I am planning a phone upgrade but I still have a year remaining in my contract. I was told before that
I can change phone every 2 years. I just wondering what deals could I get and if its possible that I will upgrade my phone without extending my contract. Like for example, I can play higher than the phones price (eg. Iphone 4 is $0 now, I could pay $100-200 without the 3 years contract) .
In order to do a hardware upgrade, you will need to pay the early upgrade fee. This fee can be viewed by signing into My Rogers - Overview - Check Upgrade Eligibility. You can also call Rogers & speak to a Customer service rep & have them check the price & such. You will also have to pay the amount of the phone on a 3 year term & a $35 admin fee.
All this can be told by a Rogers rep at a store you go or over the phone.
Once you do a upgrade, you will have to sign a new 3 year term for it as well.
At the time you got your phone.. the early upgrade timeframe, was 2 years, that you could do another upgrade, and start another contract.
Unfortunately, about 6+ month ago, the policy has changed.. and its now at 3 years
This does suck.. as my sister in law was waiting on the 2 year point.. then got told she had time left to pay she didnt have a choice, her old phone died.
They did this change, as the new 3 year terms, are handled a little differently. Compared, it was the 2 (now 3) year upgrade thing.. regardless of HOW many year of a contract you got, etc.. you had to pay the early upgrade fee to the 2/3 year point. It was a set fee, regardless of phone, etc
With the new way.. say you get on a 3 year term.. and are saving $500 on the phone. It then straight out takes the $500, deviding by the 36 months. Each month of your contract, it takes that amount of of what you would owe. Lesser savings, or a smaller year contract, would lessen the amount per month needed to be paid, etc.