Rogers announces Rogers Next yearly phone upgrade subscription service

Rogers Communications

Are you among those who want to replace their smartphone as soon as a new flagship device is announced? A new program introduced by Rogers Communications should make it easier for you to do so now. Rogers Next is essentially a monthly subscription service that gives users the ability to trade their smartphone for a new one every year with no early upgrade or connection fees.

A subscription costs CA$24.99 a month (CA$299.88 a year) or CA$29.99 (CA$359.88) with Rogers Device Protection Premium included (with protection against device damage and loss and theft in some provinces). Every 12 months, you can trade your device for new one for CA$0 down on any device with a subsidized price of up to CA$250. If the device you choose has a higher subsidized price, you only pay the difference.

“Rogers Next ensures early adopters never miss what’s next by putting the hottest smartphones in their hands sooner,” said John Boynton, executive vice president, chief marketing office, Rogers Communications.

Let’s take a closer look at how this works:

  1. When you upgrade to a new device or join Rogers as a new customer, you have the option to subscribe to the Rogers Next program;
  2. After 12 months, you trade in your current device in good working order for a new smartphone of your choice that has a subsidized price of up to $250;
  3. You pay $0 down for the new device on select new two-year plans, and your remaining FLEXtab balance and connection fees are waived;
  4. You then have the option to continue your enrolment in Rogers Next to get another new device in 12 months.

Here is how the program stacks up against simply replacing a smartphone outright:

Rogers Next program

The program is clearly not for everyone. But if a new device every year is your thing, it’s well worth a look as it might make it easier on your pocketbook to satisfy that urge when a new flagship device is announced.

Rogers is still putting the “finishing touches” on Rogers Next but the program is expected to launch fairly soon. We’ll let you know when it does go live.

Source : Rogers Redboard