All the negative backlash that Rogers has received over the recently announced iPhone rate plans, plus the rumors that Apple is diverting iPhones to other areas because they expect Rogers sales to be minimal have caused the company to rethink their data plan strategy…but they still just don’t get it.
The company has decided to offer a $30 monthly plan that offers over 6GB of data per month, which should be enough bandwidth to watch approximately 105 hours of YouTube videos a month.
Visual Voicemail, however, is considered SEPARATE from the data plan and will cost users an additional $8 a month.
This limited time plan is only available through August 31st. After that it’s back to the regular plans Rogers has already announced.
In short – THIS IS A TRICK. Rogers wants to get you in the door, lock you into a contract, and then beat you about the face and neck with increased prices down the road. This is not a solution to the problem. Rogers needs to catch up with (most of) the rest of the world and offer a reasonable plan.
These plans are absurd, and I highly encourage any of you in Canada to boycott this company until they actually offer something resembling a fair deal. Grab an iPod Touch and enjoy the new App Store over wi-fi – because Lord knows you won’t want to download something off the Rogers 3G network even if you have an iPhone.
There is no reason to let this company get away with this. All you have to do to send a message is NOT buy an iPhone.
Frankly nothing would make me happier than to hear that Rogers didn’t sell one single iPhone on Friday. I seriously doubt that will happen – but if it did, it would be the best iPhone related news I’ve ever heard.