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Rogers Increases Outside of Canada Text Message Rates

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Number 9 folks! We are up to number 9 in the Rogers pain train (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8).

Effective July 7, 2009, Rogers Wireless will be increasing the rate for sending text messages when you are outside of Canada from $0.60 per message to $0.75 per message.

Please Note: The changes below affect all customers.

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The current rate per text messaging when you are outside of Canada (using another cellular network) is $0.60 per message (incoming/outgoing). As of July 7, 2009, that rate will now be $0.75 per message (incoming/outgoing).

If you have an international or USA text message plans, it matters not, because those text message packages only cover messages that you send from within Canada to outside of Canada destinations.

Are you going traveling this year outside of Canada? Are you planning on doing a lot of text messaging?

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  • Mike

    A big solid FU! to Rogers.

    Their last change in US texting policies caused my bill to skyrocket. This is even worse…

    I don’t travel to the US enough to justify a US texting plan, but just enough for it to screw me when I do go down there.

    HURRY UP GSM COMPETITION!!!!

    Given how Rogers treats it’s customers, when they do have to start being more competitive, I bet they make the new plans unavailable for anyone on a current contract.

    How big does their CEO’s yacht need to be???

  • Mike

    A big solid FU! to Rogers.

    Their last change in US texting policies caused my bill to skyrocket. This is even worse…

    I don’t travel to the US enough to justify a US texting plan, but just enough for it to screw me when I do go down there.

    HURRY UP GSM COMPETITION!!!!

    Given how Rogers treats it’s customers, when they do have to start being more competitive, I bet they make the new plans unavailable for anyone on a current contract.

    How big does their CEO’s yacht need to be???

  • Mike

    A big solid FU! to Rogers.

    Their last change in US texting policies caused my bill to skyrocket. This is even worse…

    I don’t travel to the US enough to justify a US texting plan, but just enough for it to screw me when I do go down there.

    HURRY UP GSM COMPETITION!!!!

    Given how Rogers treats it’s customers, when they do have to start being more competitive, I bet they make the new plans unavailable for anyone on a current contract.

    How big does their CEO’s yacht need to be???

  • Cody

    They can only raise prices so much before they realize that people are only coming to them because of the handsets.

    Once the competition comes in with the same handsets and cheaper deals — I think Roger’s will get a little wake up call.

  • Cody

    They can only raise prices so much before they realize that people are only coming to them because of the handsets.

    Once the competition comes in with the same handsets and cheaper deals — I think Roger’s will get a little wake up call.

  • Cody

    They can only raise prices so much before they realize that people are only coming to them because of the handsets.

    Once the competition comes in with the same handsets and cheaper deals — I think Roger’s will get a little wake up call.

  • Cody

    They can only raise prices so much before they realize that people are only coming to them because of the handsets.

    Once the competition comes in with the same handsets and cheaper deals — I think Roger’s will get a little wake up call.

  • I work for Telus and I hope they don’t do the same. So far with any sms bundle sending/receiving to/from the US is included in the package. Intl sms sent is either 25c if w/o a bundle OR 10c w/. Like I said the only reason I’m with Fido is bcz of the iPhone. There is talk amongst LNR and Client Care about:
    1. HSPA/LTE coming as early as fall.
    2. iPhone possibly coming, if not hey that’s what ultrasn0w was for right?

    TELUS data speeds suck now but you guys just wait for LTE.

  • I work for Telus and I hope they don’t do the same. So far with any sms bundle sending/receiving to/from the US is included in the package. Intl sms sent is either 25c if w/o a bundle OR 10c w/. Like I said the only reason I’m with Fido is bcz of the iPhone. There is talk amongst LNR and Client Care about:
    1. HSPA/LTE coming as early as fall.
    2. iPhone possibly coming, if not hey that’s what ultrasn0w was for right?

    TELUS data speeds suck now but you guys just wait for LTE.

  • I work for Telus and I hope they don’t do the same. So far with any sms bundle sending/receiving to/from the US is included in the package. Intl sms sent is either 25c if w/o a bundle OR 10c w/. Like I said the only reason I’m with Fido is bcz of the iPhone. There is talk amongst LNR and Client Care about:
    1. HSPA/LTE coming as early as fall.
    2. iPhone possibly coming, if not hey that’s what ultrasn0w was for right?

    TELUS data speeds suck now but you guys just wait for LTE.

  • I work for Telus and I hope they don’t do the same. So far with any sms bundle sending/receiving to/from the US is included in the package. Intl sms sent is either 25c if w/o a bundle OR 10c w/. Like I said the only reason I’m with Fido is bcz of the iPhone. There is talk amongst LNR and Client Care about:
    1. HSPA/LTE coming as early as fall.
    2. iPhone possibly coming, if not hey that’s what ultrasn0w was for right?

    TELUS data speeds suck now but you guys just wait for LTE.

  • Guest

    Lvl 9 eh! I wonder what lvl we are gonna reach before GSM competition. Anyone wanna make some bets?
    Has Rogers been drinking too much? Like seriously, why do they keep trying to piss off all there customers lol
    Once the GSM competition starts, I hope to see Rogers get there head outta there asses and do something to help out for once, or will they…?

  • Guest

    Lvl 9 eh! I wonder what lvl we are gonna reach before GSM competition. Anyone wanna make some bets?
    Has Rogers been drinking too much? Like seriously, why do they keep trying to piss off all there customers lol
    Once the GSM competition starts, I hope to see Rogers get there head outta there asses and do something to help out for once, or will they…?

  • Guest

    Lvl 9 eh! I wonder what lvl we are gonna reach before GSM competition. Anyone wanna make some bets?
    Has Rogers been drinking too much? Like seriously, why do they keep trying to piss off all there customers lol
    Once the GSM competition starts, I hope to see Rogers get there head outta there asses and do something to help out for once, or will they…?

  • Andrew

    Wow, I had no idea texting in the US was so expensive… What if you’re traveling and someone sends you a text that you don’t even want to read? Say a friend that doesn’t know you’re out of the country… Do you get a 75 cent charge every time that happens?

  • Andrew

    Wow, I had no idea texting in the US was so expensive… What if you’re traveling and someone sends you a text that you don’t even want to read? Say a friend that doesn’t know you’re out of the country… Do you get a 75 cent charge every time that happens?

  • Andrew

    Wow, I had no idea texting in the US was so expensive… What if you’re traveling and someone sends you a text that you don’t even want to read? Say a friend that doesn’t know you’re out of the country… Do you get a 75 cent charge every time that happens?

  • Dusty

    Lvl 9 eh! I wonder what lvl we are gonna reach before GSM competition. Anyone wanna make some bets?
    Has Rogers been drinking too much? Like seriously, why do they keep trying to piss off all there customers lol
    Once the GSM competition starts, I hope to see Rogers get there head outta there asses and do something to help out for once, or will they…?

  • Andrew

    Wow, I had no idea texting in the US was so expensive… What if you’re traveling and someone sends you a text that you don’t even want to read? Say a friend that doesn’t know you’re out of the country… Do you get a 75 cent charge every time that happens?

  • Matt MacPherson

    I should have invested in the cell phone monopoly years ago. Seems like Canadas cash cow for the time being. They can litterally charge whatever they want and we’re slaves to that.

  • Matt MacPherson

    I should have invested in the cell phone monopoly years ago. Seems like Canadas cash cow for the time being. They can litterally charge whatever they want and we’re slaves to that.

  • Great. What else is new w/Rogers? Pretty lamecore. I’m going to Seattle in September, so, guess I can look forward to even further price gouging if I need to send some SMSes while I’m down there. Good thing the event I’m going to will have wifi net access all throughout…

  • Great. What else is new w/Rogers? Pretty lamecore. I’m going to Seattle in September, so, guess I can look forward to even further price gouging if I need to send some SMSes while I’m down there. Good thing the event I’m going to will have wifi net access all throughout…

  • Chris

    It’s all really too bad.. I think my iPhone would be of great use during my travels to the states but I think for the safety of my bank account I will be leaving it at home or turning it off when I travel south of the border….

  • Chris

    It’s all really too bad.. I think my iPhone would be of great use during my travels to the states but I think for the safety of my bank account I will be leaving it at home or turning it off when I travel south of the border….

  • Chris

    It’s all really too bad.. I think my iPhone would be of great use during my travels to the states but I think for the safety of my bank account I will be leaving it at home or turning it off when I travel south of the border….

  • PAX FTW!

    maybe I’ll see you there

  • PAX FTW!

    maybe I’ll see you there

  • PAX FTW!

    maybe I’ll see you there

  • Chris

    It’s all really too bad.. I think my iPhone would be of great use during my travels to the states but I think for the safety of my bank account I will be leaving it at home or turning it off when I travel south of the border….

  • PAX FTW!

    maybe I’ll see you there

  • Monty

    I had US Text Messaging plan when I went South. It gave me 15 sent/month for $7 and reduced the cost of extra sent texts to $0.35. Even that ran up a bill of $52 during my 8-day trip!

    For the poster who asked, there is still no charge for received texts if you have a messaging plan, even if you’re stateside.

  • Monty

    I had US Text Messaging plan when I went South. It gave me 15 sent/month for $7 and reduced the cost of extra sent texts to $0.35. Even that ran up a bill of $52 during my 8-day trip!

    For the poster who asked, there is still no charge for received texts if you have a messaging plan, even if you’re stateside.

  • Monty

    I had US Text Messaging plan when I went South. It gave me 15 sent/month for $7 and reduced the cost of extra sent texts to $0.35. Even that ran up a bill of $52 during my 8-day trip!

    For the poster who asked, there is still no charge for received texts if you have a messaging plan, even if you’re stateside.

  • Monty

    I had US Text Messaging plan when I went South. It gave me 15 sent/month for $7 and reduced the cost of extra sent texts to $0.35. Even that ran up a bill of $52 during my 8-day trip!

    For the poster who asked, there is still no charge for received texts if you have a messaging plan, even if you’re stateside.

  • Anonymous

    That’s one thing i miss about Telus, the only thing I miss. Texting to and from, no matter where I was in Canada/usa was free, and europe was 10c. Fido it’s way more, because of that I don’t do it. As for roaming in the states I have a different sim card I can use in another phone until I can unlock.

  • Anonymous

    That’s one thing i miss about Telus, the only thing I miss. Texting to and from, no matter where I was in Canada/usa was free, and europe was 10c. Fido it’s way more, because of that I don’t do it. As for roaming in the states I have a different sim card I can use in another phone until I can unlock.

  • Anonymous

    That’s one thing i miss about Telus, the only thing I miss. Texting to and from, no matter where I was in Canada/usa was free, and europe was 10c. Fido it’s way more, because of that I don’t do it. As for roaming in the states I have a different sim card I can use in another phone until I can unlock.

  • JMCD

    That’s one thing i miss about Telus, the only thing I miss. Texting to and from, no matter where I was in Canada/usa was free, and europe was 10c. Fido it’s way more, because of that I don’t do it. As for roaming in the states I have a different sim card I can use in another phone until I can unlock.

  • Spencer Rockport

    Do customers with existing plans have grandfathered rates with Rogers & Fido? If not, does this change qualify as material enough to cancel are contracts? Any insight would be appreciated.

  • Spencer Rockport

    Do customers with existing plans have grandfathered rates with Rogers & Fido? If not, does this change qualify as material enough to cancel are contracts? Any insight would be appreciated.

  • Monty

    Your existing plan remains unchanged, these are ‘new’ plans. If you wanted to change plans, these would be the options available.

  • Monty

    Your existing plan remains unchanged, these are ‘new’ plans. If you wanted to change plans, these would be the options available.

  • Anon

    Guys, I hate to be a pessimist, but I can’t see competition changing much. Look at Bell/Telus with their incoming TXT message charges. What does Rogers do? Follow suit! Rather than act as buffers for each other, they just give each other ideas on how to screw us.

    Unless there is a large influx of competition, I don’t see one extra carrier making any difference. The CRTC should have never allowed the Rogers/Fido buyout.

  • Anon

    Guys, I hate to be a pessimist, but I can’t see competition changing much. Look at Bell/Telus with their incoming TXT message charges. What does Rogers do? Follow suit! Rather than act as buffers for each other, they just give each other ideas on how to screw us.

    Unless there is a large influx of competition, I don’t see one extra carrier making any difference. The CRTC should have never allowed the Rogers/Fido buyout.

  • I think it's because of Rogers' investors that demand more profits for their own pockets. If investors didn't have a decision in the company, Rogers would most likely lower the price.

  • I think it's because of Rogers' investors that demand more profits for their own pockets. If investors didn't have a decision in the company, Rogers would most likely lower the price.

  • Yup that is exactly the Seattle event I was referring to. 😉

  • Are you staying at a Hotel?

  • Yup that is exactly the Seattle event I was referring to. 😉

  • Are you staying at a Hotel?

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  • marattn001

    I have a friend in U.S florida and i live in Canada. I have an unlimited texting plan with rogers. Will I be charged for texting her in the U.S?

  • marattn001

    I have a friend in U.S florida and i live in Canada. I have an unlimited texting plan with rogers. Will I be charged for texting her in the U.S?

  • Lynn Medlicott

    I am with rogers, I live in Canada, and have friends in europe.. i would like to text them.. wht is the rate for outgoing texts to europe?

  • John_goetz2003

    the best way to travel in the states with an Iphone is to download the Skype app then when you get in the states put your phone on airplane mode, you are still able to connect to wireless networks (most hotels have free WiFi) once connected just use Skype stay connected with family and friend for free

  • Kdinkenora

    Wow do we take it up the butt here in canada.

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