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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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