Last year on September 23rd, Rogers sent out text messages speculating the next iPhone’s arrival by notifying customers they could be the “first in line for Canada for the next iPhone,” via the Rogers Reservation System, launched last May.
Four days later, Apple confirmed their “Let’s talk iPhone” media event to announce the iPhone 4S. Two days prior to the October 7th release of the iPhone 4S, Rogers and Fido sent out further text messages to encourage pre-ordering of the phone via their reservation system.
Today it looks like Rogers has sent out text messages to remind customers about how they can “reserve devices with the Rogers Reservation System,” (thanks @thegirlx!).
Of course, this time around there is no explicit hint the iPhone is coming in the message, but with the iPhone 5 media event taking place on September 12th, it doesn’t take a surgeon to figure out what Rogers wants us to do:
A reservation using the Rogers Reservation System requires a $40 deposit. It was clarified last year iPhones in store are not for the reservation system. However, you can buy an iPhone in-store then cancel your reservation and be refunded on the deposit.
How to make a reservation using the system? Easy. Just login to your MyRogers account and click on ‘Device registration’, and when the next iPhone is available just select it via the drop down menus.
Who’s going to make a device registration this year for the iPhone 5? All you iPhone 3GS users that have expired three year contracts are probably ripe for the picking right about now. Earlier this afternoon the Wall Street Journal confirmed the iPhone 5 would include 4G LTE networking, which our ‘Big 3’ carriers are more than ready for.