Reminder: Rogers/Fido 6GB Data Plan Expires On September 30, 2010

This past summer, and what seems to be a recurring promotion each year, Rogers/Fido released their amazing $30 6GB data plan.

Rogers/Fido typically release this data plan when a new iPhone comes out and this has been the trend since summer 2008. However, as summer comes to an end, so does this promotion.

Effective September 30 2010, the $30 6GB data plan will no longer be offered, that is until next year! So if you have a smartphone or iPhone 3G/3GS/4, now is the time to grab this data plan before it is gone.

The plan is available to both new and existing Rogers/Fido customers on a 3-year agreement. For quick reference, here are the SOC codes for the plan in case the customer service rep gets lost trying to add it to your account:

Rogers

  • Smartphone (iPhone): DATA6GBX3
  • Blackberry: BB6GBIS

Fido

  • Smartphone (iPhone): DSPSRA018
  • Blackberry: FBBSRA00X

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  • Anonymous

    I got my 6GB data plan two years ago with the launch of the iPhone 3G. It is set to expire on July 27, 2011. I called Rogers, [I talked to a Rogers CSR who spoke with her supervisor] they had informed me that after July 27, 2011, the plan will NOT magically disappear. In fact, it will actually just stay on my account until I decide to take it off. In essence, it’s kind of a loophole in order to not have to renew a three year data plan contract.

    Can anyone verify if this is true? If so, please list sources of reference. I asked them to write a note on my account, so come August 2011 if I have a $3000 bill for using 1GB of data without a plan then I can refer back to that conversation and get the charges reversed (hopefully).

  • peterG

    Nice plan. To bad it’s impossible to find an iPhone.

  • Ex

    It is true but you may be required to renew the data plan on a 3 year.

  • Amsterdave

    Not really. When I got my iP4 they renewed my voice plan for 3yrs but not the 6GB data plan… expiry for that is still 2011 for me.

  • netskipper

    🙁 sad, my wife’s point point renew until end of nov 🙁 guess can only get the flex plan then 🙁 🙁 sad sad

  • netskipper

    how on earth i get the point point 😛 i mean phone plan 🙁

  • Danny

    I’m planing to buy an iPhone in october,. Actually i have a Blackberry. is it possible to add a 6GB plan now and when i change for an iphone i would already have it ? !

  • Is there any way to get this but not pay 80+ bucks a month?
    I tried getting this but ended getting screwed just a little bit.

    Right now I’ve got for 65 bucks a month (value plan):
    250 daytime min.
    75 txt
    1GB data
    My5 Local
    voicemail

  • Ex

    Yes

  • Danny

    thnks, but then i would have to buy the iPhone outright ? =(

  • Nick

    I had it for a while and I got rid of it because I’m a heavy user of the iPhone and I never managed to get past 1.5gb in usage – and that was when i tethered my old iphone to my computer to download the new iPhone 4 firmware update when I first got it before I set it up, so now i’ve got a 2gb plan.

  • munchies

    VIRGIN too. they were the only one to make this offert right on the lunch date. thats how i got my 6gb data plan with unlimited text unlimited phone for 6 month for 55$ a month

  • ugh. hopefully I can find one.

  • Anonymous

    You can get this plan then get your iPhone….
    That way you won’t be out of luck and have to settle for the lesser ones when you do get your iPhone.

    And if you are nice then there is a good chance you will get a credit for the data you don’t use 😉

  • Ex

    No. You have a berry. You are eligible.

  • Owent09

    I’ll stick with my $30 unlimited data plan (no contract) that I have with Sasktel 🙂

  • What’s the cost of your 2GB plan?

    The regular price for the 2GB option is higher compared to the promo 6GB/30$ data option…

  • Fuzzysnuggleduck

    I called Fido today to get this added to my account even though I don’t have an iPhone yet. They won’t activate the plan until I get my iPhone so I won’t have to pay for it until then.

    That was really my only reason for getting all worked up about not being able to find an iPhone. I don’t so much NEED the latest gadget (current phone is a Nokia 6020!) but I didn’t want to miss out on this plan and pay the same for 1GB.

  • roadcarver

    From what I understand, after the 3 yr contract expires on the 6GB / $30 data plan, it will go on a monthly basis. Mine will expire next August.

  • Remus

    I committed to a 3 yr contract with a Rogers combo plan with the 6GB data last Monday before I even got an iPhone. Of course, the Rogers rep said it’s up to you to find the hardware. That was when I found out no one had it in stock. Fortunately, I was told about incoming stock to the local Apple store, which was where I got an iPhone 4 a mere 2 days later (though I did have to wait in line for hours before the store opened in the morning).

  • rogers customer relations had them today for what seemed like a long while. try them tomorrow?

  • ya call retentions and tell them you want your monthly service fee waved, a $10 retention discount to cancel out your voicemail/text costs, a 6GB data plan – $10 data retention for a total of $42 + tax

    🙂 You can even tell them your friend just got that deal, *which I did* as I did to them. Before I mentioned this specific deal they wanted me to pay $70 a month for 500mb of data and basically some shit student plan having me pay $5 a month for tethering.

  • ya call retentions and tell them you want your monthly service fee waved, a $10 retention discount to cancel out your voicemail/text costs, a 6GB data plan – $10 data retention for a total of $42 + tax

    🙂 You can even tell them your friend just got that deal, *which I did* as I did to them. Before I mentioned this specific deal they wanted me to pay $70 a month for 500mb of data and basically some shit student plan having me pay $5 a month for tethering.

  • Geeglegeegle

    If you are with Fido, they offer $17.50 plan with 2 or 3 year agreement, which includes 200 daytime, unlimited evenings & weekend(evening starts at 5:00pm). You can add unlimited incoming for $10, 6GB data for $30, VVM & CID for $10, 200 texts for $5 or unlimited texts for $10. You can easily get $10 credit after all, or more if you’re good at negotiating. I’ve got $17 credit per month.

    So, total should be $17.50 for plan + $10 for incoming call + $30 for data + $10 for VVM/CID + $5 for texts – $10 credit = $67.50 + applicable taxes. No SAF/911. Little bit different from your plan, but pretty close.

  • Terry_piano

    I have a 500mb plan with 20000 texting, both cost 30 bucks. I could get this but I will have to pay more for texting, I guess I’ll just stick to my old plan since I will never really get pass the 500 mb mark

  • Thanks for the advice! I’m on Rogers, I wonder if I could pull that off with them!

  • Stevo

    My plan is up Dec.30th, but the rep added the 6G for $30 for 3 years, and a discount on my existing plan. My bottom line including tax is $55. That’s for unlimited incoming calls, 250 weekday and inlimited nights and weekends, and 2,000 outgoing text’s. He told me when my contract rolls around I should be able to keep this. It sounds like a hell of a deal to me. I currently have a 16g iPhone 3gs, but I’m on the list for an iPhone 4 upgrade at $270.

  • Stevo

    I don’t know if u saw my recent post ondre, but here is what I have now with Rogers;
    My plan is up Dec.30th, but the rep added the 6G for $30 for 3 years, and a discount on my existing plan. My bottom line including tax is $55. That’s for unlimited incoming calls, 250 weekday and inlimited nights and weekends, and 2,000 outgoing text’s. He told me when my contract rolls around I should be able to keep this. It sounds like a hell of a deal to me. I currently have a 16g iPhone 3gs, but I’m on the list for an iPhone 4 upgrade at $270.

  • Stevo

    That’s exactly what I did Danny. A copy of an earlier post below.
    My plan is up Dec.30th, but the rep added the 6G for $30 for 3 years, and a discount on my existing plan. My bottom line including tax is $55. That’s for unlimited incoming calls, 250 weekday and inlimited nights and weekends, and 2,000 outgoing text’s. He told me when my contract rolls around I should be able to keep this. It sounds like a hell of a deal to me. I currently have a 16g iPhone 3gs, but I’m on the list for an iPhone 4 upgrade at $270.

  • Rahul

    My plan is, 100 weekday, Unlimited evening and weekends, unlimited incoming, unlimited calling to Rogers and Fido, 2500 messages,voicemail,caller ID, 6GB data for $57. I did the same thing before I got my iphone. Called the customer service and added this plan without having an iphone.