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Bell mobility double renewal of contract

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Bell mobility double renewal of contract

We renewed our contracts for 3 years on July 21st 2010.

However, we all purchased our phones (hardware upgrade) a little later, September 1st 2010.

They just sent us an email saying our contracts were renewed on September 1st, therefore extending our ball and chains for 2 other months.


Can bell do that??? Didn't we already renew our contract?
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Did you pay full price for the phones or did you receive a subsidized rate?
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Welcome to the world of the never ending contract!

Rogers does it the same way (assuming subsidized handset)..

Infact, I'm on a contract with a $15 value pack with rogers, just to CHANGE the value pack on the plan now, with a year left on a three year contract will renew me into a new 3 year contract! (not cancel the pack, but just to even change it)
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redgrandam wrote:
Sep 11th, 2010 1:15 pm
Welcome to the world of the never ending contract!

Rogers does it the same way (assuming subsidized handset)..

Infact, I'm on a contract with a $15 value pack with rogers, just to CHANGE the value pack on the plan now, with a year left on a three year contract will renew me into a new 3 year contract! (not cancel the pack, but just to even change it)


Red' - it sure seems that way, man.

I've been lucky so far with Bell (May 2004 - present). They haven't messed me around just yet ... careful to always upgrade my handset (subsidized) and use my credit very soon after my contract expires.
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duttypersian wrote:
Sep 10th, 2010 6:31 pm
We renewed our contracts for 3 years on July 21st 2010.

However, we all purchased our phones (hardware upgrade) a little later, September 1st 2010.

They just sent us an email saying our contracts were renewed on September 1st, therefore extending our ball and chains for 2 other months.


Can bell do that??? Didn't we already renew our contract?

Yes, the hardware upgrade constitutes a 3yr contract renewal, you should have done the hardware upgrade at the same time as your July contract renewal.
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