Leaked memo shows Rogers to start connection fee on July 10th
While the new fee apparently cannot be eliminated, even by Mr.Rogers, the carrier does have a heart. According to the memo, Rogers will actually cut the price of the Connection Fee for those new customers activating service or for existing customers upgrading to a new phone. The discounted fee will be $15 and will remain at that price until further notice. So that means for now, Rogers customers are saving $20 with the new rate.
If the leaked memo is legit, we should hear more from the mobile operator in the days ahead. Stay tuned!
1. rallyguy (Posts: 362; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
They used to charge $70 to upgrade? Yikes!
2. Beholder88 (Posts: 77; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
And everyone is so upset about Verizon starting to charge $30 to upgrade.
6. quakan (Posts: 990; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)
People were bothered because it used to be free. I wonder, if you buy a phone from VZW online, have it delivered, then dial *228 would there still be an activation fee since you didn't involve any VZW employees to activate it?
3. gorkapr (Posts: 8; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)
the same reason that if you want a phone less than retail price will need to get a 2 years contract, well in canada is 3 or 5 years contract
7. quakan (Posts: 990; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)
I couldn't imagine being stuck with a phone for 3 years, let alone 5.
4. lyndon420 (Posts: 1357; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
I'm with Rogers and they just gave me unlimited calling anytime / anywhere within Canada for less than I was paying for just my5.
5. bucky (Posts: 1084; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
If I'm shopping for a new provider or looking to extend my contract, I won't pay that fee. There is more competition now that won't charge it.