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Rogers told me I have to change to share everything plan

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Feb 18, 2011
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Rogers told me I have to change to share everything plan

I called Rogers to upgrade to Samsung galaxy 6 Edge for 199.99, and they said my current plan (under contract for another year) is not an option anymore. So I changed to a share everything contract for 2 years (2 cell phones). Cost is $85 first line + $60 for second line.

With discounts for two lines that share 2.5 GB is $127 + taxes. Come with voicemail, unlimited CAD calling, text roaming stuff, spotify for 2 years.

Is this a good deal?
I already changed today but have buyers remorse since bill will be $25/ month higher. (I previously had 1GB for each phone).
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Jul 29, 2005
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Depending on your province, that could either be a bad deal, or really bad deal
Deal Addict
Oct 13, 2009
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poor choice, best is to keep the plan and buy the new phones outright... but too late rogers will not change plans back anymore
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Laputa
In my opinion, any plan that requires you to renew your contract is a bad deal~ the contract self can get more money from you.
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Dec 6, 2013
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Need to know your province to tell you how bad it actually is, but you basically signed up for a typical disgusting Roger's contract plan. Also, you lost on an old plan which I can only assume had better value.
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Aug 15, 2013
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That's pretty standard crappy rate you would get in somewhere like Ontario. I personally was tired of being pushed around by robellus or sub par service on wind. And took the "immoral route" of getting a plan.
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Jun 1, 2006
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Rogers took advantage of you, and made you change to a crappy plan... typical from Rogers "Customer Service Specialists"... sorry for you dude, but that was a * move from the Rogers CSR to make you pay more
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Jun 26, 2011
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I've been told the same by Rogers. This is not a good deal. Many previous Rogers plan have more data and less minutes, now they are trying to push more minutes less data (since data consumption is huge now). if you look on the Rogers site this is pretty much their standard price for new customers - which you shouldn't have to pay if you have many years of business with them.

If your monthly plan comes to $25/month more (regardless of how much data you had and how much data you have now), over a span of 2 years you would be paying $600, plus the cost of the S6 Edge $200. Essentially you are paying $800 for a phone you could have probably bought outright.
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Nov 4, 2009
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I switched to a Share Everything Plan last March. I had an old Plan of 49$ 6GB/300 minutes.
Switched To 75$ 6GB/Text-calls Unlimited.
Called retention last week for 70$ 6GB/Text-call Unlimited.
Called again 2 days after to apply 10% rebate for Caisse Desjardins customers.
Now I'm paying a total of 63$ for 6GB/Unlmtd text-calls wich is not bad I think.

Smartshare Plans are not the best but there is always place to maneuver and get a better deal than what you have now..

Good Luck
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Oct 22, 2009
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jdmjdm wrote: I called Rogers to upgrade to Samsung galaxy 6 Edge for 199.99, and they said my current plan (under contract for another year) is not an option anymore. So I changed to a share everything contract for 2 years (2 cell phones). Cost is $85 first line + $60 for second line.

With discounts for two lines that share 2.5 GB is $127 + taxes. Come with voicemail, unlimited CAD calling, text roaming stuff, spotify for 2 years.

Is this a good deal?
I already changed today but have buyers remorse since bill will be $25/ month higher. (I previously had 1GB for each phone).
Bad decision.

Why would you change an old plan you paid less for per month to paying for a shared plan and more each month...just to get a newer phone for $200 out of pocket?

You do know that these phones' prices are subsidized in the plan you are stuck with, right??....meaning that by the end of the plan you would have paid a lot more than the cash value of the phone if you just paid CASH for it (if you really desperately wanted it).

And on top of all that...by the time the plan is done usually...your phone is considered OLD and newer phones would have come out.

Then you go into the cycle again every time you want a subsidized phone on a plan...to pay more money for the phone and for the plan contract to be extended.

I hate phone plans....stay away from them. Get your phone outright in Cash and keep your phone for a few years...then sell it if you want to upgrade...you will still make money off the phone.
~~~~~~~~~~> Get...THAT DEAL...Over Here!!!
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kmarcie wrote: I've been told the same by Rogers. This is not a good deal. Many previous Rogers plan have more data and less minutes, now they are trying to push more minutes less data (since data consumption is huge now). if you look on the Rogers site this is pretty much their standard price for new customers - which you shouldn't have to pay if you have many years of business with them.

If your monthly plan comes to $25/month more (regardless of how much data you had and how much data you have now), over a span of 2 years you would be paying $600, plus the cost of the S6 Edge $200. Essentially you are paying $800 for a phone you could have probably bought outright.
Exactly what I said...it makes no sense for people to do this...but most people are just blindly following trends and what is given to them without thinking it through.

They end up paying A LOT of money just to have a NEWER phone that the previous model can do most of it's tasks easily. And most people won't even use all the newer features of newer phones. All they need is Email, Text, Calling, Web Browsing, Social Media (if that's their thing), Apps/Games and a decent camera for video/snapshots...and MOST Phones (even the cheaper ones) can do this so easily. :facepalm:
~~~~~~~~~~> Get...THAT DEAL...Over Here!!!
Jr. Member
Aug 25, 2008
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East York
Oh brother...um yeah, bad move. Same experience with Rogers but I said NO to them. My contract is another 7 months but I'd save more money by paying off the $130 tab and buying iPhone outright and switching to Mobilicity's $30/month plan (no contract) and unlimited everything. I don't care about Rogers anymore they don't treat loyal customers good. I was with them for over 5 years and have always upgraded phone by signing a new contract but bill stayed the same. No way, this type of "upgrade" is outrageous. They told me the same, new phone is only if you buy another line and go on Share Everything Plan for $25 added onto your monthly plan. It equaled to $85/month. No way. I was paying $62 all in. What a joke. I quit.
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Jun 1, 2008
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Richmond Hill
With this plan, you're upgrade eligible. Remember, the unlimited Canada Calling addon is only available for a year or until your next HUP.
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May 16, 2015
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York, ON
Normally I am for contracts if u have a great plan and also get subsidy. But I'll be straight forward with u. Thay has to be one of the dumbest move ever by a rfd. U should know better. Well hopefully u are still within 14 days and return that phone because u got robbed.

Something tells me op is playing around

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