Is Rogers caving?
From Nickster Blog’s :
I got this email around an hour ago, from someone from Rogers:
My name is Nicole Burguess and I’m writing on behalf of Rogers to give you some additional information about the Rogers rate plans available for the iPhone.
The iPhone 3G bundles released June 27 are not the only price plans available to customers, they are the high value plans that allow Rogers customers to use the device to its fullest and offer considerable savings over separate voice and data plans that exist in market today.
That said, Rogers customers have more choices available to them and can use their existing voice and smartphone data plans if they wish. For example, they can select from the new data pricing (ranging from $30 for 300MB to $100 for 6GB or $50 Flex Rate plan) and add a voice plan, or they can choose a combined voice and data plan to best suit their individual needs.
Customers are not required to take the value packs, and can order most other features a la carte, such as $7 for Caller ID.
Existing customers can keep their existing voice service plan and pick a separate data plan (not in the iPhone 3G bundle) to meet their needs. They will need to check their upgrade eligibility, but any customer with a monthly service fee that is over $30 can upgrade to an iPhone 3G at $199 (for the 8GB model). Other options outside the iPhone bundle may be available depending on the customer’s individual information.
If you have any questions, please let me know and I will do my best to help you.
Is it just me, or is Rogers caving to the pressure exacted on them by Ruined iPhone.com?! Either Rogers is taking an about-face about this, or they are extremely horrible at marketing.
The best part about this letter is that you can use your current voice plan, and upgrade to an iPhone. This is very very very good for me. I’m alright with the plan I have now, and if I could get a cheap data plan, or none at all, I’d be happy with that. I can always just use my iPhone on wifi. Let’s look at how this turns out, since this is obviously just the beginning.
Please, comment this post. How do you see that?