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Bell, Virgin Mobile Will Increase Rates for U.S. Roam Better and Roam Sweet Roam Features

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Virgin Mobile and its parent brand Bell have announced that they will be increasing their U.S. Roam Better and Roam Sweet Roam rates to match offerings from its competitors.

Bell is increasing their Roam Better with unlimited talk and text plans from $5 to $6 per day starting March 12th. This plan comes with a data limit of 100MB per day. The company’s other Roam Better plan, which allows you to use the data from your regular plan, is increasing from $6 to $7 per day.

Virgin Mobile only offers the 100MB option with its U.S. Roam Sweet Roam feature, and this will also increase from $5 to $6 per day matching Bell’s offering. Both carriers will be capping the roaming fees at 20 days per billing cycle.

MobileSyrup obtained an internal document from Virgin Mobile which states that the international roaming rates will remain unchanged. Bell has not indicated that it would be changing the rates of its international offerings either.

In comparison, Rogers and Fido allow their customers to use their domestic plan in the U.S. for $6 per day and internationally for $12 per day. Telus and Koodo charge customers $7 per day to allow them to use their domestic plans in the U.S. and $10 per day to use them in international locations.

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  • Olley

    friggin price fixing.

  • Chrome262

    exactly, everytime one doe it the other follow. how can anyone deny it price fixing. could be criminally fined

  • The issue is that it has to be proven that there was collusion.
    I honestly think that the Robellus case is just them increasing their prices to to increase their profits because in the end it’s not that dollar that will make people switch, so they’d rather get the extra money too.

  • Riddlemethis

    Unlike Rogers, no WiFi calling outside Canada with the other carriers.

  • Riddlemethis

    And in your world, is the world flat too?

  • hayman

    Both Rogers and Fido have WiFi calling outside of Canada

  • Nick Barrett

    Excuse my ignorance but how does WiFi calling work ?

  • Jack

    Why complain. If you don’t like it switch to Telus. Your complete Canadian plan follows you in the US for only $10. per month. No daily charges. Just 1 flat rate of $10 for the whole month for all of North America.

  • Nick

    What plan is that? The Telus version I see online is $7/day in the US and $10/day internationally.

  • hayman

    Wi-Fi calling is a carrier enable the feature would you have to turn on in settings under phone. If you have Wi-Fi in the hotel or some other place like Starbucks you can use that to call back home to Canada free of charge. If I travel to the US I have a T-Mobile Sim Card I use in a older iphone and turn on personal hotspot. I then connect with my current phone and enable Wi-Fi calling and I’m able to call back to Canada for no charge.

  • Jack

    Telus has a monthly plan of $10 for all of the US. Your complete Canadian plan follows you in the US. Call loyalty department. 611
    You will get the plan. It is also advertised on their site

  • Jack

    I just checked and TELUS still has that plan “0” worries Canada US plan. If your plan is existing plan is $75 per month as you are paying for your phone over the next amount of months with your existing contract for an additional $10 per month you will get all of North America.

  • … The legal definition of colluding is not “all companies follow each other movements” but rather “companies have agreed to follow each other movements”.
    There’s a slight nuance between the two and following each other’s movement is not proof that they agreed to do that.

  • Nick Barrett

    Thanks for the information Hayman ?

  • Michael McLean

    Rotten Canadian company crooks again ripping us off. CEOs got to get their bonuses . When is the crtc going to crack down on these thief’s, and make it more reasonable for they’re customers like the rest of the world does. The Canadian companies are to scared of competition, because they’re poor business people, can’t handle pressure. Only want Monopoly like communist countries.

  • erth

    time to buy a tmobile simm again. it was good while it lasted.

  • Duncan Leung

    I used Roam like Home when I was in Buffalo for the World Juniors game. The price wasn’t too high and it would have been a hassle to switch out the SIM card for one night. But I could see that if I were gone for a few days, I am going back to RoamMobility.
    This is just way too expensive.

  • diane field

    when you use T-Mobile sim card in usa how are you billed?

  • hayman

    When I use T-Mobile Sim I actually go on and pay as you go plan. There is several of these plans but to keep the phone active three bucks a month gives you 30 minutes of talk time in the Usa but you can add data for the day or week 5 and 10 dollars respectively for 500 mb and 1 gb

  • diane field

    THANKS Hayman

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