Rogers/Fido Releases iPhone 3G S Upgrade Pricing–Finally!

We’ve been waiting to hear officially from Rogers regarding their iPhone 3G S pricing. Well, the wait is over as they sent out their “official” upgrade pricing details via twitter. The details are fairly complex (typical Rogers, hehe) so let’s get right down to it!

What will be Rogers pricing for the new iPhone 3G S models?
With 3-year voice plan with 3 year data plan

NEW 16GB iPhone 3G S: $199
NEW 32GB iPhone 3G S: $299

Device-only pricing (no term)

NEW 16GB iPhone 3G S: $699
NEW 32GB iPhone 3G S: $799

Rogers.com online pricing – As of June 19th and for a limited time, the below device-only pricing applies if you buy online via Rogers.com

NEW 16GB iPhone 3G S: $680
NEW 32GB iPhone 3G S: $780

If I already have an iPhone 3G from Rogers and wish to upgrade to the new iPhone 3G S are there any special offers?
Yes. For a limited time, if you are an existing iPhone customer who does not yet qualify for an upgrade, you will be able to take advantage of the below two offers for upgrading to a new iPhone 3GS.

Offer 1:
If you are an existing Rogers iPhone 3G customer who has minimum tenure of 6 months since your activation/last upgrade, you can receive $250 off the no-term, device-only price, for a new iPhone 3GS provided that you have a data plan and extend your service agreement by 1 year. This offer does not apply for upgrading to an iPhone 3G.

Offer 2:
If you are an existing iPhone 3G customer who activated or upgraded to your iPhone 3G from July 11-Sep 30 2008 and have consistently spent on average of $100 or more each month on your Rogers wireless services you will get $500 off the no-term price of an iPhone 3GS, provided that you have a data plan and extend your service agreement by 1 year. This offer does not apply for upgrading to an iPhone 3G.

No-term   Offer 1   Offer 2
iPhone 3G S 16 GB     $699      $449     $199
iPhone 3G S 32 GB      $799      $549     $299

These offers are available wherever Rogers’ smartphones are sold or by calling Rogers’ customer care. These offers are valid until July 31st.

Is there a limit to the number of iPhone 3GS that I can purchase?
Overwhelming customer feedback indicates there’s great demand for iPhone 3G in Canada so to ensure as many Canadians as possible can get one as soon as possible, we are limiting purchase at launch to a maximum of two devices per customer until further notice.

Will I still be able to purchase an iPhone 3G?
Yes. See below for pricing.
Term pricing
16GB iPhone 3G: $149 (while supplies last) with a 3-year voice, and 3 year data plan as of June 19th, 2009
8GB iPhone 3G: $99 with a 3-year voice, and 3 year data plan as of June 19th, 2009

Device only pricing
8GB iPhone 3G: $599 as of June 19th
16GB iPhone 3G: no device-only pricing available

Rogers.com online pricing – As of June 19th and for a limited time, the below device-only pricing applies if you buy online via Rogers.com

iPhone 3G 8GB: $580

Fido iPhone 3G S Upgrade Info

If I already have an iPhone 3G from Fido and wish to upgrade to the new iPhone 3G S, are there any special offers?

Yes. For a limited time, existing iPhone 3G customers can apply their FidoDollars towards the no-term cost of the iPhone 3G S without subscribing to a data add-on. In addition these customers will receive a $100 FidoDollars Bonus top up towards the purchase of the new iPhone 3G S. This offer is effective June 19 to July 31st, 2009.

If I’m not an existing iPhone 3G customer and do not qualify for the above limited offer, can I redeem my FidoDollar for a new iPhone 3G S?

Yes. Non-iPhone customers can redeem their FidoDollars towards the no-term cost of the iPhone 3G S by subscribing to a data add-on with term.

Phew! That is a lot of information to digest. What “offer” do you fall under? Many people are definitely going to be happy to hear some solid news on upgrade/outright prices to the iPhone 3G S. Now that we have it, what are you going to do?

My average monthly spend is less than $100/month for my iPhone 3G, so that means I fall under “Offer 1”. I can extend by 1 year, and pay $449 for a 16GB iPhone 3G S. Hmm…

Could these concessions be due to our petitions to Rogers and possibly the concessions made by AT&T in the USA?

Click here to read up on more of the Rogers iPhone 3G/3GS FAQ page, and come back and let us know what you think (click here for Fido)!

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  • KMPhotographer

    Ok – so it looks like when you add the 1 extra year to your term for the special pricing, it also adds another year to your HUP. This according to a Rogers Rep who is answering questions on Twitter. So I’ll be eligible for full subsidy pricing in July 2010 – but if I take advantage of this special upgrade pricing it gets pushed back to June 2011.
    So that means when Apple releases another new iPhone next year, I’ll be in the same boat as I am this year – not eligible for the subsidy pricing. So do I chance it that Rogers will again have special pricing next year for a new iPhone for those that upgraded to 3GS – or do I just wait another year and not deal with this whole mess?
    Oh what to do……

  • KMPhotographer

    Ok – so it looks like when you add the 1 extra year to your term for the special pricing, it also adds another year to your HUP. This according to a Rogers Rep who is answering questions on Twitter. So I’ll be eligible for full subsidy pricing in July 2010 – but if I take advantage of this special upgrade pricing it gets pushed back to June 2011.
    So that means when Apple releases another new iPhone next year, I’ll be in the same boat as I am this year – not eligible for the subsidy pricing. So do I chance it that Rogers will again have special pricing next year for a new iPhone for those that upgraded to 3GS – or do I just wait another year and not deal with this whole mess?
    Oh what to do……

  • Snausages

    Just a quick question, If I buy the Device only, how would I get voice/data without signing a contract? Is there a pay-as-you-go service available?

  • Snausages

    Just a quick question, If I buy the Device only, how would I get voice/data without signing a contract? Is there a pay-as-you-go service available?

  • VaporKnight

    Does this include tax? overusage? downgrade fees? I’m on the edge of offer 1 and offer 2 depending…

  • VaporKnight

    Does this include tax? overusage? downgrade fees? I’m on the edge of offer 1 and offer 2 depending…

  • ifokust

    Fido doesn’t mention extending the contract at all, but they’re also not offering the deep discounts as Rogers is. heck, I’ll settle for not as much off the top as long as I’m still eligible in 2010. Sweet!

    Fido Website:

    If I already have an iPhone 3G from Fido and wish to upgrade to the new iPhone 3G S, are there any special offers?

    Yes. For a limited time, existing iPhone 3G customers can apply their FidoDollars towards the no-term cost of the iPhone 3G S without subscribing to a data add-on. In addition these customers will receive a $100 FidoDollars Bonus top up towards the purchase of the new iPhone 3G S. This offer is effective June 19 to July 31st, 2009.

  • Snausages

    I’ve got a quick question, If I buy just the device, can I still get voice/data on my phone, is there something like a pay-as-you-go deal I can get?

  • xxJDxx

    what a relief! This is great news!!! I’ll be upgrading for sure now! Thanks rogers! You did something for your customers for once!!

  • ifokust

    Fido doesn’t mention extending the contract at all, but they’re also not offering the deep discounts as Rogers is. heck, I’ll settle for not as much off the top as long as I’m still eligible in 2010. Sweet!

    Fido Website:

    If I already have an iPhone 3G from Fido and wish to upgrade to the new iPhone 3G S, are there any special offers?

    Yes. For a limited time, existing iPhone 3G customers can apply their FidoDollars towards the no-term cost of the iPhone 3G S without subscribing to a data add-on. In addition these customers will receive a $100 FidoDollars Bonus top up towards the purchase of the new iPhone 3G S. This offer is effective June 19 to July 31st, 2009.

  • Snausages

    I’ve got a quick question, If I buy just the device, can I still get voice/data on my phone, is there something like a pay-as-you-go deal I can get?

  • xxJDxx

    what a relief! This is great news!!! I’ll be upgrading for sure now! Thanks rogers! You did something for your customers for once!!

  • jonk

    Lame for us Fido users.

    I pay well over $100 a month, and am by no means the “cheap” customer Rogers seems to think all Fido users are. Yet somehow I differ from a Rogers customer? This makes no sense. I don’t mind extending my contract! Give me the same damn price as Rogers customers! I don’t see why we’re any different if we meet the same requirements. This is just lame.

  • jonk

    Lame for us Fido users.

    I pay well over $100 a month, and am by no means the “cheap” customer Rogers seems to think all Fido users are. Yet somehow I differ from a Rogers customer? This makes no sense. I don’t mind extending my contract! Give me the same damn price as Rogers customers! I don’t see why we’re any different if we meet the same requirements. This is just lame.

  • xxJDxx

    Yup, a lot of us are going to be in this situation now. I would just hope/assume that rogers would offer sometihgn similar next year if/when i new iphone is released. Hey, if not there is a good chance that telus/bell will be carrying it by then anyway 😛

  • xxJDxx

    Yup, a lot of us are going to be in this situation now. I would just hope/assume that rogers would offer sometihgn similar next year if/when i new iphone is released. Hey, if not there is a good chance that telus/bell will be carrying it by then anyway 😛

  • valueofaloonie

    Not if you want an iPhone. It’s all or nothing (voice & data) for those.

  • valueofaloonie

    Not if you want an iPhone. It’s all or nothing (voice & data) for those.

  • valueofaloonie

    Oops. I meant there is no pay-as-you-go deal available with the iPhone.

  • valueofaloonie

    Oops. I meant there is no pay-as-you-go deal available with the iPhone.

  • wrd74

    There’s no way I’m extending my contract for another year. I would like the new 3gs, but I think it’s just better to wait until the next iphone in 2010. Like the first commenter noted I don’t want to be in the same boat next year.
    Give me the $250 off the no contract price then we’ll talk.
    To minor of a upgrade this time around.

  • wrd74

    There’s no way I’m extending my contract for another year. I would like the new 3gs, but I think it’s just better to wait until the next iphone in 2010. Like the first commenter noted I don’t want to be in the same boat next year.
    Give me the $250 off the no contract price then we’ll talk.
    To minor of a upgrade this time around.

  • I’m going to go for it because I am building an iPhone Museum!

  • I’m going to go for it because I am building an iPhone Museum!

  • Yes, signing on for ANOTHER year…jeez…it’s like these contracts just NEVER end.

  • Yes, signing on for ANOTHER year…jeez…it’s like these contracts just NEVER end.

  • TK

    guys Im just wondering if you do go ahead with a hardware upgrade, you have to turn in your current 3G right? Newbie to upgrading here.

  • Dan

    And the best part is…. FIDO HAS A DIFFERENT POLICY!!!! With Fido, you only get $100 off!!!

  • TK

    guys Im just wondering if you do go ahead with a hardware upgrade, you have to turn in your current 3G right? Newbie to upgrading here.

  • Dan

    And the best part is…. FIDO HAS A DIFFERENT POLICY!!!! With Fido, you only get $100 off!!!

  • Justin

    I’m with Fido and have a 3G model. So does that mean we receive $100 FdioDollars as a gift to use immediately towards the purchase of the non-contract 3GS?

  • Justin

    I’m with Fido and have a 3G model. So does that mean we receive $100 FdioDollars as a gift to use immediately towards the purchase of the non-contract 3GS?

  • kris

    Is it $100 on iphone spend or rogers wireless services. Wireless services include family plans etc.

  • kris

    Is it $100 on iphone spend or rogers wireless services. Wireless services include family plans etc.

  • You forgot to add the Fido offer.

    $100 FidoDollars credit for previous iPhone 3G owners.
    (Which sucks, but might as well put it up in there too.)

  • You forgot to add the Fido offer.

    $100 FidoDollars credit for previous iPhone 3G owners.
    (Which sucks, but might as well put it up in there too.)

  • Andre

    @TK- you do not turn it in. You are free to sell it on eBay.

    What I want to know is what’s the deal for corporate customers? I waited until August before they would sell me the 3G, and then they charged me about $435 and extended my contract by 3 years. They screw you every way they can. The reps on Twitter couldn’t answer about corporate customers. We’re lesser beings!

  • Guest

    Awesome news, thanks Gary!
    CHECK OUT THE FORUMS FOR ”My iPhone 3GS/FW3.0 Hands On Experience!”… http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/forums/showthread.php?t=5581
    All I can say is the iPhone 3GS is a noticeable difference 😉
    Now to sign away on a 3 year contract.
    Cheers!

  • Andre

    @TK- you do not turn it in. You are free to sell it on eBay.

    What I want to know is what’s the deal for corporate customers? I waited until August before they would sell me the 3G, and then they charged me about $435 and extended my contract by 3 years. They screw you every way they can. The reps on Twitter couldn’t answer about corporate customers. We’re lesser beings!

  • Dusty

    Awesome news, thanks Gary!
    CHECK OUT THE FORUMS FOR ”My iPhone 3GS/FW3.0 Hands On Experience!”… http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/forums/showthread.php?t=5581
    All I can say is the iPhone 3GS is a noticeable difference 😉
    Now to sign away on a 3 year contract.
    Cheers!

  • TK

    so you can get the new phone at $299 for 32g (prices looked mixed up) then add both warranties for another $150 and you’re allowed to add yourself another year to your contract agreement?
    iPhone Fan- do you know where I left my knee pads?

    hey btw ; if bought outright can we still have these warranty options or is it only good 2 go for the one year?

  • TK

    so you can get the new phone at $299 for 32g (prices looked mixed up) then add both warranties for another $150 and you’re allowed to add yourself another year to your contract agreement?
    iPhone Fan- do you know where I left my knee pads?

    hey btw ; if bought outright can we still have these warranty options or is it only good 2 go for the one year?

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  • Carl

    No you don’t.

  • Carl

    No you don’t.

  • Cody

    I just got off the phone with a FIDO rep (extremely rude probably had enough of people calling about the iPhone) and she said that it’s only the $100 credit to your account after an upgrade.

    Like the rest of you in the comments I think it’s absolute horse sh*t that they won’t offer the same discounts to both Fido and Rogers customers.

    Do any of you think that this might change?

    ADMIN – You might want to change the title of this post to exclude FIDO. Cheers

  • Cody

    I just got off the phone with a FIDO rep (extremely rude probably had enough of people calling about the iPhone) and she said that it’s only the $100 credit to your account after an upgrade.

    Like the rest of you in the comments I think it’s absolute horse sh*t that they won’t offer the same discounts to both Fido and Rogers customers.

    Do any of you think that this might change?

    ADMIN – You might want to change the title of this post to exclude FIDO. Cheers

  • Ethan

    WOW.. So unexpected! I was going to pay 791$ including Tax tomorrow, now I am only paying $199 since I am eligible for offer 2!!! Amazing offers! Thank you for listening to customers once at last Rogers!

  • Ethan

    WOW.. So unexpected! I was going to pay 791$ including Tax tomorrow, now I am only paying $199 since I am eligible for offer 2!!! Amazing offers! Thank you for listening to customers once at last Rogers!

  • ifokust

    That’s a nice lil discount Ethan! lol
    Congrats and enjoy the 3G S experience tomorrow.

  • ifokust

    That’s a nice lil discount Ethan! lol
    Congrats and enjoy the 3G S experience tomorrow.

  • Carl

    I somehow doubt they will change, it would be nice though…

  • Carl

    I somehow doubt they will change, it would be nice though…

  • Yes, that’s exactly what it means. $100 Fido contract to an off contract 3GS.

    There’s no HUP option though, which I’d personally prefer. But in the long term it’s not much different either way.

  • Yes, that’s exactly what it means. $100 Fido contract to an off contract 3GS.

    There’s no HUP option though, which I’d personally prefer. But in the long term it’s not much different either way.

  • Sorry, credit not contract. 🙂

  • Sorry, credit not contract. 🙂

  • Anything attached directly to the iPhone you’re upgrading, before taxes.

    So in the case of a family plan, it’d be the portion of the plan that goes to that iPhone, not the whole plan, unfortunately.

  • Anything attached directly to the iPhone you’re upgrading, before taxes.

    So in the case of a family plan, it’d be the portion of the plan that goes to that iPhone, not the whole plan, unfortunately.

  • Argh wait, ignore what I just said, apparently they are allowing cumulative plans now.

  • Argh wait, ignore what I just said, apparently they are allowing cumulative plans now.

  • EZ Mac Mike

    I would love a faster iPhone but it really isn’t THAT important to me that I would sell another year of my cellular usage off to Rogers, (or spend $800 for a smartphone!). Three years; that was bad enough. When the next iPhone comes out, (which now might be less than a year away), I’ll buy it outright with no commitment and it won’t be too long after that when Rogers/Fido will cease to have exclusivity of the device.

  • EZ Mac Mike

    I would love a faster iPhone but it really isn’t THAT important to me that I would sell another year of my cellular usage off to Rogers, (or spend $800 for a smartphone!). Three years; that was bad enough. When the next iPhone comes out, (which now might be less than a year away), I’ll buy it outright with no commitment and it won’t be too long after that when Rogers/Fido will cease to have exclusivity of the device.

  • Even though I qualify for the Option 2 pricing, I’m going to skip the upgrade. I’ll wait until next year. With other GSM carriers on the horizon, I don’t want any longer contract than necessry.

  • Even though I qualify for the Option 2 pricing, I’m going to skip the upgrade. I’ll wait until next year. With other GSM carriers on the horizon, I don’t want any longer contract than necessry.

  • Appleman

    I was about to pay $904 until they announced this. Now its only $331. Ill add a year for that! I am also going to head to my local rogers plus instead of the Apple Store Yorkdale like I had planned. Somehow I think that the Rogers store will be better suited to personal needs. Ill keep my 11:00 reservation though, Just In Case.

  • Josh

    Just wondering why you would pay, $799 for the no contract price. Just sign a 3 year for 299 then buy out remainder of contract (max 400) and your total is 700 and you have no contract left and you save a 100 bucks.

  • Appleman

    I was about to pay $904 until they announced this. Now its only $331. Ill add a year for that! I am also going to head to my local rogers plus instead of the Apple Store Yorkdale like I had planned. Somehow I think that the Rogers store will be better suited to personal needs. Ill keep my 11:00 reservation though, Just In Case.

  • Josh

    Just wondering why you would pay, $799 for the no contract price. Just sign a 3 year for 299 then buy out remainder of contract (max 400) and your total is 700 and you have no contract left and you save a 100 bucks.

  • dborod

    Rogers.ca tells me that I will be eligible for a hardware upgrade after 7/16/2009 (one year since I bought my 3G and switched to Rogers). Any idea if the price will be less if I wait till then?

  • dborod

    Rogers.ca tells me that I will be eligible for a hardware upgrade after 7/16/2009 (one year since I bought my 3G and switched to Rogers). Any idea if the price will be less if I wait till then?

  • Added, thanks! Thing is, Fido users don’t have to extend their contracts. That is a long term bonus.

  • Added, thanks! Thing is, Fido users don’t have to extend their contracts. That is a long term bonus.

  • Don’t forget you’d have to pay the EDC fee of $100 plus 1 month of your voice plan.

  • Don’t forget you’d have to pay the EDC fee of $100 plus 1 month of your voice plan.

  • LOL, don’t worry I can sell you a pair for dirt cheap. I am hesitant to bite on these short term savings. I want to jump ship once new GSM carriers arrive this Fall and early 2010 (Telus, Bell).

  • LOL, don’t worry I can sell you a pair for dirt cheap. I am hesitant to bite on these short term savings. I want to jump ship once new GSM carriers arrive this Fall and early 2010 (Telus, Bell).

  • Guest

    LOL

  • Dusty

    LOL

  • Duc

    @Iphone Fan,
    I think your prices for the 3GS are mixed up for the no term, offer 1 and offer 2.

  • Duc

    @Iphone Fan,
    I think your prices for the 3GS are mixed up for the no term, offer 1 and offer 2.

  • Changed, thanks. It was the Rogers website that got it mixed up, so it landed there when I copy and pasted. Are you surprised?! hehe

  • Changed, thanks. It was the Rogers website that got it mixed up, so it landed there when I copy and pasted. Are you surprised?! hehe

  • Christian Bale

    See that shit? Not even 24 hours from the launch and they announce those prices. Rogers reps were reinforcing that there would be no way to purchase the iPhone without a contract. And now? I just hope that they will be informed.

  • Christian Bale

    See that shit? Not even 24 hours from the launch and they announce those prices. Rogers reps were reinforcing that there would be no way to purchase the iPhone without a contract. And now? I just hope that they will be informed.

  • Duc

    I was worried that you might need more practices using the copy & paste function from the new 3.0 firmware. =)

  • Duc

    I was worried that you might need more practices using the copy & paste function from the new 3.0 firmware. =)

  • I don’t understand why Rogers would do this. Imagine if you’re a Rogers employee on the Eastcoast…you will hear about this when you SHOW UP FOR WORK in the morning, since it went live pretty late on PST.

  • I don’t understand why Rogers would do this. Imagine if you’re a Rogers employee on the Eastcoast…you will hear about this when you SHOW UP FOR WORK in the morning, since it went live pretty late on PST.

  • Natas tmc

    Fido has officially screwed it’s iPhone customers wanting to upgrade. Just not good enough Fido! $100 or less off! Does any one else find that insulting!
    Fools. If you had done your customers right you would have created loyalty. Instead what you have made is animosicty. I’ll jump ship to a new carrier the first chance I get.
    What are the costs of buying out a contract?
    Would I have to then pay the full price on my original 3G?

  • Natas tmc

    Fido has officially screwed it’s iPhone customers wanting to upgrade. Just not good enough Fido! $100 or less off! Does any one else find that insulting!
    Fools. If you had done your customers right you would have created loyalty. Instead what you have made is animosicty. I’ll jump ship to a new carrier the first chance I get.
    What are the costs of buying out a contract?
    Would I have to then pay the full price on my original 3G?

  • I’m guessing because it makes Rogers look like a hero who’s looking out for the consumer. This happened last time too. There was no mention of any good data plans and at the last minute Rogers “caves” and does the 6GB and all the employees have to get briefed on the plan, with massive amounts of confusion about who is eligible and who isn’t (especially on the Fido side).

    Same thing with this I take it. PR stunt. But it will sell more phones, and in the case of Rogers, extend expensive combined voice and data contracts further.

  • I’m guessing because it makes Rogers look like a hero who’s looking out for the consumer. This happened last time too. There was no mention of any good data plans and at the last minute Rogers “caves” and does the 6GB and all the employees have to get briefed on the plan, with massive amounts of confusion about who is eligible and who isn’t (especially on the Fido side).

    Same thing with this I take it. PR stunt. But it will sell more phones, and in the case of Rogers, extend expensive combined voice and data contracts further.

  • Max voice fee is $400 (ECF).

    Max data fee is $100 (DECF).

    Realistically, if you cancelled, it would cost you $500, and then you could sign up again on a new 3 year plan, and pay $200-300 for the phone, and possibly on the hook for 1 more month of service (leaving you with $700-$900 total spent depending on how everithing works out).

    If you take up the $100 FidoDollars offer, you’d spend $600-700 for the new phone instead.

    The deal isn’t great, and I’m passing on it, but it’s better than nothing, and if you were going to buy a 3GS full price anyway, you saved $100. As for the $250 or $500 Rogers subsidy deal, it’s basically pay less now, pay more later (since now you put off your next HUP by a year, and extended the time you can be hit with a nasty ECF + DECF by a year). Either way, you’re still going to be paying eventually if you plan to keep getting a new handset every year.

  • Max voice fee is $400 (ECF).

    Max data fee is $100 (DECF).

    Realistically, if you cancelled, it would cost you $500, and then you could sign up again on a new 3 year plan, and pay $200-300 for the phone, and possibly on the hook for 1 more month of service (leaving you with $700-$900 total spent depending on how everithing works out).

    If you take up the $100 FidoDollars offer, you’d spend $600-700 for the new phone instead.

    The deal isn’t great, and I’m passing on it, but it’s better than nothing, and if you were going to buy a 3GS full price anyway, you saved $100. As for the $250 or $500 Rogers subsidy deal, it’s basically pay less now, pay more later (since now you put off your next HUP by a year, and extended the time you can be hit with a nasty ECF + DECF by a year). Either way, you’re still going to be paying eventually if you plan to keep getting a new handset every year.

  • mark

    I do over $100 a month in business with Fido, why not the same deal?

  • mark

    I do over $100 a month in business with Fido, why not the same deal?

  • revert

    The 100 dollar monthly average bill for offer 2, does that 100 include taxes?

  • revert

    The 100 dollar monthly average bill for offer 2, does that 100 include taxes?

  • xxJDxx

    Does anyone know of a good way to transfer all of my contacts/pictures/settings/ringtones/etc from my old iphone to the 3GS tomorrow?

  • xxJDxx

    Does anyone know of a good way to transfer all of my contacts/pictures/settings/ringtones/etc from my old iphone to the 3GS tomorrow?

  • I believe it is excluding taxes.

  • I believe it is excluding taxes.

  • It’s easy…just sync old phone in iTunes…then restore your 3GS with the old iPhone’s back up.

  • It’s easy…just sync old phone in iTunes…then restore your 3GS with the old iPhone’s back up.

  • Elliott V.

    I would like to know about that as well.

  • Elliott V.

    I would like to know about that as well.

  • Dan

    Even with the Fido deal, it’s looking not bad to get a new iPhone 3g S…..
    $799 +tax = $895
    – 60 fido dollars
    – 100 bonus fido dollars
    – 340 from sale of 16 gb iPhone 3G on craigslist
    ———
    so total after tax is $395 for a 32GB iPhone 3G S. OR $290 for a 16GB iPhone 3G S.

    And in a year, you are eligible for a regular hardware upgrade since with the fido plan you don’t have to extend your contract.

  • Dan

    Even with the Fido deal, it’s looking not bad to get a new iPhone 3g S…..
    $799 +tax = $895
    – 60 fido dollars
    – 100 bonus fido dollars
    – 340 from sale of 16 gb iPhone 3G on craigslist
    ———
    so total after tax is $395 for a 32GB iPhone 3G S. OR $290 for a 16GB iPhone 3G S.

    And in a year, you are eligible for a regular hardware upgrade since with the fido plan you don’t have to extend your contract.

  • kai

    Hey guys what do you think of my plan:

    My iPhone back came with cracks that I never bothered to replace. I was thinking of replacing the phone, selling it online for $400-$500, and buying the 3gs with “offer 2” since I spend more than $100 a month on my wireless services.

    Well the last part does come with a caveat. Do you think that Rogers means my bill for my specific iPhone phone # or the bill for my entire wireless services (including other phones). That makes a difference because there are a bunch of people in my household and it’s all on one bill…

  • kai

    Hey guys what do you think of my plan:

    My iPhone back came with cracks that I never bothered to replace. I was thinking of replacing the phone, selling it online for $400-$500, and buying the 3gs with “offer 2” since I spend more than $100 a month on my wireless services.

    Well the last part does come with a caveat. Do you think that Rogers means my bill for my specific iPhone phone # or the bill for my entire wireless services (including other phones). That makes a difference because there are a bunch of people in my household and it’s all on one bill…

  • generalinq

    what a scam. Why can’t you just cancel your plan at a max if $400 penalty (cheaper than the $450 for the 3gs under rogers). Then sign up again.

    Anyhow. New phone not worth it. 3g is just fine.

  • generalinq

    what a scam. Why can’t you just cancel your plan at a max if $400 penalty (cheaper than the $450 for the 3gs under rogers). Then sign up again.

    Anyhow. New phone not worth it. 3g is just fine.

  • generalinq

    I correct myself. Then you pay another $199 but at least you don’t gave to commit for another year. I think that makes more sense than buying a no contract phone.

  • generalinq

    I correct myself. Then you pay another $199 but at least you don’t gave to commit for another year. I think that makes more sense than buying a no contract phone.

  • mrexcuse

    if the 100 bucks is before taxes then i can’t get it, but if it is after taxes i might go for it and sell my 3g. Guess i will have to call rogers tonight and see.

  • mrexcuse

    if the 100 bucks is before taxes then i can’t get it, but if it is after taxes i might go for it and sell my 3g. Guess i will have to call rogers tonight and see.

  • Ali

    just called rogers they say im eligible for the offer 2
    getting one this afternoon!!!!!!

  • Ali

    just called rogers they say im eligible for the offer 2
    getting one this afternoon!!!!!!

  • Justin

    Just got my 32 3GS from Fido with the no-contract price but the sale guys said that I can’t use my FidoDollars nor do I have the Fido 100 dollar bonus since I don’t have a data plan (he said Fido changed it) on my account. Is that TRUE????

  • Justin

    Just got my 32 3GS from Fido with the no-contract price but the sale guys said that I can’t use my FidoDollars nor do I have the Fido 100 dollar bonus since I don’t have a data plan (he said Fido changed it) on my account. Is that TRUE????

  • Norr

    So if I buy the no-contract iphone outright, do I still have to sign onto a multi-year contract to get a reasonable price on voice and data? It seems that the good data plans are on contract anyway!

  • Norr

    So if I buy the no-contract iphone outright, do I still have to sign onto a multi-year contract to get a reasonable price on voice and data? It seems that the good data plans are on contract anyway!

  • Ilias

    I taught that fido was bought by rogers??? this smells weird

  • Ilias

    I taught that fido was bought by rogers??? this smells weird

  • Josh

    I am a Rogers customer with the iPhone 3G activated on July 6 2008. Here is my story:

    I am currently at my local Rogers Plus, the reps have absolutely no knowledge of the $100 average per month promotion. I pulled out the iPhone and read the promotion to all reps verbatim.

  • Josh

    I am a Rogers customer with the iPhone 3G activated on July 6 2008. Here is my story:

    I am currently at my local Rogers Plus, the reps have absolutely no knowledge of the $100 average per month promotion. I pulled out the iPhone and read the promotion to all reps verbatim.

  • yen

    one question: does these offers only applicable to existing 3g customers or to all rogers customers that r unable to upgrade? thx~

  • yen

    one question: does these offers only applicable to existing 3g customers or to all rogers customers that r unable to upgrade? thx~

  • Just got off the phone with a Fido CSR. He says the $100 discount is all he can offer for now, but suggests waiting a few days to see if Fido adopts the Rogers plan. We both laughed when he asserted that Fido and Rogers are two different companies. Good times, but seriously if Fido doesn’t pick up the deal I’ll pay to cancel and move it to Rogers as a new customer.

  • Jack

    Just thought I would share my story with everyone of trying to upgrade my 3G phone this morning. Like many, I got my 3G on July 11, 2008, and I was thrilled to find out that I qualified for $500 off the no-term price (see offer #2 above) – which means my 32GB Iphone 3GS would be $299. I went to the local Rogers store this morning with a print out of the offer from the Rogers website (http://www.rogers.com/web/content/wireless-products/iphone_faqs?setLanguage=en&cm_sp=Consumer-_-Wireless_iPhone3Gs_0609_Eng-_-3GsPrelaunch_LowerBadge). In short – the store had never heard of the offer. They even had to call customer service and fax them my print out – and they still wouldn’t honour the offer. After a 90 minute ordeal, I left with no iPhone. I called cust service from home and had to read them the url of the offer on their own website. After being placed on hold for a while, they told me that they would honour the website special and are now sending me the iphone 3GS 32GB for $299. Beware of ignorant Rogers employees!

  • Just got off the phone with a Fido CSR. He says the $100 discount is all he can offer for now, but suggests waiting a few days to see if Fido adopts the Rogers plan. We both laughed when he asserted that Fido and Rogers are two different companies. Good times, but seriously if Fido doesn’t pick up the deal I’ll pay to cancel and move it to Rogers as a new customer.

  • Jack

    Just thought I would share my story with everyone of trying to upgrade my 3G phone this morning. Like many, I got my 3G on July 11, 2008, and I was thrilled to find out that I qualified for $500 off the no-term price (see offer #2 above) – which means my 32GB Iphone 3GS would be $299. I went to the local Rogers store this morning with a print out of the offer from the Rogers website (http://www.rogers.com/web/content/wireless-products/iphone_faqs?setLanguage=en&cm_sp=Consumer-_-Wireless_iPhone3Gs_0609_Eng-_-3GsPrelaunch_LowerBadge). In short – the store had never heard of the offer. They even had to call customer service and fax them my print out – and they still wouldn’t honour the offer. After a 90 minute ordeal, I left with no iPhone. I called cust service from home and had to read them the url of the offer on their own website. After being placed on hold for a while, they told me that they would honour the website special and are now sending me the iphone 3GS 32GB for $299. Beware of ignorant Rogers employees!

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  • Vern

    Wow, I just went in to my Rogers store in Vernon, BC — they were charging $880 before taxes for the 32gb model. I didn’t even know Rogers branded stores would do that.

    Yikes.

  • Vern

    Wow, I just went in to my Rogers store in Vernon, BC — they were charging $880 before taxes for the 32gb model. I didn’t even know Rogers branded stores would do that.

    Yikes.

  • I have buy the iphone 3G last year (11 july 2008)
    I just call Rogers and ask for the new 3Gs iphone and I got the 32gb for 299$ and a contract renew for 36 month.

    I will receive it in 5 to 7 days.

  • VAC

    The plans are complete and utter crap, let’s face it.

    You guys willing to shell out $800 and then go through craigslist phone selling bullshit to try and make some money back and extend your contact, blah blah….so what….the camera is 1mp better, NO FLASH, does video and there is voice command. It’s just not worth it.

    Rogers is such a complete and utter rip-off.

  • I have buy the iphone 3G last year (11 july 2008)
    I just call Rogers and ask for the new 3Gs iphone and I got the 32gb for 299$ and a contract renew for 36 month.

    I will receive it in 5 to 7 days.

  • VAC

    The plans are complete and utter crap, let’s face it.

    You guys willing to shell out $800 and then go through craigslist phone selling bullshit to try and make some money back and extend your contact, blah blah….so what….the camera is 1mp better, NO FLASH, does video and there is voice command. It’s just not worth it.

    Rogers is such a complete and utter rip-off.

  • wolfshades

    Yeah. It’s been one hell of an interesting morning. I read the pricing thing last night and lined up at the Rogers store at 6:00 a.m. (first in line). Store opened at 10:00 and the first thing they told me “yes, we know about the pricing change but not all of Rogers knows about it yet so they can’t process anything. We’ll hold your phone here for you until it’s all sorted out and give you a call.”

    *blinks*

    Went home, and got a phone call a bit later: “things still aren’t sorted out and might not be until tomorrow…”

    I’m underwhelmed.

    To be honest: it’s not the call centre’s fault. Rogers chose to spring this at the very last minute and everyone’s playing catch-up. I’m grateful for the break, don’t get me wrong. It’s just not a way to run a business, that’s all.

    Plus I’m f**king tired and now know that it was a waste of time lining up at the store.

  • wolfshades

    Yeah. It’s been one hell of an interesting morning. I read the pricing thing last night and lined up at the Rogers store at 6:00 a.m. (first in line). Store opened at 10:00 and the first thing they told me “yes, we know about the pricing change but not all of Rogers knows about it yet so they can’t process anything. We’ll hold your phone here for you until it’s all sorted out and give you a call.”

    *blinks*

    Went home, and got a phone call a bit later: “things still aren’t sorted out and might not be until tomorrow…”

    I’m underwhelmed.

    To be honest: it’s not the call centre’s fault. Rogers chose to spring this at the very last minute and everyone’s playing catch-up. I’m grateful for the break, don’t get me wrong. It’s just not a way to run a business, that’s all.

    Plus I’m f**king tired and now know that it was a waste of time lining up at the store.

  • Norr

    Went to the Rogers Plus store…sold out. Anyway, I was interested in the off-contract option so as to avoid laying in bed another three years with this awful company. But then, any decent voice/data plan option comes with a three-year commitment and $400+$100 cancellation fee anyway. In short, it’s a complete rip off to buy the phone off-contract!

    The Rogers salesperson also acknowledged that the policies of Rogers corporate are atrocious and commitment to customer service (especially for long-time customers) is almost non existent. He said that he believes Rogers is doing everything possible to lock as many customers into long-term contracts before the GSM network open to competition later this year or early next year. This is all at the expense of satisfied customers. It is with glee that I look forward to the day I walk away from this crap company.

    The iphone does sound nice though. Too bad it’s attached to such a poor player in an area that should be all about providing quality service. Bunch of gouging bastards is the leadership of this company.

  • Norr

    Went to the Rogers Plus store…sold out. Anyway, I was interested in the off-contract option so as to avoid laying in bed another three years with this awful company. But then, any decent voice/data plan option comes with a three-year commitment and $400+$100 cancellation fee anyway. In short, it’s a complete rip off to buy the phone off-contract!

    The Rogers salesperson also acknowledged that the policies of Rogers corporate are atrocious and commitment to customer service (especially for long-time customers) is almost non existent. He said that he believes Rogers is doing everything possible to lock as many customers into long-term contracts before the GSM network open to competition later this year or early next year. This is all at the expense of satisfied customers. It is with glee that I look forward to the day I walk away from this crap company.

    The iphone does sound nice though. Too bad it’s attached to such a poor player in an area that should be all about providing quality service. Bunch of gouging bastards is the leadership of this company.

  • xxJDxx

    Tried this, as soon as i try to sync itunes tells me that syncing will erase all the data on my iphone….I assume thats not right, nor do i want to chance it. I guess because I manually manage my files there is no way to sync without first wiping everything on the phone??? seems stupid, there has to be any easy way to transfer from one iphone to another….c’mon apple, i cant be the only one with this problem..??

  • xxJDxx

    Tried this, as soon as i try to sync itunes tells me that syncing will erase all the data on my iphone….I assume thats not right, nor do i want to chance it. I guess because I manually manage my files there is no way to sync without first wiping everything on the phone??? seems stupid, there has to be any easy way to transfer from one iphone to another….c’mon apple, i cant be the only one with this problem..??

  • Duc

    Too funny!

  • Duc

    Too funny!

  • Natas tmc

    I’m not laughing! I’m crying!
    Thanks for the info Corvilles.
    I don’t know what to do now, I think I’ll have to wait and pray for a miracle and Fido comes up with something for it’s existing 3G customer wanting to upgrade but not pay the extra $500. You listening Fido? I’ll never sign another contract with you, not a smart way to treat us!

  • Natas tmc

    I’m not laughing! I’m crying!
    Thanks for the info Corvilles.
    I don’t know what to do now, I think I’ll have to wait and pray for a miracle and Fido comes up with something for it’s existing 3G customer wanting to upgrade but not pay the extra $500. You listening Fido? I’ll never sign another contract with you, not a smart way to treat us!

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  • FrankThif

    I’ve just been on the phone with a Fido supervisor… He told me that it was the first time that somebody complained about the difference between the two offers. We need to keep calling them if we want a change in that dumb policy. 100$ rebate on a 799$ phone… Wow!!!

    After 12 years and thousands of dollars to Fido, I’m insulted!!

  • FrankThif

    I’ve just been on the phone with a Fido supervisor… He told me that it was the first time that somebody complained about the difference between the two offers. We need to keep calling them if we want a change in that dumb policy. 100$ rebate on a 799$ phone… Wow!!!

    After 12 years and thousands of dollars to Fido, I’m insulted!!

  • Tilk

    i got my 3g in aug.08 . I called rogers and was offered the 199 upgrade with a one year contract extension. now Im thinking is the 200mhz faster processor,double the ram, the video feature and the compass worth 200 buck and another year with rogers given that bell and telus are building a gsm network to compete with rogers . basically does someone have a 3gs and feels like its so much faster and more usefull than their “old” 3g was??

  • Tilk

    i got my 3g in aug.08 . I called rogers and was offered the 199 upgrade with a one year contract extension. now Im thinking is the 200mhz faster processor,double the ram, the video feature and the compass worth 200 buck and another year with rogers given that bell and telus are building a gsm network to compete with rogers . basically does someone have a 3gs and feels like its so much faster and more usefull than their “old” 3g was??

  • Shawn

    Well at least your a 3G owner, I have the razr from them and they told me I have to wait till aug 1, 2010 to upgrade. That’s the 2.5 yr mark on my contract. I really hope more GSM competition comes soon as fido isn’t worth committing 3 yrs too.

  • Shawn

    Well at least your a 3G owner, I have the razr from them and they told me I have to wait till aug 1, 2010 to upgrade. That’s the 2.5 yr mark on my contract. I really hope more GSM competition comes soon as fido isn’t worth committing 3 yrs too.

  • Patrick Wong

    What a joke Rogers is ! Only Roger could fuck up the first day of having there

  • Patrick Wong

    What a joke Rogers is ! Only Roger could fuck up the first day of having there

  • Fraser

    I have never done a hardware upgrade before. This may seem like a stupid quation… but do you have to give them your old phone?

  • Fraser

    I have never done a hardware upgrade before. This may seem like a stupid quation… but do you have to give them your old phone?

  • Fraser

    Ha, never mind I called and found out I can keep it. (seriously, I have never done this before.) However, I am not eligible for the $500 off because tax is not included in the upgrade pricing. BAH!

  • Fraser

    Ha, never mind I called and found out I can keep it. (seriously, I have never done this before.) However, I am not eligible for the $500 off because tax is not included in the upgrade pricing. BAH!

  • mrexcuse

    it doesn’t say anywhere that it isn’t included, you can argue that that isn’t specified on the website and that you are paying over 100 bucks a month for the service, regardless if tax isn’t included. That’s how i got mine 🙂 On it’s way in the mail.

  • mrexcuse

    it doesn’t say anywhere that it isn’t included, you can argue that that isn’t specified on the website and that you are paying over 100 bucks a month for the service, regardless if tax isn’t included. That’s how i got mine 🙂 On it’s way in the mail.

  • Fraser

    So, to be succinct mrexcuse, you are paying under $100 before tax, but you were able to argue to them that tax should be included? And they accepted that? Was there much of a fight. I would love some details so that i can steel myself for this phone call. 🙂

  • Fraser

    So, to be succinct mrexcuse, you are paying under $100 before tax, but you were able to argue to them that tax should be included? And they accepted that? Was there much of a fight. I would love some details so that i can steel myself for this phone call. 🙂

  • Scott

    The $100 average is excluding taxes. If your bill is less than $100 before taxes you aren’t eligable.

  • Scott

    The $100 average is excluding taxes. If your bill is less than $100 before taxes you aren’t eligable.

  • Fraser

    Well, seems like mrexcuse finagled something out of them.

  • Fraser

    Well, seems like mrexcuse finagled something out of them.

  • noah

    I am a fido customer. My iphone was dropped in the snow in january. Of course i had to pay 700$ for a new one. This itself is totall BS. I am willing to take responsibility but i should at least get the out of warranty price. Today for a about half an hour i thought “wow they did the right thing”. WRONG. Deal is only for rogers. I hope all fido customers join me in contiunually emailing and calling until they match Rogers.

  • noah

    I am a fido customer. My iphone was dropped in the snow in january. Of course i had to pay 700$ for a new one. This itself is totall BS. I am willing to take responsibility but i should at least get the out of warranty price. Today for a about half an hour i thought “wow they did the right thing”. WRONG. Deal is only for rogers. I hope all fido customers join me in contiunually emailing and calling until they match Rogers.

  • easy ‘e’

    Hey guys, I’m also another pissed off fido customer on the insult of not extending the same offer as Rogers. When is fido going to realize screwing some of their best customers isnt a wise idea! I say we call fido and compliain. I can’t wait till telus gets their gsm network!

  • easy ‘e’

    Hey guys, I’m also another pissed off fido customer on the insult of not extending the same offer as Rogers. When is fido going to realize screwing some of their best customers isnt a wise idea! I say we call fido and compliain. I can’t wait till telus gets their gsm network!

  • Fraser

    Hmmm, they have updated the website to specify that it is BEFORE taxes. The opportunity to argue my why into this offer may have passed.

  • Fraser

    Hmmm, they have updated the website to specify that it is BEFORE taxes. The opportunity to argue my why into this offer may have passed.

  • nightfly

    First of I love my Iphone 3G! I fucking hate ROGERS since I was a kid. This may be a mean thing to say but I did not shed any tears when a Ted Rogers pass a way last year, the greedy bastard. Ted, along with Bell, and the CRTC have fuck up the telecommunication business in Canada for years
    The two Options that Rogers is giving to present Iphone 3G is pure Bull Shit, a silky smooth con job. If you thing you are getting a non contract Iphone 3GS you are dreaming. Not only will you get stuck with a 4 year plan on the Original 3G. You will have to get Voice and Data from the only GSM network in Canada which is currently Rogers. Rogers prefer to sell their Voice and Data plan in three year terms.
    So the bottom line is Rogers is going fuck you either way, so the best thing to do is to suck it up and not buy the Iphone 3GS and let then get stuck with the inventory.
    I wish more Canadian Iphone owners would have the balls to stand up to Rogers.
    I have decide that the money I was going to spend to upgrade to an Iphone 3GS will be given to Charity instead.

  • nightfly

    First of I love my Iphone 3G! I fucking hate ROGERS since I was a kid. This may be a mean thing to say but I did not shed any tears when a Ted Rogers pass a way last year, the greedy bastard. Ted, along with Bell, and the CRTC have fuck up the telecommunication business in Canada for years
    The two Options that Rogers is giving to present Iphone 3G is pure Bull Shit, a silky smooth con job. If you thing you are getting a non contract Iphone 3GS you are dreaming. Not only will you get stuck with a 4 year plan on the Original 3G. You will have to get Voice and Data from the only GSM network in Canada which is currently Rogers. Rogers prefer to sell their Voice and Data plan in three year terms.
    So the bottom line is Rogers is going fuck you either way, so the best thing to do is to suck it up and not buy the Iphone 3GS and let then get stuck with the inventory.
    I wish more Canadian Iphone owners would have the balls to stand up to Rogers.
    I have decide that the money I was going to spend to upgrade to an Iphone 3GS will be given to Charity instead.

  • When you’re the only kid at the playground of course you’ll feel like you can do whatever the heck you want. Only when other kids come do you start to share and act normal. Once competition comes, Rogers will get an eye opener that’s for sure.

  • When you’re the only kid at the playground of course you’ll feel like you can do whatever the heck you want. Only when other kids come do you start to share and act normal. Once competition comes, Rogers will get an eye opener that’s for sure.

  • Mrexcuse

    Fraser, all I did was tell them that it doesn’t specify on the site regarding taxes, I just told them my bill was over 100. They put me on hold and then asked which size and color I wanted. They just have to give me a credit on my next bill since the 500 option wasn’t on the computer.

  • Mrexcuse

    Fraser, all I did was tell them that it doesn’t specify on the site regarding taxes, I just told them my bill was over 100. They put me on hold and then asked which size and color I wanted. They just have to give me a credit on my next bill since the 500 option wasn’t on the computer.

  • Fraser

    Dude, yeah I think you really lucked out there. The website has been updated to give the taxes stipulation. Maybe I will call in and just go “c’moooooonnnnn!”.

  • Fraser

    Dude, yeah I think you really lucked out there. The website has been updated to give the taxes stipulation. Maybe I will call in and just go “c’moooooonnnnn!”.

  • mrexcuse

    Oh damn, definately lucked out. Bastards. Haven’t checked the site since. I did it on my drive home after work yesterday.

  • mrexcuse

    Oh damn, definately lucked out. Bastards. Haven’t checked the site since. I did it on my drive home after work yesterday.

  • Fraser

    I think I will say that the website doesn’t specify it still. Heck Rogers reps barely know what offers are available let along what the websites say.

  • Fraser

    I think I will say that the website doesn’t specify it still. Heck Rogers reps barely know what offers are available let along what the websites say.

  • generalinq

    for people who dontcare about contracts… Just sign for another 3 years and pay the promo price again. Won’t they let you do that?

  • generalinq

    for people who dontcare about contracts… Just sign for another 3 years and pay the promo price again. Won’t they let you do that?

  • Binh

    3GS no-contracts price looks like 3 years contracts price + Cancellation fees = around 699/799$

  • Binh

    3GS no-contracts price looks like 3 years contracts price + Cancellation fees = around 699/799$

  • JeffC

    Thinking of upgrading to the 3Gs – I qualify under Option 2 .. Question: What happens with my old iPhone 3G – do I need to return it – or can I keep it?? Does anyone know?

  • JeffC

    Thinking of upgrading to the 3Gs – I qualify under Option 2 .. Question: What happens with my old iPhone 3G – do I need to return it – or can I keep it?? Does anyone know?

  • Those complaining about the Fido offer fail to realize that Fido no longer has any HUP program since the rebranding, and FidoDollars is the sole replacement. Many people have hundreds of FidoDollars! Do you expect the Rogers discount AND using your FidoDollars? And do you expect the same deal on the phone but you don’t pay SAF, you get per-second billing, and you don’t have to extend your contract?

    I don’t think so. The Fido offer of a bonus $100 is very fair, and Rogers customers pay more overall.

  • Those complaining about the Fido offer fail to realize that Fido no longer has any HUP program since the rebranding, and FidoDollars is the sole replacement. Many people have hundreds of FidoDollars! Do you expect the Rogers discount AND using your FidoDollars? And do you expect the same deal on the phone but you don’t pay SAF, you get per-second billing, and you don’t have to extend your contract?

    I don’t think so. The Fido offer of a bonus $100 is very fair, and Rogers customers pay more overall.

  • Johnny O

    @Justin Credible

    Fido does have HUP! New FIDO customers do not have HUP or SAF. Any FIDO customer that started with an iPhone July 11 2008 should still be paying SAF and will be eligible for HUP.

    At one point last year when FIDO changed everything they had an offer to current customers to remove SAF, if you took that offer at that time it is possible they converted your whole plan and you no longer have HUP.

    I wish FIDO would make the same offers available. I don’t mind extending for another year as if I want to terminate early it would cost me about as much as buying a 3G S from them now. Maybe a better carrier won’t come along and I wouldn’t terminate any way.

    Last time I checked I only had about $40 FIDO dollars after 11 months from starting new with FIDO.

  • Johnny O

    @Justin Credible

    Fido does have HUP! New FIDO customers do not have HUP or SAF. Any FIDO customer that started with an iPhone July 11 2008 should still be paying SAF and will be eligible for HUP.

    At one point last year when FIDO changed everything they had an offer to current customers to remove SAF, if you took that offer at that time it is possible they converted your whole plan and you no longer have HUP.

    I wish FIDO would make the same offers available. I don’t mind extending for another year as if I want to terminate early it would cost me about as much as buying a 3G S from them now. Maybe a better carrier won’t come along and I wouldn’t terminate any way.

    Last time I checked I only had about $40 FIDO dollars after 11 months from starting new with FIDO.

  • TOKYO RULES

    In JAPAN– The launch of the 3GS meant that EVERY SINGLE user who owned the previous iPhone model, would simply have to come to the shop and trade it in for a BRAND NEW FREE PHONE. No contract ups, no nothing. A CLEAN FREE TRADE IN. Why the hell are cell phones so bloody expensive? Like, $600-$900 you guys are ok to pay that? That is like a brand new flat screen TV, or a f**king little vacation!! I don’t know…. I got an iPhone from Fido (personal use) and a Blackberry from Rogers… I spend too much money on cellular devices…

  • TOKYO RULES

    In JAPAN– The launch of the 3GS meant that EVERY SINGLE user who owned the previous iPhone model, would simply have to come to the shop and trade it in for a BRAND NEW FREE PHONE. No contract ups, no nothing. A CLEAN FREE TRADE IN. Why the hell are cell phones so bloody expensive? Like, $600-$900 you guys are ok to pay that? That is like a brand new flat screen TV, or a f**king little vacation!! I don’t know…. I got an iPhone from Fido (personal use) and a Blackberry from Rogers… I spend too much money on cellular devices…

  • Norr

    So apparently one can pay the FULL PRICE of $700-800 for the iPhone but still have to sign on to a three year contract to get any promotional pricing on the voice and data plan. So much for off-contract pricing Rogers! And another thing, as I found out yesterday, the $199/299 on-contract price is only for some customers. Not me though. So to hell with Rogers. I will continue to harass their telephone people daily with my complaints and questions. The Rogers rep yesterday tried to convince me that the full no-contract price was still subsidized by Rogers to the tune of $250. I laughed.

  • Norr

    So apparently one can pay the FULL PRICE of $700-800 for the iPhone but still have to sign on to a three year contract to get any promotional pricing on the voice and data plan. So much for off-contract pricing Rogers! And another thing, as I found out yesterday, the $199/299 on-contract price is only for some customers. Not me though. So to hell with Rogers. I will continue to harass their telephone people daily with my complaints and questions. The Rogers rep yesterday tried to convince me that the full no-contract price was still subsidized by Rogers to the tune of $250. I laughed.

  • Bdubb

    Haha “iPhone museum” I have the first gen 2G iPhone and it still takes a lickin’…I am gald I didn’t opt for the 3G when it came out last year. But now I do want to get on board with this 3Gs bizness! but.. I don’t want no expensive 80-100 dollar monthly bills, nor do I want a three year locked leash on my neck , what do you guys suggest?

  • Bdubb

    Haha “iPhone museum” I have the first gen 2G iPhone and it still takes a lickin’…I am gald I didn’t opt for the 3G when it came out last year. But now I do want to get on board with this 3Gs bizness! but.. I don’t want no expensive 80-100 dollar monthly bills, nor do I want a three year locked leash on my neck , what do you guys suggest?

  • Knee pads and something to bite on? 😉

  • Knee pads and something to bite on? 😉

  • Natas tmc

    I just spoke to a friend of mine who works for Rogers in sales he told me to pay a $50 fee and transfer my fido account over to Rogers. I’m then treated as a new customer and am then eligible for rebated pricing. Instead of a $800 price tag I pay $300. ( $50 fee) I know nothing of Rogers plans but I hope they are comprable. I’m gone try it out and see what happens…It’s my last resort to gett hands on a 3GS !

  • Natas tmc

    I just spoke to a friend of mine who works for Rogers in sales he told me to pay a $50 fee and transfer my fido account over to Rogers. I’m then treated as a new customer and am then eligible for rebated pricing. Instead of a $800 price tag I pay $300. ( $50 fee) I know nothing of Rogers plans but I hope they are comprable. I’m gone try it out and see what happens…It’s my last resort to gett hands on a 3GS !

  • ML

    Did you read my comment above? Not only do you NOT need to move to Rogers but you can also get a swee plan from Fido.

    The fact that you can switch to Rogers w/o paying ECC is a proven fact and I described it in my comment. Read it and take advantage of my experience.

  • ML

    Did you read my comment above? Not only do you NOT need to move to Rogers but you can also get a swee plan from Fido.

    The fact that you can switch to Rogers w/o paying ECC is a proven fact and I described it in my comment. Read it and take advantage of my experience.

  • gagis

    What comment ML? I can’t seem to find another comment by you in this thread…

  • gagis

    What comment ML? I can’t seem to find another comment by you in this thread…

  • thunderpeel

    Rogers is such a load of garbage / 15 days now to TRY to get my upgrade .. they say I am eligible for the upgrade .. they don’t know WHY they can’t give it to me. Logged 3 tickets, they keep saying they will get back to me within 48 hours .. NEVER DO .. I have to call in and the average time is 2-3 HOURS on the phone with some monkey or their supervising monkey. So total logged phone time with rogers for this upgrade 25 hours .. 25 F**** hours?? come on .. wtf

  • thunderpeel

    Rogers is such a load of garbage / 15 days now to TRY to get my upgrade .. they say I am eligible for the upgrade .. they don’t know WHY they can’t give it to me. Logged 3 tickets, they keep saying they will get back to me within 48 hours .. NEVER DO .. I have to call in and the average time is 2-3 HOURS on the phone with some monkey or their supervising monkey. So total logged phone time with rogers for this upgrade 25 hours .. 25 F**** hours?? come on .. wtf

  • forgotten rebel

    Pay attention people;

    -$299 = New 3Gs price with 3 year contract.
    -$299 = Upgrade from old 3G with existing contract plus (add 1 yr to remaing 3G contract = 3 yrs again)

    Hmm, This is no upgrade. There are giving nothing for the 1 year old 3G and your money spent as customer! This is same damn price as some newbie off the street that has not already spent 15K in the past as I have with rogers. So I may as well just smash my 3G, walk in and start new? This is plain crazy as Rogers always is.

    ROGERS…FUCK YOU!

  • forgotten rebel

    Pay attention people;

    -$299 = New 3Gs price with 3 year contract.
    -$299 = Upgrade from old 3G with existing contract plus (add 1 yr to remaing 3G contract = 3 yrs again)

    Hmm, This is no upgrade. There are giving nothing for the 1 year old 3G and your money spent as customer! This is same damn price as some newbie off the street that has not already spent 15K in the past as I have with rogers. So I may as well just smash my 3G, walk in and start new? This is plain crazy as Rogers always is.

    ROGERS…FUCK YOU!

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