Rogers International pay-per-use text messages going up by $0.10 May 4th

Kate O'Brien

March 4, 2010 12:35pm

The amount of text messages us Canadians send increases every month. If you subscribe to a bundle of some sorts this news will not be worthy to you… but for those who don’t have a Rogers bundle and choose send texts overseas, then on May 4th you’ll be paying $0.10 more per text.

Rogers states on their site that “Effective May 4th, 2010, the rate for pay-per-use text messages sent from Canada to another country (other than the United States) will change to $0.35/message plus applicable taxes (previously $0.25/message). All other aspects of your wireless service will remain the same. The rate for text messages to the United States will remain at $0.25/message plus applicable taxes. International Text Messaging add-ons are not affected by the rate change noted above”.

So if you don’t want this to hit you hard, make sure you sign up for a package before May 4th.

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  • Braden Klassen

    forget getting a bundle with Rogers and just go with Wind. Rogers lost my support a looong time ago with the way they treat their customers.

  • Hub

    The cost goes down, the charge goes up. Don’t anyone see a pattern? FWIW, the EU ordered carrier in Europe to lower the prices. What is the CRTC doing? I guess: nothing.

  • Alex

    Does this mean I can cancel my contract without penalty?

  • Jim R

    My goodness, it’s only a 40% increase in price. And it does use an awful lot of resources to send those massive 140 character messages – stop whining (and bend over … again).

  • Pederson

    While I don’t often defend the carrier, I do know anything that deals with other carriers means they’re (the foreign carrier) just as much, if not more involved in decisions like that. We don’t really know, but none the less, shitty.

    Not to mention I could bet most if not all of everyone here don’t have ppu texts and still regularly text outside of can/usa. That’s just weird to begin with.