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

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Just wondering - I want to call forward my pay as you go number to another phone. How does the minute charges work ? As the plan has free weeknights and weekends - when I receive calls during this period while my number is forwarded, is it still free ?
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bigphil26 wrote:
May 31st, 2017 5:04 pm
No nothing gets deducted unless you listen to it during the day
This is not totally true. Ive called numerous Customer service agents and all have said the same:
1." you will be changed during the day if someone leaves you a message". if you pick up the phone or let it go to voicemail, during the day you will be deducted from your 50min or 0.50$/min.
2. you will be charged again to check it on your phone.
3. you will not be charged be charged if anyone calls or leaves voice during Nights/W-end.

Can someone confirm if #1 & 2 are true. if so, this would mean that I would be charged $0.50 per voicemail (if 1min or less)?????
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barginfreak wrote:
Jun 5th, 2017 7:25 pm
This is not totally true. Ive called numerous Customer service agents and all have said the same:
1." you will be changed during the day if someone leaves you a message". if you pick up the phone or let it go to voicemail, during the day you will be deducted from your 50min or 0.50$/min.
2. you will be charged again to check it on your phone.
3. you will not be charged be charged if anyone calls or leaves voice during Nights/W-end.

Can someone confirm if #1 & 2 are true. if so, this would mean that I would be charged $0.50 per voicemail (if 1min or less)?????
When I was talking to the Rogers CSR's, the ones that said picture messaging was included, they also said your minutes would be deducted or charged if someone left you a message on voice mail on weekday daytime hours. If you checked your messages, even using another phone, on weekday daytime hours, you were also deducted or charged. After I heard that, I made sure my voice mail was deactivated, so I have no way of testing this, nor do I want to.
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bridonca wrote:
Jun 6th, 2017 2:45 pm
When I was talking to the Rogers CSR's, the ones that said picture messaging was included, they also said your minutes would be deducted or charged if someone left you a message on voice mail on weekday daytime hours. If you checked your messages, even using another phone, on weekday daytime hours, you were also deducted or charged. After I heard that, I made sure my voice mail was deactivated, so I have no way of testing this, nor do I want to.
1.Can Anyone who has voicemail activated confirm if you are charged during the day? Would really need to have voicemail..

2. Also for all those living in a province where there is a 2nd 911 fee, can you confirm that you get charged for these? In QC there is 2 -911 fee but Rogers is saying the only 1 (the standard is covered) not the 2nd one, the provincial one will Not???
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barginfreak wrote:
Jun 6th, 2017 6:39 pm
1.Can Anyone who has voicemail activated confirm if you are charged during the day? Would really need to have voicemail..

2. Also for all those living in a province where there is a 2nd 911 fee, can you confirm that you get charged for these? In QC there is 2 -911 fee but Rogers is saying the only 1 (the standard is covered) not the 2nd one, the provincial one will Not???
I will let you know next month if I get billed for the NS 911 fee. The Rogers agents told me it was included in the $120 package. We shall see.
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bridonca wrote:
Jun 6th, 2017 6:46 pm
I will let you know next month if I get billed for the NS 911 fee. The Rogers agents told me it was included in the $120 package. We shall see.
Thanks ! . Still seeking an answer for question #1 from others with voicemail.
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Still looking to get confirmation that voicemail is charged at local rate during the day (not unlimited night/wk-end)?? Don't get why it would be, cause like pic messages, in all other plans it's extra but not in this 120$ plan???

Can someone let me know for sure??
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Aug 25, 2005
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I have the old $100 unlimited evenings and weekends plan and was charged for voice messages left in the daytime during weekdays.

Should work the same way for your newer $120 plan. Still a great deal as long as can work around the limitations.

Also note that I was charged for calling 1800 and other toll free numbers regardless of when I called. Learned the hard way.

Cheers.
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AlisonMM wrote:
Jun 16th, 2017 11:43 pm
Debating wether to get this or Telus...
What does Telus offer? This?

Talk & Text
Voice: 400 anytime local minutes
Messaging: 400 incoming/outgoing SMS and MMS
$100 for 365 days

Suppose it depends on what you use your phone for. I think the unlimited MMS and unlimited E/W calling pushed me to Rogers, not much of a daytime weekday yakker, and voicemail is more an annoyance than useful, since caller ID is all I need. Telus has better voicemail, and a $100 cost, but not much else.
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What other charges have you seen during your year? Voice charges during the day? Would your situation (1800 #) mean that even after 6pm you would be charged if they leave you a voicemail, cause it's not a local call? Any second 911 fee charge?
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What would it be after12 months? or you can just sign it up again?
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1. What happens when you have 0$ and voicemail on. Can someone Leave a message before 6pm? If not, can u see that they called (while the call go through?
2. Same situation but after 6pm or on w-kends, wil the person be able to leave a message?
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jackfollow wrote:
Jun 28th, 2017 7:32 pm
What would it be after12 months? or you can just sign it up again?
You can just do it again next year as long as they still have the plan available
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For the second time the plan did not renew and started getting charges for texts. Called in and got them credited and set up to auto renew *again*.

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