Rogers announced its Edge Financing program back in July, offering customers device financing at $0 upfront and 0% interest, over 24 months, when choosing an Infinite plan.
While Edge Financing resulted in $0 upfront, customers were still required to pay taxes on devices upfront. However, as of today, Rogers says customers can pay taxes through Edge Financing, “on all current and future devices.”
“Taxes are charged on the full retail price of the device and will be financed in equal monthly payments over your financing term,” explains the Rogers website.
“We launched device financing options to make devices more affordable for our customers”, said Brent Johnston, President, Wireless, Rogers Communications, in an emailed statement to iPhone in Canada. “By extending our financing option to taxes, we’re taking away the last barrier for customers who want to get the latest smartphones at an affordable price as soon as they hit shelves.”
This announcement comes on the eve of Apple’s expected iPhone 11 announcement tomorrow, which may be more expensive than last year’s models for Canadians.
Rogers and Telus introduced 36-month device financing but the CRTC asked carriers to pause the extended option beyond 24 months, as it launched a review of the practice last month.