They come in at $60 for 400MB, rising to $115, “And none of them include unlimited use,” p2pnet posted last week, going on:
“Instead, Rogers will cap data each month, and the ‘service’ comes with the now-traditional iPhone lock-in contract.”
“F*CK YOU ROGERS!” – said one p2pnet Reader’s Write, pointing to http://www.fuckyourogers.com/ which in turn linked to www.ruinediphone.com.
“Everyone would like to say ‘F*CK YOU’ to Rogers/Fido for screwing our iPhone Canadian dream with poor data/voice plans,” said the post, continuing >>>
If you consider these plans not suitable, please sign this petition.
On July 11th 2008, we will send a printed copy of all these messages to Rogers HQ to demonstrate our indignation toward them.
We would like to say “Thank You, You” for signing this petition and helping the iPhone cause in Canada.
Then, “ROGERS DOES IT AGAIN!” – posts Steph >>>
Looks like www.ruinediphone.com is no longer accessible.
Seems Rogers, along with RAPING its customers, has decided that it won’t tolerate voices of dissension or criticisms either.
I know ‘Robbers’ operates like a communist monopoly but limiting our right to ‘free speech’ is over the top!
No worries, though, Steph.
fuckyourogers.com may be no more, but another online petition is available, stating >>>
We, the future users of the Apple iPhone, living in Canada, would like to see an unlimited data plan at a reasonable price, comparable to those seen in the United States, prior to the Q4-2007 release of the iPhone in Canada.
Increasing numbers of users have paid several hundred, and in some cases more than $1000, during one month for data usage that would have not been charged extra on any other North American carrier on their best data plan. Some customers have posted messages about their Rogers data overage costs at the following forum websites:
We, as Rogers customers, Rogers representatives, and Rogers resellers of Rogers products, are all requesting Rogers to do the following: Readjust the 25 megabyte limit to more representative industry standard levels. Rogers Canada is the carrier in North America with the lowest data limit on their best “Unlimited” data plan (www.rogers.com still uses the wording “Unlimited”)
Rogers permit Fido Unlimited Data users to roam on the Rogers network without the 25 megabyte limit. Also, Rogers permits Treo 100 megabyte plans on the same network. This implies that the Rogers network has sufficient data capacity to support the removal of the 25 megabyte limit.
Rogers needs to not just look at their Canadian competitors but also other GSM carriers in North America which offer higher data usage plans with a lower monthly service fee. Since the acquisition of Fido, there has been no effort to offer a real-time voice/data tracker for the customers even though Fido still offers this.
This 25 megabyte limit was designed back when Mobile Phones only did email. The iPhone can do much more than email. Fido Wireless has no data limit. Bell Mobility recently eliminated their 100 megabyte cap. TELUS Mobility now offers a 250 megabyte BlackBerry plan for $100 per month. We would like to see a comparable data plan given to Canadian iPhone users. Data usage charges are outrageous compared to other global markets!
Mobile phones are becoming more consumer-friendly. Even RIM has redesigned their website to appeal to non-business users. Therefore, Rogers Data Plans need to be more consumer-friendly and small-business friendly.
Additionally, There is no way to self-monitor data usage, until the end of the billing period. It is easy to accidentally exceed the data limit before you receive the bill. We would like to be able to check our data usage easily, through a simple webpage.
Readjusting the Rogers data plans will help Rogers sell more iPhone subscriptions, bring more iPhone users online, make the iPhone more consumer-friendly, make it easier for Rogers stores to sell iPhones, and make it easier for people to switch from Bell/TELUS to Rogers. This benefits Rogers Canada, Rogers stores and representatives, and Rogers customers as a whole.
“So much for my plan to purchase an iPhone and stay with Rogers long-term,” says Georgiana Stewart on the petition site.
“I would love to get the iphone, but am furious that we Canadians are being taken for saps once again and paying higher prices than anyone else in the world,” says Mickey Inzlicht. “Shame on you Rogers.”
“Rogers owes it to their customers to change the current pricing on data plans,” says Joanne Reid >>>
I have already had enough problems with this company and plan to do everything within my power to ensure the ridiculous monopoly doesn’t continue. I have been a loyal customer for nearly 10 years, but am sick of getting taken advantage of. I’ve spent well over $10,000 and my company has racked up a $400,000+ bill. So, that said, they owe it to me, us, you, everyone to start acting like a responsible company that respects their customers. There is no reason for money gouging around every corner as customers will only jump ship as soon as possible if that continues. Any company that operates in the typical U.S. fashion, i.e. monopolize, exploit and deter, will not last. There are far too many silent but angry individuals who have had enough and will take matters into their own hands to personally see Rogers fail. ROGERS, IT’S TIME TO MAKE THINGS RIGHT! Unlimited data for ~$20 a month, fair iPhone pricing, improve customer service!
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p2pnet – Rogers Canadian iPhone rip-off, June 28, 2008
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