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Rogers/Fido Release Unimpressive New Plans

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Today, Rogers and Fido released new plans and as compared to the last quarter plans, and even beyond that, the new Rogers plans especially are by far the worst they have ever done.

New Rogers Plans

1.) $30, $35, $40, and $45 consumer plans received “unlimited mobile browsing” as an option add-on. (not compatible with iPhone)

2.) $30 consumer plan lost My5 Local (talk, text unlimited) and was replaced with My5 Local Talk Only (really bad).

3.) $40 and $45 consumer plan lost its 50 bonus minutes.

4.) Two $45 consumer plan options; one with mobile browsing as an option and no bonus minutes and one without mobile browsing as an option and 100 bonus minutes.

5.) New $50 consumer plan option:

  • Daytime: 500 minutes
  • Evenings & Weekends: Unlimited at 9PM
  • Features: Choose either Mobile Browsing OR Unlimited Messages OR My5 Canada-Wide OR Unlimited Local Network Calling OR Double Your Minutes

6.) New $60 Smartphone Plan:

  • Daytime: 250 minutes
  • Evenings & Weekends: Unlimited at 9PM
  • Data: 500MB
  • Features: Unlimited Messages OR My5 Canada-Wide OR Unlimited Local Network Calling OR Double Your Minutes

7.) New $70 Smartphone Plan:

  • Daytime: 500 minutes
  • Evenings & Weekends: Unlimited at 9PM
  • Data: 500MB
  • Features: Unlimited Messages OR My5 Canada-Wide OR Unlimited Local Network Calling OR Double Your Minutes

8.) $50 Consumer Smartphone plan lost its 50 bonus minutes.

9.) $50 Consumer Smartphone plan lost its My5 Canada-wide Unlimited Talk/Text and replaced with My5 Unlimited Local Talk Only (SUPER BAD).

10.) Family Plans lost their bonus minutes.

11.) $10 standalone messaging bundle moved to 500 messages from 1000 messages.

12.) $15 consumer value pack messages reduced to 500 (from 1000) and unlimited mobile browsing removed.

As usual, existing customers are unaffected.

New Fido Plans

1.) $35, $50, and $70 consumer plans received unlimited outgoing texts from Canada to USA/International.

2.) Both CityFido plans received unlimited outgoing texts from Canada to USA/International.

3.) Unlimited evenings and weekends moved from 7PM to 8AM to 7PM to 7AM (lost an hour).

As usual, existing customers are unaffected and may call to change their plan to receive the unlimited text to USA/International.

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  • jeffhalmos

    (Wow. Twitter has almost completely destroyed the usefulness of this site's comments section.)

    It truly is amazing that the cellular world is getting worse (read: more expensive) than most other technologies, which tend to get cheaper. Especially the messaging issue, which of course is a joke as it costs them next to nothing to provide.

  • JDutch

    Fuggers!!!! I swear I'm going to move to Europe once my current contract is through. Enough with these a**holes!

  • djepsilon

    I just can't understand Rogers. You would think they would care about their public image. You would think that pressure from WIND and other new carriers would create lower prices. You would think that as technology advances, prices would lessen. That all seems to be 100% backwards now. There is no way in hell I would never ever buy any stock in this company. If they don't get their act together, they'll be out the door.

    I just don't get it…

  • DjDATZ

    Morons. That is all.

  • DjDATZ

    Yea, Rogers can't seem to understand how to move forward…ever. They just keep back-pedalling. lol

  • DjDATZ

    Morons. That is all.

  • DjDATZ

    Yea, Rogers can't seem to understand how to move forward…ever. They just keep back-pedalling. lol

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