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Re: $100 option | insufficent funds?

I bought a 100$ pay as you go voucher just this february for the unlimited canadian texting. I had the same thing lasted year and I know I get calls with this plan as well. Last year, I can call, get calls for a good 10 months before i used up all my minutes, but this time aorund, it only lasted me 2 months.  i looked at my call history and I only used around 8 minutes. Did the call rate change because now when i got on to myrogers, it says "no CMS for plan"? Or did the 100$ pay as you go change? I couldn't find this plan anymore on the rogers website so did they just cancel it out?

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Re: $100 option | insufficent funds?

@affff ..you'll likely have to call the paygo people whose number is mentioned in the previous posts ...I would expect no one here will  be able to answer your question accurately.  

I know the plans have changed  like you mentioned  but just how that will affect you and your situation, I think only a call will sort it out for you . 

Good luck  ...Smiley Wink

 

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Re: $100 option | insufficent funds?

Most likely that plan was $100 a year go and is now $120.

https://www.rogers.com/web/content/wireless-products/paygo_promotions_monthlydiscount


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Re: $100 option | insufficent funds?

The question that arises  for me with this situation  is .... If @affff  did indeed purchase  the  $100  text-a-lot  plan when it was available  and more recently bought a $100 voucher to add to his/her account to extend  his plan  .... does this mean that the old plan should be honoured as a grandfathered plan or do the Paygo plans follow a different protocol and  upon renewal you have to take whatever plan is on the market that fits your needs best ? 

 

 

 

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Re: $100 option | insufficent funds?

Have a look at the prepaid plans Rogers now offers here:

http://www.rogers.com/web/content/wireless-products/plans?cm_sp=wireless-_-pay_as_you_go-_-plans_ban...

 

Prices go up every year.  To make it difficult to compare apples to apples, the plans also change slightly. There is no grandfather clause that lets you get the same deal you got a year ago. I can't buy a Camaro for $3200 like I did 50 years ago.


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@OLDYELLR ... why are they hiding the plan you use ? Well it's not really a plan is it ? But you can still buy a prepaid voucher that has a one year expiry. Why aren't they advertised  on any of the pages you have suggested? Basically isn't  it  a one year talk and text  plan for a $100? 

 The only way I could find it was to use google  to go shopping for vouchers and you find the info on about the third page in .  Rogers obviously is not interested  in having  any one new use them ...just seems to tolerate those of us that know they are there . 

 

That's the one account I have left with Rogers  ... a paygo with a $100 voucher and a $5 texting add on. 

 

 

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@barndoor wrote:

@OLDYELLR ... why are they hiding the plan you use ? Well it's not really a plan is it ? But you can still buy a prepaid voucher that has a one year expiry. Why aren't they advertised  on any of the pages you have suggested? Basically isn't  it  a one year talk and text  plan for a $100? 

 The only way I could find it was to use google  to go shopping for vouchers and you find the info on about the third page in .  Rogers obviously is not interested  in having  any one new use them ...just seems to tolerate those of us that know they are there . 

 

That's the one account I have left with Rogers  ... a paygo with a $100 voucher and a $5 texting add on. 

 

 


Bingo! The basic $100 PayGo plan is not promoted and very difficult to find on the Rogers site. Like you say, Google is your best bet to find it.

 

I used to buy the $25 vouchers until I heard about the $100 one good for a whole year by word of mouth.  I'd buy the vouchers at the Rogers store and have them update the plan because I didn't like typing in the 30-digit number. I would also use $100 from my balance once it was over $200. Then they told me they didn't do this at the stores anymore and I should do it by phone.  The thing is that nowhere does it even say I can use part of my balance to renew the plan and I didn't know that until I once received a letter from Rogers.


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@OLDYELLR wrote:

There is no grandfather clause that lets you get the same deal you got a year ago. I can't buy a Camaro for $3200 like I did 50 years ago.


No .... but if you had maintained the one you bought fifty years ago  because it fit your needs  it would likely still be  worth  $3200  and would likely do the job if your needs remained the same . 

 

For many of us our needs have not really changed so why should we have to pay more to subsidize those that want to talk on the phone for hours at a time , or glue their nose to their device because they have to stay up to date with the latest ejection on Big Brother or Survivor.

Is the service provider not improving its efficiencies enough to keep up with the basic customers needs with out increasing pricing too much ?

 

I realize they don't have the advantage of the auto industry where they can just make lower quality parts so the vehicles fail faster and need to be replaced sooner. But surely there are other efficinies to be had ...like increasing the customer base with better customer service and the like.

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Re: $100 option | insufficent funds?

@barndoor  I would agree, the car analogy doesn't work well - I can actually buy a car cheaper now than I did 10 years ago, but hard to find one that meets my basic needs, but price wise, I can find a car that meets my needs with all the new technology, not the full bells and whistles.

 

The car industry realized a long time ago that they had to start passing efficiencies that reduce price to the consumer, but they also have lots of competition.

 

Rogers does not have lots of customers, they are not creating models that meet our basic needs, and when they do, they price them in a way that becomes outside what some of us are willing to pay, so I now say, at this time, I am looking at options.

 

And yes, the analogy as you describe it is also relevant - cars we can maintain and keep going for a long time, we can buy technological advances and add them to our cars - you can't do that with cable equipment - they are kind of designed for obselence and for those who want the newest and perceived best out there, and I sure am not one of those, and like you, I don't want to subsidize those by paying for services that I don't use.

 

We are in an interesting transition period of how far can we push the CRTC, and the CRTC push the industry, and we push the industry with our feet to build a model of more choice.

 

It took a few years for the auto industry to get it, I see it coming slowly, but it will require that we all be a bit noisy until we begin to see change.

 

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Re: $100 option | insufficent funds?


@barndoor wrote:

@OLDYELLR wrote:

There is no grandfather clause that lets you get the same deal you got a year ago. I can't buy a Camaro for $3200 like I did 50 years ago.


No .... but if you had maintained the one you bought fifty years ago  because it fit your needs  it would likely still be  worth  $3200  and would likely do the job if your needs remained the same . 

 

For many of us our needs have not really changed so why should we have to pay more to subsidize those that want to talk on the phone for hours at a time


Actually, my '68 Camaro would now be worth 10 times what I paid for it if I'd maintained it.  Smiley Happy

 

But I agree, We should not have to pay more than the rate of inflation for a service. In my case the basic $100/year PayGo plan from Rogers suffices because I'm not a cell phone addict. I could probably get better value from 7-11 Speakout, but the hassle and cost of switching isn't worth it to me.


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