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[Rogers] Roger's Cable Retentions & New Customers Deal Thread! (2017) *READ THREAD SUMMARY*

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thetipster wrote:
Jul 22nd, 2018 10:07 am
Is it recommended to call win-back without contact from them first?
Has anyone had success doing this?
Yes you can call them back and I believe the account # is the reference #. Just tell them you got an email or a missed call and call them back. Most importantly, don't mention RFD...
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Tichi wrote:
Jul 22nd, 2018 5:07 pm
Ok, thanks! I guess I'll then have to unload another $20/month, as the most watched channels here happen to be on Premier, but absent on Popular :) :(

Why on Earth the Gov. cannot force those TV-godzillas to offer channel 'a la carte? WTH?
Rogers does offer a la carte pricing. Problem is, it also adds up really quickly.

At the time I accepted the 500u (24.99) and popular (49.99) offer, i'd had every intention of switching to TPIA 75u at $35, and undiscounted starter+extra outlets + news bundle (24.99, 7.99, 10) = 42.98. The news bundle was better pricing then adding CNN and FoxNews individually.

I was fine with the starter channels, what I -needed- to add to it was CNN and FoxNews. The select level I could take CNN as the bonus channel, and pay for FoxNews individually ($4). Problem is I was getting within a dollar or two of the price they were willing to offer Popular to me for which already included CNN plus FoxNews as the bonus channel, so for all the additional channels at a minor price difference I was better off taking that.

Quite likely you'll find the individual channels that you want on premier might run $6-10 each. If you want more then just one of them, the premier pricing is likely better then trying to build al-la-carte (unless you wanted something like starter channels only, no sports, and space)
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cleacy1972 wrote:
Jul 22nd, 2018 5:27 pm
Rogers does offer a la carte pricing. Problem is, it also adds up really quickly.

At the time I accepted the 500u (24.99) and popular (49.99) offer, i'd had every intention of switching to TPIA 75u at $35, and undiscounted starter+extra outlets + news bundle (24.99, 7.99, 10) = 42.98. The news bundle was better pricing then adding CNN and FoxNews individually.

I was fine with the starter channels, what I -needed- to add to it was CNN and FoxNews. The select level I could take CNN as the bonus channel, and pay for FoxNews individually ($4). Problem is I was getting within a dollar or two of the price they were willing to offer Popular to me for which already included CNN plus FoxNews as the bonus channel, so for all the additional channels at a minor price difference I was better off taking that.

Quite likely you'll find the individual channels that you want on premier might run $6-10 each. If you want more then just one of them, the premier pricing is likely better then trying to build al-la-carte (unless you wanted something like starter channels only, no sports, and space)
Thanks for the detailed info!

So, the main cheat occurs with the "starter" package ($25).

If the government were willing to be fair, it would be pretty easy for them to eliminate "the Starter", and then to introduce a uniform non-discriminatory fee per channel ( $2 or $3 or so? ).

But they do not do it. Why?
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Tichi wrote:
Jul 22nd, 2018 5:56 pm
So, the main cheat occurs with the "starter" package ($25).

If the government were willing to be fair, it would be pretty easy for them to eliminate "the Starter", and then to introduce a uniform non-discriminatory fee per channel ( $2 or $3 or so? ).

But they do not do it. Why?
Starter was just CRTC mandated to be available a year or so ago. Many people are very happy with it and the existing per-channel pricing. I had every intention of switching to it myself until Rogers gave me promotional pricing I couldn't refuse. That's not a problem with starter pricing, that more a problem with excessively cheap promotional pricing.
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cleacy1972 wrote:
Jul 22nd, 2018 8:17 pm
Starter was just CRTC mandated to be available a year or so ago. Many people are very happy with it and the existing per-channel pricing. I had every intention of switching to it myself until Rogers gave me promotional pricing I couldn't refuse. That's not a problem with starter pricing, that more a problem with excessively cheap promotional pricing.
Hmmmm.. Premier package in a deal, like you mentioned, costs about $50/month, all in.

With Starter, one has $25 + equipment rental, another $25 (?) + channels minimum $4 (more like $7 or $10 per channel) + taxes
it adds up quickly, and exceeds by far the Premier in a deal.

So, that Starter stuff does look like a complete sham?
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Jan 21, 2013
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Hey everyone,
I haven't been on this thread in like 2 years.

My promo ends in September. I simply asked them what they could offer me and they said:

Popular cable TV
Ignite 75u
500GB data/month.
for $122.01 tax included.

for the record, I was currently on 60u and 200 GB/month. My previous TV was called something like.. digital plus.. which clearly they don't name it that anymore...

Is this a good deal?
13:6W-365. 14:11W-2134. 15:10W-1749. 16:4W-8120. 17:11W-2797.49. 18:7W-200
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Tichi wrote:
Jul 23rd, 2018 9:21 am
Hmmmm.. Premier package in a deal, like you mentioned, costs about $50/month, all in.

With Starter, one has $25 + equipment rental, another $25 (?) + channels minimum $4 (more like $7 or $10 per channel) + taxes
it adds up quickly, and exceeds by far the Premier in a deal.

So, that Starter stuff does look like a complete sham?
Apples and Oranges. Premier isn't $50/month, it's $100/month.

You're comparing a discounted price on premier against an un-discounted price on starter. Premier is likely discounted to 'hook' you on the channels with the expectation that eventually you'll pay full price since you 'need' to have those extra channels.

By definition, a discounted price is always better then an un-discounted price. For every person getting a discount however, there's probably 10 paying full advertised price.
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is there any good deals going on now?
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knacks wrote:
Jul 23rd, 2018 10:22 am
Hey everyone,
I haven't been on this thread in like 2 years.

My promo ends in September. I simply asked them what they could offer me and they said:

Popular cable TV
Ignite 75u
500GB data/month.
for $122.01 tax included.

for the record, I was currently on 60u and 200 GB/month. My previous TV was called something like.. digital plus.. which clearly they don't name it that anymore...

Is this a good deal?
I did live chat the other day and they offered gigabit plus premier tv for 110 taxes in. And today I called to cancel, and strangely enough retentions said they couldn't even offer anything as good as that.
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Anyone get TMN/HBO package added to their recent offers even if it's for a few months only?
Cable/Internet: $110+tax - Premier, Gigabit, PVR, HD Box
Home Phone: $0 since 2016 - Obi200/FPL with Google Voice (free call Can/US)
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Jan 21, 2013
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Toronto
I was able to get the 500u deal for $24.99. but can't get any promo's for tv packages =.=
How to get a better deal with premier or popular?
13:6W-365. 14:11W-2134. 15:10W-1749. 16:4W-8120. 17:11W-2797.49. 18:7W-200
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Jan 22, 2006
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knacks wrote:
Jul 23rd, 2018 10:22 am
Hey everyone,
I haven't been on this thread in like 2 years.

My promo ends in September. I simply asked them what they could offer me and they said:

Popular cable TV
Ignite 75u
500GB data/month.
for $122.01 tax included.

for the record, I was currently on 60u and 200 GB/month. My previous TV was called something like.. digital plus.. which clearly they don't name it that anymore...

Is this a good deal?
You can most definitely do better. Try to get them to give you 500u or gigabit with that deal. Ignite 75 with a cap is BS
#WeTheNorth
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cleacy1972 wrote:
Jul 23rd, 2018 10:22 am
Apples and Oranges. Premier isn't $50/month, it's $100/month.

You're comparing a discounted price on premier against an un-discounted price on starter. Premier is likely discounted to 'hook' you on the channels with the expectation that eventually you'll pay full price since you 'need' to have those extra channels.

By definition, a discounted price is always better then an un-discounted price. For every person getting a discount however, there's probably 10 paying full advertised price.
More like oranges vs small sour lemons :) The latter (Starter ) is not sweet at all, never has any promos etc.

I've never paid the full price for VIP or Premier, and now I can justify only up to $50 or so per month for a Cable TV (another $50 is for Internet).

Clearly I'd never get $50 or less for Starter (already with only a couple of channels added, it is more expensive), so why would I even entertain that? ....
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Jan 21, 2013
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Toronto
zaidyboy wrote:
Jul 23rd, 2018 12:32 pm
You can most definitely do better. Try to get them to give you 500u or gigabit with that deal. Ignite 75 with a cap is BS
I got them to give the 500u. Initially they told me 2 years, but now they're saying they made a mistake and it's only 1 year.

So.
500u, unlimited bandwidth
premier tv
1 year free of netbox HD PVR.
for 118 tax in.

looks good but I don't like it that it's only 1 year though... aren't most deals 2 years?
13:6W-365. 14:11W-2134. 15:10W-1749. 16:4W-8120. 17:11W-2797.49. 18:7W-200
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Jan 22, 2006
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knacks wrote:
Jul 23rd, 2018 1:53 pm
I got them to give the 500u. Initially they told me 2 years, but now they're saying they made a mistake and it's only 1 year.

So.
500u, unlimited bandwidth
premier tv
1 year free of netbox HD PVR.
for 118 tax in.

looks good but I don't like it that it's only 1 year though... aren't most deals 2 years?
it depends really, either one or two. That's a great deal, good job! Gigabit on the Rogers network is overrated anyway, not much difference between the 500U and gigabit.
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