6 GB/$30 - What's so special about it?

jonassimpson

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Toronto, Canada
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I've got the $30/6 GB plan that everyone, everywhere is always saying they are holding on to for dear life, only willing to give it up when Rogers claws it from their cold, dead hands. Thing is, I'm not clear on why this is such a wonderful thing that I have, and would love to hear from people why it's something that I shouldn't give up. My wife got an LTE iPad Mini recently and I was annoyed when Rogers told me the 6 GB plan I had wasn't 'shareable', so I had to get her a SIM of her own and a separate plan. They offered to change me to a 'shareable' plan but I refused because of all the times I've read that no one must ever give up the $30/6 GB plan. So, in brief: why is that plan so good and is it better than anything retentions will give me now?

I'm also at the end of a hardware and data plan contract term that I got with an iPhone 4, and retentions told me I could keep my existing plan, or they could switch me to a $30/6 GB plan that was 'shareable'. I am considering a HUP to the 5s when it is available but don't have a clue if I should stick with my current plan, agree to change to a different plan if it offers the same stuff or just change the data portion of the plan to a shareable one and leave the rest alone. For instance, can I keep my existing plan and still get LTE speeds on the new handset or are these things unrelated?

Here's my current plan:

Unlimited Voice Plan 35.00
100 Anytime Canadian LD Mins 5.00
Savings: 100 Canadian Anytime LD Mins -5.00
Value Pack* 10.00
6GB Data Service Plan 30.00
Gov't Regulatory Recovery Fee 2.13
Call Forwarding/Call Transfer 3.00
Savings: Call Forwarding/ Call Transfer -3.00
.............
Total before taxes: $77.13

Is this good? Can I get something better still? I use a lot of voice minutes (1500-2000 per month), so the unlimited calling is essential. I don't use the 6 GB of data but I might if I could share it with one or two other devices.

Thanks in advance,

JS
 
1 They lied to you. 6gb is shareable. I'm sharing it with iPad mini.
2 data is gravy for telecoms. Most used function, I doubt 6gb will ever show up for $30
3 decent plan, id keep it



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If you were to go and get a new plan with the same features you'd be looking at $120 minimum (although you would have unlimited can. LD) and with the tablet you'd be at $130. So that's why people want to keep it.

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1 They lied to you. 6gb is shareable. I'm sharing it with iPad mini.
2 data is gravy for telecoms. Most used function, I doubt 6gb will ever show up for $30
3 decent plan, id keep it



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There are old versions of the 6gb plan that aren't shareable and I have one of those versions. They offered to switch my 6gb to the shareable version, but my $5 discount would fall off. I declined.


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There are old versions of the 6gb plan that aren't shareable and I have one of those versions. They offered to switch my 6gb to the shareable version, but my $5 discount would fall off. I declined.


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I taked to customer Relations I got back my 6gb 30$ added back on, no problems at all to get it :2thumbs:. I was on the Flex rate data before.
 
There are old versions of the 6gb plan that aren't shareable and I have one of those versions. They offered to switch my 6gb to the shareable version, but my $5 discount would fall off. I declined.


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I believe it's a tactic to strip off your data credit. I have an old 6gb data as well and all they did was add an extra code to make it shareable.


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I believe it's a tactic to strip off your data credit. I have an old 6gb data as well and all they did was add an extra code to make it shareable.


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I do have a Blackberry data plan on my account, that may be the difference.


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1 They lied to you. 6gb is shareable. I'm sharing it with iPad mini.
2 data is gravy for telecoms. Most used function, I doubt 6gb will ever show up for $30
3 decent plan, id keep it

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Well, they seem determined to drive me away... an update on the story:

I bought an unlocked iPhone 5S and two Rogers reps suggested the best thing to do was just use the My Rogers site to change SIM cards. I did that yesterday, put the new LTE nanoSIM into the 5S and everything was fine. Calls in and out plus data were fine. I didn't see "LTE" but only "3G" on the phone but suspected it might be my location rather than anything else.

Today I've noticed that incoming voice calls do not go to voicemail, they just ring endlessly. Also, I use the Rogers One Number app and incoming calls were not ringing in it ever. I could still dial out with it, and I could still login to voicemail and hear my old messages.

I spoke to Customer Service, then Customer Care, and then finally Customer Relations. None could explain why voicemail was broken and their suggestion to remove and re-add voicemail wasn't a possibility since the SOC for my value pack wasn't addable anymore. If they'd deleted it they couldn't have put it back on. Of course, they were eager as anything to offer me other plans to switch to. The Customer Relations person liked my idea of trying to switch back to the microSIM so I did that using the Rogers website again. I even put it back into the iPhone 4 I was using before the changeover. No dice... exactly the same symptoms.

While talking to him, however, he offered to switch me to the following plan:

Unlimited Canada-wide calling
Unlimited text, MMS, video messaging
6 GB data, shareable and LTE, tethering included
Call/Name display, Visual Voicemail, Unlimited international text, preferred rate LD (he claimed the rates were $0.10 to anywhere)

Price: $85 for the base plan, plus $6.99 for the value pack with voicemail and text features
Discount: $15 per month guaranteed for 2 years
Total: $76.99

This compares well with my current plan, and adds Canada-wide (instead of local) unlimited, unlimited text (vs 2500), international text (I pay for each one now), data that is shareable, and Visual Voicemail.

Any opinions on whether I should take this new plan? I realize that because it's a bundled plan I couldn't reduce to a low per-month minutes plan and keep 6 GB in the future but I use a ton of voice and that's not likely to change.

TIA for your thoughts...
 
If it is comparable to what you have now except cheaper, I would go for it.
It looks comparable to what I was being offered the last couple of months. I was offered the same plan for $70 plus tax.
However, if you still have time on your side I would keep calling retentions to get what you want exactly.
With regards to the LTE, it is dependent on your phone which is LTE capable and the NANO sim card. I know that it switches back and forth when I look at my iphone 5S.
Definitely, keep your 6 gigs. I was off for a majority of Dec and didn't think I was using my iphone any more than I normally did and I received a text this morning saying that I hit 80% ( 5 gigs ) of my allowable data.
 
Well, they seem determined to drive me away... an update on the story:

I bought an unlocked iPhone 5S and two Rogers reps suggested the best thing to do was just use the My Rogers site to change SIM cards. I did that yesterday, put the new LTE nanoSIM into the 5S and everything was fine. Calls in and out plus data were fine. I didn't see "LTE" but only "3G" on the phone but suspected it might be my location rather than anything else.

Today I've noticed that incoming voice calls do not go to voicemail, they just ring endlessly. Also, I use the Rogers One Number app and incoming calls were not ringing in it ever. I could still dial out with it, and I could still login to voicemail and hear my old messages.

I spoke to Customer Service, then Customer Care, and then finally Customer Relations. None could explain why voicemail was broken and their suggestion to remove and re-add voicemail wasn't a possibility since the SOC for my value pack wasn't addable anymore. If they'd deleted it they couldn't have put it back on. Of course, they were eager as anything to offer me other plans to switch to. The Customer Relations person liked my idea of trying to switch back to the microSIM so I did that using the Rogers website again. I even put it back into the iPhone 4 I was using before the changeover. No dice... exactly the same symptoms.

While talking to him, however, he offered to switch me to the following plan:

Unlimited Canada-wide calling
Unlimited text, MMS, video messaging
6 GB data, shareable and LTE, tethering included
Call/Name display, Visual Voicemail, Unlimited international text, preferred rate LD (he claimed the rates were $0.10 to anywhere)

Price: $85 for the base plan, plus $6.99 for the value pack with voicemail and text features
Discount: $15 per month guaranteed for 2 years
Total: $76.99

This compares well with my current plan, and adds Canada-wide (instead of local) unlimited, unlimited text (vs 2500), international text (I pay for each one now), data that is shareable, and Visual Voicemail.

Any opinions on whether I should take this new plan? I realize that because it's a bundled plan I couldn't reduce to a low per-month minutes plan and keep 6 GB in the future but I use a ton of voice and that's not likely to change.

TIA for your thoughts...



This is not bad as long as the credits remain. I have a similar plan but with unlimited north american + 5GB data for $70 + tax. I replaced my 6GB plan with my current plan. Only lost 1 GB of data but gained unlimited north american (saves me from having to use magic jack, which I hate using)
 
Compared to what you had, its pretty much the same, if not a better plan
Just make sure your not paying that gov. fee, have them credit you back that fee indefinitely if still on your bill.
You are still paying in my opinion 15$ too much, try to get Retentions to further credit you the account.
 
Hi my 6 GB plan finishes end of Dec, but I have cancelled a value pack, which was 14.00. I have a unlocked BB Z30 and just want to continue monthly the plan with 300 minutes and My10 with unlimited texting. Will they try and move me to higher costs I would like to keep it at 50+ taxes
 
Well I just got confirmation that when I cancel the value pack my plan cost will stay at 60+taxes, if I want I can over to Koodo bring my phone I could get 1 gb unlimited everything,call display,voicemail with 10% off bill which would be 54 +taxes. Just got to keep an eye on data over the next few months to see how much I use and may switch.
 
Just got to keep an eye on data over the next few months to see how much I use and may switch.
Also think about how much data you may find yourself using 2 or 3 years down the road. HD videos, HD images, heavier websites, video calling, voice calling using data, and so forth. All of these will become more and more prevalent as time goes by. Will 1GB be enough a few years from now? Will you be able to get 6GB down the road for anywhere close to a sane price?

Just a few things to consider, before you give up your current plan. Don't just think in the "now" - think ahead.
 
One thing to note for people using allot of data is the possible overage charges. I tether my iphone for home internet since I live in the sticks and previously had the 6 G and Unlimited NA calling for under $100. For the few times I went over the 6 Gigs, I was charged astronomical overages and was easy to tack on another $100 to bill with minimal data used over the allotted 6G. About a year and a half ago, retentions put me on a $5-500meg overage plan, but that conveniently expired without me knowing and then had to pay outrageous bills. Called retentions again with the intent to dump Rogers all together and for now they topped my data to 8 Gigs and added $25 to my plan and lost NA calling as it got switched to Canada wide. I don't need 8 gigs of data, but its cheaper then paying the overages. So for now with less then a year on my contract, I think its really time to let go Rogers after supporting them for over a decade. With Family in Manitoba, I'm getting a (non Rogers)Manitoba plan and new Manitoba number and be done with it as my Iphone is unlocked. I'll continue buying phones outright as that seems to be the way to go nowadays. Gonna cost me $55/month with 5 gigs of data with $10/gig overages.
Those of you nearing the end of contracts and looking to get a better plan. Keep in mind after contract is done, their is no longer moneys going to phone subsidy so thats around $20 per month profit for carrier after contract term or should be a $20 discount afterwards. Something to negotiate for those no longer buying subsidized phones.

Dan
 
I had a friend who worked for a cell company and he would always tell me about that good plan in Manitoba.
Have you tried calling Retentions some more?
 
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