Here's an idea:
How about offering customers the ability to carry over a certain amount of unused data from their previous billing cycle?
If the customer has prepaid (as part of their monthly commitment) for 5GB of data and only use 1GB, why not have a feature that will carry over a certain percentage of unused data (it does not have to be the entire remainder), lets say a percentile?
All too many times I feel like I am not getting my money's worth and there needs to be some improvments made to provide a better sense of value with the already poor and expensive data plans.
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@RogersMoin I have just monitored my internet data plan and the 75% warning on my 25GB data limit was 10 days late. I mentioned this on other threads, so it does make sense to allow unused data from one month to be carried over to another month. Using my real internet data, you can see that I did not use 4GB in the Feb-Mar cycle, 2GB in the Mar-Apr cycle.
However, in the Apr-May cycle I went over by 3GB and charged $4.50. The algorithm seems quite one sided in Rogers favour. The proposal by @zerothree to carry over unused wireless data seems fair and reasonable and it should also apply to internet data. I would support this proposal as it is more fair to consumers. The only other fair option I can think of is to charge for data on a daily basis as you currently do, then bill on a monthly basis. I have looked for such a pay-as-you-go plan but there does not appear to be any. I hope consideration for this approach would work for wireless and internet data.
This is a model that is growing in the U.S., but has not made it here yet, but there are smaller providers who are dabbling in the idea, so maybe it will come.
Thansk @RogersMoin for passing the idea onto the relevant teams for consideration.