Hello, I am a high school student about to buy my first cell phone. I am thinking about going with either the Samsung Instinct from Bell, or the LG Vu from Rogers. I would like a plan that is under $40 with unlimited incoming calls. Both companys have flaws with me. With Bell, I keep hearing rumors about being charged for incoming text messages. But with Rogers, I dont see any plans that contain Free Incoming calls.
Also, My father has been a long time Rogers Wireless customer, for about 8 years now I believe. Our home phone service is also Rogers. Is there any chance, that Rogers will offer me a good plan based on these circumstances?
Your help is appreciated
For a plan under $40 per month you have numerous options.
Although with Rogers I don't see any specific add-ons that are "Free Incoming Calls" there are products/features/add-on that are similar to it. And I don't really know what an agent is able to provide (you could ask and tell them you can receive that feature from competitors).
One plan that replicates it is the MY5 plans. If I'm not mistaken, as a student, this is essentially a MY10 plan for students. For $25/month (plus the SAF, 911), you have UNLIMITED local calls and text to 10 Canadian numbers (from any
network). So, if you can imagine you'd make the majority of your calls to and from your home and close friends, you might like that.
ABSOLUTELY I'd use your parents track record to get a better deal (and don't forget to mention to them that you can receive better from competition - you want to make them want your business). What I am telling you is merely what is advertised - always try to get more. Try to get them to throw in something you would find valuable (communication pack for instance?).
And don't just stick to calling Rogers. If you have an idea of what the competition can offer you (as you can see from posts above), or even special promotions, you SHOULD be able to receive an even better
plan with whomever you choose.
Bottom line, since you are entering
the mobile market, you want to make them want your business. Come back and let us know how you did!