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Leaked memo shows Rogers to start connection fee on July 10th

0. phoneArena posted on 06 Jul 2013, 00:38

A leaked internal Rogers memo reveals that beginning July 10th, the Canadian carrier will be eliminating the $35 Activation Fee and the $35 Hardware Upgrade Administration Fee; instead, new and existing customers will be billed a $35 Connection Fee to be activated onto the Rogers network. The new Connection Fee will be the same for new or existing customers and cannot be waived...

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posted on 06 Jul 2013, 06:29 1

1. rallyguy (Posts: 620; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)

They used to charge $70 to upgrade? Yikes!

posted on 06 Jul 2013, 07:12

2. Beholder88 (Posts: 85; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

And everyone is so upset about Verizon starting to charge $30 to upgrade.

posted on 06 Jul 2013, 14:23

6. quakan (Posts: 1398; 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?

posted on 06 Jul 2013, 07:59 1

3. gorkapr (Posts: 74; 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

posted on 06 Jul 2013, 14:24 1

7. quakan (Posts: 1398; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)

I couldn't imagine being stuck with a phone for 3 years, let alone 5.

posted on 06 Jul 2013, 08:20

4. lyndon420 (Posts: 5002; 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.

posted on 06 Jul 2013, 09:10 1

5. bucky (Posts: 3135; 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.

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