iPhone 3G Commercial by This Hour Has 22 Minutes

Remember way back in July when people actually LINED UP for the iPhone 3G (err…wait a minute, I was one of them–DOH)?! Anyways, we all remember the insane amounts of money we had to pay to sign up for the iPhone 3G and its subsequent data plan. Three years is a long term commitment on a cellphone plan!

When Rogers first introduced their initial iPhone 3G data plans, the entire interwebs revolted and a public outcry emerged. I think all the negative press actually gave MORE attention to Rogers, which subsequently sold more iPhones! Regardless, people were not happy with the data plans because they were expensive and didn’t offer a lot of value.

We soon found out that Rogers did crumble to public pressure and introduced a very reasonable 6GB/$30 data plan (which has recently been extended for a few lucky folks), which is now expired. Even with the data plan a 3 year contract had to be signed. We’ve talked about signing your life away to Rogers on a long term contract right?

Well, I think the following scenario is fairly accurate of how we all felt at one time or another about Rogers and just the cellphone industry in general. Produced by the fine folks at CBC’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes, it’s a fine piece of work. Check it out:

A big thanks to Greg S. for contacting us about this hilarious spoof on the iPhone! I gotta give props to the mom in the video for giving up her kid. LOL!

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  • Robert J Perry the 1st

    hahahaha man i hate rogers….and living in canada

  • Robert J Perry the 1st

    hahahaha man i hate rogers….and living in canada

  • Great vid! That pretty much sums it up!

  • Great vid! That pretty much sums it up!

  • Guest

    LMAO! HAHAHA That it awesome and so true!

    Rogers is crap!

    Great post iPhone Fan! :D:D:D

  • Dusty

    LMAO! HAHAHA That it awesome and so true!

    Rogers is crap!

    Great post iPhone Fan! :D:D:D

  • Nitar

    I saw this video posted by a commentor…

  • Nitar

    I saw this video posted by a commentor…

  • LOL. You have the freedom to move anywhere you want! Just make sure they have cheap cell and data plans! 😉

  • LOL. You have the freedom to move anywhere you want! Just make sure they have cheap cell and data plans! 😉

  • I’m still laughing after watching it the 4th time around. 🙂

  • Who? Can you find it for me I’d love to give credit where credit is due.

  • I’m still laughing after watching it the 4th time around. 🙂

  • Who? Can you find it for me I’d love to give credit where credit is due.

  • Bud Colby

    Maybe, if enough people see this, and the public out-cry is strong enough, MAYBE…… I could get the family jewels back!! 😉 LOL

  • Bud Colby

    Maybe, if enough people see this, and the public out-cry is strong enough, MAYBE…… I could get the family jewels back!! 😉 LOL

  • Haha. I’ll take the pass-it-on contract too, please.

  • Haha. I’ll take the pass-it-on contract too, please.

  • Camaro17

    lmao ok if you hate living in canada you dont have to?
    i hate rogers but there arent very many places better to live than canada, especially benefit wise, like health care.

    Peace

  • Camaro17

    lmao ok if you hate living in canada you dont have to?
    i hate rogers but there arent very many places better to live than canada, especially benefit wise, like health care.

    Peace

  • That’s great! One of the more humourous skits from that show.

  • That’s great! One of the more humourous skits from that show.

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  • Nitar

    ehphone.ca, iphone and politics, comment by bc talking about c-61, at bottom of his post.

  • Nitar

    ehphone.ca, iphone and politics, comment by bc talking about c-61, at bottom of his post.

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  • Just watched it and I LOVE IT!!!
    But seriously, you really do only need one arm to use the iPhone 😀
    The kid’s name is Timmy! That’s my name… oh my goodness, now I know what happened when I was that age… I remember having to call my daddy “Mr. Rogers”… Mom always called him Teddy, but I never understood why I didn’t look like them until now… waaaahhhhhhh!!!

  • Just watched it and I LOVE IT!!!
    But seriously, you really do only need one arm to use the iPhone 😀
    The kid’s name is Timmy! That’s my name… oh my goodness, now I know what happened when I was that age… I remember having to call my daddy “Mr. Rogers”… Mom always called him Teddy, but I never understood why I didn’t look like them until now… waaaahhhhhhh!!!

  • That video was quite funny and I don’t even live in Canada! It was certainly worth watching 🙂

  • That video was quite funny and I don’t even live in Canada! It was certainly worth watching 🙂

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  • Bretski

    Right on with that commercial…. Rogers… and furthermore all Canadian cell phone companies.. should be bloody ashamed of themselves for gutting the Canadian public like that. Only if Verizon could have Canadian area codes…. EVERYONE WHO READS THIS… Verizon will give you service in Canada… and its amazing, with wonderful customer service. Create more competition!

  • Bretski

    Right on with that commercial…. Rogers… and furthermore all Canadian cell phone companies.. should be bloody ashamed of themselves for gutting the Canadian public like that. Only if Verizon could have Canadian area codes…. EVERYONE WHO READS THIS… Verizon will give you service in Canada… and its amazing, with wonderful customer service. Create more competition!