Roam Mobility Slashes Prices, Triples Mobile Data for Travelers

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You might remember when I reviewed Roam Mobility earlier this year. As a quick refresher, they’re a Canadian company that allows Canadian travelers to avoid expensive roaming fees when making their way through the United States. You simply pop a Roam SIM into your unlocked phone, load up the prepaid daily plan, and you gain access to all the talking, texting and mobile web surfing that you desire for far less than what you’d pay for roaming with the incumbents. And now the Roam offer has gotten even better.

First, all the talk+text+data plans now have three times the amount of mobile data. The $3.95 one-day plan, for example, used to come with unlimited minutes and text messages, plus 100MB of data. That has now been bumped to 300MB. Similarly, the 3-day plan now gets 900MB, the 7-day plan gets 2GB, and the 14-day plan gets 4GB. If you’re down in the States a little longer, you can get a full 30 days of unlimited talk and text, plus a whopping 9GB of data for $89.95.

Second, Roam is helping out all of you who don’t need talk and text. All of the data-only plan prices have been slashed by as much as 50%. Depending on how much data you want to purchase at a time, this can get you down to as little as a penny per megabyte. In line with this, Roam is introducing a new 300MB data plan that is valid for three days and it costs $7.95.

Speaking for myself, Roam has saved the MEGATechNews team a fair bit of money with our travels. We need to stay connected to our emails, Twitter, Facebook and the rest of it while on the road and this is one of the most affordable ways to do it. I know both Stephen and I put our Roam plans to good use when we were in New York last month! In any case, check out the full press release for more info on the Roam changes.

Full Press Release »

Roam Mobility Announces Steep Pricing Cuts and More Data for Canadians Visiting the United States

Company cuts Data Only plan pricing by 50 percent and triples data allowance on Talk+Text+Data plans in time for holiday travel season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Vancouver B.C. (Oct. 17, 2013) – Roam Mobility, the leading independent provider of roaming service for Canadians visiting the U.S., announced today that the company has cut pricing on Data Only plans by 50 percent and has increased the data allowance on Talk+Text+Data plans from 100 MB to 300 MB per day. The modified pricing structure comes as welcome news for nearly 19 million Canadians who travel to the U.S. every year.

“Our new pricing and data allowance is truly the best deal for any Canadian travelling to the USA,” said Emir Aboulhosn, founder and SVP Business Development of Roam Mobility. “For $3.95 per day you get unlimited talk, text and 300 MB. That’s 50 percent lower and six times more data than roaming packages from other Canadian carriers.”

Under the new pricing structure, Roam Mobility offers Data Only plans for as cheap as a penny per MB, depending on the amount of data purchased. A new 300 MB data plan that is valid for three days has been added for $7.95, and the prices of 500MB, 1GB, 2GB and 5GB plans have been reduced by as much as 50 percent. The plans aim to serve data-hungry travellers with tablets and smartphone devices.

The Talk+Text+Data plan, currently offered for $3.95, now provides travellers with 300 MB of data per day instead of 100 MB. In addition, the 3 day plan has increased to 900MB, the 7 day to 2GB, 14 day to 4GB and 30 day to 9GB. All Talk+Text+Data plans still include unlimited talk, text and free long-distance calls to Canada.

“The average person uses roughly 1 to 1.5 GB per month, or approximately 35 to 50 MB per day,” explained Aboulhosn. “From light to very heavy users, this new data allowance gives all Canadians an extraordinary buffer.”

To take advantage of Roam Mobility plans, travellers simply purchase the Roam SIM Card, compatible with any unlocked GSM phone, smartphone or tablet sold in Canada, or the dual-SIM Breeze travel phone or the Liberty Mobile Hotspot. Roam Mobility products are available at more than 1,000 locations throughout Canada including convenience stores, airports, duty-free stores, electronics retailers and travel stores.

About Roam Mobility

Based in Vancouver, Canada, Roam Mobility is a telecommunications provider focused on delivering innovative, affordable solutions and products for mobile users around the world. For more information about Roam Mobility, please visit www.roammobility.com

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Michael Kwan is a freelance writer who also happens to be a professional gadget geek. From smartphones to digital cameras, he's gotta get 'em all. Follow him on Twitter: @michaelkwan.

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