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[Zoomer Wireless] Zoomer 36$ plan with 3GB data/400 min daytime/unlimited txt - NO REFERRALS

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Nov 8, 2018
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SB4Deals wrote:
Aug 8th, 2019 1:48 pm
Ah, I thought it seemed to good to be true.

I will have to give that some thought then.
I buy my phones outright unlocked from apple and although I have been with Rogers for over 20 years, i cant remember when I last had a contract.

Thank you. I might have another question or two but the 2 year contract I dont find appealing.
The deifinition of contract here is you pay your phone at the end. So why not get a cheap phone and sell it and get that contract cost down? This is what I did, from my previous comment - my cost of contract right now is 35 cad (bought a 100 cad phone sold for 40 and got a referral credit of 25) and this is my first month into joining the plan.
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SB4Deals wrote:
Aug 8th, 2019 1:48 pm
Ah, I thought it seemed to good to be true.

I will have to give that some thought then.
I buy my phones outright unlocked from apple and although I have been with Rogers for over 20 years, i cant remember when I last had a contract.

Thank you. I might have another question or two but the 2 year contract I dont find appealing.
It is easy to do early cancellation if you select a cheaper free phone from Zoomer. If you get the Moto E5 play, the device balance is only $150. If you cancel you contract after 1 year, you will only pay $75 (half of the device balance) as cancellation cost. Since you will get some money ($80-100) back when you sell the phone, it is not to bad to do early cancellation.
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Nov 24, 2017
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Sounds to be a great deal but I just dont want to get caught up with any sort of contract, or cancelling and so on.

I saw someone mention earlier that there was a deal for new customers, bring your own phone @ $36 / month for 3GB -> 4GB loyalty plan after 6 months
That was of more interest to me.
But I just phoned them and its not 3 gigs but only 2. Had it been 3 and 4gb after 6 months I likely would have signed up but that is defineely one gig too less.
Ok, thanks for all your help.
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SB4Deals wrote:
Aug 8th, 2019 2:27 pm
Sounds to be a great deal but I just dont want to get caught up with any sort of contract, or cancelling and so on.

I saw someone mention earlier that there was a deal for new customers, bring your own phone @ $36 / month for 3GB -> 4GB loyalty plan after 6 months
That was of more interest to me.
But I just phoned them and its not 3 gigs but only 2. Had it been 3 and 4gb after 6 months I likely would have signed up but that is defineely one gig too less.
Ok, thanks for all your help.
BYOD is $36/2GB right now, which is not a good deal in the market.
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9613019 wrote:
Aug 8th, 2019 2:39 pm
BYOD is $36/2GB right now, which is not a good deal in the market.
I have been paying $65 per iphone (2) at Rogers for 10 gigs but both phones use about 2 1/2 and very little call tiime so 3 gigs and 4gig after 6 months at $36 was attractive.
So far all I am seeing that offers reasonable prices for little usage is Freedom but I am weary of their network.

I cant seem to shake Rogers Face With Tears Of Joy

Pity this one was not 3 and 4 gigs
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Nov 24, 2017
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One last question.

Its been many years since I have had a phone locked to a carrier.
If you do take the free phone and sell it, are they not locked to Zoomer or has that all changed now?

Its been so long I have purchased phones outright, at one time you could not use a phone between Rogers or Bell.
I havent had to keep up on the changes since.
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SB4Deals wrote:
Aug 8th, 2019 3:53 pm
One last question.

Its been many years since I have had a phone locked to a carrier.
If you do take the free phone and sell it, are they not locked to Zoomer or has that all changed now?

Its been so long I have purchased phones outright, at one time you could not use a phone between Rogers or Bell.
I havent had to keep up on the changes since.
Zoomer phone usually comes with a unlocked code. If not, you can call Zoomer to get a free unlock code for your phone.
Have too many phones... This is how I limit my monthly phone payment.
Koodo $25 plan, Public Mobile $37 5GB, $13 250MB, $7 50min/50text,
Zoomer loyalty family plan for 3 lines $95/6GB, $0 FPL home phone
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Nov 8, 2018
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SB4Deals wrote:
Aug 8th, 2019 3:53 pm
One last question.

Its been many years since I have had a phone locked to a carrier.
If you do take the free phone and sell it, are they not locked to Zoomer or has that all changed now?

Its been so long I have purchased phones outright, at one time you could not use a phone between Rogers or Bell.
I havent had to keep up on the changes since.
This has changed long back. Here's a quote from wiki

SIM locking was ultimately banned in Canada on December 1, 2017 as part of amendments to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission's Wireless Code. All new devices in Canada must be sold unlocked, and carriers must offer to unlock existing phones free-of-charge
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SB4Deals wrote:
Aug 8th, 2019 2:46 pm
I have been paying $65 per iphone (2) at Rogers for 10 gigs but both phones use about 2 1/2 and very little call tiime so 3 gigs and 4gig after 6 months at $36 was attractive.
So far all I am seeing that offers reasonable prices for little usage is Freedom but I am weary of their network.

I cant seem to shake Rogers Face With Tears Of Joy

Pity this one was not 3 and 4 gigs
Usually Zoomer only offers good deals with contract.
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SriC63765 wrote:
Aug 8th, 2019 3:58 pm
This has changed long back. Here's a quote from wiki

SIM locking was ultimately banned in Canada on December 1, 2017 as part of amendments to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission's Wireless Code. All new devices in Canada must be sold unlocked, and carriers must offer to unlock existing phones free-of-charge
The last phones I've had were still locked, had to contact them by chat to get an unlock code, painless however.
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SB4Deals wrote:
Aug 8th, 2019 1:48 pm
Ah, I thought it seemed to good to be true.

I will have to give that some thought then.
I buy my phones outright unlocked from apple and although I have been with Rogers for over 20 years, i cant remember when I last had a contract.

Thank you. I might have another question or two but the 2 year contract I dont find appealing.
Depending on how much you get for the phone you get having a 2 year contract is not necessarily a bad thing. For example my friend has a iphone that he uses on Zoomer, he got $150 for his LG phone from Zoomer (no longer offered). With his referral credits, it effectively lowered his monthly cost to roughly $27 a month for the 2yrs.
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Just get the Moto E5 Play, with a DSRF/Economic Inducement of only $150, should sell for $100+
And if you cancel after 8 months, you'll only have to pay $100, so out of pocket cost is nil.

If you plan to stay for 2 years, then the P20 Lite would be the better phone but the DSRF is a whopping $500, which means even after 1.5 years, you'll still owe them $125
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Jul 16, 2015
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Just thought I'd chime in on zoomer wireless since I've had it for about 6 months.

I was with Koodo before for the last 5 to 6 years and ever since switching over to zoomer, my robocalls have been going through the roof I easily get about one per day from everywhere. Spoofed numbers for sure.

Just an fyi and maybe it's just a coincidence, but it's hard not to tie the two together. Wish there was a way to get the data on this. Does anyone else have this issue after switching?
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Nov 24, 2017
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Have 2 phones on Rogers and both get the same phone calls, once, and sometimes twice daily.

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