Sorry .... the point I was trying to make was that a number of people originally were paying $.25 and it got bumped to $.50 for whatever glitchy reason ...
Just as an FYI, when I started with PAYGo in 2009 local phone calls were $0.40/min. Changed to $0.45 around 2013 and $0.50 around 2015. No "glitch" since I received advance notice of the changes via text.
I try to choose my battles with Rogers and this one is not worth it for me, although it may be worthwhile for someone else who uses more, or when a charge goes from $120 to $180, although if it was an "introductory offer" that's totally different. For example, you can currently get huge savings on Internet for a limited time to get you to sign up or increase speed, but it should be no surprise when that offer is over and the price increases dramatically.
Does anyone here know if the $100 plans got grandfathered or was there a forced switch to the $120 and now the $180 ?
I believe I paid $120, so yes it's a big jump in cost from $10 to $15 monthly for a phone I keep for emergencies. I'm guessing they don't have a senior's discount. I pay $15/mth for my home phone and think I'll just not renew.
I had been considering moving our one phone (we have two) from a prepaid plan to a pay as you go, but the price savings are not significant for the 180.00 plan (I have a very basic low end prepaid plan on a loyalty plan), so I have been looking into the companies that piggyback over the Rogers or other major players networks and will seriously consider them instead - I will have to look at the options - my phone really is nothing but emergency - maybe 2-3 calls per month on average, and very few texts.
I had been looking at the 100, then it went to 120 and still considered it, but at 180.00 need to very seriously think it through. For me, 5 dollars a month on a fixed income, my current goal is reduction in overall costs in my life - I carry a cell phone only because of my health.
If you have a balance when you top up after one year, is that balance added to your top up of $180, or does this plan get 'reset' each year and you start with only $180 each time? Thanks.
That $180 plan does not run a balance. It's $180/year. After a year you renew it for $180 (unless it's increased, it started out at $100).