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Old Jul 6th, 2008, 05:44 PM   #1
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Apple not happy with Rogers over the iPhone plan pricing?

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Apple not happy with Rogers over iPhone plan pricing? : Boy Genius Report

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Here are the tidbits I have managed to glean from my source within Rogers (And I'll let you draw your own conclusions):

First, an employee of Apple Canada sends a text message to my source that says something to the effect of: "You guys are screwed for iPhone," but will not respond to multiple replies asking for clarification.
Next, an employee at competing handset manufacturer RIM (Blackberry's parent) sends my source a text soon after saying there are rumours of an Apple-Rogers fallout.
Then, my source receives a call notifying him that all the part-time staff who had been hired for next week's launch have been fired without notice. (UPDATE 07/06: Apparently, only certain dealerships took on additional staff for the launch, although most urban locations did. Also, some dealerships may not have let all their iPhone help go, but others definitely have.)
And finally, a senior Rogers rep confirms that Apple has decided to divert a large percentage of their planned Canadian shipment to Europe and that each Rogers store may now be getting as few as 10-20 units, ostensibly due to Apple's displeasure over Rogers' high data and voice rates. (UPDATE 07/06: Although no per-store numbers can be confirmed, the verbiage used by head office is apparently that numbers will be "significantly reduced" and that stores should "exercise caution" not to over-promise. Europe has also been reconfirmed as the destination for the allegedly diverted units.)
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Old Jul 6th, 2008, 05:50 PM   #2
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Gee, I wonder what they're going to talk about at iPhone boot camp…
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I am really pissed off if there will only be 15-20 handsets per store on the launch day.

I'll just have to get there early i guess...
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Old Jul 6th, 2008, 05:56 PM   #4
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Why not just wait a few weeks? I guarantee Rogers will have to cave on this one. Unless you have money burning a hole in your pocket for the next three years.
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Old Jul 6th, 2008, 05:57 PM   #5
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Why not just wait a few weeks? I guarantee Rogers will have to cave on this one. Unless you have money burning a hole in your pocket for the next three years.
BUT I WANT ONE NOW!!! YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND! I HAVE NO SELF CONTROL, I ADMIT IT! I JUST WANT ONE!!!
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Old Jul 6th, 2008, 06:01 PM   #6
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Well, I would imagine Uncle Teddy is counting on that. Remember what happened when Anakin Skywalker became too ambitious…

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Old Jul 6th, 2008, 06:09 PM   #7
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Lmao

I do however believe that SOMETHING is going to happen.. Rogers will change their plans... but they need to do it soon, so that word will spread, and people will be excited/plan to buy on July 11th.

It would be smarter to change the plans before July 11th as oppossed to after.
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Old Jul 6th, 2008, 06:14 PM   #8
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I sense a disturbance in the Force.

It would be better for Rogers to change its plans before July 11, which would also make it look wimpy. I don't care when they change it, as long as they change it. Think about it: those who paid $600 for an iPhone last year will surely be PO'd that a better one is now available for a third of the price. Patience usually pays off.
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I sense a disturbance in the Force.

It would be better for Rogers to change its plans before July 11, which would also make it look wimpy. I don't care when they change it, as long as they change it. Think about it: those who paid $600 for an iPhone last year will surely be PO'd that a better one is now available for a third of the price. Patience usually pays off.
Well, I don't really think I'd respond like that to a price change... I mean, I was paying $90 for 25MB of data for my BlackBerry not even a month ago. When they changed the plans and I could start paying $30 for 300MB, I was pretty happy!
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It would be smarter to change the plans before July 11th as oppossed to after.
Why would it be smarter? It would be a gesture of goodwill to be sure, but I expect there will be plenty of people purchasing phones on launch day with existing plans. I'm starting to see the "Who is lining up?" threads already.
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