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A simple explanation is needed.

Rogers, comparing apples to apples and by that I mean Pay As You Go type plans, how is it a company like Telstra in Australia can offer me a plan where calls are 15 cents a minute to anywhere in Australia, and even overseas to Canada and the US. Plus that plan has free incoming calls and texts. WOW!

 

Yet it costs 45 cents a minute for the same type of service here.

 

How is that? Please get back to me with a logical explanation!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

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Re: A simple explanation is needed.

Hi @Short-Wave

 

Thank you for posting on the Community Forums!

 

Unfortunately we cannot comment on another carrier's pricing, especially in another country.

 

We appreciate your feedback.

 

RogersPrasana

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Re: A simple explanation is needed.

I am not asking you to comment on another carrier's pricing.

 

I am asking you to justify Roger's pricing.

 

Now if another carrier can afford to provide far lower pricing in a country that is far more vast than ours and with a lower population base (an argument Canadian providers use for higher rates), why can't we?

 

Or is it plain old GREED?

 

Rogers already lost my cable TV business (what a rip off that was). What next?

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Re: A simple explanation is needed.

Do they really need to explain anything ?  SWITCH TO A CHEAPER COMPANY then .  If you can't find one in the same country ... maybe there are regulations and taxes , etc that are different than our neighbors across the pond and it is the gov't you should be pointing the finger at  not the companies themselves . 

 


. Smiley LOL
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Re: A simple explanation is needed.


@barndoor wrote:

SWITCH TO A CHEAPER COMPANY then.

 


. Smiley LOL

I will switch to Speakout which is all I need for my purposes. I will use up my present Rogers Pay-Go balance.

 

 

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Re: A simple explanation is needed.


@Short-Wave wrote:

@barndoor wrote:

SWITCH TO A CHEAPER COMPANY then.

 


. Smiley LOL

I will switch to Speakout which is all I need for my purposes. I will use up my present Rogers Pay-Go balance.

 

 


Speakout certainly has cheaper rates as well as all their plans are good for a year.  It seems that Rogers does not care to compete in the prepaid market because it's just a small part of their wireless business.

 

I have Rogers PayGo because years ago I received a Rogers cell phone as a gift and the amount I use it would not pay to unlock it and switch or buy a new phone. It's a free market, do what suits you best.


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Re: A simple explanation is needed.


@Short-Wave wrote:

@barndoor wrote:

SWITCH TO A CHEAPER COMPANY then.

 


. Smiley LOL

I will switch to Speakout which is all I need for my purposes. I will use up my present Rogers Pay-Go balance.

 

 


And I switched  to Petro Canada  because they had a plan to suit my needs at a better pricepoint  than Rogers  would  match .    Absolutely no regrets so far.

 

@Short-Wave ...maybe you should switch to the Aussie company .... may be a long distance add on to their plan would make that cheaper  to use here  than any of the Canadian choices .  Smiley LOL

 

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Re: A simple explanation is needed.


@OLDYELLR wrote:


 

Speakout certainly has cheaper rates as well as all their plans are good for a year.  It seems that Rogers does not care to compete in the prepaid market because it's just a small part of their wireless business.

The funny thing is, Speakout gets their service from Rogers.

 

Just as my ISP gets their from Bell. I get better faster service for less money from my ISP.  Go figure.

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Re: A simple explanation is needed.

If I recall correctly, Petro Canada is Rogers too.  

Bruce

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Re: A simple explanation is needed.

Hello @BS

You are correct!. They operate on the Rogers networks.


"Petro-Canada Mobility is a Canadian mobile virtual network operator created in late 2006 by gasoline firm Petro-Canada as a competitor to other store based MVNOs like PC Mobile. Petro-Canada Mobility operates on the GSM network of Rogers Wireless."