So yesterday I get a text from Rogers saying this:
This weekend only! You can now upgrade to a new smartphone without changing your current price plan and we will waive $91.67 as of Mar 25, 2015 in early upgrade fees when you renew on a new 2-year term! Offer available only by phone 1 855 213-0837. Quote offer code ********** to take advantage of this great deal. This offer is only available for xxx-xxx-xxxx until March 31st, 2015. Reply STOP to opt-out of Rogers text msgs. Reach us at httxxxxxxxxxxxx
So what does that mean exactly I'm thinking. Called Rogers 3 times because the first 2 people said no way I could keep my existing plan (6GB data each phone) and that I would have to move to a share everything plan. Screw that I said. The 3rd person said,yes you and your husband can updgrade both your phones, we waive the upgrade fee AND you can keep your existing plans from 3 years ago. I can upgrade from my Galaxy S3 to an S4, S5 or Note 3 for zero cost.
I thought being able to stay on a great plan from years ago was an impossibility nowadays. Anyway, she gave me a reference number and said it is on our account that we can get all that.So we're stopping by Rogers to check out new phones. Hope they don't try to screw us over last minute and say, "Oh we made a mistake, you need to switch plans."
Good afternoon @kathyt64 ,
Thank you for your post.
I can definitely confirm that the promotion you are reffering to is an offer that is currently available.
If you wish to benefit from it, you price plan must be $60 or more per month (before applicable taxes) for voice and data combined. If you have received the text message in question, you are eligible to process the hardware upgrade without a change of price plan to a Share Everything or Smart Picks.
Thank you for your feedback, we sent communications to all our representatives to ensure that they are aware of the actual promotion.
If you wish to take advantage of this great offer, I recommend upgrading in the briefest delays as it will expire shortly!
Let us know how it goes in store
The text from Rogers is EXTREMELY misleading. I called and they said no you do not get to keep your existing price plan. We'll waive the upgrade fee but you have to switch to a share everything plan. If you want to keep your existing plan we can sell you a Samsung Galaxy S5 for $250.
So can someone tell me where the "great deal" is here??? So they waive $91 in upgrade fees. Whoop-dee-do!!! Why in the world would I give up 6GB data EACH for my husband and I just to share 3GB???? No way I'm paying $500 total for each of us to get a new phone either.
We've been loyal Rogers customers for nearly 30 years and they've taken thousands and thousands of $$ from us over that time. They send a misleading "great deal" offer to us and still try to force us off our plan to these crappy share everything plans?
I've already bookmarked the link to the CRTC complaints department and will be filling out the form today to complain about these shady "great deal" offers from Rogers. Just go on Rogers Facebook page to see I'm not the only cutomer over the last 48 hours to receive this offer. Every person has the same complaint.
I got the same text too. I called in and the rep told me I get to keep the existing plan, then I asked him "so whats the catch?"
He told me that I don't have the choice of the lastest smartphone, the best one I can pick is Samsung S3.........
I think that phone came out like almost 3yrs ago.... I guess this is Rogers way of using $60/mon customers to get rid of old phone overstock...
I’m sorry to hear of your frustration with trying to get new devices.
As @RogersMaude mention, you are able to keep your existing plan that’s $60 or higher with voice and data combined.
With that option available for you; I can definitely assist by taking a look at your account.
I’m going to have someone reach out to you in Private Message, please check your messages from the Envelope icon in the top right hand side of your screen.
I was recently talking to a rogers rep concerning my $30 6 gig plan. He told me that in 2015 roofers is going to force all of us off that plan and into a new share plan. I expressed my distaste and said I've been a rogers customer for more than 20 years. Does this not mean anything, if I'm forced off this mplan I will close both of my ACCTS and take my $200 a month elsewhere. He basically told me to not let the door hit me on the way out. So being a rogers customer for two days or 20 years means nothing anymore.
I'm right now having a Facebook chat with a Rogers rep who has said he will honour the offer. But I am still waiting for him to guarantee that my current plan (with 6GB data) will not change nor will my monthly cost increase. We'll see what happens. When I sent him a screenshot of the Rogers text to my phone, he said the other text offers he saw did not say that my "current price plan" would not change. Thats when he said he would honour the offer. But I'd like to know how this rep on Facebook can say he will honour the offer when the manager at Rogers retentions said there was nothing he could do??? As I say, I'll see what happens in the end.
I'm happy to report that Rogers and I have come to an agreement on the hardware upgrade offer that I am very happy with. It took a total of over 3 hours of phone and Facebook chatting over 3 days but we hammered out a deal and I have it in writing.
I did the math on the cost of a new phone with a 2 year plan vs buying the phone outright and it turned out the cost of the phone is your savings over 2 years when you buy phone outright. But of course if your keep you phone for more than 2 years that's when you start the savings. Now with todays high-end phones, quad cores and longer batter life, we have reached the point where a phone can be useful for many years. Therefore, over the long term -- if you plan to have a cell for many many years -- it is cheaper to go with a plan and buy your phone instead of going from plan to plan with the additional cost for a high end phone. But don't underestimate convenience of sailing with Rogers.
I have 6 GB data with 200 business minutes with evenings and weekends freee. I am light on my phone but heavy on my data; so for me the grandfathered 6 GB plan is a goldmine ... more so when you look at the cost of 6 GB of data. Rogers seems to be deemphasizing data in favor of long distance and texting ... but that does not match my needs.
I am on a Note 3 and am setting my plans for a Note 5 or possibly 6 (if 5 will be trival in advancement over 3)
When I look at deals ... my first thought is who is it a deal for: me or Rogers. And the cost/benefit has to be decidedly in my favor.
I am also on the 6 gig corporate plan. I work at the government of ontario. Many people at work had this plan and were entitled to hardware upgrades every 2 years on a 3 year plan. Now we are told we need to get off the $50 plan to receive a hardware upgrade. How can rogers change the terms of our deal. They are trying to push us off the plan. It was a package deal we had. Now they are changing part of our deal. I've been a customer for over 15 years. When I called and spoke to a rep he offered me half the data and more than 100% more cost, just to get a hardware upgrade. Its insulting. I'm going to complain to the crtc and also consider my options. I expect to be able to stay on the plan and receive hardware upgrades discounted. Im not expecting them free but they should be honorable and repect our plan.