Rogers/Fido Announce iPhone 4 Activation/Upgrade Pricing, 6GB Data Plan Returns

Today is a great today for Canadians as the pricing for the contract and outright iPhone 4 has finally been confirmed!

In the USA, France, Germany, Japan, and United Kingdom, iPhone 4 pre-orders went live on June 15, 2010 for a launch date of June 24, 2010. At the time, it was confusing to why Canada was left out of that country list.

Now, one month later on July 30 2010, it is Canada’s launch day.

iPhone 4 Purchasing Methods

Canadians will have three methods to get their iPhone 4:

1.) Canadians will be able to order the unlocked, full price iPhone 4 16/32GB in Black through the Apple Canada Online Store starting Friday July 30. Any online orders are shipped to the billing address (no store pickup).

2.) As an alternative for the unlocked iPhone 4, customers can also visit their local Apple Store to purchase an outright, unlocked iPhone 4 starting Friday July 30. There will be line-ups this weekend.

3.) For customers that want iPhone 4 locked on contracts with activations or upgrades (usually with promotional pricing), visit your local Apple Store or Canadian wireless dealer (Rogers, Bell, Virgin, Fido, Telus) store starting Friday July 30. There will be line-ups this weekend.

To summarize, if you want your iPhone 4 IMMEDIATELY, do either method 2 or method 3 above.

Please note that the iPhone 4 is limited to two per customer.

Canadian iPhone 4 Pricing

Canadian pricing for the iPhone 4 is as follows when purchased at an Apple Store (or on contract from a Canadian wireless dealer):

iPhone 4 (Black Only; White Delayed Until Further Notice)

  • 16GB: $159 locked on contract; $649 unlocked without contract
  • 32GB: $269 locked on contract; $749 unlocked without contract

Note: Any iPhone 4 purchased at a Canadian wireless carrier store will be locked to that carrier no matter the price paid. However, if purchased at full price from an Apple Store, the iPhone 4 will be unlocked. If purchased on contract from an Apple Store, the iPhone 4 will be locked to a Canadian wireless carrier.

The iPhone 3GS is also available at a new price:

iPhone 3GS (Black)

  • 8GB: $99 locked on contract; $549 unlocked without contract

Note: The iPhone 3GS purchased at a Canadian wireless carrier store will be locked to that carrier no matter the price paid. However, if purchased at full price from an Apple Store, the iPhone 3GS will be unlocked. If purchased on contract from an Apple Store, the iPhone 4 will be locked to a Canadian wireless carrier.

Rogers Activation & Upgrade Pricing

If you activated or upgraded your Rogers iPhone on a contract between January 1, 2009 and June 7, 2010:

  • You are eligible for at least $250 off the no-term device price. That puts the iPhone 4 16GB for $399 and iPhone 4 32GB for $499 on a new 3-year voice and data plan.

If you activated or upgraded your Rogers iPhone on a contract before December 31, 2008:

  • You are eligible for $490 off the no-term device price for the iPhone 4 16GB and $480 off the no-term device price for the iPhone 4 32GB (promotional pricing). That puts the iPhone 4 16GB for $159 and iPhone 4 32GB for $269 on a new 3-year voice and data plan.

If you activated or upgraded your Rogers iPhone 3G in 2008 and then upgrade again between June 19, 2009 and September 15, 2009:

  • You are eligible for $490 off the no-term device price for the iPhone 4 16GB and $480 off the no-term device price for the iPhone 4 32GB (promotional pricing). That puts the iPhone 4 16GB for $159 and iPhone 4 32GB for $269 on a new 3-year voice and data plan.

Read more here: Rogers Redboard

Fido Activation & Upgrade Pricing

Fido also has an iPhone 4 promotion.

For customers who entered into a Fido agreement on or before December 31st, 2008, are eligible for the same agreement pricing as new customers when they renew their voice and data agreement. In other words, $159 for 16GB and $269 for 32GB.

Customers who do not qualify for the above offer are eligible for a $250 credit off the no-term price when they reset their voice and data term to a 3-year agreement.

Based on discounts, iPhone 4 will cost:

  • 16GB iPhone 4: $399 ($250 off) or $159 ($490 off)
  • 32GB iPhone 4: $499 ($250 off) or $269 ($480 off)

In addition, customers may contribute all accumulated FidoDollars towards their upgrade, which can be used at a Fido store or Apple Store.

Rogers/Fido $30 6GB Data Plan Returns

Effective July 30 2010, smartphone customers who activate on a three-year voice and data contract can choose the Rogers/Fido 6GB data plan for $30.

Normally, Rogers/Fido charge $30 for 1GB of data.

This data plan can be added to any in-market voice plan before September 30, 2010. At this time, it seems that September 30, 2010 is the expiry date for this offer. If you are a new customer or existing, you are eligible for the $30 6GB data plan and once you add the plan, the plan is permanent unless you take it off (like any other data plan).

iPhone 4 MicroSIM Card

For the MicroSIM card, if the iPhone 4 is purchased at a Canadian wireless carrier store or Apple Store, the customer will receive one MicroSIM card for use with a Canadian wireless carrier at no charge.

Additional MicroSIM cards will be charged accordingly.

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  • DaveMcG

    Agreed.

    Though I got my 3GS in june of ’09 and the upgrade check app on rogers.com is saying I have to pay full price even though it should be the 399/499 price point. Doesn’t matter though as I’m going unlocked. $250 off is not worth tacking another year on my contract.

  • Anonymous

    same with fido. i bought my phone a year ago and it says i havta pay the full price.

  • Anonymous

    same with fido. i bought my phone a year ago and it says i havta pay the full price.

  • Anonymous

    same with fido. i bought my phone a year ago and it says i havta pay the full price.

  • Anonymous

    same with fido. i bought my phone a year ago and it says i havta pay the full price.

  • urwrong

    telus allows upgrades when contract is 6 months from expiring…

  • urwrong

    telus allows upgrades when contract is 6 months from expiring…

  • urwrong

    telus allows upgrades when contract is 6 months from expiring…

  • urwrong

    telus allows upgrades when contract is 6 months from expiring…

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  • Jwhende7

    If your last upgrade was before December 31, 2009 you get the $490 discount. If it was after that you will have to pay more.

  • Jwhende7

    If your last upgrade was before December 31, 2009 you get the $490 discount. If it was after that you will have to pay more.

  • Jwhende7

    If your last upgrade was before December 31, 2009 you get the $490 discount. If it was after that you will have to pay more.

  • Jwhende7

    If your last upgrade was before December 31, 2009 you get the $490 discount. If it was after that you will have to pay more.

  • Jwhende7

    EDIT: before December 31st 2008*, wish there was an edit.

  • Jwhende7

    EDIT: before December 31st 2008*, wish there was an edit.

  • Jwhende7

    EDIT: before December 31st 2008*, wish there was an edit.

  • Jwhende7

    EDIT: before December 31st 2008*, wish there was an edit.

  • Ralph_zeroG

    I also phone a CSR but she wasn’t as helpful as yours. She told me that the actual pricing and details for HUP are not coming out till tomorrow. But thanks for the info I will still try my luck tomorrow at a Roger Plus store or Apple Store

  • Ralph_zeroG

    I also phone a CSR but she wasn’t as helpful as yours. She told me that the actual pricing and details for HUP are not coming out till tomorrow. But thanks for the info I will still try my luck tomorrow at a Roger Plus store or Apple Store

  • Ralph_zeroG

    I also phone a CSR but she wasn’t as helpful as yours. She told me that the actual pricing and details for HUP are not coming out till tomorrow. But thanks for the info I will still try my luck tomorrow at a Roger Plus store or Apple Store

  • Ralph_zeroG

    I also phone a CSR but she wasn’t as helpful as yours. She told me that the actual pricing and details for HUP are not coming out till tomorrow. But thanks for the info I will still try my luck tomorrow at a Roger Plus store or Apple Store

  • Ralph_zeroG

    I also phone a CSR but she wasn’t as helpful as yours. She told me that the actual pricing and details for HUP are not coming out till tomorrow. But thanks for the info I will still try my luck tomorrow at a Roger Plus store or Apple Store

  • Ralph_zeroG

    I also phone a CSR but she wasn’t as helpful as yours. She told me that the actual pricing and details for HUP are not coming out till tomorrow. But thanks for the info I will still try my luck tomorrow at a Roger Plus store or Apple Store

  • Ksmith

    i used the online checker too with my number, where i can upgrade in september of this year, and it said i have to pay the full price, but i used my dad’s number who never upgrades his phone and it told me that he can upgrade for the full subsidized price, so maybe it is working, or it’s working for a select number of rogers customers for now, and it’ll be updated later on in the day for everyone

  • Ksmith

    i used the online checker too with my number, where i can upgrade in september of this year, and it said i have to pay the full price, but i used my dad’s number who never upgrades his phone and it told me that he can upgrade for the full subsidized price, so maybe it is working, or it’s working for a select number of rogers customers for now, and it’ll be updated later on in the day for everyone

  • Ksmith

    i used the online checker too with my number, where i can upgrade in september of this year, and it said i have to pay the full price, but i used my dad’s number who never upgrades his phone and it told me that he can upgrade for the full subsidized price, so maybe it is working, or it’s working for a select number of rogers customers for now, and it’ll be updated later on in the day for everyone

  • Ksmith

    i used the online checker too with my number, where i can upgrade in september of this year, and it said i have to pay the full price, but i used my dad’s number who never upgrades his phone and it told me that he can upgrade for the full subsidized price, so maybe it is working, or it’s working for a select number of rogers customers for now, and it’ll be updated later on in the day for everyone

  • Ksmith

    i used the online checker too with my number, where i can upgrade in september of this year, and it said i have to pay the full price, but i used my dad’s number who never upgrades his phone and it told me that he can upgrade for the full subsidized price, so maybe it is working, or it’s working for a select number of rogers customers for now, and it’ll be updated later on in the day for everyone

  • Ksmith

    i used the online checker too with my number, where i can upgrade in september of this year, and it said i have to pay the full price, but i used my dad’s number who never upgrades his phone and it told me that he can upgrade for the full subsidized price, so maybe it is working, or it’s working for a select number of rogers customers for now, and it’ll be updated later on in the day for everyone

  • Mtlscream

    At which Apple Store will u be ? and What time ??
    I’ll be at the one in Montreal… Ste-Catherine….
    I’m with you on this… you want a unlock phone and the data plan is for 3yrs contract D’UH

  • Mtlscream

    At which Apple Store will u be ? and What time ??
    I’ll be at the one in Montreal… Ste-Catherine….
    I’m with you on this… you want a unlock phone and the data plan is for 3yrs contract D’UH

  • Mtlscream

    At which Apple Store will u be ? and What time ??
    I’ll be at the one in Montreal… Ste-Catherine….
    I’m with you on this… you want a unlock phone and the data plan is for 3yrs contract D’UH

  • Mtlscream

    At which Apple Store will u be ? and What time ??
    I’ll be at the one in Montreal… Ste-Catherine….
    I’m with you on this… you want a unlock phone and the data plan is for 3yrs contract D’UH

  • Mtlscream

    At which Apple Store will u be ? and What time ??
    I’ll be at the one in Montreal… Ste-Catherine….
    I’m with you on this… you want a unlock phone and the data plan is for 3yrs contract D’UH

  • Mtlscream

    At which Apple Store will u be ? and What time ??
    I’ll be at the one in Montreal… Ste-Catherine….
    I’m with you on this… you want a unlock phone and the data plan is for 3yrs contract D’UH

  • Creative_thunder

    I think, or got the impression from the CSR who was being fairly tight lipped, that when I asked her about dropping in tomorrow at the Rogers Plus store that’s across the street from me to upgrade, but the store rep told me there wasn’t going to be any iphone 4’s there, to go in on Aug. 13th, slipping out the price of $159. So, she was actually saving me a couple of bucks if I just waited a few days. In all honesty, yes I would love to pick up one tomorrow, but it’s going to be chaos, upset people, freaking out folks, computer glitches and who knows, maybe the world will end lol (bad joke), but I am ok waiting until then for all the BUGS in obtaining one are out.

  • Creative_thunder

    I think, or got the impression from the CSR who was being fairly tight lipped, that when I asked her about dropping in tomorrow at the Rogers Plus store that’s across the street from me to upgrade, but the store rep told me there wasn’t going to be any iphone 4’s there, to go in on Aug. 13th, slipping out the price of $159. So, she was actually saving me a couple of bucks if I just waited a few days. In all honesty, yes I would love to pick up one tomorrow, but it’s going to be chaos, upset people, freaking out folks, computer glitches and who knows, maybe the world will end lol (bad joke), but I am ok waiting until then for all the BUGS in obtaining one are out.

  • Creative_thunder

    I think, or got the impression from the CSR who was being fairly tight lipped, that when I asked her about dropping in tomorrow at the Rogers Plus store that’s across the street from me to upgrade, but the store rep told me there wasn’t going to be any iphone 4’s there, to go in on Aug. 13th, slipping out the price of $159. So, she was actually saving me a couple of bucks if I just waited a few days. In all honesty, yes I would love to pick up one tomorrow, but it’s going to be chaos, upset people, freaking out folks, computer glitches and who knows, maybe the world will end lol (bad joke), but I am ok waiting until then for all the BUGS in obtaining one are out.

  • Creative_thunder

    I think, or got the impression from the CSR who was being fairly tight lipped, that when I asked her about dropping in tomorrow at the Rogers Plus store that’s across the street from me to upgrade, but the store rep told me there wasn’t going to be any iphone 4’s there, to go in on Aug. 13th, slipping out the price of $159. So, she was actually saving me a couple of bucks if I just waited a few days. In all honesty, yes I would love to pick up one tomorrow, but it’s going to be chaos, upset people, freaking out folks, computer glitches and who knows, maybe the world will end lol (bad joke), but I am ok waiting until then for all the BUGS in obtaining one are out.

  • Creative_thunder

    I think, or got the impression from the CSR who was being fairly tight lipped, that when I asked her about dropping in tomorrow at the Rogers Plus store that’s across the street from me to upgrade, but the store rep told me there wasn’t going to be any iphone 4’s there, to go in on Aug. 13th, slipping out the price of $159. So, she was actually saving me a couple of bucks if I just waited a few days. In all honesty, yes I would love to pick up one tomorrow, but it’s going to be chaos, upset people, freaking out folks, computer glitches and who knows, maybe the world will end lol (bad joke), but I am ok waiting until then for all the BUGS in obtaining one are out.

  • Creative_thunder

    I think, or got the impression from the CSR who was being fairly tight lipped, that when I asked her about dropping in tomorrow at the Rogers Plus store that’s across the street from me to upgrade, but the store rep told me there wasn’t going to be any iphone 4’s there, to go in on Aug. 13th, slipping out the price of $159. So, she was actually saving me a couple of bucks if I just waited a few days. In all honesty, yes I would love to pick up one tomorrow, but it’s going to be chaos, upset people, freaking out folks, computer glitches and who knows, maybe the world will end lol (bad joke), but I am ok waiting until then for all the BUGS in obtaining one are out.

  • Iphunnyguy

    Rogers says you can’t buy online or over the phone. Only in store.

    “Worldwide demand for the iPhone has been high and quantities are limited. At launch, the iPhone 4 will only be available at Rogers stores and authorized retailers, and not by Customer Care or Rogers.com. We recommend you contact your local Rogers retailer to confirm units are in stock. Our goal is to get an iPhone 4 into the hands of every customer who wants one, so visit http://www.rogers.com/iphone to find updates about stock levels.”

  • Iphunnyguy

    Rogers says you can’t buy online or over the phone. Only in store.

    “Worldwide demand for the iPhone has been high and quantities are limited. At launch, the iPhone 4 will only be available at Rogers stores and authorized retailers, and not by Customer Care or Rogers.com. We recommend you contact your local Rogers retailer to confirm units are in stock. Our goal is to get an iPhone 4 into the hands of every customer who wants one, so visit http://www.rogers.com/iphone to find updates about stock levels.”

  • Iphunnyguy

    Rogers says you can’t buy online or over the phone. Only in store.

    “Worldwide demand for the iPhone has been high and quantities are limited. At launch, the iPhone 4 will only be available at Rogers stores and authorized retailers, and not by Customer Care or Rogers.com. We recommend you contact your local Rogers retailer to confirm units are in stock. Our goal is to get an iPhone 4 into the hands of every customer who wants one, so visit http://www.rogers.com/iphone to find updates about stock levels.”

  • Iphunnyguy

    Rogers says you can’t buy online or over the phone. Only in store.

    “Worldwide demand for the iPhone has been high and quantities are limited. At launch, the iPhone 4 will only be available at Rogers stores and authorized retailers, and not by Customer Care or Rogers.com. We recommend you contact your local Rogers retailer to confirm units are in stock. Our goal is to get an iPhone 4 into the hands of every customer who wants one, so visit http://www.rogers.com/iphone to find updates about stock levels.”

  • Iphunnyguy

    Rogers says you can’t buy online or over the phone. Only in store.

    “Worldwide demand for the iPhone has been high and quantities are limited. At launch, the iPhone 4 will only be available at Rogers stores and authorized retailers, and not by Customer Care or Rogers.com. We recommend you contact your local Rogers retailer to confirm units are in stock. Our goal is to get an iPhone 4 into the hands of every customer who wants one, so visit http://www.rogers.com/iphone to find updates about stock levels.”

  • Iphunnyguy

    Rogers says you can’t buy online or over the phone. Only in store.

    “Worldwide demand for the iPhone has been high and quantities are limited. At launch, the iPhone 4 will only be available at Rogers stores and authorized retailers, and not by Customer Care or Rogers.com. We recommend you contact your local Rogers retailer to confirm units are in stock. Our goal is to get an iPhone 4 into the hands of every customer who wants one, so visit http://www.rogers.com/iphone to find updates about stock levels.”

  • Just talked to the Apple store, they can switch the number, but not cancel the account, I have to call Telus after I get back home.

    They had no info about the data plan when I called.

  • Just talked to the Apple store, they can switch the number, but not cancel the account, I have to call Telus after I get back home.

    They had no info about the data plan when I called.

  • Just talked to the Apple store, they can switch the number, but not cancel the account, I have to call Telus after I get back home.

    They had no info about the data plan when I called.

  • Just talked to the Apple store, they can switch the number, but not cancel the account, I have to call Telus after I get back home.

    They had no info about the data plan when I called.

  • Just talked to the Apple store, they can switch the number, but not cancel the account, I have to call Telus after I get back home.

    They had no info about the data plan when I called.

  • Just talked to the Apple store, they can switch the number, but not cancel the account, I have to call Telus after I get back home.

    They had no info about the data plan when I called.

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  • Vazandrew

    anyone here on virgin mobile? what’s the status with them? going to go to futureshop in the morning, also switching from prepaid. i was told this is a simple and fast process in store. i know all non-apple stores will have limited supply but if i go for around 9 will i be ok?

  • Vazandrew

    anyone here on virgin mobile? what’s the status with them? going to go to futureshop in the morning, also switching from prepaid. i was told this is a simple and fast process in store. i know all non-apple stores will have limited supply but if i go for around 9 will i be ok?

  • Vazandrew

    anyone here on virgin mobile? what’s the status with them? going to go to futureshop in the morning, also switching from prepaid. i was told this is a simple and fast process in store. i know all non-apple stores will have limited supply but if i go for around 9 will i be ok?

  • Vazandrew

    anyone here on virgin mobile? what’s the status with them? going to go to futureshop in the morning, also switching from prepaid. i was told this is a simple and fast process in store. i know all non-apple stores will have limited supply but if i go for around 9 will i be ok?

  • Vazandrew

    anyone here on virgin mobile? what’s the status with them? going to go to futureshop in the morning, also switching from prepaid. i was told this is a simple and fast process in store. i know all non-apple stores will have limited supply but if i go for around 9 will i be ok?

  • Vazandrew

    anyone here on virgin mobile? what’s the status with them? going to go to futureshop in the morning, also switching from prepaid. i was told this is a simple and fast process in store. i know all non-apple stores will have limited supply but if i go for around 9 will i be ok?

  • kleechneek

    Is there a source for this information? It doesn’t seem to align with the upgrade policy on https://www.rogers.com/web/content/iphone4-faq

    There is nothing equivalent to the following policy:
    “If you activated or upgraded your Rogers iPhone 3G in 2008 and then upgrade again between June 19, 2009 and September 15, 2009:

    You are eligible for $490 off the no-term device price for the iPhone 4 16GB and $480 off the no-term device price for the iPhone 4 32GB (promotional pricing). That puts the iPhone 4 16GB for $159 and iPhone 4 32GB for $269 on a new 3-year voice and data plan.”

    According to that rule, I should fall into that category (and have to pay only $159), but there is no equivalent on the Rogers site.

  • kleechneek

    Is there a source for this information? It doesn’t seem to align with the upgrade policy on https://www.rogers.com/web/content/iphone4-faq

    There is nothing equivalent to the following policy:
    “If you activated or upgraded your Rogers iPhone 3G in 2008 and then upgrade again between June 19, 2009 and September 15, 2009:

    You are eligible for $490 off the no-term device price for the iPhone 4 16GB and $480 off the no-term device price for the iPhone 4 32GB (promotional pricing). That puts the iPhone 4 16GB for $159 and iPhone 4 32GB for $269 on a new 3-year voice and data plan.”

    According to that rule, I should fall into that category (and have to pay only $159), but there is no equivalent on the Rogers site.

  • kleechneek

    Is there a source for this information? It doesn’t seem to align with the upgrade policy on https://www.rogers.com/web/content/iphone4-faq

    There is nothing equivalent to the following policy:
    “If you activated or upgraded your Rogers iPhone 3G in 2008 and then upgrade again between June 19, 2009 and September 15, 2009:

    You are eligible for $490 off the no-term device price for the iPhone 4 16GB and $480 off the no-term device price for the iPhone 4 32GB (promotional pricing). That puts the iPhone 4 16GB for $159 and iPhone 4 32GB for $269 on a new 3-year voice and data plan.”

    According to that rule, I should fall into that category (and have to pay only $159), but there is no equivalent on the Rogers site.

  • kleechneek

    Is there a source for this information? It doesn’t seem to align with the upgrade policy on https://www.rogers.com/web/content/iphone4-faq

    There is nothing equivalent to the following policy:
    “If you activated or upgraded your Rogers iPhone 3G in 2008 and then upgrade again between June 19, 2009 and September 15, 2009:

    You are eligible for $490 off the no-term device price for the iPhone 4 16GB and $480 off the no-term device price for the iPhone 4 32GB (promotional pricing). That puts the iPhone 4 16GB for $159 and iPhone 4 32GB for $269 on a new 3-year voice and data plan.”

    According to that rule, I should fall into that category (and have to pay only $159), but there is no equivalent on the Rogers site.

  • kleechneek

    Is there a source for this information? It doesn’t seem to align with the upgrade policy on https://www.rogers.com/web/content/iphone4-faq

    There is nothing equivalent to the following policy:
    “If you activated or upgraded your Rogers iPhone 3G in 2008 and then upgrade again between June 19, 2009 and September 15, 2009:

    You are eligible for $490 off the no-term device price for the iPhone 4 16GB and $480 off the no-term device price for the iPhone 4 32GB (promotional pricing). That puts the iPhone 4 16GB for $159 and iPhone 4 32GB for $269 on a new 3-year voice and data plan.”

    According to that rule, I should fall into that category (and have to pay only $159), but there is no equivalent on the Rogers site.

  • kleechneek

    Is there a source for this information? It doesn’t seem to align with the upgrade policy on https://www.rogers.com/web/content/iphone4-faq

    There is nothing equivalent to the following policy:
    “If you activated or upgraded your Rogers iPhone 3G in 2008 and then upgrade again between June 19, 2009 and September 15, 2009:

    You are eligible for $490 off the no-term device price for the iPhone 4 16GB and $480 off the no-term device price for the iPhone 4 32GB (promotional pricing). That puts the iPhone 4 16GB for $159 and iPhone 4 32GB for $269 on a new 3-year voice and data plan.”

    According to that rule, I should fall into that category (and have to pay only $159), but there is no equivalent on the Rogers site.

  • Neda

    So excited!!! Now I just gotta make up my mind about which company! HELP?!

    I wanna go for a student plan which usually is 200min, 500data, and unlimited talk+txt to 10 people. I think Bell, Rogers and Virgin offer this. Which do you guys think is better???

    Thanks for feedback!

  • Wrong. CSRs don’t know everything yet. Tool on rogers website and post at redboard.rogers.com are accurate, as is what you are told in-store from now onwards.

  • Dean

    This is not accurate,

    they both do it the same,
    three years from the new contract signing… they just wont give you the same discount off the phone if your only six months in or whatever

  • redboard.rogers.com

  • redboard.rogers.com

  • Nope, upgrade is always 2 years. See this year’s promotions in this same post and at redboard.rogers.com and in-store.

  • I believe with rogers, plans 1GB and up include tethering.

  • Natalie

    With which carrier? Rogers stated that its special hardware upgrade only applies to current iphone owners. I’m with Telus, on a 3-year contract started Sept. 08. I have a blackberry and have never upgraded. I called Telus last week and they said the best price I could do was break my contract with them, and then resign for another three years in order to receive the promotional pricing. Do you think I should be eligible for the promo pricing without having to pay the fee to break my contract?

  • Counting apples
  • Get an unlocked iphone 4 and activate it. In a few days, call rogers, say you’re dissatisfied with your service, have an unlocked iphone 4, and want to cancel. If you’re not at or near the end of your contract you won’t get much (convince them you plan to pay the ETF and switch anyways to get some), but it’s worth a shot. If your contract is over, they should cave in to your demands quite a bit.

  • Dingmonk

    In reply to the person who was wondering if Bell gives Upgrade Credits:

    I just called Bell and they verified that I have a full credit because I signed up March 2008. That menas that I would get the phone for $159 on a new 3 year contract w/ Voice and Data.

  • Bkushner

    Just suck up the 4 year contract on fido and port over to rogers. sell the fido phone for a million dollars and get a new iphone from rogers on a 3 year contract

  • Ex

    Telus info is TBA.

  • Tony

    Who is your carrier…and is that deal available now?

  • Alex

    Someone answer my question plllllzzz!!

    Im a Fido customer and i am eligible for an HUP! So tomorrow i really want one and I dont need an Unlocked so ill get it locked with Fido since I always had a good service with them.

    My question is if I go to apple store Montreal, can i get it Locked to FIDO or will I have to buy an Unlocked??

    I talked with a lady from Fido and she told me I can get it either ways, but I just wanna make sure!!!

    Thank you for an answer
    dumontgirard@gmail.com

  • Georgenico94

    It isn’t just for some numbers.

    My number says 499.99

  • Anonymous

    i bought mine 1 year and like 4 months ago and says i could pay the 159 price….hope it true. but if i upgrade they better not force me to add a data plan on it cuz i currently dont have one

  • Vazandrew

    just checked virgin’s site. there’s a countdown clock but still no pricing. whatever, i know it will be the same for all carriers. i just feel better finally having confirmation!

  • screud_again

    You should also note that for those are eligible for the upgrade, their new three year contract will start after this one ends. For example, I have 1 year left on mine currently which means that I will be locked in for 4 years. This if with Fido, and most likely Rogers. Since these carriers seem to discuss their pricing and plans to make sure there is no competition while there are alternatives, other carriers will most likely have the same kind of deal.

    And if you want to know whether you are eligible or not. Fido now has a page up for that.
    http://www.fido.ca/web/Fido.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=newiPhoneInfo&cm_mmc=Redirects-_-External-_-Marketing-_-iphone click the upgrade eligibility link.

  • Ffff

    hahahahaha

  • tman

    I work there.. and youre contract will NEVER be stacked… that’s preposterous.. whomever you talked to was a f**kin idiot/

  • PhantomJT

    steve jobs is going to release new iphone soon to fix death grip. probably wants to clear out stock ASAP.

  • Guest
  • Rx_8ight
  • Anonymous

    You could up until last August or so, not sure when they removed the ability to do so. I’m not sure that it was very advertised, I just happened to have a good connection with a manager of T-booth here. I was guaranteed an iPhone 3Gs on release day as well.

  • Iphunnyguy

    It’s all on the official Rogers Redboard site and on the Rogers site:

    http://redboard.rogers.com/2010/iphone-4-launches-tomorrow-on-rogers/#comments

  • Adrian
  • JonnyDub

    I’m with Rogers (I have an iPhone 3G), and I was told that at 24 months into my contract, I would be eligible to upgrade to a whole crapload of phones (Sony-Ericsons, Nokias, etc.). Not sure if it works the other way around though.

  • probably not.

  • kai

    homophobe

  • PS

    Some info on Rogers Redboard that I find confusing. But then again I don’t know how reliable they are. From http://redboard.rogers.com/2010/iphone-4-launches-tomorrow-on-rogers/

    If you have the original 3G and activated it before Dec 31/08 you can get the iPhone 4 for 159/269

    If you have a iphone 3G/3GS and activated between Jan 01/09 and Jun 7/10, you get the 4 for 399/499

    Here is the kicker, if you had the original 3G and upgraded to 3GS between Jun 19/09 and Sept 15/09, you can also upgrade to iPhone 4 for 159/269. Am I reading this right?

    I have the 3G and I got it late Jan 09 so I would fall in the 399/499 range with Rogers, screw that! I’m thinking I might just go for the unlocked version!

  • sam

    you have to get Data, they would not let you upgrade if you don’t get the Data, how did you get yours 1 year and 4 months ago? the 3GS came out 1 year and 1 month ago lol! unless you are talking about the 3g. its funny I got my phone jun,19, 2009 which is 1 year and 1 month but its telling me 399 for the 16GB 🙁 i was hopping for a lower price. but i think i might just go with unlocked

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  • Vazandrew

    i just called and they open at 10, and it’s oakville. i’ll be fine i’m sure.

  • jon

    dude! you aren’t stacking years on top of your 3 year, that would be just crazy. many Fido/rogers csr have no idea what they are talking about.

  • I’ll be at the same applestore. I’m going with my blue Camelari Canadiens Shirt.. BTW, there are no lines there yet..

  • PS

    From Rogers Redboard
    http://redboard.rogers.com/2010/iphone-4-launches-tomorrow-on-rogers/

    Did you activate or upgrade the original iPhone 3G in 2008 and then upgrade again between June 19 and September 15, 2009?
    You’re also eligible for at least $480 off the no-term device price. You can pick up an iPhone 4 16GB/32GB for $159/$269 on a new 3-year voice and data plan

  • mike

    don’t try to find excuses for the provider to make it sound like Stacking a contract to 4 or 5 years its OK. because this is insane, there isn’t a country in the world that put you on a 3 years contract and on top of that stack the years when you try to upgrade., but i’m SURE you work for them so you don’t see the customer side or……… plus in Canada we pay the highest contract/plans prices in the world. don’t try to argue that isn’t the case because its a FACT.

  • ty

    The pricing structure on rogers.com leaves out current BB users who haven’t upgraded after the June 7th date… any word or input on this?

    Does this mean we’re out of luck if we plan on making the “switch” and receive a subsidized rate?

  • sam

    lunch day was June, 19, 2009 not july, 2009

  • sam

    ya how are you getting it for that price? because I got my 3gs in Lunch day June, 19, 2009 and i’m getting 399/499 answers from the program, how are you getting it for 159/269? it doesn’t make any sense. do you have more info about it?

    thanks

  • laura

    i don’t have an iphone currently(with a BB right now) and i started my contract in dec’08 and am eligible for the 159/269 upgrade price. i have verified this by the website and by speaking to a rogers rep over the phone. they also said that if you are near or over 2 yrs into your contract on a phone without data (flip phone or something of the sort….like my parents have), then you are also eligible for this reduced price providing you get a data plan with it.

  • Moicle

    See! You were wrong Sn0buzzed. The HUP tool has now been updated and its official… If one upgraded both in 2008 and 2009 to a 3GS you get the iphone 16GB for $159.00

    Wow! Rogers really screws things up every year! Unbelievable!

  • Laura

    WAHOO!!! Info…. finally!! a whole 12 hours before the line ups start

  • sam

    $20 extra plus Government regulatory recovery fee for something that you are already paying for WTF?? not worth it. bell has it better at least its only 10 bucks extra with bell

  • ShawnV

    Interesting with Fido, yet there customer service are still tightly lipped on giving me that information.

  • Mspaterson

    The eligibility checker is not working!

  • BoogerCouch

    I checked the HUP elegibility and shows “You are eligible to purchase the 16GB iPhone 4 at $649 or the 32GB iPhone 4 at $749” WTF!!!!???? I bought my iPhone 3G Nov 2008. THis is BS!

  • Livininvic

    Rogers upgrade page tells me I have to pay $649 or $749 for the iPhone 4 depending on the storage size.

    I upgrade my 3G to a 3GS between the dates indicated above, but Rogers shows that I get zero discount.

    Where did you get the information that, if you had a 3G, and upgraded again between June 19 and September 15, 2009 to the 3GS, that you would get it for the lower price?

  • TSchiewe

    You have a mistake in the article. For Rogers it should read:

    “Did you activate or upgrade your Rogers iPhone on a term contract between January 1, 2009 and June 7, 2010?”

    NOT

    “If you activated or upgraded your Rogers iPhone on a contract between January 1, 2010 and June 7, 2010:”

  • Turtle

    WOOHOO 159$ iphone4 for meeeeeee 🙂

  • Is the $30/6GB plan really that good of a deal considering you still have to pay a minimum of $25 for a voice plan, plus a minimum of $12 if you want caller ID/voice mail? Seems a bit much.

    Do people really burn through that much data?

  • wuju

    Cool. Will be lining up tomorrow morning. Just hope they have enough for everybody.

    Any idea if Apple store will hand out numbers (once the employees are in) to people who are inline so at least one would know they have a unit for them so the time lining up is no in vain. If one does not have a number or something, at least he/she can go home, etc.

  • Samy

    ok wait what if you activated the FIDO iphone 3GS on lunch day in Jun, 19, 2009 then what? i'm confused the answer i'm looking for its not there, am eligible to Upgrade? if YES what would be my price? thanks for any info

  • Here's hoping bell offers something similar. Anyone know if they are?

  • Kaet

    So if I have 2 years left on my Fido plan and buy an unlocked iPhone 4 from Apple I can still change my data plan to the 6GB/$30?

  • sean600

    Mine worked fine says 159.00

  • Jayo6969

    Sweet Finally

  • Corman420

    The eligibility tool on the rogers website is completely broken. No matter what number you use it always says you have to pay 649 or 749.

  • I dont go over 1 gb, but i have been dangerously close. I have to watch my usage very carefully due to tethering. It would be nice to not have to worry so much

  • The 30$ 6G plan is great.. but then buying an unlocked phone and getting a 3year contract because of the 6G also SUCKS!! There HAS to be a better way of getting discounts when you pay for the phone up front! its just illogical to pay the same 65$ price if the aren't giving you ANYTHING!!

  • wilyo

    there's no eligibility checker on fido!!!!

  • Corman420

    Me too. I think the tool is just broken… I purchased my 3G in the summer of 2008. Then I upgraded to the 3GS in the summer of 2009. If you're in the same boat, then we get them for 159/269 😀

  • Rox

    hmmm, my local Rogers store (Granby, Qc) didn't get any iPhone 4 yet… they are not even sure they'll get them by tomorrow.

  • Boooooo

  • I bought a 3g in 08, and i have upgraded in 09 for a 3gs, they says in their price post that i will be eligible for the best price 159$, i went to check on rogers just to be sure with their online HUP program, it's told me that i will need to pay 649$!!! should i need to call rogers before going to a rogers store ???

  • Josh

    So the $779 unlocked at Apple store quoted in the CBC and Star was incorrect? Nice!

  • Ex

    Yup.
    Because newspapers are USELESS

  • Laura

    I am so happy with the $159 price! It is all worth it, even if we did find out at the last possible second! I was going to cancel the data plan in the month but for 6GB I may cancel my home internet and just tether from my iphone always.

  • Number_fifty

    ya it says i have to pay full price when i havent upgraded since the 3G

  • AD

    Hi guys. I have two questions regarding Fido and Rogers upgrade options. And I'm sure a few of you here are wondering the same thing,

    1. Rogers: Do you have to have a plan in which you pay more than 100 $ a month to be able to benefit of a discount if you, say, upgraded your phone not too long before june 7th 2010? As was the case last year?

    2. Fido: If you upgrade on a new 3-year plan while benefiting from their early upgrade policy, will there be any of this 'stacking of contracts' idiocy I've read about yesterday on this site (so that your new 3-year plan will kick in AFTER the end of the plan you're currently on).

    I'm at the end of my contract with Fido and was wondering if I should switch to Rogers based on their upgrade policies.

    Thanks.

  • robbiemac

    what about 1 or 2 year contracts?

  • Anonymous

    oops around 1 year and 5 months ago sorry.. well they were pushing for the data plan but we ended up calling fido instead (always the best way to get deals) and complained so i just got a voice plan.. waaay too expensive for both imo. but on the site it says i can get it for 159$ but i dunno why lol

  • Ex

    No

    yes

  • Corman420

    It's saying the same thing for everyone – read the comments below. lol

  • iphonedmilanista

    I'm around 1 year and 4 months into my 3 year fido agreement. How much do you guys think I would be able to get the iPhone 4 for ? I still have my 3g and never upgraded to a 3gs.

  • Mtlscream

    I think in the Bell promo 6GB+ the possible 10$ for sharing with iPad… is not only on 3yrs contract…. so i would check…

  • Guess

    I am w/o contract — Ideal timing! Any thoughts on who is offering best data/phone packages?

  • AD

    Thanks a lot Ex.

    Also: So there is no stalking of contracts on Rogers? If you upgrade early, you're simply on a new 3-year plan?

    To bad I won't be able to use my fido dollars then, because I'll clearly swich to Rogers.

  • Jwhende7

    I bought my iPhone 3G in June 2008 and have not upgraded at all and the tool says I have to pay the full $649. It's definitely broken

  • iAmCanadian

    So I'm guessing the $159/$269 price point should be the same with a Bell 3 year plan as well right?

  • Geek

    I upgraded to iPhone 3G on January 4, 2009. That's the last HUP I did. The Rogers tool says I am not eligible, that I have to pay $6xx or $7xx for a new iPhone 4. When I phoned Rogers, the rep said I had to wait until 2011 to upgrade. Does anyone have any insight into this? Would appreciate advice. Cheers.

  • Eva

    Either their eligibility tool is broken or they lie. My husband bought a iPhone in February 2009 on a 3 year contract, but according to the eligibility tool, his HUP is the full out price for an iPhone, not the $399/499 they advertise for anyone who activated between January 2009 and June 2010.

  • Elducker

    Activated my 3G in August 2008, and the eligibility checker says my option is to buy at 649 or 749.

    everyone else getting the same result?

  • Chrisperro

    change to rogers or bell ,this fido stacking of your contract is confirm and is unfair to costumers, i just call fido and is nothing they can do,is company policy.
    If i upgrade right now i will be signing a 4 years and 2 months contract…switch to rogers or bell my friend.

  • Mtlscream

    Im a little dissaponted…. for people who's going to buy it unlock…

    According to the Bell paper posted the BGR, the promo for 6 Gb + iPad is good for no contract, 1 yr 2 yr or 3yr…. so that's an option…

    It's good to see that you're iPhone would be cheaper like 160-260…. but it's still 3yrs… grrrrr…

  • GUEST22

    I renewed my 2.5 year old contract in June, but never got a HUP to wait for iPHONE, chceker says 649/759
    I should be ok for the 159/269 tho no? I am gonna give them a call in a bit

  • Turtle

    yes, if you upgrade on rogers it starts a new contract for 3 years from the date of the upgrade. it does not stack

  • Jbohn

    The “Upgrade Eligibility” button at MyRogers confirms for me what I suspected… I can upgrade to the 16GB for $649! WOOHOO. In other words, full price. I will be sticking with my decision to buy outright from Apple online.

  • Pin

    Is it a new contract with the 159$ price with Fido or do they stack the contracts ?

  • Guest

    Quick question sorry if it's been asked. But what if I have a blackberry with rogers 1.5 years into my contract. Can I upgrade to the iphone 4 at with the $490 discount?

  • Sean

    yeah I'm in the same boat, bought a 3G on day 1 in 2008, then did early upgrade to 3gs in july of 2009. According to that report I am eligible for the $159/$269 pricing. If that's true then wow I am impressed. Still might go with factory unlocked from Apple tho…

  • Dman

    No Bell and Tellus do not offer early upgrades PERIOD. Which really sucks, I'm with and Bell and this is absolutely ludicrous that they will not follow suit with what Rogers and Fido are doing for their customers. Just shows just how much Bell and Telus value there existing customers. When my contract is up I will definitely be switching over to Rogers. I know every company has there problems but atleast they give there customers much more options and choice than Bell and Telus.

  • skull

    holy shit .. cheaper than the states???
    wow im sorry im getting emotional …
    (yes yes i know its a 3 year contract and its only 2 down south, but still …)
    but this is awesome xD

  • Geek

    Annnnd I'm an idiot – sorry for not reading below – this is happening to a lot of people I see. What SHOULD I expect to pay tomorrow, based on the above information, can some kind soul clarify?

  • Rylee K Stonehouse

    I just called Rogers. The guy said its a glitch. Theyre gonna work on fixing it.

  • DPK

    Fido stacks there contracts.

    Rogers resets them.

    This means that if someone signed up on Fido for 3 years on June 7, 2010, if they upgrade to an iPhone 4 now with promo pricing, their new contract won't expire until June 7, 2016!!!!

  • 399.99 for me. =|

    Also, I might just sell my iPhone 3G somewhere. How much do you think it should be sold for and I never sold anything online so suggestions?

    Also tip: Fido representive I could get the 3GS for 299.99 or the iPhone 4 for 399.99 with a year agreement.

  • runkpocker

    Its broken for most people. Telling everyone they need to pay full price

  • runkpocker

    You are right – its broken

  • JMCD23

    I've been with Fido for a year now, I pay considerably less than most iphone users. $25 base plan and the 6GB Data plan. That's combined with a 15% discount because it is tied into my Rogers account. My total bill is around $55/mo for that. No silly extra fees.

  • JMCD23

    I've been with Fido for a year now, I pay considerably less than most iphone users. $25 base plan and the 6GB Data plan. That's combined with a 15% discount because it is tied into my Rogers account. My total bill is around $55/mo for that. No silly extra fees.

  • Onne2slick

    What about if we are just purchasing the phone itself from Rogers/ Fido? No contracts/ upgrades? Do we get a discount? Is that eligible on launch day? I heard it was not – as the store employees are on commission.

  • runkpocker

    Yup

  • Scott

    when it comes to rogers stores – in malls, in southern ontario – how well stocked are they? I am planning on going sometime this weekend or early next. I remember when the 3G came out, they were pretty well stocked everywhere… Any predictions on inventory?

  • Iphunnyguy

    My friend who has a 5 year old phone with Rogers and has never upgraded was told the same as everyone here; full price. It's totally broken.

  • AD

    Rogers it is then.

    Or Bell. Any thoughts on which one I should get?

  • Rox

    Works fine for me… and I'm eligible for a $269 32GB… in black though 🙂

  • Chrisperro

    iphone 4 for 399 with 1 year agreement???

  • There is an eligibility checker on fido, you just have to scroll down on the iPhone 4 splash page. It's on the right with a huge question mark, so you can't really miss it. Asks for your fido number + postal code.

  • Pin

    Thanks for the reply!

    Contract stacking should definitely be illegal. Those bastards…

  • Creative_thunder

    I also checked with rogers online checker and it gives the bogus amount. I called a CSR and they told me that it will not work properly until after midnight tonight. She told me the way it works, if you are under the 2 year regular upgrade policy time they take a look at the amount you spend each month and make a calculation from that. If you are indeed ready for an upgrade (2 years over) it is a special price from $99 – $159. Since my actual upgrade date is Aug. 13th. I've decided to wait the 15 days to get the best price I can. 🙂

  • Mike

    my upgrade price was correct at 159/269

  • Kyle_willmore

    i just found out my rogers store is only receiving 15 iphone 4's lol. they said they wont get anymore for at least a week after. God damnit.

  • sam

    o never mind I went to their website and they are saying i'm eligible by paying another 399 and resign my contract for 3 years. hmm not sure if I should just go unlocked and pay $260 more or upgrade for another 3 years which would be a year longer since I upgraded last year.

  • Wow seriously? This is REALLY good information to know. I'm definitely buying it unlocked, now. (on contract-free Fido)

  • this dude

    does anyone know what the HUP is like for non iphone users? i currently have a SE c905, just want to know what my upgrade options are, considering the ones shown here seem like they are only for people who have an iphone and are going to upgrade

  • this dude

    does anyone know what the HUP is like for non iphone users? i currently have a SE c905, just want to know what my upgrade options are, considering the ones shown here seem like they are only for people who have an iphone and are going to upgrade

  • Nav

    I made some changes to my account on the 27th (Bill cycle date). Confirmed with 2 different reps that it wont effect my iPhone price plan/eligibility. Yet now i check online and it says 647/749….. DId i just get screwed when that change went into effect and put me on a 3 year data plan? I called Rogers.. reps response.. call back tomorrow.. Great help that was.

  • Frazam

    So what time is everyone going to line up at the roger's stores tomorrow morning??????

  • Diegese

    Anybody knows if tomorow we can order the phone with Fido over the Phone with a CSR?

  • Turtle

    you won't get a discount for an off-contract phone, but you CAN get it on day one. remember, if you buy it from a rogers store, even off contract, it will be locked to rogers. off contract phones from the apple store are unlocked, so don't waste your time buying it from rogers at the same price when it will come locked.

  • Tony

    I am interested in the 6GB and using data only…is this possible? If not…what is the cheapest possible plan for me? – I don't care about the voice….

  • Turtle

    most likely. do your upgrade at best buy or over the phone. rogers kiosks try to screw you all the time.

  • You can tie your Fido account to Rogers and get discounts? I have Fido wireless and Rogers cable.

  • Jeff

    You will can get the 16GB for $399 or the 32 for $499

    It works like this:

    If you purchased upgraded before December 31st 2008, you get the full discount.
    If you purchased after that, but before June 7th 2010, you get it for 399/499
    If you purchased after June 7 2010 your SOL and have to pay the full price.

    Easy peezy. (P.S the eligibility tool is clearly broken)

  • Valentin

    I am soooooo mad! I bought my first iPhone (3GS) on June 19th, 2009, so i guess i'll have to pay 399$!?!?! WTH? 2.5 times 159$!

  • Dfraser

    Confirmed with Fido on the phone, the contracts are STACKED. Add 3 years onto the end of your existing contract if you take the upgrade bait.

  • robbiemac

    1 or 2 year contracts????

  • Pooperheads.

  • I am leaving telus to switch to rogers (since tells in manitoba isn't getting the iPhone), will the Apple store be able to do that and keep my number? I don't want to hold the line if this is a difficult process.

    Also, can this data plan be added to a family plan?

    Thanks in advance

  • DPK

    I can't confirm this anywhere….

    If it's actually true, it's pretty amazing for Rogers customers.

    ********************************
    If you activated or upgraded your Rogers iPhone 3G in 2008 and then upgrade again between June 19, 2009 and September 15, 2009:

    * You are eligible for $490 off the no-term device price for the iPhone 4 16GB and $480 off the no-term device price for the iPhone 4 32GB (promotional pricing). That puts the iPhone 4 16GB for $159 and iPhone 4 32GB for $269 on a new 3-year voice and data plan.
    ***************************

  • Turtle

    i've always been with rogers and have no experience with bell or telus. rogers seems to be a small step ahead, though that could just be my opinion.

  • Onne2slick

    I have $100 Fido dollars though 😀 ! I don't travel much, so locked or factory unlocked won't make a difference for me. I wonder if the Apple Store will sell phones locked to carriers – hopefully I can use Fido dollars there too ?

  • Jayo6969

    At what point from fido do you get the $490 discount on the iphone4?? I checked my eligibility and i only have 14months left in my contract and is says im only eligable for $250 which i dont think is a great deal considering how long ive been with them for.

  • Jabh

    what are the upgrade options for someone who currently doesnt have an iphone, started their contract in sept '08, and hasn't had any upgrade since then? would i get the iphone 4 for $160/$270?

  • Corman420

    Hey all,

    I just got a response from someone at Rogers. It appears there is a known issue with the tool. I posted a comment on the Rogers Redboard and about 20 minutes alter I received a personal email from somone at Rogers indicating they are looking into it. Pretty neat. I wasn't expecting that!

  • Turtle

    if you spend around 85-100$ a month on your bill, you can ask for an extra discount. i do it every year

  • the champ

    anyone know what upgrade options are like for non smartphone users without data plans? i started my contract in nov '08? what would my options be?

  • Turtle

    don't worry. i did the exact same thing last year and i was freaking out thinking i screwed my upgrade. you didn't, they can still check your availability for upgrades.

  • asdmd

    Hi Ex, or anyone else that might be able to clarify this situation. Rogers posted the following:

    If you activated or upgraded your Rogers iPhone on a contract between January 1, 2009 and June 7, 2010:

    * You are eligible for at least $250 off the no-term device price. That puts the iPhone 4 16GB for $399 and iPhone 4 32GB for $499 on a new 3-year voice and data plan.

    What if I activated in 2008 (3G) and want a no contract commitment locked with rogers what price will I have to pay for the phone. Will I still get the $250.00 off, bc then it might be worth it rather then buying total unlock for 649.00?

    Thanks

  • Jayo6969

    oh and its says i was eligible for an upgrade on July 16 2010 so i dont see why i shouldnt get the $490 discount

  • iPhone <3

    What's your source for this information? I called Rogers and they had no idea what I was talking about when I mentioned the 6GB/$30 plan.

  • Jeff

    Here is my version:

    Rogers has officially announced their iPhone upgrade/price policy. It's a bit confusing so i'll try to make it as simple as I can.

    New Customers:

    On contract $159/269 (depending on if you get the 16GB or the 32 GB)

    Unlocked/Contract Free $649/749

    Existing Customers:

    If your last upgrade was at or before December 31, 2008- full discount $159/269 (have to sign new 3 year contract)

    If your last upgrade was January 1st 2009 and June 7th 2010 – $399/499 (have to sign new 3 year contract)

    If you purchased after June 7, 2010 (WWDC announcement) you are SOL and have to purchase at the full $649/749 price.

    Also, Rogers has an eligibility checker on their site, but it's completely broken. Nobody can get it to say anything other then the full 649/749 price.

  • still havent seen the 6G plans online @ the operators.. need to read the fine print b4 deciding. that's why i'll be camped outside the AppleStore. If i knew beforehand which operator to choose, maybe i'd go there directly!

  • Anonymous

    If you got a 3GS last year between June 19, 2009 and September 15, 2009 you can get the iPhone 4 for $160/$260
    This info can only be seen on the Rogers Redboard:
    http://redboard.rogers.com/2010/iphone-4-launches-tomorrow-on-rogers/

  • Poochi

    I called Rogers call centre, they have no clue yet again.
    – They didn't know the price got updated
    – They said they will not negotiate a voice plan, because iPhone 4 is very popular, prices will be standard in the store
    – They didn't know about 6GB/$30 either, can someone please provide me with a link?

    As far as I can see, if I walk into Rogers store and get the iPhone 4, I am stuck with a 3 years contract and there is no way in hell the call centre/retention will do anything for me because the contract has been sign and they will point at me and say “sucker”

    A Rogers employee informed me that Rogers 6GB plan will also be a shared plan with iPad, free or not I don't know. Can someone please confirm this?

  • Poochi

    For the record, I am picking up an Apple factory unlocked phone.

  • questions??

    If I buy tomorrow in a rogers store, do I pay for the phone in store or can I put it on my bill and walk out without paying?

  • Valentin

    i do spend 120$ every month! I will ask for the 159$ price… Thanks for the advice

  • Poochi

    it would be VERY STUPID to buy a full priced phone from Rogers. As far as I know they ARE LOCKED even if you paid full price.

  • Fallinin

    so i have found out about the release date, pricing and upgrade programs through this site before i get a single email from fido

  • Valentin

    I have a corporate plan with the canadian gov'. I hope that will help me! :/

  • iMpatient

    Hey Ex,
    Do you know if Bell/Telus will have the same 159/269 prices on a 3 year contract? I'm guessing yes, but it would be nice to be sure.

  • Nathan Trowsdale

    i just went to check my eligibility online and it says 649/749 ? ive been with rogers since july 11th 2008 when the 3g came out and i havent upgraded since then ?

  • Fairdude1

    Would it be like in the US, where anyone that is 2 years in their contract before the end of 2010 would be able to upgrade? If that's the case, you don't have to wait the 15 days. *from what I understand!*

  • Poochi

    Quoted from Rogers Redboard. (http://redboard.rogers.com)

    “And while we can’t do this every year, we’re excited to announce a special upgrade offer that gives our iPhone customers the chance to get an iPhone 4 at a discounted price until September 30, 2010.”

    Does this imply that they won't let iPhone users do annual full subsidized upgrade every year? So iPhone 4 users who upgraded this year would be out of luck for iPhone 5 next year?

    Something to think about.

  • asdmd

    Stay calm, you know you are eligible for discount price, site is not working properly.

  • Fairdude1

    I think I'm right:
    >If you activated or upgraded your Rogers iPhone on a contract before December 31, 2008:
    >You are eligible for $490 off the no-term device price for the iPhone 4 16GB and $480 off the no-term device price >for the iPhone 4 32GB (promotional pricing). That puts the iPhone 4 16GB for $159 and iPhone 4 32GB for $269 >on a new 3-year voice and data plan.

  • asdmd

    It will likely go on your next bill.

  • Poochi

    Update: Source: Rogers redboard.

    Rogers iPhone $30/6GB plan can now be attached to iPad for $20/month + Government Regulatory Recovery Fee.

    IMHO, this is a rip off. For $10 more, you get a fresh $35/5GB iPad data plan WITHOUT CONTRACT and NON-RECURRING, WHEN you need it and CANCEL when you don't really need it.

    /end vent.

  • Omar

    I got through..can upgrade with Rogers at $270 even though phone was upgraded in December of '09! Wonderful

  • Dan0783

    Why can't I order a hardware upgrade online? WTF, what year is it?

  • Fallinin

    then it looks like im getting a 4 year contract. o well ill only live to pay off 2 of those years any ways =P

  • Fallinin

    i called yesterday and they said that they stopped over the phone orders so i dont thinks so, plus there would be soo many people calling

  • Omar

    Give them a call, I upgraded one line in December 09 (to a bb 9700 from a 3GS) and I'm still gonna get it at the new pricing

  • I am struggling with the decision.. I have a factory unlocked iPhone3G, but when I tried to at least get a little discount for not having them pay for my phone, no operator offered me anything..

    If i'm going to have to pay the 65$ anyways.. why not get the locked phone?
    but on the other hand.. you never know what retention might have told me if i called to cancel without a contract..

    Well, I have another 16 or so hours to decide..

  • Mitch

    So I'm trying to come up with the best plan I can get for around $70. Would it be:

    6GB Data – $30

    150 Minutes + 150 Bonus Minutes Voice Plan – $30
    *included UNLIMITED Sent & Received Messages (Text/Instant Messaging/Email/Picture/Video)
    *included Evenings & Weekends UNLIMITED from 6 PM
    *included: Call Waiting, Group Calling, Call Forwarding, Who Calledâ„¢, Call Manager

    Government Regulatory Recovery Fee – $2.58

    = 62.58 + taxes?

    I'm probably completely wrong here. What am I looking at paying total for the 6gb deal + a voice plan similar to the above?

  • roadcarver

    The upgrade eligibility tool is broken for me as well…

  • Omar

    Most likely get it at the cheapest price….check teh site

  • TargetSu

    So if I read this correctly.

    Since I got the 3GS on launch day in July 2009. I can get the iPhone 4 for $399/$499? or $159/$169?

    Clear as mud!

    -Paul S.

  • Omar

    You arent adding 3 years, when you upgrade you are canceling your existing contract and beginning a new one.

  • Missing_intellect

    Yeah, they're bastards because they give you a subsidized phone on a 3 year contract, so they can earn back the subsidy over the term then when you decide you want a new phone only a couple months into the contract they say re-sign for an extra 3 years? You signed the initial 3 year contract, which is the reason they sold you the first phone at a subsidized price. By demanding another phone at a subsidized price after just a couple of months, you're basically saying for Fido to take a hit on the entire subsidy they provided on your initial phone. As a business, it makes sense that they'd say to honour your contract by adding another full term to it.

    Do you go to a dealership to buy a car, finance it for 3 years, then 2 months down the line go in and tell them to just forgive your previous contract so you can buy another car, while keeping the car you had originally purchased? Hell no.

  • Matt

    I've pay 38$ a month for 6GB data (30$) plus 8$ for 40 voice minutes… (plus the 7.95$ system access fee… ugh!

  • Omar

    That's what we though last year when the 3GS came out….

  • Poochi

    I guess you don't care about Caller ID and Virtual Voicemail? Add $15 to $20 if you want to add these 2 MOST useful features..

  • Jwhende7

    Yes

  • Ex

    Yes

  • Houtan_trip

    lol at night

  • Omar

    I would give Rogers a call today and sort out everything you want, they can create your account number and start the process. You can add the data plan to whatever plan you want (it just goes on the single number and not shared amongst the entire family plan)

  • Junior

    I'm confused about one detail: if I buy an unlocked phone, and I don't currently have a contract with any wireless carrier (I've recently returned to Canada, and not sure how long I'm staying), I can simply choose a voice and data plan from a carrier and pay month-to-month without a contract? Are the non-contract plans different? Am I eligible for the $30/6GB data plan if I'm not on a contract?

  • jp_m

    i'm a little confused here…. will I be able to add the 6GB/$30 data deal onto my EXISTING fido account?
    please help…

  • Ex

    Correct.

    The plans are slightly different.

    You won't be able to have the 6Gb plan.

  • The Tron

    I have a question, usually when i do a HUP, at the Fido Store, they charge it directly to my bill. Somebody told me that HUP's at the Apple Store will only be payable up-front. Is this true?

  • Poochi

    This is my opinion, take it with a grain of salt.

    If I were as lucky as you, I would pick up a factory unlocked iPhone from Apple.

    Wait a week or 2 for this madness to cool down. Call Rogers retention department and negotiate a good voice / data + additional discount.

    If their offer is acceptable, sign the 3 years contract then and get a brand new Rogers locked iPhone, then sell the Rogers locked iPhone, and keep your awesome plan for the next 3 years.

    the problem now is if we were to just walk into retail and sign that 3 years contract while the retail people tell you they have no pricing authority, and you sign that contract, you are stuck with a shitty plan for the next 3 years and it is very difficult to negotiate on the plan level if your threat to leave is not credible due to hefty cancellation fees.

    Try it and let me know if this works out 🙂

  • Ex

    Yes, on contract

  • ShawnV

    So with this upgrade thing with Fido. I have a Blackberry, does it only count if I have an older iphone?

  • Vince To

    mine gave me the 159/269 price option for upgrade
    works fine and accordingly for all the cell phones in my family

  • jp_m

    so if I extent my contract by another 3 yrs, I can get the deal??

  • Vince To

    do they accept debit card? lol instead of cash or visa

  • Ex

    Yes

  • Mitch

    Ah ok, so I guess I'll be looking around $75 if I add on both Caller ID and Virtual Voicemail. I'm not sure how I missed those.

    I guess I could probably just go for the $25 Voice Plan instead seeing how you still get 200 minutes with evenings starting at 6 and weekends unlimited. I'll just make sure I use my office phone during the day.

  • The Tron

    Usually at the Fido Store, they charge upgrades to my bill. Will they do the same at Apple Store, or do I have to pay up front?

  • HESOMAD

    you get it for 399/499.

    159 is for those who bought in 2008.

  • Jo7

    If you are on a family plan with Rogers with 2 phones, how much is the cancellation fee? $200 or $400

    It looks like we have to pay $800 for 2 phones, is this actually up for negotiation with Rogers? Can we threaten to switch and they will lower this? Or am I living in lala land…We signed up last March so missed the cut-off for a couple of months for the cheaper phones.

  • digik9

    That’s what they just told me. And then I won’t be eligible for HUP until 14 months before end of contract. The 3 year contract I’m on runs out in June 2011, then they’ll start the new 3 year and I won’t be eligible for HUP until April 2013. WTF Fido, WTF Rogers being as you own Fido.

    I think I’ll go unlocked and see what’s up in a year when my contract expires.

  • Jo7

    And our bill is always over $100 each month if that is a factor.

  • Ex

    To account

  • Vince To

    thanks ex
    btw, if i wana call retentions for a better plan, should i call and change my existing phone plan BEFORE i buy the iphone 4? or try and bargain with them afterwards?

  • Mtlscream

    You would be ok with Bell.. new plans and promo for the 30$ for 6GB… on the paper, it said no contract too

  • Ex

    Bargain before buying the phone

  • ShawnV

    Anyone?

  • Don't forget the part about :

    “A limited time promotional offer for smartphone customers who activate on a three-year contract”

    So we buy full price, and get stuck with a 3 year contract anyways? Bummer!

  • Ex

    Just be within the dates

  • Poochi

    There is no retention department at this time for iPhone 4. I tried. If it involves iPhone 4, they want you to deal with the store.

    After you sign that 3 years contract and picked up the iPhone 4, good luck trying to negotiate anything because you are powerless.

  • not on fido you arent.

  • Hell yeah 159/259 for me!!! Plus Fido Dollars!!!!!

  • Poochi

    you can probably just pick up a $15 or $25 plan. I have been using iPhone since launch, and I have to TRY VERY HARD to even use 1GB.

    On a normal month I am only using about 250MB on average.

  • Matric

    Same is happening for me … i upgraded last year before sept and am getting a 399 price … i dont see in the rogers FAQ anything about upgrading last year to the 3GS before sept …

  • Poochi

    Rogers is desperate this time around, their discount for iPhone 4 is steeper than it has ever been. Something is up 🙂

  • this guy

    Ex or Gary can you provide any insight to this?

  • ShawnV

    Is it possible to apply the fido dollars to the phone at Futureshop when I buy the phone? Or do I need to go to a fido store to do so?

  • Widget Garfield

    Just a silly realisation on my part. I have 2 years left on my contract so would not be eligable for the full discount but would get the $499 price. But if I cancel my contract, that will cost me $200, then start a new contract I would get the phone for $150 so it total I would have paid $350 which is still $150 less than if I take the upgrade. I think Rogers should rethink their upgrade policy for long term customers.

  • Geek

    If you have a friend or family member who doesn't want to upgrade their phone any time soon and doesn't mind locking in for another 3 years (someone like, my mother, for example 😉 you can also get the phone on their plan, pay for it, and just use the phone on your current account. Or give them your old iPhone, or … whatever works.

  • BamX

    DO IT NOW! I just called retentions and renew a retention plan and he told me to just go to the store and do a HUP tomorrow. The HUP will just renew my retention plan that I activated today.

  • owais

    Some interesting info regarding the Early Cancellation Fees (ECF) at Rogers. Based on this if you have been a rogers monthly plan subscriber since Feb 1st, 2007 then your maximum on the voice plan will be $ 200 and the max penalty on date plan would be $ 100. Also i noticed that they are calling it a fee now and not penalty. I thought you cant charge tax on penalty charges. That would mean you should have to pay tax on a parking ticket as well. I dont think there are any “applicable taxes” on penalties. Does anyone here know for sure if they can legally charge tax on early cancellation penalties??

    Read below:

    *** Quote ***

    The ECF is the greater of (i) $100 or (ii) $20 per month remaining in the Service Agreement Term, to a maximum of $400 (plus applicable taxes), and applies to each line in the plan that is terminated.

    If you have subscribed to your Price Plan before February 1, 2007 and you continue or renew on the same Price Plan on 1-, 2- or 3-year term, the ECF will be equal to $20 times the number of months remaining in the term, to a maximum of $200 (plus applicable taxes). A DECF also applies if, for any reason, your wireless data service is terminated prior to the end of your Data Term. The DECF is the greater of (i) $25 or (ii) $5 per month remaining in the Data Term, to a maximum of $100 (plus applicable taxes), and applies in addition to the ECF for termination of your Service Agreement. If you subscribe to a plan combining both voice and data services, both the ECF and DECF apply.

    *** End Quote ***

    This might be interesting for some since you can then pay a penalty of $ 300 (hopefully with no tax) and then get the phone with Fido/Bell/Telus/Virgin etc with a $ 450 discount. Interesting thought. 🙂 .. and im gald i always read the fine print carefully.
    Thanksa guys!

  • Sam

    cool! take the opportunity to upgrade then. but i’m sure they will make you sign a 3 year contract and in my knowledge they don’t do it with out data plan, but give it shot you never know :). but it sucks for me because i’m getting 399/499 so i think i might just go with unlocked version

  • jp_m

    can anyone confirm??

  • Jayo6969

    I am a Fido Customer and got a 3G in July 08……and upgraded to 3GS in Sept 09…..It says i was able to do a hardware upgrade on July 14th 2010. My contract expires Sept 9/2010. When I just did the eligibilty it says i only get $250 bucks off. At what date is it that you get $490 off?? If i work it out it would be cheaper for me to cancel my iphone and become resign as a new customer. Any help is appreciated thanks

  • Eva

    Just spoke on the phone with a Rogers rep. They said the HUP tool is down for them as well and they said they honestly can't give an accurate price until tomorrow.

    So no point in calling, they said the online HUP tool until tomorrow will just give you an estimate (even if it is working) and customer service reps are tied into the same online tool that we've been trying to access online.

  • Poochi

    how is it possible that your contract expires this year? iPhone contracts are 3 years so it should have been at least 2011…

  • JaSon72

    In regards to the Rogers upgrade path , what is the no term device price ? I just want to know if I am upgrading and staying on contract with Rogers how much will it cost? I paid $299 for the 3GS on contract so how much will I have to pay to upgrade?

  • Chris

    Where did you get this information?

    If you activated or upgraded your Rogers iPhone 3G in 2008 and then upgrade again between June 19, 2009 and September 15, 2009:

    You are eligible for $490 off the no-term device price for the iPhone 4 16GB and $480 off the no-term device price for the iPhone 4 32GB (promotional pricing). That puts the iPhone 4 16GB for $159 and iPhone 4 32GB for $269 on a new 3-year voice and data plan.

    I called Rogers based on that ^^^ piece of information and they said they have nothing that states that, and I don't get anywhere near that discount.

  • I want to buy an unlocked phone. but I cant accept not getting at least some discount for that.. the company is not spending money with buying me a phone, so they HAVE to give me something.. by my calculations.. If i can squeeze Caller ID + Free SMS or something like that out of the deal, I'll be better off.. plus.. switching carriers anytime a better plan presents itself.. good too..

    Actually going for 2 iphone4 and a Family Plan. Me and the Mrs.

  • swave

    will telus offer an upgrade deal like rogers and fido????

  • Omar

    Make sue your cancellation is only $200, if you signed up after Feb 1st 2007 then it is a $400 cancellation fee. Also, wait until their site is back up and check again, or give them a call. I upgraded one line in January of this year and I'm getting the IP4 for the 170/270 pricing

  • Ex

    If it's been since 2008, you should be eligible for promo pricing.

  • Guest
  • Gallick

    HUPs at the Apple Store, historically (I used to work there) are always charged to the customer's bill.

  • Jayo6969

    my apologies i ment sept 2011 it expires so i have just over 13 months left in my contract

  • jp_m

    so if I would like to add the 6GB/$30 deal to my existing Fido account with 1yr left on the contract, I would need to extend my contract my another 3 years??

  • Apv

    ARGH…I am on corporate plan, will two years in on August 8th, HUP tool says I have to pay full price…any idea why?

  • BAT

    A few people have mentioned the $20 price to add/share the data with your iPad. I don't see any mention of this above so was curious where people are getting this from. If Bell are offering this for $10, not sure why Rogers would charge an extra $10. May make my decision easier…

  • runkpocker

    Its broken

  • Poochi

    upgrade is always 3 years. if you want no term device, that would be full price, you might as well get a factory unlocked directly from Apple.

  • Sjf

    Because you're gay

  • Omar

    Yes you can bargain my good friend, just call them today and tell them you will cancel and go to liek bell or something where you can get them at the new pricing. They will explain you have to pay the $800 to cancel both lines…so technically leaving you even if you just upgrade. But still tell them that you feel you should still be offered a better deal, you can easily cancel and go to bell and get the plan you need that offers better pricing. Explain that you can either give them 250/month or bell, it's their choice! That usually works for me

  • Bobbee Raye

    Would we be able to get the Fido/Rogers discount at the Apple Store? (the $250-$490)?

  • tiredatwork

    What time will the Rogers website start selling? Midnight Eastern or Pacific?

  • Omar

    Yeah I think it's the dates, but also your account plays into it, one of my lines which upgraded to a BB 9700 from a 3G in January of 2010, was eligible for the new iphone at 160

  • Wassup_1984

    You have to go to fido store to use fido dollars. You can not use fido dollars at authorized retailer. That is what the csr told me when I called in.

  • Poochi

    as far as I know from other posters, you would be adding 3 more years to your contract, so it'll expire in 2014. Depends on if you like your existing plan, and how much it cost, you may be better off just pick up an unlock iPhone.

    paying $399 to get out and then be locked in another 3 years contract sounds very expensive to me especially if same thing is going to happen with you next year.

  • Omar

    Not at all HUP's are always charged to ur account

  • Omar

    Yeah you just sign it up on your contract for the 3 years and you get it

  • Ricky J

    I dont see this anywhere on the website?
    ''If you activated or upgraded your Rogers iPhone 3G in 2008 and then upgrade again between June 19, 2009 and September 15, 2009:

    You are eligible for $490 off the no-term device price for the iPhone 4 16GB and $480 off the no-term device price for the iPhone 4 32GB (promotional pricing). That puts the iPhone 4 16GB for $159 and iPhone 4 32GB for $269 on a new 3-year voice and data plan.''

  • Omar

    You might get it for a better deal, I got my 3Gs after launch day and am getting the iP4 for 159/269 so I think you may get it at 159

  • PS

    I just did that and was able to shave $15 of my monthly bill without loosing anything, actually got more options. But they still can't tell me what price I'll have to pay to HUP my 3G.

    I read in other threads that Rogers calculate how much you pay monthly to determine what upgrade you get, does anyone know how that's working? Only in that past 6 months I've changed my plan, but for more then 2 years I was paying a average of $275/month, was doing lots of international trips and was on DigitalOne 800. Even with that they can't tell me if my upgrade will be 156/269 or 399/499.

  • Omar

    2010! I think they are doing this to prevent the system from going down as it did all prior launch years.

  • Curbed Davy

    My girlfriend was just told by someone at the Rogers store that the FaceTime is an extra 25cents a minute plus another 10$/month…does this make sense to anyone else?

  • I just tried it and I am okay for the promo pricing of 159/269!! woot!!! iphone 4….I'LL SEE YOU TOMORROW!! 😀

  • Fallinin

    i know best buy lets you so future shop should let you as well. you should call your local store just to make sure tho

  • TargetSu

    How are you getting it for $159?

  • Jayo6969

    Yah i get all that of the stacking contracts but who gets the $490 off cause i only got my iphone 3g 5 days after launch back in 2008 ……so what is it only the people that got it on launch day get the $490 off like this doesnt make sense

  • Sn0wbuzzed

    I'm a Rogers REP and that is not confirmed anywhere :

    If you activated or upgraded your Rogers iPhone 3G in 2008 and then upgrade again between June 19, 2009 and September 15, 2009:

    You are eligible for $490 off the no-term device price for the iPhone 4 16GB and $480 off the no-term device price for the iPhone 4 32GB (promotional pricing). That puts the iPhone 4 16GB for $159 and iPhone 4 32GB for $269 on a new 3-year voice and data plan. `

    TO BE CONFIRMED :

    PLUS Notice that to get special HUP price, you must be an iPhone Customer…
    if you have any other phone ( smart phone or not ) you elligible for an upgrade if you did your last upgrade/activation before 30th July 2008…

    if you are not an iPhone customer and you activated/upgraded after 30th july 2008 : nothing is gonna work except buying the phone full price…

  • PS

    I don't know with Bell, but on Rogers the $30/6GB also include tethering.

  • sam

    ya i’m not sure how he is getting it for 159/269 because i got my 3gs lunch day which was june, 19, 2009 and am still getting 399/499 i really don’t understand how he gets 159/269

  • runkpocker

    Incorrect.
    Facetime has nothing to do with Rogers. It works on Wifi, not on the rogers network.

  • runkpocker

    Rogers will NOT be selling on the website. In store, or partners ONLY

  • runkpocker

    Yes

  • Missinglogo

    ROGERS just took the upgrade eligibility tool down. Ha.

  • LOL

    Never trust a Rogers employee. They are always misinformed by their superiors.

  • Megavidiot

    Just talked to a client of mine who work for Roger's at a south Surrey location, he only has 14 phones there and 10 are already spoken for. So if you are planning on heading out that way, BE EARLY!!!

  • Gloomy

    Where did you get those numbers from?

    On Rogers.ca I see their plan starts at $30 and has nothing near what you mentioned. I really want that plan you had mentioned!!!

  • Jaykrs

    Love the pricing! However, it would be great if FIDO stores were carrying more than 7 iPhone 4s!! 2 of the downtown locations I called are getting 5 of the 16GB and 2 of the 32GB! That's crazy!

  • GGGG

    I will renew my Fido contract and will get the iphone4 for $159 at Apple Store tomorrow. Can I pay for the phone tomorrow at Apple Store? or Do I have to wait until I receive the bill next month which includes $159?

    The reason for this, is because my dad is taking over my contract after I buy the iPhone. I have two lines. and he's taking over one of my lines. and I don't want him to see that I just purchased a phone for $159 on his first invoice !!

    THANKS IN ADVANCE AND PLEASE HELP ME WITH THIS! 😀

  • Poochi

    only if you go line up now lol

  • Poochi

    it's on rogers redboard.

    redboard. rogers . c o m

  • DJ

    I just got off the phone with a CSR… they are saying if you upgraded under two years ago, we are not eligible. hmmm.

  • Poochi

    something like that. you are screwed.

  • travis

    Eligibility checker has since been removed from the Rogers iPhone page – too many problems? LOL

  • Poochi

    at this moment, no. who knows it might change tomorrow.

  • Ex

    Yes

  • Friendlychap_17

    *****IMP PIECE OF INFO FOR FIDO CUSTOMERS*****
    I just got off the phone with Fido customer care, and they have CONFIRMED that they will be stacking up the contracts. In simple words, you 3 year term for the new iPhone 4 begins on the date your current contract ends. I upgraded to 3Gs last year so my contract end in september 2012, but if i upgrade to iPhone 4, it will be extended until September 2015 …. i mean … seriously????? The rep told me that Fido has always done that. That is so effin untrue. They never did that when i upgraded to the 3G or 3Gs.
    WATCH OUT carefully before you sign a contract with Fido. It's a mere rip off. I would anyways wait until the next upgrade for iphone comes in (when finally apple gets their shitty atenna issue right). Or if your life is stuck with the i4 … go for an unlocked version @ Apple. Fido will try to tell you that they won't troubleshoot the unlocked iPhone and what not, but don't get fooled by them. Just think about it that how many times do you have to trouble shoot the iphone in regards to network, and how many times did you ever call Fido Tech support for that purpose???? NEVER … right????
    The other dark side of contract is that you have no levrage to get the special loyalty plans, and if your contract ends in 2015 … forget about getting good bargains.

    P.S: Check out the videos of 3Gs vs iPhone 4 on youtube, and you will see it for yourself that the speed part of it is almost the same on both. Now if you are 70+ and deadly need the retina display … then yes … iPhone is for you. 3Gs has a decent display and has the same speed … and guess what … it does everything what the i4 does, so why the hell would you get a phone which is just a little better looking? Wait for the next version of iPhone.

    Good luck ….
    Cheers !!!

  • Basically, every purchasing option is available at the Apple Store.

  • JiM

    How does one go about calling retention and doing a bit of haggling? I have a 8GB 3G that I signed up for in July 08, haven't upgraded since then, and routinely pay Rogers over 100 a month with phone/data/home phone. Am I asking them to give me a better deal now that will roll over with the HUP I want to do tomorrow?

  • RogersQ

    So from what I gather, if one is an existing blackberry user, the promotional discounts don't apply as it reads “Rogers iPhone”

  • Dcasaul

    Just to clarify, FIDO dollars will be accepted at the Apple Store?

  • Trevolangelo

    So I have a question…I qualify for an upgrade/renewal with Rogers for an iPhone 4. Is it possible to avoid going into a Rogers store and just go into the Apple store and renew. I've always had it put onto my Roger's account and paid later. Is this something that the Apple Store can do (put it on the account) or do I have to visit a Roger's kiosk/store. Any help/advice would be appreciated. Thanks! =D

  • GGGG

    I will renew my Fido contract and will get the iphone4 for $159 at Apple Store tomorrow. Can I pay for the phone tomorrow at Apple Store? or Do I have to wait until I receive the bill next month which includes $159?

    The reason for this, is because my dad is taking over my contract after I buy the iPhone. I have two lines. and he's taking over one of my lines. and I don't want him to see that I just purchased a phone for $159 on his first invoice !!

    THANKS IN ADVANCE AND PLEASE HELP ME WITH THIS! 😀

  • Wassup_1984

    no only at fido store only, no authorized dealers

  • Sn0wbuzzed

    APPLE STORE = FIDO Store, or ROGERS Store, or BELL Store, or TELUS Store…
    everything you can do at fido rogers bell or telus regarding an iphone, you can do it at apple !

    please try to not ask again about apple store 🙂

  • Ex

    If you do 3 year renewal on data plan, yes

  • Ex

    Next bill

  • Moicle

    It is confirmed by Rogers here:

    http://redboard.rogers.com/2010/iphone-4-launch

    So am I eligible for the $199/16GB if I upgraded to 3g in 2008 and 3gs in 2009? If not, then your site is misrepresenting customers and that's not a good thing.

  • AD

    No, you can also use fido dollars at the Apple Store

  • Sn0wbuzzed

    Hardware Upgrade : always on the next bill, activation/full price : always in store…

  • You can use the calculator on the website. It depends on how much your plan costs a month to determine your if you get a discounted plan. I have been off contract now for 6 months after my old 3-year plan came up. I pay $54 a month taxes in and they wanted to charge me $579 for a 32GB 3GS even if I was signing up for a new 3 year contract.However it looks like when I use the calculator (which has many stipulations and warnings on the redboard that it might not be accurate) that I am eligible for the same prices as a new customer. 4+ years of business and I’ve finally made it to the new customer level! SWEEEEET!(Virgin Student Plan here I come!)

    *edit* – If you have a smartphone plan now at over $70 a month I think you should get a slightly better price

  • They'll put it on your next bill.

  • Colin

    Sigh. It looks like the carriers will compensate for unlocked phones by only offering the good data plan (6GB for $30) to those who sign up to a contract.

    For me, the whole point of buying an unlocked phone is to avoid contracts.

  • Sn0wbuzzed

    Yeah thats true.. but maybe it works, maybe not… they didnt send us that information on our sales tools website..

  • The really good retention deals are when your contract has expired, and you can switch carriers without paying a fee for canceling your contract. You might be able to get some kind of deal now by threatening to get an unlocked phone from apple, maybe even if you threaten to get it unlocked, cancel and stomach the fee to switch, but I don't know how likely you are to succeed or how good a deal you'll get–it depends on who you talk to and how good of a negotiator you are. To contact them, call, and say you plan to cancel, and you'll get transferred to retentions. I don't know how it'll work with the HUP tomorrow–some retention deals require signing a contract, I don't know if that resets your HUP eligibility. Ask on the phone.

  • Except full-price and locked, the usefulness of which I completely fail to see anyways.

  • This goes to show the problem with rogers reps–they don't know what they're talking about. I don't think for a second that it's your fault, it's the fault of your poorly managed company as a whole.

    redboard.rogers.com

  • Ex

    iphoneincanada ftw

  • Damnit, I got my iPhone 3G in July 2008, but got sent a crappy LG phone when the 3G broke in March which bumped my upgrade date to September and now they're going to make me pay the $399 I bet. That blows.

  • David

    YEAHH WOOOO

  • Rx_8ight

    Ex,
    For Fido, how do you know if you will get $250 off or $490 off?
    My contract expired a year ago, so I was planning to get the iphone 4 and sign a new 3 year contract.
    Does this mean I will get it for $159?
    Thanks for your help!

  • arturo

    This is HORRIBLE news: I just drove 3 hours around the city (Windsor) trying to figure out this whole availability issue: Every single CRS had a different opinion, none of them agreed on anything, all have different stories. One store (ROGERS) is only getting 3 units, the other ones; 10, 11, and 5 for the whole city!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is this freaking hilarious or what? ….. Two are located at the mall which opens its doors at 8AM….. so who knows, what's going to happen when the doors get unlocked…. would it be like an stampede? This whole obsession for a phone is running down the excitement to be honest…..

  • Whiterhino14

    Just talked to Rogers wireless support. They weren't able to give me any details about my HUP. I spoke to two different people, both totally clueless. I called the apple store at the West Ed they say they do have stock for tomorrow but didn't know how many, she is in the store but doesn't have access to that information. I just don't get it.

  • fidoiphoneguy

    resign for 159.99. data and voice.

  • Ex

    Once you check the eligibility, you'll know for sure.

    If you're off contract, you're likely looking at promo pricing.

  • fidoiphoneguy

    next bill AND you can use FIDO dollars at apple.

  • Jo

    the bigger problem is, Rogers CSR just said they don't do hardware upgrade over the phone anymore…have to line up at the store!!! how stupid is that~

  • Tine

    So if I go to the Apple store tomorrow, I will be able to purchase an iPhone 4 locked to Fido at the same price as I would at the Fido store (199/299 ish) is that right? I'm not sure I understood that part…

  • Don

    No, Bell and Telus will not offer the upgrade like Rogers and Fido are doing, Bell and Telus are EXTREMELY strict on there upgrade policy. I'm pretty pissed at myself for choosing Bell this past November. You think after seeing what Rogers/Fido is doing for there loyal and existing customres, Bell and Telus would follow but they aren't so I know what I am doing when my contract expires in 2012…….. Just shows how much Bell/Telus care for there EXISTING clients. My mother has Rogers so I'll most likely get the iPhone 4 through her upgrade and just switch accounts with her, meaning I'll give her my 3GS from Bell and I'll keep the iPhone 4 with Rogers.

  • Rx_8ight

    Thanks!

  • Indianajones

    What about corporate plans? Do upgrades apply to those as well???

  • Michael

    Will Apple Store be able to do a HUP on Rogers? I'm confused?

  • Yes. Read the multiple articles on this site and Rogers'.

  • I believe the official line is to go to your corporate-dedicated site, or talk to your assigned rep.

  • Yes.

  • Not very, as I'd think most people are eager to get their phone quick, and the decision between having tons of stores get 0 stock and not offering phone/online orders is a clear one, especially as they want media coverage of the lines and as tons of eager customers (like us) want their phones asap and like waiting in line.

  • Depends. Make sure you are aware of exactly what each offers, first. Then, look at non-plan stuff, namely coverage, and replacement of damaged phones. For example, Rogers/Fido have the benefit of an underlying GSM/Edge network where there's no 3G coverage or you're in an area where you can't get a 3G signal. Bell/Telus do not–lose the 3G signal, no service. And ask friends/family about their experiences. Really, though, they all suck, go with the least crappy one with the most things to offer you. And don't forget things like Fido stacking contracts when you upgrade.

  • You can't deny, they know damn well what they're doing, including just how far they can push their customers.

  • Fougnian

    Bell's site now update with Iphone 4 info. 6GB for 30$ confirm!!

  • Tine

    Thank you, you guys have been a great help! One more thing… Can I then go home with the phone and micro-sim purchased at the Apple store and call Fido for my activation? I'm with Rogers right now but I want to switch. I would also like to keep my current mobile number.

  • ZEN

    Can you order iphone 4 over the phone?

  • Bkushner

    Oh wise people, If I HUP my Fido with 1 year left and get a 4 year contract, can I immediately go to Rogers as a new customer and port the Fido over and get a Rogers Iphone as well at new customer pricing? This seems like a semi smart thing to do to get out of Fido.

  • Hazedragon45

    what if i dont want to get a data plan? The last time i've upgraded was when the iphone 3g first came out. I had data back then but cancelled it. Is it IMPOSSIBLE to get in iPhone 4 without DATA?

  • Ikaiwen

    are rogers ,fido, ell. hey all gonna open early tomorrow morning ? or just for the Apple Store?

  • Guest

    Anyone lining up in London, Ontario? I am so excited!! My brother-in-law just texted me and told me he heard somewhere that the shipments were delayed for the iPhone 4. He better be kidding…..

  • Luongo

    Does “no term device'' mean i can buy the phone unlocked for a discounted price because i activated at a certain date?

    I am referring to this….

    You are eligible for $490 off the no-term device price for the iPhone 4 16GB and $480 off the no-term device price for the iPhone 4 32GB (promotional pricing)

  • Anonymous

    The info about June 19 and September 15, 2009 time frame is only listed on the Rogers Redboard site:
    http://redboard.rogers.com/2010/iphone-4-launches-tomorrow-on-rogers/

  • Ikaiwen

    Will Rogers open early tomorrow for iPhone 4? or just for the Apple Store?

  • JustHere

    Will there enough for everyone on July 30th? Also, can I get easily in a month a local wireless store or they will always be sold out?

  • Marc

    You can no order an iphone 4 on Bells website. 14 days to delivery

  • Marc

    My mistake. Just pricing..

  • J Shapiro93

    So if I bought an iPhone 3GS on launch date, I can get the 32GB iPhone 4 for $499? Does this include 'renewing my contract' or is it a straight up give me the iPhone? Also, what does renewing my contract entail? One last thing, I don't have to swap in my current 3GS, correct?

  • Dingmonk

    Bell Just updated their page to show the iphone 4 prices and the 6GB plan for $30 from July 30th to September 30th….

    $159 for 16GB
    $269 for 32GB

  • Whiterhino14

    lol, I had to look up FTW . It's great that you guys are here to fill in these hugh gaps left by these morons. it's just too bad that we can't rely on quality info from the people who yank the money out of our accounts every month. We pay their bills and buy their dream homes and the can't even look down and say ” Did I step in something, oops no worries , it's only another customer”

  • runkpocker

    Renew only
    3 years locked to carrier
    You keep your 3GS

  • lulz

    you can order the iphone 4 over the phone as long as the phone you are phoning on is the iphone 4

  • runkpocker

    No
    Supply will increase with time

  • runkpocker

    No

  • runkpocker

    No. It is locked, but you get the promo price

  • I originally wasn’t going to wait in line. But I checked out the rogers eligibility tool and I’m able to upgrade for 159-259. Weird because I re-op’d my 3year in April. Lucky me. I sure hope the website isn’t wrong. I did it like 4 times on 2 different computers to be double sure lol

  • Jayo6969

    I just got off the phone with a CSR and he wouldnt say much about the iphone 4 but he did confirm that I will be able to get the iPhone at agreement price as of tomorrow so yay i get my iphone for only $68 after fido dollars how sweet is that

  • KelownaRogers

    I am trying to upgrade to and iphone 4 (with rogers) from a sony ericsson (activated Aug 10 2008) tomorrow. Will I be able to get the $159, $269 prices? Thanks

  • Should of went to Apple. You would of gotten the 3G replaced if it was March 2009. If it was March 2010 you would of had to pay 200bucks.

  • applepie

    I heard fido will stack contracts. Is this true?

  • Rx_8ight

    That would sux…

  • tman

    WHERE DID YOU GET THE INFO ABOUT EARLY ADOPTERS…? I don't see that policy anywhere on rogers or even on rogers salescentral (the dealer sales site) I work there and have no heard that.. but I would qualify for it so I'm hoping it's true 🙂

  • Rx_8ight

    I just checked, $159 for me!!!

  • Mike

    So if my rogers store runs out of phone (I called two of them and one has 23 and the other 11), will they put me on a waiting list for the second batch of phone? Hopefully it won't be a long wait. I can wait a couple weeks, but also don't want to wait in line tomorrow.
    Ordering online thru Apple is the other option I guess. Right?

  • J-Money

    Yep. If it was not for that plan, the smarter choice is to buy it unlocked then negotiate with retention. But this plan is absolutely amazing in comparison to the others.. I can't pass it up. 3 years it is.. those smart motherf**kers.

  • Guest

    the checker button on Rogers site is back guys!

  • KelownaRogers

    link?

  • Marc

    OMG am I ever confused!

    I have 2 phones on my account, both were purchased well over 2 years ago (Non-data phones). I called yesterday and switched both plans to the Student/data/MY10 plan so that I can have a data plan to renew for 3 years come tomorrows iPhone launch.

    Rogers eligibility checker tells me I'm going to pay full price on both phones. How can that be? What should I actually pay?

  • Anonymous

    In my case, I could only save $250 by upgrading my contact. Another benefit is not being tied to a 3 year contract. 😉

    If you travel, having unlocked is nice so you can put a pay as you go sim in and avoid roaming. True, you could do that with a jailbroken/unlocked phone..

    I jailbroke my 3gs, it was sorta a pain to go back to non jailbroken what with the SHSH blobs and having to mess with hosts file, etc.

    Factory unlocked just less headaches, worth the extra $250 for me for sure.

  • Jayo6969

    you are wrong sir they have always stacked……….and when you upgraded from 3g to 3gs you didnt get a full hardware subsidy so thats why your contract was not extended

  • frankthetank

    You would want to call Fido (or whomever you are switching to) and tell them with you want to do a wireless number transfer from Rogers. Fido will then close your rogers account on your behalf. In believe they will do that right at the apple store (like a fido store would do) and activate the phone right on the spot.

  • HUEHUE

    Obviously you're paying the full price. You switched to a plan today/yesterday. You need to have at least 2 years of that to be eligible.

  • J-Money

    Hi Fool,

    I would just like to point out a few things, for example:

    -> This upgrade of speed will probably be the same for the next release of the iPhone. They might go ahead and increase it by another 200 Mhz to equal the A4 in the iPad, but thats it. Thats negligible.

    –>They kept these as 16 GB and 32 GB versions so that next year their main selling point will probably be the 32GB and 64 GB version of the iphone.

    –> The Retina display will not change at all.

    –> I doubt they will upgrade the camera, its better than on par with other cell cams.

    The speed is the same for now, you think then they roll out more intensive applications it is going to stay the same? You are running apps made for the 3GS.. what do you expect?

    70 years old? My 5 year old nephew can appreciate the resolution difference between the old and the new screens.

    Basically, you shitted yourself by signing up to a contract so close to this version of the iPhone. In that sense, you are stuck, and now are trying to reason yourself into saying you don't need the new iPhone. If you can't afford the contract, sucks to be you, but let me clarify: This phone is amazing.

    I'm done now.

  • EVERYONE_IS_MAD

    No its not. Liar.

  • Guest

    Ex/Gary…

    Just got off the phone with Best Buy, who cannot “confirm” that they will be getting Fido locked iPhone 4's….I do NOT want to line up for six hours and find out they don't have any…where should I go to be guaranteed a Fido iPhone 4?

  • ensam

    if you get an iPhone from a carrier and not at the apple store, will you still get the bumper?

  • Michael

    Yes, but how much have contracts changed really over the past 3 years? If they do change, I agree, it’s great not to be locked into a crappy contract.

    An other option I’m thinking about is unlocked iphone, a pay-as-you-go account (I’m not a heavy voice user) + a rogers month-by-month data plan. Do you know if that’s even possible?

  • Guest

    dunno wacha talking abt… the eligibility checker is obviously back online…and i'm pretty sure i'm not one of the “MAD ONES” 😛

  • Marc

    It is, change your Province and it will show up

  • Volento

    yes it is! Rogers.com/iphone4

  • JonnyDub

    I don't know about anyone else, but I really like this pricing! The only thing is that I can't get one tomorrow yet, hopefully Saturday tho. Does anyone know if Best Buy's stock will last until early Saturday afternoon?

  • DaveMcG

    Likely by using the App I'd guess.

  • DaveMcG

    Very unlikely any store other than Apple will have stock that lasts until Saturday

  • DaveMcG

    Apple store!

  • Marc

    Hardware upgrades have nothing to do with how long you have been on a certain plan, its about when you last activated/HUP your last device. For example, if I called and ordered a Sony Xperia X10 right now I would pay $99.99 on a 3-year renewal. (I comfirmed this by calling… obviously)

  • Rockalittle

    You just told us what you should actually pay? Full price.

  • Marc

    Interesting. I got the original iphone from the US about 3 years ago and have been on a data plan ever since. I upgraded to the 3gs at launch last year and was hoping I would be eligible for the $159… unfortunately not, $399 for me.

  • I did call Apple, it was March 2010 and I didn't have a credit card to pay them the 200 bucks.

  • eatvancity.com

    Robbers said no HUP deal for corporate users YET. I dont know how much that is true but I’m in the same boat as you.

  • Neda

    Yea I am leaning more towards Rogers. Thanks for the advice!

  • to Reconfirm i got off the phone with Rogers just now, the Girl told me that i was eligible, because im an existing Iphone owner, and my term was renewed in April, less then 3 months ago, so im able to upgrade for 159 – 259. Confirmation soothes the soul.As far as breaking Contract with Telus you COULD. but then you put on your fighting gloves and be like ok… NOW… Do i sign up with you again? or walk across the street to Rogers? make me want to stay with you Mr.Telus

  • Ex

    Apple store
    Fido store

  • Calliope

    I thought the eligibility checker wasn't supposed to be working properly (according to comments here) until after midnight. I check it now and it says I'm eligible for… $749 if I want a 32 gig. If this is right, damnit I hate Rogers.

  • Kaet

    Will apple.ca be taking orders at midnight tonight?

  • KelownaRogers

    Also, anyone else from Kelowna B.C? Any idea who will get a shipment and how many?

  • alex83

    eligibility checker is working now !!

  • Erosinho

    Here is how it works, I spoke on the phone with them today, and signed a new contract. They told me that I can still get the iPhone 4 at the discounted price tomorrow, even though I just signed a new contract today, because I’ve had the phone for three years now. It doesn’t matter when you signed your contract, it goes by when was the last time you bought a iPhone from Rogers, and I just checked online, my price is 159 and 259

  • I would love to see a picture of Apples Stock room of iphone right now. just to see this Brick wall of Iphones across the entire room lol. some lucky employee like swimming, rubbing his face against them. throwing one in the air, Miss it crashing to the floor, Sets it back, and that one becomes yours lol

  • Erosinho

    It just worked fine for me, told me I have to pay 159, and 259, then when I entered my friends number and postal code it told me 399, and 499! so its giving acurate results

  • Not working for me. I bought 3G and 3GS on launch day and it shows $399 still

  • Marc

    If you dont know what your talking about then you probably shouldn't post a reply…

    I called rogers, despite changing both my plans yesterday it has no bearing on HUP pricing. He confirmed that I can get advertised pricing on any smartphone including the iPhone. Because it has been over 2 years since my last HUP/activation.

    For anyone who is wondering, HUP eligibility is based of your last HUP/Activation NOT the last time you changed your plan.

    I will be paying $159/$269 confirmed by rogers. Even though I switched to a data plan from a voice only plan YESTERDAY. Because I am over 2 years since my last HUP/Activation…

  • They're actually giving me the $159/269 prices! 🙂

  • confusedinyvr

    Can I ask a really dumb question? I've been doing some research and I can't find any reference to data plans on a pay-as-you go basis. If none of the providers in Canada offer this then what is the point of buying an unlocked iphone 4G for $749? I'd like to quit the whole contract thing but I want/need data. Anyone have any ideas?

  • zeus268

    Yup! And I am eligible for the $159/269 pricing! 🙂 Upgraded to the 3GS last summer from my 3G….. Way to go Rogers. I don't mind paying this amount for an upgrade cause you already own me for the contract anyways!
    iphone 4 here I come!

  • Tkbmtl

    Where this info come from ?

    “If you activated or upgraded your Rogers iPhone 3G in 2008 and then upgrade again between June 19, 2009 and September 15, 2009”

  • J Shapiro93

    What does renewing my 3 year contract I signed last year entail?

  • Radiopearl

    Eligibility checker is indeed working.
    Will they let me keep the plan I have?

  • Anonymous

    im gonna trust the employee, they usually know more than csr’s.

  • DaveMcG

    No one knows. Typically the apple store updates in the morning, not at midnight.

  • guest

    why buy an unlocked iphone when you can jailbrake and unlock the iphone yourself?

  • Dolphan5499

    If you activated or upgraded your Rogers iPhone 3G in 2008 and then upgrade again between June 19, 2009 and September 15, 2009:

    » You are eligible for $490 off the no-term device price for the iPhone 4 16GB and $480 off the no-term device price for the iPhone 4 32GB (promotional pricing). That puts the iPhone 4 16GB for $159 and iPhone 4 32GB for $269 on a new 3-year voice and data plan

    this part is not anywhere to be seen on the rogers website or was mentioned to me at all by rogers customer service. can someone please verify this info?

  • Steve

    I didn't think there we pre-orders? I just checked at the local Rogers Store and they told me unless I was on their pre-order list I would have to wait until the second bacth of IPhone 4's came in…

  • Geek

    Hey guys – since ROGERS put the upgrade tool back online, I am now able to upgrade at $159 for 16GB / $269/32 GB. My last upgrade was January 4th 2009, so looks like perhaps that's good news. Looked like I might have to pay $399/$499 for a while.

  • Anonymous

    Not sure about that Michael.. Since you can only have 1 micro sim in there? Dunno for sure who it works on non contract myself, still in one 😀

  • Tom

    ok, I am sorry if I am reading this wrong, but can someone explain this?

    If I upgraded in 2009 then I pay 399/499, but if I upgraded 2008 and in 2009 then I pay 159/269. What I do not understand is if I upgraded to iphone.v3 last year, then how can someone who upgraded 2 years ago and again last year be eligible for further discount? They couldn't possibly have paid more off of their subsidised costs? In fact I did upgrade my phone in 2008, just not to an iphone… am I reading this wrong?

  • Tom

    Mins still says full 649/749

  • Geek

    I got a 3G in Jan 2009; the eligibility tool now tells me I'm eligible for the $159/$269 pricing. I'm not sure if that helps…

  • Pablo

    I just got off the phone with Rogers cancellation department and they told me that the apple store tomorrow will only be doing upgrades for Rogers and fido customers. Any truth to this?

  • Geek

    I pay about $100/month on my plan (for various additions/etc). Maybe it has to do with how much revenue they got from us? Jan 4, 2009 until now is about 5 months shy of 2 years.

    Literally 10 minutes ago here, a CTV news broadcast just now said that Rogers had changed their HUP policy for iPhone 4 to retain customers and keep them from going to other carriers (because many people can cancel, pay the term fee, and go to another carrier like Bell for less than paying the full fee for the phone).

    Hmm.

  • Tom

    Wondering why us “registered” notifyees are not getting updates from Rogers?

    “iPhone 4 Available in Limited Quantities

    Rogers aims to get an iPhone 4 into the hands of every customer who wants one. At launch, iPhone 4 will be available in limited quantities through Rogers stores and authorized resellers. We recommend you contact your local Rogers store or authorized reseller to confirm if they have units in stock. If you haven’t already registered for updates, you can sign up here to be updated once our stores have ample stock.”

  • No. The apple store will do upgrades and new activations for rogers, fido, bell, telus, and virgin; not to mention unlocked phone sales.

  • Calgaryboi

    Same question for me. How does that work for BB users??

  • Geek

    Doubt it. The Apple store rep I spoke to today told me specifically they can do most major carriers.

  • confusedinyvr

    This is my question too. Why either buy and unlocked or jailbreak it if there are no pay-as-you-go data plans. Do you guys know if there are data plans available without signing up for a 3 year contract?

  • The upgrade tool is back online but doesn't seem to work right for people who bought the 3G and 3GS at launch. It says my upgrade price is $399 when it should be $159. Rogers is looking into it.

    Has anyone who bought both 3G and 3GS seen the $159 upgrade price on their account?

  • Pablo

    I talked to the rogers cancellation department about cancelling because the upgrade price was to high, she told me that what is on the website might be changing tomorrow, (going to be cheaper), but couldn't give me details until Apple releases the info. And she knocked off $18 off my montly bill. So $64 a month for my iphone4!

  • ShawnV

    HOLY ****. I feel like the luckiest person right now. I went in last week to futureshop to ask about the iphone. I put my name on a list to get it. I just got a call, they only got 2 IN. And I get one!

  • Subadu1

    Still some unresolved questions.. re unlocked phones and price plans.. if i have an unlocked i4, will i be eligible for a price plan as stated, and if I am not in need of a subsidized phone shouldn't i be paying less each month for a plan whether I lock in or not?

  • Mitch

    So someone please explain to me why i dont get the normal pricing when i have had my phone for over a year now….its on a corporate plan and it says i am only eligible for the full price…what kind of bullshit is this rogers? did they not just release a memo on letting everyone purchase an iphone 4 as long as they bought it before june 7th 2010?

  • draz

    Corporate plans are different than the consumer plans. Corporate plans are generally much cheaper than a consumer plan but they don't get hardware upgrades…. At least the last time I checked that was one thing about it.

  • draz

    The carriers will not give you a discount on your plan if you bring an unlocked phone to them. So if you plan on being with your carrier for 3yrs then get the phone locked.

  • alibaba41

    hey
    I just got off the phone with fido customer care and they accualy knew nothing about the 6gb plan what's up with that?

  • draz

    Read the Rogers Redboard here:
    http://redboard.rogers.com/2010/iphone-4-launch
    The rep specifically states that if you upgraded to between June 19 and September 15, 2009 you can get the phone for the cheapest price of $160 =)

  • Aloombox

    Okay, I got my 3GS in Oct 2009 on a 3 year plan with data from Fido, so does this mean I can get the iPhone4 for $399 up front, and then Fido gives me back $250 credit on my first bill?? I know I sound dumb about this, but can someone please verify? It sounds too good to be true!!!

  • draz

    It starts tomorrow and the rep was most likely looking at what is available now on the system so it wouldn't show up. But the folks in the retail stores will know the $30/gb plan is available

  • Whereisiphone4

    Apple online in Australia still says coming soon! Been launched for hours already. And there carriers threw them a huge party too. Wonder what we'll get??

  • draz

    Fido dollars should work yes.

  • draz

    Even if it doesn't work online the reps will honor the cheaper price because they will see when you upgraded and will give it to you for the $159 price.

  • Alibaba 41

    all right then thank's will see tomorrow
    I just can't beleave the day is finally here woohoooo!

  • draz

    Hardware upgrades are on its own timer, simply resigning or changing plan will not effect the Hardware Upgrade timer. If last year you resigned between June 19, 2009 and September 15, 2009 then you can get the iPhone 4 for $160/$260. If you resigned at any other time during that year then it will be the higher price of $399/$499

  • Jordan

    does anybody know what time rogers stores will open on Friday (calgary)

  • Mitch

    i was deffiently miss lead when signing up for this plan….

  • draz

    Call your store and ask. Some stores in Toronto are opening as early as 6am

  • andrew

    So I just called Fido about my eligibilities and I'm eligible for the $269 pricing.. but with the $480 credit towards the phone. Did anybody know that you had to pay full price.. ie $749 for the phone plus gst and then TWO MONTHS later they credit you back?

    I think that's stupid. Or do you think the person who I was talking with is full of it?

    So at time of transaction, I have to pay $749.99 + gst and I have to wait 2 months before I get the $480 credit.. what's the point of buying the phone for $750 when I can buy an unlocked one at that price point then??? That seems like such a scam

  • andrew

    the information about the pricing of the iphone if last update was between 2009 and 2010 june 7th is not correct.
    i updated in march, and my upgrade cost for iphone 16gb is 649$

  • Allyman

    Gary,

    Do you know if Apple will go online tomorrow or not. I am asking cus I just checked Australia and Newzealand and they have not started online selling for iphone 4 there as yet and it is 10:15 am in Melbourne.

  • draz

    Are you sure it is not a retention plan? Corporate plans take some effort to sign up for and entail usually going through a specific person or 'agent' and not done over the phone by the normal CSR reps. If you sure you signed up for your plan and it could be a retention plan call Rogers to verify before you stand in line tomorrow morning.

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  • I've just been able to get a 6GB for 30$ with Telus as an addition to my current regular plan.

  • dré

    Opinions required please… If the “Check if you are eligible for special iPhone 4 pricing” says that I am eligible for the $159/$269 pricing, do you think that is solid enough to go wait in line early in the morning? Also, (and I think I know the answer to this) can I do this at the Apple Store because the Rogers site says “Phone 4 will be available as of July 30th, 2010, at which time you can upgrade by visiting your nearest Rogers authorized reseller.”? Thanks gurus.

  • Michael

    Just got off phone with Rogers CSR..they said they will not be taking phone orders, only instore upgrades and activations and that the apple store cannot do HUP, anyone else hear this too?

  • Rakten779

    wow.

    Worst launch since the Challenger disaster…

  • Mitch

    I am personally wondering why people have already bought an Iphone 3g or 3gs previously get the lowest price possible. When i have had a phone for as long as some people have had their iphone 3gs and i have to pay 399 and 499….it make no sense to me. Rogers would be making more money off of me long term then they would the person who has already had an Iphone….

  • Appleman

    Anyone guess on what time I would get out if I went to Yorkdale at 3am?

  • Codejona

    This SUCKS, I guess since I have an iPhone 3GS, I loose out…. this is badddd…. anyone who has a 3GS must pay FULL!!!!!!!

  • L A

    What happens when you do the HUP with the 6GB plan ? Does it get extended as well ? Do I get another 3 years of the same data plan for 3 years?

  • Ryansanche

    I was just at the Fido store today. The guy there said they are definitely stacked

  • DaveMcG

    Not true. I bought a 3gs at launch last year and can get the 4 partially subsidized @ 399/499. I will be doing unlocked however.

  • DaveMcG

    So you never have to worry about it being locked again by an accidental update, etc. Also, factory unlocked phones are more attractive for resale than jailbroken phones to some people.

  • Stock problems there are unrelated. Vodafone acted similarly to rogers in terms of leaving things till the day before–and one-upped them by deleting ALL info at that point (simple coming soon pages) and deciding not to bother launching it at that point.

  • I think I'm in the same boat. I upgraded my Sony Ericsson to a an iPhone 3G in April 2009 but it was done at a Rogers Plus store. Apparently, I get a corpo rate because I'm on a 60 dollar plan where I get 250 min, 75 text, my5, 1 gb data….

    I have no idea.

    The eligibility Tool is telling me I'm paying full price.
    I hope I have better luck in store tomorrow.

  • draz

    It doesn't matter if your data plan gets extended or not, even if it expires you will still have the data on there, once you have it they can't take it away.

  • draz

    If you bought your 3GS between June 19 and September 15, 2009 you can get it for the full subsidized price of $159/$269

  • draz

    Rogers changed their policy a few weeks ago to store only. They will no longer be doing HUP over the phone for any device.

  • draz

    Yes you can get it done at the Apple Store. As long as you are the primary owner of the line you are fine.

  • MarcM

    Hello,
    The updated eligibility checker on Rogers' site confirms that I am eligible for an iPhone 4 36G for $269, which is OK since I have a 3G since December 2008 and I never upgraded. That's great! But I have two questions:

    1) If I sign up for another 3 years, will I be able to keep the plan I have now (which doesn't exist anymore and I would rather keep it), or do I have to choose one of the plans that exist today?

    2) I live in Sherbrooke, Quebec; will the new 3-year contract I sign be based on the new Quebec law (with lower early termination fees), or will the same conditions that I signed for in Dec. 2008 apply?

    My plan is as follows: 17.50$/month voice plan for 200 day minutes, unlimited weekends and free nights starting at 6PM instead of 9PM; 30$/month iPhone data plan for 500 megs of data, caller ID, visual voice mail. With 911 + network fees and taxes, it comes up to a grand total of $62/month when I don't have any extras, which is pretty good! This is why I want to keep this plan. The only disadvantage is that with only 500 megs of data, I can't do tethering.

    Keep up the good work guys, iphoneincanada rocks!
    Thanks!

  • draz

    Call and speak to a retentions person and see if they can do something for you.

  • Stacyluv

    Should I get 16 GB or 32 GB?

  • draz

    1) Yes you can upgrade and keep your plan without hassle
    2) The new law in Quebec is applicable to everyone regardless of when you signed up for service.

    You have a retention plan which is a special plan for long time customers. Call and speak to someone and they can change it to the 6gb plan for about $5 more than what you are paying now.

  • runkpocker

    yes

  • vinyldust

    Fidomobile on twitter is informing that they will NOT be stacking contracts. They start a new 3yr contract on upgrades. Good news indeed!

  • draz

    Yes means get both? 😛
    With the HD recording you'll find that you will run out of space quickly… get 32gb and be free! Though I wish Apple had released it as 32gb/64gb =(

  • Hyperextension

    Line is 10 deep at Square One at 2130h EST. Guess I'm not going home tonight.

  • Joshapiro93

    My dad bought and activated an iPhone 3GS for me on a 3-year term with Fido, so his name is the main name on the account, but I believe mine is on it too. He will not be home tomorrow morning which is when I need to go wait in line in at a Fido booth. If I take cash with me to cover the $499 upgrade fee, will they let me renew my contract by myself? I'm 16 yrs old

  • draz

    Most likely not the upgrade fee is billed to the account and you don't pay the person. You also need to bring some ID like a drivers license or something. I would say it is best to wait until your dad is there as it would suck if you waited in line to only be declined 🙁

  • Screw Rogers. I bought an iPhone 3G in december of 2008. Upgraded to a 3GS in August of last year and then bought a Bold 9700 outright in December and have been using the bold since. In my understanding I should qualify for the $159/269 price bracket but their online tool says I'm eligible only for the $399/499 upgrade price.

    What gives? or did I just understand this wrong?

  • draz

    You should be fine to get the $159/$269 pricing as you purchase a 3GS between June 19 and September 15, 2009.
    And your BlackBerrry was bought full price, I hope they didn't extend your hardware upgrade eligibility when in December, call them and make sure.

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  • ZZZ

    anyone know if Carrier store hands out Cases as well, sry this might be a BEATEN TO DEATH question lol

  • Kev

    Actually August 2009 falls in:

    If you activated or upgraded your Rogers iPhone on a contract between January 1, 2009 and June 7, 2010:

    * You are eligible for at least $250 off the no-term device price. That puts the iPhone 4 16GB for $399 and iPhone 4 32GB for $499 on a new 3-year voice and data plan.

  • draz

    You should be paying $399/$499 as you upgraded in 2009… If the system says the full price then it is most likely still wrong, call Rogers and inquire about it. The reps in store should know the proper pricing.

  • ZZZ

    O yes this is some breaking news i guess, My friend shes a manager at the Roger call center in Ottawa, they been just told, the less than 2 year HUPs are not ALLOWED anymore, so all the call center people are pissed off right now, because they now have to clean up the mess, again I am hearing this from a friend so not guranteed, but for those with less than 2 years to HUP, might want to call in now to make sure

  • What about the other 3GS owners who are getting the cheaper pricing though? I'll go to a store tomorrow and find out for sure, just trying to clarify to see if I should bother waiting in line or not. I dont want it bad enough to pay 500 dollars for a phone again.

  • Thanks for the info! This is what I thought, I'll go to a store tomorrow and see. The bastards did lock me into another contract when I had to switch data plans for my blackberry. Wasn't told about that detail until just recently.

  • draz

    I'll believe it when i see it in store sorry 😛

  • draz

    Why not just give them a call now? 🙂

  • Nick

    I called the apple store in Vancouver and they said people are ALREADY lining up in lawn chairs… Man, it's a great phone but I wouldn't sit outside on the street in a lawn chair all night just to get it.

  • sb

    are u freaking serious ? which apple store did u call?

  • Michael

    I have the same dilemma. Is that worth 480 bucks? I am really on the fence on this one. I'm trying to find excuses for buying an unlocked iphone tomorrow, but can't justify paying 480 dollars more so that I don't have to worry about not having to unlock it from time to time. Can anybody convince me?

  • My Bold crapped out 2 weeks ago and I don't have a home phone. My replacement Bold is in the mail. This is the longest I've been cell phone-less in ages lol

  • ders

    I've been following all of these posts for the past few days and now I have to jump in. I am on a corporate plan and my 2 year anniversary is actually today. Upon checking my eligibility it shows that I do not qualify for a HUP?!
    So I just got off the phone with Rogers (after waiting 45 minutes) and they told me their system shows that I do qualify but that I have to go to a Rogers store because Apple doesn't sell locked phones! I advised Apple sells locked phones but I don't they she believed me! I'm worried now that if I go to Apple tomorrow morning and wait in line are they going to tell me that I don't qualify for the full HUP? Do I chance it? Does anyone know if the data in the eligibility tool is exactly the same as what Apple would see or do they have different info? Thanks!

  •  Xaroc

    It's a little nerving to know the competition is high, but it's not
    like apple to sell out within the first hour or 2. I'm sure if we get
    there before noon there will be some left at least

  •  Xaroc

    I qualified, I called apple and told the girl that i did the Rogers
    upgrade eligibility. I asked if I could upgrade at the apple store,
    and her reply was “You sure can” as she spoke in a very up beat
    chipper voice 😀

  • draz

    They won't go by some silly website tool, they will access your account and see what you are eligible and the system will process your order based on that. If a CSR rep says you are eligible then there is a good chance you are. To be sure… call the reps again.

    Also are you sure it is not a retention plan? Or is it truely a corporate plan?

  • alex

    Hey i have a question for you!!

    I want to get an iphone 4 tomorrow and i really dont care about being locked with fido since im with them since forever and im allright with that. I am eligible for an HUP at 269.
    I talk with a girl on the phone and she told me i can go to either Apple Store or Fido retailler.

    My question is, can I go to apple store and still get it at 269 and use my Fido Dollars or i would have to get a 779 unlocked one??

    Thank for an answer :)!

  •  Xaroc

    i called the girl at the apple store about upgrading also. she said you can upgrade at the apple store, but im not sure about the Fido bucks, due to the face im on rogers

  • DC

    Will you be able to use Fido Dollars at places like Wirelesswave?

  • ders

    It is a corporate plan but I signed up through a Rogers Plus store, she told me I'd have to go back there but I don't buy it. I still can't believe she told me that you can't buy Rogers locked phones at Apple!

    She only based it on the fact that I am 2 years into my contract. I also asked then what would my price be? She couldn't provide me with an exact price. I don't understand how calling “Rogers” can't provide me with info like this!!! Crazy!

    I'm on hold again, hope I get someone different this time!

  • ders

    Good to know! Maybe I should have just called Apple!

  •  Xaroc

    Yeah but asking here you dont have to be on hold for 20 minutes ^_~

  •  Xaroc

    Dont quote me on this. But im sure you can spend your fido play money at any place you can sign a contract with a fido carrier.

  • Jeff

    All I wanna know is if I'll be able to still get a 32gb if I go to the apple store at 5pm friday afternoon….they should have enough stock at apple stores to last atleast Friday right? If not I'm gonna be choked

  • Larry

    What if you buy an iPhone from Fido and one from Apple. Then you put the locked on back in the box and return it to the Apple store. Now you have an unlocked iPhone. I'm not saying to do this, but it seems pretty easy.

  • Hehe, just negotiated with Rogers retention department for an additional $10 off my already discounted retention plan 🙂

    go Rogers!

    And they said I can get 2 iPhone 4 at $159/$269 tomorrow in any authorized Rogers dealer.

    Looks like I will pick up an unlock iPhone 4 for my personal use and sell the Rogers locked iPhone 4 tomorrow!

  •  Xaroc

    I really don't know. Last year with the 3GS they still had some when I
    cruised by at 3pm. But with I4 I dunno if it will be the same way

  • GinaM

    Does anyone know about current student plan of rogers?
    I'll buy an unlocked one from apple and activate to rogers without contracts.
    Then, can I use $30 student plan? Or I just choose basic month to month plan?

  • ders

    That's what I figured. Anyhow, I just spoke to another rep and she told me that I CAN go to Apple and they will have to call the Rogers business centre to verify HUP. I'm sure the Apple staff will to love having 500 people in line and me asking them to call Rogers to verify a price. It's going to be an interesting morning!

  •  Xaroc

    To make things fast and easy i wonder if Rogers is smart enough to have Dedicated lines for Privet use of the Apple stores just for this reason.

  • hmmmmmm

    Is the HUP still not working for anyone else?

    I got a 3G from them in 2008 & got a 3GS June 24th 2009 and haven't upgraded since. That should be a $159/$269 right? Because the tool is showing me $649/$749 still…

  •  Xaroc

    Call your carrier and find out. perhaps they can swing something for you is you explain to them what you have here.

  • I bought the 3G and 3GS on launch day, and it shows me $399 instead of $159.

  • that would be fraud.
    and they check the serial anyways.

  • Gary / Ex still on? Any of you lining up in front of Apple store yet? Is camping outside needed to get my hands on this new gadget tomorrow? I would hate to go in and being told it;s out of stock >_<

  • Ksmith

    i hear how people are always getting discounts on their plans like this, how do you guys go about doing that?

  • guest

    Did they hold a phone at a particular store for you? or will you just go early enough and pick one up?

  • Fallinin

    any one know if we can buy them online at midnight? or at all?

  •  Xaroc

    I'm worried too. But last year the 3GS was still in stock at 3pm. And
    I bought my iPad the day AFTER the release, so I hope all will be good
    if we are there between 7-12. I hope lol

  • Jsnides

    What price are you selling the extra iPhone @?

  • Omar

    Its honestly very simple. You just have to understand the bargaining power you actually have. the 3 year contract that so many people hate can actually work to your advantage.

    Lets say you are currently at the beginning of your 2nd year of your 3 yr contract, so 2 years left. You have a monthly spend (the amount your bill actually comes to before taxes, not your actually plan cost) of $100 dollars. You want a better plan and a new phone. You know it will only cost you $400 to get out of your contract. 24×100 = $2400 over the next 2 years. You want a new that has a retail of $749, they will offer it to you at $400 if you resign. This is BS. So you call up customer service, explain to them that you need to save money, bills are to high, whatever. This is important, all you hve to say is that competitor X(best bet is to use Wind) is offering a plan for $45 dollars that offers you everything you currently receive for $100+. You “dont” really care about getting an iphone but it would be preffered but your monthly bill trumps having an iphone. Once you mention a competitor and they note it on your account, they HAVE to send you to business retention. (the reps can actually get in trouble if they dont offer customers a better deal when they mention competitive offers – I was told this by a rep). Its simple, they can either get $400 today and lose you as a customer, or give you a better deal and a new phone and still get $2400 over the next 3 years from you. At the end of the day all that matters is that they get your money. And the last thing they want is to lose market share to WIND. I just did this on Monday and got a plan that offered 700/unlimited@6, 1000LD minutes, unlimted text caller id and voicemail for $57/month and they gave the line a BB 8900 for free all on a 1yr commitment.

    So just know how to bargain and negotiate….and like my dad always told me, some money is always better then no money, which im sure Rogers also prefers

  • There are no phone or online sales from Rogers for the iPhone 4.

  • Fallinin

    im 16 and and cant sign a contract, and the phone is not available online. i cant have my mom come in because she will be working at the time. i had her sign a paper stating that she allows me to buy the contract without her. anyone think this will work?

  • Szarky

    I was coming home from work around 6… there was already about 10-15 people at Pacific Centre in Vancouver. Wow!

    So I went home, called FutureShop and put down my name on a wait list, they called me a few hours later… and I got the last 32GB with Fido! Just have to show up at 9:30 and the doors will open at 10. They're took all my information down and all I have to do is just sign some papers when it's my turn. Very impressed with FutureShop.

  • Fuzzylogic

    What really bothers me is that I bought my iPhone 3G in the spring of 2009 and I have to pay 399/499. If you bought a 3G after December 31st 2008 your screwed, while someone who bought a 3GS between June 19th and September 15th gets full promo pricing. Does this seem unfair to anyone else? I've had my phone longer than others, yet I have to pay more? Ideas?

  • Silentbomb

    I upgraded on july 14 2010 with Rogers and evey time i check if im eligible for a upgade to iphone 4 it tells me that i can get the iphone 4 for 159/16 gb and 269/32 gb.

    Is this an problem with there site or did something change cause earlier today i checked and it told me 659/16 gb and 759/32 gb. So i was not eligible and now i am?? i wish it's true cause since i got my iphone 3gs i had nothing but problems.

  • hmmmmmm

    I did… they (Rogers) really wasn't being helpful… they said go instore and try,but I'm assuming its gonna be the same thing still?

  • hmmmmmm

    You upgraded 15 days ago and it shows you as eligible for 159?

    Go get that phone now.

  • Silentbomb

    Yes it still tell's me that i am eligible for the upgrade, i just checked it again at 1:05 am and still shows me that i am eligible. I will check it in the morning to see if it still says that and then im calling Rogers to confirm.

  • RyanK

    Some of you guys are saying that Rogers will not be able to upgrade to the iPhone 4 over the phone? Is this only temporary and for the iPhone 4, or is it a new policy for all upgrades? Do all upgrades have to be in store? Thx

  • Speakersarethebest

    It don't think it will. I am in the exact same situation as you and I asked an employee at Future Shop yesterday if I could just bring in a signed piece of paper and they said they couldn't do it, which is too bad. Maybe at other stores it might, but not at Future Shop.

  • Silentbomb

    Rogers no longer does or will do device upgrades over the phone, you must go to a Rogers plus store or a retail store (best buy, future shop). Its not only for the iphone 4, its for all device upgrades.

  •  Xaroc

    I renewed in April. I get 159 upgrade too. I even called in to confirm.

  •  Xaroc

    I really not sure. Could call again. Some operators are useless

  • Silentbomb

    So when you called them to confirm they told you that you can upgrade to iphone 4 for 159/16 or 269/32 even though you upgraded in april 2010 on a 3 year term.

  • Bblb

    I have my hands on the iPhone 4 already. Pays to have family working for Rogers. Just can't fire it up until tomorrow!

  • Ex

    Gary is in line.

    Apple Stores will have enough stock to last a week. Don't worry.

  • Jordan

    Anybody in calgary going to a rogers store? Are people lined up already?

  • Guest

    Hey Ex, I'm only 1 year into my contract. Am I eligible to upgrade to the Iphone 4 for 399$? They will extend my contract 1 year longer correct? I am a existing rogers customer, can I still get the 6GB data plan?

  • Scott

    A week? Are you serious?? I'm thinking they'll sell out for sure tomorrow

  • Ex

    Not a chance.

  • Ex

    Hard to say.
    Best let a rep check your eligibility.

  • Scott

    even Pac Centre?

  • Ex

    All of them

  • First in line at the Pen Centre in St. Catharines ontario. They have all the major carriers here. Fido who I'm with said yesterday they would only have 10 or so phones.

  • TargetSu

    I called 1-888-ROGERS1 on Friday, July 30th at 7:30AM EST, and the first message is “If your calling about the iPhone 4, press #. The message then says “the iPhone 4 is sold out. Please check a store to see if they have stock.”

    So I called back am now on hold, trying to get an agent to talk to…

    on hold for 6 minutes now.

    -Paul S.

  •  Xaroc

    Yes.

  •  Xaroc

    Shhh! Dont say that!

    Lol every company wants to brag about how many sales they can push out
    on the week/month. Running out of stock isn't good for that, ex has a
    very good point here.

  • Vince To

    hmm question… if i do not currently own an iphone, (so i have a normal, old, voice phone only) am i still eligible to upgrade to the iphone 4 for only $159 considering that my contract meets the minimum term requirements?

  • markajaw

    DONT BELIEVE WHAT ROGERS IS SAYING! THEY JUST MADE ME BUY A 32 GB FULL PRICE WHEN IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN 499.

    WTF! I was first in line and waited for ages. I couldn't wait for the next shipment because I need my phone for email and I sold my 3GS. So I just bought a locked iPhone 4 at full price because of false advertising by Rogers. I should have gone to the apple store.

    Thanks a lot Rogers, thanks so much. FML

  • Stephenh

    Have to laugh… Called Rogers this morning… I am waiting for my iphone 4.. no rush will get it when there are no lines and there is stock. I was pissed at the Data plan sharing price for iphone/ipad . So I called. Told them that after 25 years or so of being a customer they can do better than the $20/month extra charge to add my iPad.

    She looks at my account and said wow… your already getting great deals! I can't even get these prices. I laughed. So she said hang on I am transferring you to our special department that handles this situation.

    So I get transferred. Get a super nice representative. She looks at my account. I told her politely, calm and nice that all I want is the same plan as bell. She said fine not a problem.

    So.. Yes I am getting the 6G $30/month plan shared with the ipad for $20.00 – $10.00 Data Discount for a whopping $40.00/month for both. Now I am Happy!

    As for not having the 4G on the first day.. I can wait…a couple of days or weeks… no big deal for my upgrade.

    Thank you Rogers…. no one can match what your giving me! 🙂

  • Woody666

    I just called Rogers about the 6GB data plan for $30 and they said they haven't hear of anything yet.

  • William

    Can only the primary person of the family-plan account (aka my dad) do a hardware upgrade? My dad is away on a business trip until mid-August and I need the new iPhone now because my 3G is freezing with incoming calls (only Apple can pull off loyalty like this haha).

    My mom is also registered in our family plan, and can she sign the contract instead of my father to do the hardware upgrade. There must be at least one more person in this predicament.

    Oh god, do I wish I want to be an adult right now haha. Shame my 16 years young age.

  • William

    Well, there must be a way you can get the $249 you just lost back…

  • MR

    Does anyone know if the 6GB/$30 data plan can be integrated into Rogers' voice+data “personal plans”? In other words, can I do the $50/month plan (200 mins + 500MB) and then pay the $5-10 difference to upgrade to 6GB? Or would I have to buy a voice plan completely separately? If so, that's $30 + $30 (their lowest-priced voice plan).

    Of course, if I wanted to add call display and voicemail, that's another $15, so we're at $75 before however many miscellaneous fees Rogers adds, plus tax… am I adding this up properly? So with the 6GB/$30 data option with call display and voicemail, I'd be looking at a monthly bill of $90-100?

  • Silentbomb

    I just got off the phone with Rogers and they told me i was not eligible for an upgrade, yet still the site tells me i am eligible for 159/16 and 269/32.

    Anyone else get a false eligiblity outcome??

  • Stephenh

    LOL.. call back and speak to someone else!

  •  Xaroc

    Hmm I got a thumbs up from online and call in

  • Silentbomb

    I told them that their site shows me i am eligible and she said well your not and look at the Legal Disclaimer which says

    “Pricing and offers are subject to change without notice. Offers valid until stated expiry date or while quantities last, with new three-year term voice and data plan. “

    Also just check again and keep getting this….

    You are eligible to upgrade to an iPhone 4 at $159 for the 16GB or $269 for 32GB, each with a 3 year term voice and data plan. See Legal Disclaimer below or in-store for full details and conditions.

    Not sure what i can do about this or what to tell them.

  • Oscaront

    bestbuy's system is not working properly , it says that i cannot upgrade my iphone to an iphone4 and when i called rogers they always tell me the opposite that i am eligible to upgrade it. at the end bestbuy's guy could not sell me the phone…i dont know if there is a problem of connection between rogers and bestbuy… any similar story?

  • Alama

    Are they sold out in all Rogers locations? How about Future Shop? Is it possible to buy this thing anywhere in Toronto? 🙂

  • Kamran

    what does the minimum cost of the plan have to be to get the subsidized price?

  • Paul

    I got my iphone 3G on the first day 2 years ago and Fido did not force me to take out a data plan and I was paid the promotion price of $199 and kept my city-fido plan. Now Fido said that I can have the i[phone 4G 16 GB for $159 with the new 3 years contract with my existing city-fido plus additional DATA ADDON plan. Alternatively I can have the iphone 4g 16GB for $359 with NO DATA ADDON and keep my existing city-fido plan. My existing city-fido is unlimited calling which I subscribed from very long time ago with fido.

  • Ema

    Currently at a Rogers store and they are not allowing upgrades for people who upgraded to 3GS (the people eligible for $399 upgrade cost)!

    So heartbreaking, anyone know what's up with that?

  • wongnog

    Just upgraded my 3GS plan to the 6GB data plan. I previously had the $40 iPhone value pack, which included visual VM, unlimited SMS/MMS, and 500MB data. They split that up to the $20 Visual VM pack (includes unlim SMS/MMS) + the new $30 6GB data plan. So for an extra $10 a month I increased my data plan from 500Mb to 6Gb. I couldn't be happier, with MyWi I can tether to my wi-fi only iPad for free!

  • Vic_67

    I called in and did the exact same thing the Rogers rep was very nice upgraded my 3GS plan to the 6GB data plan. I previously had the $35 iPhone value pack, which included visual VM, unlimited SMS/MMS, and 500MB data. They split that up to the $20 Visual VM pack (includes unlim SMS/MMS) + the new $30 6GB data plan. The rep also gave me free local calling for 6 months and tried to give me 6pm calling but it wasn't available anymore and he gave me 1 yr free System Access Fee $6.95/month so Im very pleased I saved 15.00 dollars off the actual price of the 30.00 data upgrade sometimes you just have to be nice or get a great rep but also they got a 1 yr extension of my contract but im still happy

  • abc

    I'm completely confused. I got the original iphone two years ago, the week it came out. I upgraded to the 3Gs the day it came out, a year later. From reading the above I thought that made me eligible for the 32GB iPhone 4 at $269 but Rogers is telling me that I have to pay $499. Has anyone else with a similar history gotten the phone for $269? How did you do it?

  • Carbo

    Picked up my Iphone 4 this afternoon. I was expecting to get the $159 Rogers HUP deal (as previously confirmed on the phone with a Rogers rep and online via the Eligibility button) but when I purchased at the Apple Store, I was being told I had to pay $399. Turns out that although I picked up my original 3G in July 2008, since I did a hardware swap in March 2009 (swapped my 3G under warranty due to tech problems), this counted as an upgrade. They lowered the price back down to $159 when I agreed to sign up for the 6GB/$30 contract. Wasn't planning on getting a data package but oh well…guess I can tether now.

  • Gerard

    I finally were able to get a good deal from Rogers… My 3 years term will be over by January 2011. So after trying and trying and trying with 5 different representatives, the 6th one was my lucky one.
    So we agreed on the following. I will upgrade to iPhone4… get 200 minutes… free after 6 and week-ends… 2500 txt… Unlimited incoming… Unlimited rogers to rogers… Voice mail/caller id and THE 6GB plan… all that for $63.84 tax included.
    Too bad non of the Rogers stores here in Halifax had any left in their stock… I will have to wait till next week I guess.

  • Jay

    I just logged in to my Fido account. I had one year left on my contract and now it has added 4 years on top of that. They never told me that in the Apple store yesterday. F(*&&(* 4 years seems an eternity.

  • Larry

    I just called Fido and they said my contract (2 years remaining) would not be extended in any way since it is only a hardware upgrade. Huh? I emailed them again just in case.

  • Carbo

    Just following up…Woke up this morning and decided to cancel the 6GB data plan. Rogers said that they would cancel but would charge me an extra $100 to cover the subsidized cost of the Iphone…I agreed. So all in all, I was told I would be able to upgrade for $159; then I was told I was not eligible and had to pay $399 or reduce it to $159 with the extra data package; now I cancelled the data and have to pay an extra $100 on my $159 phone. $259 is better than $399!

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  • jack

    I don't see the $30 6GB plan in fido. Does fido really offers that plan?

  • Buklau

    got it !!! 😀 called in to rogers and ordered the phone extending my contract recieving the phone for $159 (16gb) and also got the 6GB data plan with it :D:D

  • Friendlychap_17

    you $#^$%#@&%#& iphone effin freak … i am not even in a contract … and if your nephew uses the phone … you should be ashamed of using a effin kid toy …. go m effin buy the phone and drop the effin calls … stupid f%$k.

  • Friendlychap_17

    you $#^$%#@&%#& iphone effin freak … i am not even in a contract … and if your nephew uses the phone … you should be ashamed of using a effin kid toy …. go m effin buy the phone and drop the effin calls … stupid f%$k.

  • Reals? I’m pretty sure it’s reset to 3 years.

  • Reals? I’m pretty sure it’s reset to 3 years.

  • Mike

    Fido Sucks. A month ago I got a fido number with no contract and they told me that as soon as the iPhone 4 came out I could get the phone by getting into a 3 year contract and I would be treated as a new customer, I call today and now they are saying I have to wait 3 months to get the phone for $159…I am on a month to month so I am cancelling and getting a new phone from Bell for $159 as soon as they are available. they only want to sell the phone to new clients at the begining… I should be consider new since I don't have a contract… what a stupid thing to do FIDO. Not the right way to talk to someone that is not in a contract “If you want the phone soonner than 3 months pay full price” Wow…Great customer service ha!!!!!! I'm sure I'll be treated better somewhere else.

  • Rogers customer service is giving people the wrong information, they told me the same and I ended up having to pay more and waiting for stock to come in or calling places to find out where I can get it. Call customer service and make sure they give you the CORRECT information.

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  • Thierry

    I have an iPhone with Fido since July 2008, and there are 12 months remaining on my contract. I called Fido to ask if I'm eligible to get a new iPhone 4 and they said yes. However, they said the new 3-year contract would be added to the remaining 12 months. I thought the account would be reset when I sign the new contract with 3 years instead of 4… Could anyone comment this?

  • I don't think it's “added” I'm very sure he means it will be reset to 3 years

  • Hugh Lindley

    Rogers seems to be taking their own sweet time in terms of getting these units out to its customers. Availability in Ottawa for the iphone 4 is near nihl (as of Sept. 9th, 2010).

  • Venturia

    This posts mentions the data plan is valid on Fido for existing iphone contracts. However, the promotion is not listed on the Fido website. How can I take advantage of it?

    “This data plan can be added to any in-market voice plan before September 30, 2010. At this time, it seems that September 30, 2010 is the expiry date for this offer. If you are a new customer or existing, you are eligible for the $30 6GB data plan and once you add the plan, the plan is permanent unless you take it off (like any other data plan).”

  • Tri-man

    Can anybody clear up the confusion over unlocked iPhone 4’s please? What happens if you buy from an Apple store and use an existing SIM? Does it still lock to a network – or can you switch SIMS [between a UK and Canadian SIM, for example].

    Appreciate any help on this one.

  • JU

    a quick question here,,,iphone4 has to be with the iphone plan($65/$80per month) or we can use normal plan(between$25~$65per month)?(fido company) thx

  • Vazandrew

    If it’s unlocked I believe you can go with the normal ones..but otherwise you need the iphone one. virgin has a $50 btw

  • Ex

    You can go with any current plan.

  • Theyre gonna work on fixing it.