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The solution to your problem already exists @french_ticklers
Buy a phone off-contract and you can keep your legacy plan.
Contracts and subsidies drive up the price of rate plans, if consumers want better plans, they need to pony up the money for devices.
thank you for your reply. I understand that I could buy a phone, and that the ecomonics of it all inflate the price of rate plans. What Im trying to get across is that the big three carriers are fixing prices, mirroring off each other and royally ripping us off.
after a couple of hours on the phone with loyalty, I actually managed to talk them down to 80$ for the rate plan I posted above.
maybe a few more hours on the phone with them and they will give in..
As the @Dark_Knight mentioned, purchasing a device outright would be your best bet if you wish to have the math in your favour and over the long term. Given that contracts subsidize devices that cost up to $800+ over a shorter period than they used to (2 years vs 3 years) various price changes have occurred as a result.
I fully understand the math, but the bottom line is that it is a total rip off.
bell actually ofered me, for the 95$ per month a total of 12gb of data, where as telus want over 110 for only 6gb..
Why do you expect Telus to honor something that was sold as a short-term promotion forever? Would a bank allow you to keep your mortgage rate from 5 years ago? Obviously not, why should Telus?
You got a great promotion for 3 years and continue to enjoy it while off contract, just because you feel entitled to your services for really no logical reason, does not mean they are price fixing or colluding - its just good business. As many have said, want to keep your plan? Buy your phone outright. Want a subsidized phone from Telus? Accept their terms & conditions. No one is forcing you to do anything.
thank you for your insightful comment. while i respect your point of view, I must disagree because without a struggle, there can be no progress.
after 3 days of negotiations, Im happy to annouce that Telus has aggreed to extend my existing contract for another 2 years, and subsidize a new device.
in fact they even added extra perks
and that, sir, is great business
I doubt that was the 'key'. I'm sure the key was the fact you called back several times over 3 days...at that point it doesn't make sense for them financially for them to keep saying no.