updated 09:00 pm EDT, Mon June 30, 2008
In response to exorbitant pricing for the iPhone 3G data and voice plans suggested by Canadian wireless provider Rogers Communications, RuinediPhone.com (site down as of 9PM EST) has commenced operations with changing the telco's less-than-ethical pricing practices. Since launching at the end of last week, RuinediPhone.com has so far obtained just over 22,000 commented signatures asking Rogers to impose fair plans and pricing in line with what is seen with the US and other international countries.
The site contains information links to various Canadian government resources for users to browse regarding consumer rights, and information about bill C-551 regarding the regulation of wireless cell providers.
In related news, Rogers sent out a notice informing customers that they are not limited to the pre-constructed iPhone data packages, and that users can sign up for a separate smartphone data plan. Rogers reminds users of its range, offering 300MB for $30 CAD, to $100 CAD for 6GB of transfer, as well as the $50 CAD Flex Rate plan. The company also points out that users can also select a-la-carte from its feature sets, such as Caller ID ($7 CAD)