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Rogers Increases Price For iPhone 3G/3GS Data Value Pack

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Oh ya! Rogers came through! We made it to NUMBER TEN in our on-going Rogers blunder series (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9). (Read: Sarcasm).

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Rogers iPhone Data Value Pack

Let’s take a trip back to June 2009.

In June, Rogers added MMS to their Value Packs and the changes went like this:

$20 Smartphone Value Pack (was $15)

  • Caller Display with Name Display
  • Enhanced Voicemail
  • WhoCalled Service
  • Unlimited sent/received Text Messages (was 2500)
  • Unlimited sent/received Picture and Video Messages (was 1000)

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$20 iPhone Visual Voicemail Value Pack (was $15)

  • Caller Display
  • Visual Voicemail
  • WhoCalled Service
  • Unlimited sent/received Text Messages (was 2500)
  • Unlimited sent/received Picture and Video Messages (Did not have an MMS feature before)

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$35 iPhone Data Value Pack (Price stayed the same)

  • Caller Display
  • Visual Voicemail
  • 500MB of Data
  • WhoCalled Service
  • Unlimited sent/received Text Messages
  • Unlimited sent/received Picture and Video Messages (Did not have an MMS feature before)

So that was alright, I guess. The $15 packs increased to $20 by the inclusion of MMS. Kind of makes sense, but not really. But at least the $35 pack stayed the same right? WRONG!

Effective August 5, 2009, the iPhone Data Value Pack will be increased in price from $35 to $40. $40!!! That is the highest monthly tier for Rogers’ consumer VOICE plans, let alone add-ons! As a little trip down memory lane, when this Data Value Pack first came out, it was $25. Then increased to $30, then $35, and now $40. Yep.

Steal(My savings left, Rogers right)

So why the change? Well you could say because the Data Value Pack received unlimited MMS, but it did so in June and had no price increase then. So why the change? I’ll let you guys decide in the comments below 😉

Here is the new change in summary:

$40 iPhone Data Value Pack (was $35)

  • Caller Display
  • Visual Voicemail
  • 500MB of Data
  • WhoCalled Service
  • Unlimited sent/received Text Messages
  • Unlimited sent/received Picture and Video Messages

There are only two ways things will change. First, those new carriers hurry up and are actually half decent or second, a massive decrease in Rogers activated wireless services occurs.

If you ask me, I hardly see the value in these “Value” Packs anymore.

Note: If you are an existing Rogers customer and already have the previous $35 iPhone Data Value Pack, the price does not change for you. However, if you have the $35 iPhone Data Value Pack that does not include MMS and you want MMS, you better get in gear and change your Data Value Pack to the MMS-included $35 iPhone Data Value Pack before August 5 2009 (when it increases to $40).

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