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Old Jun 27th, 2008, 10:04 AM   #31
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Fido plan is there too, and it mirrors Rogers. Apple has no say Rogers is the only game in town, unless Apple releases a CDMA phone, it's basically Roger or Rogers(Fido).

GSM anyways
At least until the auctions are over....then we'll see what happens
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Old Jun 27th, 2008, 10:05 AM   #32
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I was all set to buy 2 for myself and my daughter. Count me out. I refuse to bend over for Rogers. I wish everyone else would as well to send the thieves a message. As long as suckers rush out to buy an iPhone, Robbers will figure they've done us a favour. I'm sending them a clear message. I'm keeping my cash in my pocket.

I feel bad for Apple. They tried.
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At least until the auctions are over....then we'll see what happens
what do u mean auctions?
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Old Jun 27th, 2008, 10:09 AM   #34
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what do u mean auctions?
Wireless spectrum auctions to create more competition.
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Old Jun 27th, 2008, 10:11 AM   #35
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what do u mean auctions?
Ottawa opens up wireless industry to more competition
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Old Jun 27th, 2008, 10:12 AM   #36
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As I assumed, Rogers pricing would be horrible.

I did some quick calculations.

Based off the pricing on their site, if you pay 199 for the 3G iPhone, 7.45$ for the SAF and E911, the cost of the three year contract and phone is...

2968.74 @ $60
3578.94 @ $75
4595.94 @ $100
5206.14 @ $115
including 13% tax

Considering between the $100 and $115 plan, there is a $15 delta that gives you 200 minutes, 1GB of data, and 100 text messages, it is clear that the service is cheap and the pricing is not a necessity due to the high cost from the provider, but rather expensive due to greed.
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Old Jun 27th, 2008, 10:13 AM   #37
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I was all set to buy 2 for myself and my daughter. Count me out. I refuse to bend over for Rogers. I wish everyone else would as well to send the thieves a message. As long as suckers rush out to buy an iPhone, Robbers will figure they've done us a favour. I'm sending them a clear message. I'm keeping my cash in my pocket.

I feel bad for Apple. They tried.
Suckers? Just because it's worth it for me and not for you doesn't make me a sucker. My bills used to average $250 a month back in 2004, I am beyond delighted with these new plans right now.
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i hope AT&T comes with its $30 unlimitted in canada...as a new carrier
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With AT&T they're paying a minimum $70/mo for their iPhone plan. Granted with unlimited data but still...

The new plan is no more than what I've been paying before or even now. I'm not allowed to watch YouTube with Telus' "unlimited" data plan.

Different market. The carriers are creating/maintaining infrastructure for the same land mass as the US with only 10% of the population.
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Old Jun 27th, 2008, 10:19 AM   #40
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I love the potential of integration with my .mac/Mobile Me account so
I'll get it and give my PAYGO VM phone to my wife, but there are still a couple of items not described in that release:

System Access/911 fees?
Long Distance rates?
Local Number Portability?
Data Overage Charges?

I want caller ID (I agree, what the heck is this still doing as a seperate feature?!), and 150 minutes/month is more than I'll ever use, so I'd be looking at $75.

I've been looking at share plans for myself and my wife over the past few days, they all seem to come in at that price once you include Caller ID and voicemail, so while I'm coming from the land of low-use PAYGO phones, that number isn't horribly shocking.

How realistic do you think 400MB is? Would you be scared to check your e-mail or do some casual browsing with that limit? You iPhone 1.0 users, can you tell the phone to use WiFi instead of 3G(currently EDGE) when it's available?
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