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?
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.