• Rogers Adds USA "Unlimited" Option, Tests Limits of Wireless Code



    For Canadians who travel frequently to the United States Rogers have added three new plans with unlimited calling and data on both sides of the border. The catchy branding is "Canada+US Rogers Infinite"; options are about as obvious:

    Infinite +10 - 10 GB of data at max speed for $95/month
    Infinite +20 - 20 GB of data at max speed for $115/month
    Infinite +50 - 50 GB of data at max speed for $145/month

    For less frequent visitors the $7/day Roam Like Home option is still available.



    Another interesting development is a new 36-month "edge" financing option for devices. You might recall that the CRTC's Wireless Code mandates service contracts of up to 24 months, but according to Rogers customers who finance their devices are technically still on month-to-month terms:

    Rogers President, Wireless Services, Brent Johnston, told the Globe and Mail, Weve read [the code] carefully. Its our opinion that its compliant.
    That Globe article is unfortunately behind a paywall, so see the first link below for more on this.

    Sources: iPhone in Canada, Mobile Syrup

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    Andrew Currie has been blogging about mobile phones since 2001, smartphones (depending on how you define them) since 2002 and smartwatches since 2014.
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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Rogers Infinite Wireless Data started by Fritz Z24 View original post
    Comments 27 Comments
    1. formercanuck's Avatar
      formercanuck -
      The unlimited plans are effectively a 'pay more for more', as there has been little incentive to _really_ go mobile for everything in Canada.
      It was not to different ~10 years ago in the US either.
      T-Mobile does give me a good unlimited plan... $30US/50GB / line x 4 lines - including fees and international (i.e. Canada)
      Saskatchewan truly tells why plans are so expensive in Canada... because they can be.
      I suspect that there's enough pressure from content creators to push into the unlimited, as Bell/Telus/Rogers really don't need to do ... anything.
      That being said - Bell has built out a LOT more in rural areas - I suspect partially as they would like to also sell home internet service in rural locations over LTE/5G. Rural communities cost to support copper.
    1. formercanuck's Avatar
      formercanuck -
      Quote Originally Posted by @Class View Post
      Yep, that's why America is still #1 in my books.

      Rogers subscriber base is going to grow with this one. Just tweak the plans every few quarters and you've got a winning solution for all of Canada.
      Rogers will also need to build out its rural areas 'somewhat' if it wants to grow. The urban area is the 'low fruit hanging from the tree', but rural markets end up being 'what works or doesn't'.
    1. @Class's Avatar
      @Class -
      Quote Originally Posted by formercanuck View Post
      Rogers will also need to build out its rural areas 'somewhat' if it wants to grow. The urban area is the 'low fruit hanging from the tree', but rural markets end up being 'what works or doesn't'.
      I wrote the CRTC about this 3 years ago and since then they've introduced the EXT network. As you can see from the Rogers coverage map, Rogers clients can natively roam on the Bell'us network.
    1. formercanuck's Avatar
      formercanuck -
      Quote Originally Posted by @Class View Post
      I wrote the CRTC about this 3 years ago and since then they've introduced the EXT network. As you can see from the Rogers coverage map, Rogers clients can natively roam on the Bell'us network.
      I suspect that, just like in the US T-Mobile roaming on AT&T has limits of use.
      If I was to purchase a Rogers unlimited and used ~30GB/month on Bell... I suspect that it would not end well.
    1. @Class's Avatar
      @Class -
      Quote Originally Posted by formercanuck View Post
      I suspect that, just like in the US T-Mobile roaming on AT&T has limits of use.
      If I was to purchase a Rogers unlimited and used ~30GB/month on Bell... I suspect that it would not end well.
      Yes, I think its 50% limit of the past 6 months of usage
    1. acurrie's Avatar
      acurrie -
      Attachment 163289

      For Canadians who travel frequently to the United States Rogers have added three new plans with unlimited calling and data on both sides of the border. The catchy branding is "Canada+US Rogers Infinite"; options are about as obvious:

      Infinite +10 - 10 GB of data at max speed for $95/month
      Infinite +20 - 20 GB of data at max speed for $115/month
      Infinite +50 - 50 GB of data at max speed for $145/month

      For less frequent visitors the $7/day Roam Like Home option is still available.

      Attachment 163290

      Another interesting development is a new 36-month "edge" financing option for devices. You might recall that the CRTC's Wireless Code mandates service contracts of up to 24 months, but according to Rogers customers who finance their devices are technically still on month-to-month terms:

      Rogers President, Wireless Services, Brent Johnston, told the Globe and Mail, Weve read [the code] carefully. Its our opinion that its compliant.
      That Globe article is unfortunately behind a paywall, so see the first link below for more on this.

      Sources: iPhone in Canada, Mobile Syrup
    1. Mr.Peppermint's Avatar
      Mr.Peppermint -
      @acurie

      Jokes man
      Noone worries about paywalls these days, we have that internet thing and all

      I don't have url you are referring to so can't post article but here ya go:

      https://outline.com/
      http://www.internetcloak.com/
      https://ninjaweb.xyz/
      https://www.magiccloak.net/
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