We have some news regarding the iPhone 4 from Rogers. Rogers iPhone 4 Hardware Upgrade (HUP) details have been revealed in a placeholder employee training manual. This info is not “final” but take it with a grain of salt as changes will occur closer to the launch date.
Our sources have provided us with the following information and here it is:
Last year, Rogers provided a special iPhone upgrade that gave iPhone 3G owners the chance to upgrade to iPhone 3GS before their normal hardware upgrade eligibility. This year, weâ€™re doing it again â€“ and weâ€™re expanding it to give millions more customers the chance to get an iPhone 4 at a discounted price! Every Rogers customer with a smartphone, quick messaging device, or regular cellphone (purchased on contract before June 7, 2010) is eligible for a discount on a new iPhone 4!
At time of launch, an eligibility tool will be introduced on Rogers.com that allows customers and sales representatives to validate their eligibility for exclusive offers and discounts based on their profile. The link (and all additional HUP information) will be available in Sales Central, so keep an eye out for it!
Usually Rogers/Telus/Bell provide upgrade details at the very last minute and this time around it’s no different. According to the above, if you purchased a cellphone on contract prior to June 7, 2010 you’ll be eligible for an iPhone 4. Most likely your subsidy will be determined by how many years you are into your contract.
Here are a couple interesting FAQ’s from the Rogers Employee training manual:
When will Rogers announce any pricing for iPhone 4?
Rogers will likely be announcing pricing for iPhone closer to the Canadian launch date. You can register on Rogers.com/iPhone to receive e-mail updates.
Will Rogers be taking pre-orders online or through Rogers Customer Support?
No. Rogers will not be taking pre-orders online or through our Customer Support centre before launch.
I’ve already received word from another source that changes are coming tomorrow. This is going to be an exciting week as we find out the final details (Notice how the graphic above isn’t even an iPhone 4?!).
Thanks to Anonymous for sending this in!