Are you certain about the 611 being free? I recall years ago....back when Rogers was called Cantel, I would get dinged for calling 611 in the USA. I was told the same regarding 911. The purpose was they didn't want people to abuse either of the two star numbers.
Hockey821 are you 100% sure about that??
The only time I am aware you don't get charged is if you go to your mobile browser and access Rogers site to BUY the daily plan. That's about it.
I don't believe the information you just quoted me is accurate with the exception of the text showing charges.
Hockey821, you are WRONG.
This is the response I got back from Rogers: Regular roaming fees will apply to all calls made when outside Canada, however if you need to get a hold of our customer support you can reach out to us at +1-514-734-7699 which is no charge.
In otherwords, 911 and #611 or any star or pound numbers will be charged at regular roaming rates. If I wish to contact Rogers Customer Support, I can do so by calling +1-514-734-7699 which is no charge.
911 is a different beast though... which is why i dont beleive its charged.
on any current CANADIAN phone you dont get charged for 911 mintues.
The US, etc.. has FCC regulations.. that ANY 911 call must be put through, even if the person doesnt subscribe to that persons service.
So even though you are not an 'att&t' customer.. they must put the call through.
To expand on this... pretty much ALL cells (as far as i know), will still make an emergency call, with NO sim card, assuming you in range of ANY tower. It connect to whatever tower you are near, period which the phone supports, and will put the call through.
How can 911 be chargeable that way, when there is nothing on the phone to be able to trace that charge back to?