Rogers Communications is launching a Wi-Fi voice service for smartphones based on Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA). Rogers new Wi-Fi Calling for Business lets business owners and employees place mobile calls from their smartphones over Wi-Fi networks registered on their devices. The service is available starting at $10 per month as an add-on to existing Rogers Business Voice Plans.

With the $10 per month add-on, customers can make calls over the Wi-Fi network that won’t count towards monthly voice plan minutes. Calls that originate on a Wi-Fi network are automatically transferred to the Rogers 3G wireless network when the person leaves the Wi-Fi coverage area.

UMA is a technology already embedded in many handsets today, including a variety of BlackBerry models. UMA-enabled handsets can access the cellular network through Wi-Fi, which lets customers automatically switch from their office Wi-Fi networks from the same smartphone and number. UMA also helps boost coverage in places like basements where cellular network coverage may not be as strong.

The Daily


NY Broadband Affordability Law Paused

A federal judge granted a preliminary injunction Friday that stops a New York law requiring broadband operators to offer $15/month low-income

Read the Full Issue
The Skinny is delivered on Tuesday and focuses on the cable profession. You'll stay in the know on the headlines, topics and special issues you value most. Sign Up


Jul 16
Diversity List – 2021 Nominations Due: July 16, 2021
Sep 10
Most Powerful Women – 2021 Nominations Due: Sept 10, 2021
Dec 7
Most Powerful Women CelebrationSave the Date!
Full Calendar


Seeking an INDUSTRY JOB?

Hiring? In conjunction with our sister brand, Cynopsis, we are offering hiring managers a deep pool of media-savvy, skilled candidates at a range of experience levels and sectors, The result will be an even more robust industry job board, to help both employers and job seekers.

Contact for more information.