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Exclusive: Rogers/Fido iPhone 3G In-Store Setup Instructions!

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It’s Monday today! That means on this Friday you eager beavers out there will finally get your hands on the NEW iPhone 3G (that’s if you’re willing to sign away for 3 years). Anyways, in anticipation of the launch iPhoneinCanada.ca has managed to get our hands on the Rogers/Fido iPhone 3G In-Store Setup instructions!

The following instructions detail how individual Rogers Wireless and Fido retail outlets will have to put together their iPhone 3G displays. The important thing is that customers visiting the store will not be able to walk away with either the iPhone 3G demo unit or the charging dock (no matter how hard you try–there will be an alarm system!) Check out the gallery below for more details!

Confirmed: Rogers/Fido Outlets Will NOT be Opening Early

Many people out there have emailed me asking if Rogers or Fido stores will be having “midnight” openings for sales of the iPhone 3G. I have received confirmed reports that this will NOT be the case. So if you’re expecting an early sale of the iPhone 3G, it won’t happen during the night but during regular store hours. I would suggest breaking out the lawn chair and blanket if you are going to camp out (and some adult diapers) all night long.

Possible Fallout Between Apple and Rogers?

So there’s fresh rumors that Apple is snubbing Rogers due to those “high value” iPhone 3G plans. The beef involves a possible diversion of iPhone 3G stock from Canada to Europe. Not sure what to make of it since it’s a rumor, but it might be interesting to check out.

Sign Petition C-555 Get Connected Fairly Act

If you haven’t signed this already, you should. This petition is the brainchild of Liberal MP David McGuinty. It reads:

We, the undersigned residents of Canada, draw the attention of the House to the following:
THAT Canadian consumers pay on average 33% more for cell phone use than American consumers;
THEREFORE, your petitioners call upon the government to support Bill C-555 at all stages in Parliament as quickly as possible.

This is the real petition everybody should sign their name to, as it will the most effective to combat the excessive prices we pay for internet in this country!!

PS – iPhone 3G is coming on Friday! It’s kind of bittersweet, isn’t it? Fantastic phone, but incredibly disappointing data plans! Anyone going to boycott?

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  • http://btr.michaelkwan.com/ Michael Kwan

    I wasn’t all that interested in getting an iPhone 3G in the first place, but when I heard that it was going to be $199, I turned to look. The prospect of cheap data made me look a little closer. Just when I couldn’t get much closer, Rogers/Fido gives me (and every other Canadian) a swift slap across the face.

    So, no, I’m not getting it.

  • http://btr.michaelkwan.com/ Michael Kwan

    I wasn’t all that interested in getting an iPhone 3G in the first place, but when I heard that it was going to be $199, I turned to look. The prospect of cheap data made me look a little closer. Just when I couldn’t get much closer, Rogers/Fido gives me (and every other Canadian) a swift slap across the face.

    So, no, I’m not getting it.

  • http://btr.michaelkwan.com Michael Kwan

    I wasn’t all that interested in getting an iPhone 3G in the first place, but when I heard that it was going to be $199, I turned to look. The prospect of cheap data made me look a little closer. Just when I couldn’t get much closer, Rogers/Fido gives me (and every other Canadian) a swift slap across the face.

    So, no, I’m not getting it.

  • http://www.bcmblog.com/ Greg

    Your face deserved to be slapped for looking so close!

  • http://www.bcmblog.com/ Greg

    Your face deserved to be slapped for looking so close!

  • http://www.bcmblog.com Greg

    Your face deserved to be slapped for looking so close!

  • eason

    come on! camp out? no way! we must let Rogers know high price for so long need to pay it’s price (no one line up for iPhone!!!).
    (well…some people just don’t care ><)

  • eason

    come on! camp out? no way! we must let Rogers know high price for so long need to pay it’s price (no one line up for iPhone!!!).
    (well…some people just don’t care ><)

  • Cameron

    I’m boycotting. And if Rogers doesn’t announce better data plans by the time my contract is up in August, I’m going with either TELUS or Bell.

  • Cameron

    I’m boycotting. And if Rogers doesn’t announce better data plans by the time my contract is up in August, I’m going with either TELUS or Bell.

  • Mikey Twit

    Moved on, renewed again with Bell Mobility and got a Krzr. I was willing to pay $70/mth for a plan similar to AT&T, but apparently, Rogers doesn’t my business bad enough.

    I’m one of those consumers who have no need for a smart phone, but would dive right in for the iPhone since I always have an iPod with me along with my cell. So Apple’s/Rogers loss is not necessarily RIM’s gain.

  • Mikey Twit

    Moved on, renewed again with Bell Mobility and got a Krzr. I was willing to pay $70/mth for a plan similar to AT&T, but apparently, Rogers doesn’t my business bad enough.

    I’m one of those consumers who have no need for a smart phone, but would dive right in for the iPhone since I always have an iPod with me along with my cell. So Apple’s/Rogers loss is not necessarily RIM’s gain.

  • Mikey Twit

    Moved on, renewed again with Bell Mobility and got a Krzr. I was willing to pay $70/mth for a plan similar to AT&T, but apparently, Rogers doesn’t my business bad enough.

    I’m one of those consumers who have no need for a smart phone, but would dive right in for the iPhone since I always have an iPod with me along with my cell. So Apple’s/Rogers loss is not necessarily RIM’s gain.

  • luke

    I”ve been looking forward for an iPHone for one year. Wanted to get a real canadian one rather than worry about unlocking etc. But Rogers plans just don’t make any sense. It’s one thing to pay $400 for a new piece of hardware, another to pay $400 every three months (after tax and call display with almost enough data) for the next three years!!

    I”m not boycotting – I’m just not that interested anymore. Not going to buy one (through Rogers at least).

  • luke

    I”ve been looking forward for an iPHone for one year. Wanted to get a real canadian one rather than worry about unlocking etc. But Rogers plans just don’t make any sense. It’s one thing to pay $400 for a new piece of hardware, another to pay $400 every three months (after tax and call display with almost enough data) for the next three years!!

    I”m not boycotting – I’m just not that interested anymore. Not going to buy one (through Rogers at least).

  • luke

    I”ve been looking forward for an iPHone for one year. Wanted to get a real canadian one rather than worry about unlocking etc. But Rogers plans just don’t make any sense. It’s one thing to pay $400 for a new piece of hardware, another to pay $400 every three months (after tax and call display with almost enough data) for the next three years!!

    I”m not boycotting – I’m just not that interested anymore. Not going to buy one (through Rogers at least).

  • http://www.hoggworks.com/ Brian Hogg

    That $400 every three months figure is a little disingenous. Sure, that’s what you’re paying, but the alternative isn’t paying nothing. Comparing it to the AT&T plan would make the better standard, and the comparable plan based on talk time (since obviously the comparison doesn’t hold up with the data) is the 89.99 plan. So, with fees and such you’re comparing, say, $130/month for the highest plan, to $100 for their highest plan, you’re looking at paying $400/three months versus $300/three months. Is the phone worth the extra $100?

    I’m not saying it should be, and even that isn’t a valid point of comparison, because it’s not something we can get.

    For me, at current prices, if I get the phone it’ll only cost me an extra $15/month, as I’ll keep my current voice plan (we’ve got a family plan), and I’ve got the unlimited e-mail offer on a Blackberry. Keeping the existing plans makes it more enticing to me, but how enticing? I don’t know if I’m over the edge on that one.

  • http://www.hoggworks.com/ Brian Hogg

    That $400 every three months figure is a little disingenous. Sure, that’s what you’re paying, but the alternative isn’t paying nothing. Comparing it to the AT&T plan would make the better standard, and the comparable plan based on talk time (since obviously the comparison doesn’t hold up with the data) is the 89.99 plan. So, with fees and such you’re comparing, say, $130/month for the highest plan, to $100 for their highest plan, you’re looking at paying $400/three months versus $300/three months. Is the phone worth the extra $100?

    I’m not saying it should be, and even that isn’t a valid point of comparison, because it’s not something we can get.

    For me, at current prices, if I get the phone it’ll only cost me an extra $15/month, as I’ll keep my current voice plan (we’ve got a family plan), and I’ve got the unlimited e-mail offer on a Blackberry. Keeping the existing plans makes it more enticing to me, but how enticing? I don’t know if I’m over the edge on that one.

  • http://www.hoggworks.com/ Brian Hogg

    That $400 every three months figure is a little disingenous. Sure, that’s what you’re paying, but the alternative isn’t paying nothing. Comparing it to the AT&T plan would make the better standard, and the comparable plan based on talk time (since obviously the comparison doesn’t hold up with the data) is the 89.99 plan. So, with fees and such you’re comparing, say, $130/month for the highest plan, to $100 for their highest plan, you’re looking at paying $400/three months versus $300/three months. Is the phone worth the extra $100?

    I’m not saying it should be, and even that isn’t a valid point of comparison, because it’s not something we can get.

    For me, at current prices, if I get the phone it’ll only cost me an extra $15/month, as I’ll keep my current voice plan (we’ve got a family plan), and I’ve got the unlimited e-mail offer on a Blackberry. Keeping the existing plans makes it more enticing to me, but how enticing? I don’t know if I’m over the edge on that one.

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  • Tim Aucoin

    I’ll be there on Friday for my new 16GB phone. I likely won’t sign up for the 3 year plan, but rather pay the higher price and simply buy the hardware (I’ve heard that it will be an option). I’ll then add one of their NEW data plans to my existing voice plan. I’ll have to wait and see what all the options are. All I know is that right now, with my combined voice and (limited) data I use, I pay about $120 per month with my first gen iPhone 8GB. I only use around 250 minutes per month and the most data I’ve managed to squeeze through with edge is 30MB. So, maybe one of their new plans will fit for me and save me a few bucks. Same goes for my business partner and my wife…

    Either way, I will not boycott Rogers. I want the new iPhone, they are the only place to get it. Supply and demand… happens in my business every day. If I can pay $500 per month to park in Downtown Calgary along with the outrageous gas prices to drive in from Airdrie every day, then I really have no right to complain about paying $100 per month for an amazing mobile device!!!

  • Tim Aucoin

    I’ll be there on Friday for my new 16GB phone. I likely won’t sign up for the 3 year plan, but rather pay the higher price and simply buy the hardware (I’ve heard that it will be an option). I’ll then add one of their NEW data plans to my existing voice plan. I’ll have to wait and see what all the options are. All I know is that right now, with my combined voice and (limited) data I use, I pay about $120 per month with my first gen iPhone 8GB. I only use around 250 minutes per month and the most data I’ve managed to squeeze through with edge is 30MB. So, maybe one of their new plans will fit for me and save me a few bucks. Same goes for my business partner and my wife…

    Either way, I will not boycott Rogers. I want the new iPhone, they are the only place to get it. Supply and demand… happens in my business every day. If I can pay $500 per month to park in Downtown Calgary along with the outrageous gas prices to drive in from Airdrie every day, then I really have no right to complain about paying $100 per month for an amazing mobile device!!!

  • http://tiinacious.blogspot.com/ Tina

    wow that’s way lame if people are going to camp out. honestly it’ll show just how easy us canadians are to dick around. even if you plan to get the iphone, please, for the sake of whatever is left of your dignity, do not camp out!! lol. the plans are awful!! and in doing so doesn’t only prove that you’re ok with these awful plans, but that you’re willing to waste hours and proper sleeping conditions to sign your life away for 3-years on these.

    as the first generation iphone, i’m sure if we wait a bit, they’ll be available on craigslist, contract free.. but for a premium, obviously.

  • http://tiinacious.blogspot.com/ Tina

    wow that’s way lame if people are going to camp out. honestly it’ll show just how easy us canadians are to dick around. even if you plan to get the iphone, please, for the sake of whatever is left of your dignity, do not camp out!! lol. the plans are awful!! and in doing so doesn’t only prove that you’re ok with these awful plans, but that you’re willing to waste hours and proper sleeping conditions to sign your life away for 3-years on these.

    as the first generation iphone, i’m sure if we wait a bit, they’ll be available on craigslist, contract free.. but for a premium, obviously.

  • http://tiinacious.blogspot.com/ Tina

    wow that’s way lame if people are going to camp out. honestly it’ll show just how easy us canadians are to dick around. even if you plan to get the iphone, please, for the sake of whatever is left of your dignity, do not camp out!! lol. the plans are awful!! and in doing so doesn’t only prove that you’re ok with these awful plans, but that you’re willing to waste hours and proper sleeping conditions to sign your life away for 3-years on these.

    as the first generation iphone, i’m sure if we wait a bit, they’ll be available on craigslist, contract free.. but for a premium, obviously.

  • demiurge

    The “rumor” regarding Apple shorting Rogers store seems suspicious to me – perhaps a ploy to get anyone who plans to boycott to show up on Friday? As in, “they might run out of phones so I had better line up and get one”.

    Then Rogers can say that it is only a vocal minority that oppose the prices and most consumers are “ok” with the plans.

    Perhaps I am being paranoid – or just think that little of Rogers, which is a statement on the direction their brand image is going as before this, being a Telus customer, I had no experience or opinion on the company. Regardless of pricing, how can their marketing department not see the damage this is doing?

  • demiurge

    The “rumor” regarding Apple shorting Rogers store seems suspicious to me – perhaps a ploy to get anyone who plans to boycott to show up on Friday? As in, “they might run out of phones so I had better line up and get one”.

    Then Rogers can say that it is only a vocal minority that oppose the prices and most consumers are “ok” with the plans.

    Perhaps I am being paranoid – or just think that little of Rogers, which is a statement on the direction their brand image is going as before this, being a Telus customer, I had no experience or opinion on the company. Regardless of pricing, how can their marketing department not see the damage this is doing?

  • demiurge

    The “rumor” regarding Apple shorting Rogers store seems suspicious to me – perhaps a ploy to get anyone who plans to boycott to show up on Friday? As in, “they might run out of phones so I had better line up and get one”.

    Then Rogers can say that it is only a vocal minority that oppose the prices and most consumers are “ok” with the plans.

    Perhaps I am being paranoid – or just think that little of Rogers, which is a statement on the direction their brand image is going as before this, being a Telus customer, I had no experience or opinion on the company. Regardless of pricing, how can their marketing department not see the damage this is doing?

  • OrangeMonkey

    I’m boycotting until we get better data plans. I wish everyone would do the same, but unfortunately you guys who do buy it in the first week are making rogers right. Don’t let Rogers have their way. By getting an iphone, that’s what you’re doing.

  • OrangeMonkey

    I’m boycotting until we get better data plans. I wish everyone would do the same, but unfortunately you guys who do buy it in the first week are making rogers right. Don’t let Rogers have their way. By getting an iphone, that’s what you’re doing.

  • OrangeMonkey

    I’m boycotting until we get better data plans. I wish everyone would do the same, but unfortunately you guys who do buy it in the first week are making rogers right. Don’t let Rogers have their way. By getting an iphone, that’s what you’re doing.

  • http://www.hoggworks.com/ Brian Hogg

    From what I’ve heard — speaking directly to CSRs — Rogers won’t be selling the iPhone without a contract. In fact, that won’t be selling the phone AT ALL to existing customers who aren’t already eligible for upgrades.

    If you’re not eligible for the upgrade, they won’t let you buy the phone, no matter how much money you throw at them. Presumably the only way to sidestep this limitation is to pay the cancellation fee and sign up again. Either way, you won’t be getting a phone without contract.

  • http://www.hoggworks.com/ Brian Hogg

    From what I’ve heard — speaking directly to CSRs — Rogers won’t be selling the iPhone without a contract. In fact, that won’t be selling the phone AT ALL to existing customers who aren’t already eligible for upgrades.

    If you’re not eligible for the upgrade, they won’t let you buy the phone, no matter how much money you throw at them. Presumably the only way to sidestep this limitation is to pay the cancellation fee and sign up again. Either way, you won’t be getting a phone without contract.

  • http://www.hoggworks.com/ Brian Hogg

    From what I’ve heard — speaking directly to CSRs — Rogers won’t be selling the iPhone without a contract. In fact, that won’t be selling the phone AT ALL to existing customers who aren’t already eligible for upgrades.

    If you’re not eligible for the upgrade, they won’t let you buy the phone, no matter how much money you throw at them. Presumably the only way to sidestep this limitation is to pay the cancellation fee and sign up again. Either way, you won’t be getting a phone without contract.

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  • Dusty

    Hell no!
    I’m happy with my iPhone right now, plus my bills are a decent cost I can afford.
    Camping out…. DOH! Why would u do that? Not worth it, well unless ur really freakin DESPERATE! LOL :P Just bugging.
    I’ll look into the 3G iPhone once it is unlockable or contract free, if its even possible…. I say a couple months and there might be a way. :)

    Great info iPhoneFan! Pics are interesting to check out.

    Cheers

  • Dusty

    Hell no!
    I’m happy with my iPhone right now, plus my bills are a decent cost I can afford.
    Camping out…. DOH! Why would u do that? Not worth it, well unless ur really freakin DESPERATE! LOL :P Just bugging.
    I’ll look into the 3G iPhone once it is unlockable or contract free, if its even possible…. I say a couple months and there might be a way. :)

    Great info iPhoneFan! Pics are interesting to check out.

    Cheers

  • Dusty

    Hell no!
    I’m happy with my iPhone right now, plus my bills are a decent cost I can afford.
    Camping out…. DOH! Why would u do that? Not worth it, well unless ur really freakin DESPERATE! LOL :P Just bugging.
    I’ll look into the 3G iPhone once it is unlockable or contract free, if its even possible…. I say a couple months and there might be a way. :)

    Great info iPhoneFan! Pics are interesting to check out.

    Cheers

  • JeffC

    Absolutely NO WAY that I will be visiting a Rogers store anytime soon. The Rogers thugs can forget about getting more business from me. 36 month contract – gimme a break!

    (Sticking with my Gen-1 iPhone, which costs me about $20 per month on pay as you go.)

    I hope Rogers is very very disappointed by the demand – because I’m really really disappointed by their arrogance and the plans they are telling us are such “high value”.

  • JeffC

    Absolutely NO WAY that I will be visiting a Rogers store anytime soon. The Rogers thugs can forget about getting more business from me. 36 month contract – gimme a break!

    (Sticking with my Gen-1 iPhone, which costs me about $20 per month on pay as you go.)

    I hope Rogers is very very disappointed by the demand – because I’m really really disappointed by their arrogance and the plans they are telling us are such “high value”.

  • Azim

    Not even sure if one can buy an Iphone without a plan from Roger’s though maybe from USA.

    Guess I will await for a while, unlock to install CDMA chip that too am not sure.

    None-the-less, I am NOT camping out nor will I support to purchase an Iphone unless Rogers modifies the plans.

    Canada’s largest Apple store opened up in Edmonton West Edm. Mall, not sure if they will carry any Iphones without Roger’s Plans.

  • Azim

    Not even sure if one can buy an Iphone without a plan from Roger’s though maybe from USA.

    Guess I will await for a while, unlock to install CDMA chip that too am not sure.

    None-the-less, I am NOT camping out nor will I support to purchase an Iphone unless Rogers modifies the plans.

    Canada’s largest Apple store opened up in Edmonton West Edm. Mall, not sure if they will carry any Iphones without Roger’s Plans.

  • Andy

    Apple Stores WILL NOT be selling iPhones in Canada – they will only have demo models. There is speculation whether this is a further scale-back of the launch in Canada by Apple in reaction to the Rogers plan fiasco:

    http://gizmodo.com/5022988/apple-no…s-on-launch-day

    Rogers WILL NOT allow people to purchase iPhones outright without signing up for a plan, though plans do not necessarily have to be iPhone plans.

  • Andy

    Apple Stores WILL NOT be selling iPhones in Canada – they will only have demo models. There is speculation whether this is a further scale-back of the launch in Canada by Apple in reaction to the Rogers plan fiasco:

    http://gizmodo.com/5022988/apple-no…s-on-launch-day

    Rogers WILL NOT allow people to purchase iPhones outright without signing up for a plan, though plans do not necessarily have to be iPhone plans.

  • Andy

    Apple Stores WILL NOT be selling iPhones in Canada – they will only have demo models. There is speculation whether this is a further scale-back of the launch in Canada by Apple in reaction to the Rogers plan fiasco:

    http://gizmodo.com/5022988/apple-no…s-on-launch-day

    Rogers WILL NOT allow people to purchase iPhones outright without signing up for a plan, though plans do not necessarily have to be iPhone plans.

  • Brent Robinson

    Toronto update: Chose to go to a Rogers kiosk here in sketchier part of town that opened at 10. Good plan. Kids gotta get to school. 9th in line! Knew meager offerings planned (10-20 phones per store) but after spending 1 hour in line found out this one had only two 16GB models and were already claimed. Asked if the guy being served first was the first customer of the day. Now 10:50. Yep and still no activation. Quick calculation: 1st guy+>1hr activation-16GB modelx9 customers/2 Rogers reps(panicking)-activation=YIKES! Bailed. Me sad…freakin pissed too. This is going to blow up good in someone’s face.

  • Brent Robinson

    Toronto update: Chose to go to a Rogers kiosk here in sketchier part of town that opened at 10. Good plan. Kids gotta get to school. 9th in line! Knew meager offerings planned (10-20 phones per store) but after spending 1 hour in line found out this one had only two 16GB models and were already claimed. Asked if the guy being served first was the first customer of the day. Now 10:50. Yep and still no activation. Quick calculation: 1st guy+>1hr activation-16GB modelx9 customers/2 Rogers reps(panicking)-activation=YIKES! Bailed. Me sad…freakin pissed too. This is going to blow up good in someone’s face.

  • pauly

    Well here’s a humdinger… I just got off the phone with a fido rep and was told that I just signed a contract a week before the iPhone came out, therefore I won’t even be ELIGIBLE to OWN an iPhone for at least a year. Even then, I’ll have to buy out the last 2 yrs of my contract. There’s a part two to this story. I had already gone to the fido.ca website and ordered my iPhone online and I get and email with confirmation saying that it’s in the mail and for whatever reason… fido says they have no record of the transaction. Strange. I’m scrounging around on the internet right now to find out how to rectify my situation.

  • pauly

    Well here’s a humdinger… I just got off the phone with a fido rep and was told that I just signed a contract a week before the iPhone came out, therefore I won’t even be ELIGIBLE to OWN an iPhone for at least a year. Even then, I’ll have to buy out the last 2 yrs of my contract. There’s a part two to this story. I had already gone to the fido.ca website and ordered my iPhone online and I get and email with confirmation saying that it’s in the mail and for whatever reason… fido says they have no record of the transaction. Strange. I’m scrounging around on the internet right now to find out how to rectify my situation.