Saturday, April 2, 2011

Wired on savings

A few months ago, I wrote a post Wired! But now saving on my wireless. After spending close to an hour on the phone with my Rogers representatives, I managed to get my wireless plan slashed to $65 which is 57% of what I was spending on average over the previous 6 months.

I also sacrified very little as I was able to keep unlimited evenings & weekends (starting at 8 pm), unlimited text messaging, voicemailing, call display, my dataplan and even got a bonus of long-distance Canadian minutes. The secret to my negotiations was knowing exactly what I using for each line of my bill and continuing to insist that I wanted a package less than $70. Plus, I was couch surfing to recover from the flu so I had all the patience in the world to speak to customer service reps (after all, there are only so many episodes of What Not To Wear that a girl can realistically watch in just one day).

I did worry that this deal almost seemed too good to be true. But I'm pleased to report that Rogers held up their end of the bargain and my April wireless bill is $69. (Note: those $2 charges on Long Distance excess are definitely being billed back to work - afterall, $2 is a tea at Tim Horton's and 3 timbits). This is a financially fabulous success and I'm excited that my next 4 week rolling budget will have about $40 for me to move into investing or one of my savings accounts.


1 comment:

  1. I think I need to be getting some tips from you for negotating with Rogers! My contract is up in July, and I'm on the fence about what I should do. I just have a normal (dumb)phone, and use it to talk and text (unlimited weeknds and evenings starting at 5pm). No caller id or voicemail, and I'm paying ~$40 a month.