slightly off topic: Rogers Canada slashes data plan pricing
doc at skynet.ie
Wed Jul 9 20:16:32 CEST 2008
Ah yes, but rogers now sucks slightly less than the rest.
Bell and Telus just started charging for *incoming* texts.
On Wed, 9 Jul 2008, Crane, Matthew wrote:
> "listened to customer feedback" == anticipated customer backlash and competitors taking advantage of backlash
> Rogers SUCKS!!
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> From: community-bounces at lists.openmoko.org [mailto:community-bounces at lists.openmoko.org] On Behalf Of Paul Wouters
> Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 2008 1:32 PM
> To: community at lists.openmoko.org
> Subject: slightly off topic: Rogers Canada slashes data plan pricing
> Customers who purchase an iPhone and sign up for a three-year
> contract any time between July 11 â€“ when the device goes on sale
> â€“ and the end of August will be eligible for a $30-per-month
> data plan giving them access to 6-Gigabytes of data. Rogers
> previously had charged $100 for a 6-GB plan.
> Though mostly meant for the iphone, they say:
> The special plan is available not just to iPhone customers,
> but any Rogers customer with a 3G next-generation smart phone.
> Though Rogers claims to have "listened to customer feedback", the article
> also quotes:
> One blog posting on AppleInsider.com, a popular Apple rumour
> site, stated that Apple would divert some iPhone shipments that
> had been earmarked for Rogers to Europe for punishment over the
> negative publicity, leaving some Rogers outlets with as few as
> 10 iPhones to sell.
> Time to get a USB 3G dongle that works on laptop and openmoko. Though getting
> the 3G subscription might allow you the same rates on the 2G network perhaps?
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