07-11-2009 06:01 PM
07-11-2009 11:55 PM
It really varies, to be quite honest. Some of the benefits of staying with your current carrier involve free incentives such as free voice mail, caller ID, texting, evenings/weekends or anything else really. Your best bet is to call into Rogers' customer service and see what they're willing to offer, and then compare that plan to Telus, Bell, Fido, Koodo, and Virgin. You also may want to consider phone selection as well, if you see a phone you like available only one one particular carrier then that would obviously limit your choices some.
I'd speak to Rogers and then head into your nearest FS, I'm sure you can take a look at what's out there for all carriers that way.
07-18-2009 06:09 AM
I agree with Brian Godin, when you like a specific phone then you are limited to certain networks; definitely walk into your nearest Future Shop and we have a vast selection of cellular phones and data devices.
One big decision that I think will help is if you ask yourself; are you looking for either, 1) A good price plan that won't break the bank; or 2) A phone that will do everything you want to.
Say you want the iPhone; it allows you to access the internet and download fun apps and do so much on a compact device; you will be subject to doing a Voice and Data plan because it is a Data Device; minimum a month is about 50 dollars for the most basic voice and data plan.
Also, the iPhone is available on 2 networks (Rogers and Fido) so maybe 1 provider will give you a better price (Fido) for the select phone.
My point is if you want a specific phone; like Brian was mentioning, you are bound to a certain provider.
Ask your nearest Future Shop Cellular Specialist if you qualify for any EPP/MSD plans which are Employment Purchase Plans made by the company you may be employed with in partnership to save you money on a plan with a service provider.
Good luck in price hunting! Remember when signing a contract it is a big decision, but very beneficial in the savings on a handset.
-Jason de Sousa
Future Shop Ottawa East #065
Future Shop 065
07-22-2009 10:27 AM
When my plan with Telus was about to expire I went to Rogers to ask what they could offer me as a new client. I was offered a great plan from Rogers (unlimited text plan, unlimited data, long distance minutes and so on) for less than what I was paying at Telus.
I then called Telus to tell them that I was offred A-B-C & D from Rogers for $XX a month . They matched the offer, included a new BlackBerry for free and were happy to re-new me.
I suggest listening to other offers you can get from the competition then going back to Rogers to see what they counter with. If you say "Telus offered me..." they will match or beat it, trust me.
Best of luck.
BlackBerry, Apple, EA Sports and beach addict