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Rogers iPhone 3G Unboxing Pictures: Canadian Debut!

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Well, well, well…what do we have here? I think it’s the first ever Rogers iPhone 3G unboxing pictures! These were sent to me via an anonymous source. The pics are from a Rogers iPhone 3G and were taken incognito…the quality of course does not rival the pics from the Boy Genius report, but these are the first photos of the iPhone 3G taken in Canada and on the internetz.

By now you probably have read the reviews of iPhone 3G by media heavyweights Walt Mossberg and David Pogue. However, how does the iPhone 3G compare to the first generation? Differences at all? Let’s samples some brief notes of what my source had to say:

– iPhone 3G feels a lot wider than first gen; the first gen form factor is favored
– the plastic back is lacking
– volume buttons are easier to use
– improvements in the speaker and mic are substantial vs first gen; although recent testing has the first generation speaker louder!
– docking seems to take a bit more effort than usual–you gotta push down hard (I would think this would go away after the wear in phase)
– polishing cloth is thinner and seems more silky and less fabricky (is that a word?!)
– biggest beef: fingerprints everywhere!!

Testing of SIM swap bricking/unbricking: iPhone came with inactive SIM inside; turned on the phone, got the iTunes wire plug in thing (slide for emergency); next, plugged phone into iTunes (the version leaked here) and bang, done, activated and working.

Interesting stuff…but I’d like to make my own conclusions when I try to nab the iPhone 3G on Friday morning. I think the $30/6GB data plan is a WIN for me. Now let’s see how it all comes together with the voice plans, and what existing plans will qualify. I am currently on a Rogers retention plan and I pay $25/month for 200 mins, 6pm evenings/weekends, Caller ID, and 100 long distance minutes.

If I am able to use the iPhone 3G with my plan…my monthly payments would work out to…

$25 (voice) + $30 (data) + $6.95 (SAF: cash grab!) + $0.50 (911) =
$62.45 x 1.13% (GST/PST in BC) = $70.57/month

Now, that is a pretty good deal for an iPhone 3G with basically an unlimited data plan. This is much better than what an iPhone 3G would cost you with the starter iPhone plans. It’s the $30/6GB data plan that is hooking me in! It works out to roughly 200MB/day which is plenty of data for one day (depends on what kind of user you are). Would you be happy to pay about $1/day for unlimited data on your iPhone? I would–that’s a no brainer!

The only thing holding me back is signing my life away to a 3 year contract…but if I’m happy with my iPhone 3G and my data plan, then there won’t be much to complain about. I want the features of the iPhone–I don’t have to like the wireless carrier. I know many people still have questions about what to do regarding plans and such. We’ll find out soon enough!

Rogers iPhone 3G Store Stock/Friday Policies
Here are some Rogers policies regarding iPhone 3G sales. NO outright sales to customers (meaning sales w/o 3 year contract) or you will be fired, aka the FAIL HAMMER will be brought upon thee. Here are the numbers of iPhones that will be at each store depending on size, until the next shipment which will be on Tuesday:
– large stores – 50-60 units; flagship stores up to 100 units
– kiosks – 30-40 units
– smaller stores – 5-15 units

As for logistics in selling and setting up iPhones in stores, each Rogers rep will be allocated iPhones in lots of 5, 10, 15, or 20, etc. New customers will require 15 minutes for activation. Existing customers doing upgrades will take 10 minutes, if there are no problems.

Here’s the gallery (beggars can’t be choosers, I will take the pictures for what they are!):

iPhone 3G Boxes: Black and White!

The following image is what the backrooms of your local Rogers/Fido outlet might look like:

More iPhone 3G video porn for all you fanatics:

Thank to Gizmodo

Side note: iTunes 7.7 has been released!

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  • How is it going to work for visual voicemail?

    Let’s say you’re taking the 30$/6GB plan and your voice plan include a voicemail option. Will it give you access to visual voicemail?

  • How is it going to work for visual voicemail?

    Let’s say you’re taking the 30$/6GB plan and your voice plan include a voicemail option. Will it give you access to visual voicemail?

  • How is it going to work for visual voicemail?

    Let’s say you’re taking the 30$/6GB plan and your voice plan include a voicemail option. Will it give you access to visual voicemail?

  • Tim Aucoin

    That’s the big question for me… what about Visual Voicemail outside of the starter iPhone plans???!!!

  • Tim Aucoin

    That’s the big question for me… what about Visual Voicemail outside of the starter iPhone plans???!!!

  • Tim Aucoin

    That’s the big question for me… what about Visual Voicemail outside of the starter iPhone plans???!!!

  • Tim Aucoin

    That’s the big question for me… what about Visual Voicemail outside of the starter iPhone plans???!!!

  • Tim Aucoin

    That’s the big question for me… what about Visual Voicemail outside of the starter iPhone plans???!!!

  • Jay

    Visual Voicemail I believe will be $8/month separately.

  • Jay

    Visual Voicemail I believe will be $8/month separately.

  • Jay

    Visual Voicemail I believe will be $8/month separately.

  • Jay

    Visual Voicemail I believe will be $8/month separately.

  • Jay

    Visual Voicemail I believe will be $8/month separately.

  • Tommy

    It will cost 8$ for Visual VoiceMail, to add to the 30$ for the 6 Gigs data plan. I just don’t know if we have to keep the standard voicemail feature and add the visual voicemail, or if it is just a replacement of the standard voicemail by the visual voicemail.

  • Tommy

    It will cost 8$ for Visual VoiceMail, to add to the 30$ for the 6 Gigs data plan. I just don’t know if we have to keep the standard voicemail feature and add the visual voicemail, or if it is just a replacement of the standard voicemail by the visual voicemail.

  • Tommy

    It will cost 8$ for Visual VoiceMail, to add to the 30$ for the 6 Gigs data plan. I just don’t know if we have to keep the standard voicemail feature and add the visual voicemail, or if it is just a replacement of the standard voicemail by the visual voicemail.

  • Tommy

    It will cost 8$ for Visual VoiceMail, to add to the 30$ for the 6 Gigs data plan. I just don’t know if we have to keep the standard voicemail feature and add the visual voicemail, or if it is just a replacement of the standard voicemail by the visual voicemail.

  • Tommy

    It will cost 8$ for Visual VoiceMail, to add to the 30$ for the 6 Gigs data plan. I just don’t know if we have to keep the standard voicemail feature and add the visual voicemail, or if it is just a replacement of the standard voicemail by the visual voicemail.

  • David

    When you say “Test of sim swap”: Did you mean you put in a PREVIOUSLY ACTIVATED (i.e. your existing phone number, non-iPhone) SIM, and it worked?

    So, I don’t actually need to “unlock”, I can throw my current SIM from my Nokia into my 1st Gen iPhone, upgrade, and be happy?

    Can you please clarify and confirm what you tested?

  • David

    When you say “Test of sim swap”: Did you mean you put in a PREVIOUSLY ACTIVATED (i.e. your existing phone number, non-iPhone) SIM, and it worked?

    So, I don’t actually need to “unlock”, I can throw my current SIM from my Nokia into my 1st Gen iPhone, upgrade, and be happy?

    Can you please clarify and confirm what you tested?

  • David

    When you say “Test of sim swap”: Did you mean you put in a PREVIOUSLY ACTIVATED (i.e. your existing phone number, non-iPhone) SIM, and it worked?

    So, I don’t actually need to “unlock”, I can throw my current SIM from my Nokia into my 1st Gen iPhone, upgrade, and be happy?

    Can you please clarify and confirm what you tested?

  • David

    When you say “Test of sim swap”: Did you mean you put in a PREVIOUSLY ACTIVATED (i.e. your existing phone number, non-iPhone) SIM, and it worked?

    So, I don’t actually need to “unlock”, I can throw my current SIM from my Nokia into my 1st Gen iPhone, upgrade, and be happy?

    Can you please clarify and confirm what you tested?

  • David

    When you say “Test of sim swap”: Did you mean you put in a PREVIOUSLY ACTIVATED (i.e. your existing phone number, non-iPhone) SIM, and it worked?

    So, I don’t actually need to “unlock”, I can throw my current SIM from my Nokia into my 1st Gen iPhone, upgrade, and be happy?

    Can you please clarify and confirm what you tested?

  • Marc

    Speaking of Canadian debuts, a post regarding what apps will work in Canada would be great. Like navigation apps? I know right now Loopt only works in the US.

    Check out the apps in iTunes: http://www.macrumors.com/2008/07/10/apps-available-for-download-on-itunes/

  • Marc

    Speaking of Canadian debuts, a post regarding what apps will work in Canada would be great. Like navigation apps? I know right now Loopt only works in the US.

    Check out the apps in iTunes: http://www.macrumors.com/2008/07/10/apps-available-for-download-on-itunes/

  • Marc

    Speaking of Canadian debuts, a post regarding what apps will work in Canada would be great. Like navigation apps? I know right now Loopt only works in the US.

    Check out the apps in iTunes: http://www.macrumors.com/2008/07/10/apps-available-for-download-on-itunes/

  • Marc

    Speaking of Canadian debuts, a post regarding what apps will work in Canada would be great. Like navigation apps? I know right now Loopt only works in the US.

    Check out the apps in iTunes: http://www.macrumors.com/2008/07/10/apps-available-for-download-on-itunes/

  • Marc

    Speaking of Canadian debuts, a post regarding what apps will work in Canada would be great. Like navigation apps? I know right now Loopt only works in the US.

    Check out the apps in iTunes: http://www.macrumors.com/2008/07/10/apps-available-for-download-on-itunes/

  • Thomas

    My plan (from retention)

    250 weekday minutes
    Unlimited Eve and Weekends at 8pm
    Unlimited Rogers to Rogers Calling
    Unlimited Incoming calling
    $15

    2500 sent txt, voicemail, call display, name display, whocalled, 1000 pic and video messages
    $15

    6gb data
    $30

    Total 60$ plus SAF, 911, tax minus 10% BCB discount

    TOTAL 69.47$ and I’ll never go over Data or my voice plan! pretty good deal, considering before I called retention I was paying the same price for less voice plan and NO data or iphone!

  • Thomas

    My plan (from retention)

    250 weekday minutes
    Unlimited Eve and Weekends at 8pm
    Unlimited Rogers to Rogers Calling
    Unlimited Incoming calling
    $15

    2500 sent txt, voicemail, call display, name display, whocalled, 1000 pic and video messages
    $15

    6gb data
    $30

    Total 60$ plus SAF, 911, tax minus 10% BCB discount

    TOTAL 69.47$ and I’ll never go over Data or my voice plan! pretty good deal, considering before I called retention I was paying the same price for less voice plan and NO data or iphone!

  • Thomas

    My plan (from retention)

    250 weekday minutes
    Unlimited Eve and Weekends at 8pm
    Unlimited Rogers to Rogers Calling
    Unlimited Incoming calling
    $15

    2500 sent txt, voicemail, call display, name display, whocalled, 1000 pic and video messages
    $15

    6gb data
    $30

    Total 60$ plus SAF, 911, tax minus 10% BCB discount

    TOTAL 69.47$ and I’ll never go over Data or my voice plan! pretty good deal, considering before I called retention I was paying the same price for less voice plan and NO data or iphone!

  • Thomas

    My plan (from retention)

    250 weekday minutes
    Unlimited Eve and Weekends at 8pm
    Unlimited Rogers to Rogers Calling
    Unlimited Incoming calling
    $15

    2500 sent txt, voicemail, call display, name display, whocalled, 1000 pic and video messages
    $15

    6gb data
    $30

    Total 60$ plus SAF, 911, tax minus 10% BCB discount

    TOTAL 69.47$ and I’ll never go over Data or my voice plan! pretty good deal, considering before I called retention I was paying the same price for less voice plan and NO data or iphone!

  • Thomas

    My plan (from retention)

    250 weekday minutes
    Unlimited Eve and Weekends at 8pm
    Unlimited Rogers to Rogers Calling
    Unlimited Incoming calling
    $15

    2500 sent txt, voicemail, call display, name display, whocalled, 1000 pic and video messages
    $15

    6gb data
    $30

    Total 60$ plus SAF, 911, tax minus 10% BCB discount

    TOTAL 69.47$ and I’ll never go over Data or my voice plan! pretty good deal, considering before I called retention I was paying the same price for less voice plan and NO data or iphone!

  • David Szego

    Can you please confirm:

    When you said “SIM/Swap” – did you take an older rogers or fido sim, try it, and find that it works?

    I’m worried about upgrading, then putting in my Rogers SIM from my Nokia, and finding everything non-activated/locked.

    Can you confirm?

  • David Szego

    Can you please confirm:

    When you said “SIM/Swap” – did you take an older rogers or fido sim, try it, and find that it works?

    I’m worried about upgrading, then putting in my Rogers SIM from my Nokia, and finding everything non-activated/locked.

    Can you confirm?

  • David Szego

    Can you please confirm:

    When you said “SIM/Swap” – did you take an older rogers or fido sim, try it, and find that it works?

    I’m worried about upgrading, then putting in my Rogers SIM from my Nokia, and finding everything non-activated/locked.

    Can you confirm?

  • David Szego

    Can you please confirm:

    When you said “SIM/Swap” – did you take an older rogers or fido sim, try it, and find that it works?

    I’m worried about upgrading, then putting in my Rogers SIM from my Nokia, and finding everything non-activated/locked.

    Can you confirm?

  • David Szego

    Can you please confirm:

    When you said “SIM/Swap” – did you take an older rogers or fido sim, try it, and find that it works?

    I’m worried about upgrading, then putting in my Rogers SIM from my Nokia, and finding everything non-activated/locked.

    Can you confirm?

  • Phil

    Thomas, what do you mean by “retention” and how do I get a plan like yours? Mine is nowhere close to this.I’m on Fido though

  • Phil

    Thomas, what do you mean by “retention” and how do I get a plan like yours? Mine is nowhere close to this.I’m on Fido though

  • Phil

    Thomas, what do you mean by “retention” and how do I get a plan like yours? Mine is nowhere close to this.I’m on Fido though

  • Phil

    Thomas, what do you mean by “retention” and how do I get a plan like yours? Mine is nowhere close to this.I’m on Fido though

  • Phil

    Thomas, what do you mean by “retention” and how do I get a plan like yours? Mine is nowhere close to this.I’m on Fido though

  • The visual voicemail replaces the voicemail on the current plans. You also got the tax wrong, actually — it’s 1.12 for GST/PST in BC (GST is 5%)

    But, seriously, who’s gonna get this phone without call display, voicemail, and text messaging… That’s like $20 isn’t it?

    Just sayin’

  • The visual voicemail replaces the voicemail on the current plans. You also got the tax wrong, actually — it’s 1.12 for GST/PST in BC (GST is 5%)

    But, seriously, who’s gonna get this phone without call display, voicemail, and text messaging… That’s like $20 isn’t it?

    Just sayin’

  • The visual voicemail replaces the voicemail on the current plans. You also got the tax wrong, actually — it’s 1.12 for GST/PST in BC (GST is 5%)

    But, seriously, who’s gonna get this phone without call display, voicemail, and text messaging… That’s like $20 isn’t it?

    Just sayin’

  • The visual voicemail replaces the voicemail on the current plans. You also got the tax wrong, actually — it’s 1.12 for GST/PST in BC (GST is 5%)

    But, seriously, who’s gonna get this phone without call display, voicemail, and text messaging… That’s like $20 isn’t it?

    Just sayin’

  • The visual voicemail replaces the voicemail on the current plans. You also got the tax wrong, actually — it’s 1.12 for GST/PST in BC (GST is 5%)

    But, seriously, who’s gonna get this phone without call display, voicemail, and text messaging… That’s like $20 isn’t it?

    Just sayin’

  • Tommy

    @Thomas – The 30$/6 gigs data plan is for NEW ACTIVATIONS ONLY. I called Rogers this morning, and this is the information I received. So, as an actual Rogers customer (for more than 10 years), I cannot take this data plan.

    Also, the cost of the iPhone would be 400$ instead of 300$, because I’m an actual customer. It makes more than one year that I own my actual cellphone, so I’m elligible for an upgrade, but I will have to pay more than if I were not already a Rogers customer.

    So the message is clear… if you actually gives a lot of money to Rogers, they don’t care… they only want to get more new customers.

    Also, the Visual VoiceMail (8$) is an ADD-ON to the basic voicemail package (7$), if you take a data plan which is not one of the four packages (voice and data).

  • Tommy

    @Thomas – The 30$/6 gigs data plan is for NEW ACTIVATIONS ONLY. I called Rogers this morning, and this is the information I received. So, as an actual Rogers customer (for more than 10 years), I cannot take this data plan.

    Also, the cost of the iPhone would be 400$ instead of 300$, because I’m an actual customer. It makes more than one year that I own my actual cellphone, so I’m elligible for an upgrade, but I will have to pay more than if I were not already a Rogers customer.

    So the message is clear… if you actually gives a lot of money to Rogers, they don’t care… they only want to get more new customers.

    Also, the Visual VoiceMail (8$) is an ADD-ON to the basic voicemail package (7$), if you take a data plan which is not one of the four packages (voice and data).

  • Tommy

    @Thomas – The 30$/6 gigs data plan is for NEW ACTIVATIONS ONLY. I called Rogers this morning, and this is the information I received. So, as an actual Rogers customer (for more than 10 years), I cannot take this data plan.

    Also, the cost of the iPhone would be 400$ instead of 300$, because I’m an actual customer. It makes more than one year that I own my actual cellphone, so I’m elligible for an upgrade, but I will have to pay more than if I were not already a Rogers customer.

    So the message is clear… if you actually gives a lot of money to Rogers, they don’t care… they only want to get more new customers.

    Also, the Visual VoiceMail (8$) is an ADD-ON to the basic voicemail package (7$), if you take a data plan which is not one of the four packages (voice and data).

  • Tommy

    @Thomas – The 30$/6 gigs data plan is for NEW ACTIVATIONS ONLY. I called Rogers this morning, and this is the information I received. So, as an actual Rogers customer (for more than 10 years), I cannot take this data plan.

    Also, the cost of the iPhone would be 400$ instead of 300$, because I’m an actual customer. It makes more than one year that I own my actual cellphone, so I’m elligible for an upgrade, but I will have to pay more than if I were not already a Rogers customer.

    So the message is clear… if you actually gives a lot of money to Rogers, they don’t care… they only want to get more new customers.

    Also, the Visual VoiceMail (8$) is an ADD-ON to the basic voicemail package (7$), if you take a data plan which is not one of the four packages (voice and data).

  • Tommy

    @Thomas – The 30$/6 gigs data plan is for NEW ACTIVATIONS ONLY. I called Rogers this morning, and this is the information I received. So, as an actual Rogers customer (for more than 10 years), I cannot take this data plan.

    Also, the cost of the iPhone would be 400$ instead of 300$, because I’m an actual customer. It makes more than one year that I own my actual cellphone, so I’m elligible for an upgrade, but I will have to pay more than if I were not already a Rogers customer.

    So the message is clear… if you actually gives a lot of money to Rogers, they don’t care… they only want to get more new customers.

    Also, the Visual VoiceMail (8$) is an ADD-ON to the basic voicemail package (7$), if you take a data plan which is not one of the four packages (voice and data).

  • Mine came out early, I’m on a corp plan, so rates are different – unlimited data and unlimited talk between corp phones.

  • Mine came out early, I’m on a corp plan, so rates are different – unlimited data and unlimited talk between corp phones.

  • Mine came out early, I’m on a corp plan, so rates are different – unlimited data and unlimited talk between corp phones.

  • Mine came out early, I’m on a corp plan, so rates are different – unlimited data and unlimited talk between corp phones.

  • Mine came out early, I’m on a corp plan, so rates are different – unlimited data and unlimited talk between corp phones.

  • Jr

    Do we need to purchase a data plan with it? I personally dont need internet I just want the iphone.

  • Jr

    Do we need to purchase a data plan with it? I personally dont need internet I just want the iphone.

  • Jr

    Do we need to purchase a data plan with it? I personally dont need internet I just want the iphone.

  • Jr

    Do we need to purchase a data plan with it? I personally dont need internet I just want the iphone.

  • Jr

    Do we need to purchase a data plan with it? I personally dont need internet I just want the iphone.

  • Marc

    @Tommy

    I thought you were just some uniformed guy. But I just reread the press release: “Existing Rogers Wireless customers can keep
    their current voice service plan and select a separate data plan to meet their
    needs”

    Sounds like current customers aren’t eligible for the new data plan! I am going to lose it.

  • Marc

    @Tommy

    I thought you were just some uniformed guy. But I just reread the press release: “Existing Rogers Wireless customers can keep
    their current voice service plan and select a separate data plan to meet their
    needs”

    Sounds like current customers aren’t eligible for the new data plan! I am going to lose it.

  • Marc

    @Tommy

    I thought you were just some uniformed guy. But I just reread the press release: “Existing Rogers Wireless customers can keep
    their current voice service plan and select a separate data plan to meet their
    needs”

    Sounds like current customers aren’t eligible for the new data plan! I am going to lose it.

  • Marc

    @Tommy

    I thought you were just some uniformed guy. But I just reread the press release: “Existing Rogers Wireless customers can keep
    their current voice service plan and select a separate data plan to meet their
    needs”

    Sounds like current customers aren’t eligible for the new data plan! I am going to lose it.

  • Thomas

    That line means that they can choose any voice plan. I just got confirmation from Rogers that the new 30$ plan is eligible for any customer and ANY 3G phone and is on a 3 year term only!

  • Thomas

    That line means that they can choose any voice plan. I just got confirmation from Rogers that the new 30$ plan is eligible for any customer and ANY 3G phone and is on a 3 year term only!

  • Thomas

    That line means that they can choose any voice plan. I just got confirmation from Rogers that the new 30$ plan is eligible for any customer and ANY 3G phone and is on a 3 year term only!

  • Thomas

    That line means that they can choose any voice plan. I just got confirmation from Rogers that the new 30$ plan is eligible for any customer and ANY 3G phone and is on a 3 year term only!

  • Thomas

    btw

    Any accounts with accounts with a corporate MSD code will not be eligible to get the iphone. It’s a consumer release date and corporate plans and eligibility is being released at a later date!

  • Thomas

    btw

    Any accounts with accounts with a corporate MSD code will not be eligible to get the iphone. It’s a consumer release date and corporate plans and eligibility is being released at a later date!

  • Thomas

    btw

    Any accounts with accounts with a corporate MSD code will not be eligible to get the iphone. It’s a consumer release date and corporate plans and eligibility is being released at a later date!

  • Marc

    Great thanks Thomas. I was freaked out current customers weren’t going to be eligible for the new rate.

    Disappointing about the corporate info as I’m on that plan. I’m going to wait to hear it from my rep today though before I totally take that CSR’s word.

  • Marc

    Great thanks Thomas. I was freaked out current customers weren’t going to be eligible for the new rate.

    Disappointing about the corporate info as I’m on that plan. I’m going to wait to hear it from my rep today though before I totally take that CSR’s word.

  • David Szego

    2.0 DOES NOT WORK on existing iPhones!

    FYI – I upgraded to 5a347 and am now locked on my Rogers SIM.

    I spoke to the guy at Rogers 611 who just happened to get on the iPhone training and is going to be moving to their new iPhone Help Queue tomorrow.

    He insists I need a “Rogers Firmware”

    I can’t see how this is possible, because any time Apple updates with a bug fix, iTunes downloads it and wipes this so-called Rogers Firmware.

    He also said that “Rogers requested certain custom features, specifically that the Parental Controls be disabled”. Not sure how he meant that was to be implemented – all Rogers phones get a pushed config profile, or really truly this “Rogers Firmware”?

    I have a 4000-series SIM, so it’s probably not that. It *may* be that iTunes checks carrier against a server upon activation, and says “It’s July 10th – you can’t use Rogers yet”.

    We’ll see what happens tomorrow. I’ve asked my corporate rep to find out how I can use my existing Rogers SIM on a hand-me-down 2G phone, and add a data plan to it.

  • David Szego

    2.0 DOES NOT WORK on existing iPhones!

    FYI – I upgraded to 5a347 and am now locked on my Rogers SIM.

    I spoke to the guy at Rogers 611 who just happened to get on the iPhone training and is going to be moving to their new iPhone Help Queue tomorrow.

    He insists I need a “Rogers Firmware”

    I can’t see how this is possible, because any time Apple updates with a bug fix, iTunes downloads it and wipes this so-called Rogers Firmware.

    He also said that “Rogers requested certain custom features, specifically that the Parental Controls be disabled”. Not sure how he meant that was to be implemented – all Rogers phones get a pushed config profile, or really truly this “Rogers Firmware”?

    I have a 4000-series SIM, so it’s probably not that. It *may* be that iTunes checks carrier against a server upon activation, and says “It’s July 10th – you can’t use Rogers yet”.

    We’ll see what happens tomorrow. I’ve asked my corporate rep to find out how I can use my existing Rogers SIM on a hand-me-down 2G phone, and add a data plan to it.

  • David Szego

    2.0 DOES NOT WORK on existing iPhones!

    FYI – I upgraded to 5a347 and am now locked on my Rogers SIM.

    I spoke to the guy at Rogers 611 who just happened to get on the iPhone training and is going to be moving to their new iPhone Help Queue tomorrow.

    He insists I need a “Rogers Firmware”

    I can’t see how this is possible, because any time Apple updates with a bug fix, iTunes downloads it and wipes this so-called Rogers Firmware.

    He also said that “Rogers requested certain custom features, specifically that the Parental Controls be disabled”. Not sure how he meant that was to be implemented – all Rogers phones get a pushed config profile, or really truly this “Rogers Firmware”?

    I have a 4000-series SIM, so it’s probably not that. It *may* be that iTunes checks carrier against a server upon activation, and says “It’s July 10th – you can’t use Rogers yet”.

    We’ll see what happens tomorrow. I’ve asked my corporate rep to find out how I can use my existing Rogers SIM on a hand-me-down 2G phone, and add a data plan to it.

  • David Szego

    2.0 DOES NOT WORK on existing iPhones!

    FYI – I upgraded to 5a347 and am now locked on my Rogers SIM.

    I spoke to the guy at Rogers 611 who just happened to get on the iPhone training and is going to be moving to their new iPhone Help Queue tomorrow.

    He insists I need a “Rogers Firmware”

    I can’t see how this is possible, because any time Apple updates with a bug fix, iTunes downloads it and wipes this so-called Rogers Firmware.

    He also said that “Rogers requested certain custom features, specifically that the Parental Controls be disabled”. Not sure how he meant that was to be implemented – all Rogers phones get a pushed config profile, or really truly this “Rogers Firmware”?

    I have a 4000-series SIM, so it’s probably not that. It *may* be that iTunes checks carrier against a server upon activation, and says “It’s July 10th – you can’t use Rogers yet”.

    We’ll see what happens tomorrow. I’ve asked my corporate rep to find out how I can use my existing Rogers SIM on a hand-me-down 2G phone, and add a data plan to it.

  • Thomas

    Phil – Customer Retention/Relations is the department that deals with customers who want to switch to another carrier and they can make the good deals with you to get you to stay…. So basically he offered me a standard $20 retention plan and because my old plan had rogers to rogers as well as incoming I got him to add those on for free as well and get an extra $5 credit for call display!

    So it ends up at 15$ per month.

    The easiest way to get to Relations is to just say “Can you transfer me to Customer Relations I’m not satisfied with my plan and am looking at other companies to save some money”

    or you can just yell about cancelling!

    – Thomas

  • Thomas

    Phil – Customer Retention/Relations is the department that deals with customers who want to switch to another carrier and they can make the good deals with you to get you to stay…. So basically he offered me a standard $20 retention plan and because my old plan had rogers to rogers as well as incoming I got him to add those on for free as well and get an extra $5 credit for call display!

    So it ends up at 15$ per month.

    The easiest way to get to Relations is to just say “Can you transfer me to Customer Relations I’m not satisfied with my plan and am looking at other companies to save some money”

    or you can just yell about cancelling!

    – Thomas

  • Thomas

    Phil – Customer Retention/Relations is the department that deals with customers who want to switch to another carrier and they can make the good deals with you to get you to stay…. So basically he offered me a standard $20 retention plan and because my old plan had rogers to rogers as well as incoming I got him to add those on for free as well and get an extra $5 credit for call display!

    So it ends up at 15$ per month.

    The easiest way to get to Relations is to just say “Can you transfer me to Customer Relations I’m not satisfied with my plan and am looking at other companies to save some money”

    or you can just yell about cancelling!

    – Thomas

  • Thomas

    Phil – Customer Retention/Relations is the department that deals with customers who want to switch to another carrier and they can make the good deals with you to get you to stay…. So basically he offered me a standard $20 retention plan and because my old plan had rogers to rogers as well as incoming I got him to add those on for free as well and get an extra $5 credit for call display!

    So it ends up at 15$ per month.

    The easiest way to get to Relations is to just say “Can you transfer me to Customer Relations I’m not satisfied with my plan and am looking at other companies to save some money”

    or you can just yell about cancelling!

    – Thomas

  • Thomas

    Phil – Customer Retention/Relations is the department that deals with customers who want to switch to another carrier and they can make the good deals with you to get you to stay…. So basically he offered me a standard $20 retention plan and because my old plan had rogers to rogers as well as incoming I got him to add those on for free as well and get an extra $5 credit for call display!

    So it ends up at 15$ per month.

    The easiest way to get to Relations is to just say “Can you transfer me to Customer Relations I’m not satisfied with my plan and am looking at other companies to save some money”

    or you can just yell about cancelling!

    – Thomas

  • Alex

    Do they open the iPhone box when their activating it or do they scan the box or something?

  • Alex

    Do they open the iPhone box when their activating it or do they scan the box or something?

  • Alex

    Do they open the iPhone box when their activating it or do they scan the box or something?

  • Alex

    Do they open the iPhone box when their activating it or do they scan the box or something?

  • Alex

    Do they open the iPhone box when their activating it or do they scan the box or something?

  • steffabean

    FACT: are no plans, features, etc that a new customer gets that an existing customer cannot. The only diff is that dealers will cut down the cost of your phone to entice you on over to their store for new activations. I work there, I know these things.

    That being said, you can get the $30 6GB for ANY smartphone as long as you take the data contract. I’m going to get it for my blackberry though there’s no way i would use that much data. To get the iphone at $199 or $299 your voice plan needs to be over $30 (doesnt count extras like early evenings, sms or call id).

    Yes, retention plans are sweet, but if you need to get a new phone you’re going to end up spending some of that saved money if you need a new phone because upgrades are revenue based.

  • steffabean

    FACT: are no plans, features, etc that a new customer gets that an existing customer cannot. The only diff is that dealers will cut down the cost of your phone to entice you on over to their store for new activations. I work there, I know these things.

    That being said, you can get the $30 6GB for ANY smartphone as long as you take the data contract. I’m going to get it for my blackberry though there’s no way i would use that much data. To get the iphone at $199 or $299 your voice plan needs to be over $30 (doesnt count extras like early evenings, sms or call id).

    Yes, retention plans are sweet, but if you need to get a new phone you’re going to end up spending some of that saved money if you need a new phone because upgrades are revenue based.

  • steffabean

    FACT: are no plans, features, etc that a new customer gets that an existing customer cannot. The only diff is that dealers will cut down the cost of your phone to entice you on over to their store for new activations. I work there, I know these things.

    That being said, you can get the $30 6GB for ANY smartphone as long as you take the data contract. I’m going to get it for my blackberry though there’s no way i would use that much data. To get the iphone at $199 or $299 your voice plan needs to be over $30 (doesnt count extras like early evenings, sms or call id).

    Yes, retention plans are sweet, but if you need to get a new phone you’re going to end up spending some of that saved money if you need a new phone because upgrades are revenue based.

  • steffabean

    FACT: are no plans, features, etc that a new customer gets that an existing customer cannot. The only diff is that dealers will cut down the cost of your phone to entice you on over to their store for new activations. I work there, I know these things.

    That being said, you can get the $30 6GB for ANY smartphone as long as you take the data contract. I’m going to get it for my blackberry though there’s no way i would use that much data. To get the iphone at $199 or $299 your voice plan needs to be over $30 (doesnt count extras like early evenings, sms or call id).

    Yes, retention plans are sweet, but if you need to get a new phone you’re going to end up spending some of that saved money if you need a new phone because upgrades are revenue based.

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