Rogers To Launch “Early Upgrade Fee”?

If this internal posting ends up going through, it seems that Rogers will be implementing changes to its hardware upgrade policy by allowing its customers to upgrade early with a fee. This change is similar to what Telus implemented a few months ago.

The current Rogers upgrade policy, sans any promotions, is 24 months for smartphone customers. In other words, iPhone customers with Rogers must wait 24 months before being able to upgrade their device at a discounted price.

If this new policy goes into effect, Rogers customers who have not met their eligibility date but wish to upgrade early can do so by paying a monthly fee multiplied by the number of months remaining in their contract.