updated 02:20 pm EDT, Thu July 29, 2010
Rogers details iPhone 4 upgrade plans
Rogers in a last-minute update detailed its upgrade plans for the iPhone 4 and offered a data sharing plan for the iPad. The upgrade discounts are larger than before. Anyone who bought an iPhone between January 2009 and June 7 this year can buy a 16GB iPhone for $399 or a 32GB model for $499. Anyone who bought an iPhone 3G in 2008 and then upgraded to an iPhone 3GS between June 19 and September 15 of last year will pay much less, paying $159 or $269 respectively.
Likewise, those who only bought an iPhone 3G in 2008 and hasn't upgraded until now will also qualify for the $159 and $269 prices. Customers new to Rogers get the same discount. Fido customers get discounts of between $250 and $490 if they started a new agreement before June 7, and can count their FidoDollars toward the upgrade.
For all smartphones regardless of OS, the Canadian carrier is reviving its promotional smartphone data plan and, until September 30, will let subscribers get 6GB of data per month for $30.
Rogers hopes to preempt Bell's new iPad plan by offering an iPad data sharing plan of its own. Anyone with a 6GB plan can pay an extra $20 per month to share the data with an existing iPhone. The deal is twice as expensive as Bell's $10 leaked plan.
Rounding out the updates, Rogers is starting up a new form of Family Share plan that adds additional voice and data lines for an extra $25 per person, up to as many as five people.