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Rogers Roam Like Home Hits Nearly 2M Users, 40 More Countries Added

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Rogers has announced this morning its Roam Like Home service has expanded to 40 more countries in the Caribbean, Mexico and South and Central America, bringing the total number of countries eligible for the roaming service to 75. In April, Roam Like Home expanded to 35 countries in Europe.

Roam Like Home costs $10 per day and allows customers to use their data and unlimited talk and text from their Share Everything plan while abroad. The company says this latest move is “turning up the heat on the wireless industry once again.”

The service charges customers $10 per day up to a maximum of 10 days within your monthly bill cycle, or a maximum of $100; for traveling to the U.S., it’s $5 per day for a max of $50 on your bill. Based on this billing format, it is important to note your bill cycle before you leave.

Raj Doshi, Executive Vice-President, Wireless Services, Rogers Communications, said nearly 2 million customers have already enrolled in the service in less than a year, “using more data when roaming than they did before.” He also noted how “Our customers are really embracing Roam Like Home – it’s one of the top reasons for choosing a Share Everything plan.”

Yesterday, Rogers CEO Guy Laurence detailed how “monetization of data” pays the bills at Rogers, at a time when voice and texting are virtually free for smartphone customers. This is one of the reasons why the company offers Spotify, shomi or Next Issue as a perk when signing up on a Share Everything+ plan.

For those with unlocked iPhones or smartphones, it can be cheaper to buy a local SIM card when traveling, but services like Roam Like Home look to make it convenient to roam while using your existing plan details, but at a price.

Below is a full list of countries eligible for Roam Like Home at $10 per day:

Europe:
Albania, Austria, Azores, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canary Islands, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madeira, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Scotland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Vatican City, Wales
Excludes: Andorra, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia, Cyprus, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Guernsey, Jersey, Kosovo, Latvia, Macedonia, Moldova, Serbia, St. Pierre and Miquelon

Caribbean & Mexico:
Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Bonaire, Cayman Island, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Montserrat, Saba, St. Barts, St. Eustatius, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Martin, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos

South America:
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guyana, Galapagos Islands, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela
Excludes: 
Falkland Islands

Central America:
Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
Excludes:
Belize

Have you tried Rogers Roam Like Home? What did you think of it?

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