We Come To It At Last – The Great Battle Of Our Time

Last modified on July 11th, 2008

Yes, today is July 11th, and that means today is the day most of use techno geeks have been waiting for patiently for the last few months. Today Roger’s releases the iPhone 3G in Canada.

As most of you know, I’ve been pretty harsh (justifiable so) against their iPhone rate plans. The last entry I posted basically said that if Rogers didn’t cave before Friday, they were going to seriously hurt their credibility, not just amongst their wireless users, but also for the hoards of people that were exposed to the negative press.

The good news is that Rogers finally caved and offered a decent data plan for $30/mo. When coupled with a normal Roger’s voice plan, that’ll bring the monthly cost of a new iPhone down from around $100 to more like $60, which is in line with what my old cell phone used to cost me.

So, while my intention is to hold off a few weeks before making a decision, I think I may meander past the Roger’s store that’s just a few blocks away and see what the action is like this morning. I imagine there will be lines and a lack of stock, so I don’t think I’m in any danger of getting a phone today.

But if you managed to get yourself one, drop me a line.

5 responses to “We Come To It At Last – The Great Battle Of Our Time”

  1. Kasia says:

    There were only a couple people outside the Rogers on Robson this morning at 8:30. That might be a good place to try.

    If they have some, call me!

  2. Dale says:

    You baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaastard! First BraveNewCoder with a 3G, eh?

  3. Duane Storey says:

    Yah man. You want me to send you my box?

  4. As I alluded to on Twitter, I picked one up today. Didn’t look good at 0630 this morning when I went downtown, but luckily I stopped into the store in Kanata on my way back home and saw the lineup was only 1 deep there. 🙂

    Now if only I could get service on the new phone…that would be ideal.

  5. Alex Curylo says:

    Why Rogers? Far as I can tell, Fido has the exact same deals except for better offpeak hours and per-second billing, which seems compelling to me.

    Fairly pleased with the speed though, it’s not much off my WiFi here actually.


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