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KenAdams wrote: Before you do, check out Public Mobile. These offers are trash. Rogers "Welfare" Zoomer plans are not good at all.
Find me a better deal for $36 that includes 4 gb data.
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KenAdams wrote: Before you do, check out Public Mobile. These offers are trash. Rogers "Welfare" Zoomer plans are not good at all.
public mobile is like low tier cellphone plans. Zoomer is targeted mainly towards older people. Zoomer has options for hardware and they actually have a call center.
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KenAdams wrote: Hey Mike, I'm on Zoomers site now. Maybe I am blind but I can't see where it says the 4GB of data is LTE. Can you link us?
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In order to take advantage of the $50 credit, a friend will need to refer you. (thats equiv to 1 month of free service)
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Link: https://www.zoomerwireless.ca/promotion ... onus-offer

The free phone is worth about $200 which is another bonus....
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Im guessing this promo will last until black friday at least? I want to see what other carriers are going to offer. And yea the $36 plan looks like the best deal.
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Mike^ wrote: Image
In order to take advantage of the $50 credit, a friend will need to refer you. (thats equiv to 1 month of free service)
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Link: https://www.zoomerwireless.ca/promotion ... onus-offer

The free phone is worth about $200 which is another bonus....
Thanks Mike. You may have just changed my mind. LOL. I'd give you 5 thumbs up for this if I could!!
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squall458 wrote: Its Rogers. So reliable network.
The only caution is if you are out of town. I got my father a Zoomer plan and he lives in White Lake (near Arnprior). The service in his area is hit and miss but in Ottawa, where I live, its great.

I would also add that their snowbird plans are great for people that don't use the phone much. Yes cheaper options are available but if you are older and want no hassles with changing sim cards or numbers they are reasonable and as mentioned have great service.
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I'm a Zoomer customer for me and my wife. Here's why we initially signed up 2 years ago:

- We are on the Rogers network so have great coverage and have full LTE+ speed
- The price was fair compared to all the other carriers at the time - $36/month with 2GB of data and 400 canada wide minutes. It came with a cheapo $0 Huawei phone which I ended up selling for $220 each.
- After 6 months, Zoomer started adding 2GB of extra data free forever to the plans as a loyalty bonus, so it became a $36/month 4GB data, unlimited plan
- We later shifted over to $45/month 6GB unlimited minute plans
- No retention negotiations - you are eligible for the loyalty plans after being a customer for 6 months

Here are the downsides which you should consider if you are considering a move to Zoomer
- No VoLTE
- No Wifi calling
- No RCS from Zoomer directly (Google might fix this)
- No eSIM
- No app which you can install on your phone to quickly check your data usage. You have to sign into the web portal
- Mediocre travel plans
- Not a great selection of subsidized phones

Anyway I took all that into consideration when I first signed up 2 years ago (e.g. I don't talk on the phone that much so don't care about VoLTE or wifi calling really, and mostly use Whatsapp so RCS doesn't matter much). The new crop of loyalty plans at other carriers which offer all those features and more at the same or better price is making me consider switching away. As of now there's a few hoops to jump through to get same or equivalent plans.
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Bulldogge wrote: The only caution is if you are out of town. I got my father a Zoomer plan and he lives in White Lake (near Arnprior). The service in his area is hit and miss but in Ottawa, where I live, its great.

I would also add that their snowbird plans are great for people that don't use the phone much. Yes cheaper options are available but if you are older and want no hassles with changing sim cards or numbers they are reasonable and as mentioned have great service.
Tell him to enable roaming in his area to take advantage of the extended coverage through Bell/Telus when Rogers doesn't have service within Canada. It's free of charge. Learn more here: https://www.zoomerwireless.ca/network_coverage.
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anas38 wrote: Tell him to enable roaming in his area to take advantage of the extended coverage through Bell/Telus when Rogers doesn't have service within Canada. It's free of charge. Learn more here: https://www.zoomerwireless.ca/network_coverage.

Heh... I get hives whenever I hear a carrier telling me to "enable roaming", even when they tell me... "trust us... it won't cost any extra... :) ).

I'm not saying that it's not functional and legit... just that I don't trust not getting a surprise bill for an exorbitant data roaming fee. :)
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sswilson wrote:

Heh... I get hives whenever I hear a carrier telling me to "enable roaming", even when they tell me... "trust us... it won't cost any extra... :) ).

I'm not saying that it's not functional and legit... just that I don't trust not getting a surprise bill for an exorbitant data roaming fee. :)
Then it's ok, you don't need to benefit from this free feature. Your loss.
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I've been with Zoomer for over 2 years now. Have nothing but good things to say about them. Great service, excellent area coverage for my needs, free phone every two years which I can sell or gift, great referral program.
If you still have doubts about should you switch to them or not - just do it. It's a smart decision.
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I am coming up on my 2 yr anniversary with Zoomer - initially when I switched from Bell, the signal was crappy in my house especially since I have a metal roof.
Rogers have since added a cell tower about 2 kms from my house and the service is now great. (There's one spot on HWY 400 just north of the 401 in Toronto where I get dropped calls regularly)
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The $36 dollar 4GB plan on a 2 year contract is probably the best value for money without having to jump through hoops / loopholes / loyalty and it's fair and available to EVERYONE!

I got the Hauwei P20 lite when I signed up and referred a coworker, sold the phone for $190 and received $50 referral credit.

Taking the $240 I received over 2 years, that's equivalent of saving $10 per month making my 2 year commitment on only $26 per month.
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This is great! All the Koodo Wieners can now switch to Zoomer and leave Koodo Threads alone Smiling Face With Open Mouth And Smiling Eyes
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Here's from my chat with Zoomer.... hope some questions asked and answered will help others. I think Rogers and I will be having a nice little chat this week. :-)



Thank you for contacting Zoomer Wireless; one moment while we check for an available agent.

2:38:01 PM

[Dean] just entered

2:38:55 PM

[Dean]

Good Afternoon Ken, Thank you for contacting Zoomer wireless. My name is Dean. I see you have a inquiry about promotional plans

2:38:34 PM

Ken

Yes Dean. And good afternoon to you as well.

2:39:30 PM

I am looking at this $36 promotion and I have some questions.

2:39:43 PM

Is the 4GB of data on the LTE network?

2:40:04 PM

[Dean]

Yes we use Roger's network for our coverage so it would be LTE data

2:39:53 PM

Ken

And if you go over the 4GB limit, what are the fees?

2:40:52 PM

[Dean]

Yes there are overage charges of $0.2/mb the system would send a message at 90% and 100% of usage. Additionally if you are using our phone or its a Android phone it can be set up internally to turn the data off once you have hit your data limit.

2:41:35 PM

Ken

Ok.

2:42:36 PM

With regards to the contract itself. Once the contract is over after 2 years, is the contract/plan grandfathered?

2:43:13 PM

[Dean]

we do not change your plan even once the 2 year term is over. we pay for the phone once you have completed the term you are simply paying for the monthly service. Additionally after 6 months you can change it to a Loyalty plan.

2:43:16 PM

Ken

Hmmm, now with that answer another question came to mind. But before I continue, if the plan is "grandfather" per say and you don't change the plan, are the bonuses grandfathered as well or just the original plan carried over?

2:45:54 PM

[Dean]

No everything stays the same. For example lets say you changed to the Loyalty plan for the start of a billing cycle and the term ends you retain the same great features even though the term has ended.

2:46:02 PM

Ken

Now this comes to my other question that you brought up... Loyalty plan after 6 months? Can you explain what this means?

2:47:53 PM

[Dean]

Sure for example if you go with a $54 plan that comes with 5Gb of data to start with unlimited calling/texting. The loyalty plan basically would add on 2GB for $0 giving you a total of 7GB of data. Same price

2:48:09 PM

Ken

Sorry... someone was at the door.. let me catch up and read...

2:50:59 PM

[Dean]

no problem. Take your time.

2:50:30 PM

Ken

So if I sign up on the $36 plan with 4GB of data, a loyalty plan offers bonus GB but would have to pay a higher fee / plan... sound about right?

2:52:59 PM

[Dean]

No for the Loyalty plan for the $36 the data is 4GB but the minutes are removed and you have unlimited calling with the plan. If you went to $40.50 for example you would have 5GB of data instead of 4GB. Does that make sense?

2:53:22 PM

The connection to the server has been restored.

2:54:11 PM

Ken

Yes. I do understand now. This is very interesting.

2:54:49 PM

So, just making sure I'm understanding correctly.... I go to the $36 plan, 400 minutes turns into unlimited talk and text after 6 months of loyalty.

2:55:39 PM

[Dean]

Correct.

2:55:07 PM

Ken

Holy crap!
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For those who is afraid of Rogers coverage, Zoomer also can go on Rogers extended coverage, aka Telus. I can manually select Telus on my phone and roam on it indefinitely. Although Telus has faster LTE speed than Rogers, because the APN is still with Rogers so the speed is still reasonably fast.

If you are just looking for the cheapest plan with data, PM is great. If you are looking for the cheapest plan with LTE and good coverage, Zoomer is the best.

On the other hand, Telus and Bell customers cannot roam on Rogers unless you are in designated areas.

I am not sure when Wifi calling or VoLTE is available, but I don't think the current handsets offered by Zoomer is as compatible anyways.
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The one thing I did notice is the very limited selection of free phones for this particular $36 plan.

Moto E5 Play
Alcatel GO FLIP
Moto E6

Not too worried though. I'm waiting for the iPhone SE 2 to come out. Will buy it outright.
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KenAdams wrote: The one thing I did notice is the very limited selection of free phones for this particular $36 plan.

Moto E5 Play
Alcatel GO FLIP
Moto E6

Not too worried though. I'm waiting for the iPhone SE 2 to come out. Will buy it outright.
Get the blackberry key2 Le. I just renewed and sold it for 350

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