Before I head to the states, I have rogersonenumber set to have all calls ring on both by Rogers and T-Mobile cell (this way, when I'm still in Canada, I can answer the call on my Rogers cell). Once I get to the states, I turn off my Rogers phone.
When I answer on my T-Mobile phone in the US, Rogers charges me $0.05/min for each forwarded minute. It's relatively cheap and so easy to set up. No need for a VOIP intermediary.
Since I have Google Voice set up on my T-Mobile android phone, all calls I make to Canada using that phone are free - as they are routed through Google Voice. So now I have unlimited calls to US and Canada while in the US, and all calls to either my US or Canadian number are ringing on my US phone.
So there you have it. One Canadian phone number (my cell) ringing on both my Canadian and US cellphones, and only $0.05/min to answer the call in the states. To keep costs down on non-critical calls following me to the US from Canada, I simply let the call go to voicemail and call them back for free from the US phone.
Rogersonenumber is one of the few things that Rogers does better than others!
Last edited by Shiryon; 07-25-2012 at 05:11 PM.
What a frigging run around gong show.
You CAN forward to a USA number, it takes awhile to get to the right people, but get social media involved. I had to get Rogers Mary to get involved to fix it on my account. It does tie into the "international dialing when roaming" block. But the run around you're getting is all too familiar. Don't accept it, demand a manager, escalate to the office of the president, it's a bold face lie that you cannot forward to the USA, you can on bell you can on telus, and heck most of us on Rogers can too, so why can't you?
I see you found the problem, the probation period of a new line. I hope you got it fixed. I used google voice as my go between for my phones too, though google voice forwarding to Canada loophole has been closed. But still works for those who already utilized it.