Rogers expands Roam Like Home to Asia, Oceania for just $10/day

Roam Like Home now available in over 100 international destinations

 Almost 2.3 million customers enrolled in Roam Like Home and get over 'roaming-phobia'

TORONTO, Jan. 27, 2016 /CNW/ - From the Great Barrier Reef to the Great Wall, Rogers today announced Roam Like Home is now your passport to using your smartphone around the world worry-free as Asia and Oceania join the growing list of more than 100 roaming destinations worldwide. Rogers Share Everything customers, including small businesses, can roam internationally for only $10 per day in Asia, Oceania, Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

"We know our customers love the freedom of using their plan wherever they are, just like they do at home. We've heard them and we've invested in Roam Like Home to add more and more destinations to the plan," said Raj Doshi, Executive Vice-President Wireless Services, Rogers Communications.  "Now they won't have to think twice before posting a selfie from the Sydney Opera House or searching for a restaurant in Tokyo."

Almost two million Canadians plan on travelling to Asia this year, and 95 per cent of them say they plan on bringing their smartphone on their trip, according to a recent study.  Travellers agree their primary reasons for bringing a device abroad are to keep in touch (73 per cent), take photos/videos (66 per cent), and check email (66 per cent).  Compared with travellers to other regions, those travelling to Asia are almost a third more likely to bring a device to access the Internet.  

Starting January 27, customers can use their data bucket, and unlimited talk and text included in their Share Everything plan in new destinations, including China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, India, Pakistan, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, and more.

Customers will pay only $10 per day when roaming within an eligible international destination and will only be charged for a maximum of 10 days on each monthly bill or a maximum of $100. Additionally, travellers to the U.S. continue to pay only $5 per day when roaming and will only be charged for a maximum of $50 on each monthly bill.  Calls and texts to local numbers in the destination they're visiting or back to Canada are included and no long distance charges will apply for those calls. 

Existing Share Everything customers, including small businesses, can enroll by texting "travel" to 222 for free before they leave or once they've landed in one of over 100 eligible destinations. New Share Everything customers will be automatically enrolled so they can immediately take advantage of this technology, and can opt out at any time.  For more information: http://www.rogers.com/roamlikehome.  

About Rogers
Rogers is a leading diversified Canadian communications and media company.  We are Canada's largest provider of wireless voice and data communications services and one of Canada's leading providers of cable television, high-speed Internet and telephony services to consumers and businesses. Through Rogers Media we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines and trade publications, and sports entertainment. Our shares are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:  RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI).

About the survey

The online survey was conducted among n=2,000 adult Canadians who own a smartphone and intend on travelling abroad in the next 12 months. The survey was administered by Bond Brand Loyalty in both English and French between December 17 and December 30, 2015.

SOURCE Rogers Communications Canada Inc. - English

For further information: media@rci.rogers.com, 647-747-5118

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