Umm... wow. I feel like a fool ever thinking the $30 unlimited data plan might be true, given the state of Canadian cell companies. Just disappointed that I didn't buy enough vaseline.
"50¢ per MB for the first 60 MB, 3¢ per MB thereafter" Ouch.
They can charge what they want to charge - I'm not a fan and am seriously weighing not getting the iPhone - what I need to figure out is if 400MB a month is enough for me - it's rather paltry for someone who would browse the web on a commute rather often. And what's with the Text Messages? Are they there just to ensure you pony up an extra $15 or $20 a month for the value packs (which I would get largely because of call display). I more than likely will break down and go for the $75 plan.
And no call display for that price ! Add 15$ for that ! Why do they continue to put 2500 SMS with that option ? Do they know there's Mail access ?
iPhone unfortunately, won't be for me either...
You can add call display to any plan for $7, but considering the extras that the $15 and $20 iPhone 'value' packs provide, they know most people will add the value packs.
But count me among those waivering at $60-$115 for voice/data PLUS:
System Access fee
$20 value pack to get Caller ID, Who Called, Caller Ring Trax,
10,000 Sent Text Messages and 6:00 p.m. Early Evening Calling and 2,500 Call
Forwarding Minutes (which by themselves would cost $7, $3, who cares, way too many, $5, $3).
I'm on a corporate plan which costs practically zero, plus $7.20 (SAF and 911), plus $7 for unlimited data; too bad about the handset though. And my corporate plan includes enhanced voicemail, conference calling, call waiting, call forwarding in the base price.
Well since I'm naive I guess you didn't read that the $30 US pricing was a BASELINE. There isn't even an unlimited option, let alone pricing that is comparable. There was a 'naive' expectation that Apple would be playing some form of hardball with the carriers to ensure that the iPhone experience is good and equal worldwide.
Where our opinions differ is that I think the announced pricing sounded pretty good, and how it compares to pricing in other countries doesn't even enter my mind as I happen to live in Canada. How pricing is set for different geographical locations isn't a straight comparison. I think this debate has been done to death in other threads.
I bet that by the time July 11 comes around Robbers will have made more and more changes to the point where you'll have to sell your blood and one or more of your kidneys on a monthly basis just to stay above financial waters.
That's the problem when one company monopolizes the market and regulators are blindsided especially by Robbers.
They are taking advantage of the popularity of the iPhone and fleecing the public. Always been their MO for decades.
I did think it was rather suspect that Canadians would be getting a good deal initially... now watch it curdle more and more into something really cheesy as July 11 gets closer.
Not impressed, not getting iPhone either.
I'm sticking with my virgin phone... for a prepaid amount of $100.00 I can use my Virgin phone for a .. get this... WHOLE year! Granted I do not use my virgin phone extensively.. I do not live for my cell phone, I am not into the cell phone cult.