Bell and Virgin to Offering More Jibes at Roaming Customers in March
We’ve all done it at one point or another: gone on vacay, completely forgot to take the appropriate measures to avoid high roaming fees … of course, we have to pay the penalty. And oh boy, it’s gonna burn a bigger hole in your wallet than expected come March, as Bell and Virgin are increasing their roaming rate by an additional dollar per day!
What’s Changing for Wireless Roaming?
If you often take your Canadian mobile abroad and engage in the wonderful act of roaming, let us give you a heads up. As of March 9, 2020, both Bell and Virgin customers will be paying an extra dollar each day they choose to put their feet up and enjoy international cellular services.
What Does This Increase Mean to You?
No matter if you’re a Bell or Virgin user, your negligence in roaming can now set you back anywhere between $7 and $10 per day. If you’re the type to comfortably stay in a foreign country for just a couple of days, you might be rejoicing! This rate change makes a longer stay rather expensive indeed.
Any Tips on Avoiding Steep Roaming Fees?
Yes! To prevent paying an outrageous sum for your stay away from home, we recommend you follow these simple steps:
– Remember to turn on your airplane mode when you board the plane
– Request for a travel plan from your service provider, so you can roam for a specified amount of money
– Use free Wi-Fi
– Buy a local SIM card once you arrive in your destination
Where Do You Go from Here?
Your wireless roaming days may be numbered for the moment, but don’t be too disappointed. Table this rate increase as another reminder to be mindful of the things you do when you’re out of town and always plan ahead! Have a great vacation, sans the hefty bills.