If you are looking at an affordable basic smartphone. Check the microsoft store.
All unlocked, and ready to go, just insert a sim card. The Lumia 635 is a great little phone, my personal recommendation. Only 8 GB, but it is expandable via MicroSD -- has GPS (great for data-less plans using the Nokia Drive app [fully offline maps] ) and even has an FM tuner.
For the price, you can't go wrong! From my experiance, Rogers even give a little monthly discount to "bring your own device" devices.
The Lumia 625 (I believe) was what Rogers advertised on line for PayGo when I went to upgrade, but when I went to the Rogers store, they didn't have them. Being able to download Here Maps on wifi at home and not having to use data on the road has to be a huge plus.
@b-ry, it's not me who's looking for a new phone. I was when I saw the Lumia advertised by Rogers for around $100, but the Rogers store didn't have them, so I got the LG in my sig and I'm happy with it.
I think Dreamcatcher is feeling a little bit disillusioned with Rogers. She was told 3 years ago that she could upgrade when her contract was up. Rogers will no longer allow her to do that unless she switches to a much more expensive Share Everything plan. She was told by a rep from Rogers that no one even wants a Doro phone any more and they are not even manufactured any more. This was not true at all. I doubt that she wants to spend over $140 for a new phone purchased from a 3rd party either. She indicated that she does not need data, nor does she want or need a smartphone. If you are with Rogers today and do not need or want a smartphone, you are pretty much out of luck. Personally, I think her best bet is to sign on with Zoomer Wireless, a company which specializes in catering to seniors. Zoomer Wireless services are provided through Cityfone. Cityfone is a Canadian cellular network service reseller owned by Rogers and providing services through Rogers. They offer much better deals, still have the Doro phone, and she would save a ton of money going through Zoomer as opposed to Rogers!
Glad you found the link. I was afraid to post for fear it would be deleted, even if it is owned by Rogers!
I had never heard of them before either until the past weekend when I saw a CARP display in my local mall!
Good afternoon @Dreamcatcher,
We have reviewed this situation and might have the ability to help you with this situation.
We definitely want to look into this further.
I'll have our @CommunityHelps team reach out to you via Private Message, so we can assist with this.
Look out for the message in your inbox !
I'd be curious to know how Rogers can help with this too, especially since they have discontinued the Doro phone!
I was in a Rogers store in Welland, on May 26, 2017 asking about what kind of simple phones they have available for my 85 year old mother to use. They said the Doro phone had just come back. I have looked online and it is not showing up online.