Vancouver-based Roam Mobility offers Canadians traveling to the USA an affordable way to roam worry free on their network (based on T-Mobile’s network coverage), as opposed to paying expensive plans from their Canadian wireless carriers.
Just 15 months after their launch the company announced today their retail presence has exceeded 400+ retail locations in Canada, after rapid growth and a partnership with 76 London Drugs stores in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
Emir Aboulhosn, founder and SVP Business Development of Roam Mobility said “the response from retailers and consumers has been incredible,” as they saw the potential in their product right away. Aboulhosn went on to add:
“The market was really crying out for a simple, low cost and Tier 1 solution to the problem of outrageous roaming fees for Canadians travelling across the border,”
Roam Mobility’s retail strategy aggressively targeted airports, duty-free stores, inflight retail and traditional stores such as Future Shop, Shaw and Pipestone Travel. Airport retailer LS Travel (including iStore Boutique, Relay, and Virgin Books and Electronics) plus select flights on Allegiant Airlines also carries the company’s products.
Expansion into the US market with their Ready SIM, launched last fall, has also helped Roam Mobility secure a deal with The Marshall Retail Group (MRG), to further add further presence at 14 specialty retailers in Las Vegas.
Last month, Roam Mobility introduced a new referral program where you and a friend can benefit if the other signs up under you. We will soon have an upcoming review of a recent Roam Mobility experience from @anthonykay. Stay tuned.