Canadians + iphone...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by chrisbb, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. chrisbb macrumors member

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    Hi.
    Just a question.

    I read that Rogers + Fido are bringing back that plan for $30/month w/ 6GB etc. I was looking at getting a 3G iphone, but not sure whether that plan is going to be sufficient.

    Does anyone know from past experiences how that $30 is, and what it includes like minutes text etc etc?
    Also, is there data included in that plan (I assume so because of the 6GB etc)?

    Thanks.
    C
     
  2. briank911 macrumors newbie

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    the $30 includes 6 gigs of data usage. it doesn't include anything else (voice minutes, texts, etc.). you have to pay for that stuff separately.
     
  3. chrisbb thread starter macrumors member

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    I see.
    So that would be:

    $30 plan (minutes etc etc) + $30 data = $60 total.

    Do you know if there is a possibility of NO data plan.
    Just the minutes etc.

    Mind you, might not be a lot of point getting an iphone if i'm not using it for data?!

    thanks.
    C
     
  4. CrzyCanuck72 macrumors 6502a

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    you used to be able to get an iPhone without a data plan on Rogers/Fido, but they won't do that anymore. If you want one without data you have to get it used.

    edit: it's also going to be more than $60 once you factor in a texting/voicemail pack, system access fee, 911 fee, taxes...
     
  5. junkmeh macrumors newbie

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    you must have a voice AND data plan for Rogers.
     
  6. CalmEnvy macrumors 6502

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    Or if you wanted you could get Rogers to match or beat Fido's $35 Voice Plan which includes: 350 minutes billed by the second, unlimited evenings and weekends starting a 7PM, unlimited text messages sent/received, no system access fee and no 911 fee + includes Call Waiting, Conference Calling and Minute Tracker. You could probably get Rogers to change those three features maybe to beat Fido's plan.
     
  7. chrisbb thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks.
    sounds like the iphone is not for me, right now.
     
  8. maclovin' macrumors regular

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    You can get an iPhone in Canada without a data plan. I don't know what everybody else in here is saying. I just got myself an iPhone yesterday from Fido without a data plan. I got it with Fido's $25/month plan and and call display. Because the plan I got was <$30, I had to pay $50 more for the phone itself, but that isn't a big deal. I called Fido today and had them block data on my account and now I have an iPhone that won't end up costing me $3500 by the time the contract is up.
     
  9. chrisbb thread starter macrumors member

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    WOW!
    that sounds like a good deal!

    I think I'll talk to Fido soon then!
    How are you liking their service? Any problems?
     
  10. maclovin' macrumors regular

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    Ya it was a great deal in my opinion. No complaints about the service so far. And I would talk to Fido as soon as you can because the guy I bought the phone from said that Roger's/Fido were going to be changing their plans around to accommodate the iPhone 3Gs, and he said it may become a requirement to have a data plan after next Friday. So look into it as soon as you can.
     
  11. CalmEnvy macrumors 6502

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    I got a message from Fido stating that an iPhone cannot be activated without a data plan so it seems that they may be changing it after all.
     
  12. chrisbb thread starter macrumors member

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    Crap.
    Just got off the phone with them.

    You have to have both the minutes and data plans in order to start the contract now :(
    Ah well, was worth a shot!
     

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