Apple iPhone Coming To Canada

Last modified on April 29th, 2008

It’s official — Roger’s has made what they call a public statement regarding just that:

TORONTO, April 29 /CNW/ – Ted Rogers, President and Chief Executive
Officer of Rogers Communications Inc. today issued the following statement:
We’re thrilled to announce that we have a deal with Apple to bring the
iPhone to Canada later this year. We can’t tell you any more about it right
now, but stay tuned.

Not very informative, but I guess it dispels the myth that it’s not coming. Although, most people thought it would get here eventually. I also read that Rogers is testing out a $20 unlimited data plan as well, which would make sense.

10 responses to “Apple iPhone Coming To Canada”

  1. Tawcan says:

    $20 unlimited data plan would be amazing.

  2. John says:

    Rogers has $10 and $20 ‘Communicate’ plans that include unlimited (wap) data only for use with their phones.

    Depending on who you ask/sites you read, this means it won’t work with currently unlocked iPhones since they aren’t provided by Rogers. IMEI tracking is supposed to be used to determine which device you’re using on their network. Mid-May should reveal the truth behind the rumours when unlockers start getting their bills as the tracking was supposed to be enforced beginning in mid-April.

    Many people (like myself) have been grandfathered into these plasn as well so it’s really all over the map. I haven’t used a Rogers provided phone in over 6 years so I’m not sure what they have on file for me….their online system is pretty useless for endusers as well.

    We’ll have to see how this plays out and when more details come out about the iPhone.

  3. Duane Storey says:

    The Great One Has Spoken

  4. bren says:

    what about canadian deregulation? i heard that there will be tonnes of opportunities coming once some of the American companies move up here. increased competition = greater rates, no?

  5. Duane Storey says:

    Where did you hear that? I’d be surprised.. It would be a good thing, but considering we can hardly watch US TV up here, that seems like a long ways off.

  6. John says:

    I don’t see a comment from Gretzky….

    @Bren it’s still too soon to say how some ‘fresh’ competition will benefit anyone in Canada since at this point, only wireless spectrum is on the table – not necessarily what the buyer would do with it. It’s expected that a new player would come as a result of the spectrum auction but it’s not like T-Mobile or AT&T would just appear overnight. It’ll take some time for the dust to fully settle.

  7. tyfn says:

    I’m on a Blackberry non-contract plan. I really am interested as to what the cost would be for an unlimited data plan for an iPhone. Isn’t it around $60 US for AT&T?


  8. John says:

    @tyfn it’s $60/month on AT&T for voice AND data. The data portion is $20/month only. Nothing like that exists in Canada….Bell & Telus have similar plans for $7/month but are on phones that couldn’t possibly consume the kind of data an iPhone could so it’s apples to oranges.

    @Bren there is more info on my previous comment here

  9. bren says:

    John the Master. Thank-you.

  10. Pauly says:

    I lucked out with Telus a couple of months ago. I have unlimited data on my Blackberry for $15 a month. It includes web, e-mail, text. Too bad Blackberry didn’t work with You Tube and all the other bandwidth intensive applications. It does have a GPS though..

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