Rogers Wireless Locations Accepting iPhone 3G Pre-Orders

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Many iPhoneinCanada.ca readers have commented on this blog and in the iPhoneinCanada.ca Forums (yes, that’s right they are now BACK! Click here to register for the forums!!) that select Rogers Wireless locations are accepting deposits for iPhone 3G pre-orders. Deposits have varied in range from $50-100 with the guarantee that you will get your iPhone 3G the day of the launch!

Fellow reader Rob emailed the following:

“You may be interested to know that at least one Rogers Wireless dealer in Edmonton is accepting a $50.00 deposit for any of the three iPhone models (8GB Black, 16GB Black & 16GB White). This deposit supposedly guarantees you your selected model within 3 -4 days of launch. I paid this deposit today for a 16GB White iPhone. I was also told that if I had not been eligible for a hardware upgrade, then I would not have been able to pay the deposit because they werenot certain if they would also be selling the iPhone outright without subsidy. They also mentioned that they had been expecting information on the wireless
plans for iPhone yesterday (Wednesday) and were surprised that they hadn’t been given this information yet.  They said they were getting about 30 or so inquiries per day, but only one or two deposits per day because most people were waiting to hear about the plans.”

So if you’re eager to jump onto the iPhone 3G train, go down to your local Rogers Wireless inquire within. This Everything Rogers/Fido iPhone 3G thread mentions that these “pre orders” are up to the discretion of store managers, authorized by the big honchos back East.

Summary of an Exciting Week of iPhone 3G News!

Let’s recap what’s happened this week! After hearing all the juicy details about the iPhone 3G from the 2008 WWDC from Steve Jobs and Co., we have learned that Rogers Wireless and Fido will be selling the iPhone 3G.

In terms of pricing, Rogers has released that iPhone 3G units will be selling for $199 for the 8GB and $299 for the 16GB models, on a 3 year contract term. Fido just recently confirmed these same numbers too (not surprisingly!).

As for specific voice and data plans, if Rogers emulates AT&T in the USA, expect to pay $39/month for voice and $30 for 3G data. That equals roughly $70/month for your lovely iPhone 3G, plus taxes and the ever-so-lovely System Access Fee. Over three years, your iPhone at AT&T rates will cost you…(in BC at least)…

$199 (8GB) x 1.13 (GST/PST in BC) = $224.87

Voice/Data: $70 + 6.95 SAF + 1.13% = $86.95

$86.95 x 36 months = $3130.20 + $224.87 = $3355.07

So hypothetically speaking, an 8GB iPhone 3G from Rogers or Fido, based on AT&T USA’s pricing would work out to almost $3400CDN after 3 years, or about $94/month. What can you buy with $3400? Given that fuel and cost of living is on the rise, some people might not have have the luxury of spending almost $100/month on a cellphone! I know that is not a lot of money to some of you guys, but it is a substantial amount to pay for the iPhone 3G. Is it worth it? Only you can decide!

Keep in mind that Apple released the iPhone 3G roughly one year after the launch of the first generation iPhone. How many new generations will be released over the term of a 3 year contract? We don’t have the answer to that question, but it’s something to consider.

Don’t get me wrong, I love the new iPhone 3G and would gladly pay full price for it (like I did with my current 8GB iPhone), but I am not a big fan of 3 year contracts that companies are using to lock us into their pricey plans. With new wireless competition on the horizon, I would be hesitant to sign away for 3 years right now. Food for thought! 🙂

Could this ad be foreshadowing your future iPhone 3G monthly bill? LOL

Winner of the Case-Mate Leather Case and Holster Contest

Remember my contest for the free Case-Mate case/holster? I couldn’t decide the winner from the comments so I had my friend Greg from BCMblog.com decide for me. Out of all the comments the one that stuck the most was…

Why do I need this Case-Mate signature Leather Case?

Quite simple actually.

I need a very nice and secluded place to store my iPhone (my silly co-workers will think its a blackberry under my shirt, hehehehe) so that when I am being briefed on the new iPhone plans/release dates for Rogers, I can secretly slide it out of the case and post the secret infos on iphoneincanada.ca/forums!!!

Congrats to X1Zero for his interesting comment! You are a winner! :) You know the drill, email me your info!

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  • 11thIndian

    But what’s the alternative, iPhoneFan? Don’t sign up for the contract and wait for another cell provider to appear? That could easily be 2 years away. Then you’d be two years into your Rogers contract with only one year left.

    What are the terms for upgrading your handset with Rogers? There’s likely to be a new iPhone next year, and the year after that. Apple’s general policy on hardware updates is 12-15 months. So no matter when you buy in- at some point you’re going to have to sign to that contract. I don’t like it any better than you, but that’s the cellular system we have in Canada right now. I’m just happy that I can get onto this platform in less than a month.

    The only people who seem to have an alternative is G1 iPhone users, who I suppose can use existing voice & data plans. But it will be interesting to see if Rogers in any way looks to certail the use of G1 iPhones on the network.

  • 11thIndian

    But what’s the alternative, iPhoneFan? Don’t sign up for the contract and wait for another cell provider to appear? That could easily be 2 years away. Then you’d be two years into your Rogers contract with only one year left.

    What are the terms for upgrading your handset with Rogers? There’s likely to be a new iPhone next year, and the year after that. Apple’s general policy on hardware updates is 12-15 months. So no matter when you buy in- at some point you’re going to have to sign to that contract. I don’t like it any better than you, but that’s the cellular system we have in Canada right now. I’m just happy that I can get onto this platform in less than a month.

    The only people who seem to have an alternative is G1 iPhone users, who I suppose can use existing voice & data plans. But it will be interesting to see if Rogers in any way looks to certail the use of G1 iPhones on the network.

  • 11thIndian

    But what’s the alternative, iPhoneFan? Don’t sign up for the contract and wait for another cell provider to appear? That could easily be 2 years away. Then you’d be two years into your Rogers contract with only one year left.

    What are the terms for upgrading your handset with Rogers? There’s likely to be a new iPhone next year, and the year after that. Apple’s general policy on hardware updates is 12-15 months. So no matter when you buy in- at some point you’re going to have to sign to that contract. I don’t like it any better than you, but that’s the cellular system we have in Canada right now. I’m just happy that I can get onto this platform in less than a month.

    The only people who seem to have an alternative is G1 iPhone users, who I suppose can use existing voice & data plans. But it will be interesting to see if Rogers in any way looks to certail the use of G1 iPhones on the network.

  • Alternative? Don’t get the data package, use only wifi to navigate the Web. Test yourself first before committing to such a big load of doe. (BTW thx for this valuable calculation!)

    But then again, Roger and his dog may want to force us to commit to the whole nine yards. What will the I-want-an-iPhone community do? Start the unlocking game over again?

    I hope that the marketers at Rogers and Fido will recognize the fact that eventhough the device does have a powerful attraction power they shouldn’t abuse of it. It would not serve them in the mid- to long-term.

  • Alternative? Don’t get the data package, use only wifi to navigate the Web. Test yourself first before committing to such a big load of doe. (BTW thx for this valuable calculation!)

    But then again, Roger and his dog may want to force us to commit to the whole nine yards. What will the I-want-an-iPhone community do? Start the unlocking game over again?

    I hope that the marketers at Rogers and Fido will recognize the fact that eventhough the device does have a powerful attraction power they shouldn’t abuse of it. It would not serve them in the mid- to long-term.

  • Alternative? Don’t get the data package, use only wifi to navigate the Web. Test yourself first before committing to such a big load of doe. (BTW thx for this valuable calculation!)

    But then again, Roger and his dog may want to force us to commit to the whole nine yards. What will the I-want-an-iPhone community do? Start the unlocking game over again?

    I hope that the marketers at Rogers and Fido will recognize the fact that eventhough the device does have a powerful attraction power they shouldn’t abuse of it. It would not serve them in the mid- to long-term.

  • Andre

    Well, I have a 3 year contract with Rogers right now, Do I have to sign another contract to buy the new iPhone?? or would it just work with my sim card and my regular plan??

    PS: I don’t care about the 3G!! all I want is an iPhone with just a regular wireless plan.

  • Andre

    Well, I have a 3 year contract with Rogers right now, Do I have to sign another contract to buy the new iPhone?? or would it just work with my sim card and my regular plan??

    PS: I don’t care about the 3G!! all I want is an iPhone with just a regular wireless plan.

  • Andre

    Well, I have a 3 year contract with Rogers right now, Do I have to sign another contract to buy the new iPhone?? or would it just work with my sim card and my regular plan??

    PS: I don’t care about the 3G!! all I want is an iPhone with just a regular wireless plan.

  • 11thIndian

    All indications seem to be that you can’t buy the phone without the iPhone plan. Unless I’m mistaken on that.

    But it seems to be a one-shot deal. iPhone+iPhone plan or no iPhone. Now, there has been talk of tiered plans from $59.99 to $99.99 [voice & data], so there may be some latitude in how much a month you pay, depending on how much non-WiFi data you require. And you can’t buy the iPhone unsubsidized [to the best of my knowledge] from either AT&T or Rogers. So unless you’ve already got a G1 iPhone, I don’t know how you’re going to swing alternate plans on Rogers.

  • 11thIndian

    All indications seem to be that you can’t buy the phone without the iPhone plan. Unless I’m mistaken on that.

    But it seems to be a one-shot deal. iPhone+iPhone plan or no iPhone. Now, there has been talk of tiered plans from $59.99 to $99.99 [voice & data], so there may be some latitude in how much a month you pay, depending on how much non-WiFi data you require. And you can’t buy the iPhone unsubsidized [to the best of my knowledge] from either AT&T or Rogers. So unless you’ve already got a G1 iPhone, I don’t know how you’re going to swing alternate plans on Rogers.

  • 11thIndian

    All indications seem to be that you can’t buy the phone without the iPhone plan. Unless I’m mistaken on that.

    But it seems to be a one-shot deal. iPhone+iPhone plan or no iPhone. Now, there has been talk of tiered plans from $59.99 to $99.99 [voice & data], so there may be some latitude in how much a month you pay, depending on how much non-WiFi data you require. And you can’t buy the iPhone unsubsidized [to the best of my knowledge] from either AT&T or Rogers. So unless you’ve already got a G1 iPhone, I don’t know how you’re going to swing alternate plans on Rogers.

  • 11thIndian: As for alternatives, your guess is as good as mine! I would love the new iPhone 3G, but I am not a big fan of 3 year contracts.

    I know that’s the system now in Canada, and we have to “deal with it” but change will soon come around the corner. I am going to choose not to tie myself down to Rogers.

    Some of my experiences with them haven’t been the greatest to say the least…so I am not motivated at all to give them any more of my money!

    As a consumer I have the right to choose…but right now there is only one GSM provider in Canada: Rogers. I will not “choo-choose” them in the words of Ralph Wiggum, but right now I have no other choice.

  • iPhone Fan

    11thIndian: As for alternatives, your guess is as good as mine! I would love the new iPhone 3G, but I am not a big fan of 3 year contracts.

    I know that’s the system now in Canada, and we have to “deal with it” but change will soon come around the corner. I am going to choose not to tie myself down to Rogers.

    Some of my experiences with them haven’t been the greatest to say the least…so I am not motivated at all to give them any more of my money!

    As a consumer I have the right to choose…but right now there is only one GSM provider in Canada: Rogers. I will not “choo-choose” them in the words of Ralph Wiggum, but right now I have no other choice.

  • Andre

    Well, is there any possibility that the iphone 3G will be sold in ebay with this price 199$, just like what happened with AT&T

  • Andre

    Well, is there any possibility that the iphone 3G will be sold in ebay with this price 199$, just like what happened with AT&T

  • 11thIndian

    Not unless someone is an idiot. That $199/$299 is the subsidized price globally, so if you find a 3G iPhone on eBay, chances are you’re going to be paying close to the G1 sales price of $399/$499. So far the only way that been found to get a iPhone 3G is to get one on a AT&T contract and then cancel the contract [which I’ve heard has a $200 price tag]. So in the end you’re in the same boat- the phone will cost you $399/$499. And that’s for the States. With the iPhone now be officially available in Canada, AT&T & Apple stores in the states might crack down on selling to non-US citizens.

    I think the whole idea is to make it too complicated to buy and unlock, so people will buy the iPhone and use it with the official provider for their region and use the AppStore and the “official” environment.

    @ iPhoneFan. I’d never say “deal with it”- I hope I’m not coming off as that callous. I’m certainly aware of the drawbacks of the one-GSM provider environment we have here. I wish it was otherwise- if it was, then we might have had the iPhone a while ago, and we might have more choice now like some other countries in Europe. I firmly believe that any serious competition to Rogers in the GSM market is some time away. Regional carriers will appear, but nation-wide? I dunno…

    I’m new to smartphones, so I’m not quite sure how much data I will use; I certainly have found access to WiFi to be fairly available where I’m usually at. So personally, if there are tiered plans, I’m liable to go with the least expensive one and see how I fare.

    Apple seems keen to get a handled on the unlocked market. First by selling iPhones in a lot more countries. Second, by selling them at a reduced price… BUT with that affordable price comes a contract to that provider.

  • 11thIndian

    Not unless someone is an idiot. That $199/$299 is the subsidized price globally, so if you find a 3G iPhone on eBay, chances are you’re going to be paying close to the G1 sales price of $399/$499. So far the only way that been found to get a iPhone 3G is to get one on a AT&T contract and then cancel the contract [which I’ve heard has a $200 price tag]. So in the end you’re in the same boat- the phone will cost you $399/$499. And that’s for the States. With the iPhone now be officially available in Canada, AT&T & Apple stores in the states might crack down on selling to non-US citizens.

    I think the whole idea is to make it too complicated to buy and unlock, so people will buy the iPhone and use it with the official provider for their region and use the AppStore and the “official” environment.

    @ iPhoneFan. I’d never say “deal with it”- I hope I’m not coming off as that callous. I’m certainly aware of the drawbacks of the one-GSM provider environment we have here. I wish it was otherwise- if it was, then we might have had the iPhone a while ago, and we might have more choice now like some other countries in Europe. I firmly believe that any serious competition to Rogers in the GSM market is some time away. Regional carriers will appear, but nation-wide? I dunno…

    I’m new to smartphones, so I’m not quite sure how much data I will use; I certainly have found access to WiFi to be fairly available where I’m usually at. So personally, if there are tiered plans, I’m liable to go with the least expensive one and see how I fare.

    Apple seems keen to get a handled on the unlocked market. First by selling iPhones in a lot more countries. Second, by selling them at a reduced price… BUT with that affordable price comes a contract to that provider.

  • 11thIndian

    Not unless someone is an idiot. That $199/$299 is the subsidized price globally, so if you find a 3G iPhone on eBay, chances are you’re going to be paying close to the G1 sales price of $399/$499. So far the only way that been found to get a iPhone 3G is to get one on a AT&T contract and then cancel the contract [which I’ve heard has a $200 price tag]. So in the end you’re in the same boat- the phone will cost you $399/$499. And that’s for the States. With the iPhone now be officially available in Canada, AT&T & Apple stores in the states might crack down on selling to non-US citizens.

    I think the whole idea is to make it too complicated to buy and unlock, so people will buy the iPhone and use it with the official provider for their region and use the AppStore and the “official” environment.

    @ iPhoneFan. I’d never say “deal with it”- I hope I’m not coming off as that callous. I’m certainly aware of the drawbacks of the one-GSM provider environment we have here. I wish it was otherwise- if it was, then we might have had the iPhone a while ago, and we might have more choice now like some other countries in Europe. I firmly believe that any serious competition to Rogers in the GSM market is some time away. Regional carriers will appear, but nation-wide? I dunno…

    I’m new to smartphones, so I’m not quite sure how much data I will use; I certainly have found access to WiFi to be fairly available where I’m usually at. So personally, if there are tiered plans, I’m liable to go with the least expensive one and see how I fare.

    Apple seems keen to get a handled on the unlocked market. First by selling iPhones in a lot more countries. Second, by selling them at a reduced price… BUT with that affordable price comes a contract to that provider.

  • Amanda/MANDUH

    I really don’t think I’m going to go out of my way for the new iPhone. I would have if they actually made upgrades that would be beneficial to me… like an LED light/flash for the camera, and maybe adobe flash support, and Java

    I really can’t believe it won’t have a flash for the camera… don’t all cellphone cameras have one these days??? Taking pictures with my iPhone feels like I stepped back in time. (GET WITH IT STEVE!!)

    Now that the iPhone will be in Canada mine won’t seem as cool… it will still be my baby but not as cool to show off because soon everyone and their uncle will have the new ones. Right now when I show mine off half my friends have never even heard of an iPhone!!

  • Amanda/MANDUH

    I really don’t think I’m going to go out of my way for the new iPhone. I would have if they actually made upgrades that would be beneficial to me… like an LED light/flash for the camera, and maybe adobe flash support, and Java

    I really can’t believe it won’t have a flash for the camera… don’t all cellphone cameras have one these days??? Taking pictures with my iPhone feels like I stepped back in time. (GET WITH IT STEVE!!)

    Now that the iPhone will be in Canada mine won’t seem as cool… it will still be my baby but not as cool to show off because soon everyone and their uncle will have the new ones. Right now when I show mine off half my friends have never even heard of an iPhone!!

  • Andre

    Dear 11thIndian, Since you are “new to smartphones”, you better not call people – who actually not “new to smartphones” – idiots.

    just something to think about.

    Yesterday, I was near Rogers, So I asked about the iPhone and they ofcoure don’t know any thing except they will know later!!! It seems to me that the iPhone plan is the catch. I couldn’t believe in the first place that the iPhone would be this cheap. However, I just don’t know what exactly happened with AT%T but when I looked up the price on apple.com and then looked it up on ebay. it was the same price; So I figured that the price that apple would announce would be the final price. And if not, we can simply buy it from ebay!!!

    Any thoughts?!

  • Andre

    Dear 11thIndian, Since you are “new to smartphones”, you better not call people – who actually not “new to smartphones” – idiots.

    just something to think about.

    Yesterday, I was near Rogers, So I asked about the iPhone and they ofcoure don’t know any thing except they will know later!!! It seems to me that the iPhone plan is the catch. I couldn’t believe in the first place that the iPhone would be this cheap. However, I just don’t know what exactly happened with AT%T but when I looked up the price on apple.com and then looked it up on ebay. it was the same price; So I figured that the price that apple would announce would be the final price. And if not, we can simply buy it from ebay!!!

    Any thoughts?!

  • Andre

    Dear 11thIndian, Since you are “new to smartphones”, you better not call people – who actually not “new to smartphones” – idiots.

    just something to think about.

    Yesterday, I was near Rogers, So I asked about the iPhone and they ofcoure don’t know any thing except they will know later!!! It seems to me that the iPhone plan is the catch. I couldn’t believe in the first place that the iPhone would be this cheap. However, I just don’t know what exactly happened with AT%T but when I looked up the price on apple.com and then looked it up on ebay. it was the same price; So I figured that the price that apple would announce would be the final price. And if not, we can simply buy it from ebay!!!

    Any thoughts?!

  • Nearly $90/month base to fully use the iphone in Canada. Can I start crying now? No, I will be keeping my 1.0 version thank you and sticking with my 30/month bill. You will see me around town with my silver stunner for a while.

    I have always said the cost of this phone is not the issue, it’s the cost of owning it. And it’s apparent that Rogers and Fido will be having a banner year after hooking all the idiots who must own this phone and are unwilling the demand lower pricing or increased competition in our telecommunications market.

  • Nearly $90/month base to fully use the iphone in Canada. Can I start crying now? No, I will be keeping my 1.0 version thank you and sticking with my 30/month bill. You will see me around town with my silver stunner for a while.

    I have always said the cost of this phone is not the issue, it’s the cost of owning it. And it’s apparent that Rogers and Fido will be having a banner year after hooking all the idiots who must own this phone and are unwilling the demand lower pricing or increased competition in our telecommunications market.

  • Nearly $90/month base to fully use the iphone in Canada. Can I start crying now? No, I will be keeping my 1.0 version thank you and sticking with my 30/month bill. You will see me around town with my silver stunner for a while.

    I have always said the cost of this phone is not the issue, it’s the cost of owning it. And it’s apparent that Rogers and Fido will be having a banner year after hooking all the idiots who must own this phone and are unwilling the demand lower pricing or increased competition in our telecommunications market.

  • 11thIndian

    @ Andre. I certainly wasn’t implicating you in idiocy. Hope you didn’t get that impression.

    My line of thought was that since $199 was the subsidized price for the iPhone, and so far the ONLY way that’s been determined to get the phone off-contract would be to buy it on the contract and then cancel- for which the purchaser would be penalized $200 by AT&T. So, it stands to reason that you’re not going to find the iPhone 3G on eBay at the $199 price-point, rather a $399 price-point- pretty much what you’d have paid for a 8GB G1 iPhone earlier this year. In other words, if someone is selling a iPhone 3G on eBay at $199, then their selling at a loss, which would make them an idiot.

    Not you, if you could find one at that price then you’d be pretty savvy…

  • 11thIndian

    @ Andre. I certainly wasn’t implicating you in idiocy. Hope you didn’t get that impression.

    My line of thought was that since $199 was the subsidized price for the iPhone, and so far the ONLY way that’s been determined to get the phone off-contract would be to buy it on the contract and then cancel- for which the purchaser would be penalized $200 by AT&T. So, it stands to reason that you’re not going to find the iPhone 3G on eBay at the $199 price-point, rather a $399 price-point- pretty much what you’d have paid for a 8GB G1 iPhone earlier this year. In other words, if someone is selling a iPhone 3G on eBay at $199, then their selling at a loss, which would make them an idiot.

    Not you, if you could find one at that price then you’d be pretty savvy…

  • 11thIndian

    @ Andre. I certainly wasn’t implicating you in idiocy. Hope you didn’t get that impression.

    My line of thought was that since $199 was the subsidized price for the iPhone, and so far the ONLY way that’s been determined to get the phone off-contract would be to buy it on the contract and then cancel- for which the purchaser would be penalized $200 by AT&T. So, it stands to reason that you’re not going to find the iPhone 3G on eBay at the $199 price-point, rather a $399 price-point- pretty much what you’d have paid for a 8GB G1 iPhone earlier this year. In other words, if someone is selling a iPhone 3G on eBay at $199, then their selling at a loss, which would make them an idiot.

    Not you, if you could find one at that price then you’d be pretty savvy…

  • jmichel

    Has someone ever read the conditions of the Rogers contract? How much can we expect to pay to cancel the contract? It may still be a deal to buy a 3G iphone and cancel the contract after a week compared to buying a first gen iphone on Ebay for 500$.

  • jmichel

    Has someone ever read the conditions of the Rogers contract? How much can we expect to pay to cancel the contract? It may still be a deal to buy a 3G iphone and cancel the contract after a week compared to buying a first gen iphone on Ebay for 500$.

  • Andre

    I wanted to cancel my existing rogers plan and they told me it’s 400 $ !!!!!

  • Andre

    I wanted to cancel my existing rogers plan and they told me it’s 400 $ !!!!!

  • Andre

    I wanted to cancel my existing rogers plan and they told me it’s 400 $ !!!!!

  • I called all 7 of my local Rogers stores. Some said their not taking pre-orders and some said they were not allowed. But one said “to call back in about a week (sat 21st of June) when we have more details” This could suggest that plan info will be out as of the weekend of the 21st (but i don’t like being a person who starts rumours) Also, the rep said that the waiting list would only consist of a name (and i am assuming some extra info phone, postal code, etc) but no deposit. Also, she said i would be able it pick it up on the 11th if i reserve one. This seems to good to be true; no deposit and only a phone call to get it on the 11th. But lets hope. 🙂 I’ll post again after i call back.

  • I called all 7 of my local Rogers stores. Some said their not taking pre-orders and some said they were not allowed. But one said “to call back in about a week (sat 21st of June) when we have more details” This could suggest that plan info will be out as of the weekend of the 21st (but i don’t like being a person who starts rumours) Also, the rep said that the waiting list would only consist of a name (and i am assuming some extra info phone, postal code, etc) but no deposit. Also, she said i would be able it pick it up on the 11th if i reserve one. This seems to good to be true; no deposit and only a phone call to get it on the 11th. But lets hope. 🙂 I’ll post again after i call back.

  • I called all 7 of my local Rogers stores. Some said their not taking pre-orders and some said they were not allowed. But one said “to call back in about a week (sat 21st of June) when we have more details” This could suggest that plan info will be out as of the weekend of the 21st (but i don’t like being a person who starts rumours) Also, the rep said that the waiting list would only consist of a name (and i am assuming some extra info phone, postal code, etc) but no deposit. Also, she said i would be able it pick it up on the 11th if i reserve one. This seems to good to be true; no deposit and only a phone call to get it on the 11th. But lets hope. 🙂 I’ll post again after i call back.

  • Cherry

    hello everyone,,,
    do u guys have any idea,,if i could only get the contract without the voice plan…..and is the internet gonna b free,,cuz,,u know how the internet works for the itouch,,i was wondering if the iphone would b the same..like we dont have to pay for the interent,,,,plz,,let me know,,about this,,thanks,

  • Cherry

    hello everyone,,,
    do u guys have any idea,,if i could only get the contract without the voice plan…..and is the internet gonna b free,,cuz,,u know how the internet works for the itouch,,i was wondering if the iphone would b the same..like we dont have to pay for the interent,,,,plz,,let me know,,about this,,thanks,

  • Cherry

    hello everyone,,,
    do u guys have any idea,,if i could only get the contract without the voice plan…..and is the internet gonna b free,,cuz,,u know how the internet works for the itouch,,i was wondering if the iphone would b the same..like we dont have to pay for the interent,,,,plz,,let me know,,about this,,thanks,

  • OK, so I called yesterday about the pre-orders an they said how they were very sorry but they had received and email from the Rogers headquarters not to accepts any pre-orders or waiting lists. Guess I get to stand in line of the 11th, praying I don’t get mugged coming out if the store… 🙂

  • OK, so I called yesterday about the pre-orders an they said how they were very sorry but they had received and email from the Rogers headquarters not to accepts any pre-orders or waiting lists. Guess I get to stand in line of the 11th, praying I don’t get mugged coming out if the store… 🙂

  • OK, so I called yesterday about the pre-orders an they said how they were very sorry but they had received and email from the Rogers headquarters not to accepts any pre-orders or waiting lists. Guess I get to stand in line of the 11th, praying I don’t get mugged coming out if the store… 🙂

  • Andre*

    Cherry, you will be able to do the same thing
    it has all the features that itouch and then sum.. i.e external speaker *to listen and watch the movie WITHOUT the stupid head phones*

    Iphone generation 1 looks better than the iphone 2
    plastic???

    I’m not impressed by the generation 2 phone

    Rogers is garbage when it comes to their data plans, so why would I buy the new phone if the only big difference between the two phones are *3G DATA and GPS*

    the system faetures are all going to be the same when you download the 2.0 firmware upgrade

    Ridiculos… We need another GSM Phone company and then the iphone 3g will look more attractive

    Besides, The Iphone unlocked has much much much more features than the iphone 3g does by downloading all the software through the installer

    NEW IPHONE BUYERS, if you dont want to get an INSANE data plan, look into or at least try out a generation 1 iphone.

    Amazing phone and still *in my opinion next to the iphone 3g* the best phone out there

  • Andre*

    Cherry, you will be able to do the same thing
    it has all the features that itouch and then sum.. i.e external speaker *to listen and watch the movie WITHOUT the stupid head phones*

    Iphone generation 1 looks better than the iphone 2
    plastic???

    I’m not impressed by the generation 2 phone

    Rogers is garbage when it comes to their data plans, so why would I buy the new phone if the only big difference between the two phones are *3G DATA and GPS*

    the system faetures are all going to be the same when you download the 2.0 firmware upgrade

    Ridiculos… We need another GSM Phone company and then the iphone 3g will look more attractive

    Besides, The Iphone unlocked has much much much more features than the iphone 3g does by downloading all the software through the installer

    NEW IPHONE BUYERS, if you dont want to get an INSANE data plan, look into or at least try out a generation 1 iphone.

    Amazing phone and still *in my opinion next to the iphone 3g* the best phone out there

  • Andre*

    Cherry, you will be able to do the same thing
    it has all the features that itouch and then sum.. i.e external speaker *to listen and watch the movie WITHOUT the stupid head phones*

    Iphone generation 1 looks better than the iphone 2
    plastic???

    I’m not impressed by the generation 2 phone

    Rogers is garbage when it comes to their data plans, so why would I buy the new phone if the only big difference between the two phones are *3G DATA and GPS*

    the system faetures are all going to be the same when you download the 2.0 firmware upgrade

    Ridiculos… We need another GSM Phone company and then the iphone 3g will look more attractive

    Besides, The Iphone unlocked has much much much more features than the iphone 3g does by downloading all the software through the installer

    NEW IPHONE BUYERS, if you dont want to get an INSANE data plan, look into or at least try out a generation 1 iphone.

    Amazing phone and still *in my opinion next to the iphone 3g* the best phone out there

  • Andre

    Well, I’m willing to do that if the prices will come down!

    Actually, I don’t care about that stupid data plans; I don’t need an internet through an Edge or even 3G. I only want the GPS. And by the way, If u look at the specifications from apple, you’ll find “Assisted GPS, or A-GPS” This method uses the wireless company server to transfer all the needed data to do the navigation process. SO for all the people who are dreaming about the new cool iPhone with the GPS and what to just jail break it, well, it’s not gonna happen!

    Andre Mina,

  • Andre

    Well, I’m willing to do that if the prices will come down!

    Actually, I don’t care about that stupid data plans; I don’t need an internet through an Edge or even 3G. I only want the GPS. And by the way, If u look at the specifications from apple, you’ll find “Assisted GPS, or A-GPS” This method uses the wireless company server to transfer all the needed data to do the navigation process. SO for all the people who are dreaming about the new cool iPhone with the GPS and what to just jail break it, well, it’s not gonna happen!

    Andre Mina,

  • Andre

    Well, I’m willing to do that if the prices will come down!

    Actually, I don’t care about that stupid data plans; I don’t need an internet through an Edge or even 3G. I only want the GPS. And by the way, If u look at the specifications from apple, you’ll find “Assisted GPS, or A-GPS” This method uses the wireless company server to transfer all the needed data to do the navigation process. SO for all the people who are dreaming about the new cool iPhone with the GPS and what to just jail break it, well, it’s not gonna happen!

    Andre Mina,

  • webterractive

    There is no other alternative, except a Blackberry that operates at the same cost. I don’t know how Rogers will bundle their services, but as of know for PC wireless cards there are tiers of service from something like $50-100 based on amount of GB, the $100/month is for 5GB. They have just announced a new mega data plan for $30 that gives you 300MB of data. Add a voice plan some tax, regular, and Olympic re-cooperation dressed as environmental tax and you’ll be spending lots of money on a ho-hum telephone/ipod.

  • webterractive

    There is no other alternative, except a Blackberry that operates at the same cost. I don’t know how Rogers will bundle their services, but as of know for PC wireless cards there are tiers of service from something like $50-100 based on amount of GB, the $100/month is for 5GB. They have just announced a new mega data plan for $30 that gives you 300MB of data. Add a voice plan some tax, regular, and Olympic re-cooperation dressed as environmental tax and you’ll be spending lots of money on a ho-hum telephone/ipod.

  • webterractive

    There is no other alternative, except a Blackberry that operates at the same cost. I don’t know how Rogers will bundle their services, but as of know for PC wireless cards there are tiers of service from something like $50-100 based on amount of GB, the $100/month is for 5GB. They have just announced a new mega data plan for $30 that gives you 300MB of data. Add a voice plan some tax, regular, and Olympic re-cooperation dressed as environmental tax and you’ll be spending lots of money on a ho-hum telephone/ipod.

  • webterractive

    GPS or A-GPS will cost your 0.05cents/kb because if you read their $7 unlimited plan it will tell you that it doesn’t cover GPS or any other data that devices use. Only Rogers branded sites+affliates that you browse to will be free. FACE IT EVERYONE THE IPHONE IS A RIP-OFF AND ROGERS IS BETTING THAT YOU’LL STILL BUT IT. $3400 a month to post on Facebook like the losers on the commerical, I don’t think so!

  • webterractive

    GPS or A-GPS will cost your 0.05cents/kb because if you read their $7 unlimited plan it will tell you that it doesn’t cover GPS or any other data that devices use. Only Rogers branded sites+affliates that you browse to will be free. FACE IT EVERYONE THE IPHONE IS A RIP-OFF AND ROGERS IS BETTING THAT YOU’LL STILL BUT IT. $3400 a month to post on Facebook like the losers on the commerical, I don’t think so!

  • webterractive

    GPS or A-GPS will cost your 0.05cents/kb because if you read their $7 unlimited plan it will tell you that it doesn’t cover GPS or any other data that devices use. Only Rogers branded sites+affliates that you browse to will be free. FACE IT EVERYONE THE IPHONE IS A RIP-OFF AND ROGERS IS BETTING THAT YOU’LL STILL BUT IT. $3400 a month to post on Facebook like the losers on the commerical, I don’t think so!

  • webterractive

    GPS or A-GPS will cost your 0.05cents/kb because if you read their $7 unlimited plan it will tell you that it doesn’t cover GPS or any other data that devices use. Only Rogers branded sites+affliates that you browse to will be free. FACE IT EVERYONE THE IPHONE IS A RIP-OFF AND ROGERS IS BETTING THAT YOU’LL STILL BUT IT. $100 a month to post on Facebook like the losers on the commerical, I don’t think so!

  • webterractive

    GPS or A-GPS will cost your 0.05cents/kb because if you read their $7 unlimited plan it will tell you that it doesn’t cover GPS or any other data that devices use. Only Rogers branded sites+affliates that you browse to will be free. FACE IT EVERYONE THE IPHONE IS A RIP-OFF AND ROGERS IS BETTING THAT YOU’LL STILL BUT IT. $100 a month to post on Facebook like the losers on the commerical, I don’t think so!

  • webterractive

    GPS or A-GPS will cost your 0.05cents/kb because if you read their $7 unlimited plan it will tell you that it doesn’t cover GPS or any other data that devices use. Only Rogers branded sites+affliates that you browse to will be free. FACE IT EVERYONE THE IPHONE IS A RIP-OFF AND ROGERS IS BETTING THAT YOU’LL STILL BUT IT. $100 a month to post on Facebook like the losers on the commerical, I don’t think so!

  • jack

    U GUYS ARE REALLY MAKING ME MAD the iphone on rogers at the cheapest price per month is only 45$ now adding all of the expenses system acsess fee etc. it will go to 57$ IN TOTAL per month after the first bill the first bill will be around 90 $ because of the one time only activation fee now thats 57×35+90+220= 2305$ in total now that is alot of money but to the people that say 3400$ and garbage like that they are lieing. now you guys also have the option of chooseing to just buy the iphone at full price of around 600$ off fido or somthing and then choosing any plan you want to even 15$ plans and that will save you money but whatever you do dont listen to these idiots who keep saying that its to expensive or its not worth it because if u are ever gonna buy a phone the best thing to buy is an iphone by a mile and if u dont care about the quality of your phone you are an idiot!

  • jack

    U GUYS ARE REALLY MAKING ME MAD the iphone on rogers at the cheapest price per month is only 45$ now adding all of the expenses system acsess fee etc. it will go to 57$ IN TOTAL per month after the first bill the first bill will be around 90 $ because of the one time only activation fee now thats 57×35+90+220= 2305$ in total now that is alot of money but to the people that say 3400$ and garbage like that they are lieing. now you guys also have the option of chooseing to just buy the iphone at full price of around 600$ off fido or somthing and then choosing any plan you want to even 15$ plans and that will save you money but whatever you do dont listen to these idiots who keep saying that its to expensive or its not worth it because if u are ever gonna buy a phone the best thing to buy is an iphone by a mile and if u dont care about the quality of your phone you are an idiot!

  • jack

    omg u are stupid at 57$ a month not 100 57 u idiot stop making people beleave ur garbage. at rogers a plan of 45$ plus all charges is at 57$ not 100 if u want 100 u can get it but there is also the option of 57 and u can also just buy the iphone off fido for 650$ and choose a normal plan not data or smartphone u can choose regular cell phone plans and that could also save you money so IT IS NOT A RIP OFF CAUSE ITS THE BEST PHONE THAT A PERSON CAN GET even at a cheep price

  • jack

    omg u are stupid at 57$ a month not 100 57 u idiot stop making people beleave ur garbage. at rogers a plan of 45$ plus all charges is at 57$ not 100 if u want 100 u can get it but there is also the option of 57 and u can also just buy the iphone off fido for 650$ and choose a normal plan not data or smartphone u can choose regular cell phone plans and that could also save you money so IT IS NOT A RIP OFF CAUSE ITS THE BEST PHONE THAT A PERSON CAN GET even at a cheep price

  • jack

    omg u are stupid at 57$ a month not 100 57 u idiot stop making people beleave ur garbage. at rogers a plan of 45$ plus all charges is at 57$ not 100 if u want 100 u can get it but there is also the option of 57 and u can also just buy the iphone off fido for 650$ and choose a normal plan not data or smartphone u can choose regular cell phone plans and that could also save you money so IT IS NOT A RIP OFF CAUSE ITS THE BEST PHONE THAT A PERSON CAN GET even at a cheep price

  • Kloche

    And that was a comment by Jack, everybody. Symbolic of the typical no class idiots that now own and iPhone and can be seen in every town, showing off and boasting about their gadget to anyone with eyes and ears.

  • Kloche

    And that was a comment by Jack, everybody. Symbolic of the typical no class idiots that now own and iPhone and can be seen in every town, showing off and boasting about their gadget to anyone with eyes and ears.

  • Kloche

    And that was a comment by Jack, everybody. Symbolic of the typical no class idiots that now own and iPhone and can be seen in every town, showing off and boasting about their gadget to anyone with eyes and ears.

  • tsering

    just to let ya know,,u dun necessarily need to get the data plan wid the 3 year contract,,,,i have 3 year contract without data plan,,,n use internet whenever there’s wifi connection nearby,,(unlocked router) and i only pay $30 permonth,,after all those tax n stuffs,

  • tsering

    just to let ya know,,u dun necessarily need to get the data plan wid the 3 year contract,,,,i have 3 year contract without data plan,,,n use internet whenever there’s wifi connection nearby,,(unlocked router) and i only pay $30 permonth,,after all those tax n stuffs,