“When Rogers Communications Inc. makes the Apple iPhone available in Canada later this year, the telecom firm is likely offer up a flat-rate unlimited data plan to customers, industry insiders say,” Brian Jackson reports for ITBusiness.ca.
“And such a move, they add, will fuel greater interest in wireless services – an area of telecommunications projected to grow rapidly in Canada over the next several years.
On the other hand, stiffer competition and increased labour costs is expected to temper revenue and profitability for the Canadian telecom sector as a whole,” Jackson reports.
“AT&T was required by Apple to package the iPhone with an unlimited data plan when they released it in the U.S., notes Lawrence Surtees, vice-president at Toronto-based analyst firm IDC Canada . “That’s going to happen with Rogers,” Jackson reports.
Jackson reports, “And when Rogers does introduces that, Surtees predicts ‘it will shake things up in the wireless data market.'”
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Patrice” for the heads up.]
Translation: Apple will soon force Rogers to stop screwing their customers. Leave it to Apple to cure the insanity of Canada’s outrageous mobile rates.