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Cheaper US roaming rates.

flyfishn5
Just Moved In

Telus when will you offer the $5 or less US roaming that Rogers does. It shows Rogers cares more about their customers pocket book than Telus. Give us a break.

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xl
CPU Alum
CPU Alum

Looking at the Telus travel passes.  I see there is now a 3 day pass for short weekend trips.  But there is demand/market for a 1 day pass.  Can Telus offer such a product?

NFtoBC
Community Power User
Community Power User

Telus just began offering a $7/day US roaming option.

http://www.telus.com/en/bc/mobility/travel/us-easy-roam.jsp?INTCMP=Tcom_Home_Ban_US_Easy_Roam

NFtoBC
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xl
CPU Alum
CPU Alum

Wow... being able to use all that extra data allowance when I'm across the border is a huge plus me, especially on Alaskan cruises.  No more 50 or 100mb limits.

Bigs
Neighbour

Does anyone know what data speeds we connect to when roaming in the US on the new US Easy Roam plan?


Yeah Rogers is cheaper for roaming but 2 bucks a day is not a huge deal for me.


Thanks for the info

Marc

Hi Bigs, the data speeds would depend on the network you would be roaming on. You wouldn't be getting LTE speeds, but the next best thing, in terms of speed that is, and provided the roaming carrier supports it.

dru
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hey @Bigs


At current time, clients roaming on partner networks in the U.S. access 4G HSPA speeds (not to be confused with 4G LTE).

Expected speeds are: 4G DC-HSPA: 42 Mbps; 4G HSPA: 21 Mbps. Note that these are theoretical speeds and expected speeds can come out lower. 

Bigs
Neighbour

Thanks guys I appreciate the info.  🙂


Is the info in the link below outdated then?  Just fell on this now.  


http://www.telus.com/en/qc/mobility/travel/?zone=us&country=USA&cc=us


xl
CPU Alum
CPU Alum

Even locally, you'll find data speeds will vary from neighborhood to neighborhood.


When down South, I find both Rogers and Telus mainly use ATT for US services.  Some places will see TMobile as the US carrier as it offers the stronger signal.

Bigs
Neighbour

Thanks XL yeah we don't always look and see how many times the signal changed from LTE, to HSPA to 3G.  As long as it works and I can get emails and send a few MMS it's fine.  🙂

tsizzle
Leader

It may be $2 more but you can take it on ANY plan vs. only Your Choice (ShareEverything at Rogers). Seems fairer to me.

dru
Community Manager
Community Manager

Pssst @Bigs! LTE roaming in the U.S. is now live 🙂

Bigs
Neighbour

tsizzle, yeah I really don't care much for Rogers...  


That's a bonus dru, thanks for letting me know.   🙂

xray
Guardian

I'm using the easy roaming now in SFO. It's nice having data at a reasonable price while travelling. AT&T is slow however compared to TELUS. 

Calibre
Just Moved In
 

Bigs
Neighbour

Hey Guys,


Quick question and probably a stupid one...


Do I have to ENABLE Data Roaming for the Easy Roam to work?  It's always disabled on mine.  


Just making sure.


Marc

dru
Community Manager
Community Manager

@Bigs Yes if you want to use data. No if you only need talk and text. 

Bigs
Neighbour

Cool thanks dru!   🙂