More Rogers Price Increases And Changes!

Rogers Now With More Evil!
By Bla1ze on 21 Mar 2009 03:11 pm EDT
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And here I thought Rogers was just passing along their $30 million dollar fubar onto Blackberry users. Seems that is not the case after all, Rogers is going after all their users with their latest revisions to hardware upgrades and pricing structures.

Also seems we are gonna be seeing a difference as to what promotions are gonna be available to new and existing users also, freedom of speech you say, Rogers wants to give you less for evidently more. Read on for the full details including what devices are nearing their EOL (End Of Life), you'll be interested in this even if you are NOT a Blackberry owner.

Here we have the price increases for 2G devices that are available for Rogers as you can see signing up for contracts is gonna cost you even more as of March 20th.

Rogers 2G Device Price Increases!

 
Rogers 3G Price Increases!

So maybe 2G devices are not of any interest to you, Rogers has jacked up the pricing on their 3G devices as well, the above picture displays what was and what now is for those devices in terms of pricing. 


Smart Phone Price Increases!

One of the hottest Non BlackBerry devices Rogers has to offer is the Nokia E71, a device which I have actually been considering picking up, that is until I found out the promotional pricing for the device is now no longer, previous promotional cost for the Nokia E71 was $99.99 now bumped to $149.99, if you act quick though Raido Shack may still be able to hook you up for $49.99. 


EOL Devices!

Here we have a list of what is coming to an end of availability on Rogers, I have to admit I was rather suprised to see the BlackBerry 8700 on this list and not so much at the same time. Sure it's not the newest BlackBerry thats for sure, but many,many people still love it.

And the final bit of Rogers news we have may make you think twice about signing up with Rogers, if you haven't already thought about it. When new customers signed up previously for a new 1,2,3 year contract they were given up to 3 months of unlimited calls as a signing bonus, as of April 7th this will no longer be available only the one month option will exist. However, the shining light here is that the 3 months of unlimited email and web borwing given to customers for 3 months remains unchanged for price plans over $25 be it on BlackBerry or iPhone.

All new pricing in effect as of yesterday unless otherwise indicated, thanks to all those who sent the information in. 

Topics: News & Rumors

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More Rogers Price Increases And Changes!

18 Comments

Holy cow, and I thought US carriers price gouged...To my brothers across the northern border, I extend to you my condolences.

I always knew Canadian's paid out the rear for service but this is pretty bad. Even if ATT and VZW price fix together, neither of them are this bad... I don't think I will be complaining much about my service costs anymore...

I sell Rogers wireless (Along with Bell, Solo, Fido and Virgin) and it totally blew me away with the hardware increases. Makes it harder to sell a bold. 300 dollars down, who REALLY wants to pay that? Seriously. Even if we still give $100 in Costco cash, which does help the pain a bit, but OUCH!!! And 224.99 for the 8900 is bad, but what is the saddest is the 8310/20 is 149.99. This device is OLD compared to the newer stuff, and is far worth that. 100 bucks sure. But also one thing I'd like to know. ALL the blackberry's increased their price except the 8220... it's still super cheap @ 29.99 at my store... It's almost like they are trying to tell them first. Pathetic.

And I thought it was terrible about the whole "FOS" change. 1 month is NOT enough. It was a main selling point to say "Try your service for two months, and see how your usage is. If you're going over, we can change your plan before you incure additional minute charges." This way by the time the third month has started, they are on the perfect plan. Now I feel like I'm gonna screw people over. AND I'm gonna see alot more complaints of people going over their plan... and of course, they will blame us Dealer guys. >.< We are not all bad people, we try. >.<

Sorry, had to rant a bit. This really grinds my gears. :P

Well, Peace out from K-Dot ON

I work Cellular at Best Buy and my Rogers rep is the weaselest guy ever. Can't wait to see how he tries to spin this into something positive and how it's not Rogers fault or something. Man even Bell is looking better than them now.

Nahh...Bell made their money back by laying off alot of their workforce and sending the rest of the jobs to India and the Phillipines.

Is it true that Rogers is in Dept? i heard something like this from a friend.

Anyways I cannot WAIT to see Rogers go Bankrupt. They always ripped everyone off i am so surprised they even have customers. Not that Bell is any better but Rogers is Scum

The iphoen prices haven't gone up yet bcs they are trying to get rid of them before the new Iphone is realeased during the summer. AT&T is going to start seling the Iphones without contract this coming thursday, and that is exactly what they did last year before the Iphone 3g was released.

Why would Apple release a New Phone when it's still selling well?! New firmware will soon be out but not new phone...

Are u kidding me I sell phones in the US and 99$ or even 149$ for the E71 is a great price try this on for size good credit 299$ bad credit full retail get some of that. With a start rate plan of 65$ and that doesn't include caller I'd voice mail or text and u can never take off the internet package or u get hit with a 200$ penalty. It sound like canadian users and sellers are spoiled rotten or just real cheap. This should be an easy sale for the reps and half those phones on the list of EOL we are still selling at 179 and higher so stop crying O also u get one month of free email WHO DOES that? And your still crying just STOP and for the guy who is trying gain business good idea and as a sales person I see nothing wrong with it the other person must not be in sales

Are u kidding me I sell phones in the US and 99$ or even 149$ for the E71 is a great price try this on for size good credit 299$ bad credit full retail get some of that. With a start rate plan of 65$ and that doesn't include caller I'd voice mail or text and u can never take off the internet package or u get hit with a 200$ penalty. It sound like canadian users and sellers are spoiled rotten or just real cheap. This should be an easy sale for the reps and half those phones on the list of EOL we are still selling at 179 and higher so stop crying O also u get one month of free email WHO DOES that? And your still crying just STOP and for the guy who is trying gain business good idea and as a sales person I see nothing wrong with it the other person must not be in sales

All I can say is I am glad I jumped on the offers I had from Rogers late in 2008 and again in early 2009 for free (with 3 year contract) Samsung Jack Merlot which I got in November '08 and my Blackberry Curve 8320 which I got in February this year.

My girlfriend and her best friend just yesterday were in the Rogers store and picked up iPhones instead of Blackberry's and I know they paid more than they would have only a month ago. At least $50 more for my girlfriend and as much as $100 for her friend.

There is no winning for the consumer when dealing with only 2 or 3 major providers of services and as long as there is no real competition, the consumer will always be the loser.

Rogers has also screwed over voice only customers who want to upgrade. Even if your at a Tier 5 upgrade(best you can get) Rogers still wants the $35 admin fee.(aka NO MORE FREE PHONES) I can't wait for a new GSM Carrier to hit Canada. Because rogers is going to eat the dirt of everyone who's going to leave them. Who ever took over after T-Rog passed is a real douche.