To: conta[email protected]
Date: November 16, 2003
Subject: Your web site
I just wanted to say thanks...
I think your website is wonderful. I came across
it by accident just browsing some forums about rogers.
I'm one of those "unfortunate" people who received a warning
from them for excessive use of bandwidth...and cannot switch
to dsl because its not available in my area.
So I guess that means I'm stuck with rogers for now.
Again, thanks....your website is wonderful...
First off, thank you. You
are a very intelligent and discerning person. This web site
is wonderful. Secondly, go back to dial up. Dial up speeds
have come along way to compete with DSL speeds and most importantly
its not ROGERS. Check http://www.ihaterogers.ca/internet_on1.htm
for your alternatives. Unless you want to continue supporting
a company that could cut you off at any time.
To: [email protected]
Date: November 20, 2003
rant of the month
Hey, my rant this time is about
Rogers AT&T Wireless.... it's not my personal rant (I
use FIDO) but rather a rant from one of my friends... got
her phone at the end of 2002 and signed on a 2 year contract...
She had a few problems with Rogers' swiss cheese... er coverage...
and called them to ask when her contract was up, they said...
"sometime in 2005"... so it looks like they put her on a 3year
contract... but rogers doesn't even have 3 years...
No Contracts, Billing By the Second, Fido2Fido, Regretably,
Only from Fido
I was starting to wonder
where youve been CorSter.
Some friend you are
your friend sign up with ROGERS. The only decent thing to
do is to entice one of the phone monkeys at ROGERS in to canceling
your friends contract by trading him/her your official
I HATE ROGERS T-Shirt. You know theyd kill for one.
To: [email protected]
Date: November 20, 2003
Subject: Rogers is evil
Well my story might be even
more fun than the rest! I had bought a cellphone plan
with rogers, at the sametime as this other man.
Anyway, I made my payments each month(which are ridiculously
high) my balance was always low, so I was very suprised
to hear from the credit bureau last month telling me I had
4 hours to pay $400 for my unpaid rogers bills, or it's
gone to collections, and my credit will be ruined.
I didn't know what the hell was going on, considering
I'm a 19 year old student, with very little disposable
income, there was no way i'd be able to pay this.
I checked my balance, and it was at its usual low,
so I call rogers, spent 5 hours on the phone being transferred
from supervisor to supervisor, who were all rude and
unable to speak english. We discovered that my name
was somehow put on this man's account, and they put
my social insurance number on it and he hadn't paid his bills.
Well, this sure isn't my fault and I made that clear,
I then was told it was no longer in their hands, it's
somehow my fault and it's in the hands of the credit bureau
now, there was nothing they could do, they were
ruining a 19 year olds credit by no fault of her own,
and said it wasn't their problem. So I called the lady
from the credit bureau she said that I need to find
this man and have him call her with his social insurance number
and the debt to be put on him. So now, all I have
is this mans name, have no idea who the hell he is,
called every person in the phonebook under his last name,
finally got ahold of his mother who told me he was at work,
i explained the situation, and got his work number.
I have about 20 minutes left mind you to have this paid,
I have to call him at work, I was fairly upset so I
was talking rather sternly and he went on to say "stop being
a bitch or I won't have it switched." Finally,
I got him to call, and the account was put in his name
and the onus was on him. That is 6hrs of my life that
I will never get back over something I had nothing to do with,
that they tried to screw me for. At least most people
that have issues with rogers have issues about account that
are their own.
and P.S I wanted to terminate
my rogers service after all that had happen, and they
won't let me, they said i'm bound to them for two years,
and I have to pay my minimum monthly fees whether I use the
phone or not.
Those Rat Bastards are evil,
I agree. To be honest, everyone makes mistakes. But the thing
that pisses me off so much with these _-brained dimwits is
that they never accept responsibility for their errors. Five
minutes before I reserved the domain name ihaterogers.ca I
was in a huge argument with ROGERS over why they were sending
my bills to a house I owned and lived in years previous. Their
excuse was I gave them those instructions. I couldnt
even remember the freaking address, but I gave them those
Hi ROGERS, yeah my name is Lana. I want a cell phone and Im
a millionaire student. Can you do me a favor please? Pick
out any one else today that is also buying a cell phone and
put my name on his bill. But can you pick a real dumb ass,
so hell never inquire about why his names not
on the bill? Oh yeah, I almost forgot, since I live in English
speaking Canada, can you please try to ensure that if I ever
call with a query I only speak to francophones with bad attitudes?
Im a millionaire student and Ill pay extra for
that service. Maybe I could like, not use the phone for 18
months and still pay for it, if that sounds fair?
No problem, thats called the number 2 plan.
To: [email protected]
From: Steve P.
Date: November 20, 2003
Subject: My Rant
This is my story.
In Dec. 2002 I contacted Rogers
to discuss coverage areas in Newfoundland, knowing at the
time that I would be leaving Ottawa in March 2003 to return
to Newfoundland. The person I spoke seemed very friendly on
the phone. I asked her if there was coverage in my area of
Newfoundland, the town of Conception Bay South. She assured
me that there was coverage all over my area and that I would
not have any problems whatsoever. I also checked the coverage
maps on the Rogers website, which clearly shows my town, and
the entire surrounding area as being in their Coverage Area.
I was happy with my phone while
I was still living in Ottawa until March. I can honestly say
I had no troubles in Ottawa with the phone at all.
Upon returning to Newfoundland
in March, I noticed that the phone would not work in 95% of
my town, and the majority of the surrounding area. All of
which was clearly shaded on the Rogers Coverage Maps.
The following day I e-mailed
Rogers and asked them why I was given false information about
coverage areas. They told me that there was 'fringe' coverage
in my area, and that there was no plan to upgrade services
around, or in my area in the near future. I replied
again, asking them why they gave me false information. I received
nothing back from Rogers.
A week or two went on, I wrote
Rogers again with the same questions, this time I was told
that they are "always upgrading their services". Still, this
doesn't help me. So I replied again, asking why I had been
lied to and why I was being told two completely different
things. No reply.
I wrote again a few days later.
Again, No Reply.
They were ignoring me.
Time went on, I continued to
pay my Rogers monthly bills for months!
I tried contacting them once
again, and I was told the same thing as above. So again, I
e-mailed them back asking what they could do for me since
I was given false information by their staff and website.
I was told that the only thing I can do is find someone to
take over my contract. How Obsurd!!! They said it was MY responsibility
to find someone to take it over. Of course I replied with
an angry e-mail. And Again, No Reply! Ignored!
After this point I said enough
is enough, I stopped payments on my account.
A few months later I get a
call from Rogers Collections wondering why I havn't been paying
my bill. I told the man I was speaking with my situation,
he was very friendly, and very understanding. He was actually
trying to help me. He contacted the Wireless Network Techs
who informed him that there was indeed very poor service in
and around my area. The collections clerk then forwarded me
to Customer Support in hopes of helping me get my problem
This is where the story gets
even more insane.
I start speaking with their
Customer Service Agent, named Christine(the woman from hell).
I asked her why Rogers would give me false information. She
told me it was not the responsibility of Rogers to insure
their customers receive correct information. She actually
said exactly that!! So I said what can you do to help me?
She told me that she could either cancel my account, and charge
me the disconnection fee and charges for remaining months,
or I could agree to an ADDITIONAL 2 year contract, and she
would give me a better phone with a better antenna. I asked
her if there was a guaruntee this phone was going to work
in my area. She said no, but theres a 30min/day return policy.
I said fine. That sounds ok.
I asked her if I was still responsible for all the charges
for the months I never used my phone. She said Yes I am. I
asked her why I should be charged for my phone if I was given
false information by Rogers. She told me again that it wasn't
the responsibility of Rogers to insure their customers get
correct info from Rogers Staff or the Website.
At this point I became very
upset at this woman from hell, and she refused to speak with
me about the false information I was given. We went on to
argue for several minutes, and she became very obnoxious,
rude and just down right ignorant and started threatening
my credit rating, I became very upset with this she-beast
and slammed my phone down.
This is the last time I spoke
with Rogers. And I will continue to not Pay them and I will
continue to discourage all my friends, family and whomever
else I speak with to AVOID ROGERS AT ALL COSTS!
This is my rant, it may not
be well written, but every word is true.
Your rant is absolutely
well written and infuriated me. They openly acknowledge that
they lied to you.
Do whatever you have to,
to get them to sign. Once they sign, theyre screwed.
That is essentially the sales course ROGERS gives their new
sales people. Coverage, shmoverage, get them to sign!
I cant disagree with
you. I wouldnt pay them a dime either. I faced their
collections dept. and told them "Go f*** yourselves!
Call me again and youll hear from my lawyer!" I
dont know if it affected my credit rating and I dont
care. If someone is threatening to screw me, the last thing
Im going to do is bend over and say, "Is that good?
Can you screw me like this, or shall I reposition myself?"
To: [email protected]
Date: November 21, 2003
Subject: collection agency
My son had Rogers Cable for
four months last winter. At the end of the four months
his bill came to over $4,000 dollars yes that is right.
You see my son was mentally sick last winter and Rogers was
so kind as to allow him to charge 20 movies an hour on the
digital box. These movies were often entered at 2 minute
intervals. But wait, did they notice that the first
bill went unpaid, of course not. Did they notice the
second bill went unpaid? No they just automatically
kept sending these ridiculous bills every month until the
service was cancelled. My son was put under doctors
care and received welfare. When I called and asked them
to look into the billing as it was impossible for any one
human to watch all these shows at once they said sorry but
it was computerized billing and there was nothing they could
do about it. The order was keyed in. Well I figure
it this way had there been a real loss of revenue like real
hardware product you bet they would have turned off the cable.
But since it was simply signal it wasn't costing them a dime
and the bills would just keep escalating higher and higher.
Well I have been sending them payments on my sons behalf because
he has no assets or funds. At one point when he won
some money we sent them $2,000. Well there were no calls
from credit collection or letters simply and invoice from
Roger received monthly. The other day we get a letter
from a lawyer who has had the account turned over to him from
Contact Resource Services. He is threatening lawsuit
if the account is not paid in full within 10 days. I
made the mistake of calling Contact Resource Services and
asked why they had turned it over to a lawyer when we had
been sending money to the account. A hang up in my ear
is what I got. The lawyers suit is for an amount larger
than owed since they didn't even have the uptodate balance.
All that I was calling for was to ask them to allow my son
to keep making monthly payments until the bill was paid.
For this they hang up in my ear. Roger's is hopeless
to deal with nobody knows what anybody else is doing.
Well I have been the one sending them money and my son has
no resources to send them anything. So guess what they
don't want my money they would rather pursue getting blood
from a stone. So I say go to it guys. Good Luck
on that one. Any advice will be appreciated as I will
be going to court with the bills showing the reduced balance.
We have not received notice of the lawsuit only the threat
to do so in 10 days. I am wondering what it matters
since my son doesn't have anything to give not even a bank
account. Thanks for listening.
Stories like this boil my
blood. My first suggestion would be to contact one of those
consumer advocates like Ellen Roseman at the Toronto Star,
her e-mail address is ero[email protected].
She has a history of getting involved with cases like this.
I really cant give legal advice, since Im not
a lawyer, but I can certainly empathize with you. Lord knows
I understand the anger youre feeling. If you can get
someone interested in your cause, great
the balance in pennies.