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Old 03-19-2012, 08:53 PM   #406
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Wow...that sounds better then the tracfone .Would be nice if we could join...
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:55 PM   #407
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There are 3 of us going in August. As we don't require calling unless it is an emergency, we are planning on going to bring our iPhones and get us data packages to use iMessage to communicate. Should be less than $30 per person and no worry about major overages.
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:29 PM   #408
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Hello,

I've read through the most recent of these posts and had a look at the Rogers website and I'm just wondering... has anyone recently had any luck putting a US sim into an unlocked phone and going from there with a pay as you go? I'm starting to have the feeling I'll have to suck it up and pay Rogers for data in the parks to use the Mobile Magic or TP apps...

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Old 04-10-2012, 12:59 AM   #409
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I've put a pre-paid sim in my old clunky phone. It was easy. Now the iPhone, it was a challenge being canadian and convincing them to let me pay for data.
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:00 AM   #410
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How crazy expensive are roaming charges in florida I'm on virgin super tab and I don't really know how it works [I've always done pre-paid] and I dont want to come back from an awsome trip and I have a 3 million dollar bill
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:11 AM   #411
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How crazy expensive are roaming charges in florida I'm on virgin super tab and I don't really know how it works [I've always done pre-paid] and I dont want to come back from an awsome trip and I have a 3 million dollar bill
I have a iPhone 4s and have a contract with Virgin which includes data. I went to them yesterday to ask about data for Florida and they said if you just go ahead and use it it will cost you $6 per mb. You can also pay $10 per month (or just the month you are away) and that brings the cost of data down to $1 per mb. text messages are $0.65 per text.

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Old 04-30-2012, 08:50 PM   #412
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Has anyone use this plan before? You can buy a GoPhone from them as low as $19.99 then join a $ 2 Daily Unlimited Plan. You only need to pay the day you use the phone. Unlimited calls, unlimited text.It sounds great for my upcoming trips. I am not sure if Canadian can join this plan. I wonder if I can buy it from Buffalo and get a Florida phone number. Any thoughts?
My wife and I used that plan. We bought the phones for 20 bucks with free 10 bucks which lasted the week because we only called each other and only used it for a few days.

I am picking up another couple of phones when I go to DW in may. There are a couple of good deals at Walmart with $25 dollar phones with 750 minutes. My go phone was retired because I didn't use it for a year, I tried it today.
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Old 05-15-2012, 03:31 PM   #413
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Hi. New to the thread and just need some clarification if possible. I am going to Disney this August/September. Both my husband and I have BlackBerries with Rodgers which we both use on a regular basis for data (email, text, BBM etc.) My questions are:

Is there a plan for this when we go to the US?
How soon should I speak to Rodger before going?
Is it very costly?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. And again I am sorry if this has already been asked. Thanks.
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:34 PM   #414
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Hi. New to the thread and just need some clarification if possible. I am going to Disney this August/September. Both my husband and I have BlackBerries with Rodgers which we both use on a regular basis for data (email, text, BBM etc.) My questions are:

Is there a plan for this when we go to the US?
How soon should I speak to Rodger before going?
Is it very costly?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. And again I am sorry if this has already been asked. Thanks.
Rogers has the best US plans as far as we are concerned, as they have a variety of plans to suit all needs.

They have short term plans which you pay a one-time fee, and get a certain amount of data. Some are 24 hours or a week, and others are for certain amounts of data.

They also have a plan in which you can pay $10.00/month, and get a very reduced data rate. You can do this on a monthly basis.

They also have the One Rate Plan, which we have as we are in the states at least 2-3 per month, plus all of our time at Disney. This allows us to use our phone in the states, and not pay roaming as it comes from our regular data. You have to sign up for this 3 months at a time.

Here is the link that you will need to see prices and packages:

http://www.rogers.com/web/Rogers.por...ns&category=12

** make sure you read the details, as some plans are just for 24 hours, so they are for short term visits only **

You can purchase these plans right on your Blackberry if you have the My Rogers App installed, and if not, you can purchase from the text that you will receive once you cross over the border. If you want One Rate though, you have to call for that.

Lastly, texting does not use data, as it's SMS. You will need to purchase a texting package separately (which I find expensive) from your data package.

Hope this helps! Tiger
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:59 PM   #415
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Has anyone used the T-Mobile Pay By the Day plan?

A 9 day trip would cost $27 and include 200 MB of 4G data per day and unlimited calls (USA only) and unlimited texting...

That seems pretty perfect. Wondering if anyone has done that?
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:38 PM   #416
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Just an fyi for Telus customers with iPhones. As of June 1, Telus is now unlocking their iPhones (about darn time) for $50.

Your carrier choices in the US are AT&T and T-Mobile, however AT&T no longer does pay by the day, so you are left with T-Mobile if you are going on a short trip.

Downside of T-Mobile - you will only receive 2G/Edge speeds on your data - they say that they will be upgrading their network before the end of 2012, to allow for 3G. Accordingly, if you go with their pay by the day, go for the $2 per day plan and not the $3, since you are paying an extra dollar for data speed that you won't get.

The only other option (other than paying Telus' ridiculous roaming/data charges) is to go with Roam Mobility - the Canadian company. FYI - Roam works on T-Mobile's network, so you're still getting lousy data speed, but you do have unlimited calling back to Canada, which you don't have on T-Mobile's pay by the day plan. It is more expensive upfront than T-Mobile, but if you plan to call home, it's the way to go.
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:55 AM   #417
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Salinger,

Can you elaborate more on what your method is about buying a sim card and cutting it down? Please elaborate more on the step by step.
The technical stuff confuses me a bit.
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:20 PM   #418
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Ughh I need some help I am so completely cell phone Stupid Yes I admit it.

My cell is with Wind Mobile I have a Blackberry Bold.

I am in Florida from July 1-15 and I am at Disney July 5-12. I will have Wifi access at the Disney resort (although I've heard it can be sketchy) and wifi at the house in Sarasota the other days.

1. The only calling I really will need to do is 1 call for a few minutes (less than 5) once a day at Disney or at the resort.

2. I would like to be able to send a couple bbm's or txts if needed, which if I am hooked up to wifi it is my understanding i can do for free right? Or is there roaming ontop of being connected to wifi?

3. Since we are going July when it is oh so busy. I would really like to be able to use a lines app or another helpful app to help TRY to cut down on our times.

4. I do not want a HUGE surprise Bill. I know that the bill will obviously be higer with roaming charges etc... I will turn my roaming off when not needed. Turning on only if I need to use an App or make a call. I just don't know how much Data, using an App etc... costs. My rate is $1/MB. Can anyone help me with telling me how much it could cost to use the app?

5. any other information that I should know from my provider or just general tips?

I know there is the option of purchasing a pay as you go, but since my phone calls are so limited and I will probably purchase a calling card to use the resort phone when we are there to call within Florida (never to Canada) I'm not sure that purchasing a pay as you go phone is the way to go for me.
I can connect to wifi, and I can eliminate the automatic downloading of emails to help keep my bill down...


I assume with Pay as you go phones you can't access internet/line apps?
Would just appreciate some advice/experience

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Old 06-13-2012, 12:05 PM   #419
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Ughh I need some help I am so completely cell phone Stupid Yes I admit it.

My cell is with Wind Mobile I have a Blackberry Bold.

I am in Florida from July 1-15 and I am at Disney July 5-12. I will have Wifi access at the Disney resort (although I've heard it can be sketchy) and wifi at the house in Sarasota the other days.

1. The only calling I really will need to do is 1 call for a few minutes (less than 5) once a day at Disney or at the resort.

2. I would like to be able to send a couple bbm's or txts if needed, which if I am hooked up to wifi it is my understanding i can do for free right? Or is there roaming ontop of being connected to wifi?

3. Since we are going July when it is oh so busy. I would really like to be able to use a lines app or another helpful app to help TRY to cut down on our times.

4. I do not want a HUGE surprise Bill. I know that the bill will obviously be higer with roaming charges etc... I will turn my roaming off when not needed. Turning on only if I need to use an App or make a call. I just don't know how much Data, using an App etc... costs. My rate is $1/MB. Can anyone help me with telling me how much it could cost to use the app?

5. any other information that I should know from my provider or just general tips?

I know there is the option of purchasing a pay as you go, but since my phone calls are so limited and I will probably purchase a calling card to use the resort phone when we are there to call within Florida (never to Canada) I'm not sure that purchasing a pay as you go phone is the way to go for me.
I can connect to wifi, and I can eliminate the automatic downloading of emails to help keep my bill down...


I assume with Pay as you go phones you can't access internet/line apps?
Would just appreciate some advice/experience

Thanks
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Not sure if this will work or not, but you may want to look at RoamMobility - if your phone is unlocked). They are Canadian, and from what I recall when I looked at their website, for about $3 a day, you can have unlimited calling and texting in Florida and back to Canada, and lots of data. I can't recall if there was some trick with blackberries or not...
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Old 06-13-2012, 12:52 PM   #420
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what about iPad data plans

This is slightly off topic, but since DH and I don't have cell phones (barbaric, I know!), we use our iPads to communicate with each other. He has 3G, I only have wifi (which my research indicates I will only be able to operate at the resort, Earl of Sandwich).

However, any suggestions for iPad plans for his 3G? Currently he uses Telus.

He has used Rogers in the past, but never again (they owed us $100 for over 2 years and finally paid up when my husband asked if there was a magic number of times to call to get the cheque).

Thanks!!! I think we're going to stop in Buffalo to pick up a cheap pre-paid phone anyway, but it would be nice to use the iPad for maps, internet, etc.

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