Rogers announces deal with Apple to bring iPhone to Canada

Ted Rogers, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rogers Communications Inc. today issued the following statement:

We’re thrilled to announce that we have a deal with Apple to bring the iPhone to Canada later this year. We can’t tell you any more about it right now, but stay tuned.

Source: Rogers Communications Inc.

We can’t tell you any more about it right now… because it’ll be the next-gen iPhone Steve Jobs introduces at WWDC. (Also, we’re trying to figure out just how much more we can extract from our already-vastly-overcharged customers via our Big Ass Canadian monopoly that no other sane capitalistic country would even come close to allowing.)

49 Comments

  1. Rogers is what happens when a cluess, asshat government allows a monopoly in the world’s most prolific cellular standard.

    Its criminal. Glad they finally are rectifying the problem, but you Canadians need get tough on your do nothing government.

  2. MDN, Also, we’re trying to figure out just how much more we can extract from our already-vastly-overcharged customers via our Big Ass Canadian monopoly that no other sane capitalistic country would even come close to allowing.

    But we get FREE health care! Riightt!

    Anyway we can always go to the US to get immediate operations.

  3. The main reason they won’t divulge the details yet is that Rogers has got his lawyers trying to figure out how to get around the stipulations in the contract so they can charge $800/month for data and to recoup the 50% they will owe Apple for monthly fees.

  4. I am hoping for more than just the iPhone in the Great White North, come on Apple give us the Win CE/Palm replacement.

    As far as cost is concerned I am paying $110/month with no data plan currently.

  5. @Scarbro…..you and me both. Rogers has NO coverage near my cottage but Bell does. Rogers told us they have no intention of increasing coverage in that area. Crappy coverage, crappy service….it will be crappy (for me) if Bell can’t get in on this action.

  6. got tired of waiting and signed onto a BB with Bell YESTERDAY. I knew my decision would accelerate the iPhone showing up the “next day” literally it seems. No loss, I got a decent enough deal to give me the one feature I wanted on my phone, email. I am sure I’m paying half of what the iPhone plans will cost in canada (75-99 range is my guess)

  7. @ Gone Nuts

    Oil companies are not monopolies. They should probably be regulated in the manner that other utilities are. They may be taking immoral advantage of a fair wind in their industry. They may be charging too much for gas at the pump. But they are not monopolies.

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