Rogers Home Phone System Access Fee
I just noticed on my home telephone bill from Rogers that there is a $5.95 monthly system access fee. I currently bay $21.95 for "Basic Line".
Is there a better alternative out there that is cheaper than Rogers Home Phone?
No issues for me in over two years of service. $70/yr
Forunately System Access Fees have been ruled illegal. Join the class and get some of your money back!
I recently dumped Rogers - dumped their home phone last year and ported the number to Wind mobile at $ 40/ month for completely unlimited everything including long distance anywhere in Canada.
If I did want a "land line" (I don't) I would go with my Internet provider TekSavvy. If I add a VOIP solution it's $ 9.95/month. http://teksavvy.com/en/res-homephone.asp Click on TekTalk. The Rogers version is WAY over priced.
Here's my Bell landline bill. It's their cheapest plan where you can still make phone calls:
Monthly Services (Jul 01 to Jul 31)
25¢ a min feature
$26.95 1 Home Phone Lite package
$ 0.00 1 Service Area Charge
$ 0.17 1 911 emergency service access
$ 2.80 1 Touch-Tone service
$29.92 Total Monthly Charges (before taxes)
$ 3.88 HST
$33.80 Total (after taxes)
Looks like Rogers is still cheaper.
I got the same as op except $10 off per month, because we deal with retentions every year. But I agree that is a scam fee. Just put the price all in one.. so annoying to see that as a fee and misleading when selling and marketing.
mind_business, that's not the cheapest. I have the cheapest and it is as follows:
1 Residence line 24.56
1 911 emergency service access 0.17
1 Touch-Tone service 2.80
Total Monthly charges (before taxes) 27.53
I'm not sure why mine is $2 less than yours but I don't know the difference between a "residence line" and a "home phone lite package".
I've been thinking of going to VOIP but the inability to make phone calls during a power outage is somewhat troubling.
Ha, I can do one up :
Monthly Services (Jun 04 to Jul 03)
1 Home Phone Basic package - 36.95
1 911 emergency service access - 0.17
1 Touch-Tone service - 2.80
1 Home Phone Promotion - 14.97cr
Monthly Charges - 24.95
Bell Home Phone Bundle Savings - 4.00 cr
Total Monthly Charges (before taxes) - 20.95
Wow, Harold, how'd you manage that? It looks like you even have features.