Rogers now offers add-on data when you're close to your monthly limit

Rogers has begun reaching out to customers on the verge of exceeding their monthly data buckets, asking over SMS whether they'd like to add a one-time data add-on to their monthly plan.

At 90% usage, users will get the option of adding 200MB for $5, 400MB for $9, or 600MB for $12, which extrapolates roughly to the standard 1GB / $20 rate that carriers charge these days.

Because Rogers charges overage fees of $0.05 per MB, or $50 per gigabyte, the add-on options, while pricey in isolation, are good hedges against excessive overage fees. And that they are easy to apply — merely reply using a pre-determined number, and have the charge added to an account — adds a convenience factor.

What do you think about these add-ons? Are they useful, or just greedy? Let us know in the comments!

Daniel Bader

Daniel Bader was a former Android Central Editor-in-Chief and Executive Editor for iMore and Windows Central.