“Rogers Communications Inc. is revamping its data rate plans and extending a limited-time offer on the iPhone in order to spur sales of smartphones,” Peter Nowak reports for CBC News.
“The Toronto-based company, Canada’s largest cellphone provider, on Thursday said it will extend the $30-a-month data plan — which lets owners of iPhones, other smartphones and computer laptop aircards download up to six gigabytes a month — until the end of September. Rogers announced the plan, which was to expire on Aug. 31, in July when it launched Apple Inc.’s 3G iPhone,” Nowak reports. “Liz Hamilton, spokesperson for Rogers, said the plan is being extended so that buyers of the BlackBerry Bold, which was released last week, can take advantage of it.”
“Rogers will introduce a $25-a-month data plan for the iPhone and other smartphones on Oct. 1 that will allow 500 megabytes of downloading per month, which will be bundled with a three-month promotion of unlimited usage,” Nowak reports. “Another plan will allow one gigabyte of usage for $30.”
“Hamilton said just over one per cent of iPhone owners used more than one gigabyte of data in their first month, while about 95 per cent of owners used less than 500MB,” Nowak reports. “Unlike other cellphone carriers, Rogers is allowing customers to ‘tether’ their smartphones, or connect them to a computer and use them as a modem.”
More in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Blaine B.” for the heads up.]