Rogers Creates $70/6GB Plan to Battle the Videotron iPhone in Quebec

Yesterday marked a big day for Videotron in Quebec as the regional carrier launched the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s, making it an alternative from the Big 3 for subsidized iPhone sales. 

It looks like Rogers has taken note and created a $70/6GB nationwide plan for existing customers who are set to do upgrades, according to an internal doc, reports MobileSyrup:

Effective March 28 until further notice, Rogers will introduce a promotional Quebec $70 6GB plan for existing customers performing a hardware upgrade.

This price plan change should only be offered if a customer mentions a competitor or the Videotron iPhone.

This plan drives premium device subsidy, however its data bucket is not shareable.

The plan includes unlimited nationwide minutes, SMS/MMS, and the extras (caller ID, voicemail lite, etc). Data overages are charged at $15/GB.

A comparable plan from Videotron costs $79.95/month with 6GB data. 

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Meanwhile, a comparable Rogers 6GB nationwide plan outside of Quebec costs $125—a difference of $55.

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Of course, those in Manitoba and Saskatchewan can also get a $65/5GB nationwide plan from Rogers.

Regional carrier competition definitely turns up the heat on incumbents. Now if only other provinces (outside of SK, MB, QC) can get that special fourth regional carrier so we can also get these juicy plans.

If you’re a Rogers customer in Quebec, let us know if you’re going to jump on this.

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  • Jesse

    Sucks that’s it’s on in Quebec but hey at least it’s some form of competition…..

  • Riddlemethis

    Does that mean the 6GB/$30 Data plan is now dead?

  • FragilityG4

    Fair For Canadians.

  • excaliburca

    That was always promotional… and those of us who got it when it was on hang onto it for dear life!

  • JG

    Can a Canadian outside Quebec get the videotron plan? Or do you have to live in Quebec to get their “nationwide” plan?

  • mcfilmmakers

    Guys, Videotron’s plan has THIRTY gb, not 6. Rogers’ offer is a joke.

  • Jason Reid

    If only i lived in Quebec…………..Ah wait a minute.

  • einsteinbqat

    It’s cool

  • Ari

    Only in Quebec? This proves that Rogers can afford cheaper plans but they are too greedy. Robbers. The reality is that the big three could afford to even offer “unlimited” data with throttling after 5GB to 3G speeds for 20 bucks per month and still making money hand over fist.

  • johnnygoodface

    Telus?

  • xxxJDxxx

    Proof that the ‘big 3’ alone don’t offer enough competition to benefit consumers.

  • Chad Smith

    Uh, no it doesn’t. You are the joke.

  • Ian

    I got this plan through retentions back in November, here are the details of it:

    Quebec Plan – 6GB
    Unlimited Weekday Minutes
    Unlimited Eve & Wknd Minutes

    Included with My Plan
    Billed Usage-Invoice Details
    Rogers One Number Cdn LD
    Rogers One Number Cdn Video
    Rogers One Number Cdn Text
    Rogers One Number Cdn Pic/Vid
    LTE 6GB Data Service Plan
    Call Forwarding/Call Transfer
    Call Display
    Unlimited Canadian LD
    Unltd Text/Pic/Video Messages
    Unltd CAN to US/Intl Text/MMS
    Flex Rate Data
    $70

    I was not upgrading at the time and they gave it to me.

  • Steve

    That’s really a dumb question.

  • mcfilmmakers
  • Vutha

    i got that new plan today.
    it is called Quebec Plan – 6GB
    Unlimited Weekday Minutes
    Unlimited Eve & Wknd Minutes
    LTE 6GB Data Service Plan
    Call Forwarding/Call Transfer
    Billed Usage-Invoice Details
    Call Display
    Unlimited Canadian LD
    Unltd Text/Pic/Video Messages
    Unltd CAN to US/Intl Text/MMS

  • Don

    The real question here, is why the big three offer great plans to compete with REGIONAL carriers in some provinces, and not others. Ontario has Wind mobile, and the big three ignore their offerings.

  • Peter Pottinger

    I have the same plan for $65 in ontario, why would i pay 70 …?

  • emily williams

    that’s a business plan, stupid. Go look at their consumer plans.

  • emily williams

    If we’re talking Rogers, you need to live in Quebec to receive the Quebec-only plan.

  • emily williams

    it’s been gone for a while. it was a promotional offer during iphone launches back when Iphone users were transitioning to Rogers to get the latest iphone before everyone else.

  • emily williams

    My friend got a promo like that with Rogers for 1GB same price :O

  • Renato

    I got a retention plan in rogers when i talked about videotron:
    12 gig-unlimited voice in Canada – SMS video and photo worldwide unlimited- rogers one -call display and messages(3 messages) for 95+tx

  • Sébastien Gagnon

    easy , just get the business plan lol….not so stupid …

  • emily williams

    uh yes it is, they only offer business plans to people who OWN businesses with multiple employees.