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Getting a smartphone with voice & data, then cancelling data? (Rogers)


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  1. Voltex

    Voltex Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hey guys, I have a couple of questions.....

    Let's say I want to buy an HTC EVO 3D from Best Buy. The phone is $0 with a 3 year voice & data contract.


    Is the Data Early Cancellation Fee still $100?

    Can I cancel the data as soon as I buy the phone?

    If I pay the $100 to cancel the data, will I still be able to have the phone for $0 and with just the voice plan?
     

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  2. Voltex

    Voltex Member This Topic's Starter

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    BUMP

    Some help would be appreciated.....
     
  3. vikingisson

    vikingisson Well-Known Member

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    Just buy the phone without contract. Even better if the phone is unbranded and unlocked.
     
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    Voltex Member This Topic's Starter

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    If you do the math, you'll see that it costs alot more to buy the phone without a contract (over 3 years). Also, I'm not dropping $500+ on a phone.
     
  5. vikingisson

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    you're the one that wants a smart phone without a data plan. Do the math, it costs a hell of a lot less paying for just voice than it does for voice + data. With the contracts you are limited in which plans to choose. Without you pick what is right which is often cheaper. It is nearly always cheaper to pay $500 and never have a contract.


    Bottom line is that nobody is going to give you a $500 smart phone for nothing while you pay only for a cheapo voice plan. They do the math too.

    The phone costs $500. Or a hell of a lot more if you lock yourself in to the subsidy plan with the bogus $0. It ain't $0.
     
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    $0 HTC EVO 3D with voice and data (paying for data cancellation, according to Rogers, max DECF is $100 and many people have told me you can still keep the phone for the subsidized price):

    $32.35/month x 36 months = $1164.60
    Data Early Cancellation Fee = $100
    TOTAL = $1264.60


    Buying a smartphone without a contract:

    HTC EVO 3D = $549.99
    $32.35/month x 36 months = $1164.60
    TOTAL = $1714.59


    Please let me know if I'm wrong. I'm not here to challenge you or anything.....
     
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    I'm not going to go over the math. I'm not trying to cancel a contract either so the math is irrelevant. I'm basing my math on not having a contract at all. But if you intend to have a smart phone without a data plan then you have to buy it outside of the contract.
     
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    Why don't you go with Wind or Mobilicity?
     

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