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

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Brampton
retrothing wrote:
Jan 11th, 2017 10:00 am
7-Eleven Speakout is awful. The $25 top-up doesn't expire for 365 days, but their 911 charge is $1.25/month.

That means you'll only have $10 of airtime for the year. At $0.25/minute, that works out to 3 minutes a month.
That's why the $100 credit plus bonus $25 free is more popular so you basically don't pay any 911 charge.
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Jan 18, 2010
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Can you port in a number online or do you have to call
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retrothing wrote:
Jan 11th, 2017 10:04 am
If you sometimes need data, choose Koodo prepaid. That's why my family uses it.
yes I think Koodo's prepaid ($15/month + booster talk mins) is better for a lot of people, maybe even including me. The booster talk mins is any province to any province in Canada, whereas the Rogers is local call only.
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Mar 23, 2006
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Edmonton
What does this mean in footnote 1 ?

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*TTaxes extra. Additional cost applies to all other available pay-per-use services. If there are no sufficient funds on prepaid account to pay the plan fee for the following period at the end of any given period, 45¢/min rate for local calls, 30¢/message for Canadian text, 35¢/text for International text will apply on pay-per-use basis. Other services are available at regular pay-per-use rates.

1. Compatible device required. Sent/received premium texts (alerts, messages related to content and promotions), sent international texts/picture/video messages and sent/received text/picture/video/IM/email (as applicable) while roaming not included and charged at applicable rates.
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If I pay the $ 120 for the full year and assume I disable my VM , do I get charged if someone sends me a text or mms message from outside of Canada? What about a Canadian store that sends me a promo via text message?

If I'm inside my "local" zone, and I answer the call, do I get charged if I get a call from outside my zone ( during evenings/weekends)?

Not sure how to interpret the footnote 1.

The devil is in the details as they say.
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Sep 15, 2011
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HUNTSVILLE
I can't tell from reading - are picture texts within Ontario/Canada included in the $120?
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hoody123 wrote:
Jan 17th, 2017 8:02 pm
I can't tell from reading - are picture texts within Ontario/Canada included in the $120?
I can confirm picture texts works in Ontario not sure about Canada.
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Oct 18, 2007
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Toronto
hoody123 wrote:
Jan 17th, 2017 8:02 pm
I can't tell from reading - are picture texts within Ontario/Canada included in the $120?
I haven't been able to receive picture texts, as far as I know this requires data. Can someone chime in?
Also dont activate voicemail. when you first purchase the plan it is not activated so there is no need to disable it.
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Toronto
RFDQ1016 wrote:
Jan 14th, 2017 3:39 pm
Can you port in a number online or do you have to call
I tried this didn't work. tried over the phone with a rep didn't work. went into square one mall rogers and they set it up for me OK
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Sep 18, 2008
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To get or send picture/MMS to work you must turn on your mobile data even though the plan doesn't have any data for some reason it needs to be on.
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Sep 9, 2015
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Scarborough, ON
It only covers basic texts. To receive picture texts is free. To send them however will deduct a fee from your balance. Picture and multimedia texts are not included in the $120 plan.

I have spoken to a Rogers rep about it who has confirmed as well as my statement when I tried it out.
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Aug 29, 2007
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Toronto
Does it include voice mail and call forwarding?
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Nov 29, 2015
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North York, ON
I prefer it is unlimited data.
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wxw2015 wrote:
Jan 22nd, 2017 1:38 pm
I prefer it is unlimited data.
I would prefer if it was free too.
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Feb 14, 2011
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Toronto
How does Rogers define "local call"? Is it within the same area code?
I'm wondering if I can call GTA-wide as far as Burlington, Oshawa, etc.
Any info on this?

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