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  1. mjschmidt

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    No, SilverChris (Not sure who he may be on this forum) posted the following on my Blog in the comments:

    "Just talked to customer care and had my phone exchanged. It took less then ten minutes, including the customer care representative making sure I didn’t have to send my HTC Dream in. One thing to note is that they will apparently bill you the 79$ and mail you a coupon you have to send back to get a refund for the 79$. Anyways, I am now thoroughly impressed with Rogers stepping up to the plate on this(Even after some prodding by the community). Thanks to everyone that made this happen"

    I don't want people getting stuck in "rebate hell" trying to get that $79 back by jumping through hoops.
     

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    We are required to renew our 3 year plan.
    Does anyone know if those of us that have the 6GB data plan get to keep it?
    There's no mention of this when requesting the upgrade via the website.

    C.
     
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    @RogersMary I called and the agent had no information and online my account shows my HTC Dream, but no upgrade information. Can anyone help me please?

    The agent was very helpful, even checked the forum, but cannot help?

    Has anyone else experienced this?
     
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    To be clear, you do not have to _add_ 3 years on to the contract, your current 3 year contract will be extended by a number of months equal to the length of time you've had the Dream prior to taking advantage of this exchange.
     
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    Not sure, but I think RogersMary might be off work now until tomorrow. She some times checks in over the evening I've seen, but probably won't be able to help until tomorrow.
     
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    The agent I spoke to took her name (he was convinced she was a customer and not an employee until I pointed him to her twitter account) and he is escalating this for me.

    Supposed to get a call within four hours.

    We'll see how this goes. I have always had a great experience with their customer support!
     
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    Same here. The question is: Why would Rogers be "giving" us $50 on top of a new phone? I'm guessing we're going to get dinged elsewhere. There might be a charge on delivery.

    @RogersMary, can you clarify this? Why is Rogers crediting us with $50 ?
     
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    Obviously they're not all on the same page yet. RogersMary will need to do some mopping up.

    Anyone who was charged the $79 will need to contact RogersMary, or call back to CSR and escalate. Tell them you want the $79 rebate applied automatically, not a coupon.

    As for the $50 bonus coupon, Mary didn't mention it, so I doubt it's official. People who got it really seem to have received a bonus!

    Anyone who hasn't called yet, but plans to, remember the following:

    1. If you own a Dream and have a contract, the info should already be in your account info for the new Magic. Tell them to look for it.

    2. _ALL_ fees are waived! You should not be charged _anything_. Do not let them charge you with the promise of a rebate coupon, you will have to jump through rebate hoops to get the money. Tell them that there arenot supposed to be ANY charges, period.

    3. You do NOT have to be a new customer (ie. new contract), you only have to have an existing contract that was started when you got the Dream (so if you were an existing Rogers customer, and your contract was extended when you got your Dream, you qualify).

    4. You contract will only be extended by a number of months equal to the number of months since you bought the Dream.

    5. You get to KEEP your Dream!

    If they try to tell you anything different, or give you a hard to me, you should _immediately_ escalate the call. Politely ask tell them you want to "escalate the call to a manager". They MUST do this for you.

    Explain it to the manager. Tell them about this forum, or about I Want My One Point Six - Demanding Android 1.6 for our Rogers HTC Magic & Dream, and LG Eve Phones. Tell them that this came from RogersMary (who is on Twitter). She is the "Manager, Social Media Monitoring & Engagement" at Rogers. She can be found on Twitter at Mary @ Rogers (RogersMary) on Twitter

    Don't let them fluster you or bully you. Rogers promised this, and we will get it as long as we are patient and polite.
     
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    Woah woah woah! Hold on... I think we need to get some clarifications here. The "rebate" you link to is not free money. It's a "rebate" to "rebate" money you have to spend.

    Rogers should not be charging anyone money and then making them fill out rebate forms!

    If you've already gone through the process, can you please clarify, did the Rogers rep say you would be charged $50, but that you would get a $50 rebate coupon to send in?

    Careful! Make sure you weren't charged ANYTHING for this! Make _YOU_ send in a rebate is their way of hoping you won't bother so they can keep your $50.

    Here is the pertinent part of Mary's post:

    Note she says the fees will be _waived_ that means you should NOT be charged _anything_.
     
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    The link I sent doesn't really have anything to do with that.

    GBD was saying his fee was waived and I am guessing this coupon is another thing he noticed. Which you can redeem as long as your eligible.

    The only thing I'm thinking that may render Dream users may illegible would be the first on the list.

    note: This doesn't apply to me as I am a magic user anyways.
     
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    I finally got through to someone useful (on the 3rd freaking call!!!). She said that I was definitely eligible and she knew about the dream/magic issue but there was an error on my account and she was not able to process the upgrade (she's calling me back in a day or two when this is fixed). She said that this has happened on a few accounts and that when they bring in a new promo like this that targets specific accounts, this tends to happen. So a heads up if you get someone less useful telling you that they can't process the upgrade, this might be the same issue.
     
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    @cdstewart: Correct me if I'm wrong, but the rebate coupon you linked to, I believe, is to be sent it for a rebate if/when you are charged for an update. Since Dream owners are NOT supposed to be charged anything, there is technically nothing to rebate.
     
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    Akkuzo: You should really let @RogersMary know so you don't get screwed.
     
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    That was kinda what I was thinking too since this is a special offer.
    But hey! Why not give it a shot? they can only ever say no.

    Sorry mjschmidt, I have to point out, its cdstewart :p
     
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    Hi Everyone - Just wanted to jump in here. I've ready through your posts and will go back to my team for more information, see how best to proceed.

    Couple of notes:

    - There is no cost to the upgrade. Please ensure the Customer Care rep is looking at your account information, it should be pre-loaded. If not, let me know.
    - It is not an additional three year term. It's a three year term from the date you order the new device. Since the Dream is relatively new, that shouldn't amount to any more than 7months more, depending on when you first ordered the Dream.
    - I'll have to look into that rebate offer. Not sure if/how it applies here.

    As it's difficult for me to gather your personal information via the forum, I'd appreciate it if you could get in touch via Twitter at @RogersMary or @RogersHelps.

    Thanks - I appreciate your added patience.
    -Mary
     
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    Well darn it! I should have bought the Dream so now I would have TWO phones! Glad to hear all the Dream owners are getting this upgrade. So what are us Magic owners getting as our upgrade offer? :p
     
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    i wanted to know when will sence ui come out
     
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    Just tweeted you Rogersmary. My account is not preloaded with the swap information.

    Sigh.

    Any assistance would be appreciated. Thanks!
     
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    Here is a portion of the summery that I received for my order. You can clearly see the $50.00 rebate.

    Hardware / Equipment:
    Qty 1 – Pay Monthly
    Renewal Term: 36 months
    HTC MAGICBLKR GSM-$0.00*
    Administration Fee -$0.00*
    Consumer Mail-in Rebate –$50.00**

    Installation Charges / Delivery Charges:
    0

    Subtotal:
    Pay Now - $0.00
    Pay Monthly - $0.00

    Taxes:
    GST / HST: $0.00
    PST / QST: $0.00

    *These amounts plus applicable taxes will be charged on your invoice on or after 1/12/2010 to the following account xxxxxxxxxxx

    ** Reminder: $50.00 consumer mail-in rebate will be included with your order at time of delivery. Please follow the instructions on the rebate to receive a credit back on your account within 6-8 weeks.

    gbd
     
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    According to HTC, unless something happens it should be sometime within the next week to 2 weeks.
     
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    I am sure that once it is released everyone on this forum will be all over it and word will spread quickly! :)
     
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