Rogers dismisses iPhone ‘speculation’

Rogers Wireless is backpedaling on its previous claims that it would carry Apple’s iPhone in Canada. “We haven’t announced whether we will carry the iPhone,” Odette Coleman, manager of corporate communications for Rogers Wireless, told CBC News. “Everything in the media has been speculation to this point. The only fact is that we are the only GSM carrier in Canada. That’s the only fact.” In a customer service email sent in January, Rogers said the company was “actively working with Apple to launch the iPhone in Canada as soon as possible and will be the exclusive provider of the iPhone in Canada.” Despite Rogers’ statement this week, it is the only carrier in Canada that operates on the GSM wireless standard, which the iPhone uses.

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