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Rogers/Fido Finally Release 15GB Data Plan, Any Takers?

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At the beginning of June 2009, we talked about the release of a 15GB data plan for $150/month (ouch) from Rogers. Originally the data plan was to be released on June 16, 2009 but a day before the 16th, on June 15, Rogers delayed the release of the data plan until further notice.

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Well, the 15GB $150 data plan (ouch again) is finally available from Rogers/Fido. But honestly, what kind of crazy internetz dweller is going to buy into this?! Details below.

Data Plan for Heavy Users (Effective September 9, 2009)

  • Price: $150 per month
  • Data included per month: 15GB
  • Time frame: Begins September 9, 2009
  • Overages: 1 cent per additional MB
  • Contract Term: Available on monthly or 1/2/3 year contract terms
  • Device support: All iPhones, Blackberries, HTC Devices, Smartphones and Mobile Internet Sticks
  • Data Protection Cap: $500 + monthly service fee ($150)

At this time however, the 15GB data plan is only available as a stand-alone option that can be added to your voice plan. Whether or not this data plan will be integrated into a Value Pack (so to include voicemail, callerID, etc) is yet to be seen, which would really make the $150 a lot easier to accept, though maybe not.

Also, as iPhoneinCanada reader “GC” points out, this data plan works out to $10 per GB. When compared to the $30 6GB data plan, which works out to $5 per GB, this $150 plan is clearly not so good.

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  • Dusty

    No thanks! Way too much!
    6GB Data plan is plenty, I don't even use half lol I should start tethering or something to take advantage of Robbers.

  • Pierre

    Any news on pricing for tethering for the iPhone. Right now free until December 31 – after ???????????

  • Ill post about it closer to December

    Mike
    Director of Product Reviews
    iPhoneinCanada.ca – Where Canadian iPhone Users Unite!
    http://www.iphoneincanada.ca

  • GC

    $30 / 6GB = $5/GB
    $150 / 15GB = $10/GB

    Really? Not only make the unit price cheaper, but punish power users by twice the price? Amusing…

  • djelimon

    For mobile video chat maybe?

  • NICE FIND!!!

    **Sent from Mike's iPhone 3GS**

  • Paul

    Thanks, but no thanks. I hardly even use .5 GB of my 6 GB quota.

  • rorypiper

    Exactly what I was thinking. WTF?!

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  • ifokust

    Pick me! Pick me!

    Oh…what?? $150 per month…..

    I'll pass.

  • Prailor

    No thanks, i havent even been able to use the 6gb, thats even with tethering

  • shay9104

    someone was definitely sniffing cocaine when they thought of this

  • Jeebers

    I signed up for a trial Sprint plan earlier this year, and used up 5GB within about 6-7 days, using an online stock trading program (about 7 hours/day), Slingbox Player (about 9 hours/day), and light to medium surfing (mostly HTML pages, about 4 hours/day), on my laptop. By accident, I had an additional US$450 on my bill since the charges past 5GB were horrendous. Luckily Sprint cancelled my extra charges since they apparently have a policy not to “gouge” free trial users, but my average use would have been about 20GB/month, costing at least $2000/month probably. I didn't do any P2P downloads, nor even Youtube videos.

    So what's wrong with have the extra OPTION of paying extra for high-data users? I would even prefer a $200/mth truly UNLIMITED data plan.

  • Jeebers

    I signed up for a trial Sprint plan earlier this year, and used up 5GB within about 6-7 days, using an online stock trading program (about 7 hours/day), Slingbox Player (about 9 hours/day), and light to medium surfing (mostly HTML pages, about 4 hours/day), on my laptop. By accident, I had an additional US$450 on my bill since the charges past 5GB were horrendous. Luckily Sprint cancelled my extra charges since they apparently have a policy not to “gouge” free trial users, but my average use would have been about 20GB/month, costing at least $2000/month probably. I didn't do any P2P downloads, nor even Youtube videos.

    So what's wrong with have the extra OPTION of paying extra for high-data users? I would even prefer a $200/mth truly UNLIMITED data plan.

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