I have been renewing my minutes each month on-line. But for this month, I will be traveling away from the Internet so I called CS to get it billed to my credit card when due. Surprise:
1) The rates for usage are 20% cheaper, i.e. for $20/mo: 20 cents/minute for first 5 minutes each day then 12 cents/min thereafter,
2) They charge the credit card the same day of each month so I gain 5 days of grace every year (30x12=360 vs 365).
Once only, they extended my expiry date from Aug 27th to Oct 4th until they could get the CC setup working.
Roaming is now allowed on PayGo outside Canada. No need to buy a US SIM card (but still need it in Mexico).
Rogers PayGo rates while roaming in the US are as follows:
Calls Back to Canada from the U.S.
Calls within the U.S. while in the U.S. (local and long distance calls)Incoming calls while in the U.S.
All at C$2.49 per minute including airtime
Calls to Australia, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Japan, Sweden, U.K., while in the U.S. C$2.99 per minute
From Canada Long Distance Rates Per-minute calling rate:
Within Canada 25¢
To the United States 66¢
To Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Sweden and the U.K. 75¢
To Japan $1.00
To mainland China $1.50
LD to other countries may require conversion to a regular plan. But the ability to roam on PayGo is being expanded by Rogers internationally. (Thanks to my son Paul.)
We just got back from a trip through Washington and Idaho and were able to use up our large PayGo balance rather than paying hotel extra charges for local and LD calls. Or Telus roaming charges...