No one is saying anything about that. He is asking about the plan he had before, being given back but unfortunately if he was a older plan, they can't bring those plans back..
So either he gets stuck with that or a similar plan he had before. Also its 15 days / 30 minute return policy with all carriers..
"Returns: Wireless devices may be returned within 2 weeks of purchase (and the applicable service cancelled without an early cancellation fee) and refunds will be processed within 5 business days of return, as long as: 1) the device is returned in complete and original condition to the store where it was purchased, or as specified in the document entitled How to Return Your Rogers Wireless Purchase enclosed with your device and 2) cancellation is requested within 15 days from date of activation and 3) your account has incurred less than 30 minutes of airtime usage. You will be billed for all charges incurred up to the point of deactivation. Headsets/earpieces, used SIM cards and prepaid airtime are not refundable."
No, that's not what he's asking. Re-read his post. He asks if he chooses to return the phone within the 15/30 rule can he also walk away from the contract and go with another provider. The answer is yes, he can.
Can I ask why someone would go from an $80 monthly plan to $125 just to get the phone at the reduced price? Why would you pay $45 more a month for two years ($1080) vs paying an additional $240 now and keep your existing plan?
Then yes that is correct. Once u return the phone and cancel the account within the 15 days / 30 minute policy then yes u can go to any other carrier u want pending a credit check with that carrier and whatnot...
Keep your existing plan and pay the higher price for the phone. If you don't like it, return the phone within the time frame allowed and get your money back and no impact to your existing plan. If you like the phone, your still saving $840 vs upgrading your plan to get it at the reduced price.
That is correct but then again jumping to that plan will cost in the long run more then anything. Again it all depends on what was said to them and what happened. I never thankfully had to jump a high price like that but yeah.