Rogers Updates Price Plans, Brings Back Bonus Minutes

In the beginning of February, Rogers released a series of new price plans for both existing and new customers. Today, the company has modified some of those new plans to include newer and better features.

One of the more negative changes made at the beginning of February was made to the $50 Voice and Data combo plan. At that time, the $50 combo plan lost its 50 bonus minutes and its My5 option was reduced from My5 Canada-wide Unlimited Talk/Text and replaced with My5 Unlimited Local Talk Only.

Effective today, and until March 31, 2010, the $50 combo package has regained its 50 bonus minutes and My5 Canada-wide Unlimited Talk/Text option.

New $50 Smartphone Plan:

  • Daytime: 150 minutes + 50 Bonus Minutes
  • Evenings & Weekends: Unlimited at 9PM
  • Data: 500MB
  • Features: Unlimited Messages OR My5 Canada-Wide (talk, text, picture, video) OR Unlimited Local Network Calling OR Double Your Minutes

The new $60 Voice and Data combo plan that debuted at the beginning of February also gained 50 bonus minutes for a total of 300 local daytime minutes.

New $60 Smartphone Plan:

  • Daytime: 250 minutes + 50 Bonus Minutes
  • Evenings & Weekends: Unlimited at 9PM
  • Data: 500MB
  • Features: Unlimited Messages OR My5 Canada-Wide (talk, text, picture, video) OR Unlimited Local Network Calling OR Double Your Minutes

Lastly, in February, Rogers removed the bonus minutes from the Share Plans but they have now put back the bonus minutes for their $80 and $100 share plan options:

New $80 Share Plan:

  • Daytime: 450 minutes + 50 Bonus Minutes
  • Evenings & Weekends: Unlimited at 9PM
  • Monthly fee for additional line: $35
  • Additional minutes per extra line: 225 Daytime minutes
  • Feature included: Canada-wide calling between plan members
  • Features: Unlimited Messages OR My5 Canada-Wide (talk, text, picture, video) OR Unlimited Local Network Calling OR Double Your Minutes

New $100 Share Plan:

  • Daytime: 350 minutes + 50 Bonus Minutes
  • Evenings & Weekends: Unlimited at 9PM
  • Data: 1GB shared (Double to 2GB for $15)
  • Monthly fee for additional line: $40
  • Additional minutes per extra line: 175 Daytime minutes
  • Feature included: Canada-wide calling between plan members
  • Features: Unlimited Messages OR My5 Canada-Wide (talk, text, picture, video) OR Unlimited Local Network Calling OR Double Your Minutes

Overall, Rogers seems to have brought back the very features they removed at the beginning of February 2010.

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  • roadcarver

    That's because Rogers (according to a report) did not grow their subscriber # in the last month or so. I think Roger is trying to grow. Its hard to grow without compelling price plans / features.

  • We're happy to see that our data plan prices for iPad stack up pretty favourably … I can only assume that they were finalized at the last minute

  • i think, also costs 25 dollars …. Rogers is flying high these days on the backs of their customers

  • i think, also costs 25 dollars …. Rogers is flying high these days on the backs of their customers