MONTREAL, Jan. 17, 2012 /CNW/ - Canadian telecom company Roam Mobility,
today launched a service that eliminates voice and data roaming charges
for Canadians travelling into the United States. The mobile virtual
network operator partnered with T-Mobile USA Inc. to deliver the first
US network exclusively for Canadians travelling into the US.
"Canadians are tired of paying the highest roaming charges in the world
and we're about to change that," said Emir Aboulhosn, CEO of Roam
Mobility. "Canadians can now use their phones, smartphones, tablets and
laptops in the same way they would at home, the second they enter the
It's estimated 18 million Canadians cross the US border each year. With
few options, most Canadians purchase roaming packages from their
existing service providers for a hefty fee. This results in $450 M
being spent in US roaming annually. Roam Mobility is boasting price
reductions of up to 99% for Canadians, in a move intended to inject
transparency in the industry.
"We are able to offer fair and transparent pricing because we are the
first mobile virtual network operator to directly broker a deal with a
tier 1 telecom company over an international border," said Aboulhosn.
"Canadians have been waiting for a socially-responsible cellphone
service like this for a very long time."
Roam Mobility's network is a nationwide US network covering more than
200 M people and offering blazing speeds with HSPA+ 42 technology. All
Roam's plans are pre-paid and available in increments ranging from one
to 30 days. All talk and text plans are unlimited, and include calls
and text messages to the US and Canada starting at $2 per day. Data
plans are available in 500 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB and 5 GB increments, with
rates as low as two cents per megabyte. For more information visit: www.roammobility.com
About Roam Mobility
We aim to be the trusted first choice for people looking to stay
connected while travelling abroad. Whether it's friends, family or the
office, Roam Mobility keeps Canadians connected to what's important by
bringing mobility within affordable reach of everyone.
We are Roam. Mobility for the traveller.
SOURCE Roam Mobility
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