Review: Roam Mobility

Review: Roam Mobility
January 27 10:28 2014 Print This Article

Roam Mobility’s website is streamlined and very easy to use and navigate.

Roam Mobility is the solution for Canadians travelling to the US with their mobile phone. Their Talk+Text+Data plan comes in 1/3/7/14 and 30 day plans. Their 1 day plan starts at $3.95 and includes 300 MB of data, which isn’t bad what so ever given that Rogers charges $7.99 a day for 50 MB. That’s right folks, 50 MB, I think it’s fair to say that $3.99 for a day is one heck of a deal. 3 days on this plan costs $11.95 and includes 900 MB of data, 7 days will run you at $27.95 and will include 2 GB of data, 14 days at $48.95 with 4 GB of data and a month at $89.5 with 9 GB of data. This is unthrottled data folks. It also includes unlimited nationwide talk, unlimited international text, unthrottled high-speed data, free long distance calls to Canada, tethering, free voicemail and caller ID and there are NO overage charges. This is amazing!!

NOTE: The Breeze phone dual SIM capability isn’t suggested to be used. When I attempted to remove the SIM card and re-insert it, I had extreme difficulty. I don’t suggest using it by any means. It also doesn’t support Nano SIM.

Response from Roam: With regards to the Breeze phone – yes we are aware of the difficulty with the SIM cards. To address this with current inventory we’ve started to pre-insert the SIM into the phone for all orders. In the future, the Breeze will have the traditional flat SIM tray slots that you find on other phones.

I decided to test the $89.95 plan with 9GB of data for use on my iPhone 5S.

I also decided to try the 14 day Talk and Text plan on my Breeze Phone from Roam Mobility.

I also decided to try the 5GB data plan for 30 days with the Liberty Hotspot.

Creating an account is quick and simple. You do have to be of legal age to create an account, just a note. Roam asks you for a 4 digit pin upon account creation which is used to top up via the customer care line, and is used to identify yourself.

For activating my Breeze Phone, I had to call into customer service, provide them the 19 digit SIM card number as well as my email address. The representative was extremely helpful and added it onto my account and then advised me that my phone number is now there for that SIM, I can rename my device, as well as top up. Here’s the screen you get before you top up.

When you click on “Top Up” a page where I select my plan, I’m going to choose the Talk+Text plan for this review, and then you click
“Add to cart” which brings me to another page that asks me if I want the plan to start in 15 minutes, or to choose a specific date and time.

Select the date and boom, it takes you right to the payment page.

Once you check out, it asks you what your billing address is. Once done, it asks you to Place Order. That’s all there is to it.

I found data speeds to be relatively slow while at CES 2014. I was unable to achieve more than 5 MBPS download speeds and 1 MBPS upstream on the Liberty Hotspot as well as mobile devices when tethered or when just performing normal browsing. This could be related to congestion during CES 2014. I will attempt to re-review Roam Mobility services regarding data at a later time.

Call quality however was fantastic with no dropped calls, even during extreme congestion on the network. Battery life got me 8 hours of usage on the Liberty Hotspot.

Overall, I will admit that Roam Mobility did get the job done, but I do wish it was faster. I will rate all of Roam Mobility’s products and services a 3.5/5. The Breeze Phone gets a 2/5, it just isn’t worth the $49.95. Check out Roam Mobility here!

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Jonathan Yaniv
Jonathan Yaniv

Jonathan is the founder and editor-in-chief of TrustedNerd.com. Covering major tech shows such as CES, Jonathan is always there for the latest tech news. Want your gadget to be reviewed or have a release you'd like to be considered for publishing? Send Jonathan an email, jonathan [at] trustednerd.com

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