Rogers Announces iPhone Plans in Canada

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  1. generationxwing macrumors 6502

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    http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/...ice-packages-for-apple-iphone-3g,449585.shtml

    iPhone 3G Price Plans at Rogers Wireless
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    Price VoiceData Messages messages Voicemail
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    $60 / 150 minutes + unlimited 400 MB 75Unlimited Unlimited
    month Evening and Weekend
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    $75 / 300 minutes + unlimited 750 MB 100 Unlimited Unlimited
    month Evening and Weekend
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    $100 / 600 minutes + unlimited 1 GB 200 Unlimited Unlimited
    month Evening and Weekend
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    $115 / 800 minutes + unlimited 2 GB 300 Unlimited Unlimited
    month Evening and Weekend
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    Data Usage - What You Get
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    Monthly
    Data Usage Online Applications
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    400 MB up to 200,000 text emails or 3,100 web pages or 1,360 photo
    attachments
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    750 MB up to 380,000 text emails or 5,900 web pages or 2,560 photo
    attachments
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    1 GB up to 524,000 text emails or 8,000 web pages or 3,500 photo
    attachments
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    2 GB up to 1,048,000 text emails or 16,000 web pages or 7,000
    photo attachments
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    Pricing includes unlimited Wi-Fi access at all Rogers and Fido Hotspots.
    Rogers Wireless will also offer two voice value packs for popular wireless
    features: a $15 monthly value pack including Caller ID, Who Called, Caller
    Ring Trax, 2,500 Sent Text Messages and 2,500 Call Forwarding Minutes; and a
    $20 monthly value pack including Caller ID, Who Called, Caller Ring Trax,
    10,000 Sent Text Messages and 6:00 p.m. Early Evening Calling and 2,500 Call
    Forwarding Minutes.
     
  2. Hawkeye411 macrumors 68000

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    Rogers Announces iPhone Pricing

    This article on Engadget lists the Rogers iPhone prices (prices listed below).

    It mentions that there will be unlimited WiFi at all Rogers and Fido hotspots. Does this mean the WiFi will only work at a Rogers or Fido hotspot?? :eek:

    $60 150 minutes + unlimited evening and weekend
    400 MB (up to 200,000 text emails or 3,100 web pages or 1,360 photo attachments)
    75 Sent Text Messages
    Unlimited
    Unlimited

    $75 300 minutes + unlimited evening and weekend 750 MB (up to 380,000 text emails or 5,900 web pages or 2,560 photo Attachments)
    100 Sent Text Messages
    Unlimited Incoming Text Messages
    Unlimited Visual Voicemail

    $100 600 minutes + unlimited evening and weekend 1 GB (up to 524,000 text emails or 8,000 web pages or 3,500 photo attachments)
    200 Sent Text Messages
    Unlimited Incoming Text Messages
    Unlimited Visual Voicemail

    $115 800 minutes + unlimited evening and weekend 2 GB (up to 1,048,000 text emails or 16,000 web pages or 7,000 photo attachments)
    300 Sent Text Messages
    Unlimited Incoming Text Messages
    Unlimited Visual Voicemail
     
  3. MadGoat macrumors 65816

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    meh, $130 a month + SAF + tax so ~$150/month for the top plan with the $15 value pack.

    I'm in. not happily, but still in.

    Good thing I have a good job.
     
  4. generationxwing thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Of course not. Do you really think Apple would allow that?

    PS Beat you to it! :p

    Actually, considering how much I use my current phone in terms of voice, the cheapest plan is actually pretty good for me, at least to start with. I have no idea how much data I'll use.

    I would have preferred the option of adding a data plan (unlimited or otherwise) to my current plan, but overall I'm not as disapointed as I thought I'd be.
     
  5. Hawkeye411 macrumors 68000

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    Yea .. I will go with the cheaper plan too. However, I can't believe that Rogers is gonna nickel-and-dime us by not including Caller ID GEEZ!!!:eek:

    Cheers,
    :):apple:
     
  6. MacRumors macrumors bot

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    Rogers Announces iPhone Plans in Canada

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    Rogers announced pricing for the iPhone 3G in Canada today. iPhone 3G combined voice and data plans start at $60 and will be available starting July 11th.
    The data plans, however, are not unlimited as had been rumored. The new rate plans are detailed below:

    - $60/month. 150 minutes + unlimited evenings/weekends, 400 MB Data, 75 SMS sent, unlimited incoming SMS
    - $75/month. 300 minutes + unlimited evenings/weekends, 750 MB Data, 100 SMS sent, unlimited incoming SMS
    - $100/month. 600 minutes + unlimited evenings/weekends, 1 GB Data, 200 SMS sent, unlimited incoming SMS
    - $115/month. 800 minutes + unlimited evenings/weekends, 2 GB Data, 300 SMS sent, unlimited incoming SMS

    Article Link
     
  7. MadGoat macrumors 65816

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    Honestly for the price of the top plan, it really should be unlimited everything. what is nice is unlimited hotspot access (I would assume this is accross canada)

    I might start on a lower plan, i'm not much of a phone talking guy, but data will be needed, especially with my mobileme account.
     
  8. airjuggernaut macrumors 6502a

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    Ah, momments like these make me wish I was American. :eek:
     
  9. generationxwing thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh God, tell me about it. That $15 "value" plan is complete crap. All I need is caller ID, nothing else. I couldn't care about "Who Called" (isn't that what caller ID is for), "Caller Ring Trax" (unless I can make it sound like a British ringer. I love that sound), or 2,500 Call Forwarding Minutes (I've never used CF, never will). 2,500 texts isn't bad though.
     
  10. heehee macrumors 68020

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    Hmmm... not as bad as I thought it would be. I might actually get one. :cool:
     
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    WOW, I cannot believe they are doing that, I actually feel really bad for the neighbors to the north. All this time, waiting and waiting to get the iphone in their country and their provider royally screws them over, I hope they change that for you guys.
     
  14. Hawkeye411 macrumors 68000

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    Well Rogers can go climb a tree. I'm not gonna pay $15 for Caller ID. Guess it will be a surprise when I answer the phone like the old days lol.

    Typical Rogers BS though. I got HD TV recently and the website said that you could get additional channels for something like $4. So I called to get TSN HD and the woman says .. "oh .... you can't get that channel by itself .... it only comes in a bundle with 3 other channels for $8".

    Damn you Rogers!!!!!
     
  15. rockstarjoe macrumors 6502a

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    Wow those are brutal compared to US plans... and I thought US plans were bad!
     
  16. Col127 macrumors 6502

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    that's terrible. those plans are awful. i'm paying $25 for my voice plan right now - there's no way i'd pay $60 a month!!!!!

    i guess i'll have to buy one elsewhere and get it unlocked. *sigh*

    ($60 + $5.95 SAF) * 1.13 * 12 * 3 = $2682.85

    so not worth it.
     
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    Compared to US plan, the minutes offered seems low.

    Does Canada work like Europe in that received phone calls do not count towards those minutes?
     
  19. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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    Dang, Rogers really does suck. How is it possible that, in 2008, a company still charges on a per MB basis for internet service?? That is beyond lame.

    I kind of wished Apple refused to sell to Rogers without a reasonable rate unlimited data service.
     
  20. Hawkeye411 macrumors 68000

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    Macrumors Front Page news now.

    Guess we should post there instead.


    Cheers.
     
  21. Col127 macrumors 6502

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    no, unfortunately not. received calls count and most of them are not billed by second. if you make a 30 second call, it counts as a minute.
     
  22. LastZion macrumors 6502a

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    completely terrible, but not surprised at all. What an f'n joke Rogers. Give us a break.
     
  23. Teh Don Ditty macrumors G4

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    I'm curious.

    Is there an extra text messaging plan you guys can add on? 300 max outgoing is a bit low. For $115 you should be getting unlimited.

    Sympathies Canadians, you has them.
     
  24. shabbasuraj macrumors regular

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    thanks Rogers for nothing...this monopoly has to be ended.
     

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