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Review: Roam Mobility

September 9, 2015
Roam Mobility Review

If you are Canadian and like to travel to the USA you probably know that you have 2 options when it comes to your cell phone

  1. Pay a lot of money for roaming
  2. Not use your phone

We like the idea of using our phone, but after our first trip to Disney in 2010 and paying double our monthly cell bill just to add a tiny amount of US roaming, I decided that there must be a better way to do this.  I spent a lot of time over the last few years researching and found an option unlike no other.  I discovered Roam Mobility and was amazed that a Canadian company could offer such low rates.  On top of the really low rates, you get unlimited talk to anywhere in North America as well as unlimited text to anywhere in North America.  Also the data rates are so big, that I get more data on a 2 day plan then I get for the entire month with my Canadian plan.

We travel frequently to the US, anywhere from 5-25 times a year, often for extended times pulling a trailer around the US and always use Roam for the phones and hotspot.  For me the $3.95/day Talk, Text & Data plan works perfect.  It is fantastic when we are at Disney or a mall and want to split up and find each other later.  I will use up lots of data posting trip details and pictures along the way.  When we are in a campground that has poor WIFI or no WIFI we will just fire up the LTE hotspot and pop it in the Cellular Amplifier Cradle.

The only thing I can say that may concern people even a little is that the phone or hotspot must be unlocked.  Normally when you buy a phone from a carrier it is locked so that it will only work with their SIM card.  The solution for this is simple though, new rules allow you to get your carrier to unlock it after you have owned the device for a few months.  Once it is unlocked, the phone can be used on Roam or any other carrier.

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