It’s back! 6GB/$30 data plan returns

Yes, you read correctly. The 6GB/$30 data plan for smartphones is back – for a limited time only.

Until September 30, both new and existing customers can add the 6GB/$30 data plan to a voice plan with a three-year term.  Also, you can now share your 6GB data plan with mobile internet devices starting at $10/month per device. With this option, you can share the data from your smartphone with your tablet, netbook or Rocket mobile internet stick.

Upgrade your data on the My10 Promo Plan

New and existing customers on the My10 Promo Plan can upgrade the data bucket from 1GB to 6GB for only $10 more/month. This means you’ll be able to get all the same services– My10 Canada wide calling, unlimited text and picture/video messaging  - with 5 times the data.

Eligibility

You must have a voice plan in order to add the 6GB/$30 and it’s available with a three year term only. Tethering is included at no extra charge.

For sharing options, your primary line must be a smartphone with a three year term and your secondary device can be any of the following:

You can add up to four secondary devices on sharing plans.

Will you add the 6GB/$30 data plan?

Miranda MacDonald is a regular contributor to RedBoard

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  1. Terry Chambers says: August 5th, 2011 a 12:06pm

    My wife and I have the 1GB family plan right now. Is there any way that we can take advantage of this offer?

    • You want to make sure that you understand that you will have to sign up for a new 3 year contract

    • Not sure if you already got the device yet, but here’s my comment anyways lol…>>>Yes, me and my husband had the same family plan. 1gb plan for $100. I have an iphone 3g, he has sony xperia x10…At first there was an issue with converted the family plan to this one (which is a business plan)…but we got it…but we’re shared on the business plan….however…you have your internet/cable/cell phones already as a bundle to get that 10% discount…you will lose the 10% temporarly for 15 days. Other than that, you’re golden to get it! :D…We got 2 tablets. our plan is now like $115/$120…it’s awesome. (and your contract doesn’t change, you’re just ADDING a device to your contract and changing your plan.) *cheers*

  2. So what about people who already have the 6GB plan. When I login to My Rogers is says my plan will expire. Should I call and have it re-newed for another 3 years? Will this offer be available during the next iPhone launch? Thanks!

    • RogersMiranda says: August 5th, 2011 a 2:08pm

      If your plan expires before Sept. 30, and it’s a plan you’d like to keep, I’d recommend renewing it :) But best to talk to a Rogers rep for specific details on your options.

      • You recommend it because it’s in Roger’s best interest that it is renewed. It is not necessarily in the consumer’s best interest.

        The only things that I know of that expires are credits that are applied to accounts. The features of a plan will be grandfathered for fear it may cause an uprising within the Roger’s user base.

      • That’s the worst advice I have ever heard! He doesn’t have to renew anything! What he has he will keep as long as he doesn’t change it. That expiry date is most likely when the contract ends or credits that will expire.

        Why would rogers want to make their billing system to remove $30 feature off of an account just because it expires? Doesn’t make sense does it? You should get the facts straight before telling people what to do.

        • RogersMiranda says: August 8th, 2011 a 6:13pm

          Sorry guys. I think I provided incorrect info here. I’m double checking with a pricing specialist and will confirm. Sorry for any confusion.

    • Data plans expire? I got my 6GB/$30 plan more than 3 years ago when the 3G was released. I’ve never been told the plan needed to be renewed.

      • Data plans do not expire, its just that the original term contract expires, if you renew or not does not cause the data plan to expire.

      • I spoke with a CSR a year or so ago regarding this “expiration” notice on my account. He assured me they legally cannot take something away from you. The 6GB is a limited time offer, but as long as you don’t let them change your data plan, they cannot take it away. And trust me, I have had them say “oh, you are over paying for your data plan, let me give you 500MB for $20 a month” and I’ve had to scold them to leave it alone.

        • RogersMiranda says: August 9th, 2011 a 9:24am

          @Ramone, @Blackwell @Alph @John @Corey @Kevin

          Huge apologies guys. My comment above was inaccurate. If you currently have the 6GB plan, there’s no need to renew it. It will just become a monthly plan. Of course, if you decide to HUP you will need to renew. Sorry for the confusion and thanks for flagging my error.

          • One more thing….if I HUP past September 30 (which seems very likely if you don’t get a Galaxy S2 before then), I’ll still be able to continue my current 6/30 plan, correct?

        • The CSR you spoke to is incorrect. In the fine print, Rogers can change your service with proper notice (I think it’s something like 30 days). You will notice that the agreement for service you signed upon signing up is quite specific on this.

          On the plus side, while Rogers can technically do this, the better question is will they? I doubt it. Why push away a customer when you have them already? Aquisition of new customers is extremely expensive.

          • All true, but that is legally grounds for terminating a contract. If you don’t agree to their changes they have no choice but to let you out of the contract or submit and not change it. But usually changes like that are made across the board. However if you do nothing after their warning they can do whatever they want because you are agreeing by saying nothing. So it is highly unlikely that they would do any of this.

            I’ve had this plan since the first roll out and Rogers doesn’t change your plan on you. The only way would be for your account to become defunct, then open a new account and then you would be excluded from the deal

  3. I signed up for this data plan but it really needs to be possible to share it with another phone.
    Please?

  4. What about existing family plan members, can we up our data package from 1Gb to 6 Gb for 10 more bucks a month?

  5. Good to see this plan back again for a limited time, but it should be permanent.

  6. RogersMiranda says: August 5th, 2011 a 2:07pm

    @Terry Chambers @BWilson

    Hi guys. No, there’s no way to upgrade from 1 GB to 6 GB for family plans.

    If you have a voice only Family Plan, you can add $6GB/$30 on a per line basis, but note that you can’t share this between family members.

    • Is it something that can be looked into in the future?
      Data is data is data. It shouldn’t matter if the device is a phone or a tablet.

    • boooo…..so tell me, what’s the difference between voice and data? I can share voice minutes but not data? How does that make sense? I have an internet connection at my house, but you don’t charge my family to use it.

      This is the kind of arbitrary decision making, due to nothing more than naked greed, that keeps Rogers so very unpopular.

      • Rogers_Chris says: August 5th, 2011 a 5:03pm

        Hi Alph, sorry you feel that way. It’s in no way arbitrary, though. Thanks for sharing your opinion though.

        • Perhaps you can change my mind and enlighten us all with an explanation why voice can be shared and data can’t.

          • I don’t really get this. It’s a promo…normally you pay what…$30 for 1GB?

            $30 for 6GB is a REALLY good deal, and you expect to share that will any other lines on your account for free?

            When you can run a business successfully by giving away that much for at least 5 years flat, I’ll apologise, but until than I have to say you’re deluding yourself.

  7. I have the $30/6GB plan from last year (2010). Am I eligible to share my 6GB to my iPad for $10 now or do I need to switch to this year’s $30/6GB plan? I know it used to be $30 per device.

    • RogersMiranda says: August 8th, 2011 a 12:18pm

      Hi Ivan,

      You’ll need to switch to the new plan and renew your term. I’d recommend stopping by a Rogers store or calling a rep to discuss the details.

  8. Stefan Lucas says: August 5th, 2011 a 2:59pm

    Hey, when you say “You can add up to four secondary devices on sharing plans.” Does that mean I could add another phone thats apart of my plan to the 6GB plan so we could share the data?

    • I am pretty sure secondary devices mean tablet, netbook or Rocket mobile internet stick. Data sharing is never meant to be shared with another smartphone.

    • Rogers_Chris says: August 5th, 2011 a 5:20pm

      That’s exactly what it means, Stefan!

  9. So just to confirm, when you write 3-year term must be taken with this package, do you mean a year data term or will they renew your voice term as well?

    I’ve been getting conflicting answers.

    • Rogers_Chris says: August 5th, 2011 a 5:20pm

      Kevin, as I understand it, you need only extend and renew the data term.

      • Rogers made me renew my voice plan. Should they not have?

      • So confirming again, the bulletin implies 3 year data term must be taken but the business rules imply that the voice term must be taken as well.

        Kind of confusing. It depends on who you get and their interpretation of the rules.

  10. I have the $40 iPhone Data Value Pack with 500 MB of data. Can I upgrade to this 6GB plan?

    • It’s possible but you have to cancel your value pack first. You can then subscribe to the 6GB plan and possibly the $16 iPhone value pack if you want to continue to receive caller id, voicemail, and text messages. A big plus about the 6GB plan is that it counts towards your Better Choice Bundle discount while your original $40 iPhone Data Value Pack doesn’t.

    • RogersMiranda says: August 8th, 2011 a 12:19pm

      Hi Steve,

      Ivan’s right. You can’t upgrade to the 6GB plan with this Value Pack, but there are a couple options. I’d recommend talking to a Rogers rep who can access your account details to provide you with all your options.

  11. I called and was told that is was $30 for each share line. They reviewed their database for the business rules and the $10 or $15 share option prices were for iPhone, Smartphone and BlackBerry’s only. Can you confirm? and if its differnet let us know or update your reps database so I can make the change?

    • RogersMiranda says: August 9th, 2011 a 9:33am

      Hey Steve. This is incorrect. You should only have to pay $10/$15 for sharing options. We’re working to make sure all reps are informed of the plan and the various options.

  12. Great! Now tell me that you sell the S2 and I’ll sign up!

  13. I’m on the 500 MB plan. how do I upgrade?

  14. So question why are business people paying $45 a month for 1 GB? Can Business people switch to this plan? Then they can tether their laptop to their BlackBerry when on the road instead of needing a rocket stick? Im taking a wild guess of no here!

    • RogersMiranda says: August 8th, 2011 a 6:17pm

      Hi Caspan. Yes, business customers are eligible for this plan. Same eligibility as for consumers (3 year terms only, must be added to a voice plan)

  15. What happens if Apple comes out with a new iPhone and I just renewed for 3 years with this 6 GB option? Will I still qualify for a hardware upgrade?

  16. Is the 6 gigabyte data add on available on a student plan? I plan on getting a smartphone to get around my new area and I think it would be very useful to know where I am going.

    • RogersMiranda says: August 8th, 2011 a 12:23pm

      Hi Wayne,

      My understanding is that you can pick a voice plan and then add the 6GB/$30 data add-on. But you actually might want to check out the $55 MY10 Promo Plan + $10 to upgrade to 6GB because it provides the best overall value.

  17. Where’s the love for BES accounts??? Bring this promo for us BES users!!!!

  18. Why the three year term?

    I understand the 3 year term when you get a discounted phone, but not in this case. The time will come where long term plans will be a thing of the past. I own my phone, like my computer and simply want network access while having the right to benefit from changes in the competitive market.

  19. Is this 6GB/$30 plan good for 3G and 4G?

    • RogersMiranda says: August 8th, 2011 a 5:54pm

      Yes.

      • Okay, now you have my attention.

        I’m currently on the 6GB/$30 plan I got 3 years ago when the Iphone 3G was released. Will the 6GB/$30 plan I have now allow 4G traffic if I upgrade my phone to a 4G device? Or would I need to ‘upgrade’ to this plan to get 4G traffic capability when I eventually get a new phone?

        • Rogers_Chris says: August 12th, 2011 a 1:48pm

          Hey Alph,

          4G HSPA+ and 4G LTE are different. Our 4G LTE network, which is currently only launched in Ottawa but will be available in other markets before the end of 2011, will require a new handset. Currently, we don’t offer any 4G LTE devices whatsoever.

          Does that help?

          • Hi,

            That’s not really what I was asking. When I get a 4G phone from Rogers, will the 6GB/$30 data plan I got three years ago for my Iphone 3G allow me to get 4G speeds without doing any kind of data plan update ( Miranda says above that this offering does support 4G speed — if/when you have a 4G device ).

          • Rogers_Chris says: August 16th, 2011 a 1:29am

            Hi Alph,

            The term 4G is confusing matters in this case. There’s 4G LTE and 4G HSPA+, both of which are technically 4G. For now, let’s try to differentiate the two without using the term 4G.

            Right now, your iPhone 3G allows you access to the HSPA+ network. The current 6GB/$30 data plan will allow you access to that network for years to come.

            The only case where you’d be unable to use your 6GB/$30 data plan would be if you bought an LTE device, which we will carry in the near future when we launch our LTE network in Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal (currently, the network is only set up in Ottawa). If you were to purchase an LTE device, your 6GB/$30 data plan would not give you access to the LTE network, only the HSPA+ network. In that scenario, you’d find our pricing for LTE here under LTE Flex Rate Plans”: http://www.rogerslte.com/new-lte-devices

            Hope this helps!

          • I believe the plan is to provision phones onto the 4G LTE network. It will also involve a premium on top of your existing data plan.

  20. This is a vote for sharing 6GIG data in couples\family plans, I have been looking for this option. Thanks.