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Removed $150 CAP on prepaid accounts

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Removed $150 CAP on prepaid accounts

Last year we reached out to let you know that at the end of 2018, our prepaid services would have a maximum allowed balance of $150. This message is to let you know that you can continue to have a balance that exceeds this amount. We have decided to delay our plans in order to continue to help you reduce your balance in a way that works for you. We’ll keep you informed of any future changes.

My grandma just received this message. She has around $500 balance in her prepaid account. I was planning to move her number to one of the migrations $20 plan and move all the credits over to my account or else I will lose $350 automatically. My grandma used to be on $100 per year plan ($0.50/ minute) and she barely uses her phone.

Not so Mr. Scrooge afterwall
Last edited by Thatdealguy on Dec 12th, 2018 8:30 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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saved me $350 and I don't have to pay $20/month. Hot deal for people who still have $200+ balance on their Rogers account.
She is still on the $100/year ($0.50 per minute). Only charges her $0.50 if she uses her minutes.

I will have to top up another $100 in February. Total $600 balance
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If she spends 100$ a year and Rogers threatened to cap balances... why would you add more money if she still has a 500$ balance remaining? Seems illogical.
Thatdealguy wrote:
Dec 12th, 2018 8:33 pm
saved me $350 and I don't have to pay $20/month. Hot deal for people who still have $200+ balance on their Rogers account.
She is still on the $100/year ($0.50 per minute). Only charges her $0.50 if she uses her minutes.

I will have to top up another $100 in February. Total $600 balance
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Solsearchin1 wrote:
Dec 12th, 2018 10:34 pm
If she spends 100$ a year and Rogers threatened to cap balances... why would you add more money if she still has a 500$ balance remaining? Seems illogical.
Because scummy Rogers holds your entire balance hostage.... If OP didn't add another $100 before expiry, the entire $500 balance is gone come day 366 (all other lower top up only extend the entire balance for 30 days). OP should just cut his losses and switch his grandma to Speakout.
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I wouldn't say removed, just delayed.

They'll probably push existing users to convert to postpaid very aggressively before imposing a cap on the holdouts.
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If that’s the case, why keep adding money. Being up 500$ is pretty significant.
shorfd wrote:
Dec 12th, 2018 11:07 pm
Because scummy Rogers holds your entire balance hostage.... If OP didn't add another $100 before expiry, the entire $500 balance is gone come day 366 (all other lower top up only extend the entire balance for 30 days). OP should just cut his losses and switch his grandma to Speakout.
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If you want to get your money back from Rogers...
-change to post paid plan from pay as you go.
-Your balance is transferred to post paid account as credit.
-then port out to Speakout.
-when they close your account, they send you a cheque for your balance.
-with speakout you only have to top up $25 every 365 days.

I did this a while back for my moms pay as you go. With Rogers $100 per 365 days, you tie up too much money if you don't call alot.
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shorfd wrote:
Dec 12th, 2018 11:07 pm
Because scummy Rogers holds your entire balance hostage.... If OP didn't add another $100 before expiry, the entire $500 balance is gone come day 366 (all other lower top up only extend the entire balance for 30 days). OP should just cut his losses and switch his grandma to Speakout.
Solsearchin1 wrote:
Dec 13th, 2018 12:29 am
If that’s the case, why keep adding money. Being up 500$ is pretty significant.
It's that kind of thing that should have been made illegal. It's like being indebted to a loan shark. Have to keep adding more & more to get that 1 year expiry.

I got out after year 1, went to Speakout and never looked back.
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Solsearchin1 wrote:
Dec 13th, 2018 12:29 am
If that’s the case, why keep adding money. Being up 500$ is pretty significant.
But you're not really "up" $500.... It's call the Sunk Cost Fallacy. Rogers is basically using casino slot machine psychology to try to draw another $100 from OP with this latest email.
dj_vc wrote:
Dec 13th, 2018 12:52 am
If you want to get your money back from Rogers...
-change to post paid plan from pay as you go.
-Your balance is transferred to post paid account as credit.
-then port out to Speakout.
-when they close your account, they send you a cheque for your balance.
-with speakout you only have to top up $25 every 365 days.

I did this a while back for my moms pay as you go. With Rogers $100 per 365 days, you tie up too much money if you don't call alot.
I would upvote this more than once if I could.
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dj_vc wrote:
Dec 13th, 2018 12:52 am
If you want to get your money back from Rogers...
-change to post paid plan from pay as you go.
-Your balance is transferred to post paid account as credit.
-then port out to Speakout.
-when they close your account, they send you a cheque for your balance.
-with speakout you only have to top up $25 every 365 days.

I did this a while back for my moms pay as you go. With Rogers $100 per 365 days, you tie up too much money if you don't call alot.
Anybody tried this with Virgin?

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