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iPhone Coming To Canada
Rogers announces that they've been annointed by Monsieur Jobs
by Karl Bode 08:49AM Tuesday Apr 29 2008 Tipped by Robert See Profile
Canadian broadband provider Rogers has confirmed that the company will be offering the iPhone "later this year." While Rogers is notorious for capping, throttling and otherwise mucking up their landline broadband network, they haven't been quite as bad about their wireless network -- despite bandwidth being at an even higher premium. Rogers Wireless, formerly known as Rogers AT&T Wireless, offers both EDGE and HSDPA connectivity.

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ptrowski
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Congrats to our brothers and sisters...

In the great white north! I know many were waiting for this.

adisor19

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Re: Congrats to our brothers and sisters...

said by ptrowski:

In the great white north! I know many were waiting for this.
OMFG

What the hell was Apple thinking ?? Robbers has a MONOPOLE on GSM in Canada. Since they bought Fido/Microcell back in 2004, we're getting raped on a daily basis.

Apple should have released this thing unlocked for all to just shove their sim card in it and escape the wrath of Robbers.

*sigh*

Adi

shaner
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Calgary, AB

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Re: Congrats to our brothers and sisters...

If Rogers has a GSM monopoly in Canada (which they do), who elses' SIM cards are you proposing users throw into their new hype-phones?

mlerner
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Re: Congrats to our brothers and sisters...

said by shaner:

If Rogers has a GSM monopoly in Canada (which they do), who elses' SIM cards are you proposing users throw into their new hype-phones?
Fido (though technically Rogers), Ice Wireless for the folks up north and the new upcoming provider - provided they will be using GSM but it would be dumb to deploy CDMA now.

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Shouldn't it be the "eh"phone

inteller
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join:2003-12-08
Tulsa, OK

FAIL

Rogers skill is not enough, please try again!

Lorne8
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Fort Worth, TX

I love mine


Honestly I was a big iPhone hater when they first came out, and they are extremely expesive.

My wife fell in love with one a month ago at an AT&T store so I bought her one as a suprise the next week. Then I fell in love with the damn thing too and bought myself one - both of them 16GB version. I spent freaking $1000 on cell phones in a week.

But, honestly I couldn't live without the thing now. I seriously love it.

Paint me a sucker. Man, did I get sucked in. I'm happy though.

bryanviper

join:2002-10-12
Toronto, CAN

Re: I love mine

Nice its about time...to bad I already got one but I may get the new 3G version when it comes to Canada.
George Kidd

join:2001-08-09
Vancouver, BC

Northern iPhones

Hmmm... the iPhone has been all over Canada from the beginning. The interesting part is all of them are "Unlocked" units that work on any GSM network. To be sure a bit more expensive, but that is the way it goes....

iphonethis

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Re: Northern iPhones

Not necessarily true on being more expensive. I have been using an unlocked phone that I unlocked myself back in October. Very easy to do, you just need to buy one from Apple in the US and spend an hour unlocking it.
George Kidd

join:2001-08-09
Vancouver, BC

Re: Northern iPhones

True enough. All depends on how you value your "Time". Now that the $CDN is close to par that difference has vanished too...

elwoodblues
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Re: Northern iPhones

Rogers will offer an unlimited data plan, but it'll be so expensive nobody (except the early adopters and uber rich) will pick it up.

They can then say they offered the iPhone but nobody wanted it. Once you start allowing cheap unlimited plans on the iPhone the rest will want it too
bluex

join:2005-02-04
Gatineau, QC

Re: Northern iPhones

Since March, Rogers has implemented IMEI tracking for its services, which means that Rogers now has the ability to offer a plan and lock it to a specific device. I can see Rogers offering an unlimited data plan, and lock it to the iPhone only.
flyingjoey

join:2005-11-07
Jersey City, NJ
I paid $200 for my 8gb iPhone... furthermore it's unlocked and I'm not paying for the service

Now that's a deal!
George Kidd

join:2001-08-09
Vancouver, BC

Re: Northern iPhones

Well that sounds like more Sub Prime market collapse to me. Or pressure from the 16GB models....

peter_m
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Canada, QC

Roger or not, who cares???

With the amount of open WiFi, not alot of people were waiting for Rogers. So many unlocked/hacked iPhones in Canada as of right now. If Rogers caps the internet access on the iPhone plan, just look for a Wifi first, if none are available fall back on the Rogers network... No biggy!

Peter
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Mississauga, ON
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Good news but....

As welcome as an "approved" iPhone is as device in Canada. It'll be the Rogers implementation that will determine whether it sinks or swims in the marketplace IMO.

Sure it would be nice to have, but if the data plan is a screwjob, it'll fail and the iPhone goes back underground (I'm on a Telus contract until 2010, so unless Apple produces a version that would work on my network its a moot point anyways for me until then)

Heck, by 2010 maybe Rogers won't have screwed things up too badly and I might be in the market for one...

NefCanuck