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Rogers upgrade options have offered you the advantage of being able to upgrade your device before your contract ends. Our new “early upgrade” promotion allows you the added freedom and flexibility to upgrade your device as early as six months into your existing contract term.
How Does this Work?
An early upgrade fee is a one-time fee based on the device type you currently own and how many months you have until you’re eligible for new customer pricing under the current standard upgrade offer. Customers who do not want to upgrade early are still entitled to upgrade their hardware at the discounted device price before the end of their 3-year term, depending on eligibility under the current standard upgrade offers.
Under this new early upgrade promotion, the following fees will be used to determine the one-time early upgrade fee and refer to a customer’s current device (the one from which they’re upgrading):
- $10 per month for voice or quick messaging devices
- $15 per month for select smartphones, tablets and other eligible devices (i.e sticks, hubs)
- $20 per month for premium devices (I.e iPhone 4 and BlackBerry Torch)
Let’s Break That Down
Here is an example of an early upgrade offer: Jack is 20 months into a 3-year term on his Acer Liquid E and he really wants a new Samsung Nexus S. Instead of waiting 10 months until he is eligible to upgrade his device at a discounted price ($99.99), Jack can add $150 to the new customer price ($15 per month based on his current device x 10 months) to upgrade to the device at $249.99 on a new 3-year term (compared with $549.99 for the no-term price).
Pricing, eligibility and offers are subject to change so it’s always best to visit a local Rogers retail location where a customer service representative can check your eligibility. This new early upgrade offer applies to our entire lineup and replaces special device specific hardware upgrade offers we’ve had in the past, such as the iPhone 4 early upgrade offer.
Will you consider an early upgrade? We would love to hear your feedback in the comments below but please note that we cannot answer individual upgrade eligibility questions. Customers who are interested in an upgrade to a new device should visit a local Rogers retail location.
Mary Pretotto is a regular contributor to RedBoard