Fizz Mobile: US roaming?
A friend has a Fizz SIM on a QC-only (which includes Ottawa area and Hwy417) data-only plan at $18/1GB.
They were going to use it in their tablet until the referral credit ran out, then decide whether to stay. But now they're planning to go to US in about a month (mid-late Nov) and I'm thinking they should consider switching plans and putting the SIM in their phone. It looks like Fizz pricing just went up (their $18 is now $19, 1GB with US+Canada coverage was $28, now $29, and what I think was $35/9GB is now $35/6GB). Talk is still $7/mo and vmail is $2/mo.
Assuming they can decide now what they want, they should submit the plan change sooner than later, right? I know from experience (and T&C) there's a 2-day plan lock before billing. And in terms of billing, they might actually be crossing US border on their next billing date; does the new plan take effect at 12:01am, or noon, or something else? If they leave early in the morning, they might want to buy a 500MB add-on to get through the first day, depending when the plan actually kicks in.
They have 2GB data accumulated (current month + previous month rollover), will that still be applied when they switch to US coverage on next billing date? If it does, maybe they could get the 1GB plan instead of 3GB (1GB might not be enough, with Google Maps navigation running continuously).
Also, if they go data-only (no talk), is the service good enough to rely on the Google Voice app (or another softphone with voip.ms) or is it worth $7 for voice capability?
Finally, does Fizz roam on TMo, AT&T, or both? Any other experience with US roaming with Fizz?