Rogers iPhone 3G $30 Unlimited Data Plans: Confirmed?

People are going ballistic over the net right about the speculation of Rogers iPhone 3G data plans. Are they going to match AT&T’s pricing plans? Is the leaked $30 unlimited data plan really true? We will soon find out in exacty 21 days (iPhone 3G preview here). Here are some more interesting notes for you to digest, which will ultimately help you come to the conclusion that…

a) These endless rumors about Rogers iPhone 3G data plans will never die until we find out officially from Rogers…

b) Canadians are tired of being held ransom by a handful of Canadian wireless carriers having way too much fun charging whatever they want–oligopolies are awesome!

We’ve received information regarding Rogers iPhone 3G data plans via the iPhoneinCanada.ca Forums (thanks X1):

I received a phonebook-sized book of “customer scenarios” today for training. Upon a look on the plans, it would SEEM the $30/$45 is true. All of the total MSF (monthly service fees) seemed to be a voiceplan + either the $30 or $45 dollar option.

What I mean here is that the scenarios did not explicity label “$40 voice plans” and “$30 iphone data plan” for “$70/month”. Instead, it was just “$70/month”. Here were the prices listed for plans:

“$60, $65, $70, $75, $80, $85″.

What I gather from this is as long as you have atleast a $30 voice plan, you then pick your poison of either $30 or $45 iphone data, and you’re golden.

So what this essentially means is that you’re looking at for the iPhone 3G, cost wise at the very least is (thanks mike):

$30.00 data
$30.00 voice plan
$15.00 smartphone value pack (or $11 if you only need 125 text messages)
$ 6.95 SAF
$ 0.50 911
———————–
$82.45 + taxes minimum,

or $984.40/year, or $2968.20 over 3 years (plus the cost of your $199 or $299 iPhone 3G–don’t forget the GST/PST!). That’s a lot more than what people are paying now. But unlimited data would be very tempting…24/7 of non-stop internet…*drool*

i.Fido recently provided updated information regarding the plans he leaked plus sources:

I got yet another confirmation today from yet another insider that this price plan information “leaked” to me is intentionally 100% correct. In fact, it may be purposely leaked to me to drive up hype and/or whatever other reasons unknown. The main source has never been wrong, ever. I have full confidence. But as always, Rogers execs still have time to change their minds so let’s just wait. Nothing is in stone until officially advertised. PERIOD.

I also received an email from a user who spoke with a Rogers CSR. This CSR mentioned the iPhone 3G will be selling for $700, without a contract. Umm…if that’s true…$700 for an unsubsized iPhone 3G?! I’d be better off spending a couple hundred more and buying a refurbished Macbook!

On the lighter side of things, commentor Unknown over at Gizmodo posted this response to an article related to Rogers 3 year contracts, which made me giggle like a little school girl:

THREE years? You can get a shorter sentence than that for killing someone! No way I will buy an iPhone with a contract.

Could New Blackberry Plans Indicate Upcoming iPhone 3G Plans?

To add even more confusion to the mix, Crackberry.com reports the following new Blackberry prices, according to a recent Rogers slideshow presentation:

Non-flex plan: $15 for 2MB (the only response to this is just WTF), $25 for 4MB, $30 for 300MB, $60 for 1GB, $80 for 3GB, and $100 for 6GB

Flex plan: $50 for 500MB, $65 for 1GB, $85 for 3GB, and $100 for 5GB

Can you imagine the fallout if the iPhone 3G $30 unlimited data plan rumor comes true? If I were a RIM executive I would be majorly upset at Rogers. iPhone vs Blackberry wars anyone?

Read: Crackberry

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  • http://oddyoh.blogspot.com OddyOh

    Wish you could get the iPhone with only a voice plan. I'm within wi-fi at home and work. Plus their 3G coverage isn't as good (province-wide) as SaskTel's CDMA, so Rogers' will really have to wow me with some sweet rates before I commit the next three years to them. Sigh…O Canada…

  • bc

    as of this morning (6/20) Rogers website now finally shows the iPhone 3G rather than that mysterious black monolith and a vague reference to July 11th
    http://www.rogers.com/web/content/wireless-prod

    still no details yet however, just a short general description of the iPhone 3G and if you click for more info you're sent to the apple.ca iPhone page. keep an eye out, maybe they'll be posting more info soon?

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  • http://www.netchick.ca Tanya (aka NetChick)

    They've already confirmed that the iPhone will only be available with a committment. There will be no non-contract price for the phone.

    ps: suggestion? You don't have a comments link on your main page — You actually have to click through to the single entry? Am I missing it?

  • bc

    as of this morning (6/20) Rogers website now finally shows the iPhone 3G rather than that mysterious black monolith and a vague reference to July 11th
    http://www.rogers.com/web/content/wireless-prod

    still no details yet however, just a short general description of the iPhone 3G and if you click for more info you're sent to the apple.ca iPhone page. keep an eye out, maybe they'll be posting more info soon?

  • http://www.netchick.ca Tanya (aka NetChick)

    They've already confirmed that the iPhone will only be available with a committment. There will be no non-contract price for the phone.

    ps: suggestion? You don't have a comments link on your main page — You actually have to click through to the single entry? Am I missing it?

  • http://www.ededition.com/ Ed Lau

    I wonder how much I’m going to have to yell at Fido to give me a similar deal? I don’t expect to have to pay more than $50 a month for unlimited data and my voice plan. They should be happy because that means they’ll finally get rid of my current $20 a month CityFido account.

  • http://www.ededition.com/ Ed Lau

    I wonder how much I’m going to have to yell at Fido to give me a similar deal? I don’t expect to have to pay more than $50 a month for unlimited data and my voice plan. They should be happy because that means they’ll finally get rid of my current $20 a month CityFido account.

  • http://www.ededition.com/ Ed Lau

    I wonder how much I’m going to have to yell at Fido to give me a similar deal? I don’t expect to have to pay more than $50 a month for unlimited data and my voice plan. They should be happy because that means they’ll finally get rid of my current $20 a month CityFido account.

  • http://www.ededition.com/ Ed Lau

    I wonder how much I’m going to have to yell at Fido to give me a similar deal? I don’t expect to have to pay more than $50 a month for unlimited data and my voice plan. They should be happy because that means they’ll finally get rid of my current $20 a month CityFido account.

  • http://www.ededition.com Ed Lau

    I wonder how much I’m going to have to yell at Fido to give me a similar deal? I don’t expect to have to pay more than $50 a month for unlimited data and my voice plan. They should be happy because that means they’ll finally get rid of my current $20 a month CityFido account.

  • Felix Huang

    Rogers website is one of the most worst-designed website I have ever seen.

  • Felix Huang

    Rogers website is one of the most worst-designed website I have ever seen.

  • Felix Huang

    Rogers website is one of the most worst-designed website I have ever seen.

  • Felix Huang

    Rogers website is one of the most worst-designed website I have ever seen.

  • Felix Huang

    Rogers website is one of the most worst-designed website I have ever seen.

  • Suk

    I see that Telus is offering unlimited email and web for $30/month on top of a voice plan so Rogers will likely to have the same plan.

  • Suk

    I see that Telus is offering unlimited email and web for $30/month on top of a voice plan so Rogers will likely to have the same plan.

  • Suk

    I see that Telus is offering unlimited email and web for $30/month on top of a voice plan so Rogers will likely to have the same plan.

  • Alex

    If Rogers doesn’t release a $30 unlimited data plan, no one will buy it.

  • Alex

    If Rogers doesn’t release a $30 unlimited data plan, no one will buy it.

  • Alex

    If Rogers doesn’t release a $30 unlimited data plan, no one will buy it.

  • Adam

    I was reading an article in the Montreal Gazette last Friday that made me shiver. Apparently as far as developed countries go, Canada is behind with data. In Canada there will be no such thing as ‘unlimited’ :ouch: instead the $100 for 6GB would be the closest thing to unlimited. I also have a rogers rep who I deal with for company phone lines which confirmed that this should be the case. Sorry guys, I don’t mean to be the bearer of bad news but it looks pretty grim.

  • Adam

    I was reading an article in the Montreal Gazette last Friday that made me shiver. Apparently as far as developed countries go, Canada is behind with data. In Canada there will be no such thing as ‘unlimited’ :ouch: instead the $100 for 6GB would be the closest thing to unlimited. I also have a rogers rep who I deal with for company phone lines which confirmed that this should be the case. Sorry guys, I don’t mean to be the bearer of bad news but it looks pretty grim.

  • Adam

    I was reading an article in the Montreal Gazette last Friday that made me shiver. Apparently as far as developed countries go, Canada is behind with data. In Canada there will be no such thing as ‘unlimited’ :ouch: instead the $100 for 6GB would be the closest thing to unlimited. I also have a rogers rep who I deal with for company phone lines which confirmed that this should be the case. Sorry guys, I don’t mean to be the bearer of bad news but it looks pretty grim.

  • Adam

    I was reading an article in the Montreal Gazette last Friday that made me shiver. Apparently as far as developed countries go, Canada is behind with data. In Canada there will be no such thing as ‘unlimited’ :ouch: instead the $100 for 6GB would be the closest thing to unlimited. I also have a rogers rep who I deal with for company phone lines which confirmed that this should be the case. Sorry guys, I don’t mean to be the bearer of bad news but it looks pretty grim.

  • Adam

    I was reading an article in the Montreal Gazette last Friday that made me shiver. Apparently as far as developed countries go, Canada is behind with data. In Canada there will be no such thing as ‘unlimited’ :ouch: instead the $100 for 6GB would be the closest thing to unlimited. I also have a rogers rep who I deal with for company phone lines which confirmed that this should be the case. Sorry guys, I don’t mean to be the bearer of bad news but it looks pretty grim.

  • Doug

    It cost Rogers around 4 to 5 cents network operating cost to carry 1MB and 6000*5cent=$300. However, Rogers is only charging $100 for it. It is a big bargain for everyone since Rogers is only charging 1.6 cents per MB. ($100/6000=1.6 cents) Rogers is indeed losing money to offer such plan. Rogers may offer unlimited plan for $30 with 3GB cap. It means $30/3000 =1cent/MB. Therefore, Rogers would lose money for those people who are consuming more than 600MB per month. (5cents X 600MB = $30) In Europe, iPhone 2G usage is around 150MB per month and I would autimatically double the usage for iPhone 3G to 300MB. Therefore, Rogers still has 50% margin on $30 unlimited plan in an aggregate level if iPhone users in Canada are only consuming 300MB per month in average. Go for it Rogers

  • Doug

    It cost Rogers around 4 to 5 cents network operating cost to carry 1MB and 6000*5cent=$300. However, Rogers is only charging $100 for it. It is a big bargain for everyone since Rogers is only charging 1.6 cents per MB. ($100/6000=1.6 cents) Rogers is indeed losing money to offer such plan. Rogers may offer unlimited plan for $30 with 3GB cap. It means $30/3000 =1cent/MB. Therefore, Rogers would lose money for those people who are consuming more than 600MB per month. (5cents X 600MB = $30) In Europe, iPhone 2G usage is around 150MB per month and I would autimatically double the usage for iPhone 3G to 300MB. Therefore, Rogers still has 50% margin on $30 unlimited plan in an aggregate level if iPhone users in Canada are only consuming 300MB per month in average. Go for it Rogers

  • Doug

    It cost Rogers around 4 to 5 cents network operating cost to carry 1MB and 6000*5cent=$300. However, Rogers is only charging $100 for it. It is a big bargain for everyone since Rogers is only charging 1.6 cents per MB. ($100/6000=1.6 cents) Rogers is indeed losing money to offer such plan. Rogers may offer unlimited plan for $30 with 3GB cap. It means $30/3000 =1cent/MB. Therefore, Rogers would lose money for those people who are consuming more than 600MB per month. (5cents X 600MB = $30) In Europe, iPhone 2G usage is around 150MB per month and I would autimatically double the usage for iPhone 3G to 300MB. Therefore, Rogers still has 50% margin on $30 unlimited plan in an aggregate level if iPhone users in Canada are only consuming 300MB per month in average. Go for it Rogers

  • Doug

    It cost Rogers around 4 to 5 cents network operating cost to carry 1MB and 6000*5cent=$300. However, Rogers is only charging $100 for it. It is a big bargain for everyone since Rogers is only charging 1.6 cents per MB. ($100/6000=1.6 cents) Rogers is indeed losing money to offer such plan. Rogers may offer unlimited plan for $30 with 3GB cap. It means $30/3000 =1cent/MB. Therefore, Rogers would lose money for those people who are consuming more than 600MB per month. (5cents X 600MB = $30) In Europe, iPhone 2G usage is around 150MB per month and I would autimatically double the usage for iPhone 3G to 300MB. Therefore, Rogers still has 50% margin on $30 unlimited plan in an aggregate level if iPhone users in Canada are only consuming 300MB per month in average. Go for it Rogers

  • Doug

    It cost Rogers around 4 to 5 cents network operating cost to carry 1MB and 6000*5cent=$300. However, Rogers is only charging $100 for it. It is a big bargain for everyone since Rogers is only charging 1.6 cents per MB. ($100/6000=1.6 cents) Rogers is indeed losing money to offer such plan. Rogers may offer unlimited plan for $30 with 3GB cap. It means $30/3000 =1cent/MB. Therefore, Rogers would lose money for those people who are consuming more than 600MB per month. (5cents X 600MB = $30) In Europe, iPhone 2G usage is around 150MB per month and I would autimatically double the usage for iPhone 3G to 300MB. Therefore, Rogers still has 50% margin on $30 unlimited plan in an aggregate level if iPhone users in Canada are only consuming 300MB per month in average. Go for it Rogers

  • Luke

    >>Rogers may offer unlimited plan for $30 with 3GB cap.
    That’s not an unlimited plan. That’s a 3GB plan.

  • Luke

    >>Rogers may offer unlimited plan for $30 with 3GB cap.
    That’s not an unlimited plan. That’s a 3GB plan.

  • Luke

    >>Rogers may offer unlimited plan for $30 with 3GB cap.
    That’s not an unlimited plan. That’s a 3GB plan.

  • Luke

    >>Rogers may offer unlimited plan for $30 with 3GB cap.
    That’s not an unlimited plan. That’s a 3GB plan.

  • http://automailer.com/tws/ physio

    No luck on the unlimited plan. The biggest plan is 2GB for $115. Mind you, that does include voice too.

    I want my $30 unlimited data plan!

  • http://automailer.com/tws/ physio

    No luck on the unlimited plan. The biggest plan is 2GB for $115. Mind you, that does include voice too.

    I want my $30 unlimited data plan!

  • http://automailer.com/tws/ physio

    No luck on the unlimited plan. The biggest plan is 2GB for $115. Mind you, that does include voice too.

    I want my $30 unlimited data plan!

  • http://www.fido.ca/portal/en/domore/options.shtml ash Mishra

    Fido data rates .. $30 for 300mb and it goes from there…

    I’m quite happy with that. I was on the unlimited, but had to switch to the $60 25mb plan last month. Happy that didn’t last long…

  • http://www.fido.ca/portal/en/domore/options.shtml ash Mishra

    Fido data rates .. $30 for 300mb and it goes from there…

    I’m quite happy with that. I was on the unlimited, but had to switch to the $60 25mb plan last month. Happy that didn’t last long…

  • mike

    I’ve check AT&T, O2, and Orange and all of them have unlimited data plans.

    I read Doug’s comment and trust that he’s got a reliable source so my question is…

    Why can all of these other carriers offer unlimited packages when we would pay $115 for a plan that still doesn’t give unlimited? How can they afford to do so?

    Any thoughts? More curious than anything.

  • mike

    I’ve check AT&T, O2, and Orange and all of them have unlimited data plans.

    I read Doug’s comment and trust that he’s got a reliable source so my question is…

    Why can all of these other carriers offer unlimited packages when we would pay $115 for a plan that still doesn’t give unlimited? How can they afford to do so?

    Any thoughts? More curious than anything.

  • webbsolution

    “Why can all of these other carriers offer unlimited packages when we would pay $115 for a plan that still doesnÂ’t give unlimited? How can they afford to do so?

    Any thoughts? More curious than anything.”

    Higher population density and unregulated wireless network competition (ie outside North America) always make for better consumer choices. In Canada, we have a fairly closed group of wireless carriers guided by the CRTC which basically just stops the major players from screwing the public but does not really foster any added competition between the carriers.

    Our country is so large it creates enormous cost to string a data network across it so the trickle down effect is felt at the rate plan level.

    Sucks to live in one of the largest countries in the world.

  • webbsolution

    “Why can all of these other carriers offer unlimited packages when we would pay $115 for a plan that still doesn’t give unlimited? How can they afford to do so?

    Any thoughts? More curious than anything.”

    Higher population density and unregulated wireless network competition (ie outside North America) always make for better consumer choices. In Canada, we have a fairly closed group of wireless carriers guided by the CRTC which basically just stops the major players from screwing the public but does not really foster any added competition between the carriers.

    Our country is so large it creates enormous cost to string a data network across it so the trickle down effect is felt at the rate plan level.

    Sucks to live in one of the largest countries in the world.