What is the easiest way to (temporarily) disable Roam Like Home? The reason being I will travel through Europe to Asia, where I will get a local SIM. While in Europe, I may send one or two texts, but not $10 worth, so I would rather have the pay-per-use rate.
The only way to do this is by calling customer service?
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You wont have to do anything.
Roam like home, is attached to your account.. and therfore your SIM card.
If you are swaping out the sim for another, then it will not have any access to your rogers account.. and therefore no Roam Like Home.
(also... make sure that you have an UNLOCKED phone before doing this.. an on contract phone by default, will be carrier LOCKED and another SIM will not work in it.)
Sorry, to clarify, I will change SIMs when I get to my destination (Asia), and not while in transit (Europe). I may use the phone for emergencies in Europe, with my Rogers SIM, which is why I am asking the question.
Good Afternoon @nsarine1,
Unfortunately there is no way to disable the Roam Like Home feature temporarily. You would actually have to dis-enroll from Roam Like Home, at which point you would be charged the pay per use rate for the zone that you are in. Pay per use pricing for Europe is:
- $2.00/minute airtime
-75¢ per Sent Text/Picture Message
- 20¢ per Received Text/Picture Message without a roaming or domestic text plan or add-on, (picture messages [MMS] have additional pay-per-use roaming data charges to send/receive)
- $9.99/day for up to 20MB.
I would suggest staying enrolled in the Roam Like Home feature since pay per use charges can add up quickly and become quite expensive, compared to the $10 per day charge you would pay for access to all your Share Everything Plan features.
For completeness-sake, the only way to dis-enroll from Roam Like Home is through customer service (phone or chat).
You could put the phone into airplane mode and then connect to wifi, using Rogers One number from that country you can make calls back to canada, however if you make local calls from there you would need Roam like Home or face roaming charges.
Just a thought
how do I stop my roam like home? is there a way I can take it off my account or get rid of it?
Good evening @stoneshack,
Thank you for your post!
Normally, people inquire about enrolling to Roam Like Home.
May I ask you why you wish to entirely disable this option?
In order for you to understand this service better and, for you to comprehend how beneficial it actually is, I will give you an example :
Hope this helps!
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