“Apple, disgusted with Rogers Wireless for dumping egregious service plans on would-be iPhone 3G buyers, has decided that its Canadian retail stores will have no part in helping the carrier market the new handset to customers,” Kasper Jade reports for AppleInsider.
“As a result, Canadian Apple Retail stores won’t be selling the new 3G touchscreen phones come Friday, representatives for the Cupertino-based company said during a private conference call on Monday evening. Instead, it will be up to Rogers and its partner Fido to lock subscribers into steep 3-year contracts that require a minimum monthly payment of $60 for just 150 minutes, 75 text messages, and 400MB of data,” Jade reports.
“Calls to Canadian Apple retail stores early Tuesday confirmed the move once over,” Jade reports.
Full article here.
We often use “Canada’s Rogers” in headlines, but we’re really beginning to think we have it backwards. Why not just rename the country “Rogers,” eh, Canucks?
Canadians who don’t like Rogers’ prices should examine their nearest mirror in order to assign blame.
You know, “boycott” means the same in English and in French.
Leave it to Apple to begin fixing Canada’s monopoly quagmire where Canada’s lawmakers (who elected them, again?) and regulators (do you have any up there?) have failed their country miserably, but shouldn’t Apple have either agreed beforehand on reasonable rates or not done a deal with Rogers in the first place?