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It's based on how many days are left on your billing cycle. Think about it way. First, realize that you are on Pay Before so you have to pay before you get service. So if you utilize all 30 days, you get charged full price or 3/3. The smaller the amount of service time you get, the less you pay. The whole idea with pro-rated billing is so you don't get charged for days that have elapsed before your next billing cycle begins (i.e. when they plan on charging you the full amount).
Say your billing cycle starts on November 26 and ends on December 26.
If you top off your account between November 26 and December 5, you have to pay 3/3 (or full amount) because you are getting 21-30 days of service.
If you top off you account between December 6 and December 15, you have to pay 2/3 because you are getting 11-20 days of service.
Finally, if you top off you account between December 16 and December 25, you have to pay 1/3 because you are getting 1-10 days of service.
Didn't wind always have this system?
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Nevermind Bell.. LTE is fine.
Its about the Days "REMAINING" in your billing cycle. If your billing cycle began 4 days ago (Nov 26th), then you still fall in the 3/3 category and thus have to pay 3/3 times your monthly service.
But if you are not planning to use your WIND service yet, then you should not be topping up at all until your account has been in suspension 80 days (ie, two thirds into your third billing cycle on suspension). 2/3rds into a billing cycle leaves you with 1/3 "Remaining" in this billing cycle. You will need to top up 1/3 of your monthly service anytime between day 80 to 89 (where as the $5 trick method previous to this billing system change meant only topping up $5).
mattt33, you appear to be confusing yourself greatly. It maybe best to get a hard copy of a calendar month.
Label: November 26th to December 5th as 3/3. December 6th to December 15th as 2/3 and December 16th to December 25th as 1/3.
If your account was in suspension and:
you wish to reactivate a $40 HMP during the first third of billing cycle = $40 * 3/3 = $40.00
you wish to reactivate a $40 HMP during the second third of billing cycle = $40 * 2/3 = $26.66
you wish to reactivate a $40 HMP during the final third of billing cycle = $40 * 1/3 = $13.33
Before one only needed to top up as per the remaining days left. If you had a $40 plan in suspension and there were 5 days remaining in your billing cycle, a top up balance of $6.67 (ie $40 * 5/30) would be enough to reactivate your account for the last 5 days in billing cycle.
NOW one needs to top up enough to satisfy the remain third(s) left in your billing cycle. Since 5 days left means you are within the last 1/3 of the month you'd need to top up $13.33 (ie $40 * 10/30). Here, you are paying for 10 days of service but only getting 5.
Why do you think I uncapitalized my name? It occurred to me some people were thinking it was two separate words like your name should be, but it's not. isthatgoodenough? <hah get it?
$5 trick still worked for me.
$420 -($29* 10% *12mths) + ($45* 10% *18mths) = $304.20
Rogers person cancelling at month 30 would pay:
ECF 6 mths * $20 = $120 + DECF = 6 mths * $5 = $30, total = $150.00
Looks like Rogers ECF/DECF is cheaper in the long run with above example.
Hate to say it but Wintab+ is just Wind's version of a 3 year contract from the Big3
Windtab+ = Hardware subsidy
Big3 contract = Tied to receiving service from the provider
Want to leave?
Tab = Pay-off what you owe on what you bought
Contract = Pay us for not taking service from us
Windtab+ = Rewards you for staying 3 yrs
Big3 contract = Penalizes you for leaving early
Its not the amount that matters, its the essence of being charged that does.