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Rogers launches daily U.S. wireless roaming Internet rate

Rogers Communications today launched a new wireless roaming Internet service for its smartphone customers traveling to the U.S.


May 9, 2013  


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Rogers Communications today launched a new wireless roaming Internet service for its smartphone customers traveling to the U.S.

For $7.99 per day, they can access 50 MB of data in the U.S., providing nearly twice the data a Rogers wireless customer would typically use per day while in Canada, the company said in a release.

According to a national survey commissioned by Rogers and conducted by Head Research, most Canadians (60%) who travel to the U.S. have felt disconnected or out of touch without a data plan on their smartphone. With 50 MB of data, customers can view approximately 1,000 e-mails, more than 5,000 tweets, 50 maps, or 200 Web pages, Rogers said.

The survey also revealed that preferred activities include using maps (71%), looking up restaurants and local activities (61%), checking the weather (57%), and reviewing their travel or flight status on their device (58%).