Get a new smartphone every year for $0 with Rogers Next

Want to get your hands on one of the newest smartphones even faster? Coming soon, Rogers Next subscribers will get the latest smartphones for $0 down every year, with no early upgrade or connection fees.

The $0 down offer applies to smartphones worth up to $250 based on subsidized two-year term pricing. Over 95 per cent of phones we offer are priced below $250. However, if the two-year term price exceeds $250, you simply pay the difference in the hardware price. As an example, if you wanted to upgrade to a device that costs $329.99 on a two-year term today, you would pay an additional $79.99 at the time of upgrade with Rogers Next.

Who’s this program for?

Do you want hassle-free smartphone upgrades without the lump sum payments against your FLEXtab balance and hardware price? Rogers Next helps ensure you get the most out of the latest and greatest technology by giving you access to the coolest new smartphones every year for $0 down without any early upgrade or connection fees.

How does Rogers Next work?

  1. When you upgrade to a new device or join Rogers as a new customer, you have the option to subscribe to the Rogers Next program for a monthly fee of $24.99. Or choose the $29.99 option which includes Rogers Device Protection Premium. This service, which helps protect you from device damage (and loss and theft in some provinces), retails for up to $11.99 per month;
  2. After 12 months, you trade in your current device in good working order for a new smartphone of your choice that has a subsidized price of up to $250;
  3. You pay $0 down for the new device on select new two-year plans, and your remaining FLEXtab balance and connection fees are waived;
  4. You then have the option to continue your enrolment in Rogers Next to get another new device in 12 months.

How does this compare to a two-year term plan?

Let’s break it down for you. This chart compares a Rogers Next subscriber upgrading after 12 months of enrolment versus a customer choosing to upgrade early (after one year of a two-year term).

Both are upgrading to one of the latest devices valued at $250 based on a two-year term subsidy.

Rogers Next

Keep in mind, Rogers Next subscribers must trade in their device at the time of their upgrade. If you upgrade early on a two year-term without Rogers Next you get to keep your device. You can then choose to trade it in using Rogers Trade-Up, hand it down to a family member or friend – it’s up to you.

What if I’m not ready to upgrade after 12 months?

You can choose to upgrade any time after 12 consecutive months of subscribing to Rogers Next as long as you continue to participate in the program. We encourage you to upgrade at time of eligibility to get the most value out of the program.

Can I choose any phone I want for my new device?

Rogers Next subscribers can choose any smartphone worth up to $250 based on two-year term subsidized pricing. The vast majority of our phones are under $250 when activated on a two-year term. This includes some of our most popular devices such as the iPhone 5s 16GB and Samsung Galaxy S4. If the two-year term subsidized price for your chosen device exceeds $250, you can simply pay the difference in the hardware price. As an example, if you wanted to upgrade to an iPhone 5s 32GB today, you would pay an additional $79.99.

Are there any fees when I upgrade?

There are no additional fees when you upgrade to a smartphone up to $250 based on two-year term pricing after 12 months of consecutive enrolment in Rogers Next. Rogers will waive any early upgrade and connection fees.

When is the program going to be available to Rogers wireless customers?

We’re just putting the finishing touches on Rogers Next. Follow @RogersBuzz on Twitter and visit RedBoard for program updates and availability.

UPDATE March 4, 2014, 9:45 a.m.: Rogers Next is now available for new and existing customers. For full details, visit

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53 comments on “Get a new smartphone every year for $0 with Rogers Next

  1. Ravi

    What’s comical about this post, is Rogers fails to point out that without Rogers Next, you get to resell your device. Whereas with Rogers Next, you have to give it back.

    Any 1 year old $700.00 phone has a market value on Kijiji or Ebay of upwards of 300-400 dollars. iPhones are more. So in fact, you’re way better off, buying the phone outright, and not paying the Rogers Next ‘fee’. It’s cheaper, and you have more flexibility to upgrade on your schedule.

    So the savings not picking Rogers Next, is $125. (assuming a 400 Kijiji sale)

    1. RogersMaggie

      Thanks, Ravi. We point out in our post that customers subscribed to Rogers Next trade in their device while those who upgrade early on a two year-term without Rogers Next keep their device. We know Rogers Next isn’t for everyone, but it’s a great option for our customers who told us they wanted faster upgrades without large upfront costs – Rogers Next delivers on that.

  2. Chris

    So we are prepaying betting that we will want whatever new phone some company may or may not come out with in 1 yr…

    I don’t get it.

    1. RogersMaggie

      Hi Chris, new devices are announced all the time. Rogers Next is for those customers who always want the latest and greatest smartphone. Two years is just too long for them to wait!

      Plus, if you decide to upgrade your device earlier than 12 months, we’ll apply the total fees you’ve paid for Rogers Next against your remaining FLEXtab balance when you upgrade.

      1. Chris

        Sorry I get what Rogers Next is, I just don’t get why anyone would do it is all.

        I realize new devices are announced all the time I guess as an iPhone user it is more of a once a year type thing.

  3. Patrick Polish

    There is one MAJOR point you guys purposely dismiss which makes your offer not only ridiculous, but also much more expensive and thats the resale price of your old flagship device. You guys say with Next, the price of the upgrade is only 360$ and without it’s over 600$, but in that 600$ you guys forget that we still have our Note 3 which we can easily resell for 500$ which makes the price of the upgrade without next more like 150$. Thats makes not subscribing to this service a much better deal. Unless you review all your pricing, people like me, that upgrade every year, will figure this out soon enough and realise how useless this program is.

  4. Andy

    Seems like it could save the upgrade-aholics a few bucks potentially, if you’re the type to upgrade extremely regularly, or find yourself buying off contract phones for hundreds of dollars. Essentially waiving the flex tab is a good deal, but you do have to trade your phone in. So don’t forget to account for the inability to sell your old device. Seems like an okay deal though, depending on your upgrade habits.

    1. RogersMaggie

      Thanks for your feedback, Andy! Rogers Next is great for upgrade-aholics who want to avoid the upfront costs.

  5. Andy

    I don’t think it’s an obviously bad or good program. It depends. If you don’t take advantage every 12 months then obviously not. If you do, reselling your device may OFTEN earn you a bit more cash, but it’s not a guarantee. Even if you do make a bit extra, you can look at the program as paying for convenience… not having to list your phone, deal with classified ads, find a buyer etc.

    And to suggest you can absolutely sell a one year old phone for $500 consistently just isn’t true. Depends on the level of device and the brand. This program definitely isn’t for everyone, but I can see it being of use to some.

  6. Here is the case that I wanted to point out:

    In 2012, I sold my iPhone 4S 32GB (very good condition after 11 months of use) for roughly about $640. My 4S costs me about $850 with tax. So, I am losing $210. I am on the Fido $56 plan, unlimited voice and 2GB data and less 10% for BYOD. I need to make up $280 for the 32GB iPhone 5.

    Consider the fact that for iPhone 4S one contarct, you still have to have $199.99 in 2011 and $329.99 for the iPhone 5 in 2012. What I am losing is just the up front payment of the phone if you are signing up for contract.

    I don’t have to be on those $80 with taxes plans. I save $23 a month and over 24 months, I save $552. Since I have an awesome, there is no more I can go anywhere near contracts. With this math in mind, I can have an unlocked phone, contract free and no expensive monthly fee.

  7. samuel

    I think most have failed math. Take for example note 3. Pay 199. Subsidy 500. In a year you pay 250 balance,connection fee and new 199$ cost. So total 550$ if phone good condition u may get 400$ max realistically since resell value of used phones are low now. So after a year you still have to pay over 150$. So next does save you. Certainly if you get a 0$ phone with 700$ subsidy. Before criticizing, do the math.:)

  8. Patrick Pierobon

    Do you have to take the device protection or can you just pay the 24.99 for Rogers Next?

    1. RogersNicolas

      Hi Patrick, the Rogers Device Protection Premium is not included with the $24.99 option.

      1. Patrick Pierobon

        Ok good I do not want the protection plan. Sign me up! Can I do this over the phone or do I have to walk into a store?

      2. RogersElise

        Hi Patrick, you will be able to sign up for Rogers Next next time you upgrade to a new phone.

  9. Christopher

    Say you’re subscribed to Rogers Next for 6 months and you want to upgrade at that point (after 6 months instead of after the required 12), how is the calculation done? Is the amount of what you’ve paid in Rogers Next monthly fees just deducted from the FlexTab amount?

    1. RogersNicolas

      If you wish to upgrade earlier than 12 months, we’ll apply the total amount you’ve paid for Rogers Next against your remaining FLEXtab balance.

  10. Matt

    What must the condition be in at time of trade in? Is it the current standard of it having to be able to turn on and the (touch)screen not broken? What is the recourse for someone who doesnt meet these conditions – do they file an insurance claim? Can they then return that phone in for their upgrade? If they have no insurance – or opted for no insurance – are they out of luck with all their payments they made for that year?

    1. RogersElise

      Hi Matt, our requirements are simple. By “good working order” we mean that the phone must turn on, the screen must not be cracked and if it’s an Apple device it must be removed from iCloud. If the device doesn’t meet these requirements before the upgrade, you can trade in a phone of the same make and model that meets these conditions (it doesn’t have to be the original device).
      When upgrading with Rogers Next, you don’t need to worry about the trade-in value of your device as much as you would need to if you were selling online, for example (most buyers expect phones to be in pristine condition). For added peace of mind, you can also enroll in Rogers Next with Device Protection Premium included ($29.99/month), which provides added protection against loss, theft, damage. Check it out at

  11. Patrick Pierobon

    If I sign up now for this Next Promotion, do I have to trade in my current device? I’m still on contract for another year so after that this device is mine. So what are your rules concerning existing customers?.

    1. RogersElise

      Hi Patrick, you can only sign up when you upgrade to a new device. So for instance, if you upgrade in a year once your term is up, you’ll be able at that time to sign up for Rogers Next.

  12. Carolyn

    How about offering this deal to existing loyal customers ??? instead of just new customers, Shouldn’t customer retention count for something ?

    1. RogersNicolas

      Hi Carolyn, existing customers can also get it when they upgrade.

  13. Madhu Gajaria

    At present I have iphone 4s on with a 3 year plan. Since March 2015 my balance is zero. Can I get an iphone 5 or 6 upgrade for free?

    1. RogersMike

      You likely won’t have to pay any upgrade fees, but please reach out to our customer service team on Twitter @RogersHelps or – they’ll be able to look at your account and provide you with more specific details!

      1. Madhu Gajaria

        Thanks for the info, Mike

        I do not have a twitter or facebook account

        Can I go to a Rogers store and get an upgrade?

      2. RogersMike

        Definitely! They can provide you with all the info there, and if you decide to go through with the upgrade, they’ll be able to provide you with your phone as well. :)

  14. Sheila Boychuk -popoff

    Would like to upgrade
    I like phone I had them over 10 years

    1. RogersMike

      Hi Sheila, please contact our customer service team on Twitter @RogersHelps or to discuss upgrade information. Thanks!

  15. Dale Newman

    I bought an iphone 6 about a month ago on a 2 year plan and would like to trade up to the large 6s when this program becomes available and would like to know the cost yearly-Sincerely- Dale Newman XXX-XXX-XXXX

    1. RogersAndrewNP

      Hello Dale, the post that you have commented on is from a couple of years ago. We change or upgrade our offers every so often to make sure you’re getting the best possible value and experience. This program is no longer offered at this time.