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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 2010-11-22, 11:56 PM Thread Starter
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Rogers Wireless without a contract

I know someone who purchased an unlocked phone. She intended to "ride out" the rest of her contract with Rogers (less than a year left on it). Instead she went and signed up for a 3 year contract because she was told that all of the reasonably priced plans that Rogers offers are only available on a contract.

When she told me this I thought it was bizarre. My understanding was that Rogers/Bell/Telus/etc justify the contract because they subsidized a phone. If you pay the full price for the phone (or bring your own unlocked phone) then you wouldn't be in a contract, just a month-to-month term.

Is it true that in order to get the published plans that you need to sign up for a contract, or was she mislead?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 2010-11-23, 01:20 AM
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Most Rogers promotional plans require a three-year term. The regularly listed plans do not. In my experience, Rogers is much more stringent about this than the other carriers.
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Would the prices on the page I linked be considered promotional or are they "regular" plans?
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 2010-11-23, 01:33 PM
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Not sure, but as it says at the bottom of the page:
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Available on a 3-year term.
Your best bet is to go to a Rogers store and see what they tell you. Otherwise, pick a different provider if possible.
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