Longtime communications watcher Jim Courtney has been a user of Rogers One Number since it started. But Rogers has decided to dump it, turning it off come January, 2017. The service, which rolled out in 2012 is an example of how fast new technology is being replaced. OneNumber's demise is clearly linked to mobile devices taking over the majority of calls and now with the arrival of Wi-Fi calling, there was a dramatically reduced need for the service.
OneNumber, which uses technology from Counterpath and Ericsson, pretty much brought Skype like calling to Rogers mobile users who were able to make and receive calls on their computers. It's big value was when Rogers customers roamed, as they could jump on Wi-Fi with their laptops and be making and receiving calls for free.