The efforts of thousands of people who signed an online petition seems to have paid off, as Rogers has announced that it will start offering the iPhone with a new and cheaper data plan than first announced, running at $30 for 6GB per month.
According to Rogers’s official press release, six Rogers Plus stores across Canada will start offering the iPhone 3G at exactly 8:00 AM on July 11th. They’re opening early in anticipation of heavy foot traffic, of course.
Rogers will also offer the iPhone 3G at the following specially selected authorized Rogers Wireless dealers: WirelessWave, TBooth and Wireless etc., as well as online at www.rogers.com.
And here’s the complete list of Rogers Plus stores that will open to sell the iPhone at 8:00, July 11th.
Toronto: 112-10 Dundas Street East
Montreal: 1015 rue St. Catherine Ouest
Ottawa: 690 Bank Street
Halifax: Unit 265, 7001 Mumford Road
Calgary: 5244 Falsbridge Gate, NE
Vancouver: 2097 West Broadway
The new data plan will be offered only for a limited time, and will be available for customers who activate by August 31 on a 3-year contract with the carrier.
The price surely won’t send as many people to sign an online petition because of outrage this time, thankfully. The new plan costs $30 per month for 6GB of data or as Rogers puts it:
visit 35,952 web pages, or send and receive 157,286 emails, or watch 6,292 minutes of YouTube videos each and every month.(xx)
The statistics are based on iPhone 3G live trials with Rogers HSPA network. Happy now, everybody?
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