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yyzlhr

@rogers.com
reply to Xstar_Lumini

Re: WARNING: WIND Mobile

TLS2000 is referring to the fact that on Rogers, your tab balance goes down much faster than Wind's tab system, thus it is cheaper to cancel mid contract with Rogers vs. Wind. However, both Wind and Rogers clear your tab balance after 3 years.

With Rogers their tab formula works out like this

Subsidy/Total months in agreement= Amount paid towards tab balance each month

On Rogers if you receive a 500 dollar subsidy for signing up on a 3 year term it would work out like this

$500/36months=$13.80

If a customer were to cancel after one year they would pay $331.20 plus a service deactivation fee of $12.50 with a total of $343.70

Wind applies 10% of your MSF towards your tab balance

So a Wind customer who received a subsidy of $500 and signs up for a plan with an MSF of $40 would only have $4 a month going towards the tab balance. If this wind customer wants to cancel after a year they would have to pay $452 to cancel.



Xstar_Lumini

join:2008-12-14
Canada
kudos:2

said by yyzlhr :

Wind applies 10% of your MSF towards your tab balance

So a Wind customer who received a subsidy of $500 and signs up for a plan with an MSF of $40 would only have $4 a month going towards the tab balance. If this wind customer wants to cancel after a year they would have to pay $452 to cancel.

Again what the hell are you talking about? I will pay $0 if I ever cancel with WIND, there is NO contract, you got me? NO contract.


yyzlhr

@rogers.com

Ummm.. You acknowledged in a previous post you have to "pay off your smartphone" if you cancel. You really think the Galaxy Nexus retails for $149? If you cancel your Wind service before 3 years you have to pay back the remaining subsidy balance on your device which is NOT zero dollars. You may feel like you're not on a contract based on the way Wind markets their tab system, but it really isn't that much different from a 3 year Rogers contract.



BliZZardX
Premium
join:2002-08-18
Toronto, ON
Reviews:
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A 3 year Rogers contract before or after FlexTab was brought in (not that long ago)? If you have one of the older plans the $500 ECF or whatever crazy amount it was still applies. We have the new entrants to thank for the big 3 changing their character.
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mlerner
Premium
join:2000-11-25
Nepean, ON
kudos:5
reply to yyzlhr

said by yyzlhr :

Ummm.. You acknowledged in a previous post you have to "pay off your smartphone" if you cancel. You really think the Galaxy Nexus retails for $149? If you cancel your Wind service before 3 years you have to pay back the remaining subsidy balance on your device which is NOT zero dollars. You may feel like you're not on a contract based on the way Wind markets their tab system, but it really isn't that much different from a 3 year Rogers contract.

That is correct according to the WINDTab terms and conditions (page 2):

"You Leaving Us

As a WIND customer, you always have the right to terminate the provision of Services at any time and you can repay your WINDtab at any time. When we hear from you (or your new wireless service provider) that you want to leave us, you are obligated to pay us for the outstanding portion of your WINDtab. You can keep the phone or
data stick. If you want to terminate the provision of Services for some but not all lines on your account, you may do so, but will be required to repay the WINDtab for the terminated lines."

»www.windmobile.ca/WIND%20Docs/WI···53236520


TLS2000
Crazy Canuck
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join:2004-02-24
Mississauga, ON
Reviews:
·TekSavvy Cable
·Rogers Hi-Speed
reply to Xstar_Lumini

said by Xstar_Lumini:

Again what the hell are you talking about? I will pay $0 if I ever cancel with WIND, there is NO contract, you got me? NO contract.

Do you pay back the balance on your tab? Yes? Then you have a penalty for cancelling. It's the SAME as Rogers and Telus, only Rogers and Telus will shrink your tab faster than Wind, so cancelling in the middle of your contract will be cheaper with Rogers or Telus than Wind.

Again, WIND TAB IS A CONTRACT REGARDLESS OF HOW WIND'S MARKETING DEPARTMENT TRICKS YOU INTO BELIEVING OTHERWISE.
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TLS2000
Crazy Canuck
Premium
join:2004-02-24
Mississauga, ON
Reviews:
·TekSavvy Cable
·Rogers Hi-Speed
reply to BliZZardX

said by BliZZardX:

A 3 year Rogers contract before or after FlexTab was brought in (not that long ago)? If you have one of the older plans the $500 ECF or whatever crazy amount it was still applies. We have the new entrants to thank for the big 3 changing their character.

Actually we have consumer protection laws that are in place in Quebec, Manitoba and soon Ontario to thank for this.
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Tom


BliZZardX
Premium
join:2002-08-18
Toronto, ON
Reviews:
·WIND Mobile

It was a response to competition. How else can you explain Bell still charging the old way? They don't feel threatened by new entrants as much as Rogers. Rogers has the most subscribers of the big 3 and the most customers to lose.
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