Rogers Chris Just Tweeted !!!
Anyone in Canada who has already purchased the Lumia 900 or purchases it from now til April 21st will be getting a $100 credit on their bill. The updated software will come to Zune around April 16th.
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It is fair seeing as you are paying full price for the phone without any contract. The ones paying $99 for a 3 year contract however will spend more then $1200 in 3 years with the carrier & the phone will be paid off.
"Anyone who has already purchased the Lumia 900 or purchases it from now until April 21st, will be getting a $100 credit on their Rogers bill."
Straight from Nokia Canada. This means you need to be a active Rogers user with a contract in order to get the $100 credit. To be honest i find it fair. If you have all the money to pay almost $600 for a phone then you should not get mad. You spend that much.
I got the credit on my account after speaking to a Manager at Retentions. Managers know about this but the reps are getting the email this morning or tomorrow. This is why they do not know about it yet. Nokia Canada confirmed this yesterday. That is why Rogers reps have no info.
it is still not fair... cuz this lumia 900 is locked by rogers even if you buy it without contract. I need to still use Rogers as long as I stick with this phone... what is the difference between me and those who signed contract?
Those who signed a contract have to stick with Rogers & pay a $500 cancellation fee to go with another carrier. Also they have to pay monthly fees as well. All you need to do is pay roughly $10 & unlock it for good & use it with another carrier. see the difference?
Just because the phone is Rogers locked does not mean you will get all the discounts & credits you want...
All in all you are not getting the $100 credit. The credit ONLY applies if you have a contract with Rogers. I am sure you can understand it.. ITs not hard.
Complaining & saying " its not fair" will do nothing. You paid almost $600 for it. Your problem not theirs. They are issuing a update anyways for it. Also Rogers is giving the Credit Not Nokia. Nokia just told Rogers & ATT to issue the $100 credit. This means the credit has to go towards the monthly invoice.
Moreover, people get rebate, because of the problem occurs on lumia 900, not because of the fault of the carrier. So why people buy without contract is not able to get the rebate?
I am guessing after the 3 posts you still have not understood it..
Lets go over this again shall we?.
People that pay full price for a phone have a choice to do whatever they want with the phone. This means they can unlock it & use it with the carrier they choice.
People that paid $99 for it on a 3 year term have to stay with Rogers or pay a cancellation fee to leave Rogers. That means they are going to pay over $1200 within 3 years to use the phone & service.
You paid $550 for the phone without taxes. People that signed a contract paid $99 for it. They are paying less because they are going to be in a 3 year term ( contract) in which the phone will be paid off within 2 years. ( roughly.)
The rebate was not issues at the start. The rebate was issues lastnight. This means whoever signs a contract gets the rebate & whoever does not stick to pay $550+ tax for the phone. The end.
Nokia never said they would give you the phone for $450 because that is them losing money. I am sure if you were in Nokia's position you would do the same.
Anyways i have explained it clear enough for you to understand. If you choice to think you should get a $100 credit go try, be my guest but Rogers nor Nokia will give you it. Do not try to get everything for a lower prices because people that sign a contract do...
The phone can be unlocked via internet or a thrid party cellphone store. You need to look around. Rogers reps will tell you anything to believe..
Yeah, I can clearly see your point.
But I just called Nokia, the rep said if you buy a phone without contract from AT&T, you can grab your receipt to a AT&T store to get rebate. So should I believe it or not? And if that is right, will the same thing happen if I go to a rogers store??
I am really sorry to be so obsessive to this question, if that bothers you @Meowmix
The reps are emails but some do not read the emails until a few days later. Also remember Nokia & Rogers just said this last night. Not every rep will know.. Thousands of reps work for Rogers. Not every single one will know at once. Also the call centers are around Canada in which have different time zones.
Anyways all in all I got the rebate after speaking to Mark a manager at the retentions. He knew about it & was able to give it too me. I know a few others as well that got the rebate.
Its a hit & miss until you find the rep that knows about it.
I haven't experienced any problems but I'll take the credit 🙂
Looks like this is coming from Nokia, they may have gotten trashed a lot by Apple/Android fanboy media types but good on them, admitted a problem right away, working on an update and giving their customers something back!