Just grab a Gophone or a Straight Talk sim, or a TMO one if you're in one of their amazing refarmed areas or have an AWS phone. Forward your calls and even with the LD Rogers charges, you can forget exorbatant roaming rates.
I am the Doctor...and this is my spoon.
I'll stay with getting a $2-3 per day pre-paid sim, and get unlimited everything, thanks. This is not value at all.
Then, the sheep will pay. And, complain. Neither of those is a hassle, and is so simple to do.
Buy unlocked phone, have SIM mailed to home or office.......save
I still think for a short trip, although still expensive, this is a great alternative. If I go out on a 3day trips for my tournaments..........i wudn't want to keep changing my numbers. This way anyone who wants to get in touch with me, can do so by calling me or just texting my normal number. Again, in my case, I just find it more convenient.
I just hope now they do something about voice, I wud love to have a cheaper rate..............
- Swapping SIM cards takes about 30 seconds.
- Setting Rogers Extreme Text Messaging to forward my texts to my email address takes 10 seconds.
- Setting Rogers One Number to forward my number to my US # takes about 10 seconds.
We're talking about a minute of work for saving potentially thousands of dollars. There's no "changing numbers" here - I get all my texts and calls just fine. Not to mention whatsapp and imessage working as usual over data anyway (which is where 99% of my conversations take place).
Forget a 3 day trip - I would do the above for a 3 hour trip to the US.
For a little more than the price of a ONE MINUTE roaming phone call with Rogers, I can get UNLIMITED voice and data for the ENTIRE DAY.
How you can call this pathetic offering a great alternative boggles my mind. This is NOT a great alternative - it is a HORRIBLE alternative.