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    6 Months

    Another negative change by Roam
    Expiry dates drop 1 year to 6 months now
    Just keeps getting worse

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    Just a cash grab to get you to top up once every 6 months. (every 3 will be next) I read that they will email you a reminder before your 6 months is up. I hope they do or many subscribers will not sign up if they're SIMs are expired.
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    Just another drop in the bucket to obscurity, They will mostly be for people outside North America travelling here, as I haven't used them for over 18 months due to my carrier being cheaper, for what I use. And really, the plans from Europe, Some include NA coverage, so its getting to be less and less relevant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbusguy View Post
    Just a cash grab to get you to top up once every 6 months. (every 3 will be next) I read that they will email you a reminder before your 6 months is up. I hope they do or many subscribers will not sign up if they're SIMs are expired.


    I received email reminders of the need to top up when the expiry was 12 months, so they do send them out.



    I wonder if this is a cash grab, or if it's something that T-Mobile is driving? Perhaps T-Mobile is incentivizing their MVNOs to make sure people access at least once every 6 months due to what they define as an active user on their network?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavesBB View Post
    Just another drop in the bucket to obscurity, They will mostly be for people outside North America travelling here, as I haven't used them for over 18 months due to my carrier being cheaper, for what I use. And really, the plans from Europe, Some include NA coverage, so its getting to be less and less relevant.

    D.


    IMO Roam needs to bring back Talk/Text/LTE for $3.95, with less data than before. 250MB per day at $3.95, or 500MB per day at $4.95. Something like that. A GB every two days is overkill for many of us. Approximately matching that $5/day pricing that Rogers, Fido, Bell, and Virgin charge means you must need lots of data to make it worthwhile going with Roam. Otherwise it's generally better to go with your carrier now for the convenience of using your Canadian number (and potential cost savings for people trying to contact you). As a bonus you don't need to unlock your phone, and your carrier will generally offer both T-Mobile and AT&T coverage which is a potential advantage too. To compete, I believe Roam really needs a $3.95 price point that's useful to most people.

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    Agreed, My Daughter is going to the USA for 3 days next week, and I'll just add the $15 Roam from Wind.. No Switching, No babysitting her APN issues, No questions... And it will work just fine.. The extra data and the need to do all the work, isn't worth it anymore.
    If 1GB for 3 days isn't enough, then oh well! =)

    They will now need to be far less than the $5/day to be attractive to most people who don't have the 'know how' to do.

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    Am curious now what CCTS says (never knew Roam was a member)
    I filed a complaint against them

    The way I see it Roam has changed terms of service (12 month to 6 month expiry date)
    And doubled agreed upon costs (since need to topup every 6 months now)

    Will keep you all updated

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    Yay I won
    Offer of either free SIM card or free reload granted
    Anyone else in same situation could try same since reducing 1 year to 6 months is obviously a change for the worse in our terms of service

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    Your Know Roaming sticker never expires!

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    Has anyone actually had the 6 month expiry enforced yet? How can you check when your Roam SIM expires? I just topped it up for a trip and it shows when the plan ends, but not when the SIM expires.

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    I just got an email today that they're back to the 12 month top up requirement, abandoning the poorly conceived 6 month rule

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    Yup
    I am sure many people incl myself complained to CCTS and won

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven Hurdle View Post
    Has anyone actually had the 6 month expiry enforced yet? How can you check when your Roam SIM expires? I just topped it up for a trip and it shows when the plan ends, but not when the SIM expires.
    Mine expired but I fought the rules with CCTS
    Claiming they changed contract terms in their favour by reducing expiry dates

    Although they just announced a return to 1 year
    I think damage has been done though from the thousands of disgruntled posts

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    I topped up prior to my 6 months (which was during the Summer 2016) for 1 day for a non-existent trip and then received an e-mail informing me that they were going back to the 1 year expiration dates which I topped up again in January 2017.
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    I'm curious if anyone still using roam?
    All the carriers have cheaper roaming options these days & no need for a US phone number
    Public $120 Province Wide + 12GB - $6 Autopay - $6 Loyalty - $39 Refer = $23 per Month
    Chatr $40 North America Wide + 6GB + 30 Mins Roaming

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