Rogers Wi-Fi Calling for Business

An integrated wireless communications solution leveraging exclusive Rogers UMA technology that enables voice, data and messaging to be routed over customers Wi-Fi networks.

What is Wi-Fi Calling?

Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) enables a mobile phone to connect over a Wi-Fi network and then handover seamlessly to a GSM cellular network if the caller moves beyond the Wi-Fi range. The handover process is transparent to the user, just as a user passes from one wireless network cell to another. The key requirements for Wi-Fi calling are:

  1. UMA-enabled Dual mode handsets.
  2. a Wi-Fi network capable of supporting voice service.
  3. a Wi-Fi calling plan from Rogers.

With International Roaming & Unlimited back-to-Canada Wi-Fi Calling, business customers can make unlimited calls back to Canada plus get reduced in country roaming rates anywhere with Wi-Fi Access while traveling outside of the country.

Click here to download Wi-Fi Calling for Business White Paper

Features and Benefits

  • In-Building/On-Campus Coverage & Inherent Redundancy. If you have no coverage or "trouble spots" in your facility or campus, Wi-Fi calling can reduce or eliminate dropped calls and interruptions by improving coverage. If your business is located at the edge of the Rogers network and does not normally receive a cellular signal, you can extend the wireless network within your workplace and, if immediately adjacent to the outdoor network, roam seamlessly without dropping a call.
  • Cost Predictability. Most businesses pay "overage" fees when users exceed their capped minute plans. Rogers Wi-Fi calling plans enable subscribers to make unlimited local and national calls without impact to monthly a subscriber's minute bucket.
  • Increased User Productivity. Wi-Fi calling enables seamless, reliable coverage that allows users to focus on business, not connectivity. Wi-Fi calling can act as a desk phone replacement, allowing employees to move freely throughout the facility and beyond, untethered to their desks.
  • Ease of Deployment. UMA is embedded in devices by several manufacturers including Research in Motion and HTC. Configuring smartphones to connect with and remember access points is a quick process using a connections manager on the devices. Beyond the initial set up, Wi-Fi calling requires no learning or changes in behaviour for current smartphone users.

Minimum Requirements

  • Wi-Fi calling-compatible wireless device
  • Subscription to a Wi-Fi calling plan
  • A Wi-Fi connection

Supported Devices

BlackBerry® 8120, 8220, 8320, 8820, 8520, 9100, 9300, 9700, 9780, 9800, 9360
HTC EVO 3D

How to Get It

Call your Account Manager or make an appointment with a Rogers Business Sales Specialist.

Cost

Plan Wi-Fi Network Access Unlimited Local Wi-Fi Calling Unlimited Canada-wide Wi-Fi Calling
Monthly Service Fee $500 Buy $1000 Buy $1500 Buy
Included Access to make & receive calls on your wireless device over any Wi-Fi connection. Any voice usage within Wi-Fi coverage is applied against voice minutes allocated in your existing wireless voice plan. Unlimited local calling on your wireless device over any Wi-Fi connection.1 Unlimited local and Canadian long distance calling on your wireless device over any Wi-Fi connection.2
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  1. If you have a GSM roaming block on your account, it will not prevent the handset from placing or receiving phone calls and sending and receiving SMS/MMS messages over Wi-Fi while roaming. Wi-Fi calling and SMS/MMS messaging usage charges will apply while roaming.
  2. Includes unlimited local calls when connected in Canada to a wireless internet connection (Wi-Fi): (a) outgoing to numbers local to your phone number (regardless of Wi-Fi location in Canada); and/or (b) incoming received from anywhere. See rogers.com/wificalling for full details. Calls and services initiated outside Wi-Fi (regardless of where terminated), long distance calls (Canadian, U.S and International), text/picture/video/instant messaging, data transmission and additional services selected not included and charged at applicable rates. Sufficient broadband internet connection (approx. 512kbps upload/download speed for optimal performance) required. Performance varies based on capacity of Wi-Fi and broadband internet connection.
  3. Includes unlimited Canada-wide calls when connected in Canada to a wireless internet connection (Wi-Fi): (a) outgoing to numbers anywhere in Canada; and/or (b) incoming received from anywhere. See rogers.com/wificalling for full details. Calls and services initiated outside Wi-Fi (regardless of where terminated), international long distance calls, text/picture/video/instant messaging, data transmission and additional services selected not included and charged at applicable rates. Sufficient broadband Internet connection (approx. 512kbps upload/download speed for optimal performance) required. Performance varies based on capacity of Wi-Fi and broadband Internet connection.