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Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Roaming data question

Good Morning,

I am on Public Mobile and live in Athabasca, AB.  The Telus tower in town caught fire on the weekend and it will be a couple of weeks until the tower is back operational.

 

My phone automatically is roaming for cell service but my question is can I turn on roaming mobile data or will I incur extra charges? 

Thanks


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Mayor / Maire

Re: Roaming data question


@leener wrote:

Good Morning,

I am on Public Mobile and live in Athabasca, AB.  The Telus tower in town caught fire on the weekend and it will be a couple of weeks until the tower is back operational.

 

My phone automatically is roaming for cell service but my question is can I turn on roaming mobile data or will I incur extra charges? 

Thanks


There are no extra charges here. If your talk and text is working then your data should work. Some say to just leave roaming on all the time as there are no extra charges.

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Roaming data question

There is US roaming  but you would need to have it included with your plan or purchase an add-on.  Data within Canada is not considered roaming and would work across Canada.

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Roaming data question


@leener wrote:

Good Morning,

I am on Public Mobile and live in Athabasca, AB.  The Telus tower in town caught fire on the weekend and it will be a couple of weeks until the tower is back operational.

 

My phone automatically is roaming for cell service but my question is can I turn on roaming mobile data or will I incur extra charges? 

Thanks


There are no extra charges here. If your talk and text is working then your data should work. Some say to just leave roaming on all the time as there are no extra charges.

View solution in original post

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Re: Roaming data question


@leener wrote:

Good Morning,

I am on Public Mobile and live in Athabasca, AB.  The Telus tower in town caught fire on the weekend and it will be a couple of weeks until the tower is back operational.

 

My phone automatically is roaming for cell service but my question is can I turn on roaming mobile data or will I incur extra charges? 

Thanks


Public Mobile has no way to charge for usage anyway, so use away.  I'm not so sure that you're roaming, but more likely connecting to a tower that is farther away.  Public Mobile customers usually can't roam while in Canada even if they wanted.  Please note that roaming only happens when connecting to a different network.

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Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: Roaming data question

Hi,

 

Right now there is no Telus or Bell cell service in Athabasca so I have heard that all Telus customers are roaming to the Rogers service in town.

 

Colleen

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Re: Roaming data question


@leener wrote:

Hi,

 

Right now there is no Telus or Bell cell service in Athabasca so I have heard that all Telus customers are roaming to the Rogers service in town.

 

Colleen


The part that I'm surprised about is Public Mobile customers having access.  In cases where the large carriers allow extended coverage through roaming on Canada, the budget carriers are usually excluded.  Use the Rogers tower as much as you want. Public Mobile isn't going to send you a bill.

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Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: Roaming data question

Awesome - thank you!