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Rogers roaming data charges

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Rogers charges 0.6 cents per kilobyte of roaming data use when their customers are in the United States, which works out to $199.41 for 32.45 megs when I was at Code4Lib 2013 in Chicago.

Screenshot of my Rogers bill for $199.41 for 32.45 megs of roaming data use

32 megabytes is a little more than four minutes of music if if it’s encoded losslessly. I used it to run Layar a few times, a bit of Twitter, once to check Google Maps, and once to ssh to a shell and do some email.

The major Canadian mobile phone companies (Rogers, Bell and Telus) charge ridiculous prices for everything.