Rogers Will Begin Charging For All text Messages


Rogers Communications(the company of the late dead ted)has decided to kick their customers while their down(the recession ya know) and to begin nickle and diming them to death for every silly text message you receive despite last years’ discussions with federal government regulators over Rogers’ competitors charging for the SAME FRIGGING THING.
Last year when many cell companies decided to start charging for texting, almost every federal MP sided with the NDP and their “stop the text message cash grab” lobby against the new fees.
At the time Rogers acquired new customers by telling them they will not charge fees for their services.
Canadians should know that when a cell carrier changes their contracts or introduces new fees that were not assigned to the system at the time of contract signing that they have an avenue to remove themselves from Rogers’ systems within 14 days of receiving notice that the terms of their contracts are changing.
Call Rogers, they may not tell you very easily, but legally they will be forced to renew your contract or to dissolve the agreement.
Every Canadian should stand up against this cash grab. It’s nothing more than another ROGERS COMMUNICATIONS RIP OFF.



  1. Peter
    Posted May 6, 2009 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

    Can you source this? I’m a Rogers Wireless Sales Rep, and I’ve just checked all of our current sales bulletins, and this doesn’t seem to be the case, at least not yet…

  2. WesternGrit
    Posted May 6, 2009 at 5:20 pm | Permalink

    Will this include Fido/Rogers?

  3. Chris
    Posted May 6, 2009 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

    i ‘googled’ it peter and found this source

    I would assume this would affect fido as well. It would be funny though if everyone decided ‘fuck it’ and called them up to dissolve their contract. It would never happen but they would definitely rethink that strategy. I’m not surprised in them doing it though. Most American carriers charge for both incoming and outgoing texts.

  4. Peter
    Posted May 7, 2009 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Chris. It hasn’t come across our sales bulletins yet, but let me tell you, this is going to be a nightmare for those of us on the front lines *sigh* It’s like defending your preferred political party when they go to bed with the party that espouses opposing political viewpoints… Especially when we’ve been telling customers that we’ll not be doing that, as per instructions from Rogers on high…

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