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Updated Rogers Data Plans Coming March 18th

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For all you users on Rogers and you want a data plan for your iPhone, it’s going to cost ya. Even though Rogers recently came out with an “unlimited mobile browsing” plan for $7, it does not apply to non-Rogers cellphones!

If you are using a data plan with Rogers, it can get VERY expensive. Take a look at the following example posted by a reader of iPhone in Canada:

  • Just got off the phone with Rogers “Customer Service”. I traveled to Germany and used my iPhone for just two days. Rogers charged me for 22 MB on these two days $1148. In my opinion this is ridiculous! If I wouldn’t have stopped using my Rogers phone after two days and used it for the rest of my stay (14 days) my phone bill would be $8036… just for data usage. At Rogers they think this is a valid price. I am recommending everybody with a similar experience to call Customer Service and be tough! Don’t speak to normal call center staff. Ask for a supervisor. I got a 50% discount on the data bill. That’s still more than $25 per megabyte. Compared to the $3 per megabyte for over plan usage a total rip-off. If I would treat my customers that way… I would be bankrupt within no time.

Yes, that’s right…roaming overseas with Rogers and using your data can be costly! The above works out to $52.18/megabyte! That is just absolute craziness! I was shocked when I read this, but not surprised. iPhone users in Canada are longing for a change in pricing plans…which looks like it could be coming on March 18th according to O_ssie from HowardForums. He posted the following information yesterday:

Effective March 18th 2008 (Preliminary updates:
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Unlim WAP = $7
Unlim Vision WAP = $7 – 3 yr term with DECF (Data Early Cancellation Fee)

Non-Rogers & WM Data & Tethering – 3 yr term with DECF
$15 – 20MB ~ Tier 1
$30 – 20MB to 60MB ~ Tier 2
$50 – 60MB to 500MB ~ Tier 3
$65 – 500MB to 1GB ~ Tier 4
$75 – 1GB to 2GB ~ Tier 5
$85 – 2GB to 3GB ~ Tier 6
$100 – 3GB to 5GB ~ Tier 7
$0.03 per additional MB
*Note: Everyone starts off at the $15 plan and based on usage, you move up the tiers

ALL OLD PLANS GRANDFATHERED – ALL PLANS WILL NOT CONFLICT WITH $20 COMM PACK

So there you have it…the last time O_ssie posted about upcoming changes to data plans, he was correct. So right now we’re assuming that hopefully this post will also come true! By all means, these prices are not great at all–but they are a start in the right direction. I’m still dreaming of a $15 unlimited data plan, like all you lucky Telus users out there. Could you imagine having that on your iPhone? Now that would be incredible!

What data plan are you guys using on your iPhones?

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  • Tyler

    sounds somewhat reasonable, well not really but I would be willing to pay for it to use my iphone and not worry about how much data I just used to send one e-mail. hopefully they are putting it on fido too which I suspect they would.

  • Tyler

    sounds somewhat reasonable, well not really but I would be willing to pay for it to use my iphone and not worry about how much data I just used to send one e-mail. hopefully they are putting it on fido too which I suspect they would.

  • Andrew

    I just cancelled my cellphone today because i haven’t had a bill under $200 since i got my iphone and i’m sick of it. I have been trying to get rogers to shut off the data on my account for months now. I have probably paid $1000 in data in the past 5 months. what a racket! What’s wrong with canadians that we just pay it? I bet my phonecall with customer service cancelling my phone used more data than any email downloading that I did. oh it makes me so mad!!

  • Andrew

    I just cancelled my cellphone today because i haven’t had a bill under $200 since i got my iphone and i’m sick of it. I have been trying to get rogers to shut off the data on my account for months now. I have probably paid $1000 in data in the past 5 months. what a racket! What’s wrong with canadians that we just pay it? I bet my phonecall with customer service cancelling my phone used more data than any email downloading that I did. oh it makes me so mad!!

  • Lukas

    Andrew, $200+/month for a phone bill is insane. Why did you use Edge for everything? My friends monthly phone bill is 19.50 with tax/saf and he uses an iPhone. He simply uses wi-fi for everything. There is TONES of open wi-fi networks all over Winnipeg…

    That’s what I plan on doing. Data through Rogers = Money pit hell.

    Why can’t rogers just compeat with telus and do a 15/month unlimited data plan? *crys*

  • Lukas

    Andrew, $200+/month for a phone bill is insane. Why did you use Edge for everything? My friends monthly phone bill is 19.50 with tax/saf and he uses an iPhone. He simply uses wi-fi for everything. There is TONES of open wi-fi networks all over Winnipeg…

    That’s what I plan on doing. Data through Rogers = Money pit hell.

    Why can’t rogers just compeat with telus and do a 15/month unlimited data plan? *crys*

  • Andrew

    And it’s such a fake charge anyway because 1/2 the time i was able to beg to get it reversed so you know it costs nothing. I live near the border and for years I would have to call to get roaming reversed because I was near the border but i was in BC. Sometimes they would reverse more in roaming than what my bill was. There’s no way that they were paying that out to AT&T, roaming is a fake charge as well. I think that cable tv is expensive, but I know what the bill is going to be every month and there is no suprise and I can live with that. With my cellphone i just dread it every month because I have no idea what crazy thing they will come up with to charge me on. I’m glad all the american carriers all woke up and realized what they were: Networks! ie. people care about speed and reliability for a decent price and they want it to just be transparent. Do that and people will pay forever. Does an ISP really want anyone to think about how much it’s going to cost them to send an email versus watching a video on youtube versus downloading a pdf? People want it to just work and not have to think about it. Those people will become lifelong customers. I have had a cellphone on rogers since 1998, this is a big deal for me.

  • Andrew

    And it’s such a fake charge anyway because 1/2 the time i was able to beg to get it reversed so you know it costs nothing. I live near the border and for years I would have to call to get roaming reversed because I was near the border but i was in BC. Sometimes they would reverse more in roaming than what my bill was. There’s no way that they were paying that out to AT&T, roaming is a fake charge as well. I think that cable tv is expensive, but I know what the bill is going to be every month and there is no suprise and I can live with that. With my cellphone i just dread it every month because I have no idea what crazy thing they will come up with to charge me on. I’m glad all the american carriers all woke up and realized what they were: Networks! ie. people care about speed and reliability for a decent price and they want it to just be transparent. Do that and people will pay forever. Does an ISP really want anyone to think about how much it’s going to cost them to send an email versus watching a video on youtube versus downloading a pdf? People want it to just work and not have to think about it. Those people will become lifelong customers. I have had a cellphone on rogers since 1998, this is a big deal for me.

  • Gunfus

    I haven’t move to Roger yet. I want to know their average pricing for phone first. I am really not interested on the data plan because is so DARN expensive. So my thinking is to move to Rogers and just get the voice plan, no data. But When i went to their website to find out how much it is for a plan equivalent to the one I have in telus, I didn’t find much information about options and pricing.

    Can someone tell me what you guys are paying for only voice? is possible to use the iPhone just as a phone and not use any of the data stuff just use WIFI all over the place?

  • Gunfus

    I haven’t move to Roger yet. I want to know their average pricing for phone first. I am really not interested on the data plan because is so DARN expensive. So my thinking is to move to Rogers and just get the voice plan, no data. But When i went to their website to find out how much it is for a plan equivalent to the one I have in telus, I didn’t find much information about options and pricing.

    Can someone tell me what you guys are paying for only voice? is possible to use the iPhone just as a phone and not use any of the data stuff just use WIFI all over the place?

  • snez

    The only thing I have to say is too bad Telus isn’t GSM.

  • snez

    The only thing I have to say is too bad Telus isn’t GSM.

  • Dusty

    Interesting…. I noticed switching to Rogers from Telus was really not the greatest move LOL IMO, I think Telus is way better then Rogers…
    @Snez I totally agree with ya 😉

  • Dusty

    Interesting…. I noticed switching to Rogers from Telus was really not the greatest move LOL IMO, I think Telus is way better then Rogers…
    @Snez I totally agree with ya 😉

  • Fun Bobby

    I have a data plan that I used before I got my iPhone. It allowed me to use up to 10 MB for $40/month. I normally used about 4 MB on a busy month, but didn’t do work email on my phone. When I got my iPhone, I activated EDGE and noticed that in one week, I was already up to 4 MB usage, even being really careful not to use EDGE for ANYTHING. So, I turned it off and now am only using Wi-Fi. I might even cancel the data plan now.

  • Fun Bobby

    I have a data plan that I used before I got my iPhone. It allowed me to use up to 10 MB for $40/month. I normally used about 4 MB on a busy month, but didn’t do work email on my phone. When I got my iPhone, I activated EDGE and noticed that in one week, I was already up to 4 MB usage, even being really careful not to use EDGE for ANYTHING. So, I turned it off and now am only using Wi-Fi. I might even cancel the data plan now.

  • Tim Aucoin

    My wife & I pay a simple $80 per month to use both of our iPhones on Rogers. This gives us 300 minutes talk time to share, enhanced voice mail, 150 outgoing text messages each, unlimited incoming text messages. We don’t need call forwarding… it’s built into the iPhone!! We also love the iPhone feature to block our outgoing caller ID as we choose! 🙂

    Lukas mentioned tons of wireless access spots in Winnipeg. It’s the same here in the Calgary area. It’s amazing how many people don’t password protect their wireless networks! In my daily routine, I know of at least a dozen areas I can wander to or drive to to do whatever data stuff I need to do via wifi. I wouldn’t consider using Edge for a nano second until Rogers tunes into reality and comes out with a fair data plan. My “inside sources” with Rogers tell me it’s not far off. I tell them “BS!”. I’ve heard it all before and won’t believe a thing until it becomes reality.

    I say to any iPhone user… CANCEL YOUR DATA PLAN (It’s easy). Use wifi and suffer the inconvenience of having to find open wifi connections until Rogers comes to their senses. The iPhone provides so many more benefits beyond the web stuff that it makes it worth the wait. Especially for those of us who use Macs in our every day life.

  • Tim Aucoin

    My wife & I pay a simple $80 per month to use both of our iPhones on Rogers. This gives us 300 minutes talk time to share, enhanced voice mail, 150 outgoing text messages each, unlimited incoming text messages. We don’t need call forwarding… it’s built into the iPhone!! We also love the iPhone feature to block our outgoing caller ID as we choose! 🙂

    Lukas mentioned tons of wireless access spots in Winnipeg. It’s the same here in the Calgary area. It’s amazing how many people don’t password protect their wireless networks! In my daily routine, I know of at least a dozen areas I can wander to or drive to to do whatever data stuff I need to do via wifi. I wouldn’t consider using Edge for a nano second until Rogers tunes into reality and comes out with a fair data plan. My “inside sources” with Rogers tell me it’s not far off. I tell them “BS!”. I’ve heard it all before and won’t believe a thing until it becomes reality.

    I say to any iPhone user… CANCEL YOUR DATA PLAN (It’s easy). Use wifi and suffer the inconvenience of having to find open wifi connections until Rogers comes to their senses. The iPhone provides so many more benefits beyond the web stuff that it makes it worth the wait. Especially for those of us who use Macs in our every day life.

  • Tim Aucoin

    Absolutely Gunfus!
    My wife & I are on a voice plan only. Depending on what you want in a voice plan, you can range from $20 to $40 (plus the network access stuff). What Telus plan do you have? We both recently switched from Telus to Rogers so we could get iPhones, and we are both extremely happy with the switch. Yes Rogers sucks as far as data plans go, but it’s only a matter of time before they are forced to restructure their data fees. A few weeks back, I read in the Calgary Sun that Telus is looking at switching to the GSM system. I think Rogers knows this and will be forced to change.

    Cheers, have a fantastic weekend!

  • Rick

    These upcoming data plans are still a joke compared to Telus, and iPhone will still not come to Canada for these. Rogers simply does not understand where the market is going in terms of wireless data.

  • Tim Aucoin

    Absolutely Gunfus!
    My wife & I are on a voice plan only. Depending on what you want in a voice plan, you can range from $20 to $40 (plus the network access stuff). What Telus plan do you have? We both recently switched from Telus to Rogers so we could get iPhones, and we are both extremely happy with the switch. Yes Rogers sucks as far as data plans go, but it’s only a matter of time before they are forced to restructure their data fees. A few weeks back, I read in the Calgary Sun that Telus is looking at switching to the GSM system. I think Rogers knows this and will be forced to change.

    Cheers, have a fantastic weekend!

  • Rick

    These upcoming data plans are still a joke compared to Telus, and iPhone will still not come to Canada for these. Rogers simply does not understand where the market is going in terms of wireless data.

  • Lukas

    Rogers data plans are absolutely a joke. If telus ever does go GSM (probably wont be for a few years). Then rogers will have some serious competition on their hands. Until then, Rogers will continue to have a monopoly with GSM and probably continue charging RIDICULOUS rates for data.

    Also, EDGE sucks… My friend did have a 4mb plan with rogers, and he showed me how slow and crappy EDGE was compared to wi-fi… Like I said before, there are tones of open wi-fi spots all over town. If you need the internet, you can always pull over on the street, connect to wi-fi and check whatever you need.

  • Lukas

    Rogers data plans are absolutely a joke. If telus ever does go GSM (probably wont be for a few years). Then rogers will have some serious competition on their hands. Until then, Rogers will continue to have a monopoly with GSM and probably continue charging RIDICULOUS rates for data.

    Also, EDGE sucks… My friend did have a 4mb plan with rogers, and he showed me how slow and crappy EDGE was compared to wi-fi… Like I said before, there are tones of open wi-fi spots all over town. If you need the internet, you can always pull over on the street, connect to wi-fi and check whatever you need.

  • Rob V

    The biggest lesson from the data-roaming problem above is DO NOT ROAM WITH DATA. Buy a local SIM card when travelling to get cheap calling and cheap data.

    The beauty of having an unlocked phone is that you can drop in a local SIM card wherever you are and have lots of minutes and data. Canada has the highest cell phone service rates in the world, so no matter where you go, you will pay less than you do locally, which will be a tiny fraction of what you would pay if you were to roam. Embrace your unlocked phone and go the European way of buying service from whomever has the cheapest SIM-card deal. Internationally, many pay-as-you-go SIM cards don’t expire for a year or more, as opposed to Canadian pay-as-you-go plans that expire every month.

    Roam not, fellow iPhone users: go native SIM with your iPhone.

    I have a buddy who travels a few times a year with his family and they have three unlocked cell phones so that they can keep track of their teenagers as they wander about.

    As for Rogers data plans, I am on the 1 GB for $65 plan, which is a far cry from the $60 for 30 MB and huge overage. There is no reason to spend more than $65/month for data.

    I used less than 200 MB last month, so I would be Tier 3 and save $15, which would be nice, but nowhere near the Telus plan. Let’s hope for a deeper price cut to come.

  • Rob V

    The biggest lesson from the data-roaming problem above is DO NOT ROAM WITH DATA. Buy a local SIM card when travelling to get cheap calling and cheap data.

    The beauty of having an unlocked phone is that you can drop in a local SIM card wherever you are and have lots of minutes and data. Canada has the highest cell phone service rates in the world, so no matter where you go, you will pay less than you do locally, which will be a tiny fraction of what you would pay if you were to roam. Embrace your unlocked phone and go the European way of buying service from whomever has the cheapest SIM-card deal. Internationally, many pay-as-you-go SIM cards don’t expire for a year or more, as opposed to Canadian pay-as-you-go plans that expire every month.

    Roam not, fellow iPhone users: go native SIM with your iPhone.

    I have a buddy who travels a few times a year with his family and they have three unlocked cell phones so that they can keep track of their teenagers as they wander about.

    As for Rogers data plans, I am on the 1 GB for $65 plan, which is a far cry from the $60 for 30 MB and huge overage. There is no reason to spend more than $65/month for data.

    I used less than 200 MB last month, so I would be Tier 3 and save $15, which would be nice, but nowhere near the Telus plan. Let’s hope for a deeper price cut to come.

  • Jeff S

    This is still crap!!!. What if I want to use Google maps, download music from itunes, send pictures to someone. This is Crap!

    And WiFi is not the answer it is only teh answer when it is free. What if I am driving in my car and I want to use google maps, wifi not the answer.

    I am going to Florida for March break was going to pick up the iPhone, but now I am not so sure, I can not use its cool features. And I do not want to sign a 3 year contract for those terms.

    I have been thinking lately to get away from rogers all together that means all services. (Home Phone, Cell, Cable, Internet)

    But I want an iPhone.

  • Jeff S

    This is still crap!!!. What if I want to use Google maps, download music from itunes, send pictures to someone. This is Crap!

    And WiFi is not the answer it is only teh answer when it is free. What if I am driving in my car and I want to use google maps, wifi not the answer.

    I am going to Florida for March break was going to pick up the iPhone, but now I am not so sure, I can not use its cool features. And I do not want to sign a 3 year contract for those terms.

    I have been thinking lately to get away from rogers all together that means all services. (Home Phone, Cell, Cable, Internet)

    But I want an iPhone.

  • That’s unfortunate to hear about your situation…all you had to do was turn off EDGE and remove the Rogers EDGE settings and you would not have been charged! 🙂

  • iPhone Fan

    That’s unfortunate to hear about your situation…all you had to do was turn off EDGE and remove the Rogers EDGE settings and you would not have been charged! 🙂

  • Right now I’m on Rogers, and paying $25+SAF/month…I just use WiFi at home, and like some of the others have said…I “know” where the free wifi spots are all over the city–it’s great! 🙂

  • iPhone Fan

    Right now I’m on Rogers, and paying $25+SAF/month…I just use WiFi at home, and like some of the others have said…I “know” where the free wifi spots are all over the city–it’s great! 🙂

  • Doesn’t everyone? 😉 Go get one while the free software unlock still works on 1.1.2/1.1.3 iPhones!

  • iPhone Fan

    Doesn’t everyone? 😉 Go get one while the free software unlock still works on 1.1.2/1.1.3 iPhones!

  • asimo118

    Rogers is holding back on wireless development in Canada.

    There are so many cool features that we can use and enjoy, if Roger aren’t so close minded and giving us crappy plan options. Look at the world, the internet is now a major part of daily life. There are countries out there with 20 bucks monthly fee for unlimited 3G data usage! But what do we Canadian got? 65 bucks for limited data usage!?

    Whatever Rogers is doing now, is monopoly! It’s also holding back and restricted potential mobile application developments. I really think customers in Canada should get together, and protest Rogers’ control.

  • asimo118

    Rogers is holding back on wireless development in Canada.

    There are so many cool features that we can use and enjoy, if Roger aren’t so close minded and giving us crappy plan options. Look at the world, the internet is now a major part of daily life. There are countries out there with 20 bucks monthly fee for unlimited 3G data usage! But what do we Canadian got? 65 bucks for limited data usage!?

    Whatever Rogers is doing now, is monopoly! It’s also holding back and restricted potential mobile application developments. I really think customers in Canada should get together, and protest Rogers’ control.

  • Jeanne

    Hi, I was able to connect to EDGE (Rogers) and had difficulty turning it off. I hope I dont have to pay a zillion $!!! I only want to use wifi. 🙁

  • Jeanne

    Hi, I was able to connect to EDGE (Rogers) and had difficulty turning it off. I hope I dont have to pay a zillion $!!! I only want to use wifi. 🙁

  • wPhone

    Hello all,

    I have been following the rogers situation with their data plans closely and was excited when they launched their “unlimted data plan” I was worried that it wouldn’t apply to my iPhone, however i got my First bill yuesterday since adding the $20 communication value pack and there was 20mb of data use listed and $0 charged for it. I have called rogers about this and everything all the reps tell me is that I am supposed to be getting billed for the data usage on my iphone using google maps, safari, youtube, weather… but there are no charges showing up on my bill

    I am not sure if this is an anomoly or is if its just me calling Rogers on their bluff…

    has anyone else actually tried using Rogers unlimited mobile browsing on their iphone?
    i have looked online and I seem to be the only one on all the websites i have checked that has added the plan to my iphone and so far i have not been charged a penny… i have used about 80 megs on edge so far… and i have called rogers to check and still there is no charges appearing… i told the rep i was using the iphone and he told me that if any charges appear on my next bill he would void them but after that i would be charged… so far so good though

    I wanna know if anyone else has tried to use it or am i the only one?

  • wPhone

    Hello all,

    I have been following the rogers situation with their data plans closely and was excited when they launched their “unlimted data plan” I was worried that it wouldn’t apply to my iPhone, however i got my First bill yuesterday since adding the $20 communication value pack and there was 20mb of data use listed and $0 charged for it. I have called rogers about this and everything all the reps tell me is that I am supposed to be getting billed for the data usage on my iphone using google maps, safari, youtube, weather… but there are no charges showing up on my bill

    I am not sure if this is an anomoly or is if its just me calling Rogers on their bluff…

    has anyone else actually tried using Rogers unlimited mobile browsing on their iphone?
    i have looked online and I seem to be the only one on all the websites i have checked that has added the plan to my iphone and so far i have not been charged a penny… i have used about 80 megs on edge so far… and i have called rogers to check and still there is no charges appearing… i told the rep i was using the iphone and he told me that if any charges appear on my next bill he would void them but after that i would be charged… so far so good though

    I wanna know if anyone else has tried to use it or am i the only one?

  • TROGERS

    Folks do some google searches and you will find out that you can get your iPhone set up with Rogers data plan that gives you almost unlimited data (1gig) for $60 a month. The plan is meant for pc’s but if you call the data plan department they will get it set up for you.

  • TROGERS

    Folks do some google searches and you will find out that you can get your iPhone set up with Rogers data plan that gives you almost unlimited data (1gig) for $60 a month. The plan is meant for pc’s but if you call the data plan department they will get it set up for you.

  • mdumouch

    Data rates in Canada are ridiculous.

    I filed a complaint with CRTC last year – http://www.crtc.gc.ca/RapidsCCM/Register.asp?lang=E – and suggest others do the same.

    These data rates are doing tremendous damage to web services that would like to make more content available for mobile users. It’s holding Canada back.

  • mdumouch

    Data rates in Canada are ridiculous.

    I filed a complaint with CRTC last year – http://www.crtc.gc.ca/RapidsCCM/Register.asp?lang=E – and suggest others do the same.

    These data rates are doing tremendous damage to web services that would like to make more content available for mobile users. It’s holding Canada back.

  • Tyler

    itunes is wifi only

  • Tyler

    itunes is wifi only

  • Gunfus

    I am on Share Telus I have a 250 minutes, with voicemail, caller id, call forwarding. My wife is on contract so I can’t change her over..

  • Gunfus

    I am on Share Telus I have a 250 minutes, with voicemail, caller id, call forwarding. My wife is on contract so I can’t change her over..

  • mpx

    I will not pay more than $20 a month for data…screw em all!
    Unsecured Wifi is the way. When I do get an iPhone I will not blow$100/month
    on voice either. People can wait…what they have to say isn’t that important or urgent anyways!

  • mpx

    I will not pay more than $20 a month for data…screw em all!
    Unsecured Wifi is the way. When I do get an iPhone I will not blow$100/month
    on voice either. People can wait…what they have to say isn’t that important or urgent anyways!

  • krrh

    I’ve also been searching the forums and your is the first report I have read where someone actually subscribed to the value pack and looked at what data charges really came through. Has anyone else reading this had success?

    The new ZiPhone unlocking utility also allows you to change your phone’s IMEI so Rogers might think you were using a RAZR, which might help in getting around the restriction.

  • krrh

    I’ve also been searching the forums and your is the first report I have read where someone actually subscribed to the value pack and looked at what data charges really came through. Has anyone else reading this had success?

    The new ZiPhone unlocking utility also allows you to change your phone’s IMEI so Rogers might think you were using a RAZR, which might help in getting around the restriction.

  • Galaktobot

    My brother is lives in Brazil. For 25 CAN (Tax included) he has unlimited 3G data access. Wirless communication in Canada is a bad joke. I left Rogers years ago and I don’t regret. It would usually take at least 40 minutes ANY DAY to get to a Customer Care associate and besides its services are VERY expensive.

    Rogers sucks big time. Worse company I ever had to deal with.

  • Galaktobot

    My brother is lives in Brazil. For 25 CAN (Tax included) he has unlimited 3G data access. Wirless communication in Canada is a bad joke. I left Rogers years ago and I don’t regret. It would usually take at least 40 minutes ANY DAY to get to a Customer Care associate and besides its services are VERY expensive.

    Rogers sucks big time. Worse company I ever had to deal with.

  • Tim

    Well I guess Rogers is SLIGHTLY moving in the right direction, but lumping 60MB – 500MB in the same group when the previous tier was 20MB – 60MB!! Give me a break!! Most everyone will be in the 60 – 500 group and end up paying $50. They need to make more realistic tiers, such as $20 for 100MB, $35 for 200MB, $30 for 300MB, etc…

  • Tim

    Well I guess Rogers is SLIGHTLY moving in the right direction, but lumping 60MB – 500MB in the same group when the previous tier was 20MB – 60MB!! Give me a break!! Most everyone will be in the 60 – 500 group and end up paying $50. They need to make more realistic tiers, such as $20 for 100MB, $35 for 200MB, $30 for 300MB, etc…

  • Tim

    Whoops that meant to read $25 for 200MB

  • Tim

    Whoops that meant to read $25 for 200MB

  • Dusty

    I say that the Data plans just suck in Canada and until there is an unlimited data plan…. I will NOT use Edge 😛 Wifi seems to be doing the job and no need to pay extra when my Rogers bill is expensive enough! LOL

  • Dusty

    I say that the Data plans just suck in Canada and until there is an unlimited data plan…. I will NOT use Edge 😛 Wifi seems to be doing the job and no need to pay extra when my Rogers bill is expensive enough! LOL

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  • l

    whoa whoa whoa.

    3 year subscription req.???? for those horird data prices?

    God willing, Rogers won’t exist in three years

  • l

    whoa whoa whoa.

    3 year subscription req.???? for those horird data prices?

    God willing, Rogers won’t exist in three years

  • Jonny_eh

    Then buy a US SIM Card from ATT or T mobile.

  • Jonny_eh

    Then buy a US SIM Card from ATT or T mobile.

  • Andrew

    LOL! I Agree.. Data plans are completely unrealistic in Canada.. There is not one network that has figured out we are not all billionaires here in Canada… I went to the Rogers store today to ask about activating my iPhone with them.. The employee told me that I MUST get a data plan in order to use my iPhone. He said that if I only get a voice plan (which is exactly what I intended to do before I got there) I will be charged for data when I am not in a wifi area.. I am on Sasktel right now and my contract runs out in may, but my Samsung phone hooked up with Sasktel is now broken.. BTW I do not have my iPhone on Sasktel, as that is currently impossible. I have been using my iPhone for everything except the phone, but I would really like to get my iPhone working on Rogers. I do not need to access the internet all the time, and I have been perfectly happy with using it just on wifi. I am a student and I do not want a data plan at all. So, is it possible to activate my iPhone on Rogers and just have a voice plan.. and if so, what are the consequences of doing so.. if any?

  • Andrew

    LOL! I Agree.. Data plans are completely unrealistic in Canada.. There is not one network that has figured out we are not all billionaires here in Canada… I went to the Rogers store today to ask about activating my iPhone with them.. The employee told me that I MUST get a data plan in order to use my iPhone. He said that if I only get a voice plan (which is exactly what I intended to do before I got there) I will be charged for data when I am not in a wifi area.. I am on Sasktel right now and my contract runs out in may, but my Samsung phone hooked up with Sasktel is now broken.. BTW I do not have my iPhone on Sasktel, as that is currently impossible. I have been using my iPhone for everything except the phone, but I would really like to get my iPhone working on Rogers. I do not need to access the internet all the time, and I have been perfectly happy with using it just on wifi. I am a student and I do not want a data plan at all. So, is it possible to activate my iPhone on Rogers and just have a voice plan.. and if so, what are the consequences of doing so.. if any?

  • Andrew

    Just get a free phone from them and put the sim card in your iPhone and it’ll work. or if you know someone that has an old gsm phone on rogers take it in there and they can set you up with an account using the old phone. Once that is working swap the sim in your phone for the rogers sim and you’re off.

  • Andrew

    Just get a free phone from them and put the sim card in your iPhone and it’ll work. or if you know someone that has an old gsm phone on rogers take it in there and they can set you up with an account using the old phone. Once that is working swap the sim in your phone for the rogers sim and you’re off.

  • Andrew

    Getting the sim card is not a problem for me.. I am just wondering what the consequences of not having a data plan are… According to the Rogers employee, not having a data plan would mean I would have data charges up to 2000$ every month as a result of the iPhone constantly accessing internet. He says the only way to avoid that would be to buy the most expensive data plan, or only turn my iPhone on in wifi areas.. This seems quite bizarre.. is it true?

  • Andrew

    Getting the sim card is not a problem for me.. I am just wondering what the consequences of not having a data plan are… According to the Rogers employee, not having a data plan would mean I would have data charges up to 2000$ every month as a result of the iPhone constantly accessing internet. He says the only way to avoid that would be to buy the most expensive data plan, or only turn my iPhone on in wifi areas.. This seems quite bizarre.. is it true?

  • Different Andrew

    That’s not true. The iphone won’t even connect to EDGE unless you put in the server information. And you can request to Rogers to get EDGE completely disabled. It took three months to get them to finally do it, but it is possible. now i just get annoying errors all the time that it can’t connect to edge, better than the annoying $300 bills though.

  • Different Andrew

    That’s not true. The iphone won’t even connect to EDGE unless you put in the server information. And you can request to Rogers to get EDGE completely disabled. It took three months to get them to finally do it, but it is possible. now i just get annoying errors all the time that it can’t connect to edge, better than the annoying $300 bills though.

  • Joey

    Hello,

    I have been following the rogers situation with their data plans too and I have added the 20 $ communication value pack to try it. I have sent one email and surfed on one page with Safari for a total of 36 KB. I’ll wait for my invoice next week before doing anything else, because a Data representative told me that I will be charge 0,05$ if I use a non-Rogers device.

    My oncle has an iPhone and he added the 20$ communication value pack the first week of February. The representative told him that the value pack can be use with the iPhone. He has received his invoice today and Rogers did not charge for the 23 MB used with the iPhone.

    But if Rogers mentions on their site that the “unlimited web browsing” works only for Rogers device, I am not sure if I would challenge them until they realize their mistake and charge 10000 $ for 200 MB of download….

    I’ll keep you inform next week.
    Joey

  • Joey

    Hello,

    I have been following the rogers situation with their data plans too and I have added the 20 $ communication value pack to try it. I have sent one email and surfed on one page with Safari for a total of 36 KB. I’ll wait for my invoice next week before doing anything else, because a Data representative told me that I will be charge 0,05$ if I use a non-Rogers device.

    My oncle has an iPhone and he added the 20$ communication value pack the first week of February. The representative told him that the value pack can be use with the iPhone. He has received his invoice today and Rogers did not charge for the 23 MB used with the iPhone.

    But if Rogers mentions on their site that the “unlimited web browsing” works only for Rogers device, I am not sure if I would challenge them until they realize their mistake and charge 10000 $ for 200 MB of download….

    I’ll keep you inform next week.
    Joey

  • Andrew

    Awesome.. Thank-you very much!

  • Andrew

    Awesome.. Thank-you very much!

  • Dusty

    Cool info. I was thinking of calling Rogers and just disable my Edge as I’m never going to use it but I guess since I haven’t filled in any server info and in services I have Edge turned off and so on, I should be fine 🙂

  • Dusty

    Cool info. I was thinking of calling Rogers and just disable my Edge as I’m never going to use it but I guess since I haven’t filled in any server info and in services I have Edge turned off and so on, I should be fine 🙂

  • Ben

    No thats not true.

    All you need to do is go into Settings > General > Network > EDGE on iPhone and remove the Rogers connection information and iPhone will not connect to the EDGE network ever. You simply will not have data access outside WiFi areas. This way you only need to get a voice plan, which is exactly what I do. (I added the 2500 text message plan though since i find myself using a huge number of them since its so easy with iPhone)

    Ben

  • Ben

    No thats not true.

    All you need to do is go into Settings > General > Network > EDGE on iPhone and remove the Rogers connection information and iPhone will not connect to the EDGE network ever. You simply will not have data access outside WiFi areas. This way you only need to get a voice plan, which is exactly what I do. (I added the 2500 text message plan though since i find myself using a huge number of them since its so easy with iPhone)

    Ben

  • NEphone

    Trogers mentioned a 60$ unlimited PC contract early in these posts anyone happen to know more about it?

    Also for plans people are using how much are you paying a month? Currently im on a old telus contract which is unlim minutes & long distance, so minus the network charge of 6 bucks surfing the web is free an unlim for me atm. I’m so far in a flux as to getting an iphone an moving to rogers or just buying a hpc p4000 an living with a underpowered phone w/ slide out keyboard.

  • NEphone

    Trogers mentioned a 60$ unlimited PC contract early in these posts anyone happen to know more about it?

    Also for plans people are using how much are you paying a month? Currently im on a old telus contract which is unlim minutes & long distance, so minus the network charge of 6 bucks surfing the web is free an unlim for me atm. I’m so far in a flux as to getting an iphone an moving to rogers or just buying a hpc p4000 an living with a underpowered phone w/ slide out keyboard.

  • bigi

    Hi there !
    I heard Rogers have a pay as you go sim card for cells only for internet browsing, anybody knows how I can buy it?
    do have any idea about that?

    Thanks

  • bigi

    Hi there !
    I heard Rogers have a pay as you go sim card for cells only for internet browsing, anybody knows how I can buy it?
    do have any idea about that?

    Thanks

  • alter

    do you think it is worth the risk of getting the unlimited data and using it my edge is disabled at this point but i see that you seem to have gotten the best of rogers way to go!!! please keep posting the charges or no charges when you get your next bill.

  • alter

    do you think it is worth the risk of getting the unlimited data and using it my edge is disabled at this point but i see that you seem to have gotten the best of rogers way to go!!! please keep posting the charges or no charges when you get your next bill.

  • Steve

    How do I go about getting the 1gb $65/month data plan from Rogers? Is there a certain way to go about it? thanks for the help.

  • Steve

    How do I go about getting the 1gb $65/month data plan from Rogers? Is there a certain way to go about it? thanks for the help.

  • Nephone

    I’m waiting on a update from you, I’m really quite curious about the 20$ bundle an if it works as described.

    Has anyone else had experience with rogers, and if so what bundle did you go with?

  • Nephone

    I’m waiting on a update from you, I’m really quite curious about the 20$ bundle an if it works as described.

    Has anyone else had experience with rogers, and if so what bundle did you go with?

  • MOpie

    The trick a rogers tech taught me was to uncheck the “remember password” option in the server settings. This way every time it tries to connect to the server you know because it asks for your password.

    Now I dont have an iphone (yet) so I’m not sure if this is an option in there, but this trick has saved me a ton of cash on my HTC tytn. Its trying to connect about every hour to some server.
    Rogers needs to be straightend out asap.

    These new plans are apparently going into effect tomorrow, however I’ve called twice and they have no idea what I’m talking about. But thats no big surprise.

    Word to you and yours.
    theMopie

  • MOpie

    The trick a rogers tech taught me was to uncheck the “remember password” option in the server settings. This way every time it tries to connect to the server you know because it asks for your password.

    Now I dont have an iphone (yet) so I’m not sure if this is an option in there, but this trick has saved me a ton of cash on my HTC tytn. Its trying to connect about every hour to some server.
    Rogers needs to be straightend out asap.

    These new plans are apparently going into effect tomorrow, however I’ve called twice and they have no idea what I’m talking about. But thats no big surprise.

    Word to you and yours.
    theMopie

  • Alex

    Well it’s the 18th and I’m searching everywhere on the Rogers website for these new data rates, but I can’t find them. Anybody else find anything? I was also in a Rogers store on the 16th, and they had no idea about any changes taking place, but like MOpie said, that’s no surprise! 🙂

  • Alex

    Well it’s the 18th and I’m searching everywhere on the Rogers website for these new data rates, but I can’t find them. Anybody else find anything? I was also in a Rogers store on the 16th, and they had no idea about any changes taking place, but like MOpie said, that’s no surprise! 🙂

  • Yves

    As per an update to the original post the new plans will be available on March 25th.

    One more week guys….. One more week !!

    http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=1330048&page=1&pp=15

    Yves

  • Yves

    As per an update to the original post the new plans will be available on March 25th.

    One more week guys….. One more week !!

    http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=1330048&page=1&pp=15

    Yves

  • Bruce

    Just got off the phone with Rogers about their data plans and it looks like there may be an option for iPhone users right now. We cannot have (nor do we want) the $7/mo unlimited data plan because we do not have certified phones and the data is text only, not html and no e-mail. HOWEVER, he suggested the “Windows Mobile” plan which is does NOT need an approved Rogers device, so he said my iPhone would work with it for unrestricted data and e-mail. Right now they have a deal that for $15/mo you get unlimited data/e-mail for 90 days, then you have a choice of a 2mb – $15/mo, 4mb – $25/mo, 8mb – $40/mo, 30mb – $60/mo or 500mb -$80/mo plan.

    I am changing to this for march 21 to get the unlimited access for 90 days. It is likely they will extend the promotion of get better pricing by then anyhow.

    We will keep your 10 mb plan for now but if needed we can get more access for a limited price.

    He knew I was talking on a non-certified device but he didn’t know what it was until I told him.

    P.S. He doesn’t know when the iPhone is officially coming to Canada.

  • Ian

    Hi I have found your site very interesting I bought an iphone internationally the other day and put my sim card in it. It works and I have been trying to set up safari and email phoned rogers and set up the unlimited browsing. Also set up edge with the passwords they gave me. I told them it was an iphone. Haven’t connected yet via rogers and having trouble setting up to my wireless network at home. Even though it sees it and connects still can’t browse. On the way home it connected to Wi-Fi at the hotel. Friends in latin americas have the iphone and love it without the hassles Really want to use it in Canada to the ful capability What do you suggest?

  • Ian

    Hi I have found your site very interesting I bought an iphone internationally the other day and put my sim card in it. It works and I have been trying to set up safari and email phoned rogers and set up the unlimited browsing. Also set up edge with the passwords they gave me. I told them it was an iphone. Haven’t connected yet via rogers and having trouble setting up to my wireless network at home. Even though it sees it and connects still can’t browse. On the way home it connected to Wi-Fi at the hotel. Friends in latin americas have the iphone and love it without the hassles Really want to use it in Canada to the ful capability What do you suggest?

  • cmonspike

    Rogers now has what is called unlimited on device browsing for $7/month, meaning unlimited internet access for the iphone.

    This is cheaper than anything on the continent.

    I can confirm the following;
    I have an iphone and can access all of the following services;
    Web browsing with safari
    Youtube (Painfully slow…)
    Google maps, with GPS locator feature with iphone firmware 1.14
    E-mail (yahoo,gmail, and corporate imap account)
    Send/Receive e-mail from all accounts.

    I gotta give credit where credit is due, I am a very happy iphone user now with this addon to my plan

    With this in place, it is just a matter of time before the iphone officially arrives in Canada

  • cmonspike

    Rogers now has what is called unlimited on device browsing for $7/month, meaning unlimited internet access for the iphone.

    This is cheaper than anything on the continent.

    I can confirm the following;
    I have an iphone and can access all of the following services;
    Web browsing with safari
    Youtube (Painfully slow…)
    Google maps, with GPS locator feature with iphone firmware 1.14
    E-mail (yahoo,gmail, and corporate imap account)
    Send/Receive e-mail from all accounts.

    I gotta give credit where credit is due, I am a very happy iphone user now with this addon to my plan

    With this in place, it is just a matter of time before the iphone officially arrives in Canada

  • plamen

    cmonspike,the plan you are talking about has limitation and does not include any of the things you do.. so – do not be surprise when you get your bill this month.. it will be HUGE…

  • plamen

    cmonspike,the plan you are talking about has limitation and does not include any of the things you do.. so – do not be surprise when you get your bill this month.. it will be HUGE…

  • monsterr

    plamen are you sure that plan dosnt work for the iphone? i saw it earlier, was thinking of getting it but decided to do alittle research first, if you’re right i guess i wont get it

  • monsterr

    plamen are you sure that plan dosnt work for the iphone? i saw it earlier, was thinking of getting it but decided to do alittle research first, if you’re right i guess i wont get it

  • Scott

    I have a Rogers provided Smartphone phone, the HTC TyTN (don’t boo me). Got setup with the $7 unlimited browsing plan about 3 months ago and it was going great… same access that cmonspike has and no data charges. In was talking to Rogers customer service reps several times early on to find out if I should be getting access to everything (the plan suggested browsing only) and was repeatedly told that I had an unlimited data plan… yippee! Today I get a text message telling me that I’ve just passed a $75 threshold for data usage. I called right away and this time their story changed. I was not supposed to get all the other stuff yet I was. I asked the rep to reverse the charges and she did. I then cancelled the service. Interestingly if you call Rogers to ask what your current usage is, to avoid overages, they will tell you they have no way of tracking that yet they had the courtesy of telling me when I hit the $75 mark. They want you to go over. They want you to get hooked on the extra services. Get ready for the bad news cmonspike… it’s coming.

  • Scott

    I have a Rogers provided Smartphone phone, the HTC TyTN (don’t boo me). Got setup with the $7 unlimited browsing plan about 3 months ago and it was going great… same access that cmonspike has and no data charges. In was talking to Rogers customer service reps several times early on to find out if I should be getting access to everything (the plan suggested browsing only) and was repeatedly told that I had an unlimited data plan… yippee! Today I get a text message telling me that I’ve just passed a $75 threshold for data usage. I called right away and this time their story changed. I was not supposed to get all the other stuff yet I was. I asked the rep to reverse the charges and she did. I then cancelled the service. Interestingly if you call Rogers to ask what your current usage is, to avoid overages, they will tell you they have no way of tracking that yet they had the courtesy of telling me when I hit the $75 mark. They want you to go over. They want you to get hooked on the extra services. Get ready for the bad news cmonspike… it’s coming.

  • Mark

    I have the 16GB iPhone from Rogers. When I ordered it, I asked if they could shut off the data portion and just use it as a cell phone and use the data free in hotspots. They said “yes, you can”. So I ordered one, and I got my first bill, and it had about $500 in data charges. So I called to ask why they are charging me for data when they said they would block the data. The first level person said they had no way to block the data, and the iPhone is a data device so you must have data. He then proceeded to tell me that they are ALL so well trained that they would never say that they could block the data, and they would never sell a phone without explaining the huge bills you would have without the data.

    So I escalated it to the next level, and this person said – “Sure we can block the data”. Then he apologized for their mistake and credited the whole data charge. He then blocked the data, as they said they were going to do in the first place.

    So now I have my normal cell phone bill, with all the bells and whistles of the iPhone, and I can use the internet and all internet applications for free at home, at work, most restaurants, most stores, etc. that all have hotspots.

    Don’t let them tell you that you cannot use an iPhone without the data. I, and other people are doing it now.

    The $30 per month plan gives you 6GB of traffic – then you are into higher costs for anything over that.

    If you don’t get the data plan and use 6GB of traffic it would cost you $50,000!

    Yes FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS.

    I ‘d call that gauging.

  • Mark

    I have the 16GB iPhone from Rogers. When I ordered it, I asked if they could shut off the data portion and just use it as a cell phone and use the data free in hotspots. They said “yes, you can”. So I ordered one, and I got my first bill, and it had about $500 in data charges. So I called to ask why they are charging me for data when they said they would block the data. The first level person said they had no way to block the data, and the iPhone is a data device so you must have data. He then proceeded to tell me that they are ALL so well trained that they would never say that they could block the data, and they would never sell a phone without explaining the huge bills you would have without the data.

    So I escalated it to the next level, and this person said – “Sure we can block the data”. Then he apologized for their mistake and credited the whole data charge. He then blocked the data, as they said they were going to do in the first place.

    So now I have my normal cell phone bill, with all the bells and whistles of the iPhone, and I can use the internet and all internet applications for free at home, at work, most restaurants, most stores, etc. that all have hotspots.

    Don’t let them tell you that you cannot use an iPhone without the data. I, and other people are doing it now.

    The $30 per month plan gives you 6GB of traffic – then you are into higher costs for anything over that.

    If you don’t get the data plan and use 6GB of traffic it would cost you $50,000!

    Yes FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS.

    I ‘d call that gauging.

  • Flavius

    Actually,

    .05 per k for 6GB is:

    .05 x 6,000,000k = $300,000.

  • Flavius

    Actually,

    .05 per k for 6GB is:

    .05 x 6,000,000k = $300,000.

  • adam

    Maybe you got free unlimited data for 3 months. I got that when I bought the iphone.

  • adam

    Maybe you got free unlimited data for 3 months. I got that when I bought the iphone.

  • joi

    So if i want to get the iphone and use the wifi to access the web, opting out of a data plan, would the phone still cost $199?

  • joi

    So if i want to get the iphone and use the wifi to access the web, opting out of a data plan, would the phone still cost $199?

  • onthefence

    Hello iPhone Fan,

    Im trying to upgrade my cell to an iPhone. I plan to use my current rogers plan with no data plan – I want to use the wifi only route like yourself. After reading about all the horror stories of ppl with no data plans who ended up with $3,000-$4,000 monthly charges – I want to get this right before jumping in.

    People have said to simply call rogers and ask to turn edge and 3g off or Door 177 whatever that is) –
    Heres the question, what did you do/request from Rogers to “turn off” in order to ensure the iPhone was not accessing or being accessed by the internet? (in the way that it was not free)

    please and thanks

  • onthefence

    Hello iPhone Fan,

    Im trying to upgrade my cell to an iPhone. I plan to use my current rogers plan with no data plan – I want to use the wifi only route like yourself. After reading about all the horror stories of ppl with no data plans who ended up with $3,000-$4,000 monthly charges – I want to get this right before jumping in.

    People have said to simply call rogers and ask to turn edge and 3g off or Door 177 whatever that is) –
    Heres the question, what did you do/request from Rogers to “turn off” in order to ensure the iPhone was not accessing or being accessed by the internet? (in the way that it was not free)

    please and thanks

  • Hey, I am now using the iPhone 3G with the 6GB plan. All you need to do is call Rogers a few times and ensure that data is turned off. Most CSR’s don’t have a clue, so keep calling until you find someone that will do it for you!

  • Hey, I am now using the iPhone 3G with the 6GB plan. All you need to do is call Rogers a few times and ensure that data is turned off. Most CSR’s don’t have a clue, so keep calling until you find someone that will do it for you!

  • onthefence

    hey, thanks for the reply

    state specifically to turn the data off, got it

    thanks again 🙂

  • onthefence

    hey, thanks for the reply

    state specifically to turn the data off, got it

    thanks again 🙂

  • melanie

    I know it’s crazy what they charge on phones. i mean to give someone 50 percent off a thousands dollars phone bills means that they know that they are charging you too much. When is this going to change?

  • melanie

    I know it’s crazy what they charge on phones. i mean to give someone 50 percent off a thousands dollars phone bills means that they know that they are charging you too much. When is this going to change?

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