Well Rogers you did it! You have crushed my dreams of owning an iPhone. How does that make you feel? What’s that? You don’t care? Yeah I figured as much.
I have been going back and forth with Rogers this past week trying to attempt to get an iPhone.
First they tell me I’m not able to upgrade until I have been with them for 12 months. When I question this and let them know that they are treating their “new customers” like dirt, they return with another offer. What is that offer? Cancel your contract and pay $400 and then get a new three year contract and start like a new customer. I’m not at that point yet.
My hopes grew when a friend referred me to FIDO’s site and they have “something in the works” for people who don’t qualify for an upgrade and are new customers.
When I questioned Rogers on this, their response:
We are unsure of what FIDO is planning, however, be advised that the terms for obtaining the phone are the same between FIDO and Rogers. We do not have any information about anything planned in the future by FIDO and the IPhone, nor at the present time does Rogers. This product has been available for less than a week now and the terms are still applicable.
What? As a parent company you have *no* idea what is in the works?
I think my frustration is more on the “hush hush” that Rogers has. I think if they just open up and tell people that something is in the works that would be great!
I’m even willing to pay a premium to get the iPhone now, but just not willing to spend $400 and cancel and then renew again.
At this point my dreams have been crushed. We’ll see how I feel in a few days, weeks or months.
As a new Rogers customer I feel like I’m in prison waiting for my parol hearing to come in 12 months to decide if I qualify for the phone.
I fully regret signing up with Rogers and I should have gone with FIDO long time ago!