Friday, June 27, 2008

Canadian iPhone Plan Pricing Revealed

Rogers Wireless has just revealed data plan pricing for the iPhone once it arrives in Canada.

Is it disappointing? Not really, only because I wasn't expecting that we'd get an unlimited offering (which we didn't). The largest amount of monthly data usage is 2 GB, which comes partnered with a voice agreement for $115/mo. If you want to use the iPhone just for data, sorry, no cigar: you will have to pay for talk time minutes as well. As mentioned in a previous post, you also won't be able to buy the device on its own or sign up for less than a three year contract either.

A $15 add-on includes things like extra sent text messaging and caller ID, the latter of which I assumed would be standard on pretty much any phone these days. Does this mean that without such a plan, or an additional fee (no matter how nominal), you won't see who's calling? Odd.

What's more,where's the similar plans for owners of other devices? iPhone owners shouldn't be the only customers deemed deserving of "reasonable" data rates right now. Hopefully Rogers will launch similar rates for other smartphone owners at the same time the iPhone makes its way here. It only seems fair.

Visit our sister Website to find out all the details about the four plan options that will be offered for the phone, and leave your comments. Will you buy one of these plans and, if so, which one do you think is the "best deal"?

Bookmark and Share

4 comments:

Jim V said...

Way to curb my enthusiasm Rogers my supposedly first cell phone will have to wait.

webmaster said...

I knew that the "leaked memo" with unlimited data plan was so fake. There was NO way Robbers would ever give us a break. But even at $115 a month with a three year contract, I am a bit surprised that they weren't offering an unlimited data plan. This is a joke.

I wouldn't hold my breath that they'll offer similar plans for other smartphones either. Robbers isn't known to be nice or offer anything competitive in terms of plans.

Dan Durazo said...

Despite the restrictions, iPhone is still the only for the legions of Mac enthusiasts who would talk on nothing else.

Best,

Dan Durazo
http://dandurazo.wordpress.com/

Dan Durazo said...

Despite the restrictions, iPhone is still the only phone for the legions of Mac enthusiasts who would talk on nothing else.

Best,

Dan Durazo
http://dandurazo.wordpress.com/