Easy Roam - Billing Limit

  • 1
  • Question
  • Updated 8 months ago
Application of $100 billing limit for Easy Roam.  
I will be travelling to numerous countries in the US and International during 1 billing cycle.  Are the $100 Easy Roam billing limits for US and International separate?  In other words, if I will be in the US  for 11 days and in Mexico for 11 days, would my Easy Roam bill be $100 or $200?
Photo of Gary


  • 70 Points

Posted 9 months ago

  • 1
Photo of Camilo_A


  • 31,746 Points 20k badge 2x thumb
Hi there!

These are the questions that really make me think...

I would say, since they are two different options, then in the USA you will be capped at 100$ and when in Mexico at 100$, so total 200$, and this is if you use your phone since as you know, it only triggers when you use it...

Now, 11 days in USA, assuming you use the phone every day, will cost you 77$ and then in Mexico you will be capped at 100$...

And to add, this is, if you are not in between two billing cycles....
Photo of BobTheElectrician


  • 67,378 Points 50k badge 2x thumb
The waters have really been muddied with this new roaming.

For anything more than a few days in the US or Mexico, google T-Mobile tourist SIM and Mexican tourist SIM if you don't mind a temporary change in phone number,
Photo of Elinor


  • 3,652 Points 3k badge 2x thumb
Yes, this Easy Roam makes me more and more uneasy the more I think about it.

The old add on gave you 10 days or 30 days straight, regardless of your billing cycle. 

Plus, your allotment of data (and voice and text) was separate and additional to your Canada plan.  That meant that when you returned to Canada, you had the same data and talk time as you did the day you left.  Under the new plan, your data and talk time will be reduced by the amount you used out of the country.

So, you pay 33% more for a plan that gives you less....  Whatever happened to that wonderful deal Koodo negotiated with TMobile and AT&T?  The savings aren't trickling down to us.  We are paying a heck of a lot more. 

The only benefit I can see is flexibility to go beyond the limited, fixed  3, 10 or 30 day plans.  But at a very high price and still without flexibility to mix and match voice/text and data amounts. 

Photo of Goran

Goran, Mobile Master

  • 97,388 Points 50k badge 2x thumb
Yes but most people have more data than they use and in terms of data, it's not often that you'd end up paying more with Easy Roam than from repeatedly paying for expensive data roaming. If you were going to be data easy then it can certainly be more expensive In the US is one thing as people say but Koodo's international out of US offerings were simply trash.

What wonderful deal? Perhaps for their bottom line. Even the newest US packages were a poor value proposition relatively speaking. If then Wind could negotiate 2400 minutes unlimited text and 1gb data and charge 15 a month, Telus/Koodo could do better obviously. I'd support bringing back the old packages as options for maximum flexibility like Telus does. Koodo's thinking about it and will decide at some point hopefully soon whether to bring them back for good or make it so you can't even call in to get them added.
Photo of DPerkovic


  • 210 Points 100 badge 2x thumb
The cycle is covered for 10 days and then it resets.

you travel for 30 days 
Cycle 1 - $70 (first 10 days)
Cycle 2 - $70 (Next 10 days)
Cycle 3 - $70 (Last 10 Days)

(All in USA btw, International otherwise is $10)

you come back and it separates those $70 charges into 3 billing cycles so they are not all added together. Hope this helps!
Photo of Goran

Goran, Mobile Master

  • 97,388 Points 50k badge 2x thumb
Not sure I follow. It goes to a maximum of 100 dollars per billing cycle. You don't get charged per 10 days.