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Rogers Quietly Modifies iPhone 3G Price Plans

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With all the recent hoopla regarding Rogers and their iPhone 3G plans, many have asked the question: Has all this negative press made a difference? With recent news that competitors Bell and Telus announcing their new touch screen phones (Samsung Instinct and HTC Touch Diamond), one would think Rogers would act accordingly to keep up in Canada’s exclusive oligopoly-esque mobile carrier trifecta.

Well, it looks as though the tide might be changing for the better–sort of. Just recently, Rogers quietly edited their iPhone 3G pricing page (thanks for all the emails guys!). They are now offering the following “bonuses” to their monthly plans:

*edit* These text messages were announced at the start, I thought they were “new” since the “Bonus” text was added. My mistake, thanks for the reminder guys! This is an example of how Rogers toys with your brain! lol Bonus Sent Text Messages

$60 plan gets 75
$75 plan gets 100
$100 plan gets 200
$115 plan gets 300

BUT THERE’S MORE: New iPhone 3G plans will receive 3 months of unlimited local calling!

Plus, newly added text reads:
“While the iPhone 3G Voice and Data Packages allow you to use this device to its fullest and offer savings over separate voice and data plans, they are not the only options available to you. Other pricing options are available. For example, you may choose to combine one of our new data plans ranging from $30 per month (for 300MB) to $100 per month (for 6GB) with a voice plan.”

In other words, you may use your existing monthly plan with the iPhone 3G and add these separate data plans instead of opting for the iPhone 3G plans (they make this extremely confusing to understand). I think that’s what they are trying to say (does anyone else despise the Rogers website?! It’s so hard to navigate!).

Speaking of messages that we need to send to Rogers, here is a special message to Ted Rogers–from a puppet. We are not responsible for the content of this video–it was produced by an angry Rogers customer!

Another Rogers iPhone Data Petition

RuinediPhone.com was great as it got tonnes of media attention and well over 30,000 signatures. However one flaw was that anyone could sign it multiple times. Well, the following online petition is hosted through PetitionOnline.com and currently has over 9400 signatures. Check it out and sign away!

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  • Those amounts of texts were announced at the start

  • Those amounts of texts were announced at the start

  • Meh, they’ll have to do better than that…

  • Meh, they’ll have to do better than that…

  • Meh, they’ll have to do better than that…

  • JC

    Hey ROGERS, want to provide some VALUE to your customers? Go look at the AT&T site: 450 anytime minutes + unlimited data (email+web)+ visual voicemail = $69.

    I won’t touch any of Rogers plans until they get a clue.

  • JC

    Hey ROGERS, want to provide some VALUE to your customers? Go look at the AT&T site: 450 anytime minutes + unlimited data (email+web)+ visual voicemail = $69.

    I won’t touch any of Rogers plans until they get a clue.

  • JC

    Hey ROGERS, want to provide some VALUE to your customers? Go look at the AT&T site: 450 anytime minutes + unlimited data (email+web)+ visual voicemail = $69.

    I won’t touch any of Rogers plans until they get a clue.

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  • Jake

    I think that any one who is taken in by this insignificant change in their pricing should bring out their calculator and do the math.

    This is a joke!!!

  • Jake

    I think that any one who is taken in by this insignificant change in their pricing should bring out their calculator and do the math.

    This is a joke!!!

  • Jake

    I think that any one who is taken in by this insignificant change in their pricing should bring out their calculator and do the math.

    This is a joke!!!

  • Brett

    Does anyone else feel like 3 months of free local calling is even more of a marketing ploy? I mean, people are going to sign into a three year contract and then get used to using their phones for FREE for the first three months. I suspect a lot of people who do this would end up upgrading their plans after those three months are over.

  • Brett

    Does anyone else feel like 3 months of free local calling is even more of a marketing ploy? I mean, people are going to sign into a three year contract and then get used to using their phones for FREE for the first three months. I suspect a lot of people who do this would end up upgrading their plans after those three months are over.

  • Brett

    Does anyone else feel like 3 months of free local calling is even more of a marketing ploy? I mean, people are going to sign into a three year contract and then get used to using their phones for FREE for the first three months. I suspect a lot of people who do this would end up upgrading their plans after those three months are over.

  • Ben

    I feel that the outrage over the pricing of the iPhone has lessened in the past few days. Probably not the best thing for us consumers to be displaying right now. The modifications and additions to the price plans are redic … straight up. Yes, they dealt with the minutes issue, possibly satisfyingly … I get to keep my retention plan. However the data is still a HUGE (or should be a HUGE) sticking point for many consumers. The second wave of outrage … which will be more, extremely more, then what has been displayed already will occur when the first round of monthly bills come out.

    Here’s why … People get a new toy, and they will be using it A LOT in those first few weeks. Easily enough to go over that 400MB they have graciously offered in their high-value plans (read sarcasm). When Rogers greed actually hits consumers wallets rather than potentially hitting them, the **** will indeed hit the fan. This is when the other consumers who are not as computer literate get the idea that these plans are scams.

    I’ll be waiting until a few rounds of monthly bills come out. That’ll be a fun time in the forums!!

  • Ben

    I feel that the outrage over the pricing of the iPhone has lessened in the past few days. Probably not the best thing for us consumers to be displaying right now. The modifications and additions to the price plans are redic … straight up. Yes, they dealt with the minutes issue, possibly satisfyingly … I get to keep my retention plan. However the data is still a HUGE (or should be a HUGE) sticking point for many consumers. The second wave of outrage … which will be more, extremely more, then what has been displayed already will occur when the first round of monthly bills come out.

    Here’s why … People get a new toy, and they will be using it A LOT in those first few weeks. Easily enough to go over that 400MB they have graciously offered in their high-value plans (read sarcasm). When Rogers greed actually hits consumers wallets rather than potentially hitting them, the **** will indeed hit the fan. This is when the other consumers who are not as computer literate get the idea that these plans are scams.

    I’ll be waiting until a few rounds of monthly bills come out. That’ll be a fun time in the forums!!

  • Ben

    I feel that the outrage over the pricing of the iPhone has lessened in the past few days. Probably not the best thing for us consumers to be displaying right now. The modifications and additions to the price plans are redic … straight up. Yes, they dealt with the minutes issue, possibly satisfyingly … I get to keep my retention plan. However the data is still a HUGE (or should be a HUGE) sticking point for many consumers. The second wave of outrage … which will be more, extremely more, then what has been displayed already will occur when the first round of monthly bills come out.

    Here’s why … People get a new toy, and they will be using it A LOT in those first few weeks. Easily enough to go over that 400MB they have graciously offered in their high-value plans (read sarcasm). When Rogers greed actually hits consumers wallets rather than potentially hitting them, the **** will indeed hit the fan. This is when the other consumers who are not as computer literate get the idea that these plans are scams.

    I’ll be waiting until a few rounds of monthly bills come out. That’ll be a fun time in the forums!!

  • Data is still too expensive. Take a clue from Bell and Telus…although they don’t have to since Rogers has a MONOPOLY on GSM in Canada. This is garbage, really.

  • Data is still too expensive. Take a clue from Bell and Telus…although they don’t have to since Rogers has a MONOPOLY on GSM in Canada. This is garbage, really.

  • Data is still too expensive. Take a clue from Bell and Telus…although they don’t have to since Rogers has a MONOPOLY on GSM in Canada. This is garbage, really.

  • Dalamar

    The add one prices are still bullshit. There just putting shit in a paper cup vs putting it into a bottle.

    Rogers are still the biggest scum in the world’s GSM industry. Greedy fucking pigs.

  • Dalamar

    The add one prices are still bullshit. There just putting shit in a paper cup vs putting it into a bottle.

    Rogers are still the biggest scum in the world’s GSM industry. Greedy fucking pigs.

  • Dalamar

    The add one prices are still bullshit. There just putting shit in a paper cup vs putting it into a bottle.

    Rogers are still the biggest scum in the world’s GSM industry. Greedy fucking pigs.

  • eason

    man! I’m afraid that not many people realize the 3 months free is just a trap and go for iphone 3g at the beginning and waste our petition ><

  • eason

    man! I’m afraid that not many people realize the 3 months free is just a trap and go for iphone 3g at the beginning and waste our petition ><

  • eason

    man! I’m afraid that not many people realize the 3 months free is just a trap and go for iphone 3g at the beginning and waste our petition ><

  • Chris
  • Chris
  • Chris
  • Tommy

    There is many rumors that Apple is considerably reducing the number of iPhones shipped to Rogers.

    Also, I think that what could put a real pressure on Rogers, would be if shareholders would sell their Rogers’s stock. The only thing that seems important for Rogers is money, so if they lose a few millions of dollars, maybe they would react. If they don’t care about their customers, they probably care about their shareholders.

  • Tommy

    There is many rumors that Apple is considerably reducing the number of iPhones shipped to Rogers.

    Also, I think that what could put a real pressure on Rogers, would be if shareholders would sell their Rogers’s stock. The only thing that seems important for Rogers is money, so if they lose a few millions of dollars, maybe they would react. If they don’t care about their customers, they probably care about their shareholders.

  • Tommy

    There is many rumors that Apple is considerably reducing the number of iPhones shipped to Rogers.

    Also, I think that what could put a real pressure on Rogers, would be if shareholders would sell their Rogers’s stock. The only thing that seems important for Rogers is money, so if they lose a few millions of dollars, maybe they would react. If they don’t care about their customers, they probably care about their shareholders.

  • Tim Aucoin

    I love the puppet. It brought me to tears laughing. Thanks!!!

  • Tim Aucoin

    I love the puppet. It brought me to tears laughing. Thanks!!!

  • ROGERS SUCKS

    I hate rogers to bad they only have the iphone because i desperately need a multimedia phone [music videos internet camera games but cant find a good phone for all of those i think i might get one but i am goin to hate myself for doing so –>0<–

  • ROGERS SUCKS

    I hate rogers to bad they only have the iphone because i desperately need a multimedia phone [music videos internet camera games but cant find a good phone for all of those i think i might get one but i am goin to hate myself for doing so –>0<–

  • ROGERS SUCKS

    I hate rogers to bad they only have the iphone because i desperately need a multimedia phone [music videos internet camera games but cant find a good phone for all of those i think i might get one but i am goin to hate myself for doing so –>0<–

  • Scott Attrill

    Seven years ago I had a Rodgers Plan. It was connected to my business phone -a wedding photographer. I had a $2000 ad in the yellow pages with this phone number. One day due to an addition to the naval base in the area, my phone (Rodgers) went dead. I could not receive or send from the area that my office is located.

    I went to Rodgers and they activited a metering device on my phone and it said no signal.

    I asked the people at the office to let head office know that I can not get any service. They told me I have to call them. I tried for 3 months wasting my only day off each week dedicated to getting hold of Rodgers. Using my Cell Phone to do so and wasting my minutes, infact raising my usage.

    So what happened, I could not get through so I said screw them, they will call me when the bill is large enouph and sure as it was, when my phone got up to $600 without any payment for 5 months and no attempted usage on my part, they called.

    I told them I am not paying for a service that I never received. They told me they were going to put a note on my credit rating, which was perfect. Duche bag.

    I still refused to pay them and they put a notch on my credit rating – But Plug –

    So now what. Yep Telus now has bad service in this area and Rodgers according my most of my clients has fixed their issue in the area that my office is located. By the way, one of the customer care people with Rodgers suggested that I move my office. Dick head.

    Now I love apple and want the features that the Iphone offers, but guess what Rodgers is the only carrier in Canada. It is very difficult to switch over to Rodgers given the past, which buy the way , the seven years bad credit rating from Rodgers just ended. Bastards.

    I wish I had a puppet

  • Scott Attrill

    Seven years ago I had a Rodgers Plan. It was connected to my business phone -a wedding photographer. I had a $2000 ad in the yellow pages with this phone number. One day due to an addition to the naval base in the area, my phone (Rodgers) went dead. I could not receive or send from the area that my office is located.

    I went to Rodgers and they activited a metering device on my phone and it said no signal.

    I asked the people at the office to let head office know that I can not get any service. They told me I have to call them. I tried for 3 months wasting my only day off each week dedicated to getting hold of Rodgers. Using my Cell Phone to do so and wasting my minutes, infact raising my usage.

    So what happened, I could not get through so I said screw them, they will call me when the bill is large enouph and sure as it was, when my phone got up to $600 without any payment for 5 months and no attempted usage on my part, they called.

    I told them I am not paying for a service that I never received. They told me they were going to put a note on my credit rating, which was perfect. Duche bag.

    I still refused to pay them and they put a notch on my credit rating – But Plug –

    So now what. Yep Telus now has bad service in this area and Rodgers according my most of my clients has fixed their issue in the area that my office is located. By the way, one of the customer care people with Rodgers suggested that I move my office. Dick head.

    Now I love apple and want the features that the Iphone offers, but guess what Rodgers is the only carrier in Canada. It is very difficult to switch over to Rodgers given the past, which buy the way , the seven years bad credit rating from Rodgers just ended. Bastards.

    I wish I had a puppet

  • Scott Attrill

    Seven years ago I had a Rodgers Plan. It was connected to my business phone -a wedding photographer. I had a $2000 ad in the yellow pages with this phone number. One day due to an addition to the naval base in the area, my phone (Rodgers) went dead. I could not receive or send from the area that my office is located.

    I went to Rodgers and they activited a metering device on my phone and it said no signal.

    I asked the people at the office to let head office know that I can not get any service. They told me I have to call them. I tried for 3 months wasting my only day off each week dedicated to getting hold of Rodgers. Using my Cell Phone to do so and wasting my minutes, infact raising my usage.

    So what happened, I could not get through so I said screw them, they will call me when the bill is large enouph and sure as it was, when my phone got up to $600 without any payment for 5 months and no attempted usage on my part, they called.

    I told them I am not paying for a service that I never received. They told me they were going to put a note on my credit rating, which was perfect. Duche bag.

    I still refused to pay them and they put a notch on my credit rating – But Plug –

    So now what. Yep Telus now has bad service in this area and Rodgers according my most of my clients has fixed their issue in the area that my office is located. By the way, one of the customer care people with Rodgers suggested that I move my office. Dick head.

    Now I love apple and want the features that the Iphone offers, but guess what Rodgers is the only carrier in Canada. It is very difficult to switch over to Rodgers given the past, which buy the way , the seven years bad credit rating from Rodgers just ended. Bastards.

    I wish I had a puppet

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