The Best Rogers Cell Phone Plans: The Rogers Retention Plan
It’s not exactly the best kept secret: if you want to get a better cell phone plan, you’ll need to talk to your carrier’s retention department. This rule has always held true for Rogers customers too. But what might be surprising is how steep the discounts can be on a Rogers retention plan vs regular plans. Read on and we’ll tell you all about how to get your hands on the best one.
What Is A Rogers Retention Plan?
In this post, we’ll be using the terms “retention plan” and “loyalty plan” interchangeably. Either term refers to a plan that Rogers will offer you, an existing customer, in hopes of keeping you as a subscriber on their network.
Rogers does not want you to sign with any of their competitors, especially with more “disruptive” brands like Freedom Mobile. So to avoid losing you as a customer, they’re usually prepared to adjust your plan to better match what else is out there.
How does this all work?
Well, you’ll follow some variation of these basic steps:
1. Call into the Rogers’ customer support line and let them know you’re looking to cancel your service. They’ll either transfer you to the customer relations department or you might have to ask to be transferred yourself— it all depends on the rep on the other end of the line.
2. Once you’re on the line with the retentions agent, calmly but sternly (no yelling) explain what you’d ideally want to see your plan be like. We recommend picking one easy-to-explain pain point about your current plan, i.e. it’s way too expensive, you always go over your allotted data, etc.
3. Ask the rep what they can do to help you. At this stage, you’ll also want to bring up competitive offers from other carriers. You’ll be using these as leverage in your negotiations. The stronger the other offers out there, the more the retention rep can adjust your current plan to make it more competitive.
Some General Tips
- Do your homework. It’s important to be knowledgeable about what other options are out there and what you want from Rogers beforehand. Brushing up on your rights as a wireless consumer in Canada is always a good move too.
- Be realistic. Your goal should be getting the best Rogers cell phone plan that is available to you. Don’t expect them to exactly match what a brand like Freedom Mobile can offer you in regard to data or minutes Keep in mind that any loyalty plan from Rogers is probably better than what you’re currently paying.
- Be patient and be willing to call again. The best plans are usually the product of a few of these phone calls where the reps will add credits, waive fees, etc. until you’re left with a truly epic plan.
- Read through tried and true negotiation tactics from others who have successfully gone through this with Rogers. We recommend this awe-inspiring thread from Red Flag Deals.
What Does A Rogers Retention Plan Actually Look Like?
In response to similar deals from discount carriers like Freedom Mobile, Rogers was recently offering a massively discounted BYOD plan. Here is what that plan looked like.
The Plan: Rogers Bring Your Own Phone For $50 Per Month (Expired early July, 2017)
- Unlimited Canada Wide Calling
- Unlimited SMS/MMS, i.e. texts, video, or photo messages sent while you’re in Canada
- 4GB Data ($5/100MB Overages)
- Mini Voicemail, which holds up to 3 messages at a time
- Caller ID
- 2500 Forwarding Minutes
- Conference Calling
- Call Waiting
- Roam Like Home, which gives you access to the minutes, texts, and data on your regular Rogers plan while you’re travelling in the US for $5 per day
To be eligible to take advantage of this offer, you have to bring your own phone or have paid off your tab balance in full. While sometimes available to newer customers, this was mostly designed to be a plan to keep existing customers who were in danger of leaving. We’re sad to say that this Rogers retention plan isn’t available anymore, but there are definitely more good options out there.[cp_modal display=”inline” id=”cp_id_61d9f”][/cp_modal]
Hi I’m not to sure why I keep going over my data I have extra data that I was being offered and I never received any alerts
You need to contact Rogers. It’s possible that the person who gave your deal never entered it properly. Happened to me. You have to whine(bitch) about how you can’t afford it. Good luck!
They are upping their game. I left Rogers to Freedom two days ago for:
$50 (for 12 months, then $60)
Unlimited txt, call within Canada.
$4 dollars more for visual voicemail add on.
When first talking to Rogers they said they could not match it, wished me good luck and hung up.
Today they call back with the same offer above for $54 however 13G on a no contract, month to month for 24 months guaranteed. I decided to go back and in 2 years I will see what else they have…
They dont have the share everything plan anymore which was fairly cheap. They do have the infant plan they can be worked down to 50$ a line, with a extra charge for a financed phone between 15 and 50$ for 24 months..
So for the last year Rogers was price gouging for sure but they finally went back to reasonable rates.
The infant plan is pretty much what you’d expect unlimited data and everything else mentioned in the article unlimited.
There’s still cheaper phone companies out there, where I live Bell and all sister companies of Bell doesn’t work. There’s no service.
Thanks for your comment, Shannin. Good to hear that the rates are more reasonable now. Indeed, choosing a carrier definitely depends on whereabouts in the country you live!
Been with Rogers for over 35 years and have to fight with them every year for decent pricing.
Not willing to help this year so will be moving over to Bell.
I guess loyalty doesn’t mean what it used to.
Been with rogers for over 25 years with 3 lines and just about to add another line.
They offered me 5 bucks off, what a joke.
Continue from joe above,
So took my 4 line to Fido ( I know rogers bought fido) but Fido has more plans
to choose from. I got my son a new samsung A50 $45 plan 2 Gb data, unlimited talk/txt/pictures plus
a $100 bill credit (Christmas promotion) I don’t use much data( less than 1 gb, all 3 lines at rogers)
so at rogers $75 plan with 10 gb is useless to me and they don’t have any 1 or 2 or 3 gb plans.
I am thinking of switching my other 3 lines over to Fido.