Forget about Rogers-go to the local walmart and get a cheapie. All minutes purchased are auto doubled. I used mine in Florida and could call anywhere in N and S America no added charges. Just put a reply on your Rogers phone with the new number EASY!
Great advice - I added a travel bucket before I left for a Mexico trip - first time with my Rogers phone. Called several times and actually stood in a line up at a Rogers store to make sure I had the right pack and what I could do to make sure I didnt get charged outrageous amounts on my return.
All for nothing - they gave me a bill for $2000!!!! for my week away.
After many calls (they could see on my account how many times I called to try and get "support") they gave me a break and only charged me $500.
Expensive lesson and now I know what to do next time, thank you. Oh and Rogers will lose me as soon as I wrap up this lock down contract.
Rule of thumb, unless you absolutely need to? Don't bring the phone, or turn off parts of your phone (data, roaming, etc) when not using them. Any form of roaming costs are very large, and even most value packs only give you a limited amount of data.
IE an international data plan for $40 only gives you 10mb. Your average smart phone will blow the through that in 10 mins.
Agreed with GDkitty. If you really do NOT need the phone, take out the sim, leave the phone turned off somewhere in the house no one can get. You will not be charged anything as the sim card will be out of the phone & the phone being turned off.
If you really need the phone, unlock it or get a simple flip phone which is unlocked& while in another country, just get a pre paid sim card if you need. You are set after.
Here is the the prices from Rogers & the MB with the prices.