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Rogers/Fido iPhone Plans Now Include Data Cancellation Fee

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Just a quick note to potential Rogers/Fido iPhone customers.

If you are looking to get one of the “officially” labeled “iPhone Plans” from Rogers/Fido, you will now have both the Early Cancellation Fee and Data Early Cancellation Fee attached to the plan. In other words, the official iPhone Plans now include both the ECF and DECF which are maximum $400 and $100 respectively for Rogers and maximum $300 and $200 respectively for Fido.

Previously, Rogers/Fido customers who subscribed to one of the officially labeled iPhone Plans (seen below) were only liable for the ECF. Customers who subscribe to any other Voice/Data plan will continue to be liable for both the ECF and DECF (nothing changed there).

This change is effective January 6, 2010 and applies to any new customer that activates on an officially labeled iPhone Plan or any existing customers that switch to an officially labeled iPhone Plan. Customers wanting to switch from an officially labeled iPhone Plan to a regular voice plan (no data plan included) either on or after January 6 2010 must choose a data option (starting at $25/month) or pay the DECF.

Note that this change is not necessarily a bad thing, considering that all of the other Voice and Data Combo plans from Rogers/Fido (and Telus/Bell) include voice cancellation fees and data cancellation fees, but it is good to be aware nonetheless.

To refresh your memory on ECF/DECF prices, see below:

Rogers Early Cancellation Fee (ECF)

  • Maximum $400
  • Greater of $100
  • Calculated at $20 by the remaining months left in the term

Rogers Data Early Cancellation Fee (DECF)

  • Maximum $100
  • Greater of $25
  • Calculated at $5 by the remaining months left in the term

Fido Early Cancellation Fee (ECF)

  • Maximum $300
  • Greater of $100
  • Calculated at $10 by the remaining months left in the term

Fido Data Early Cancellation Fee (DECF)

  • Maximum $200
  • Greater of $100
  • Calculated at $10 by the remaining months left in the term

To refresh your memory on the specific iPhone Plans that are affected, see below:

Rogers

$65.00/month

  • 250 Daytime Minutes
  • Unlimited Evenings/Weekends (9PM)
  • 1GB Data
  • 75 included text messages
  • Visual Voicemail
  • Unlimited access to Rogers/Fido WiFi Hotspots
  • My5 Local

$80.00/month

  • 400 Daytime Minutes
  • Unlimited Evenings/Weekends (9PM)
  • 2GB Data
  • 100 included text messages
  • Visual Voicemail
  • Unlimited access to Rogers/Fido WiFi Hotspots
  • My5 Canada-Wide

Fido

$65.00/month

  • 250 Daytime Minutes
  • Unlimited Evenings/Weekends (7PM)
  • 500MB Data
  • Unlimited Text Messages
  • Unlimited Picture/Video Messages
  • Visual Voicemail
  • Unlimited access to Rogers/Fido WiFi Hotspots

$80.00/month

  • 500 Daytime Minutes
  • Unlimited Evenings/Weekends (7PM)
  • 1GB Data
  • Unlimited Text Messages
  • Unlimited Picture/Video Messages
  • Visual Voicemail
  • Unlimited access to Rogers/Fido WiFi Hotspots

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