jeffawa

    I am travelling to Florida on Feb 20. Are these plans available now?

    1. RogersNicolas


      Our plans will launch this Spring. We’ll share more info at this time!
      Thanks for your interest!

      1. Chris

        So are you saying that this will be available between Wednesday, March 20 and Thursday, June 20?
        Man you guys are frustrating sometimes.

      2. RogersNicolas

        We made that announcement ahead of time to give customers a heads-up. We’ll share more information shortly.

  16. Tom

    What about us “old-fashioned” customers who wish to purchase a talk only plan when travelling in the States? You have removed this option and now force us to purchase a talk and text plan at a higher cost, even if we have no use for the text portion of the plan! More forward thinking from Rogers?

  17. Dave Allery

    Do we assume there are packages for longer than a day?
    If I’m in the USA for 30 days, will it cost me $240 for the month???

    1. Rogers_Chris

      Hi Dave, with this new pricing model, we will no longer be offering U.S. Roaming data passes.

  18. Jeff

    So when I travel to the states, do I have to let rogers know I want to be on this 7.99 plan? or is it automatic as soon as I cross the border?

    1. Rogers_Chris

      Automatic – you’re charged $7.99 when you begin roaming using the internet.

      1. Jeff

        That seems alright. I like the simple and relative easiness to this new model. The price is still only at a decent level. I would be quite satisfied to see it at $4.99.

      2. Chris

        Yeah, 4.99/day at a service level that mirrors your existing paid plan.
        Or something like $5 a day up to a max of $100 a month.

        Honestly, if Rogers offered a US roaming package that mirrored my existing account but charged me $75 for a month right now, I’d say it was a great deal.
        As it sits I still feel like I am being nickle and dimed to death by a “profit before person” business model.

  19. Kris

    Thanks for information on this new service, I wonder if Rogers considers March as “Spring Time” Guess I will have to wait now till the day before I go and see if it is available or if i still have to add the package on the website.

  20. john

    when is this happening. spring is too vague.
    can one of you rogers reps who looks at this board, please provide a launch date. talk to your supervisor, talk to his supervisor if you have to. someone in rogers knows the date!!!!

    this is ridiculous, you dont announce something and then a month later have no information on it.
    is there a similar week pass? month pass?

    come on rogers, GET SOME ANSWERS

    1. RogersNicolas

      Hi John,

      Thanks for your interest. We can definitely understand your excitement. We’ll share all the details soon!

      1. Heather

        This ^^ reply and this ‘notice of coming launch’ is a total farce. No one at Rogers can tell tell you about it when you call, despite the fact that it is being advertised when you are on hold by phone with Rogers – employees have no info. I had to tell THEM in customer service about it.

        ‘Available in the Spring’ – read this as “after March Break when we’ve already gouged as much as we can from travelers.” I fully expect this to launch immediately following the busy March travel dates.

      2. RogersNicolas

        Sorry you feel that way, Heather. As I mentioned to others, we were certainly excited to let customers know about upcoming plans and wanted to share it on Redboard. And again, it takes more to launch a product or services than adding a line on website. It requires integrating it to our system, training employees across all platforms, etc.

        We’ll definitely keep everyone posted -as we did with our new unlocking policy- as soon as there’s any info to share.

  21. John

    Can someone from rogers please confirm exactly when this is going to be applied. i am going to florida in three days. i need this now.

    1. RogersNicolas

      Hi John,

      We don’t have any further info to share at this point but will make an official announcement.

  22. Peter Weima

    Where can I purchase this? Rogers has this deal on there phone message, but It is not an option when I go to the web link.

    1. RogersNicolas


      This isn’t available yet but we’ll keep everyone posted as soon as we have a date to share.

  23. Nospam

    Rogers is misleading people with “50 MB of data will allow you to…view 200 web pages”

    For example, the Rogers main web page is 1.25 MB. That means you can view only 40 pages on the Rogers site before you blow you 50MB.

    I also question the other stats. As an iPad user I know that the minute you turn on your I device it blows through almost 10 MB of data transfer.

    1. RogersNicolas

      Hi Nospam,

      That number would be an average but you’re totally right, some pages “weigh” while some others will be very light. Same goes with the musics, apps or videos that you might download, watch or listen to.

      Regarding your iPad or any other mobile device, it will consume data only if you allow it to. You may have applications running in the background or enabled push notifications for example.

      More info about it below. Those posts focus on “traveling” but there are some good tips that would still apply if you only use your tablet at home:

  24. Steve

    This sounded awesome until I realized it hadn’t launched yet. Why not launch it immediately?

    1. RogersNicolas

      Hi Steve,

      Just like any policy, product or service launch, there’s more to it than only pushing a button (unfortunately).

      We wanted to share that update with everyone ahead of time to give customers a heads-up. In the meantime, we’ll let everyone know when it’s available.

  25. aline

    If you say anything not forthcoming of this site appart from praise, they will not post your comments.

    1. RogersNicolas

      Hi aline,

      That’s not true. However… we did remove a previous comment you posted as offensive language and personal attacks violate our commenting policy.
      Please remember that this is a public page. This being said, if there’s anything we can help you with, feel free to reach out to us on our Facebook page or Twitter.