updated 02:45 pm EDT, Thu May 21, 2009
Rogers 6GB Promo Rumor
Canadian carrier Rogers may bring back its 6GB for $30 promo in a bid to keep subscribers interested in the iPhone and other devices, an apparent source within the company says. Although details of when it would show aren't mentioned, it's assumed by BGR that the promo would take effect for a few months this summer and would help drive sales not only of Apple's third-generation devices but also its Android phone launches within the next few weeks. The provider would otherwise give just 1GB for the same price and at best offers 5GB for $80 per month.
The 6GB special plan was offered as a last-minute concession after complaints from potential customers that the carrier's iPhone plans were far more restrictive than AT&T's. Although at times less expensive, its plans have commonly offered fewer minutes for the same money and no unlimited data options. Rogers has maintained that its bandwidth caps are high enough that many customers are unlikely to reach the limit on an iPhone within a given month.
Accompanying the plan rumors is word of pricing for the Android devices that shows both the HTC Dream (T-Mobile's G1) and HTC Magic (the eventual G2) selling for $550 out of contract. Expectations have subsidies bringing both prices down to $150 on a three-year plan, or significantly less than the iPhones that will likely serve as its competition.