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Old Oct 24th, 2011, 01:24 PM   #31
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I can't agree. Even with the various fees, i still come out $100's ahead using hardware upgrades.

It is not an either-or situation. Get the best plan you can AND a discounted phone.

I may be the exception, because I don't flip between vendors very often and I don't travel off-continent much.
if your the type that doesn't upgrade or wish to be tech current.. then yes once every 3 year upgrade it makes sense..

but for me who needs to have the most current all the time as well travel then yes.. out right purchase is recommended..

but i do agree.. pick a carrier who is willing to work with you..
hence I am with rogers and bundle pricing.
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Old Oct 24th, 2011, 02:45 PM   #32
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I agree with the OP. Same kind of thing happened to me recently. They told me they would waive the fee, then they said they couldn't, so I was (am) disappointed with the whole thing.
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Old Oct 24th, 2011, 06:44 PM   #33
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I can't agree. Even with the various fees, i still come out $100's ahead using hardware upgrades.
You're a very fortunate person saving hundreds of dollars on a what is a $500 subsidy over a 36 month term?
You are saving "your words" $16 per month to submit to a $60 min plan for the same 36 months = $2000

Nice savings plan!
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Old Oct 24th, 2011, 07:43 PM   #34
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Unhappy I hated being told by Rogers that is all Apple!

I ordered the 32gig iPhone 4S on the 7th through rogers reservation system, when i went to pick it up, the store told me the early upgrade fee of $320 on top of the $319... WOW! Where was the deal they offered me for the last two years, current iphone owners can upgrade without penalty. They guy in the store said he could do nothing and call customer relations. So I did, she said I am sorry sir, you need to speak with someone above me. The next person, said I am sorry, our hands are tied... Apple is not offering the same promo this year... nothing I can do to waive the early fee! hmmm.... so i called 1-800- my apple, as fas as they new it was being offered, but call the store and I will look into it more while you talk with the store. So I called square one, the guy on the phone told me to come in with my ID and talk with someone and lets see what we can do for you. So i went in and the rep at the Apple store, said it was all rogers, they had nothing to do with the money, fees etc. They dont even handle the cash. It goes on your rogers bill.

I just hate being told its there fault, no sorry it is there fault... Friggin Rogers!!!! I emailed back to 1-800-my... and I will see what they say. Just really annoyed thats all...
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Old Oct 24th, 2011, 10:05 PM   #35
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You're a very fortunate person saving hundreds of dollars on a what is a $500 subsidy over a 36 month term?
You are saving "your words" $16 per month to submit to a $60 min plan for the same 36 months = $2000

Nice savings plan!
You forget to include the 36 months worth of cell service included.
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Old Oct 24th, 2011, 10:58 PM   #36
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You're a very fortunate person saving hundreds of dollars on a what is a $500 subsidy over a 36 month term?
You are saving "your words" $16 per month to submit to a $60 min plan for the same 36 months = $2000

Nice savings plan!
25% on an electronic device that people are lining up for? Yes it is good. Even better given that my plan has been below $60/mo. for the past 15 or so years.

My first three phones were $1,200 each and I still paid a premium for voice. I am grateful for cheap digital networks and subsidized hardware. Now we have flex data plans too. Competition is working, believe it or not.
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25% on an electronic device that people are lining up for? Yes it is good. Even better given that my plan has been below $60/mo. for the past 15 or so years.

My first three phones were $1,200 each and I still paid a premium for voice. I am grateful for cheap digital networks and subsidized hardware. Now we have flex data plans too. Competition is working, believe it or not.
sorry but I do not share your sentiments. - there is no competition..
they all have the exact same plans.. they only discount you get is if you bundle with other products they sell ( cable or internet ) - other wise the collusion is working just fine among them..explain the competition? fido bought by rogers.. same with all the other little providers. ( solo , virgin is bell )

so you must be confused..
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In a recent survey worldwide cell and data rates Canada came in #1 with the highest rates followed closely by the USA at #2.
Reading all the comments here and all the great deals people are getting must be the reason that yes we are #1 !

Good job Rogers and Bell!
Signed one very confused customer?!?
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I get that people like the freedom that comes with buying the phones outright and such - switching networks, upgrading whenever you want, etc.

But if you think you are saving money buy paying full price for iPhones, you are delusional.

If you have a voice and data plan for said iPhone, and keep that plan for the year or two or three that you use that iPhone, you are not saving any money over someone who signs a 3-year contract for the same phone. They lose the freedom, but they also get a better deal on a plan most of the time.
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In a recent survey worldwide cell and data rates Canada came in #1 with the highest rates followed closely by the USA at #2.
Reading all the comments here and all the great deals people are getting must be the reason that yes we are #1 !

Good job Rogers and Bell!
Signed one very confused customer?!?
That survey is nonsense or skewed to try and make a point. For my money here in Canada I get unlimited talk and text (including international), all the call features and 6GB of data. For the same price (slightly more actually) on my New Zealand account I get 300minutes, 2500 text (plus a charge for international), call features and 250MB of data.

How does Canada have the highest rates?
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