iPhone coming to Canada? Molson's thinks so.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Echinda, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. Echinda macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2003
    An article on the Financial Post's website indicates that Molson's is running a contest in Quebec which, in the contest rules, indicates that an iPhone worth $800 and running on Rogers Wireless' network is one of the prizes and will be available in Jan. '08. The rules have been taken down from the contest site but below is a link to the story.


    Now, I didn't see the rules, but C$800??!?! When they are US$400 in the States and that converts to C$387.41!?!?!

    I guess we see how Rogers is going to get compensated for giving unlimited data plans ... a massive up front fee when buying the hardware.
  2. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

    Jun 21, 2007
    No, the US dollar is still stronger than the Canadian dollar. But it still only converts to about $425 Canadian. I don't know if I believe it.
  3. loafer macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2007

    Er, excuse me if my sense of humour isnt up to speed. The Canadian dollar IS at 1.0319 US as I type this message.
  4. ClassicBean macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2004
    Yeah, you're clearly living in the past. The Canadian loonie is currently stronger than the US greenback.

    One $US is only worth about 97 cents Canadian. Get your facts straight before you spread lies.
  5. Echinda thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2003
    It's a little harsh to call a mistake "lies".

    The C$ passed parity on Friday, September 28 and has been worth more than the US$ on each trading day but one since then.

    Since the C$ hasn't enjoyed these lofty heights since the seventies, you can be forgiven for not expecting it. ;)
  6. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

    Jun 21, 2007
    You're right. I didn't realize I read the exchange chart incorrectly. Sorry for spreading my lies. ;)
  7. monke macrumors 65816


    May 30, 2005
    The value could be $800, but that's not it's actual cost. Right?
    Normally contests 'value' prizes a wee bit higher than what they are.

    Still though, $800 for an iPhone. I'd rather buy one in the States, or buy a new phone and an iTouch here. :rolleyes:

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