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Rogers is scrapping long-distance fees and data caps due to coronavirus

Rogers is temporarily scrapping long-distance fees and data usage caps due to the growing coronavirus outbreak.

The Canadian communications giant announced on Monday that it will waive fees for all long-distance phone calls until April 30, both for personal customers and small businesses.

Rogers will also eliminate "Roam Like Home" fees for Canadians abroad.

Rogers has also removed internet data overage fees for customers until May 30 on Rogers or Fido limited Internet plans.

To provide entertainment for families in isolation, Rogers will also make some family-friendly channels free for Rogers Ignite TV and Digital TV customers, including Disney, Family Channel, YTV, Treehouse, Teletoon, and ABC Spark.

Notably, Rogers has promised that customers will not be suspended or disconnected if they're experiencing financial difficulties over the next 90 days.

President Joe Natale said, "We know that there is a lot of uncertainty in our daily lives right now."

"This is a challenge that affects every Canadian and every business across our country, and we all have a vital role to play in supporting each other through it."

Competitors Bell Canada, Videotron and Telus are similarly scrapping overage data usage fees due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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