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Wi-Fi Calling FAQs     UPDATE:    Your compatible device must have been purchased from Rogers/Fido. If you have a non-Rogers Apple device and no conflicting services, Wi-Fi Calling may work, but we can’t assure that the feature will work properly on your device.   You may experience an error message like this:       What is Wi-Fi Calling? Wi-Fi Calling lets you call and text in more places so you can stay connected with friends and family. You can call and text wherever you have a Wi-Fi connection in places like basements, condos and tall buildings — places where you may have had trouble getting reception before.     Do I need a specific phone or plan to use Wi-Fi Calling? Yes. To use Wi-Fi Calling, you will need the following: An iPhone 5c, 5s, 6 or 6 Plus, 6s and 6s Plus (must be purchased from Rogers or Fido) with iOS 9 or later installed — remember to update your carrier settings when prompted to do so at the end of the OS installation The Wi-Fi Calling feature enabled on your phone Wi-fi Calling Ready Account Voice and Data plan with LTE enabled   Please note that prepaid customers or customers with voice only plans can’t use Wi-Fi Calling.     What type of Wi-Fi connection do I need to use Wi-Fi Calling? To use Wi-Fi Calling, you must have access to a public or private Wi-Fi connection. The connection must meet minimum required download and upload speeds to support voice calls; some Wi-Fi connections may not support Wi-Fi Calling.     Does Wi-Fi Calling use data from my wireless plan? No, Wi-Fi Calling does not use up data from your wireless data plan. When you make a call over Wi-Fi, you will be consuming data over the Wi-Fi connection instead. Internet service charges and overage rates (if applicable) may apply in accordance with your internet service provider. To give you a sense of how much data is used, a one-hour Wi-Fi voice call will consume approximately 75MB of data through a Wi-Fi connection.     How is Wi-Fi Calling billed when I am in Canada? Incoming calls and text or picture messages received over Wi-Fi Calling while in Canada will be deducted from the airtime and messaging limits associated with your wireless plan. Outgoing calls and text or picture messages sent over Wi-Fi Calling while in Canada will be billed as follows: Calls/texts to Canadian numberswill be deducted from the airtime and messaging limits associated with your wireless plan, and no long distance charges will apply. If you exceed your monthly plan limits, overage rates and/or current Pay-Per-Use wireless rates will apply. Calls/texts to non-Canadian numberswill be billed according to the rates outlined in your wireless plan or current Pay-Per-Use long distance wireless rates.   Please note: You may incur additional long distance charges and/or international text or picture message charges if your VPN, DNS or internet provider is set to a country outside Canada.      How is Wi-Fi Calling billed when I am travelling outside of Canada? If you are using Wi-Fi Calling while outside of Canada, the following will be deducted from your wireless plan without incurring any long distance or roaming charges: Incoming calls and text or picture messages received from anywhere in the world Outgoing calls and text or picture messages made or sent to a Canadian number   Roaming and/or long distance charges will vary depending on the roaming option you have on your account. If you have: Roam Like Home TM   Outgoing Wi-Fi Calling calls or text or picture messages made to a non-Canadian number will incur the Roam Like Home daily charge. If you have already incurred this charge, then all outgoing Wi-Fi Calling calls and text or picture messages made or sent within that 24-hour period will be deducted from the Roam Like Home allocation.   If you have a Travel Pack or other roaming add-on, all outgoing Wi-Fi Calling calls, text or picture messages to a non-Canadian number will be deducted from the limit associated with your Travel Pack or roaming add-on. If you exceed your limit, overage rates outlined in your Travel Pack or roaming add-on will apply.   If you do not have Roam Like Home, or a Travel Pack or roaming add-on, your outgoing Wi-Fi Calling calls, and text or picture messages to a non-Canadian number will be billed according to roaming Pay-Per-Use rates.     What happens if I try to make an emergency Wi-Fi call to 9-1-1 while travelling within Canada and the U.S.? If you plan on using Wi-Fi Calling while travelling throughout Canada, make sure to update the emergency address in your phone’s settings, as that’s the address that will be given to emergency services if you call 9-1-1. While using Wi-Fi Calling in the U.S., you may be able to call 9-1-1, however, we do not support U.S. emergency addresses so you will need to verbally tell the dispatcher where the emergency is located. We recommend making emergency calls over a mobile network.     What happens if I try to make an emergency Wi-Fi call to 9-1-1 while outside of Canada and the U.S.? Calls made to emergency services while using Wi-Fi Calling outside of Canada and the U.S. won’t be connected. You can make emergency calls outside of Canada and the U.S. only when they’re made over a mobile network.     How do I switch from using Wi-Fi Calling to a mobile network and vice versa? While in Canada, your phone will automatically connect to a mobile network instead of Wi-Fi Calling if both are available. However, while roaming, your phone will automatically connect to Wi-Fi Calling instead of any mobile network if both are available. You will need to remain in your Wi-Fi or mobile network’s range in order to continue your call; if you move between the two connections, the call will be disconnected. Visit   rogers.com/coverage to see where you are covered by our mobile network.     Are there any services that will not work with Wi-Fi Calling? Customers with select features and services, including any of the following, will not have access to Wi-Fi Calling: Data blocking Ringback tunes Advanced Call Manager Teletypewriter Rogers One Number TM   You’ll need to remove these features if you wish to enable Wi-Fi Calling on a compatible phone. To get access to Wi-Fi Calling or to learn more, please reach out to us here in the Community.     Do location-based calls work with Wi-Fi Calling? Some location-based calls may not work if you’re using Wi-Fi Calling when you’re outside your phone’s local calling area. Your phone will assume that you’re making a call from your phone’s local calling area. These calls include 3-1-1 (City Services); 5-1-1 (Traffic Reporting) and 8-1-1 (Health Services).     What if I am having trouble activating the Wi-Fi Calling feature on my device? If you have trouble activating the Wi-Fi Calling feature, try using Apple’s   support page   or reach out to us here in the Community.     How do I turn on Wi-Fi Calling? Wi-Fi Calling is easy to use and simple to set up. Go into your phone settings and do the following:   Select   Settings Select   Phone       Turn onWi-Fi Calling. Follow the on screen instructions if it is your first time doing this.         The status bar will display “WiFi Rogers” when Wi-Fi Calling is ready to use.
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  What is   Rogers ™  Wi-Fi Calling? Wi-Fi Calling lets you make and receive phone calls, plus send and receive messages, wherever you have a Wi-Fi connection in places like basements, condos and tall buildings. With Rogers, you’re connected wherever your day takes you.   How do I turn on Wi-Fi Calling? Wi-Fi Calling is easy to use and simple to set up.   For Apple devices, go into your phone settings and do the following: Select Settings Select  Select Wi-Fi Calling Turn on Wi-Fi Calling Follow the on screen instructions if it is your first time doing this. The status bar will display “Rogers Wi-Fi” when Wi-Fi Calling is ready to use.   For Samsung devices, go into your phone settings and do the following: On the device home page, press the “Phone” icon Select “More” > Settings > Wi-Fi Calling If your number is not registered to Wi-Fi Calling, click the registration link and follow setup process Return to the Wi-Fi Calling page and turn the Wi-Fi Calling toggle to ON. The status bar will display the Wi-Fi Calling icon when Wi-Fi Calling is ready to use.   Do I need a specific device or plan to use Wi-Fi Calling? Yes. To use Wi-Fi Calling, you will need the following: A monthly postpaid voice and LTE data wireless plan (prepaid customers are not eligible) An LTE SIM installed in your device A compatible Rogers device, including one of the following: iPhone 5c, 5s, 6 or 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus or SE with iOS 9 or later installed — remember to update your carrier settings when prompted to do so at the end of the OS installation Samsung Note 5 with software version 6.0.1 or later installed. (other Android devices coming soon) LG G4 with 6.0 or later installed The Wi-Fi Calling feature enabled on your device   Your compatible device must have been purchased from Rogers. If you have a non-Rogers Apple device and no conflicting services, Wi-Fi Calling may work, but we can’t assure that the feature will work properly on your device.   If you have a non-Rogers Android device, Wi-Fi Calling will not work   What type of Wi-Fi connection do I need to use Wi-Fi Calling? To use Wi-Fi Calling, you need access to a public or private Wi-Fi connection. The connection must meet minimum required download and upload speeds to support voice calls. Some Wi-Fi connections may not support Wi-Fi Calling.   Does Wi-Fi Calling use data from my wireless plan? No, Wi-Fi Calling does not use up data from your wireless data plan. When you make a call over Wi-Fi, you will be consuming data over the Wi-Fi connection instead. Internet service charges and overage rates (if applicable) apply in accordance with your internet service provider.   To give you a sense of how much internet data is used, a one-hour Wi-Fi voice call will consume approximately 75MB of data over a Wi-Fi connection.   How is Wi-Fi Calling billed when I am in Canada? Incoming calls and messages received over Wi-Fi Calling while in Canada will be deducted from the airtime and messaging limits included in your wireless plan.   Outgoing calls and messages sent over Wi-Fi Calling while in Canada will be billed as follows: Calls/Messages to Canadian numbers   will be deducted from the airtime and messaging limits included in your wireless plan, and no long distance charges will apply. If you exceed your monthly plan limits, overage rates and/or current pay-per-use wireless rates apply. Calls/Messages to non-Canadian numbers   will be billed according to the rates outlined in your wireless plan or current pay-per-use wireless rates.   Note: You may incur additional long distance charges and/or international message charges if your VPN, DNS or internet provider is set to a country outside Canada.    How is Wi-Fi Calling billed when I am travelling outside of Canada? If you are using Wi-Fi Calling while outside of Canada, the following will be deducted from your airtime and messaging limits included in your wireless plan without incurring any long distance or roaming charges: Incoming calls and messages received from anywhere in the world Outgoing calls and messages made or sent by you to a Canadian number   Roaming and/or long distance charges will vary depending on the roaming option you have on your account. If you have: Roam Like Home TM : Outgoing Wi-Fi calls or messages made to a non-Canadian number will incur the Roam Like Home daily charge. If you have already incurred this charge, then all outgoing Wi-Fi calls and messages made or sent within that 24-hour period will be Roam Like Home-rated. If you have a Travel Pack or other roaming add-on, all outgoing Wi-Fi calls or messages to a non-Canadian number will be deducted from the limit included in your Travel Pack or roaming add-on. If you exceed your limit, overage rates outlined in your Travel Pack or roaming add-on apply.   If you do not have Roam Like Home or a Travel Pack or roaming add-on, your outgoing Wi-Fi calls and messages to a non-Canadian number will be billed according to roaming pay-per-use rates.   Can I make an emergency Wi-Fi call to 9-1-1 while travelling within Canada or the U.S.? Yes. If you plan on using Wi-Fi Calling while travelling throughout Canada or the U.S., make sure to update your emergency address to your most likely location for your device in your phone’s settings. Your emergency address is the one that will be given to emergency services if you call 9-1-1.   We recommend making emergency calls over a mobile network.   What happens if I try to make an emergency Wi-Fi call while outside of Canada and the U.S.? Calls made to emergency services while using Wi-Fi Calling outside of Canada and the U.S. will not be supported. We recommend making emergency calls over a mobile network.   When will my device use Wi-Fi Calling versus the mobile network? In most cases, when you have access to both the mobile network and Wi-Fi Calling (e.g., you have a Wi-Fi connection that is strong enough to be useable), your device automatically defaults to using Wi-Fi Calling. This applies when you are within Canada and when you are roaming outside of Canada.   For iPhones with iOS 9.1 or later, your device automatically defaults to using Wi-Fi Calling when you have access to both Wi-Fi Calling and the mobile network. However, if you have an older version of iOS, your device will automatically default to using the mobile network when in Canada, and Wi-Fi Calling when roaming outside of Canada.   For Android phones, your device automatically defaults to using Wi-Fi Calling when you have access to both Wi-Fi Calling and the mobile network. However, you may change your settings on your device to switch the default setting to the mobile network.   How do I switch between the Wi-Fi network and the mobile network during a call? In most cases, when you move between Wi-Fi Calling and the mobile network, your call will drop. To ensure your call does not drop, you should remain in your Wi-Fi or mobile network’s range for the duration of the call. However, if you have a VoLTE-enabled device and you are moving between Wi-Fi Calling and our LTE network, your call should not drop. Visit   rogers.com/coverage to see where you are covered by our mobile network.   Are there any wireless service features that will not work with Wi-Fi Calling?   Customers with select features and services, including any of the following, will not have access to Wi-Fi Calling: Data blocking Advanced Call Manager Teletypewriter Rogers One Number TM Alternative Line Service Wireless Priority Common Voicemail UMA Hotspot Datacom CS Data FAX and USSD services   You’ll need to remove these features if you wish to enable Wi-Fi Calling on a compatible phone. To get access to Wi-Fi Calling or to learn more please visit the Rogers Community Forums.   Do location-based calls work with Wi-Fi Calling? Some location-based calls may not work if you’re using Wi-Fi Calling when you’re outside your phone’s local calling area. Your phone will assume that you’re making a call from your phone’s local calling area. These calls include 3-1-1 (City Services); 5-1-1 (Traffic Reporting) and 8-1-1 (Health Services).   What if I am having trouble activating the Wi-Fi Calling feature on my device? If you have trouble activating the Wi-Fi Calling feature please visit the Community Forums.   How can I activate VoLTE on my iPhone 6s or 6s Plus?  If you have already activated Wi-Fi Calling, then you’ll need to go to your settings and turn Wi-Fi Calling off and on again to activate VoLTE services on your device. If you have not yet activated Wi-Fi Calling and want to activate VoLTE, follow these steps: Go to   Settings   and select   Phone. Toggle Wi-Fi Calling to ON. Follow the instructions on your screen if it’s the first time you’re hooking it up.   Remember to make sure you are using the latest version of iOS before activating VoLTE on your device.     Wi-Fi Calling Terms and Conditions
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  Thinking of PAYGO? Here are 3 great reasons to consider.   Flexibility Bring your own phone or get a new one Add services when you need them Change your plan anytime   Cost Certainty No bill No activation, cancellation or monthly fees No fear of hidden charges   Freedom No commitment No term contract or credit checks Complete control of top-up frequency     How can I activate   Pay As You Go?   It's easy to activate. Follow the instructions in the user guide that comes with your   Pay As You Go   SIM card. You can also visit   rogers.com/payasyougo   or call   1 866 594-9456   to activate.     Can I activate my own wireless phone on   Pay As You Go?    Yes, you can activate your own wireless phone on   Pay As You Go   as long as it is unlocked and compatible with the Rogers network. For Rogers network details, visit:   rogers.com/web/content/wireless_network       PAYGO: FAQ’s     How am I charged for Voicemail on my   Pay As You Go   account?   Voicemail is available with no monthly fee on the   Pay As You Go   service. Airtime charges (plus long distance and/or roaming where applicable) apply for messages left in your   Pay As You Go   voicemail and for checking your Voicemail messages. Airtime charges apply if you call a number and a voicemail service answers.     Am I charged if someone leaves me a voicemail on my   Pay As You Go   phone?   Yes - you are charged for each voicemail received at your local airtime rate (which varies according to your price plan). Plus, you are charged to listen to your voicemail at the local airtime per minute rate.     How am I charged for making local and long distance calls on my   Pay As You Go   phone?   Local and long distance airtime charges are rounded up to the next full minute. A one-minute minimum charge applies to every completed call (made or received). The airtime for the entire call is charged based on the applicable rate at the beginning of the call. Airtime charges (plus applicable long distance charges) apply to completed calls from the time you press SEND until you press END.   For international calls, or while roaming, you may be charged from the time you press SEND until you press END regardless of whether the call is completed. Airtime charges (plus long distance charges, if applicable) apply to every call you answer on your wireless phone until you press END. Charges will start the moment the calling party initiates the call by pressing SEND and includes the ring time.     How am I charged for wireless calls on my   Pay As You Go   phone?   When you make an outgoing call on your wireless phone, airtime charges (plus applicable long distance charges) apply to each completed call from the time you press SEND until you press END. If the call is not completed, meaning there is no answer, then no charge applies. A call answered by Voicemail is considered a completed call.   For each incoming call you answer (or your voicemail answers) on your wireless phone, airtime charges apply from the time your phone begins ringing until the time you press END.     How can I check the balance of my   Pay As You Go   account and see how much money I have available?   Dial *225 from your wireless phone and your phone's screen will display your account balance and expiry date.     What is Call Waiting and how is it charged on   Pay As You Go?   The Call Waiting service alerts you to other incoming calls when you are talking on your phone. Call Waiting is available with no monthly fee on the   Pay As You Go   service. Incoming airtime charges apply to calls that are waiting to be answered as well as calls that are answered.     What is Call Forwarding and how is it charged on   Pay As You Go?   Call Forwarding lets you route incoming calls from your wireless phone to another phone number. Call Forwarding is available with no monthly fee on   Pay As You Go   phones. Airtime charges apply to calls forwarded from your phone to another phone number. Long distance charges apply if forwarding calls to a long distance number.     How do I change my Pay As You Go PIN?     From   MyRogers TM , follow these simple instructions: First, you will need to sign in to your   MyRogers account.  If you are not currently registered, signing up is quick and easy at   www.rogers.com/register. Once you log in, you will find a Pay As You Go PIN Update link in the Wireless frame in the Overview tab.  Click on it. Reset 4 Digit Passcode window will open, and you can change your PIN Follow the instructions on page.   From the Automated Phone System, follow these simple instructions: Dial *611 from your phone or 1 800 575-9090. Select option 3. Select option 4. Select option 1 Select option 1 Follow the prompts     Am I charged for 9-1-1 calls on my   Pay As You Go   phone?   There is no airtime charge for calls made from your wireless device to 9-1-1. A $0.75 monthly 9-1-1 Emergency Access Fee, and applicable provincial fees, are applied to your account.     I am travelling outside of Canada, can I use my   Pay As You Go   phone when I travel?   Yes, you can use your   Pay As You Go   phone while you travel. Roaming service rates will apply for using your phone outside of Canada. Rogers roaming services are available in more than 100 countries. Please ensure that your wireless phone is compatible with the wireless network of the country you will be visiting. Your wireless phone or wireless handheld must operate on a country's listed frequency in order to make or receive calls. To check roaming service rates and wireless network compatibility, visit   rogers.com/payasyougo     Can I make collect calls on my   Pay As You Go   phone?   Yes, you can make collect calls with your   Pay As You Go   phone. Local airtime charges apply. Collect calls cannot be received on your wireless phone.     How do I know if my   Pay As You Go   balance is running low? Will I be notified before my   Pay As You Go   service is suspended?   When your   Pay As You Go   account balance gets down to $3, we will send you a text message on your phone to let you know your balance is low so you can top up your account.     I am subscribed to a monthly plan on my   Pay As You Go   phone, what happens if there is an insufficient balance on my   Pay As You Go   account to cover the next monthly service fee?   If there is an insufficient balance to cover the next recurring monthly service fee, regular pay-per-use service rates apply: 40¢ per minute for local incoming/outgoing calls, 25¢ per local text message, 50¢ per local picture/video message and 15¢ per MB for wireless internet. You will be automatically re-subscribed to your current plan when you have sufficient funds to cover your recurring monthly service fee. Where applicable additional airtime, data, long distance, roaming, pay-per-use charges, and taxes are charged extra.     What is Auto Top-Up?   Auto Top-Up is our new preauthorized credit card service that will help you manage your   Pay As You Goaccount. Auto Top-Up lets you top up your account with the amount you select one day prior to your account balance expiry date OR when your account balance falls below $1 whichever comes first.     Automatic Top-Up Option If you have a Pay by the Month plan or Monthly Add-on, Auto Top-up will charge your credit card automatically for each one on its due date   Low Balance Option Your account will automatically be topped up with the amount you select whenever your account balance is about to expire OR if it falls below $1. Perfect for Pay by the Minute and Pay by the Day plans.   To sign up to Automatic   Top-Up and/or Low Balance Option on Rogers.com You will need a   MyRogers TM   account. If you don't have one, registration is quick and easy! Go to   rogers.com/register Log in to your   MyRogers   account: In the "Bill Information" section, select "Register a Credit Card". Click on the "Subscribe/Activate" link.  To sign up to Automatic Top-Up and/orLow Balance Option in our Automated Phone System Dial *611 from your device or call 1-800-575-9090 Press 3 for Account Changes Press 4 for Personal Account Settings Press 2 for Manage Credit Card Info (If no credit card information in on file, you will be prompted to add one) Press 3 for Automatic Monthly Top-Up Option or Press 4 for Automatic Low Balance Option.    Note:   the account must have a registered credit card to sign up to Auto Top-Up.
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