However, you could be right on the fact that WIND's promos have been 1-year deals to date. They did have the $15 all-in-the-family plan back in April (??) which is grandfathered. And after the beating they're taking right now from Mobi, I could see them pull something similar. I'd pay $5/month more for the same package with WIND because their DATA speeds are better.
That being said, don't play the "gotcha" game. It *WON'T* work and your *** will be left out in the wind (and I might be referring to Wind Mobile at that point...)
Unfortunately Rogers/Fido is horrible for this. Bell is horrible for this. Telus has sucked at this. And I can say that Mobi is *NO BETTER, NO WORSE* in this case. This is a super hot deal @ $35/month... if I have to live with crap customer service so be-it. Once I get everything up and running I'll hope I never need to call back in.
While talking about trying to "game" the system, remember that Mobilicity has already thought about some of the potential schemes. When it comes to the Family Plans (not refering to the Insider's Plan here), they tell you that the family plan discount cannot be combined with a F&F plan. Otherwise, you could sign up secondary lines on the $15 plan with a phone and attach them to the same account as your F&F plan, take the $100 My Wallet credit for each line, transfer the $100 My Wallet credit for each line to the main account balance, and then cancel each extra $15 line while keeping the credits and the phones. I'm pretty sure Mobilicity has already thought that one through and becaue of that above example, they probably wouldn't even let you take the $100 instant credits for any seconary lines on an account. Unless Mobilicity specific forbids the $100 instant phone credit with secondary lines, this would work because of the way that the monthly fee account balance is set up as one single balance for all lines on the same account. The transfered credits would then be available to be used for monthly fees on the remaining lines on that account even after you cancel some of them.
It's painful to read through 25 pages to find an answer (assuming it's there) to my question.
Well, I suppose now that I have visited the forums, and am informed about things like the Nov. 7th port-in deadline, it would be silly for me to fight things down the road, since I've been kindly informed by everyone here that I'll have issues unless I eat my ECF now.
I am lucky in a sense, since I have the time to visit these forums, and read about what everybody else heard.
I still think that Mobilicity could have done things better. Suppose somebody did the same thing as me. Call in to Mobi, ask about promotion, porting in, get told that you can do it any time. Come into the store, ask the clerk the same thing, get the same response. Sign up for the deal, and go home happy.
I think that a reasonable person would feel satisfied at this point, and a reasonable person wouldn't expect to have to spend hours on the phone with Mobilicity in two months time arguing about what was or wasn't said back when they signed up.
A reasonable person shouldn't need to scour forums or call dozens of times or visit several stores in order to figure out under what terms they have already made a purchase.
I'd be 'gaming' the system if I pretended like I didn't read this forum. But suppose I'm Joe, who hasn't read it, and he just has a habit of recording calls with company reps [as I do]? Is it still wrong for Joe to try to get what he was promised?
That said, yes, Mobi should have been more clear about things from the get-go and had these answers available from the get-go. If I had known this, I would have ported earlier in the month when it was first made available as I had 2-months left in my contract. Now I'm down to one-month as of today and paying $100 on a $25/month (+$15 for DATA) plan blows - however, I am gaining the benefit of an overall lower priced plan with unlimited calling/texting AND data. The ECF doesn't feel so bad now...
I agree Mobilicity has things that could be improved.
I still do not like some parts of My Wallet system (though I like the idea).
I myself was tired of and disappointed with the different answers, but I would just understand that this is a very young company and thnigs don't go perfect when you just start a big business.
Instead they offered me an awesome deal, and I will support them as long as they show me they improve and they provide me what I want.
The funny thing is WHY would they do it? It wouldn't cost them any more to port numbers in after Nov 7, and not doing so just pisses off customers and makes them look bad. I myself am responsible for at least one person signing up with Mobilicity, but now that I've had to go back to my friend and tell them that I misled them about porting I'm not going to tell anyone else about the plan. Rather defeats the purpose of the whole promotion.
One more question:
We pay one month in advance right?
Cause it just came to me that I already paid $35 + tax at the time of signing up and my balance on Mobilicity's website says $35 + tax due Nov. 11.
I think it's pretty lame that they're disallowing port-ins after the 7th but what are we gonna do? Either we accept it as it is or we don't make the jump. At the end of the day, not jumping could be a costly choice. Sometimes it is better to swallow one's pride.