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ejep520
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International Account?

Good morning!

 

I'm a US citizen looking to get a mobile hotspot I can use while visiting Canada, and I'd like some feedback on what makes more sense: get the device in the US and make sure it has international roaming capability or get a device while in Canada.  I would only be using the device in Canada a week or two per year, so I'd want something that's prepaid.

 

With luck, Rogers carries such a device and I would buy it online from them but for the second stumbling block I encountered before I started thinking this thru a bit more carefully; Rogers website doesn't seem equipped to handle international orders.  I could make my next trip into Canada one in which I buy the device, but would I have trouble activating the account once I'm home?  Do I need a Canadian address to activate a Rogers phone?

 

Thanks!

 

Erik

 

 

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Gdkitty
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Re: International Account?

Yeah, you really need to sign up for it, while here..

But.

 

That i now of, they really do not have any PAY AS YOU GO type data only plans 😞

Depending on what your provider down there's roaming packages are.. may be just as simple to use that.
(they may have ADD ONS that make it cheaper too).



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Gdkitty
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Re: International Account?

Yeah, you really need to sign up for it, while here..

But.

 

That i now of, they really do not have any PAY AS YOU GO type data only plans 😞

Depending on what your provider down there's roaming packages are.. may be just as simple to use that.
(they may have ADD ONS that make it cheaper too).



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OLDYELLR
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Re: International Account?

My PayGo rate for calls is now 50¢/minute. Canadian cellphone plans are a lot more expensive than U.S.ones.


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RogersMaude
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Re: International Account?

Good afternoon @ejep520 ,

 

Thank you for your post & Welcome to the Forums!

 

I simply wanted to add my input regarding your inquiry.

 

The Prepaid platform, for a data-only line, might not be ideal. Although it is possible to get a data add-on, it is required to have a basic voice plan.  Depending on your usage, it might become expensive. Click here to view the details of our Pay-As-You-Go plans & add-ons.

 

In regards to the address on the account , it is possible to put a generic one if you do not have a Canadian address. However, this will prevent you from having the ability to Top-Up using a credit card since the address for it needs to match the one we have on file.

 

Keep in mind that you can activate a Postpaid line on a monthly term and cancel after a month, for example.

 

Hope this helps!

 

RogersMaude