Fido announced Fido Roam last month, but as of today, the service has gone live. Fido Roam allows customers to roam in the U.S. for $5 per day, using their their existing plan and data, while International destinations will cost $10 per day. Fido Roam is only available for customers on Pulse plans.
To get started, all you have to do is enable data roaming on your iPhone and you’ll be prompted to enrol into the service via text message.
“Fido Roam is another great value add for our Fido Pulse plan customers. It’s affordable and easy to use so that our customers can worry less about finding a Wi-Fi connection and focus more on doing the things they love while travelling,” said Nancy Audette, Vice President, Fido, in a statement to iPhone in Canada. “We heard from our customers that they want to roam worry free, and that’s why we’re offering the ultimate roaming solution.”
Fido says Fido Roam will only charge customers a max of 10 days per monthly bill, per zone, which “means up to 21 days of Fido Roam with no extra roaming charges in that month,” explains the company, or in other words $50 or $100 max per bill period.
Check out the promo video below, showing how Fido Roam can make it more convenient to roam when you travel:
While many will continue to use a local SIM card when they travel, or something like Roam Mobility (SIM cards currently 50% off) for cheaper, Fido Roam is available for those who want the convenience of keeping their existing number while they are out of the country and use their existing plan.
Fido Roam is based on Rogers Roam Like Home, which debuted back in 2014 only for Rogers customers, but now Fido customers can also use the service too. Earlier this year, Rogers announced they had 2.3 million Roam Like Home sign ups, while also expanding service to new locations in Asia and Oceania.
The launch of Fido Roam comes just ahead of the Victoria Day long weekend, when Canadians will be heading off to the U.S. to go shopping and for vacation. Let us know if you’re going to give it a shot.