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Rogers details iPhone 4 pricing, iPad data sharing

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Thursday, July 29, 2010
News Categories: iPhone

Rogers has announced its pricing structure for the iPhone 4. New customers can purchase the handset on a three-year voice and data plan for $159 CAN for the 16GB and $269 CAN for the 32GB model. The same prices are offered to those who started an iPhone contract on or before December 31, 2008, and to those who activated or upgraded to the iPhone 3G in 2008 and then upgraded again between June 19 and September 15, 2009, a likely time window for those moving up to iPhone 3GS units. For anyone who activated or upgraded an iPhone on a term contract between January 1, 2009 and June 7, 2010, pricing will be $399 CAN for the 16GB model and $499 CAN for the 32GB model. Similar pricing will be offered by Fido.

Rogers notes that quantities of the iPhone 4 are limited, and that the handset will only be available at Rogers stores and authorized retails at launch. In addition, the company will once again be offering a 6GB of data for $30 CAN monthly plan between July 30 and September 30, 2010, for smartphone customers who activate on a three-year contract. Finally, for a limited time between July 30 and Sept. 30, customers on a 6GB plan can share the data between iPhones and iPads for an extra $20 CAN monthly fee.

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1

Just as you could with AT&T, if you go to the Rogers website, you can enter your number to see if you are eligible for the upgrade. I wasn’t. I get to pay just over $600. Yaaayyyyy!!

With Rogers ETF, you pay $20 per month remaining to a maximum of $400. If I were to terminate my contract, and sign a new contract at the lower iPhone 4 price - it would actually save me close to $100.

Posted by Nathan on July 29, 2010 at 1:10 PM (PDT)

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Note that Rogers has indicated that the Upgrade Eligibility Tool may not be working properly just yet.  It worked fine for me and showed me the correct upgrade pricing, but there are a number of users reporting on Rogers’ Redboard Blog that it’s not working for them when it should be, and Rogers reps have acknowledged that there are some problems with it right now.

The general rule seems to be that if you bought both the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS when they were first released then you qualify for the best upgrade pricing. Ditto if you bought the iPhone 3G but skipped the 3GS. Users who didn’t buy in until the iPhone 3GS will get the higher upgrade price.

These seem to only apply to users who actually bought iPhones. Apparently if you’ve got another smartphone device, Rogers’ normal hardware upgrade policies apply, which I believe are two years between.

Posted by Jesse Hollington in Toronto on July 29, 2010 at 2:07 PM (PDT)

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