Well… The petitions may have worked, but not in the customer’s favor. According to AppleInsider, Apple has pulled the iPhone 3G from their retail stores in Canada in response to customer’s outrage with how, shall we say, crappy the data plans are on Rogers Wireless.
According to a private conference call Monday evening, Rogers and Fido will have to make a plan for iPhone customers with a minimum of 150 minutes, 75 text messages, and 400MB of data, all for $60/month on a 3-year contract. Compared to the AT&T plans in the US (450 minutes, no texting, unlimited data), that is very unfair, but it’s typically how things go in Canada.
Only Roger and affiliates will be able to sell them, yet Apple will have demo units if you decide you want to play with them. Where this will lead it’s not for sure, but you have to love this quote from Apple:
“We have nothing to do with the service plans. Those are Rogers’ plans.”