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Rogers $5 iPhone Value Pack: Name Display, Visual Voicemail, Unlimited Texts

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Rogers has made some changes to its value pack add ons for smartphone customers including those with the iPhone. The website now shows the following iPhone value pack for $5 per month:

  • Name Display
  • Visual Voicemail Plus
  • Unlimited U.S. & International Text Messages
  • WhoCalled™

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Do note that Name Display only shows the name of callers, whereas caller ID will show the number. The latter is still a $7/month add on and not part of this value pack.

The $12.79 value pack is listed for business customers:

  • Call Display with Name Display
  • Visual Voicemail (for iPhone only)
  • Visual Voicemail Plus
  • 100 U.S. & International Text Messages
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Just last week Rogers introduced new monthly plans priced $5 higher than before but now included caller ID and voicemail.

If you’re still on the $12.79/month value pack, you should be able to call in and switch to the $5 value pack then add on call display for $7, which will save you $9.48 annually and add unlimited US/international texting. Let us know if you plan to make any account changes.

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  • Mark

    The “gotcha” here is that “unlimited US/international texting” only applies to texts that originate in Canada. So you can’t use it while traveling outside of Canada.

  • that guy

    this is only avail to new plans…. just fyi. (just got off the phone with rogers) – in my case, i dropped my old plan, got new one, and this came up as available, saved me a few bux.. thanks.

  • What about the Name Display vs Number display ? If someone isn’t in my address book, will it display the name of the call or unknown caller ?

  • Mark

    ??? … It’s an add-on. I would have thought that you would be able to add/remove add-ons like this whenever you like. When this sort of thing happens, I call back and talk to someone else – or ask to speak to a supervisor.

  • I can’t seem to find it on the website. It’s not under the value packs or any of the add on options. Is it region specific? I’m in Quebec!

  • I’m in Quebec too and can see them.

  • hub2

    This is one time where common sense falls in the carrier’s favour. One would hope it’d be obvious that such a cheap add-on to a Canadian plan only applies for things originating in Canada.

  • guest

    They told me the same thing. I’d have to switch to the new plan…..which in my case would not be worth it

  • Yeah, It just doesn’t show up for me. I don’t have any options under value packs. The site itself looks slightly different for me too. Maybe it’s a problem with the site on an iOS device. Weird.

  • Mark

    They are DEFINITELY hoping that people won’t figure that out. And I’d be willing to bet that about 80% won’t. It would have been simple enough for Rogers to add “…from Canada”. But they would rather have customers ASSUME it means from anywhere.

  • Alex

    Is it unlimited or 100 US text?

  • cUn1t

    This is how it works with the system that the telecom reps use…There are “Regular SOCs” and there are “Optional SOCs”. An example of a Reg SOC would be that $7 CD add-on or a data block. These are SOCs that are compatible with any plan. Opt SOCs are plan specific and can’t be incorporated on any plan. My guess is that $5 add on is an opt SOC for new plans only.

  • Mark

    Unlimited. The old plan (which I have) is 100.

  • I have the current plan with 100 texts and they didn’t tell me that they had to originate in Canada so ended up with about $50 in extra charges that they wouldn’t reverse.

  • Denise

    I recently switched my previous $60 1GB plan and $20 iphone value pack as i came to the end of my 3 year contract and wanted to pay less. Had the Rogers rep switch me to the new $70 1GB plan and $5 iPhone value pack, and ever since, my visual voice mailbox longer works (when I tap on voicemail it dials into my voicemail now and I no longer see a list of past voicemail messages!). And now I seem to be getting new voice mail messages via text attachments! Weird and annoying! Have tried unseccessfully to get this resolved twice now. Will keep trying. *sigh*. At least my 3 year contract is over… I’m free to leave.

  • pegger1

    You recently switched your plan and they didn’t hook you for another 3yrs?

  • pegger1

    Why would you assume otherwise? Do you assume your minutes work in the US as well?

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