Rogers will soon start charging double for standard long-distance calls to the U.S.
According to its website, the “standard U.S. long-distance pay-per-use rate” will cost $1 a minute starting on April 19th, 2023.
Rogers currently lists its standard call rate to the U.S. at $0.55 a minute.
The company also offers a “preferred rate” for $0.05 a minute. This rate is not subject to the increase.
Rogers is implementing the same pricing strategy for its flanker brand Fido and will charge customers $1 a minute for standard long-distance calls to the U.S.
Comparatively, Telus currently charges $0.80 a minute for calls between Canada and the U.S. Bell charges $0.75 a minute, according to its website.
“We regularly review our products and services, and from time to time, we need to make adjustments to some of our rates,” a Rogers spokesperson told MobileSyrup.
“For customers that make frequent calls to the U.S., we have a number of U.S. long-distance calling add-ons, such as U.S. Preferred Rate and unlimited calling from Canada to the U.S. The rates for the add-ons are not impacted by this change.”
Updated 24/03/2023 6:25pm ET: The article has been updated with a response from Rogers and clarification regarding the fact that the carrier’s “preferred rate” is not affected.