Rogers releases data plan pricing for Apple’s iPad in Canada

invisibleSHIELD case for iPadRogers’ iPad data plan pricing for Canada is as follows (all prices are Canadian Dollars):

• 250MB per month – $15/mo. (no contract, month-to-month)
• 5GB per month – $35/mo. (no contract, month-to-month)
• Add iPad to your existing Rogers data plan – $20/mo.

To start 3G service on your iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G, you will need a Micro-SIM card and a data plan. When you order your iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G from Apple Online Store, you can add a Micro-SIM card from Rogers. You can start 3G service any time after installing the Micro-SIM card.

MacDailyNews Note: Apple announced last Friday that iPad will be available in Canada (and Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK) on Friday, May 28th. Customers can pre-order all iPad models from Apple’s online store in all nine countries beginning on Monday, May 10.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Mac Cheech” and “CdnPhoto” for the heads up.]

23 Comments

  1. Wait a minute – add the iPad to your existing plan for $20/month? What is the $20 a month for? This option should be *FREE*.

    I’m already paying Rogers close to $100 a month just to get the full feature set of my iPhone (on their ridiculous THREE year contract), and basically, they want me to cough up another $20 to add a device to the plan I am already paying a premium for?

    This is the point where I think I’ll be jailbreaking my iPhone, so I can use the MyFi app (which is a one-time cost of $10), so I can tether my iPad – to my existing data plan.

  2. @izod

    Unbelievable.

    I drive my car on a toll road and it cost X$ per mile.

    I attach a motorhome behind it and you expect it shouldn’t cost anymore?

    But what can you expect from a free-loader anyway?

  3. Tethered my WiFi iPad to my iPhone using MyFi on Rogers and it works great! Drains the iPhone battery pretty fast, but other than that it is the best solution.

    As for MDMac’s argument about the toll roads and trailers (??) – I can already tether my MacBook at no extra cost, so why should I pay extra to tether the iPad??

  4. I have to publicly apologize to Rogers for asserting that they would never have a no-contract iPad data plan. I am speechless. That said, I already have a WiFi 64GB model that I’m perfectly happy with.

  5. @ Essence

    “Tethered my WiFi iPad to my iPhone using MyFi on Rogers and it works great! Drains the iPhone battery pretty fast, but other than that it is the best solution.”

    Why would you do that? Rogers allows tethering your computer.

    By the way, what does it cost you? And you are not tethering you iPad on the Rogers plan.

  6. Guys – look at this another way. Apple are trying to change the way mobile companies charge for air time. However this can only happen in steps.

    1. Apple developed a brand new type of phone and got the mobile companies to sell with huge subsidies and no control over music etc.
    2. They demonstrated that this is a very successful and profitable model.
    3. Now they have got the telcos to offer no contract services. A bit like pay as your go phones but the telcos got none of the phone revenue.

    Apple are changing the mobile landscape. Just like music, by demonstrating success Apple have been able to get concessions.

    Believe me this is not over. The current restrictions will no longer exist in 5 years time.

  7. Paying $20/month to add an iPad to your existing iPhone data plan is unacceptable.

    I pay $30/month for my capped iPhone data plan, and now I get the privilege of paying $20/month more just to allow my iPad to drink from the same bucket! This is keeping in mind that no extra data is provided with this deal, and if I exceed my cap, I get to pay an additional $0.05/MB in overage fees!!!

    Considering the only alternative is $15/month for 250 MB, or $35/month for 5GB, Rogers seems to have made an art out of cornering their customers!

  8. Hello, this is Mary from Rogers online communications team. It’s great to see everyone excited about the launch of iPad in Canada and we’re thrilled have been the first Canadian carrier to announce we’ll carry the iPad on our network.

    I can confirm that we have two iPad data plans available for our customers. Both the 250 MB for $15 and 5 GB for $35 include free unlimited access to all Rogers WiFi Hot Spots.

    At this time, we do not have a sharing plan to announce. The reference to a sharing plan on the Apple website was an error and is being removed.

    We have posted additional information about our iPad data plans on RedBoard: http://www.redboard.rogers.com.

    Thanks,
    Mary

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