Roam Mobility SIM Holde

If you’ve travelled to the States with your mobile phone in the past, you’ve surely either experienced sticker shock at your bill the next month, or have paid your Canadian provider a handsome fee to provide coverage south of the 49th parallel.

A few years ago, I discovered Roam Mobility, a Vancouver-based company specializing in talk, text, and data plans for USA-bound travellers.

Whether you’re on business or taking a well-deserved holiday, Roam is there with several plans, starting at $1.95 per day for text and data, through to unlimited talk, text, and data, including 400 MB 4G LTE Data for $3.95 per day.

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Simply purchase a SIM card in Canada (either online or at outlets including London Drugs), activate the SIM, pick a plan, and you’re off! You can always access your account online (or via texting ‘topup’ to 7850 by SMS) for topping up a current plan. They also have a toll-free number you can call if you get stuck or need help.

When you activate a Roam SIM you get your own US phone number that’s yours to keep as long as you as you top up once every 365 days. Your Roam SIM card and US phone number can be topped up and reused anytime you travel. I’ve used their service on several occasions to date. Schedule the start date and time of your plan, arrive at the airport, and you’re good to go (provided your phone is unlocked).

If you don’t own an unlocked phone, check out the Breeze ($49.95), an unlocked, dual-SIM USA travel phone great for unlimited talk and text plans. The quad-band Breeze includes a hands-free headset, US roaming number, and Dual-SIM cards.

On business with your laptop or tablet? The Liberty Mobile Hotspot ($99.95) will hook up to five devices within a 150-foot radius.

Roam Vancouverscape Contest 150

Now I know many of you are longing for a holiday break or a great gift idea for a travel lover in your life. I’ve partnered with Roam to offer two readers a fab bundle for your next American vacation or business trip:

GRAND PRIZE: Family Travel Bundle
2 x Roam LTE SIM Cards
2 x 7 Day Talk+Text+Data Plans
2 x Roam SIM Holders
Approx. Value: $100

Runner-Up Prize: Roam Prize Bundle
1 x Roam LTE SIM Card
1 x 7 Day Talk+Text+Data Plan
1 x Roam SIM Holder
Approx. Value: $50

For a chance to win, you’ve got three options:
1) Like Roam Mobility and Vancouverscape on Facebook.

2) Follow Roam Mobility and Vancouverscape on Twitter and RT the following:
I’ve entered for a chance to win a Roam prize pack via Roam Mobility and Vancouverscape

3) Name your favourite USA winter destination in the comments section below.

Do all three for an extra two entries! I’ll draw two winners on December 9 at 4 pm. Congrats to our winners, Chris Craigman and Daryl Lang!

Contest open to Canadian residents only. Good luck to all entrants and happy roam-free holidays!


  • Comment by Rebecca Coleman — November 18, 2014 @ 2:33 pm

    I’m planning a trip to Portland in the next 6 months… also would love to go back to Seattle for a weekend. I love it there. My son is also wanting to plan a trip to the big apple. 🙂

  • Comment by Jen — November 18, 2014 @ 6:04 pm

    Following Roam and Vancouverscape on Facebook 🙂

  • Comment by Jen — November 18, 2014 @ 6:05 pm

    Following Roam and Vancouverscape on Twitter and RT’d tweet

  • Comment by Jen — November 18, 2014 @ 6:05 pm

    Maui is my favourite US winter destination!

  • Comment by Daryl — November 19, 2014 @ 6:47 am

    Hubby and I are planning a trip to NYC over the holidays, and I also have sports competitions in Utah and Michigan. Could REALLY use this!
    Also followed and RTed on Twitter!

  • Comment by mike k — November 20, 2014 @ 9:16 am

    my favorite winter USA destination is palm beach, florida

  • Comment by charles — November 20, 2014 @ 9:41 am


  • Comment by Melissa Breker — November 20, 2014 @ 10:16 pm

    I love Portland. 🙂

  • Comment by Lois Patterson — November 21, 2014 @ 10:43 am

    Favourite winter destination – I’ll say Palm Springs if just thinking about the heat aspect. Love the desert feeling when I arrive sodden from Vancouver.

  • Comment by Kevin C. — November 21, 2014 @ 3:32 pm

    Hawaii is my favourite USA Winter destination! Following on Twitter and Facebook.

  • Comment by Nicole Jubleew — November 21, 2014 @ 4:59 pm

    My favourite US winter destination Las Vegas!

  • Comment by Nicole Jubleew — November 21, 2014 @ 4:59 pm

    I like Roam Mobility and Vancouverscape on Facebook

  • Comment by Chris — November 28, 2014 @ 10:54 pm

    Las Vegas all the way! Not as warm as it is in the summer, but always a fun time. Not to mention, Roam has great coverage there!

  • Comment by michael h — November 29, 2014 @ 1:28 pm

    Los Angeles!

  • Comment by mike k — December 1, 2014 @ 8:39 pm

    times square in new york city

  • Comment by bc — December 2, 2014 @ 5:26 pm

    NYC. So cold in winter, but so much to do there

  • Comment by Alex L — December 4, 2014 @ 7:45 pm

    Hawaii would be my favorite US destination!

  • Comment by Mary — December 9, 2014 @ 2:10 pm

    LA. love it

  • Comment by Rosie — December 9, 2014 @ 2:49 pm

    Orlando! Disney World!

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