Roam Mobility: Come Get 7 Days Free of Talk, Text and Data on Canada Day


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Heading to the USA this Canada Day? Scared of getting stuck with data roaming fees (like this $23,000 charge)? Well have no fear, as Vancouver-based Roam Mobility has a pretty sweet deal for new customers to celebrate Canada Day.

The company is giving away up to seven days of free talk, text and data (up to $27.95 in value) to new Roam Mobility customers. Here’s how to claim your free plan:

1. Buy your Roam SIM, phone, or hotspot online or at any one of our retail locations.

2. On July 1st, between 12 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time), new customers can visit to activate their SIM and choose from any of our plans:

  • Talk+Text+Data
  • Talk+Text
  • Data-only

3. Plans can be scheduled to start any time between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014.

4. At checkout, enter coupon code CANADADAY and your 1, 3 or 7 day plan will be free.

Emir Aboulhosn, founder and Senior VP of Business Development for Roam Mobility says “We’re celebrating the ‘True North strong and free’ by keeping Canadians free from outrageous roaming fees.” He went on to add “Roam Mobility is the first network created by Canadians for Canadians, and we want everyone to know there’s a better way to stay connected when they cross the border.”

There’s no strings attached. Just enter in the coupon code during checkout and you’ll get up to seven days of free talk, text or data. All plans include unlimited talk and text (plus free calling back to Canada), free caller ID and voicemail, plus access to 4G networks across America (their network roams on T-Mobile).

Do note 14 and 30 day Talk+Text and Talk+Text+Data plans and 500MB, 2GB, and 5GB plans are excluded from the giveaway.

Now this is how you celebrate Canada Day with your fellow Canadians. Let us know if you’re going to jump on this!


  • jfmartel

    Can you buy the SIM and activate it from time to time when you go to the US?

  • Mike Fradette

    3. Plans can be scheduled to start any time between July 1, 2013 and July 30, 2014.

  • Mike Fradette


  • jfmartel

    So as long as I top up my sim card once a year, I keep sim card (and phone number) remains active. Not bad. Sadly, they have no office in my area. 🙁

  • Do you have a future shop or best buy in your area? They sell Roam Mobility SIM cards. There are more retailers too, check their website.

  • tomm

    What about existing Roam customers? I have only used my card once this month in Chicago, so I should be able to get this deal as well. If they poo on existing customers, I will look for alternatives for sure.

  • This is for new customers only, offering free text, talk and data for 7 days. I don’t think that’s a slap in the face for old customers considering they are giving a FREE service. You can always buy a new SIM card and opt into the promo.

  • jfmartel

    Yes. Checked their website, and nothing outside the Montreal area in Quebec. I ordered from the web. Hope it arrives in time and that Telus can unlock my prepaid iPhone 4S that I bought from their website.

    Thanks for taking time to answer.

  • tomm

    New card costs $20 and yes, I do see it as a slap in the face of existing customers. They did not have any such promo when I bought my card less than a month ago. Are existing customers any less valued than a new ones? I can’t stand such discrimination. I have already recommended them to few of my friends, but if they don’t smarten up, I will stop.

  • I can see how that is frustrating since you just signed up a month ago. But I guess you could say the same for wireless carriers and offering promo plans for new sign ups only. It is what it is, Roam Mobility is still an alternative to data roaming. $20 for a new SIM is still cheaper than $27, so you’re still up $7 🙂

  • tomm

    Virtually all the time carriers have a promo, they offer it to both new and existing customers – ie. the Fido deals, if they did not, I’d be long gone. In my experience, they always offer upgrades to even cheaper plans. In fact, they just sent me an offer of a 10% discount of my bill as a loyal customer and I do appreciate that gesture. Buying a new sim card is not an option for me, they should give me the same promo.

  • I hear ya, you should try contacting them and see what they can do for you.

  • tomm

    I’ll do that.
    BTW: I was worried about setting the APN, because you can’t see the settings menu on iPhone 5, iOS6 if you use Fido, whether it is visible or not depends on the carrier. So I had visions of looking for a wifi at the airport in the US, in order to able to set the APN, but once you insert the Roam card and reboot the iphone, the setting shows up and you can type in roam as the APN. Than you have to reboot again before it will work.
    And 1 more thing: it takes about 15 minutes after the time you choose before the plan gets activated, so if you need the phone and data right at that time, set the start time at least 15 mins earlier.

  • Laird

    Just go to Tmobile, It’s cheaper for a SIM $10 and comes with a starting balance of $5, then add $10 and use the $3 a day for unlimited 4g(200mbs then drops to 3g)/text/minutes. You can manually change it back to the pay as you go rate and that last 90 days. If you top it off it builds to gold status which makes your sim good for a year and you get more value for your money.

  • Maverick

    I have used their services and purchased the SIM card as well as a week of time. Their coverage in the US is not very good. Unless you are in major city centers, the coverage drops significantly. Yes, it is a good deal, but it could be frustrating when you are traveling and coverage is not available.