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

Canada spends more time online than any other country. 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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  1. 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.

    • RogersNicolas says: March 4th, 2013 a 3:03pm

      Hi John,

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

  2. Peter Weima says: March 4th, 2013 a 10:41am

    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.

    • RogersNicolas says: March 5th, 2013 a 5:12pm

      Hi,

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

  3. 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.

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

    • RogersNicolas says: March 5th, 2013 a 5:00pm

      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.

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

    • RogersNicolas says: March 8th, 2013 a 9:18am

      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.