Roam Mobility Cuts Data Plan Prices By Up to 50%; Plans Get 3x More Data [u]

Vancouver-based Roam Mobility has announced some big changes to entice even more Canadians with unlocked iPhones and smartphones to use their US roaming service when they head down south this holiday season.

Below are changes to its Talk+Text+Data plans, now with 3x more Data

  • $3.95/day Talk+Text+Data plan now has 300MB (previously 100MB)
  • $11.95: 3 day Talk+Text+Data plan now has 900MB data
  • $27.95: 7 day Talk+Text+Data plan now has 2GB data
  • $48.95: 14 day Talk+Text+Data plan now has 4GB data
  • $89.95: 30 day Talk+Text+Data plan now has 9GB data

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Below are changes to its Data-Only Plans, Now Up to 50% Off:

  • New 300MB data for $7.95, valid for 3 days (Rogers offers 50MB for $7.99/day)
  • 500MB data for $14.95, valid for 7 days (previously $29.95)
  • 1GB data for $19.95, valid for 7 days (previously $39.95)
  • 2GB data for $29.95, valid for 30 days (previously $59.95)
  • 5GB data for $59.95, valid for 30 days (previously $99.95)

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All Talk+Text+Data plans still include unlimited talk, text and free long-distance calls to Canada.

A new pricing structure means Data Only plans are as low as a penny per megabyte, depending on the amount purchased, making these plans much more affordable than ever before for data-hungry travellers with smartphones and tablets.

Emir Aboulhosn, founder and SVP Business Development of Roam Mobility said in a statement “Our new pricing and data allowance is truly the best deal for any Canadian travelling to the USA.” He went on to add “For $3.95 per day you get unlimited talk, text and 300 MB. That’s 50 percent lower and six times more data than roaming packages from other Canadian carriers.”

Roam Mobility tells us with three times more data, Canadian travellers can get 9GB of data on a 30 day Talk+Text+Data plan for just $89.95, which includes unlimited talk, text and free long distance to Canada. I don’t even think I’ve ever used 9GB of mobile data in Canada, let alone travelling in the USA.

Aboulhosn explains “the average person uses roughly 1 to 1.5 GB per month, or approximately 35 to 50 MB per day,” so these increased allotments will definitely help create a comfortable buffer.

How to use Roam Mobility on your next travels to the USA? Just purchase a SIM card for your unlocked iPhone or other smartphone at any big box retailer, convenience store such as 7-11, airports, duty-free stores or travel stores.

Standard and micro SIM cards are available for $19.95 with free shipping included. Nano SIM cards are available for the iPhone 5/5c/5s as well.

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The beauty of Roam Mobility is the convenience factor of setting up your plan while you are still in Canada so it seamlessly activates when you arrive in the USA (you choose the dates).

Let us know if you’re going to jump on these new updated plans from Roam Mobility this holiday season. Of course, there are options to roam with a local US carrier too, but Roam offers users the chance to get setup locally before embarking on a trip.

We’ve used Roam Mobility successfully numerous times while down in the USA (Phoenix, Las Vegas, Washington State). Coverage depends on where you are going as you will be roaming on the T-Mobile network. But with the latter constantly releasing network upgrades, the service and speeds have increased over the years.

Click here to sign up or learn more about Roam Mobility plans. Read our full Roam Mobility review here.

Update: Roam Mobility says existing plans scheduled before today will be automatically upgraded to these new ones:

Don’t worry! We’re automatically upgrading all plans that were scheduled before today so you’ll get to enjoy the extra data without having to modify your account.

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  • wearsy

    I’m so sick of hearing about Canadians complaining about phone charges when in the US when there are options like roam out there. Personally i use tmobile mifi and at&t
    Go phone but here is an option from Canada that is a good deal.

  • Salvador

    I just came back from a 4 days travel to Washingnton DC. I tried Roam Mobility and I was more than happy I did. I paid less than 20$ and I had data all the time and calls back to canada. It’s not LTE, I was always on 3G but it was enough to be online with whatapp, do my searches on google for places to visit and more. Last year, I did a 1 week travel to USA and I paid 40$ to Fido for a very limited 50MB of EDGE data…less than 10MB/day… it was really painful.

  • Chrome262

    Is this for current plans? Mine goes active next week in DC/ Baltimore.

  • crosseyed_mofo

    tmobile, LTE, $3 a day… that is if you have a 5S or C (or an aws enabled 5)

    oh and visual voice mail

  • wah_gee

    Wow! Even better now. Have used them for three cross border trips and no complaints.

  • dudemaster

    The only problem with Roam is when you are not in a major city. Even some stretches of Interstate have no coverage. It is great for big cities – even with an older iPhone 5 without AWS.

  • Scott

    I’m in Reno right now on roam mobility. 3G service on my non aws iPhone 5. Works great!! The only thing I notice is battery drain.

  • Breathless

    Too bad I never took advantage of that program when they were giving thier sim for free when you send in an old one. For sure I would make use of the data only plans now.

  • Chrome262

    Going there next week, parents live between baltimore and dc, thanks for the info, I spend 38 bucks for little over ten days, this should be great if it works as well as you say.

  • Chrome262

    Not everyone has unlocked phones, and the agreements made by the major carriers are extensive, the money they charge is ridiculous, we shouldn’t have to bother with Roam, but glad the option is there.

  • Chrome262

    Don’t have the AWS iphone 5, or I would of done it, going to use Roam next week

  • Salvador

    Before getting it, check out on their site if Baltimore is covered by 3G network. All big cities are covered, but check it just in case.

  • iamcdn604

    Are you talking about the SIM Swap program? It’s still going on I think. A friend of mine just sent in an old T-Mobile SIM card last week.

  • wearsy

    The big thing is there are options other than the big 3. Obviously the more you go to the US will determine ones motivation to unlock phones or look at other options. Rogers doesn’t make a dime off of me once i cross the boarder.

  • Craig

    Although the slashed prices are nice, they also cut how long they last. 500 MB or 1GB for a whole month was perfect for me, now I’ll have to think about how much usage I’ll be needing and whether the 7 days is the better value or not.

  • Yes. I’d call in to make sure you get the new plans.

  • That is true. We can’t win them all but this is a great start.

  • hub2

    Other than most people having locked phones, there’s still the inconvenience of not being reachable (phone or text) by your normal number, and iMessage may need some massaging.

    I just looked at call-forwarding, and at least with Telus if it’s forwarded outside your home area long distance charges apply. You *might* get away with just not answering and calling them back right away (assuming Caller ID is forwarded to Roam) since you have anywhere-in-North America minutes. Not sure though; long distance is counted even if no one picks up…

  • crosseyed_mofo

    keep in mind a lot of tmobile’s 1900 band was refarmed to be compatible with older iphones too

  • wearsy

    I just leave my US number on voice mail. If they don’t want to call my US phone.they can email or text me. If you want people to call your cdn cell # there isn’t many options to keep your costs down.

  • Chrome262

    I used tMobile when i was in the southwest for a couple of weeks, it worked but it was really slow, mostly edge. but I could tether lol

  • Chrome262

    just got the email from them saying that it will be updated to my plan.

  • hayman

    I have an unlocked non-AWS iPhone 5 which i bought a year ago and I have a T-Mobile Sim card which I use in the Bellingham area i get 3g speeds and in areas further south like alderwood i even get LTE

  • crosseyed_mofo

    yeah it really depends on the area

    manhattan is now fully LTE on non AWS phones, its pretty sick

  • crosseyed_mofo

    i know at least they dont charge for tethering 😀

    EDGE tethering 😀

  • Salvador

    Roam M. allows you tether… In DC, I used my iPad tethering through my iPhone on Roam M.

  • Chrome262

    Oh sorry, I know Roam allows it, I was just making a comment that it worked, even though it was edge lol