Last week (March 4), Rogers and Fido customers were able to access extended coverage across Canada.
"This gives the option to travel across the country and not worry about roaming charges for talk, text and data usage," wrote Mobile Syrup's Ian Hardy (March 4).
Hardy explained that most Canadian carriers (e.g Videotron, Bell and TELUS) will be implementing similar domestic roaming agreements in the coming months. Rogers and Fido have updated their coverage maps (shown above) to reflect the new option.
The new coverage areas are mainly in B.C., Saskatchewan, Northen Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes. "Voice and text will automatically work, but to access your email or the Internet, you'll just need to turn on your data roaming within your settings," Hardy wrote.
Prepaid customers, however, are not eligible for extended coverage as Rogers notes in its fine print the option is reserved for "postpaid customers with a compatible device."