Rogers, Fido, TELUS, SaskTel iPhone 6 Reservations Go Live [u]

Rogers and Fido had their iPhone 6 reservations go live past midnight PDT. We were unable to push out this update as we were frantically trying for well over an our to place our iPhone 6 pre-orders from Apple.

Rogers Reservation page link: https://www.rogers.com/web/link/DeviceReservation and prices now live:

rogers iphone 6 pricing

As of writing, the Rogers system appears to be down or very sluggish for many, unable to make reservations. Go login to your account to hit up the reserve page. As of writing, I can’t even login to Fido.ca. Go figure.

Also live are pre-orders from TELUS, which also reveal iPhone 6 contract pricing:

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SaskTel also has their iPhone 6 pre-orders live, with one reservation per wireless number—visit here to fill out the form.

I’m going to bed. Talk to you in the AM (wait, it’s already the morning–FML).

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  • Mike Beaudin

    Use safari, go from home page (dont go through account), reserve iphone, select upgrade and bam it works

  • Guy Soulliere

    Which provider? I’m getting an error when trying to upgrade through Rogers “We are currently experiencing problems accessing your account… “

  • David Humber

    No go for Rogers for me. Tried a couple ways. Comes back as an error.

  • Al

    nothing from Fido either, constantly shows.
    Sorry! Your request cannot be completed at this time due to a technical issue. We are currently working on a resolution and appreciate your patience. Please try again later.

  • bunnyhero

    i was able to reserve on fido, after many many many tries. #3 in line for a silver 64GB iphone 6.

  • Guy Soulliere

    this link is for new customers, I can get there no problem. But if selecting existing customers I get: “We are currently experiencing problems accessing your account… “

  • naablet

    so the rogers preorder was originally set at 5am EST but people were able to access it a lot earlier… i tried at 5am but there was an error accessing my account lol

  • Mani

    Rogers reservation system down….

  • Mani

    I wanted to do 2 hardware upgrades, and I was getting the same error msg. Try registering one under new line. That’s what I did, but the problem is there is a limit of 1 per account like that.

  • sparrownest

    Was this through your fido account or as a new customer … can’t seem to log into my account right now.

  • K.

    Fido lays an egg. Again.

  • Roman

    Been trying ever since 5AM.. I was able to go to the reserve page (existing customer) and it didn’t have an option to pick my phone # from a list. Now it just says “we are currently experiencing problems accessing you account…”.. Rogers_Help told me to try a dif browser lol.. I’ve obviously tried that.. I know many of you are also having the same issue .. BOO 🙁

  • Roman

    It’s WORKING!!!!

  • STFU

    6:02 am – fido working. Iphone 6Plus Gold 64 Gb – Position in Line: 200

  • Eric

    Reserved iPhone 6 64GB Gold with Fido.. says #11….
    (that seems very low…)

  • Roman

    #46 in london, ontario

  • Safwan Amin

    Position #48 from Fido :D, better than position #1877 for iPhone 5 few years back!

  • Wakorus

    Wow, so it wouldn’t let me reserve with Rogers from the error message. When I finally got on 4 min ago, I reserved the 6+ 64GB Gold! 🙂 But, because it took so long for the servers to let me reserve I’m #243 🙁

  • Guy Soulliere

    yup finally got in for Rogers upgrade, #740. better than a kick in the ass I guess!

  • joe

    Why is the phone $75 – $95 on a 2 yr term more than what you pay in the US? $299 (6+ 16gb) and $375 here in Canada? wow Canadians getting Hosed by Rogers

  • Glau

    Got 68 and 70, is the number based the phone, location, of preorders?

  • Safwan Amin

    I think based on each location…
    I wonder when Fido will start rolling out the phones…

  • Ball

    I am able to reserve as a new fido customer #6 position for 6 64gb gold as 5am.
    Since I unable to login to my account.
    By 6am the account login in working and I am able to login and reserve again.
    I make a mistake and reserve the 6plus 64gb but then cancel the reserve.
    Now I am #101 on my 6 64gb gold as a existing customer .
    So I will call today to see should I need to cancel my #6 position as a new customer…..
    Fido have the system screw up, both new and old customer open to reserve in different time.

  • Sanyok

    Weak dollar. Apple sells it for more here as well. Not that we’re not getting hosed by the big 3 in other ways.

  • Sanyok

    #67 at Fido for 6 128gb Space Balls Grey

  • Samantha

    if you reserve a phone (say, with Fido).. can you still buy it outright from them? I don’t want to have to change my phone plan. It’s cheaper for me in the long run to pay for the iPhone6 64GB outright.

  • STFU

    I did the same phone at 6 am. #200. Looks like there is more demand do the plus.

  • Ball

    I do not think so, must go with their plan, under their reserve system agreement line 7:
    7. If you reserve a device using the Service and are not an existing Fido customer, you must subscribe to postpaid Fido wireless services at the same time as you pick up your device. All new subscribers to postpaid Fido wireless services will be subject to a credit check.

  • STFU

    So the big 3 flying fu$ks priced the phones at 50% of the unlocked
    Price of each model.

  • Maxime Giguere

    Fido position line 64

  • Jordan

    The price of on contract is ridiculous. Current exchange rates should place it at approx. $220 for 16gb iPhone 6. I was expecting $249 but $265?? Really? Where did they come up with that price?

  • Mike Beaudin

    its also because the stupid 2 year contract really just backed fired on customers.

  • Mike Beaudin

    its also because the stupid 2 year contract really just backed fired on customers.

  • Cray

    Seems like the 4.7 is in higher demand. Did my reservation at 5 AM, ended up at #384.

  • Cray

    Annoying!

  • Jordan

    2 year contracts have nothing to do with this. If you believe that you feeding right into the Big 3 propaganda machine. iPhone’s have been sold on two year contracts in the US since the original iPhone in 2007. The cost has always been $199 US which depending on the exchange rate in different years would equate to $200-$230. The Big 3 use the 2-year contract as an excuse to charge more to drive up revenues.

  • pegger1

    My Rogers email said 5am EST. But I was able to reserve at 3:20am EST. It wasn’t up at 3 or even a few mins after 3.

  • naablet

    just preordered it through apple canada website and gonna line up on sept 19

  • Widohmaker

    There’s no logic in buying a phone on contract any more. Might as well buy unlocked and hop on cheaper plan. Especially since you can usually get 70% of the value back on eBay a year later if you want to upgrade.

  • Question

    So here’s my dilemma, I tried to buy an iphone 6+ through apple last night and was unsuccessful in getting one within a week. But I was able to reserve one through Rogers.

    My question is, am I allowed to buy the phone unlocked and outright through Rogers? I know they provide unlocking. I don’t want a subsidized phone and I won’t be able to get one anyway unless I change my plan. And there’s no way I’m going to change my good, old, plan.
    Thanks.

  • Megs

    So what I’ve heard (I’m with Fido, my sister is with Rogers), is that Rogers can unlock your phone after 90 days of your purchase but you have to have bought it under contract. Not 100% on that but I don’t know if any carrier will sell their phones unlocked, especially brand new phones that are high in demand like the 6. Hope that helps.

  • pegger1

    There’s plenty of logic in buying on contract. If you have a good plan and have no intention of switching providers for 2 years. You’d be stupid not to get a subsidized phone. Even if you wanted to upgrade every year, you could pay off the remaining subsidy and sell the old phone anyways. You still end up ahead.

  • Widohmaker

    Plenty of people have done the calculations (based on Ontario rates, other provinces may be different). If you want an new iPhone at the subsidized rate you have to switch to a minimum (500MB) $80 plan. So let’s take an average of $80 x 24 = $1920 then add 16GB iPhone 6 at the subsidized rate which is $265. A total of $2185. As an alternate example lets buy the 16GB iPhone 6 at the unsubsidized rate of $749 and get a (750MB) $49 Fido plan. Your 2 year total is $1925. Plus you get an unlocked phone. If you buy a contract phone you get a locked phone which you have to pay $50-$75 to unlock after 3 months.

  • Question

    Yeah I thought it might be a stretch. Damn. Well it looks like someone will be getting my shiny new gold iphone 6+ 64 next week then.

  • pegger1

    Yeah if you compare a Fido $49 plan to another carriers $80 plan, then it’ll make sense.
    The subsidy on an iPhone is around $20 per month. Unlocking is $35 – $50. Spread it over the length of the contract, just over $2 per month.
    So if by signing a contract you have to increase your plan by over $22 per month, then full price is better.
    If the increase would be less than that, then contract is better.
    That’s logical. Full price isn’t always the best bet. Probably in most cases it isn’t. Especially in MB where $80 plans don’t even exist.

  • Guy Soulliere

    I got #740 and live in a very small town, if it’s based in location than it must be on regional distribution hub. I was thinking it might be based on model (including colour and GB) as well.

  • Parksy

    It’s ridiculous. I bought the 64GB iPhone 6+ unlocked from Apple. I paid $960 for the phone. I have the 6GB Superplan through Rogers for $60. If I were to get a phone through Rogers and get a new equivalent plan (now required) through them, I’d be $120/month. That additional $60 a month costs me $1440 over the 24 month term. I’d still have to pay $480 for the phone and about $150 to pay off my flextab from my iPhone 5 purchase a couple years ago. That’s twice as much money as me buying the phone upfront and keeping my plan. Unfortunately, I have visions or Rogers jacking my rate once my term expires and since I’m not under contract, there’s nothing I can do to stop them, other than leave and deal with another carrier’s crap.

  • Megs

    Yeah, that’s what I was hoping for when the iPhone 5 came out. I wasn’t eligible to upgrade then. I ended up buying an unlocked one from the Apple store. It did work out since I travel to the US a lot and can use ATT there. Anyways, maybe one day it will be possible haha. Enjoy your new phone when you get it!

  • lherman79

    “2 year contracts have nothing to do with this.”

    then

    “The Big 3 use the 2-year contract as an excuse to charge more to drive up revenues.”

    so you’re agreeing with him…

  • Widohmaker

    Let me just clarify so we understand that we are talking about the same thing. Someone wants to get an iPhone 6. With the Big 3 they need to sign up to a minimum $80 plan to take advantage of the subsidized price on the phone. So TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) over 24 months is (($80×24)+$265)=$2185.

    To level out the playing field lets compare the same bundle of services for Rogers/Bell/Telus vs Fido (as close as possible). So let’s take the Fido $60 plan which includes all the same services that the Big 3 offer in their $80 plans (+ Fido gives 500MB more data). The Fido $60 plan costs $54 a month if you buy an unlocked phone directly from Apple. (Fido provides a 10% discount if you bring your own phone). So (($54×24)+$749)=$2055.

    That’s still less then what the Big 3 charge for the same bundle of services with less data. Since the TCO over 2 years is what everyone is really interested in, you’re going to better off not signing a contract any way you cut it.

  • Parksy

    Iherman79 is correct on this one. The revenue increase the carriers are seeing as a result of two year contracts is huge! If I were to get a new contract through Rogers and keep a similar plan, I’d go from $60 to $120 a month (I have and use 6GB of data per month). Just in plan fees, the new system provides them with about $2880 over the two year period. My current (old to them) plan would net them $1440 over the same period. That is a 100% revenue increase, assuming I upgrade and get a similar plan to what I’ve got. Not all users are high data users and you can get 1GB of data at a reasonable cost, but to get a big data plan is now ridiculously expensive.

  • Widohmaker

    Yes, after 90 days on contract Rogers charges $50 to unlock the phone.

  • bunnyhero

    through my fido account

  • djepsilon

    Just an FYI, I’ve been contract free for about 2 years on the 6GB super plan and they haven’t ever tried to jack my rates… not yet anyway. Same boat for me though, unlocked makes waaaaaay more sense.

  • Don’t forget to add $50 to the Fido price for unlocking the iPhone too.

  • Question

    Actually I just read a post of this site and from what I understand, yes, you can buy a iphone from Rogers at full price locked BUT they will unlock it for you right away for $50. Which is kinda crappy. You’ll save the unlocking fee if you just bought directly from Apple. But in my case I’m gonna have to wait a month to get one from Apple. OR I can use my pre-order for next week on Rogers… pay full price for the locked phone, then pay $50 bucks for them to unlock it.

    I think this is correct. Hopefully someone can verify this.

  • Question

    Actually I just read a post of this site and from what I understand, yes, you can buy a iphone from Rogers at full price locked BUT they will unlock it for you right away for $50. Which is kinda crappy. You’ll save the unlocking fee if you just bought directly from Apple. But in my case I’m gonna have to wait a month to get one from Apple. OR I can use my pre-order for next week on Rogers… pay full price for the locked phone, then pay $50 bucks for them to unlock it.

    I think this is correct. Hopefully someone can verify this. Thanks

  • Widohmaker

    Why would you pay $50 to Fido if you bought an unlocked iPhone 6 from Apple and activated it on their service?

  • Nicolas

    Telus minimum plan is 70$ so it’s not all carriers that require 80$ plans.

  • Widohmaker

    Yes, Telus has a promo plan in Ontario for $70 including 500 ‘local’ mins and 500 MB. I’m not sure if it is valid for the iPhone 6. It is valid for iPhone 5S.

    Assuming iPhone 6 is included in this plan lets do the math based on the cheapest iPhone 6 model. (($70 x 24 months) + $265) = $1945 Total Cost of ownership on 2 year contract.

    Fido (bring your own device). Lets look at a comparable plan. The $45 Fido plan offers you 500 mins (Nationwide vs Telus local) + 500 MB. You get a 10% discount if you bring your own phone. So (($40.5 x 24 months) + $749) = $1721 total cost of ownership over 24 months (no contract).

    So you save $224 by buying unlocked directly from Apple.

    There isn’t a single calculation I have done that doesn’t prove that buying an unlocked phone outright from Apple is the cheaper way to go.

    The only reason to stick with the Big 3 is if they give you a ‘retention’ plan and allow you to buy the iPhone 6 at the subsidized rate on the retention plan. But from what I’ve heard there is no device subsidy allowed on plans below $80.

  • Nicolas

    This isn’t correct, any 70$ plan works with Telus. I have a 70$ retention plan and it’s 100% ok. Also, the official 70$ plan available to everyone when buying the iPhone 6 (in Quebec at least) includes unlimited nationwide calling, texts, caller Id, voicemail and 1gb data.

  • Widohmaker

    You guys in Quebec are lucky! In Ontario that same 70$ promo plan gets you much less. There is only one $70 plan on their site.

    Lets do the math on the Telus Quebec promo plan with iPhone 6 subsidy. (($70 x 24 months) + $265) = $1945 on a 2 year contract. You get a locked phone. Add $35 if you want to unlock it after 3 months being on the contract.

    Lets find a comparable Fido plan (in Quebec) which provides 1GB data, Unlimited Nationwide minutes, texts, caller Id, voicemail. That would be their $49 plan. Which is 44.1$ if you are brining your own unlocked iPhone 6. (($44.1 x 24 months) + $749)=$1807.4

    So even in Quebec using Quebec plans, based on Total Cost of Ownership over a 24 month period, it is cheaper to buy the iPhone unlocked from Apple.

  • Nicolas

    Indeed it would be cheaper but the margin is small enough that it’s not too bad to take the contract if you are restricted in your budget and can’t pay full price upfront

  • Widohmaker

    Yes, absolutely. If you can’t pay the full price up front then you are essentially paying extra for the privilege of splitting the phone cost over 24 months. To each their own.

  • cam

    position 951 for gold 6+ 16gb… i hope it doesnt take like months D:

  • Maxime Giguere

    In progress 😉

  • Dan

    I currently have a Corporate Plan at $50 a month… with 6gb data and they told me I need to sign up for a 3-year plan to be able to keep the same plan and upgrade to an iPhone 6

  • Stef

    You can reuse the same plan for a new contractfsdf