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[Rogers] Pay as you Go $120 / year - unlimited text + weekend / evening calling

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tdotojnf wrote:
Nov 28th, 2016 12:27 pm
Looking to switch over to this plan and was wondering how you got a $10.00 credit for free? Did you activate online or did you go to a store to activate for the free $10.00 credit?

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Seems they really want me off this yearly plan. I just got another targeted email to switch to a monthly plan.
Last one was 400 daytime for $30/mth. now they are offering 100 daytime/unlim eve/wknd/txt for $20/mth.
So its worth switching if using any more than 20 daytime minutes a month, I might go for it.
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prod wrote:
Dec 14th, 2016 5:35 pm
Seems they really want me off this yearly plan. I just got another targeted email to switch to a monthly plan.
Last one was 400 daytime for $30/mth. now they are offering 100 daytime/unlim eve/wknd/txt for $20/mth.
So its worth switching if using any more than 20 daytime minutes a month, I might go for it.
I got the same two text messages and disregarded them. I came off a corp plan for $20/month 350 minutes/month, unlimited evening/weekend/text but no data.
Decided to take the plan for pay as you go instead because basically it's only $10/month for a basic pay as you go plan/emergency/back up use.
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chanrhc wrote:
Nov 24th, 2016 10:24 am
Does anyone know how to check the number of minutes you have left for the year (assuming it starts from 50)?
tsgee wrote:
Nov 28th, 2016 2:10 pm
Call 1-800-575-9090, wait for prompt.
Press 2 for account information, wait for prompt.
Enter your 10 digit phone number, wait for prompt.
Enter your passcode, wait for prompt.
Press 2 for additional plan balances, it will tell you how many free minutes you have left.

It's a pain and should really be online,
Dialing *611 from your pay-as-you-go phone, then option 2, and option 2 again will save you a few steps.
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Anyone know when this offer of $120 unlimited wk/evening call+text expires? I'm currently on the old $100 plan and aim to switch to the $120 plan the first week of Feb, 2017. Nothing is written on the $120 plan promotional webpage.
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On a corporate plan for $25 a month (after taxes) with 600 mins and unlimited evenings/weekends + unlimited texts.

Debating if I should switch to this as I also picked-up the Fido tablet deal. I would effectively be paying $27 a month for everything instead of $42 a month.

Very concerned about the 50 mins per year as I don't think it will be enough.
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Elfwood wrote:
Jan 3rd, 2017 11:40 am
Anyone know when this offer of $120 unlimited wk/evening call+text expires? I'm currently on the old $100 plan and aim to switch to the $120 plan the first week of Feb, 2017. Nothing is written on the $120 plan promotional webpage.
There's no update as to how long they'll have this plan, I can't find it on their webpage either, but I've been on it for a while now (ever since it upgraded to $120 from the previous prices).
thechampion116 wrote:
Jan 3rd, 2017 11:51 am
On a corporate plan for $25 a month (after taxes) with 600 mins and unlimited evenings/weekends + unlimited texts.

Debating if I should switch to this as I also picked-up the Fido tablet deal. I would effectively be paying $27 a month for everything instead of $42 a month.

Very concerned about the 50 mins per year as I don't think it will be enough.
This is exactly what I am using, $120 year for unlimited evenings/weekends and texting. $15/month for Fido 3g data plan to go with my Fongo number.
I tell people one is for my daytime calling/text, and the other my night/weekend calling/text. They don't really care as long as they can reach me...

I'm paying exactly the same amount as you, but I purchased the PM deal also for $40/4gb for my business.
It's just awesome with that as well... I use the same setup with a second Fongo #. BTW, 50 minutes is NOT enough.
I have added some top up $ to it just in case I needed to call more with the $120/year plan during the daytime.
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Saltywetguy wrote:
Dec 14th, 2016 6:29 pm
I got the same two text messages and disregarded them. I came off a corp plan for $20/month 350 minutes/month, unlimited evening/weekend/text but no data.
Decided to take the plan for pay as you go instead because basically it's only $10/month for a basic pay as you go plan/emergency/back up use.
You can use KnowRoaming for basic pay-as-you-go/emergency/backup use.

SIM is $7 (US) with referral code and they give you $10 in credit for tweeting/facebooking your signup. Credit lasts 15mos before it expires. Outgoing (callback service)/Incoming are $0.15US/min and you get a US & UK number included (you can add a CDN # for $3US mo. if you need it). You can basically go 15 months with 60 mins of use for only $7US.

This is the best deal for a backup/emergency phone.

If you need a Canadian # then SpeakOut is probably the best deal at $25yr + SIM which will give you 100mins of talk and free incoming texts.
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Saltywetguy wrote:
Jan 3rd, 2017 4:35 pm
This is exactly what I am using, $120 year for unlimited evenings/weekends and texting. $15/month for Fido 3g data plan to go with my Fongo number.
I tell people one is for my daytime calling/text, and the other my night/weekend calling/text. They don't really care as long as they can reach me...

I'm paying exactly the same amount as you, but I purchased the PM deal also for $40/4gb for my business.
It's just awesome with that as well... I use the same setup with a second Fongo #. BTW, 50 minutes is NOT enough.
I have added some top up $ to it just in case I needed to call more with the $120/year plan during the daytime.
Thanks for the heads-up. Still reviewing my options with other carriers like Petro Canada, etc. Probably going to make the jump though. I want to save some $.
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thechampion116 wrote:
Jan 9th, 2017 3:28 pm
Thanks for the heads-up. Still reviewing my options with other carriers like Petro Canada, etc. Probably going to make the jump though. I want to save some $.
take koodo prepaid plan unlimited text and picture messaging 15$/m - 10% auto pay and then + booster addon 25$ for 500 min/y , i think you save $
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Jan 9th, 2017 4:41 pm
take koodo prepaid plan unlimited text and picture messaging 15$/m - 10% auto pay and then + booster addon 25$ for 500 min/y , i think you save $
Once, several years ago, Koodo ran the double booster deal. Effectively 15¢/MB, 1¢/min. I topped up enough that I am still using both the data and talk. Waiting for the next one. It worked out for me. I like to know I am paying for my usage, rather than trying to use more than necessary. I put my son on this Rogers plan, after receiving credit from a Rogers dispute (they increased the plan from 25¢/min to 50¢/min without informing me) in order to run the balance down. Afterwhich I will most likely switch him to Koodo. IMO, both prepaid speakeasy and petrolcanada are slightly better. the 50¢/min can easily destroy any budget.

That said, we are very low usage users. I do use plenty of data when I am away from wifi, just not excessive like downloading videos.
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Error2 wrote:
Jan 9th, 2017 5:40 pm
Once, several years ago, Koodo ran the double booster deal. Effectively 15¢/MB, 1¢/min. I topped up enough that I am still using both the data and talk. Waiting for the next one. It worked out for me. I like to know I am paying for my usage, rather than trying to use more than necessary. I put my son on this Rogers plan, after receiving credit from a Rogers dispute (they increased the plan from 25¢/min to 50¢/min without informing me) in order to run the balance down. Afterwhich I will most likely switch him to Koodo. IMO, both prepaid speakeasy and petrolcanada are slightly better. the 50¢/min can easily destroy any budget.

That said, we are very low usage users. I do use plenty of data when I am away from wifi, just not excessive like downloading videos.
and how you have controlled your data usage , by marshmallow 6.0 data usage restriction for each apps or firewall in case to prevent accidental over usage , and beside petrocanada we have 7-eleven too
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Have a couple of questions about this plan. Hopefully those who have this plan can answer:

1) Does the $120 price include 911 fees (Alberta)?
2) If I top up the account with $120 and activate this plan, my balance would be $0 (no balance remaining for additional minutes after 50 free minutes). But if I do a one time top up of $20 to use for additional minutes, will they expire in 30 days or 365 days? Usually $20 top up expires in 30 days, but is it different in this case?
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hagopb wrote:
Jan 9th, 2017 6:09 pm
and how you have controlled your data usage , by marshmallow 6.0 data usage restriction for each apps or firewall in case to prevent accidental over usage , and beside petrocanada we have 7-eleven too
Firewall (AFwall) and minimal background activity (greenify + xposed + tasker). Basically blocking everything everything except the apps I trust, in foreground. Been using the same setup for 3 years, dunno what marshmallow (and plus) have regarding access control. My battery easily runs for 2 days on a Nexus 5, still on kitkat, I routinely check email and read reddit when I commute.
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RFDQ1016 wrote:
Jan 10th, 2017 12:36 pm
1) Does the $120 price include 911 fees (Alberta)?
2) If I top up the account with $120 and activate this plan, my balance would be $0 (no balance remaining for additional minutes after 50 free minutes). But if I do a one time top up of $20 to use for additional minutes, will they expire in 30 days or 365 days? Usually $20 top up expires in 30 days, but is it different in this case?
I believe that the one time "payment" for the plan automatically extend the expiry to 1 year, plus days left before you get on this plan. Account page reflects this new expiry date.

The 911 fee will still be withdrawn from your balance every month, from your balance leftover. I am not sure what will happen if your balance is dry.

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