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Rogers launches easier international travel packs for customers heading overseas

 Rogers launches easier international travel packs for customers heading  overseas  - International travellers can now get one pack that lets them use data, text  and voice or a new data-only rate for $9.99 per day  TORONTO, April 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Bon voyage! From short jaunts to long hauls,  Rogers is making it easier for customers to use their smartphones when  travelling internationally. Starting today, consumers and small businesses can  get international travel packs that come with all the services they need to  stay connected including data, talk and text, instead of buying separate  service plans. International travellers that only want to go online with their  smartphone or tablet now have access to a new data-only rate of $9.99 per day.  "Our customers have told us they want simpler solutions when travelling, no  matter where their travels may take them," said Raj Doshi, senior vice  president, products, Rogers Communications. "With these new travel packs and a  daily data rate, customers should feel confident they can text, get online,  and stay connected while knowing how much their services will cost."  International travel packs are easy to understand and come with more data A  customer who travels to Venice to cruise the canal can choose a new  all-inclusive travel pack for $60 to get 40 minutes of talk, 150 texts and 40  MB of data for the month. Voice and text only packs are still available for  those customers that don't want data.  Buying a travel pack is also easy; customers can text "TRAVEL" to 7626 for  free in Canada or abroad to get an international travel pack or they will  receive a text with a link to buy a travel pack right on their phone when they  arrive at their destination.  Access the internet for $9.99 per day This data-only rate is great for shorter  trips and the amount of data that comes with the rate depends on the  international destination. If the customer is travelling to England, for  example, $9.99 will give them access to 20 MB of data per day; letting them  send about 400 emails, share selfies on social media, or upload reports and  files to work on the go; or visit 80 websites, or access 20 maps. If more than  20 MB are used before 24 hours is up, another 20 MB will be added to their  account for $9.99.  Always know how much data you have used Customers will receive a free text  message when they're nearing the end of the data left on either the $9.99  daily rate or travel pack. They can also text "USAGE" to 3330 for free to see  how many daily data rates have been used or if they've been charged overage  costs on their travel pack. Also, a $100 cap is put on data overage charges if  they've purchased a travel pack, or if more than $100 worth of the $9.99 rate  have been used.  Visit techessentials.rogers.com to find useful tips on roaming.  For pricing and a complete list of Rogers roaming offers, visit  rogers.com/roaming.  About Rogers Communications Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian  communications and media company. We are Canada's largest provider of wireless  voice and data communications services and one of Canada's leading providers  of cable television, high speed internet and telephony services. Through  Rogers Media we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised  shopping, magazines and trade publications, sports entertainment, and digital  media. We are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and  RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI). For further information  about the Rogers group of companies, please visit rogers.com.    SOURCE  Rogers Communications Inc.  Maggie Burzawa, Communications Manager, Wireless, Rogers Communications,  416-576-9689, maggie.burzawa@rci.rogers.com  To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL:  http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2014/15/c1930.html  CO: Rogers Communications Inc. ST: Ontario NI: TLS NP