Canada has some of the most expensive data rates in the world. Remember the guy with the $85,000 phone bill?! Anyways, if you want to setup your iPhone with Rogers, make sure you’re on a data plan if you want to use mobile internet (WiFi remains free). It’s going to be expensive so get ready!
How to Setup Rogers EDGE Settings on the iPhone
- Settings –> General –> Network –> EDGE
- Enter the following settings:
- APN: internet.com
- Username: wapuser1
- Password: wap
There is a VISION 10MB data plan for $10/month that requires a 36 month contract. Cancellation fees are as follows:
- Cancel before 12 months: $100
- Cancel after 12 months: $25
Regular price for monthly plan is $10/month for the 10MB plan. Also, a plan that isn’t advertised is the 1GB plan for $65. Why someone would pay this much for data is beyond me!
Here’s the scary part: the fee is $0.05/kb over the 10MB–that means if you go over by 1MB, you’ll pay about $50! This package is not for the lightweight user–for those times you have no WiFi.
Here’s a small breakdown of usage.
Application – sent/received (kb)
For every restart – 1/1 (Apparently also does this periodically)
To check weather – 3/4
Google maps – 7/43
Zoom and a small pan – 9/75
Email check (3×50) – 18/320
Open email – 4/14
Safari (Google.com) and search – 9/34
The numbers above add up to approx. 60/500 (That’s half a megabyte already)!
Thanks to user happysmp for his contribution to the information above, courtesy of the Hackint0sh forums! The bottom line is that data plans on Rogers are a big rip off! I can’t wait for the day when another GSM carrier enters the Canadian market, to break down this monopoly by Rogers!
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