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Rogers Extends 6GB Data Plan Offer, Adds New Data Plans

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Well well well…what perfect timing for Rogers to extend their 6GB/$30 data plan just after my previous post talking about it coming to an end. Today Rogers announced that they will be extending their 6GB data plan till the end of September to accommodate for new Blackberry Bold users. For you Twitter followers out there I mentioned the breaking news earlier in the day. Let’s get into some more details on what the changes entail.

Rogers Introduces New iPhone Data Plan: Starts in October

There are a couple more changes heading our way. A new $25/500MB data plan will launch on October first for the iPhone 3G and other smartphones, which will include a 3 month promo of unlimited usage. Need more than 500MB of data? A new $30/1GB data plan will be introduced as well. To qualify for these plans users will have to have a minimum $20 voice plan.

But wait, there’s more! A new “peace of mind protection” plan will also start on October 1st, which will include customers receiving text messages when they exceed certain data levels, sort of a warning sign before you get dinged for overages. However, excess charges if they do occur will be capped at $100. I guess that is a good thing for heavy data users, so you won’t get a $50,000 bill at the end of the month!

Rogers also commented that 95% of users have used less than 500MB in their first month. I’m confident that will surely increase as most people were testing the waters in their first month of usage. Now that we know exactly how much data is required for normal surfing, time to hit up more YouTube and streaming online radio folks!

I still think the 6GB/$30 data plan is your best option, even though it will require you to sign on for 3 year contract. You could pay $25 for 500MB, but that is pretty easy to go through if you’re using your iPhone 3G to its potential. These changes are definitely better than before, but in the end you’re going to have to decide what you want to do.

So in my previous post, many of you said you were going to wait. New data plans are coming…which one are you going to choose?

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  • BTW, credit to Momin for the heads up on this story! 🙂

  • BTW, credit to Momin for the heads up on this story! 🙂

  • Rick

    Funny. In the news today-Montreal, Rogers is crying that only 1.2% are using to its full potential, guess that shows the other 98.8 aren’t stupid/suckers and consumers CAN really force a huge player to re-think some of their policies. iPhone is a great phone but so many others allow you to view video etc. on theirs too, PLUS there really are better rates elsewhere. Rogers should see their greed as something that will knock them down a few more pegs as so many refuse to pay such exorbitant rates and one would have to ask “IF” you’re not making so much money or not enough, HOW do you stay in business in the first place? I can answer this, they make ALOT of bucks at everything they do but they think all of their customers are just clueless and will blindly pay for just anything. They aren’t I guess and 98.8% says ALOT in just a few months. Sure, it’ll pickup in the fall when students go back but wanna bet it still won’t be a HUGE leap in consumption.

    Guess for even some of the younger crowd and for whom their parents foot the bill, parents are the ones who are forcing Rogers to take their lumps and that’s the way it really should be.

  • Rick

    Funny. In the news today-Montreal, Rogers is crying that only 1.2% are using to its full potential, guess that shows the other 98.8 aren’t stupid/suckers and consumers CAN really force a huge player to re-think some of their policies. iPhone is a great phone but so many others allow you to view video etc. on theirs too, PLUS there really are better rates elsewhere. Rogers should see their greed as something that will knock them down a few more pegs as so many refuse to pay such exorbitant rates and one would have to ask “IF” you’re not making so much money or not enough, HOW do you stay in business in the first place? I can answer this, they make ALOT of bucks at everything they do but they think all of their customers are just clueless and will blindly pay for just anything. They aren’t I guess and 98.8% says ALOT in just a few months. Sure, it’ll pickup in the fall when students go back but wanna bet it still won’t be a HUGE leap in consumption.

    Guess for even some of the younger crowd and for whom their parents foot the bill, parents are the ones who are forcing Rogers to take their lumps and that’s the way it really should be.

  • Rick

    Funny. In the news today-Montreal, Rogers is crying that only 1.2% are using to its full potential, guess that shows the other 98.8 aren’t stupid/suckers and consumers CAN really force a huge player to re-think some of their policies. iPhone is a great phone but so many others allow you to view video etc. on theirs too, PLUS there really are better rates elsewhere. Rogers should see their greed as something that will knock them down a few more pegs as so many refuse to pay such exorbitant rates and one would have to ask “IF” you’re not making so much money or not enough, HOW do you stay in business in the first place? I can answer this, they make ALOT of bucks at everything they do but they think all of their customers are just clueless and will blindly pay for just anything. They aren’t I guess and 98.8% says ALOT in just a few months. Sure, it’ll pickup in the fall when students go back but wanna bet it still won’t be a HUGE leap in consumption.

    Guess for even some of the younger crowd and for whom their parents foot the bill, parents are the ones who are forcing Rogers to take their lumps and that’s the way it really should be.

  • AdamCanada

    Sweet, I’m gonna wait until i can find a part time job then greb the 1g plan. I doubt that i will go over that 🙂

  • AdamCanada

    Sweet, I’m gonna wait until i can find a part time job then greb the 1g plan. I doubt that i will go over that 🙂

  • AdamCanada

    Sweet, I’m gonna wait until i can find a part time job then greb the 1g plan. I doubt that i will go over that 🙂

  • henry

    rogers is out of their minds. why do they come up with all these rediculous plans. 30dollars for 1gb ? why not just get the 6gb plan for the 30dollars and 25 dollars for 500mb is extreme ripoffs. i have yet to see a plan that is actually worth getting. i have an n95-8gb which i average around 11gb a month on my wifi thats just at home. rogers needs to step up their game , alot of unhappy costumers with them when a new gsm company will open up with lower prices a large percentage of costumers will likely switch from rogers due to their terrible care for their costumers

  • henry

    rogers is out of their minds. why do they come up with all these rediculous plans. 30dollars for 1gb ? why not just get the 6gb plan for the 30dollars and 25 dollars for 500mb is extreme ripoffs. i have yet to see a plan that is actually worth getting. i have an n95-8gb which i average around 11gb a month on my wifi thats just at home. rogers needs to step up their game , alot of unhappy costumers with them when a new gsm company will open up with lower prices a large percentage of costumers will likely switch from rogers due to their terrible care for their costumers

  • henry

    rogers is out of their minds. why do they come up with all these rediculous plans. 30dollars for 1gb ? why not just get the 6gb plan for the 30dollars and 25 dollars for 500mb is extreme ripoffs. i have yet to see a plan that is actually worth getting. i have an n95-8gb which i average around 11gb a month on my wifi thats just at home. rogers needs to step up their game , alot of unhappy costumers with them when a new gsm company will open up with lower prices a large percentage of costumers will likely switch from rogers due to their terrible care for their costumers

  • Petro

    Any news if Fido will do the same?

  • Petro

    Any news if Fido will do the same?

  • Kuldip

    Do the new 500mb and 1gb plans require signing a new contract?

  • Kuldip

    Do the new 500mb and 1gb plans require signing a new contract?

  • Kuldip

    Do the new 500mb and 1gb plans require signing a new contract?

  • Momin

    no problem iPhone Fan !

  • Momin

    no problem iPhone Fan !

  • Momin

    no problem iPhone Fan !

  • Rick

    Rick here again. I doubt if any new player that comes into the market will give too much of a deal as that’s the way it usually goes for cable etc. Seems that although some will offer a really sweet promo if they’re new to the game, they often see the other guy’s gravy as something they can use too. So, because it’s actually pretty hard to get ahead by dumping your contract without a penalty, all players in this crap we call Canadian Regulated Communications-TV, Cells, Etc., they know they got you for at least awhile.

    I hate that part too but since my family and I have had about the past 5 contracts with either Rogers and my own local one, when my current ones expire this December, we’re going to ride along on NO CONTRACT but with current phones. When I need to replace them, I’ll dig deep into their contracts, will force one of the providers to eat alot of their start-up fees which has actually happened before (and you just have to ask them as they don’t volunteer much to you in the first place).

    After a few contracts and the proverbial “free included phone” one gets pretty cellphone plan savvy and knows how it’s played. I’d say for all iphone users, you only have to wait a few more months and IF Rogers doesn’t see the results they’re hoping to see, they’ll cave again. Ain’t this funny how a company with such inflated egos and high-priced execs. can take it where the sun don’t shine and has to REDUCE their rates or offer even more incentives when they should have thought of this in the 1st place?

    I’ll add this part to my long post and it applies to all providers in Canada. IF you have an acoount in pretty good standing and a somewhat good rapport with your provider, just because you don’t raise their radar with late payments, whining about service fees etc., doesn’t mean you are actually happy and they count on the fact you might be laid back and/or a person who prefers to not make waves. For this reason if they think this of you, when you want something from them, ASK, DEMAND, THREATEN but be prepared to make them understand you WILL jump ship when the time is up on your contract. So what if you don’t, force the,m to sweeten up the pot and one example with my own provider almost 2 years ago was “I’m already with you now for a few contracts, WHY would you charge me to activate a phone I either get from you for free with re-signing, OR when I had to pay a few bucks because I didn’t sign for the max. years like you’d want me to?” Then I told them “I already know that it takes like 30 seconds to activate the phone and you want to hit me for $30-$40????”

    Trust me for the above, they ALL have alot of leeway to provide you with freebies etc. but you gotta demand it! Same for Rogers, bite the bullet if you got the new Apple toy, wait a bit and then demand demand demand. If there is room for you in your contract to change your plan up/down once in awhile, do it so you get the upper hand with these clowns.

    P.S. when I had Rogers and since I live in Winnipeg and we get some pretty nasty winters, they always tried to hype their Motor League Program for towing etc. When I asked them OFTEN what that was all about, those out East couldn’t explain it and IF I ever needed a tow etc., I would have rather paid my own local towing companies out of my own pocket rather than wait to see if Rogers could even help to begin with. Yes they offered something but everytime in 4 years I asked for explanations etc., they still had no idea. Guess what, I could speak to them months later and remind them of my previous convos with their CSR’s and since they note all that on my account, each new person still had no idea what the two package was all about: “they’d heard about it but couldn’t answer much about anything…..”

    I deal with local MTS in Winnipeg, they treat us well, they are smaller than Rogers but competitive anyway. They’ve got comparative phones as Apple and rates are much better. Rogers has probably bitten off way more than it can chew this time around I’d say.

  • Rick

    Rick here again. I doubt if any new player that comes into the market will give too much of a deal as that’s the way it usually goes for cable etc. Seems that although some will offer a really sweet promo if they’re new to the game, they often see the other guy’s gravy as something they can use too. So, because it’s actually pretty hard to get ahead by dumping your contract without a penalty, all players in this crap we call Canadian Regulated Communications-TV, Cells, Etc., they know they got you for at least awhile.

    I hate that part too but since my family and I have had about the past 5 contracts with either Rogers and my own local one, when my current ones expire this December, we’re going to ride along on NO CONTRACT but with current phones. When I need to replace them, I’ll dig deep into their contracts, will force one of the providers to eat alot of their start-up fees which has actually happened before (and you just have to ask them as they don’t volunteer much to you in the first place).

    After a few contracts and the proverbial “free included phone” one gets pretty cellphone plan savvy and knows how it’s played. I’d say for all iphone users, you only have to wait a few more months and IF Rogers doesn’t see the results they’re hoping to see, they’ll cave again. Ain’t this funny how a company with such inflated egos and high-priced execs. can take it where the sun don’t shine and has to REDUCE their rates or offer even more incentives when they should have thought of this in the 1st place?

    I’ll add this part to my long post and it applies to all providers in Canada. IF you have an acoount in pretty good standing and a somewhat good rapport with your provider, just because you don’t raise their radar with late payments, whining about service fees etc., doesn’t mean you are actually happy and they count on the fact you might be laid back and/or a person who prefers to not make waves. For this reason if they think this of you, when you want something from them, ASK, DEMAND, THREATEN but be prepared to make them understand you WILL jump ship when the time is up on your contract. So what if you don’t, force the,m to sweeten up the pot and one example with my own provider almost 2 years ago was “I’m already with you now for a few contracts, WHY would you charge me to activate a phone I either get from you for free with re-signing, OR when I had to pay a few bucks because I didn’t sign for the max. years like you’d want me to?” Then I told them “I already know that it takes like 30 seconds to activate the phone and you want to hit me for $30-$40????”

    Trust me for the above, they ALL have alot of leeway to provide you with freebies etc. but you gotta demand it! Same for Rogers, bite the bullet if you got the new Apple toy, wait a bit and then demand demand demand. If there is room for you in your contract to change your plan up/down once in awhile, do it so you get the upper hand with these clowns.

    P.S. when I had Rogers and since I live in Winnipeg and we get some pretty nasty winters, they always tried to hype their Motor League Program for towing etc. When I asked them OFTEN what that was all about, those out East couldn’t explain it and IF I ever needed a tow etc., I would have rather paid my own local towing companies out of my own pocket rather than wait to see if Rogers could even help to begin with. Yes they offered something but everytime in 4 years I asked for explanations etc., they still had no idea. Guess what, I could speak to them months later and remind them of my previous convos with their CSR’s and since they note all that on my account, each new person still had no idea what the two package was all about: “they’d heard about it but couldn’t answer much about anything…..”

    I deal with local MTS in Winnipeg, they treat us well, they are smaller than Rogers but competitive anyway. They’ve got comparative phones as Apple and rates are much better. Rogers has probably bitten off way more than it can chew this time around I’d say.

  • Rick

    Rick here again. I doubt if any new player that comes into the market will give too much of a deal as that’s the way it usually goes for cable etc. Seems that although some will offer a really sweet promo if they’re new to the game, they often see the other guy’s gravy as something they can use too. So, because it’s actually pretty hard to get ahead by dumping your contract without a penalty, all players in this crap we call Canadian Regulated Communications-TV, Cells, Etc., they know they got you for at least awhile.

    I hate that part too but since my family and I have had about the past 5 contracts with either Rogers and my own local one, when my current ones expire this December, we’re going to ride along on NO CONTRACT but with current phones. When I need to replace them, I’ll dig deep into their contracts, will force one of the providers to eat alot of their start-up fees which has actually happened before (and you just have to ask them as they don’t volunteer much to you in the first place).

    After a few contracts and the proverbial “free included phone” one gets pretty cellphone plan savvy and knows how it’s played. I’d say for all iphone users, you only have to wait a few more months and IF Rogers doesn’t see the results they’re hoping to see, they’ll cave again. Ain’t this funny how a company with such inflated egos and high-priced execs. can take it where the sun don’t shine and has to REDUCE their rates or offer even more incentives when they should have thought of this in the 1st place?

    I’ll add this part to my long post and it applies to all providers in Canada. IF you have an acoount in pretty good standing and a somewhat good rapport with your provider, just because you don’t raise their radar with late payments, whining about service fees etc., doesn’t mean you are actually happy and they count on the fact you might be laid back and/or a person who prefers to not make waves. For this reason if they think this of you, when you want something from them, ASK, DEMAND, THREATEN but be prepared to make them understand you WILL jump ship when the time is up on your contract. So what if you don’t, force the,m to sweeten up the pot and one example with my own provider almost 2 years ago was “I’m already with you now for a few contracts, WHY would you charge me to activate a phone I either get from you for free with re-signing, OR when I had to pay a few bucks because I didn’t sign for the max. years like you’d want me to?” Then I told them “I already know that it takes like 30 seconds to activate the phone and you want to hit me for $30-$40????”

    Trust me for the above, they ALL have alot of leeway to provide you with freebies etc. but you gotta demand it! Same for Rogers, bite the bullet if you got the new Apple toy, wait a bit and then demand demand demand. If there is room for you in your contract to change your plan up/down once in awhile, do it so you get the upper hand with these clowns.

    P.S. when I had Rogers and since I live in Winnipeg and we get some pretty nasty winters, they always tried to hype their Motor League Program for towing etc. When I asked them OFTEN what that was all about, those out East couldn’t explain it and IF I ever needed a tow etc., I would have rather paid my own local towing companies out of my own pocket rather than wait to see if Rogers could even help to begin with. Yes they offered something but everytime in 4 years I asked for explanations etc., they still had no idea. Guess what, I could speak to them months later and remind them of my previous convos with their CSR’s and since they note all that on my account, each new person still had no idea what the two package was all about: “they’d heard about it but couldn’t answer much about anything…..”

    I deal with local MTS in Winnipeg, they treat us well, they are smaller than Rogers but competitive anyway. They’ve got comparative phones as Apple and rates are much better. Rogers has probably bitten off way more than it can chew this time around I’d say.

  • Rick

    P.S. P.S. P.S. HAVE YOU ALL jumped on the bandwagon for the following: go here to signup for the lawsuit http://www.merchantlaw.com/cellular.html then backtrack and see merchantlaw.com and all they are suing including NOW Maple Leaf Meats, Telus etc. for their Text Messaging garbage fee and so on. Not spammin’ for them but we’ve signed up a long time ago for the System Access Fee lawsuit and no matter how long it takes to wind through the courts, merchantlaw will prevail. Singup and use an email that is not dependant on your current or future provider so you can check to see how it’s going from time to time. Check out the Agent Orange suit too for some easy reading and f.y.i, the Agent Orange in a Herbicide they mention?? Do you know what common one contains A.O.? Roundup, guess they were killing plants too in Vietnam eh?

  • Rick

    P.S. P.S. P.S. HAVE YOU ALL jumped on the bandwagon for the following: go here to signup for the lawsuit http://www.merchantlaw.com/cellular.html then backtrack and see merchantlaw.com and all they are suing including NOW Maple Leaf Meats, Telus etc. for their Text Messaging garbage fee and so on. Not spammin’ for them but we’ve signed up a long time ago for the System Access Fee lawsuit and no matter how long it takes to wind through the courts, merchantlaw will prevail. Singup and use an email that is not dependant on your current or future provider so you can check to see how it’s going from time to time. Check out the Agent Orange suit too for some easy reading and f.y.i, the Agent Orange in a Herbicide they mention?? Do you know what common one contains A.O.? Roundup, guess they were killing plants too in Vietnam eh?

  • Rick

    P.S. P.S. P.S. HAVE YOU ALL jumped on the bandwagon for the following: go here to signup for the lawsuit http://www.merchantlaw.com/cellular.html then backtrack and see merchantlaw.com and all they are suing including NOW Maple Leaf Meats, Telus etc. for their Text Messaging garbage fee and so on. Not spammin’ for them but we’ve signed up a long time ago for the System Access Fee lawsuit and no matter how long it takes to wind through the courts, merchantlaw will prevail. Singup and use an email that is not dependant on your current or future provider so you can check to see how it’s going from time to time. Check out the Agent Orange suit too for some easy reading and f.y.i, the Agent Orange in a Herbicide they mention?? Do you know what common one contains A.O.? Roundup, guess they were killing plants too in Vietnam eh?

  • baigmomin

    wow rick wow

  • baigmomin

    wow rick wow

  • baigmomin

    wow rick wow

  • Tim

    We’re becoming a sad country when everyone jumps on the bandwagon to sue someone over something that has not personally affected us. We are far too spoiled. Come on people… we have freedom of speech, great! We have freedom of Religion, great! We’re not a war-torn country. Sure we have our issues, but let’s all get our priorities straight!!!! At the end of the day, Telus will survive. Maple Leaf Meats will survive, Rogers will eventually make people happy, Stephen Harper will have a majority government and we’ll all move on with our happy little lives. Think of those war torn countries that don’t have 1/100th of the choices we do, and then realize how meaningless our petty complaints are. Have a fantastic long weekend everyone. Don’t be too mad at me for speaking my mind!!! 🙂

  • Tim

    We’re becoming a sad country when everyone jumps on the bandwagon to sue someone over something that has not personally affected us. We are far too spoiled. Come on people… we have freedom of speech, great! We have freedom of Religion, great! We’re not a war-torn country. Sure we have our issues, but let’s all get our priorities straight!!!! At the end of the day, Telus will survive. Maple Leaf Meats will survive, Rogers will eventually make people happy, Stephen Harper will have a majority government and we’ll all move on with our happy little lives. Think of those war torn countries that don’t have 1/100th of the choices we do, and then realize how meaningless our petty complaints are. Have a fantastic long weekend everyone. Don’t be too mad at me for speaking my mind!!! 🙂

  • Tim

    We’re becoming a sad country when everyone jumps on the bandwagon to sue someone over something that has not personally affected us. We are far too spoiled. Come on people… we have freedom of speech, great! We have freedom of Religion, great! We’re not a war-torn country. Sure we have our issues, but let’s all get our priorities straight!!!! At the end of the day, Telus will survive. Maple Leaf Meats will survive, Rogers will eventually make people happy, Stephen Harper will have a majority government and we’ll all move on with our happy little lives. Think of those war torn countries that don’t have 1/100th of the choices we do, and then realize how meaningless our petty complaints are. Have a fantastic long weekend everyone. Don’t be too mad at me for speaking my mind!!! 🙂

  • Eddie

    I also want to ask whether you need to sign new three-year contract if you go for the $30/1GB or $25/500MB plan?

  • Eddie

    I also want to ask whether you need to sign new three-year contract if you go for the $30/1GB or $25/500MB plan?

  • Eddie

    I also want to ask whether you need to sign new three-year contract if you go for the $30/1GB or $25/500MB plan?

  • I would assume these plans would apply to Fido as well…

  • I would assume these plans would apply to Fido as well…

  • I would assume these plans would apply to Fido as well…

  • I asked a Rogers source and it was confirmed that these data plans would have be signed onto a 3 year contract. Let’s wait for a complete confirmation on that though…

  • I asked a Rogers source and it was confirmed that these data plans would have be signed onto a 3 year contract. Let’s wait for a complete confirmation on that though…

  • I asked a Rogers source and it was confirmed that these data plans would have be signed onto a 3 year contract. Let’s wait for a complete confirmation on that though…

  • Joost

    Ok… and this is just out of curiosity… but how the heck are you using 11GB of data on a smartphone? Am I just not using mine as a home computer to DL torrents and stream radio 24×7? 🙂

  • Joost

    Ok… and this is just out of curiosity… but how the heck are you using 11GB of data on a smartphone? Am I just not using mine as a home computer to DL torrents and stream radio 24×7? 🙂

  • Joost

    Ok… and this is just out of curiosity… but how the heck are you using 11GB of data on a smartphone? Am I just not using mine as a home computer to DL torrents and stream radio 24×7? 🙂

  • I’m gonna go for the $30 promo plan. Best value for the money,

  • I’m gonna go for the $30 promo plan. Best value for the money,

  • I’m gonna go for the $30 promo plan. Best value for the money,

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  • George

    The 6 gb plan is awesome I used to be worried about going over on 500 mb now I do 3-4 gb a month for 5 bucks more it’s way worth the money and the contract can be easily broken if needed to

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