Rogers is giving 2GB of free data to select customers

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  • nekkidtruth

    Wolf in sheep’s clothing. “Here get used to the extra data so when it runs out you’ll want to add more to your account.” ????

    • Smitty

      To be fair, it is really no different from free samples or free trials.
      I got one of these a while ago when I was on Fido, pretty soon after I was off contract.
      I’m quite sure they’ve identified the type of users that are most likely to leave. Now they’re giving something to stay and forget for a moment just how much you hate Rogers.

  • Zaptor99

    It means a price increase is coming

  • vn33

    A one time “gift” which will cost you more later 🙁

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  • Shogun

    It means these clowns could afford to give this to everyone and still make a mint off it.

  • Omis

    Anyone here actually get the text? I am willing to bet it’s for people who have a lot of data already, but never actually come near their limit. Making it a useless gesture. Anyways, that is the cynical side of me.

    • Dimitri

      I got the text. I have the 10GB plan by loyalty.

    • Mike

      How much do you pay for the 10gb? I have a 20gb loyalty plan, but am unsure if it’s a good deal.

    • Dimitri

      I pay $115 plus taxes for it including everything.

    • Mike

      Oh cool. 🙂 Fido has the same thing for $80 a month. I pay $150 for 20gb which isn’t terrible, I suppose.

    • Soey22

      I pay Rogers $105 before taxes for 30gb Grandfathered 15gb + double your data bonus back in Dec 2013

    • Dimitri

      Once you upgrade to a new device it won’t work and need to change the plan unless retentions or the loyalty department put a code for the plan to work.

    • Soey22

      I know, as long as I don’t sign a contract upgrade on the main line I’m good. All addional lines share everything either $35 no contract or device upgrade $55 contract device balence. Also got the Pixel promo 1yr 2gb for 3 lines. Sitting at 36gb this year.

    • Mike

      What?! Dayum gurl that’s cray! After 3 months, since my partner works for apple, we are eligible for the employee discount, but that plan is insane! I’ve only been with Rogers for a week at this point.

    • Matt

      $50 per Mth for me on chatr for unlimited Data

    • Soey22

      Limited to zones no??

    • Matt

      Go on chatr and get unlimited Data. chatr uses the Rogers Network. I only pay $50

    • Matt

      wow your Paying $65 per month more than me. I only pay $50 per mth on chatr and get unlimited Data

    • Mike

      Chatr only has 3G, and the unlimited data is restricted to zones. I live in Halifax, which is not one of those zones. Chatr, when it comes to data, is probably one of the most expensive options, and has the least benefits.

    • Matt

      I pay only $50 per month on chatr and get unlimited Data, unlimited Canada wide calling, unlimited text & Picture Messaging, caller ID and voicemail.

  • Andrew Robson

    Hypocritical responses as usual. People complaining they never get a break from their provider, then one does something and now its a nefarious scheme.

    • Bob Loblaw

      Shut up ted rogers

    • fruvous

      The problem is that the providers claim that people are using up too much data which forces them to raise rates to ratchet down consumption rather than pay to properly upgrade their infrastructure. Giving away free data flies the in face of their arguments.

    • Techguru86

      Yet they were giving away free data for mobile TV, yet they didn’t complain back then. They are just kissing a*s so you don’t go to Freedom

    • Matt

      Rogers gives unlimited Data with their chatr brand

    • fruvous

      It’s not unlimited. It’s “unlimited”******

  • Dimitri

    Yup got it this morning!. Didn’t know if it was mistake or spam text but verified it on My Rogers app. Not got 14GB data. ( Normally I had 10GB, got the iPad air 2 and got another 2GB and with this it’s 14GB). Great to see!

    • kenvin100

      So the rich get richer LOL. Typical of Rogers LOL

    • Dimitri

      Well I’m not rich if that’s what u mean. I do agree that Rogers should have offered this towards everyone.

    • Matt

      Rogers Should be giving unlimited by Now, cause they give unlimited for their chatr brand. And Freedom mobile has unlimited as well.

  • RjPiston

    I’m so glad they have so many extra gigabytes laying around in their gigabyte storage room to give to to their customers! … sigh… They do know that bandwidth doesn’t work in the way they’re packaging it, right?

    • Gloomfrost

      I actually laughed out loud. This is exactly how they see it too!

  • Keity

    I received the SMS on Jan 3rd, the data is still yet to be added to my account.

  • Dimitri

    I figured it out. They tagged some accounts which pay a higher monthly bill / have a huge data bucket and also been with them for more then 9-10 years which I was one of them. I contacted them for my girlfriend and they couldn’t add the code as it expired December 21st and the data was added as of this morning. The system autogenerated numbers which ” won” the free 2GB for 12 months and then gets removed. You can’t downgrade as it gets removed and u will get a text saying that if u do.. Also the code can not be added to any other account as it gets declined. She tried adding it to my girlfriends accor but got declined. So that’s the information for it.

    • Omis

      Figures they wouldn’t give it to people with 1-3 gigs data. People who would actually use it.

  • fruvous

    Technically, didn’t you already pay for the extra 2GB in the recent rate increases?

  • Tony

    OT: Does anyone find the new site design absolutely horrendous? It’s a navigation nightmare.

    • MassDeduction

      In my experience, there is initially huge frustration when a site moves to a new design, and then later huge frustration when they move to yet another design down the road. Either website designs keep getting worse, or people just like what they’re used to. No, I don’t find it horrendous. What device(s) are you using it on?

    • Tony

      The last redesign was good. Everything flowed in a nice vertical manner. Now articles are all over the screen. There is not enough order and too much chaos. It’s a frustrating UI. The transition from article to comments now has a huge gap….I didn’t even realize comments were still active until I accidentally scrolled way down on one article.

      I’m browsing via Chrome on a PC. I normally keep the News section pinned but after this redesign I think that will change.

    • Joseph

      This is why I have Feedly for mobile it doesn’t have the ads and it makes reading the article a cinch, but if I want to comment I still have to load the page on my phone which is a pain…..*sigh

    • nekkidtruth

      PC and Mobile. I find it absolutely abhorrent that I have to scroll through both the spammy looking band of related articles and THEN, a myriad of advertisements just to get to the comments section. I understand advertisements are a form of income for MobileSyrup, I’m not obtuse. However, I do find their placement absolutely obnoxious. It’s also super annoying that the heading “Comments” is ABOVE the ads so if you’re used to how it used to be (you’d scroll to comments and it would take a second to load them RIGHT THERE where it said they’d be), you sit there waiting for comments to load only to find they’re already loaded….below the ads.

    • Matt

      yep, who ever designed Rogers Website should be ashamed of themselves, website is so slow and buggy. takes so long to browse their site. try finding a device on their site the other Day, I gave up cause got frustrated with their buggy site. Have to select a bunch of different things just to see what devices they have. should only have to select Device and they should have all devices on one page and not need to select a bunch of different buttons. Worse website ever.

  • Do Do

    Well isn’t that special, thanks for nothing.

  • Dimitri

    Update. Checked My Rogers and it shows this ( image). The 2GB FlagB is for the iPad Air 2. The there one shows it expires next month.

    So it seems valid for only one month?. Anyone else has a better understanding of this?. Maybe the staff at MS can get more info. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b267feed8ef1447d6f870804f64f58dca33a2972aff6c8c4fcd671284caef70b.png

    • heynow00

      Rogers has a promotion right now for 2gb bonus data for 1 year when you add/upgrade a tablet line to a share everything plan.

    • Dimitri

      Read my post again. I already know that as i have that promo. I’m talking about the ” 2GB data ( expire February). A month after being added.

  • KiwiBri

    At the end of last year I had a 3mth promo on koodo for an extra 1gb of data on top of my 5gig. That was a nice perk. Rogers doing it for 1mth is a ho-hum

    • Matt

      For how much money they charge should be unlimited Data

  • jay

    Just got my Boxing Day deal with fido 6GB and happy with that.

    • Matt

      6gb is nothing. should be unlimited by Now. Jeepers Freedom mobile, chatr have unlimited Data. chatr uses the rogers Network.

    • Stephen B Morris

      Chatr is Rogers.

    • jay

      I never got over 2GB before but not bad to have the extra.

    • Rimtu Kahn

      I always go over my 10GB with Wind/Freedom and have to enjoy really slow data for the last few days of the month. If you make enough multimedia use of your device, 10GB is minimum. I watch Netflix on the train rides to and fro work, listen to Spotify while walking and the standard emails and messaging. 10GB is not enough for that, but I don’t know anyone offering more high speed data than that for a reasonable price. 50$ per month is a reasonable deal for 10GB plus unlimited talk and text including US with Freedom/Wind. Nothing else out there beats it.

    • Brandon Arneson

      I’m on their Everywhere55 plan with 8GB at high speed for freedom mobiles network and it gives me 1GB at high speed for roaming use then the rest is throttled with no extra charges So I get unlimited data everywhere even while roaming off the big3. Also I pay $10 extra to get 11GB of high speed data for home network use since I have to make 50% of my use on the home network before I leave the City and roam.

    • Brandon Arneson

      Chatr doesnt let you use the unlimited data anywhere in Canada like freedom mobile does when your roaming on their Everywhere55 plan which gives u 1gb at high speed then the rest is throttled with no extra charges.

    • Matt

      Chatrs data and calls and texts are Canada wide for their $35-45 dollar plan with data add on. Their only plans that are in zones are the unlimited data plans. But Chart does give 2gb of data for add on on their other plans and can roam anywhere in Canada. Plus most people 90% of the time are in the zones anyway since the zones are very large. For me anyway I’m in the zone 99.9% of the time. Other .01 % of the time doesn’t cost that much to room for the very few times I’m out of the zone. The savings I get are way way higher then the cost of the roaming fees anyway. Plus Freedom mobiles network is sh@t cr@ppy.

    • Brandon Arneson

      Freedom mobiles network is really good in Edmonton Alberta as well as the 5 other surrounding cities they cover with their own network. And there’s gonna be congestion on any carrier that offers unlimited data you have to realize that.

    • Brandon Arneson

      I get up to 15.40 Mbps download and 4.40mbps upload on their network here and my speeds never drop below 1mbps for download and upload.

    • fruvous

      Fido is Rogers

  • robinottawa

    Get a grip, Ian. Giving mood? On the right foot? Fer crissakes they’ve been ripping us off of our real cash for twenty years and you think this, letting us use existing Infrastructure one time, is a generous gesture?

  • Matt

    Who cares about 2gb of Data. Data should be unlimited like rogers gives for home internet. If Freedom mobile and chatr can have unlimited Data. And mobilicity and public mobile Did as well. I’m sure Bell, Rogers and Telus easily could as well and still make a lot of money. Providing cellphone service Does not cost that much any more as their cost go down over time. If other companies easily done it and still doing it. Rogers should be definitely providing unlimited Data by Now. It’s 2016 wake up Rogers. Not year 2007 where 1gb of Data you thought was a lot. People do like to watch Netflix and youtube on their Phones.

  • Marco Bairos

    I wish there was a way I can get that extra 2gb. Been a customer for 14 years. Chances of me being selected out of 10million people are slim to none

    • o3mta3o

      Call them and tell them you want to speak to their customer retention department. After 14 years, you shouldn’t be paying sticker price for anything there. Call, you’ll get money off of your services and they’ll give you the 2gb if you ask for it.
      I did. Not even a stitch of hassle.

    • Marco Bairos

      I don’t pay sticker price. I pay $80 for 6 gigs but have to share it 3 ways. I do between 3-4gb myself so that extra 2 would be perfect. I’ve called loyalty department a couple times trying to add more and they said I would have to change my plan to a $120 a month plan to get what I want and to be eligible to promos

    • Soey22

      $80 is too much. 3 years ago 12gb share everything was $65 and 6gb personal was $30.

    • Marco Bairos

      Yes I agree 80 is too much. I’ve spoken to everyone that I can at Rogers but they won’t budge. Only thing to do is threaten to cancel but I’m sure that’ll backfire for me

    • Dimitri

      They won’t. The 2GB data was generated only for specific accounts. Loyalty and retentions have no way of adding the code as it declines if it’s not on the account which got it.

    • o3mta3o

      Yes they do. Lol. I guess they rely on people not to bother asking. 2 weeks ago I called to refresh my deals. 35/mo off my internet. 20/mo off of one mobile phone on the share everything, 5/mo off of the second line.
      And 2 free gigs of data.
      I didn’t get an email. I just call yearly to refresh my deals which only last a year. Customer retention can do more than the supervisors in the main customer support division.

    • Dimitri

      That’s because u already had a deal and all they did was refresh it. Call Rogers from a different line and see the they won’t as the code for this does not work on other accounts. 3 different managers from loyalty / retentions and also reps tried. Ur other option is Office of the President and they most likely can. They can change codes around but management can’t. If u had the 2 GB before then it can be renewed.

    • o3mta3o

      No. I get different deals every time. And the extra 2 gigs was never on my acct before.
      Anyways, I’m done arguing. Pay more if you want to.

    • Dimitri

      I’m not paying more but okay :/. I got the 2GB for free anyways Plus another 2GB with the tablet.

    • o3mta3o

      My instructions were for the poor sap getting taken. You interjected yourself with false information and I didn’t realize you were a different person.

    • Dimitri

      False information? I can send u the recorded phone call that states otherwise. Don’t try and pull the ” false information” statement. I got told what i was told by 3 managers and now also the office of the President. So if u can provide any codes to this ” free 2GB” data that they offer to u and also a phone call go ahead. I’m not here to fight with u nor argue. U can do that ur self.

  • Keity

    how come that i got 1gb!?

    • fruvous

      Apparently they only half appreciate your business

    • Keity

      looool
      that is so funny!
      i got 1gb for the phone plan and 1gb for the tablet plan but the text message came with only 1gb thank you. and it is only for 1 month .. that’s useless