Rogers announces new 6GB data option, launch details for iPhone 3G

Rogers Wireless and Fido have announced a new 6GB data option that will be offered to iPhone 3G customers who activate their phones by August 31, and have also revealed details of their iPhone 3G launch plans. Both will be opening select stores at 8 a.m. local time Friday morning to begin sales of the iPhone 3G, and will celebrate the occasion with free early bird breakfasts and various giveaways. Participating Rogers stores include the 112-10 Dundas Street East location in Toronto, the Montreal store at 1015 rue St. Catherine Ouest, the 690 Bank Street location in Ottawa, the Halifax store at Unit 265, 7001 Mumford Road, the Rogers store at 5244 Falsbridge Gate, NE in Calgary, and the company’s location at 2097 West Broadway in Vancouver. Fido will be hosting its event at its flagship store at 1004 rue St. Catherine Ouest in Montreal.

In addition to the launch details, both companies announced a new 6GB data option that will be offered as a limited time promotional offer for customers who activate by August 31 on a three year contract. The CAD$30 a month option can be added to any in-market voice plan, and both companies will offer customers the choice to select from their existing voice and smartphone data plans and/or additional features to best suit their needs. Finally, existing customers can keep their current voice service plan and select a separate data plan or choose from other plans after checking their individual upgrade eligibility. Rogers Wireless and Fido had previously angered some customers with the announcement of their iPhone service plans, which the upset customers deemed unfair.

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