Rogers’ GRRF: Official Information

September 22nd, 2009

Our source at Rogers’ has forwarded us the internal memo regarding Rogers’ new GRRF (Government Regulatory Recovery Fee), so here are the official details regarding the new fee.

  • The fee is charged to “cover costs associated with standard operations, maintenance, and network upgrades”.
  • New activations and account migrations onto new plans will be SAF and 9-1-1 fee free.
    • These new plans will be launching October 5, 2009.
  • Like the System Access Fee and 9-1-1 Fee the Government Regulatory Recovery Fee will be charged on a per line, not per account basis.
  • Rogers is not required by the Canadian Government or any regulatory body to charge this fee.
  • Money collected by the GRRF will be put towards recovering the costs associated with:
    • 9-1-1 fees
    • spectrum acquisition
    • licensing charges
    • help subsidize telephone service in rural/remote areas

The rate of the GRRF depends on two factors: the province where you account originates from and what service you have with Rogers.

Province Voice Plans or voice & Data Combo Plans Mobile Hi-Speed Data Plans
(For Access Cards or Rocket Sticks)
Alberta $2.58 $2.46
British Columbia $2.58 $2.46
Manitoba $2.58 $2.46
New Brunswick $3.11 $2.46
Newfoundland / Labrador $3.46 $3.33
Nova Scotia $3.01 $2.46
Ontario $2.58 $2.46
Prince Edward Island $3.08 $2.46
Quebec $2.58 $2.46
Saskatchewan $2.96 $2.46

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    links for 2009-09-23 | Ac&hellip  |  September 23rd, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    [...] Rogers’ GRRF: Official Information [...]

    Cris  |  October 23rd, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    First of it’s pretty shameful for Rogers to attempt to fool the public into thinking that they’re getting a better deal. You first have to switch your plan to a new plan that is the same plan you have except it’s $5 more. So for me in BC I have a Blackberry 8900 with the $45 plan for Blackberry smartphone. Now that plan is $5 more so add $5+$2.58 (BC GRRF) and the total is $7.58. I haven’t switched because it’s pointless paying the $6.95+$0.50 is $7.55 and 100min more and all of the same. Rogers has tried a nice one, but for all of those who think they’re getting a deal you’re not you’re paying the same amount you’ve been paying all along, they’ve just added it to the bill as part of the plan cost and not a fee. Fees=Bad Company Publicity, this is why Rogers calls it GRRF (Government Regulatory Recovery Fee) but it has nothing to to do with the government of Canada, they should be honest and just call it a fee.

    Cris  |  October 23rd, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Opps for me it’s $7.45 not $7.55 cannot do math!

    Cris  |  October 23rd, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Oops* I cannot spell either.

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