Rate Increase During COVID-19

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RogersMaude
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Re: Rate Increase During COVID-19

Hey Community,

 

Good news! We have made the decision to postpone previously planned price changes.

 

These were originally planned and communicated before this public health situation, as we let our customers know at least 60 days ahead. In this case, we started to communicate these changes in February 2020.

 

We know this is a challenging time and as this situation continues to evolve, we have made the decision to postpone the price changes that were planned to take effect on or after April 28. You won’t need to call us as this change has been automatically postponed for all our customers.

 

Let us know if you have any other questions!

 

RogersMaude

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ChanPatr
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Re: Rate Increase During COVID-19

FYI ... You may notice your next month's invoice may be higher.

 

UPCOMING CHANGE TO YOUR TV SERVICE RATE
To offer quality service and access to shows, movies and sports, we occasionally make changes to some of our rates.
Here's how this change will affect you: The monthly service fee for your TV package as shown on this bill will increase by $3 plus taxes starting on the date of your first bill after October 19, 2020.
Please disregard the TV rate change notification you received earlier this year, as no changes were made to your service. If you have a discount off your monthly rate, this discount will apply to the new rate until your promotional period ends. If you have a guaranteed monthly rate, this rate will stay the same until your promotional period ends. The rest of your Rogers TV service will remain the same. This change is made in accordance with the CRTC Television Service Provider Code.
If you have any questions or wish to change or cancel your services, please reach out to us in any of the ways listed in the Contact Us section of this bill.


UPCOMING CHANGE TO YOUR INTERNET SERVICE RATE
We're committed to delivering dependable Internet service and continuing to invest in our networks and infrastructure to support more connected devices than ever before. While we try to minimize the impact on our customers, we occasionally make changes to some of our rates.
Here's how this change will affect you: On the date of your first bill after October 19, 2020 the monthly service fee for your Internet package as shown on this bill will increase by $3 plus taxes.
Please disregard the Internet rate change notification you received earlier this year, as no changes were made to your service. If you have a discount off your monthly rate, this discount will apply to the new rate until your promotional period ends. If you have a guaranteed monthly rate, this rate will stay the same until your promotional period ends. If your Rogers Internet service is included as part of your condo maintenance fees, this rate change does not apply. If you'd like an updated Residential Service Agreement after this change takes effect, please call us at that time at 1-888-764-3771. The rest of your Internet service will remain the same. This change is made in accordance with the CRTC Internet Code.
If you have any questions or wish to change or cancel your services, please reach out to us in any of the ways listed in the Contact Us section of this bill.

ChanPatr
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Re: Rate Increase During COVID-19

Rogers cancels the planned price increase in the spring only to apply it later with a larger increase in the fall.

Babylegs1
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Re: Rate Increase During COVID-19

It is 3.00 + tax per service and 6.00 for ignite plus tax. Same as what was to happen in April
ChanPatr
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Re: Rate Increase During COVID-19

I checked my February invoice and the rate was set to increase by $2 for TV (still on digital) before they postponed it due to the pandemic. There was no increase announced for Internet.

The increase is back on for TV but it is now higher at $3 and they also increased Internet by $3 too.

Last week, my Internet was dropping 2-3 times per day. Reported it to Rogers but they just said no ongoing issue and contact them again if it happens.

Today both internet and cable TV are out. Reported it to them and was told area is down.

If these increased rates are supposed to mean better services, I haven't seen it in the last week or so.
RogersLaura
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Re: Rate Increase During COVID-19

Hello @ChanPatr,

 

I can certainly understand your reason for frustration as pricing increases are never fun. While we always try to minimize price changes for our customers, occasionally, we do make changes to our plans and packages. These changes help us to deliver quality service to our customers.

 

We’re continually investing to deliver great value and ensure that our customers have access to dependable service in their homes, especially during this unprecedented time. While we try to minimize price changes for our customers as much as possible, as part of this work, we occasionally make changes to our plans and packages. These changes help us to enhance our network and invest in our products and services to continue delivering a dependable experience now, and in the future.

 

As you know, in March we made the decision to postpone the rate increase that was planned to take effect on April 28, 2020. That increase was never applied to customer accounts.

 

With the regards to the recent price change affecting certain TV, internet and home phone services (which took effect on the first bill sent after October 19, 2020), we sent an advanced notice by an email communication and a bill notification to those affected. These communications were sent between August 5th - September 4th, 2020 to advise them of these upcoming changes. 

 

I am sorry to hear that you had a recent service disruption in your area. Has this since been resolved?

 

Thank you kindly,

RogersLaura

ChanPatr
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Re: Rate Increase During COVID-19

Yes ...  It was a 3 - 4 hour service outage. They provided me an email the next day saying service had been restored but didn't say what caused the outage.

ted12345678
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Re: Rate Increase During COVID-19

my recent bill for november has gone up, its been going up every year, yet the basic tv pkg has stayed at 24.99 for over 2 year,... why?...or am i being gouged!

RogersLaura
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Re: Rate Increase During COVID-19

Hello @ted12345678,

 

Thanks for joining us here in the forums and congrats on this being your first post! 🙂

 

I realize that rate increases are not always ideal. As mentioned in my previous post above, we definitely try to keep price changes to a minimum. Sometimes they are needed in order for us to provide our customers the best and most innovative options for their products and services. 

 

Kind regards,

RogersLaura

ted12345678
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Re: Rate Increase During COVID-19

My point was that i am a tv lite pkg that i have been on for years, i was grandfathered in...it went from 19 to 22 dollars, now i know that the pkg is no longer offered, but i been getting yearly increase's,  soon i will be at the same price as basic tv pkg and beyond, when the basic pkg is 24.99 with no increase in years.....i'm a senior and with hard times the way they are..i need to save were  i can.....