Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Eat it, Rogers

I've been telling myself over and over, quietly inside the depths of my mind to cancel my Rogers account. This summer after seeing the ads for Mobilicity and Wind - 39.55 for unlimited text, talk and data and having my Sony Ericsson x10 die on me, it was time to switch.

I decided to go with Mobilicity after reading a number of reviews and such. My decision mostly came down to availability of locations in the Ottawa area roaming policies and the fact that their website is pretty cool. I bought HTC Panache for about 600$ and cancelled my Rogers account for about 500$. It was a pretty big kick in the wallet however it was certainly worth it.

Living and working downtown, I don't require any extended network coverage. When I go to somewhere that doesn't have cellphone reception, I often find myself not using a cellphone anyways.

So having a Teksavvy Cable Internet connection, Mobilicity for a cellphone, I have reduced my total communications costs to below 100$ per month - about 72$ to be exact.

It's a good world to live in when access to the biggest source of information and global communication is less than my grocery costs.. isn't it?!

Btw, both of these companies don't have contracts. I think this is excellent. They win by providing good service. Besides who needs contracts? It's not like everyone is suddenly going to stop using the Internet or cell phones is it?

Also, Rogers really sucks. I called them and said that numerous cell phone providers are offering more for more than half the price that they are offering. I asked them what they could do to provide a competitive alternative to this. They said nothing and so I went Mobilicity the next day.

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