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Rogers/Fido knows something about the new wireless code expected in 2017

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Rogers/Fido knows something about the new wireless code expected in 2017

in my opinion...

As most of you know, Fido introduced a 2 day promo of the $60/6gb plan today.

Things are gonna change in 2017 and Rogers just wanted a head start to steal some customers from Bell/Telus and if the thread on RFD is any indication then they did just that.



Expect Bell/Telus/Rogers to offer similar plans in 2017. Maybe not $60 for 6gb, but something close.

Or maybe I'm just too optimistic about wireless service products in Canada.
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I really hope that you are right Smiling Face With Open Mouth
Thanks for the upvote! 😁
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I really hope so too! What's the wireless code?
I was tempted to get this fido $60 6gb as it is an amazing deal, however, it would be the most expensive plan I have ever paid yet. Ive always sticked to the $40-$50 mark. I currently have the $45 2gb (but have an extra 1gb for a year). Never go close to over, which another reason I decided the 6gb wouldnt work for me
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This is based on inside sources but it was started by Telus. Telus did a $40 4GB plan with Public Mobile as an experiment in Roger's home province Ontario. Obviously it caused up a stir, so Rogers dump the same $40 plan on Telus' home provinces of BC and Alberta. This is why those plans were only in these two provinces. They also got Bell to join in and they took quite a bit of customers back. Rogers probably wanted to drive it more so they dropped the $60 6GB plan short notice. The other carriers couldn't react fast enough so they had to make do by adding extra 2GB on an existing plan and using the $10 for 12 months promo. Sadly this may just be a push for last minute year end sales as Q4 is ending. Next year, pretty much guaranteed prices are rising again.
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There is, a new wireless code? Didn't know.

But happy that my plans are decent 5-6GB at $70-$75 each.
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bomber17 wrote: This is based on inside sources but it was started by Telus. Telus did a $40 4GB plan with Public Mobile as an experiment in Roger's home province Ontario. Obviously it caused up a stir, so Rogers dump the same $40 plan on Telus' home provinces of BC and Alberta. This is why those plans were only in these two provinces. They also got Bell to join in and they took quite a bit of customers back. Rogers probably wanted to drive it more so they dropped the $60 6GB plan short notice. The other carriers couldn't react fast enough so they had to make do by adding extra 2GB on an existing plan and using the $10 for 12 months promo. Sadly this may just be a push for last minute year end sales as Q4 is ending. Next year, pretty much guaranteed prices are rising again.
You hit the nail right on the head! Wireless codes do not edict competition. I agree that the carriers will take stock of what these promotions have done to their bottom line and decide what to do from there. I suspect that with many customers getting large data bucket plans recently means more and more people will shun the 500 megs plans. Whether the carriers can leverage extra data into higher ARPU will be interesting. We already pay one of the highest wireless fees in the world. I doubt that there's much more the carriers can bleed from customers wallets. So, it's quite possible that cheaper data is here to stay.
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I just got 7gb for 57$ last week. QC only?
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these are are all BYOD, nobody is locked into anything so i dont see how they have an advantage in doing this.
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Raquel_d90 wrote: I really hope so too! What's the wireless code?
It basically lays out your rights as a wireless subscriber in Canada. Simplified version can be found here: http://crtc.gc.ca/eng/phone/mobile/codesimpl.htm
DBDphotography wrote: these are are all BYOD, nobody is locked into anything so i dont see how they have an advantage in doing this.
Better to have a customer on YOUR network than your competitor's, even if they're not locked in to a device subsidy. Plus, they're more likely to stay with you and sign up for a device subsidy down the road, when you can force them to change plans again.

IMO this is just further fallout from the PM $40 plan in November, as opposed to any reaction to upcoming wireless code changes. The first public hearing for the Wireless Code review isn't happening till February 6, any way, it's unlikely the CRTC has made any concrete decisions for changes to the code yet.
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