Well I got my first Rogers cell phone bill since I’ve moved in with BF, and it was $41.83. There were a few LD charges for when I was back home visiting, and I called BF. Other than that, I barely used any minutes, and a fraction of the amount of text messages I would normally send.
My base rate plan is $18 month for 200 anytime minutes + unlimited weekends, billing by the second, corporate VM and corporate LD rates, etc. I pay an additional $5/month for unlimited weeknights (starting at 6pm) and $6 for 125 sent text messages.
I’m going to wait a few more months and see what my average usage is. Because if I don’t need unlimited weeknights or a text messaging package, then that’s a substantial savings! Shaving off $11 (+ tax savings) is more than a 25% savings.
I’ve had no problems with Rogers. They have good customer service, and I always get better reception than my friends on Bell or Telus. My contract is up next July, so I’m going to cancel my service and then when we come back from traveling, I’m sure rate plans with other companies will be so good they’ll blow what I currently have out of the water.