Tag Archive: Rogers


Rogers increases price of Roam Like Home travel service

Rogers is getting in on the price increase trend.

Canadian carrier Rogers is increasing its Roam Like Home roaming data service by $ 1 to $ 6 per day while in the United States, its most popular destination. Prices to other countries will remain at $ 10 per day.

The service debuted in late 2014 under old CEO Guy Laurence, and proved to be one of the most endearing parts of his legacy at the company, which  [Read More…]

BlackBerry KEYone is now up for pre-order at Rogers

Rogers is the first carrier to kick off BlackBerry KEYone pre-orders in Canada.

The BlackBerry KEYone is launching in Canada on May 31, and Rogers is now taking pre-orders of the device. You’ll be able to pick up BlackBerry’s latest phone for $ 679.99 CAD outright, or for zero down on a two-year Premium+ Tab plan.

Bell and Bell MTS are slated to kick off the pre-orders for $ 699.99 CAD, with SaskTel and Telus also expected  [Read More…]

Rogers and Telus now rolling out Nougat update to the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

Nougat update is now live for most Galaxy S7 and S7 edge variants in Canada.

The Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge made its way to Canadian carriers SaskTell, Bell, Virgin Mobile, Eastlink, Videotron and Freedom Mobile last week, and the 1.2GB OTA update is now rolling out to Rogers and Telus subscribers.

The update brings a slew of new features, including a redesigned UI, display scaling options, multi-window mode, in-line notification  [Read More…]

Rogers is now selling the ‘Really Blue’ Google Pixel

The Google Pixel returns to Canada.

It took a few months, but the most striking colo(u)r of the Google Pixel is now available in Canada.

Available for pre-order at Rogers, the country’s largest carrier, the ‘Really Blue’ Google Pixel costs the same as its black and white counterparts — $ 199 on a 2-year Premium+ Share Everything plan and $ 899 outright — but Google is throwing in a $ 100 Google Store gift card for good measure. And,  [Read More…]

‘Really Blue’ Google Pixel coming to Canada as a Rogers exclusive

A blue exclusive for the red carrier in Canada.

Google and Rogers have co-announced that they are bringing the ‘Really Blue’ Google Pixel — the one that everyone wants and hasn’t been able to buy due to its limited inventory — to Canada as a carrier exclusive.

The limited edition version was released alongside the black and white variants in October, but it’s been difficult to find — more so than the regular Pixels, which have also been  [Read More…]

Rogers and Google partner to bring rich texting to Canada

It’s not iMessage, but it’s close enough.

After launching with Sprint last month, Google has announced that plans to bring RCS — Rich Communications Services — to Rogers customers starting today, December 13.

Working with Google, Rogers says that all future Android devices it sells will come preloaded with Messenger, the company’s first-party SMS app, as its default texting utility, through which it will communicate with Google’s Jibe Cloud to facilitate rich texting.

Like Sprint,  [Read More…]

Rogers makes waiting for the cable guy less terrible with new tool

It’s no secret that waiting for the cable guy is one of the biggest annoyances in the world, next to stubbing your toe or getting pineapple on your pizza (seriously, what’s up with pineapple?), but Rogers wants to change that — the first annoyance at least — with its new EnRoute tool.

Debuting a month after its latest app-based ability to track data usage in real time, EnRoute allows cable customers to track their technician within  [Read More…]

Rogers drops Cuba from its international ‘Roam Like Home’ package

Rogers has confirmed that it is dropping Cuba from its “Roam Like Home” international roaming package. In a statement given to the Financial Post, Rogers confirmed that high demand has overwhelmed its Cuban operator partner’s network.

From the Financial Post:

“The Cuban operator’s wireless infrastructure is not as developed as our Canadian networks and isn’t able to support the significant traffic generated by our customers using Roam Like Home,” spokesman Andrew Garas said in an email.

Roam  [Read More…]

How to cancel service with Rogers

Everything you need to know about cancelling your Rogers wireless service

Whether you are unhappy with their service, feel you need to get out of your current contract, or just looking for a change, cancelling your Rogers wireless plan may be the right choice for you.

The good news is all carriers in Canada have to follow the same rules when it comes to cancelling contracts. It’s not always the easiest information to find but, we  [Read More…]

Mobilicity being subsumed into Rogers flanker brand Chatr

The Mobilicity brand is disappearing, subsumed into Chatr Mobile, says parent company Rogers.

According to an FAQ posted on Mobilicity’s website, its 150,000-odd customers will be ported over to Chatr’s billing system with “comparable plans,” based on information sent to MobileSyrup. Mobilicity will stop activating lines on August 15th, and will shut down the brand by the fall.

Rogers purchased Mobilicity in mid-2015 for $ 465 million after working out a deal with the former Conservative government  [Read More…]