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    Re: So what's the deal?

    Quote Originally Posted by AAAAAAA7 View Post
    I was hoping the deal they told us to wait for would be something advantageous to us and not the other way around.

    I was hoping for a "half off" the premium data plan or something like that.
    Let's face it.... Mobilicity's data speeds sucks anyhow....they have to compete with a better monetary factor with the big 3, and a $40 transfer fee is just plain old gouging - that really sucks!
    Or, at least, if your number has been with them for two years you should be eligible for a lifetime rate of your choice....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mooseonloose View Post
    Mobi kinda sux. They are offering the 1/2 off plans to existing customers for a $40 "administration fee". So for 45.20 with tax, I got the $45 everything plan for 25.42 with tax, FOR ONE YEAR ONLY. The original 1/2 price plan I got, Mobi had told me that was for life. They seem to have forgotten that.

    No choice, locked to Mobi on my Nokia. I don't like that new customers get a better deal.



    Well, it's probably still better than Robbers. And I do like my Lumia 710.

    50% promo was never for life, don't know where you got that info from.

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    There seems to be a lot of debate over how long the 50% lasts. i still insist that it could last two years in this situation: sign up to Mobilicity's 50% offer in November 2011, quit in November 2012, then sign up again during that same month. As for Night_Sky83's concern about Mobilicity not porting back numbers they assign, it's possible to use a non-Mobilicity number to overcome this obstacle. Customers have a right to use their number with whichever carrier they would like. In any event, they should want to port back any number as a much needed "winback" for subscriber numbers. The sentiment in this room is clear: it's unfair to privilege new customers over existing customers.

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    Re: So what's the deal?

    Quote Originally Posted by computergeek541 View Post
    Here's why I don't understand the reported $40 fee: I see this is an attempt by Mobilicity to get some customers off "for life" plans such as $25 unlimited talk+data or $35 F&F plans. In return, the customers gets a price that is temporarily cheaper per month for a year. Okay fine, but why charge a fee for that? If that is partly the thinking at Mobilicity, they need to make sure that those plans -- $25 and $35 plans that include unlimited voice and unlimited data-- don't come back again. Otherwise, customers will just hop back to those "for life" plans after a year and in the meanwhile, Mobilicity will have just lowered the revenue collected from those customers.
    BINGO! This is nothing more than rope the dope. Seriously, I would advise anyone who are still hanging on for whatever reason, stick with your legacy plan. Don't get suckered into getting a useless feature add-on and lose the "for life" feature. Remember, the Mobilicity service is NOT worth more than $25.

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    Quote Originally Posted by will888 View Post
    BINGO! This is nothing more than rope the dope. Seriously, I would advise anyone who are still hanging on for whatever reason, stick with your legacy plan. Don't get suckered into getting a useless feature add-on and lose the "for life" feature. Remember, the Mobilicity service is NOT worth more than $25.

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    What plan would you be moving out from? I thought the only real plan worth keeping was the $35 FnF plan? Even that one came back a month ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e-man View Post
    What plan would you be moving out from? I thought the only real plan worth keeping was the $35 FnF plan? Even that one came back a month ago.
    I guess it depends on your needs. I've always felt that if you can live without voicemail the BTS plans were the best.

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    The only reason why I am still with them is the bonus 30 minutes of roaming considering it's contact the wife when we are at Tulalip and she's at Premium Outlets, and I am in the Tulalip Casino. That is truthfully the only reason why I am holding on to that $35 package deal...

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    Re: So what's the deal?

    That's a bit of a joke. 50% off for existing customers with an insane administration fee.

    Mobilicity has really been disappointing me lately. No femtocells have arrived (probably wouldn't even buy one now) data is going downhill. Just hanging in cause I don't see paying $40 at wind for mms as a valid reason to switch to that plan when the 29 plan had everything I needed.

    Told one of my friends to hold out for Jan to switch to the plan they would be offering thinking it would be a for life plan of sorts. But was wrong for sure.

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    You know I'm on the $25 BTS but I'm thinking of switching for this 50% deal. I know it's not permanent, and I dislike the $40 cashgrab fee, but I like the 30 min of roaming, the North American calling and the global texting.

    I figure in a year either (a) Mobilicity will be bought by Wind or gone under or (b) the Big 3 will have some plans as good or better than the $56 unlimited plan with 2 GB data.
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    Re: So what's the deal?

    Quote Originally Posted by e-man View Post
    What plan would you be moving out from? I thought the only real plan worth keeping was the $35 FnF plan? Even that one came back a month ago.
    I have two BTS accounts, both with $2OFF. I don't have voice mail, no need for it when there is missed call log. I use Google voice to give me unlimited north America calling. Google voice can also ring multiple devices, so call forward is somewhat useless. As long as I stay, I will stick with these plans. Not going to show any excitement over anything, except coverage improvements.

    Mobilicity is really damaging their reputation with these short term plans as if they can raise rates later. It causes anxiety for those with expiring deals. They tend to shop elsewhere. Even wind had enough foresight to replace last year's oh Canada one year deal with something with no expiry.

    With the proliferation of pretty good deals this past month, I sense the major brands have locked up a lot of clients for a while and lowered the bar on price. I sense even wind's $40 plan with much better coverage than Mobilicity will be viewed as expensive. Mobilicity plans that cost more than $30 would be too expensive. Those who are going to chime in and remind me of the unlimited usage, please remember with Wind and Mobilicity, what is extremely limited is coverage. No coverage = no service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by endlessdayz View Post
    That's a bit of a joke. 50% off for existing customers with an insane administration fee.

    Mobilicity has really been disappointing me lately. No femtocells have arrived (probably wouldn't even buy one now) data is going downhill. Just hanging in cause I don't see paying $40 at wind for mms as a valid reason to switch to that plan when the 29 plan had everything I needed.

    Told one of my friends to hold out for Jan to switch to the plan they would be offering thinking it would be a for life plan of sorts. But was wrong for sure.

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    told one of my friends to hold out as well... i guess i let them down...
    Managed to get Mobilicity to act and improve on 4 items.

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    The $40 for a plan change is exorbitant (it may apply only if changing down to a lesser value plan; that was the case when it was $15). And with ARPU apparently a prime driver now it seems unlikely existing users will be offered for-life promos. If it doesn't bring in new subs or improve ARPU, it ain't gonna happen.
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    I don't know how they can justify charging $40 as a plan change fee when a new SIM card is less. I'm on the 12 month half price fee thing from last year that is expiring in the next few months and I will probably port out when that deal expires.

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    I was going to try Wind for a month awhile back just to check the data speeds. It would have cost $25 for the sim plus $40 plus tax and wasn't worth it.

    When my $55 plan for $30 expires in about 5 months I would definitely port out instead of paying $40 to switch plans. And there is no way I would pay $55/mo. After I got my money's worth with Wind I'd be in a position to port back to Mobi later. Maybe for another $200 port in deal.

    There is also no way I would pay an extra $20/mo in the hopes of getting faster data when I always get over 2mbps anyway.

    Plus locking the phones makes it impossible to buy a Nokia phone which is bad for Mobi because from my experience, Nokias give the user the best experience on the network - at least my E7 does because it has twice the signal strength of my old 5230.

    The difference between me and others posting here is that I have no problem switching if I'm not satisfied with what I get for what I pay.

    All companies are the same. They do what they have to do to get started - then they start to maximize profits. I have no doubt that Wind and Mobi will be like the big3 and find a way to encourage people to switch their coveted F&F plans for a better one - just by offering a better one - like an LTE plan.

    My g/f doesn't use data and is still on the yearly prepaid for $17/mo. I'll probably keep it and just drop the $30 plan when it expires.

    But then again - I still have 5 months and I'll see what changes come next. I don't panic ahead of time.

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    anyone also got this? I'm wondering if there'll be the 40$ fees

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