Rogers is the biggest Canadian wireless service provider. They offer the BlackBerry Z10 as well as a bunch of other BlackBerry devices. Rogers owns Fido, which acts as their prepaid brand. In addition to the usual spread of wireline and internet services, Rogers also owns several media brands, such as Sportsnet. Alongside Bell, Rogers also has a partial stake in Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, which owns many Canadian sports teams. Rogers was founded in 1967 and was one of the first cable operators in Canada.
| 81 CommentsBlackBerry Z30 now available online from Rogers
If you're a Rogers customer and have been waiting ever so patiently for the BlackBerry Z30 to become available, have at it. Rogers is now offering up the Z30 online for just $179 on a 2-year term or $599 month-to-month. The devices are already shipping, but nothing else fancy to see here - the...
Jul 21, 2015
Several Canadian carriers have now officially released BlackBerry OS 10.3.2
Despite having been officially announced back on June 2nd, Canadian carriers have sort of lagged in officially rolling out the BlackBerry OS 10.3.2 update to customers but it looks as though the wait is finally over for the most part. As noted in the CrackBerry Forums multiple times now and via our tips line, several Canadian carriers including Bell, TELUS, Rogers, Wind and SaskTel have started pushing out the BlackBerry OS 10.3.2 update for available BlackBerry 10 smartphones.
Jun 24, 2015
Rogers now completely owns Mobilicity, acquires remaining Shaw spectrum
Canada's Rogers Communications has announced that it has completed a deal that will allow it to immediately boost speeds for customers in British Columbia, Alberta, and Southern Ontario. The company has just finished its acquisition of Shaw's AWS-1 spectrum, and now completely owns Mobilicity. The deal gives Rogers significant spectrum that is already compatible with their LTE devices.
Jun 16, 2015
Rogers aims to have its BlackBerry devices updated to 10.3.2 by end of July
Rogers has posted its OS Upgrade plans for the upcoming BlackBerry OS 10.3.2 release in its Community Forums. While they don't give exact dates, it gives a basic understanding of when users can begin to see the update landing on their devices.
May 07, 2015
BlackBerry announces availability of the BlackBerry Leap for Canada
As expected, thanks to a bit of an early outing, BlackBerry has now announced the availability of the BlackBerry Leap for Canada. The new BlackBerry Leap will be available from Bell Mobility, Rogers Wireless, SaskTel, TELUS, WIND Mobile, ShopBlackBerry, and select Tbooth wireless and WIRELESSWAVE locations starting on May 7th, 2015, for as low as $0.00 on contract.
May 06, 2015
Canadian carriers preparing for the launch of the BlackBerry Leap
While BlackBerry has been rapidly rolling the all-new BlackBerry Leap out to new areas, one country interestingly left off of the list, which thus far contains France, Germany, Malaysia, US, and UK is Canada. Since the BlackBerry Leap availability started being announced, Canada has taken a 'coming soon' position leaving many folks wondering what the hold up is. That said, it's starting to look as though it won't be that much longer at all for Canadians who want to get their hands on one for a number of reasons.
Apr 10, 2015
Rogers expands 'Roam Like Home' to include 35 European countries beginning April 15
On April 15 Rogers will expand on their popular 'Roam Like Home" program to include 35 countries across Europe. In the new countries, Rogers will allow customers to send emails, picture messages, make phone calls, and browse the internet for a flat $10 per day fee.
Apr 08, 2015
Rogers rolling out OS 10.3.1.2576 to BlackBerry Passport owners
Are you a Rogers customer who purchased their BlackBerry Passport from Rogers but haven't received 10.3.1 yet? If so, you might want to go ahead and check for software updates if you don't already have a notification showing. As reported by several folks in the CrackBerry Forums and Twitter and checked through Sachesi, Rogers has now officially released OS 10.3.1.2576 (Software version 10.3.1.1779) to BlackBerry Passport owners.
Feb 25, 2015
Rogers BlackBerry Z30 and Q5 OS 10.3.1 updates now available
While Rogers has already rolled out OS 10.3.1 to BlackBerry Q10 and Z10 owners, their estimated time of arrival for the update on other devices such as the Z30 and Q5 was up in the air for a bit there with some reports suggesting, at the time, 'early next week' with others suggesting March.
Feb 05, 2015
Rogers notes BlackBerry 10.3.1 updates coming this month
Although this one likely won't come as much of a surprise to anyone who has been paying attention, it might help ease some minds of those waiting. Rogers has now updated their upcoming OS release form that gets posted to their community forums and according to the list, all BlackBerry 10 devices they sell or have sold will be updated at some point in time this month.
Jan 13, 2015
Even the police feel over-charged by Rogers
If you think you're dishing out too much to service provider Rogers, you'd be in the same boat as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Newly discovered documents have revealed that as of August 1, Rogers had imposed a new set of fees on police divisions seeking data about their service subscribers. Though many of these requests were processed for free according to Rogers, some required a "minimal" charge to produce affidavits in court and track location when provided a warrant. The fees for affidavits have since been dropped, but location tracking charges remain.
Nov 14, 2014
Rogers now taking preorders for the BlackBerry Classic
Rogers has wasted no time in letting folks know they'll be carrying the BlackBerry Classic. If you visit the Rogers website right now and look at the BlackBerry offerings, you'll see an ad letting everyone know the device is now available through the Rogers reservation system.
At this time, it doesn't indicate how much Rogers will be selling the BlackBerry Classic for but it's likely to be somewhere on par with BlackBerry's own offering of $499 CAD outright, hopefully. As for on contract pricing, well we'll have to wait and see how that turns out. Either way, if you're a Rogers customer you don't have to wonder if they'll be offering it.
Nov 07, 2014
Rogers introduces new roaming plan for traveling to the U.S.
Rogers is introducing a new international roaming plan for those customers traveling to the United States. The Roam Like Home plan allows Rogers customers to access their Share Everything minutes, text, and data while in the United States for $5 per day.
Oct 10, 2014
Rogers rolling out OS 10.3.0.1418 for the BlackBerry Passport
When it comes to OS updates for the BlackBerry Passport, Rogers seems to be leading the pack. They were the first carrier to roll out an update before the device was fully officially announced and now they've gone ahead and released another. Now appearing on Passports is software update v10.3.0.908 otherwise known as OS v10.3.0.1418.
Aug 20, 2014
TELUS, Bell and Rogers all offering the BlackBerry Z30 for free!
I'm still no fan of contracts but if you've been waiting to get a BlackBerry Z30 on the cheap or the upcoming BlackBerry Passport isn't for you, now is likely the best time to do so if you live in Canada. Right now, TELUS, Bell and Rogers are all offering the device for free with a 2-year contract on specific plans until Sept. 15th.
Jun 03, 2014
Rogers and Vodafone strike up 4G roaming agreement
Canadian service provider Rogers has struck up an exclusive agreement with multinational giant Vodafone for 4G roaming. Whether or not that means LTE or HSPA+ is anybody's guess. The deal will also connect Rogers to equipment providers that regularly work with Vodafone to help build out the Canadian network.
May 23, 2014
Former BlackBerry CMO Frank Boulben heads to Rogers as Interim Chief Strategy Officer
If you've been wondering what former BlackBerry CMO Frank Boulben has been up to, we now have an answer for you thanks to Rogers. The Canadian wireless carrier has now laid out their plans for what they're calling Rogers 3.0, which is a multi-year plan to radically improve the customer experience and increase revenue and cash flow for the company.
Apr 17, 2014
Rogers turns on 700 MHz spectrum for communities in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto
Rogers just activated their fresh 700 MHz spectrum in a few regions across Canada. Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver are the lucky cities today, though we can expect a nationwide rollout eventually. 700 MHz has been widely described as “beachfront” spectrum that’s particularly good at penetration, so you can keep a signal in elevators and parking garages, for example. It also provides added stability to everyday LTE connections.
Apr 15, 2014
Rogers has new international roaming plans and they're still awful
Rogers has announced some new roaming add-ons for Canadian travelers. Not too long ago, Rogers unveiled a $7.99 daily roaming plan for the U.S. (which already faces stiff competition against WIND's $15 unlimited plan), and this new one is built for roaming worldwide. But don't get too excited; it's $9.99 for a day for up to 20 MB (depending on where you're going), with no voice or text. That's better than the $10 - $15 they'd normally charge per megabyte without a package. This add-on will be applied automatically after you start using data abroad, though you'll get SMS alerts about usage.
Apr 11, 2014
Rogers introduces Suretap mobile payment system
Today Rogers has launched their suretap wallet — a new app for NFC-enabled BlackBerry 10 and Android devices that allows users to make payments at thousands of retailers using just their smartphone. Users can store eligible cards within the app, and at participating retailers can then tap their phones on the payment terminal for a transaction.
Suretap wallet lets you store cards such as a Rogers prepaid Mastercard as well as cards from Swiss Chalet, Milestones Grill and Bar, Montana's Cookhouse, Harvey's, Kelsey's, Indigo, Earls Restaurants, Ardene, and Spafinder Wellness 365. Support for loyalty cards and coupons will be added in the future.
Feb 19, 2014
Rogers introduces early upgrades with Rogers Next
Now Rogers is joining up with the early-upgrade train, now letting those customers on a 2-year contract upgrade to a new device after 12 months. Rogers Next allows customers to get a new, premium device for $0 down with no upgrade or connection fees. There are a few caveats to the new plan, but if getting devices early is your thing, it may be worth it.
When you upgrade to a new device or join Rogers as a new customer, you have the option to subscribe to the Rogers Next program for a monthly fee of $24.99 or get the program with Rogers Device Protection Premium included for $29.99 - a device support service which retails for up to $11.99 per month;
After 12 months, trade in your current device in good working order for a new smartphone of your choice that has a subsidized price of up to $250;
You pay $0 down for the new device on a new two-year term, and your remaining FLEXtab™ balance and connection fees are waived;
You then have the option to continue your enrollment in Rogers Next to get another new device in 12 months for $0.
Dec 09, 2013
AT&T now offers international LTE roaming to Canada
Good news for North American travelers as AT&T has announced today that customers who travel to Canada will now be able to take advantage of LTE speeds. With a little help from Rogers, AT&T is the first carrier to offer international LTE roaming. So when you're hopping the border you no longer have to worry about losing speed on your LTE device.
Check out the press release below and hit the comments to discuss!
Oct 30, 2013
BlackBerry Z30 now available online from Rogers
If you're a Rogers customer and have been waiting ever so patiently for the BlackBerry Z30 to become available, have at it. Rogers is now offering up the Z30 online for just $179 on a 2-year term or $599 month-to-month. The devices are already shipping, but nothing else fancy to see here - the model is standard and will ship free.
Oct 09, 2013
Rogers voice service interruptions affecting wireless customers
*UPDATE* - Wireless voice and SMS services are fully restored. Rogers is still currently looking into the root cause of the problems and suggests customer power cycle their devices should they continue to experience difficulties.
If you're a Blue Jays fan and have yet to pick up a BlackBerry Z10 or Q10 - this weekend may be the time to do so. Rogers has teamed up with the Toronto Blue Jays and, beginning Friday, will give out a new Jays jersey (in white or blue) to anyone who purchases a new Z10 or Q10 on a 3-year term.
As a reminder, the Z10 is available as low as $99 and the Q10 for $199.99, both on a 3-year term....
The BlackBerry Q10 is now in stores across Canada, and we’ve cracked open boxes from Rogers, Bell, and TELUS. The device doesn’t change much from carrier to carrier (unless a white paint job is a big deal to you), but what really matters here is the service and how much it costs.
We’ve broken down what you’ll be looking at when buying a Q10 in the UK, so let’s do the same for Canada. First off:...
If you're looking to get a new BlackBerry Q10 but one isn't available for your carrier, you still have options. Thankfully in most cases you can simply unlock your BlackBerry Q10 and use it on another carrier providing the networks are compatible (you can use a Rogers device on AT&T for example - more on this below).
Unlocking also proves useful if you are a frequent international traveler...
What, did you think we were done with our unboxing of the TELUS BlackBerry Q10? Hoho, no siree. We got our hands on a white BlackBerry Q10 from Rogers (which obviously is going right to Kevin).
We've already taken a look at some of the apps that are loaded up on a Rogers BlackBerry Q10, and on the hardware side, not much is different from the TELUS model. Again, branding is kept to a bare...
The other night I took in a Blue Jays game in Toronto while getting some quality time with the Rogers BlackBerry Q10. Okay, so I'm not much of a sports guy, so really it was just quality time with the Q10, but it was still great. The Rogers model provides access to a few great services that are also available on the Z10.
For one, there's AnyPlace TV. This is a custom-made streaming TV app that...
If you're in Canada it looks like the wait to get your hands on a BlackBerry Q10 won't be much longer. We got word today that Rogers, TELUS, Bell and a handful of other Canadian carriers will be offering up the full-QWERTY Q10 starting May 1st. While pre-orders have been available for a few weeks now, just a few more days and you'll be able to grab one for yourself in stores and online.
If you're on Rogers, Fido or TELUS (Yes, that includes Koodo) and are the proud owner of a BlackBerry Z10, you'll want to go ahead and check for software updates on your device. As reported in the CrackBerry forums and witnessed on some of our own devices, software update v10.0.10.85 is now arriving OTA. Yes, that's the software version -- the OS version itself is 10.0.10.672 and the highest...
Rogers just announced that starting in March, you'll only need to be with them for 90 days before being eligible for unlocking - a huge step up from their old policy which required you to get through your entire contract. The unlocking process itself will cost $50, which you can go ahead and do right away if you're buying your device outright. This is great and all, but you can get BlackBerry...
Posted by Kevin Michaluk on 6 Feb 2013 9:05 pm EST
Since the BlackBerry Z10 went on sale yesterday in Canada, the CrackBerry forums and twitter have been a buzz with questions on if and how the Z10 can be unlocked. Unlocking your BlackBerry from its native carrier allows you to use a SIM card from another carrier in it. This is especially handy when traveling - instead of roaming you can pick up local SIM cards. In the case of the Z10, there is...
The air was electric this morning in the Rogers headquarters in Toronto as Thorsten Heins and Rogers head Nadir Mohamed introduced the BlackBerry Z10 to the Canadian media and fielded a handful of questions. It's a pretty momentous occasion, as this is the first firm sign of retail availability in North America, though Rogers is far from alone; Bell and TELUS are also offering this bad boy, and...
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