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Re: PayGo top up account confusion

If you add $100 top up the expiry extends for a year ....   or until use use that  many dollars worth of services .  If you don't need the phone after may 18, then a twenty  dollar  card added will still have the may 18 expiry. If you need to add another $20 ,  same applies.   

There are some addons  that may get you better bang for our buck ...like $5 a month for extra texts  and so on .

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Re: PayGo top up account confusion

Question to the experts, since I have recently switched to Rogers from their competitor, I am on the pre paid plan "Talk, Text" $10. monthly fee, and would like to simply add $100. which states it is good for 365 days, and since the plan does not specify in details how it works, my question is if i add the $100., will Rogers simply deduct every month the monthly fee of $10. from my current balance of the $100.  Second question if anyone is familiar with roaming charges in Europe which usually is approximately $2.50 per minute for incoming or outgoing calls, will they just take this from whatever is in my balance of the original $100. as it appears this would be the better alternative to pay it by this means if there was a need to use it rather than purchase the pre packaged Travel Passes which are expensive. Any thoughts on the two would be great due to the fact I dont particularly want to wait on the phone for 30 minutes plus for a Rogers Rep.  to answer these 2 questions. Cheers Thanks

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Re: PayGo top up account confusion

@michael9   ..... Smiley LOL

 

I would suggest there are no experts here when it comes to  Paygo . Smiley Wink

 

Your safest bet would be to take the half hour and make the call ... record the name of the CSR you talk to and what they tell you.

I would fully expect that the answer to both your questions is yes.  but I don't do any roaming so I'd still suggest making the call. 

edited to ad ... I just called in to ask about another issue and it took a total of 5 minutes.    Call the 1 800 5759090 and 4 for the first menu ,4 for the second and 1 for the third  should expedite your  travel to a live person .

 

 

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Re: PayGo top up account confusion


barndoor wrote:

@michael9   ..... Smiley LOL

 

I would suggest there are no experts here when it comes to  Paygo . Smiley Wink


 

 


I would have to agree. The "plan" I have is the original one, pay-by-minute, from when that's all there was, no bells and whistles like all the multiple PayGo plans available now. A year ago I saw an offer of a new $100/year plan with free texting or something and went for that at renewal time, but immediately changed my mind when I saw it had zero balance and switched back to my original plan. The beauty of the original plan is that if you don't use your phone much you can renew from your balance if it's over $100 and stretch it out year after year until you have to add another $100 + tax.   I can still top up any amount from $20 to $100, but only the $100 gives me a year, all the others only give me 30 days.

 

While this $100 plan now seems to be well hidden, what would happen if a new customer came to Rogers and bought a $100 voucher? What would they actually get? Can someone from @CommunityHelps explain?


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Re: PayGo top up account confusion

If you top up with $100 it will last a year. Anything less is just 30 days. If you're going to use $20 worth in 30 days, go ahead but it's annoying to have to do it each month. I seldom use even $5 in a month, so I top up $100 each year and when the balance is well over $100 I top up from the balance to get another year "for free".  You have to phone in to do that because there is no mechanism on line to do it.

 

If you miss topping up before the period expires your balance will go to zero and you'll have no service.  However, you should get your balance back when you top up so long as you don't leave it too long. I think there's a grace period of 2 weeks, but I can't remember for sure.


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Re: PayGo top up account confusion

Actually you can top up online in your account for the 365 days, which is why I asked about the benefits.

Secondly you may still have the option of pay anytime if your account is still on this old plan, but it does not exist anymore as they have replaced it with the minimum plan which I am on that is Talk Text for a monthly fee of $10. per month so the roll over you mentioned does not exist anymore for new customers

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Re: PayGo top up account confusion


OLDYELLR wrote:

If you top up with $100 it will last a year.                                                                                                                                  

For a new customer, it will  NOT  "LAST"  a year ....it will  "EXPIRE"  in a year...big difference. The new minimum plan cost  is $10 per month ....so unless there is some new math going on somewhere  ten months is the most a $100 top up  will last .

@OLDYELLR  ... you have a  grandfathered plan  which is a very good deal and that is great for you  but it  is  no longer available . Is it really appropriate to be continually referring to it  as though new customers could get it ?

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Re: PayGo top up account confusion

You are correct that the funds will run out by the tenth month but the account stays active up to 365 days in this regards, if you did not want to add funds for the last 60 days for whatever reason, vacation etc being out of the county , no need for it etc

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Re: PayGo top up account confusion.

This top process is very confusing to me.

Today Rogers allowed me to top up from my existing Pay As You Go balance for next year. However they have taken off $100 for the top up. Does this mean that the $100 will be credited to my account when the renewal date comes along? Or does this  mean they will deduct amounts from the new balance every time I make a call after the renewal date?

Put another way: If my balance is $250 and I purchase another $100 worth for the next year (ignoring for the moment the $150 limit in December 2018), my new balance becomes $350 and calls etc. are deducted from this amount.

With the top up plan I would assume that my balance remains at $250 i.e. I have just "paid" Rogers for the  next year. If not then is Rogers double dipping as they are "charging" me $100 (for the top up) for the renewal and also, it appears, for any new calls?   So, my  question again is - what is the $100 top up used for?

Can anyone please help clarify this confusing point

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Re: PayGo top up account confusion.


Littleboyblue wrote:

 

Today Rogers allowed me to top up from my existing Pay As You Go balance for next year. However they have taken off $100 for the top up. Does this mean that the $100 will be credited to my account when the renewal date comes along? Or does this  mean they will deduct amounts from the new balance every time I make a call after the renewal date?

 


If you had them take $100 of your balance to extend the plan for another year your balance of $250 will drop to a new balance of  $150 and  that new balance  is what you will draw from to pay for airtime or add ons . 

The $100  withdrawal  from your balance basically just pays to access the plan for another year .  Some see it as a rip off but  most see it as an overall reduction in the cost of using their phone  .... it all depends on how much airtime you actually use as to the benefit  . 


 

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