Rogers Comes out with REASONABLE Data Plans!

By Kevin Michaluk on 21 Jan 2008 10:11 am EST
Rogers Wireless
Rogers Flex Data Plan

Get excited, but not TOO excited. Endgadget Mobile dropped word yesterday that Rogers is introducing a new Flex Rate Data Plan for PC Cards which ups Rogers' ante in the data game. At Tier 4 we're talking $100/mo. for 5GB of data (and only $0.03 per additional MB). The best part is you can start with Tier 1 (1GB for $65) and if you accidentally go over the limit you automatically get bumped to Tier 2!

I said don't get TOO excited - keep in mind this news is for PC Cards, not BlackBerrys, but hopefully is a sign of good things to come for BlackBerry Users. It kind of makes me really mad - obviously Rogers can still make money with data use at these new rates - but they're still taking us berry users for $60/mo. for 25 megs or $100/mo. for 200 megs (and it's currently not tiered so going over is COSTLY at a ridiculous rate right now - like $7/meg. Accidentally use 40 megs when you're on the 25 meg plan and you'll pay another $100+ bucks in overcharges!).

By REASONABLE I mean reasonable for Canadians. Keep in mind you can find $30 unlimited data BlackBerry plans in the United States. I guess Canadian GSM monopolies can get away with pretty much whatever they want.

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Rogers Comes out with REASONABLE Data Plans!


Those prices don't seem reasonable. I feel for techie Canadians, I really do. :/

Unlimited Laptop Connect w/ ATT - $60
Unlimited BB w/ATT = $30
*and I think that should be lowered! lol

Man I pay $40 for unlimited data and 1500 sms/mms and I still think that is way too much I would cry if I had to pay so much for my data

At telus we still have the $15 unlimited email, web browsing and instant messaging data package. But it got better :P You can have it on ANY PDA or Blackberry :D

Also for PC cards we offer 100$ UNLIMITED+NO ROAMING in the US.

bell has a 75$ unltd data plan for pc cards, and as far as i know, runs a heck of alot faster in EVDO than EDGE

Kevin, don't give Rogers any credit. While this is a step in the right direction, this is far from reasonable. Like wolff46 said, Bell has unlimited pc cards on a faster service. Anything less is a bit insulting. They can do better.

Those prices seem to be extremely high and very unreasonable. No way would I use their service. Even if it was the only service available. I'd use a standard phone with no options until one of the CEOs at Rogers pulled his head out of his azz and though like a reasonable human being. =P