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[Rogers Wireless] S21 + Ultra 5G phone upgrade offer $2.92 per month

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I just upgraded my phone with Rogers for $2.92/month for a Samsung S21 + Ultra 5G phone with upfront edge. Typically it's $52.92 But they had a $50/month credit for all upgrades on this phone.
They say the phone costs $2000 ... It's actually like $1400 on samsung.ca so I'm not sure how they got that price.

They also had a $55 bill credit applied to my phone line too. Not sure why, but it'll help!

S21 + ultra:
I will pay $2.92/month x 24 months = $70.08
Upfront edge is $770 (nuts....)
Plus the cost of a data plan

128GB is $2.92
256GB is $5.42

This offer was available to me when signing into my self serve and clicking on "exclusive offer".
I had an S8+ ... Since 2017 (don't laugh)

Hope this deal helps those looking to upgrade their phone at a lil cost.

Question for you: should I add device protection? It's an additional $18.99/month (nutssss)
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How does this work, do you give the phone back after two years? So you are "leasing it"?
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superscoots wrote: How does this work, do you give the phone back after two years? So you are "leasing it"?
Yes. Upfront edge. Promise to return the phone in 24 months. Or you can purchase it back for the upfront cost .... Of $770 (I know. Don't hate me)
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colllyj wrote: Yes. Upfront edge. Promise to return the phone in 24 months. Or you can purchase it back for the upfront cost .... Of $770 (I know. Don't hate me)
Yeah that is the off-putting part, then you are trapped in the endless monthly lease cycle

I've always just bought the last gen outright from private, I don't know if I want to get sucked into the monthly payments.
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Wow that is an insane deal, unfortunately no such thing on my end.
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What is this?

Monthly Financed Device tax - GST/HST = 11.05/mo
Jr. Member
Feb 12, 2017
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$70 + 770 seems really good for a S21 Ultra. Leasing it for $70 over 2 years is almost nothing and gives you the flexibility of keeping it or not after the 2 years.
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superscoots wrote: Yeah that is the off-putting part, then you are trapped in the endless monthly lease cycle

I've always just bought the last gen outright from private, I don't know if I want to get sucked into the monthly payments.
I don't think you are trapped pretty sure you can choose to upgrade after for a phone that you keep.
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RFDler wrote: What is this?

Monthly Financed Device tax - GST/HST = 11.05/mo
Just by the math, it looks like they charge you the tax on the full price of the phone.
Assuming OP is in Ontario:

$52.92 / month original cost of the phone X 24 months = $1,270.08
Upfront Edge: $770

Total cost of the phone: $2,040.08 ($1,270.08 + $770)
Taxes: $265.21 (13% on the $2,040.08)
Per month: $265.21 / 24 = $11.05

Again, this is just based on the math.
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a_souljah wrote: Just by the math, it looks like they charge you the tax on the full price of the phone.
Assuming OP is in Ontario:

$52.92 / month original cost of the month X 24 months = $1,270.08
Upfront Edge: $770

Total cost of the phone: $2,040.08 ($1,270.08 + $770)
Taxes: $265.21 (13% on the $2,040.08)
Per month: $265.21 / 24 = $11.05

Again, this is just based on the math.
Thanks for that.
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polkadots wrote: If you are leasing a phone, then you have some bigger issues to deal with.
Well as long as you get a good deal on the data plan, I don't see why this isn't a good way to go.

It's a $1539 phone that you get to have for $70 for 2 years or $35/year ($150/year including tax). As long as you didn't drop the phone, it cost you next to nothing to return it. And if you drop it, you still got it for 1/2 price from MSRP.

Tell me a phone with security update that depreciate lower than $35/year.
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Check your credit card, you may have coverage for mobile device. Read the terms to ensure your situation is eligible for coverage.
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colllyj wrote:
Question for you: should I add device protection? It's an additional $18.99/month (nutssss)

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I'd suggest maybe getting the device protection for a few months at most. But don't forget about it, or get suckered into keeping it for the length you have your phone. BrightStar, the company they use, is a huge scam.
Sure, they'll fix a broken screen.... Once. Most other things you're paying out of pocket for. Stupidly, i kept mine for close to two years, and 2 months before i paid the phone off, the tiny glass lense cover over the back camera broke.
I called because i still had coverage, and they tried to charge me $300 to replace a tiny piece of glass that you could get online for literally $2.00. I ended up bitching and arguing over it a few times, and got it down to about $100, I could have went elsewhere and got it done for $60-$70. Or a few bucks if i wanted to do it myself.
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Dec 5, 2012
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this is a targeted offer and not applicable to everyone.

The in-market offer was much better last month!

The tax on the full amount is charged monthly for 24 months. If you decide to buy the device at the end of 24 months you won't have to pay additional tax.
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Sep 20, 2013
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Mississauga
What's overall price point do you have to pay on the plan though
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colllyj wrote: Question for you: should I add device protection? It's an additional $18.99/month (nutssss)
I wouldn't since I'm an indoor person working from home. But if you are active outdoor person and home is only for sleeping, then you might need one? Nonetheless this is a good deal.
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superscoots wrote: Yeah that is the off-putting part, then you are trapped in the endless monthly lease cycle

I've always just bought the last gen outright from private, I don't know if I want to get sucked into the monthly payments.
I've never understood this or the deal listed with phone returns at the end of contract. Even a crappy phone plan will give you a huge discount off a current gen flagship and although painful its not hard to get a plan with 10-20gb to suit most for less then $60/month. Even if you want out, it doesnt take long to reduce the phone buyout price beneath the inflated upfront cost quotes for the devices on your repayments.

Unless your going for the more bang for buck flagships (Vivo, Xiaomi, Poco ect) in which case why not just sell the flagship and pocket the change?

Am i missing something here?
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my account is only eligible for a $35/mo credit for the s21 ultra and around $10/mo credit for the s21 and s21+
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How picky are they when you return it in 2 years .
Of course if you smash the screen , that repair alone is close to $500 on these

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