I’m home now, but a few months ago, I was in Havana and Varadero Beach, Cuba, places I haven’t been to in more than 25 years, and it’s still a country of magic and memories, full of great art, music, weather and food. The trade sanctions limiting Americans’ time on the beach will soon be history, and with that, Cuba are going to become a wonderful alternative to the vacation resorts of the Bahamas and any number of Caribbean islands that enjoy a constant stream of U.S. visitors during the peak season. Being in Canada, though, we’ve had the luxury to travel there at will, and I’ve never been disappointed.
But there’s my cell phone. I have to still be available for important calls at the record label, and managers and booking agents and the rest of the music industry doesn’t sleep. And then, there’s this social media thing. I tweet a lot. I post a lot on Facebook and Instagram. And I’m not alone. A recent survey revealed that 49% of Canadians who travel with their mobile devices turn data roaming off while in the U.S. Almost two-thirds said the high cost of roaming packages is the biggest barrier to using their mobile devices while in the U.S. Instead of sharing their experiences in real time, 66% of respondents wait until they get home before uploading photos of their trip. More than half of people surveyed would rather take a chance on a nearby restaurant instead of using their mobiles to find the top-rated eateries in the area.
That’s right. We choose data over food. WHO WOULDN’T, RIGHT? But, no more.
Rogers is turning up the heat on the wireless industry once again, adding more countries around the world where Roam Like Home is available. Rogers customers can use the data and unlimited talk and text from their Share Everything plan when roaming in over 100 destinations around the world!
Customers travelling to the Caribbean, Mexico, and South and Central America, Europe and now Asia and beyond will pay only $10 per day when roaming within an eligible country and will only be charged for a maximum of 10 days on each monthly bill or a maximum of $100. Travellers to the U.S. will pay only $5 per day when roaming and only be charged for a maximum of $50 on each monthly bill. Calls and texts to local numbers in the country you’re visiting or back to Canada are included and no long distance charges will apply for those calls.
And just to show you a bit of my trip, check out this exotic alternative video to the 800 photos on my phone, so you, too, can visit these places, without having to leave your living room. But you should get away. And Rogers has just made it easier for you to stay connected while traveling.
As of July 12, Cuba will no longer be a Roam Like Home eligible destination. Roam Like Home still covers over 100 worldwide destinations, which you can check out on their website: