- CrackBerry User
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Hi Guys, I have been with rogers since May 2009.
My current plan is
200 Weekday Min
Unlimeted after 9PM
Unlimted Text messages
500MB BIS Data
I should be paying about 75 bucks a month. Is that too much? I have been told that I can call and threaten to cancel and they will hook me up. Is that true? I think I am paying too much because my friends don't pay as much as me and they get way better deals. The only think I am afraid of is that they won't budge because I am on a contract for 3 years :S
Let me know what you guys things.
- CrackBerry Abuser
10-10-2009, 01:27 AM #2
- 120 Posts
IMO: too soon, I don't think the retention department will budge unless maybe you threaten that you will transfer ownership of your contract.
It doesn't hurt to try, but I don't think they will do anything.mustbeCRACKBERRYaddictmustbeBOLD OS: 220.127.116.116
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- CrackBerry Addict
10-10-2009, 03:40 AM #3
- 735 Posts
I agree. Threatening to cancel or leave your contract after less than half a year. If I were an employee I'd probably laugh.
On the whole you are paying too much but it could be because the plans your friends are on are no longer available but they still get them because thats what they signed up for.
As an example here is my bill:
$57.07 after all fees etc. I've been with Rogers for atleast 10yrs. Included in my plan is caller id, voicemail, who called.
Rogers Wireless Insider EPP - $17.50
* 6PM Early Eve. Calling Option
* 200 Weekday Minutes
* Unlimited Eve/Wknd Minutes
* Call Forward/Trans.Pay Per Use
* Van./Vic. Rate Following
* 10000 Picture or Video Msgs.
* 10000 Sent/Unl.Received Txt
* BlackBerry (BIS) Svc 500MB
* Detailed Billing
* 9-1-1 Emergency Access Fee - $0.50 - Monthly
* System Access Fee - $6.95 - Monthly
* 6PM Early Eve. Calling Option - $7.00 - Monthly
* Activation Fee Credit
* Monthly Plan Credit - To be removed on 22/07/2011
* Early Evening Option Credit
- CrackBerry Abuser
10-10-2009, 07:45 PM #4
- 227 Posts
With Bell when I tried to upgrade they said I'd have to extend my contract but that they couldn't extend the contract I currently had because it was a "promotion" even though it wasn't. It was a standard family plan.
200 monthly mins (shared between 3 lines)
6 pm early evenings
caller id (only for the primary line)
incoming texts free (i should've threatened to cancel when they started that $.15/incoming bullcrap)
unlimited calling between family members
and I think there may have been voicemail for the primary line as well, but they never activated it and I was fortunate for my mother to be paying for it (I'm a college student) and she never bothered to phone them up and inquire. Anyways they kept telling me they wouldn't be able to extend it.. and I didn't want to extend it anyways.
so the last month of the contract we called at the beginning of the month and they got our cancellation notice and my mother says "Look, I just want to cancel, I know you're going to try and give me a deal but I really don't want it, I just want out" I laughed so much but was like you totally knew they would've lowered the bill had you complained especially since we had 3 lines! but anyways they then tried to charge us $300 in cancellation fees even though the contract was over! So I personally called them up and said no way I was paying that and the guy waived the fees and I asked if they'd send me a new bill to which he replied they would. When the new bill arrived they tried to charge us late fees. I told my mother not to pay them, and she said there was no way she was going to pay for that.
All this to say we were paying around $130-$150 a month which was ridiculous.. just don't do what my mother did, fight back if you feel it's too much money. But I'd wait a couple of more months and I would threaten to transfer to either Telus or Bell and mention the new HSPA network once it launches.Stellar season for Captain Serious - An Olympic gold medal, Conn Smythe and Stanley Cup winner. Youngest member of the triple gold club and one of only 6 players to win both an Olympic gold medal and the Stanley Cup in the same year. Congrats to Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks.
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10-11-2009, 11:13 AM #5
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I had been with Rogers for 1 and a half years when I called Retentions over the summer. They pretty much laughed at me and said they would cancel my phone early but at $25/month left remaining in my contract. Needless to say that shut me up. I think I had too much time remaining on my contract for retentions to take me seriously. Those with a year or less remaining on their contracts, and those with long relationships with Rogers will get the best deals from Rogers.
Since then I was lucky enough to start working for a company that offers corporate plans with Rogers. The business agent I spoke to was one of the few nice people that work at Rogers and offered me a pretty good deal. So I lucked out in the end.
Not really the subject of this forum but can anyone confirm if this is true.
When I changed my account over to a corporate account, the agent I spoke to said that corporate clients are allowed for product upgrades every year, not every two years like all other smart phone users. I'm not due for a product upgrade until end of December but she offered me an upgrade to the Bold right away provided I sign a new contact. I declined as I'm waiting for the Bold9700.I love my PlayBook!
- 10-12-2009, 11:33 PM #8
- 10-13-2009, 11:13 AM #9
this is what i have
BlackBerry Student Plan - $50.00
Unlimited Eve/Wknd Minutes
6pm Early Evenings
50 Bonus minutes
200 Weekday Minutes
Call Forward/Trans.Pay Per Use
1000 Picture or Video Msgs.
2500 Sent/Unl. Received Txt
BlackBerry (BIS) Svc 500MB - term expires on 22/08/2012
MY5 + 5 Add'l Numbers Bonus
Windsor/Detroit Rate Following
System Access Fee - $6.95 - Monthly
9-1-1 Emergency Access Fee - $0.50 - Monthly
Monthly Plan Credit 3 Yr - To be removed on 30/01/2012
Monthly Plan Credit 3 Yr - To be removed on 21/08/2012
33.3% Disc VMail to Text
my bill is 40 plus the SAF and taxes, because of my 25 buck credit a month off
- 10-15-2009, 05:36 AM #11
Nope, just started my plan feb 09, I just called in a couple of times and "pretend" to cancel, it took me a couple of times to get me the right rep that would help/give me a deal nut the wait paid off
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