On April 28th I was sent an automated message from Rogers stating my "wireless services would be suspended if my past due amount was not paid within 14 days of this message." 14 days from April 28th was May 12th. On May 9th my wireless data was suspended. I quickly paid the past due amount listed in the credit operations text and service was restored in minutes. Even though they suspended my account 4 days before they said it was scheduled to be suspended, and I paid the past due balance listed well with in this time frame, I was charged a $50 suspension fee on my May bill. Rogers supervisor told me the fine print states they can pull service and charge that fee at any time after the bill was late. That does NOT explain why Rogers sent me a very specific text with a specific dollar amount and time frame to supposedly help me avoid suspension of service and related fee, only to suspend the service and trigger the fee DAYS EARLIER than they specifically stated. If Rogers is relying on fine print then why send a text stating a specific, longer time frame. That's fraud. A deceptive billing scheme designed to trigger an extra $50 fee on top of late charges with no basis in economic reality ( suspensions, soft suspensions like this are automated, no one has to climb a poll any more, costs Rogers nothing get's people to pay) I don't care about the service being cut off earlier than stated, but I don't like being deliberately tricked into paying a punitive, excessive, bogus fee.
I'm just tired of arguing with Rogers reps over punitive, onerous fees. Or getting different information depending on the representative. My May bill has $76 in late fees and "suspension" fees for software to flip my mobile data off and on for 45 mins. I feel scammed. Like they have plausible deniability and will claim it's a glitch, but it might be an intentional effort to collect bogus fees ON TOP OF premium prices and high late fees. If they're going to quote fine print about being able to disconnect at any time why send a text that lies about the number of days before my mobile data will be suspended? If not to trick people into thinking they have until then to pay and collect a 50 fee, now newly being collected on these soft mobile data only suspensions? It's a cash grab with a bogus fee that shouldn't exist to begin with.
If you get to to speak with a Prez agent, you might get a fresh take on this subject, and even if you didn't, you owe it to yourself to find out why that fine-print defense was used.
I like your argument, but because you are dealing with a late fee issue, I wouldn't expect the typical agents, or even supervisor to handle you with kid gloves. It could be they are just trying to discourage you enough to never be late again . .. almost as if they are glad that the system attacked you too early.
That's why you should see if you get the same annoying pushback from a Prez agent. I expect them to respond with logic and empathy, regardless of the situation. Nothing is 100% guaranteed, but give it one last shot to see if you get bullied, or helped.
If you still get shot down, then I'll be more inclined to think that the fine print is used to silence the customer, rather than take the extra time to properly credit the account.
Some people use auto pay and a CC, and then don't end up paying until the following month when the bank takes the payment from the subscriber's account. That's the kind of "late" payment that Rogers doesn't care about (since Rogers gets its money on time, via the CC/autopay system).
I still think that even if you are often late with your payments, Rogers should honour the due date quoted in the texts/emails you received. And an agent with power, should be able to fix this nonsense without any of the frustration you are expecting. Now go collect your money from the friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man Pez dispenser agent.