Thursday, July 10, 2008

Roger's Make a Concession

Engadget is reporting that Roger's Wireless, in response to the public outrage at there pricing plans, is offering a 6 GB data plan for $30 a month which can be applied to any voice plan.  Also, Roger's announced that they would be holding 8 am iPhone launch events at a number of Roger's stores, which includes breakfast. 

Now this does sound better then what was offered before, but it does come with a bit of a catch.  The offer is only available to people that sign a contract for 3 years before the August 31st deadline.  Meaning that these people may have to pay a higher price once there contracts are up. has thanked Roger's for there concession, but have stated that "It's Not Enough". will be continuing the push for Unlimited data plans, as well as, a reduction on roaming charges.

So in the end, it appears that Roger's may have bitten off more than they could chew in trying to bring the iPhone to Canada.  We weren't happy as Canadians with the prices we pay for service and the iPhone just brought it out more into the forefront (which is a good thing).  I've wanted for years to see a decrease in the prices we pay for cellphone service, and it appears that because of the iPhone we might just get it. 

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