How do I add a travel plan?

If you are planning on traveling for work and will need to use your mobile phone it is a good idea to purchase a travel plan to avoid substantial roaming and data charges.

See: Rogers Travel Plans

To add a travel pack to your existing phone plan:

  • Please review select which Travel Packs will best suit your travel plans from the available Rogers Travel Plans above.
  • Have your budget holder email ithelp@viu.ca indicating which travel plan you would like to add. You must include your name, phone number, and the cost centre for the phone charges.
  • IT Services will contact Rogers to make the changes and notify you when the mobile plan has been changed.

 Tips and Tricks For Travelling with your Smartphone

  • Disable auto-play of videos on social media apps by changing the app settings.
  • Connect to Wi-Fi for activities that use a lot of data, such as streaming videos, downloading apps or checking maps.
  • Consider downloading a VPN app if you’re concerned about public Wi-Fi security.
  • Limit use of location services. Some apps use your current location to help make them more convenient, but turning off location services will save you data.
  • Fully close your apps when you're not using them and turn off app push notifications.
  • Turn off push email notifications so your device is not constantly looking for emails to download.
  • To prevent roaming charges completely when travelling, put your phone on Airplane or Flight mode. If you still want your device available for calls or texts, turn off data roaming.
  • Monitor and manage your wireless data usage in the settings options on your smartphone.
  • Make sure you have a screen lock in place in case your phone is stolen. You can also install apps that will track your phone if it is stolen or lost.
  • Turn off Auto Synch, which checks for app updates.
  • Use a solid case for your phone. You’ll be on the move a lot and should protect your device.
  • Back up your data before you leave on your trip in case your device gets damaged or stolen.
  • If you’re travelling to a country where you don’t know the language, download a good translation app before you leave. You can also download apps that calculate currency conversions.
  • Download useful travel apps that can help you sightsee or find and book local restaurants.

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Article ID: 2653
Created
Thu 12/2/21 1:13 PM
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