Rogers Offering a 6GB Data Plan for The iPhone

July 9th, 2008 at 12:00 am

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Rogers is finally waking up to the complaints on a product they have not begun to sell.  Rogers is the wireless partner of Apple in Canada and will be releasing the iPhone 3G in the northern country this Friday along with the 22 other countries included in the initial launch.

However, its been a rough start for Rogers .  They planned to sell the iPhone 3G with $60 a month plan good for 150 talk time minutes, 75 text messages and 400 megabytes of data downloads. And this plan is locked in for 3 years.

Outrageous.  Too outrageous that the Canadians were planning to boycott this Friday’s launch and for Apple to reroute iPhone shipments to Europe.  But maybe, not anymore.

Rogers, as mentioned earlier has woken up and heard the cries.  So, to address this problem, they will be offering a limited offer for those who will purchase the iPhone 3G from Friday to the end of August. the promo can be summarized in 6GB data for $30.

The announcement came as a surprise to many Canadians  who seem to be satisfied with the new plan.  "Effective July 11, and as a limited time promotional offer for customers who activate by August 31 on a three year contract, a data-only offering of 6GB of data for $30 per month is being made available that can be added to any in-market voice plan. For example, with 6GB of data, iPhone 3G users can visit 35,952 web pages, or send and receive 157,286 emails, or watch 6,292 minutes of YouTube videos each and every month."

Well that solves the data problem, what about the voice and text messages?  Apparently, this data plan is available budled with any in-market voice plan.

Once again, the Canadians have proven that you don’t need to launch Shock and Awe to get their way. I wonder if the Ameriocans will have an objection to AT&T’s plans.