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You’re too young to settle down. Sure, you’ve had some great times with good old reliable, but you miss the thrill and excitement that comes with something totally new.
We get it. With the amazing selection of devices available today and the next wave of cool smartphones always around the corner, we know you want to get your hands on the latest and greatest when YOU want it, without waiting until the end of your term.
We agree. That’s why as of today, customers who sign up with Rogers have a new way to get the coolest smartphones without having to wait until the end of their term. So, what is it? It’s called FLEXtab. Here’s how it works:
- Choose a smartphone with an eligible term plan and make a low payment on the device – the price will depend on the device you choose, but we’ll spot you the majority of the upfront full device cost. The remaining amount is your FLEXtab balance.
- Every month into your term, your remaining FLEXtab balance goes down.
- Want to get a new smartphone? Just pay off your FLEXtab balance and you’ll be eligible to upgrade to the device you want.
It really is that simple. Super easy, all done on your terms, not ours, and is part of our commitment to giving you even greater flexibility and choice. Find out more at www.rogers.com/flextab.
So tell us, what do you think of FLEXtab?
Carly is a regular contributor to RedBoard
You’ve seen it before: overnight camp-outs, lines miles long, people anxiously awaiting the availability of the next big device. For those of you who just don’t have time to wait in line, but still want to get your hands on the latest gear, you can reserve a device online through the new Rogers Reservation System.
The Rogers Reservation System helps existing postpaid Rogers wireless customers secure a place “in line” for select devices without having to visit a store or call us.
All you have to do is go to Rogers.com and sign up for a MyRogers account. Next, login to your account, click the “Device Reservation” button and follow the instructions to select your device. We will email you regularly with updates on your place in line and you can check your status in real time through your MyRogers account. When your device is ready, we’ll ship it to the store of your choice and let you know when it’s arrived.
You can often reserve a device before it goes on sale to the general public. In some cases, devices may be available through the reservation system days after they are announced by the manufacturer.
A $40 (+ taxes) refundable reservation fee will be applied to hold the device. It will be credited back to your account when the device ships from our warehouse to the store. You can cancel your reservation at any time and your $40 fee will be credited back to your account.
We’ve recently enhanced our hardware upgrade program to give you more flexibility to upgrade to the latest devices any time. Our early upgrade promotion allows you the added freedom to upgrade your device as early as six months into your existing contract term.
This early upgrade offer applies to our entire lineup and replaces special device specific hardware upgrade offers we’ve had in the past. Even if you’re not eligible for an upgrade, you can still reserve devices through the Rogers Reservation System.
That’s it. Just a few simple steps and no lineups or waiting on hold.
Which Rogers’ device are you upgrading to next?
Heather Agnew is a regular contributor to RedBoard
That day could be today.
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