A recent survey, conducted by Nielsen, found that, when travelling to Europe for business 70 per cent of Canadian small business owners and employees rely on their smartphone and 40 per cent rely on their tablet for work. Eight out of 10 said they send and receive emails and almost 40 per cent of European business travellers rely on cloud services or uploading/downloading files while travelling abroad.
Despite the security risks that come with using Wi-Fi in a public setting, small business owners and employees rely on it while travelling. Fifty-four per cent pay a daily fee at the hotel they’re staying at and 39 per cent seek out a coffee shop or restaurant. In fact 9 out of 10 respondents said they were aware of the security risks associated with sending business data over public Wi-Fi networks, but over a third used it anyway.
In November we started offering our customers an easier and more affordable way to stay connected with their mobile devices while travelling to the U.S. and starting April 15th we are expanding ROAM LIKE HOME™ to over 35 countries across Europe.
Customers travelling to Europe will pay only $10 per day when roaming within an eligible country and only be charged for a maximum of 10 days on each monthly bill or a maximum of $100. They will have access to the voice, data and text included in their Share Everything™ for Business plan and calls and texts to local numbers within the country they’re in and back to Canada are included. Also, customers only pay for ROAM LIKE HOME on the days that they use their phone in the U.S. and Europe.
Share Everything for business customers already enrolled in ROAM LIKE HOME U.S. don’t have to do anything to use it in Europe and will continue to pay $5/day when roaming in the U.S. Existing Share Everything for business customers not already enrolled, can enroll by texting “travel” to 222 for free before they leave or once they’ve landed in the U.S. or eligible European countries. New Share Everything for business customers will be automatically enrolled so they can immediately take advantage of this technology, and can opt out at any time.
Visit www.rogers.com/roamforbiz for more details on ROAM LIKE HOME with your Share Everything for Business Plan.