iPad Now Available for Pre-Order in Canada, Rogers Data Plans Revealed

You can now pre-order both the Wi-Fi and the 3G version of the iPad in Canada at Apple.ca

The order page also reveals the data plans and prices from Rogers. 250 MB is $15.00, 5 GB is $35.00, and you can add the iPad to your existing data plan for an additional $20.00 a month.

The cheapest plan is exactly the same as the plan offered by AT&T in the U.S, the $35.00 plan is not only $5.00 more but it’s limited to 5 gigs compared to unlimited in the U.S. The option to add the iPad to an existing data plan is unique to Rogers (at this point).

The pricing of the data plans are much closer to the U.S than most people probably expected, it’s a little disappointing that there isn’t an unlimited option. The option to add an iPad to an existing data plan is great but the price is a too high. Rogers has lowered their prices in the past before launch, so we’ll have to wait and see if that happens again.

So now that the iPad date is set and the data options are available, are you going to buy one? If so, which model and why?

Join the latest Rogers iPad discussion over at iPadinCanada.ca!

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  • budcolby

    I am currently paying $30/month for 6 gigs of data. Charging $20/month to be able to share what I am already paying for is akin to theft. I could understand a service fee initially for setup, but this is just wrong. Somehow, we must let Rogers know, in mass numbers that this is unacceptable. But, what is the best way to do it?

  • Start by leaving a comment on their blog http://redboard.rogers.com/2010/ipad-comes-to-c

    Rogers has lowered their price plans in the past, when they've been met with negativity.

  • That's $20 better be a one time cost!

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  • Half_Pint

    Jailbreak and tether.
    🙂

  • montymon

    I won't be getting an iPad. My 3GS is just fine. A bigger screen and faster connectivity but less overall functionality just isn't worth it. Particularly with more gouging for data.

  • Lee

    Yeah mywi on iPhone has been amazing. Lets me use my tells data plan for free! Was using my iPad on it the other day walking around downtown.

  • cduff72

    No point for me getting a data plan, there isn't even 3G where I live…thanks Robbers!

  • Dangersnert

    Cant we just use the Mini Sim card we'll be using in our new 4G or HD Iphones in the Ipad?

  • That would be a good deal if it was a one time fee. (But, of course it is not.)

  • These data-plan prices, although similar to US AT&T plans, are the main reason I purchased the WIFI version. Despite the convenience of 3G, I just can't stomach handing additional $/month over for bandwidth I will likely rarely need or use.

  • Mike

    I totally agree. This is nothing but corporate Bowlshit. Lets write a letter to our government. Frickin bowlshit

  • PeterT

    So what exactly is the $20 plan of “Add IPad to your existing Roger Data Plan”? I have a 3GS Iphone with the $30 per month for 6G data. Note that the $15 and $35 plan are stated as “per month” cost. But the $20 does not state it is “per month”. So is that a one time cost? If so I won't mind to pay that $20 and be able to share my 6G data with my Iphone.

  • JavaJ

    I already pay for the 6GB data plan on my iphone- what a money grab to make me pay another 20 a month to access the same plan- it is not a deal- I paid $30 for a 6GB plan- and now would have to pay $50 for the same 6GB plan across 2 devices. They should have offered to double the plan to 12GB for the extra $20.
    What a rip off!

  • wongnog

    I have a question about tethering. I only have a 500Mb iPhone data plan and I know Rogers only officially supports tethering on a 1GB or higher data plan. But if I have my iPhone jailbroken and have MyWi, this will allow me to tether right? Or will Rogers block that ability based on my data plan?

  • You will be able to tether.

  • steven

    data is pointless if you already own an iphone, jailbreak it, get mywi and tada! your having turns into a handy mobile hub, saves you lots of money in the long run!

  • wongnog

    Tipb.com is reporting that Rogers is reneging on the $20 shared ipad data plan, citing an error on apple's part and the statement is being removed from their site. Also no ipad on fido for launch date.

  • It's true. We have full coverage at
    http://www.iPadinCanada.ca<http://www.ipadincanada.ca/>

  • schesbh

    Use the power of Twitter folks… like last year if you remember Rogers blew it in their upgrade policy and Robert S and I called them out on it and they reversed their decision. ROGERS does not like bad publicity!

    @RogersMary
    @RogersRob
    @RogersKeith
    @RogersHelps
    @RogerMiranda

    Send them tweets constantly as I and several others are doing, letting them know your upset! The power of the People works!

  • wongnog

    GOOD IDEA! Hope this blog makes a main article advertising this

  • kmphotographer

    Just a quick thought – if the next gen iPhone does indeed use Micro-Sim, same as the iPad, once it's released won't we be able to swap out our sims between devices and use the data as we please? Or is there a way to say lock the micro sim to the iPhone so that it couldn't be used in the iPad and vise-versa?

  • Dangersnert

    Ya that's what I asked too. I know Ive used my sim in other phones and it works fine using my data plan and cell package. I bet it'll work just have to swap the sim card all the time. I'm guessing the only catch would be you'd miss any SMS or calls that came in while using it in the Ipad unless it can accept SMS

  • Richter Rabbit

    I dunno, $35 per month for 5GB of 3G s pretty reasonable, stop whining.

    I have an iPhone3G and subscribed to the 6GB promo plan, yet I have never gone over 1GB in past 18 months.

  • More negative press http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2010/05/1

    It's worth noting that Vodaphone announced a 5 gig plan yesterday, and changed it to unlimited today.

    Apple and AT&T set a precedent with their U.S data pricing, and people aren't going to be happy unless they receive something comparable.

  • I was planning on getting the 3G version, but not for $549 (outrageous), plus $35 for just 5GBs. Five gigs on a laptop-like device is useless.

  • Richter Rabbit

    I dunno, $35 per month for 5GB of 3G s pretty reasonable, stop whining.

    I have an iPhone3G and subscribed to the 6GB promo plan, yet I have never gone over 1GB in past 18 months.

  • More negative press http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2010/05/1

    It's worth noting that Vodaphone announced a 5 gig plan yesterday, and changed it to unlimited today.

    Apple and AT&T set a precedent with their U.S data pricing, and people aren't going to be happy unless they receive something comparable.

  • I was planning on getting the 3G version, but not for $549 (outrageous), plus $35 for just 5GBs. Five gigs on a laptop-like device is useless.