At the end of July 2009, we reported about the expiration and the immediate extension of the Rogers/Fido $30 6GB Data Plan for iPhone 3G/3GS. This Data Plan began on June 9 2009 and was to expire on July 31 2009. On that day, the data plan was extended to September 15 2009.
$30 6GB Plan Extended
Well, Rogers/Fido have yet again extended the 6GB Data Plan but only until Sunday September 20 2009 at 11:59PM. In other words, it expires again, but this time in only two days.
However this time around the extension/offer is different. This offer is NOT for new customers signing up to Rogers/Fido (though I am sure a sales rep will not deny a sale). Instead, this offer is for stores to process any back-orders that they may still have for the iPhone 3G/3GS.
I am not sure what kind of operation Rogers/Fido are running here, but a 5-day extension (Sept 15 – Sept 20) is not nearly enough when considering the actual amount of back-ordered iPhones. People are STILL waiting MONTHS for their iPhone 3G/3GS orders to arrive or wireless plans to take effect, so this Data Plan should be extended for another two months at the very least.
While many customers have already ordered the $30 6GB Data Plan, many have not received an iPhone to use it on, like I mentioned above! The problem here is that customers should not be paying for the $30 Data Plan if they do not have the device. Many customers are paying $30/month for Data without an iPhone to use it on because of the less than stellar Rogers/Fido ordering system.
To add to the issue, Rogers/Fido customer care has been extremely resistant in giving customers credits for the $30 plan (which they should be receiving) that are still waiting for iPhones (customers that do not yet have their iPhone because of the logistical nightmare).
The point to understand is that customers should not be paying for a $30 plan which they cannot use and if Rogers/Fido can sell a plan but not a device to use it on, then Rogers/Fido should be giving out $30 monthly credits as well.
In any case, the offer extension is a small amount of good news for those who were getting (or have) an iPhone 3G/3GS and missed out on the $30 6GB Data offer.
- Price: $30 per month
- Data included per month: 6GB
- Time frame: September 15, 2009 â€“ September 20, 2009
- Overages:Â 50Â¢/MB for the first 60MB, then 3Â¢/MB thereafter
- Contract Term: Available on 3 year service agreement only or 3 year renewals
- Device support: All iPhones: iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS
- Note: This data plan also makes you eligible for tethering. See more information here.
- 8GB iPhone 3G will cost you $99.99
- 16GB iPhone 3G will cost you $149.99
- 16GB iPhone 3GS will cost you $199.99
- 32GB iPhone 3GS will cost you $299.99