“Rogers Communications Inc, owner of Canada’s biggest wireless carrier, announced pricing plans on Friday for Apple’s iPhone 3G, prompting an outcry about prices from angry customers,” Susan Taylor and Wojtek Dabrowski report for Reuters.
“The sleek, multimedia device will hit Canadian stores on July 11. But soon after Rogers unveiled its plans, a protest website began collecting signatures and comments that its creators plan to send to the company on the day of the launch,” Taylor and Dabrowski report.
MacDailyNews Note: That protest website is: www.FuckYouRogers.com
Taylor and Dabrowski continue, “Canadians have long bemoaned high cost of wireless service compared to those in the United States, and many blame lack of competition in a relatively thinly populated country that stretches across six time zones.”
“Rogers and its Fido wireless unit said they were offering voice and data plans ranging in price from C$60 ($59) to C$115 ($114) a month for the iPhone, a price that includes unlimited Wi-Fi access at Rogers and Fido hotspots,” Taylor and Dabrowski report. “The top-end C$115 plan will buy 800 weekday minutes for voice calling and unlimited time at evenings and weekends.”
“It will allow users to send 300 text messages and have 2 gigabytes of data usage — something that Rogers says is enough for about 1 million text e-mails, or 16,000 Web pages, or 7,000 photo attachments,” Taylor and Dabrowski report.
“By comparison, U.S. carrier AT&T has said it will offer unlimited 3G iPhone data plans for $30 a month in addition to voice plans that start at $39.99 a month,” Taylor and Dabrowski report.
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