Category: Cell Phone Bills
To save money on your cell phone bills today, you just need to be a little creative. Sure you could go with more conventional methods like, the now infamous, “Can you call me back?” to take advantage of FREE Unlimited Incoming (assuming you have that feature of course), but we have “smart phones” now and we ought to be smarter – right?
“Which carrier should I select?Rogers?BELL? TELUS? Many businesses ask this same question. Many of you will refuse to go with one carrier over another for any number of reasons such as poor customer service, overcharging, poor network or previous experience. Many of you refuse to leave your current carrier because you’ve been with them for a number of years (you wear that number with pride), haven’t looked at your bill for years, your local dealer setup you up many years ago and you have great relationship. All honest reasons but are they the right reasons to not shop around? Read the rest of this entry »
Many of us have been there. We hear the great sales pitch or online offering and we get excited about a plan that comes with tons of features. There are so many to choose when customizing our cellphone plans but which ones can we add that will ensure our bills remain as low as possible? How do we know the features we are adding actually make a difference? Each feature we add, increases our monthly plan price. Read the rest of this entry »
Understanding your first cell phone bill
The last conversation you had with your Canadian cell phone company was that you would be on a $40 monthly plan plus some other fees, so your expectation was that your bill would be around $50 – $55 max. But what happened, you received your first bill and you nearly drop to the floor in surprise….a whopping $140. How is this possible on a $40 a month plan?
Introducing BlackBerry’s newest entry level device, the Blackberry Curve 8520 Smartphone.
Blackberry decided to offer an entry level quad band GSM smartphone and provide an update to the BlackBerry Curve 8310/8320 line. This device targets customers who are new to the smartphone world as well as those looking for an affordable device that can do most of the things other BlackBerries are known for. One of the down falls is the camera does not have a flash and there isn’t any GPS. Some users may find the lack of 3G support a bother , but it does have Wifi. There are dedictaed media keys, making it a lot simpler to navigate the web. The phone is light and has a nice soft feel in your hand. Read the rest of this entry »
You are not alone.
Canadians pay more than Americans for wireless services. Only 65% of Canadians have a cell phone compared to the G8 average of 107%. (USA, France, Japan, UK) In fact, a quick scan of the world’s wireless landscape at the end of 2008 indicates that there are only two countries in the world (Ireland and Norway) that pay more than Canadians for cell phone usage. Canadians pay $60 per month on average while the G8 average is $40 and the world average sits around $25 dollars. Read the rest of this entry »
Understanding contract cancellation fees in Canada
In Canada, many people sign contracts without being fully aware of the fees associated with breaking that contract. These fees can be staggering, in some instances more than $50o if you have a smartphone contract and you cancel within the first year.
So, to shed some light on early cancellation fees or TLCs (Termination Liability Charges) here is the low down on these fees:
For Rogers here are the key items you need to know if you are going to cancel your contract early:
- There is a $20 per month fee for each month remaining on your contract to a max of $400, with a minimum of $100 if you break your contract with less than 5 months. This is called the ECF or Early Cancellation Fee.
- If you purchased a Smartphone, however, you would be required to commit to a data term as well, and the data early cancellation fee (DECF) is $5 for every month remaining to a maximum of $100 or a minimum of $25.
- And to top it off 30 days’ notice is required for every cancellation, so be prepared for another 30 days of charges on your phone bill.